- Apr 22, 2010
BooTsPs3 said:Verlander said:I'd love to meet this peaceful magical gaming community of which you speak, but if these (and any other forums) are to be believed, there is no social entity of all encompassing ideals for "gamers".BooTsPs3 said:No, i'm pretty sure a lot of it comes from the fact that such an awesome concept was funded by the gaming community and was going to be made for that community. It's very common to see gamers complain about ios games and facebook games. A lot of them loath them, with their adds and wait to play mechanics. Facebook is not known to offer good gaming experiences, and zuckerberg made it clear that he wouldn't simply be leaving the project to do its own thing.
Gamers hate the idea of forced social networking, in-game ads and the like. If facebook's past is an indicator, this isn't unlikely to happen.
People aren't buying products on kickstarter. They're funding projects. They're donating their own money for the future of a concept they like. This system was exploited by the OR, and people are rightfully pissed off. Call people greedy and money grubbing all you want, but that's not really based on anything other than your pessimism. Plenty of kickstarters have made a ton of money and the backers didn't suddenly get pissed off. This is no different. It's not the money exactly, it's the concept of selling out. In a world where AAA gaming is becoming a joke run by corporations doing little but homogenising products, successful indies are revered in the gaming community. Aside from valve, pretty much every one of the larger companies out there are not likely to choose the route which benefits consumers, but the one that exploits them.
If anyone thinks that Facebook is planning VR " Candy Crush", they're moronic. For a start, Facebook is a platform, and do not create this content themselves. Similarly, Oculus is foremost a hardware project, so the content will always have been varied. Facebook is a brand now, like Google. I wonder if people would have flipped if Google bought it out? They're a search engine that makes it's money from ads - hardly much more noble than Facebook.
If this reaction is simply passion for the project, as you say, people should chin up. The facts haven't changed - Oculus wouldn't exist without them. Everything happened as promised. If you're passionate about something, you should be happy when it gets picked up by a major company and be distributed. However death threats aren't the actions of the passionate, they're the actions of the butthurt