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Perhaps he's raging because it's a really hard job to defend a company that's sent its team-based franchise down the river so that it could make a Call of Duty clone, ripping off fans who pre-ordered expecting squadplay, only to find out that there effectively is none.
 
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Originally Posted by CattleCorn View Post
Perhaps he's raging because it's a really hard job to defend a company that's sent its team-based franchise down the river so that it could make a Call of Duty clone, ripping off fans who pre-ordered expecting squadplay, only to find out that there effectively is none.
I don't know what's worse about this post; the assumptions, or the ignorance.
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post #33 of 272
Wow, sounds like he is the one whining "people dont realize how much work we are putting into this game"

So what, you are most likely going to be making a ton of money off of the game

OH and I played the beta for a whole 10 minutes, and it seriously felt like COD to me. I am rethinking reordering it from newegg, even though I got $12 off.
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post #34 of 272
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+1

Beta is NOT a privilege for us, they get to test their game out across all type of systems and get feedback to optimize their game so that on release date they don't give us a crappy bug-full game.

If we don't participate in beta its their loss not ours, so it does not make it a privilege at all.

+1 to you too sir!

Exactly. If people didn't participate in the Beta, it would be the developer's loss. He doesn't even consider that Betas, by definition, may cause instabilities and crashes. You even have to install a Beta / Preview graphics driver to get the best out of the game, so their only public attitude should be to be thankful for people to go through the trouble of testing a Beta in a potentially unstable environment.

Not to mention that, like others rightfully said, the open beta has a huge marketing potential. So, privilige ? Not at all. It's in itself a business, only in this case you don't have money going over the counter. You and many others provide their systems as test platforms and free feedback. The guys that never played the Beta and are going to the store to buy the final product will all benefit from it - from the developers work and the Beta testers work - just because playing games is fun, doesn't mean it's not work in some circumstances too- game developers know that very well.

As a person, it's understandable to get mad at other people for not understanding how much work you and your colleagues put into a project, but as a professional he should keep his anger to himself or just talk to a friend or someone qualified about it.
Edited by tpi2007 - 10/2/11 at 3:00pm
 
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I really don't see the problem here. I think Metro is a fun map. Yes, there are no vehicles, but that's why you buy the ACTUAL GAME.

Complaining about what is essentially a free sample of a product is beyond ridiculous, IMO.
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post #36 of 272
Lol at the people thinking that they actually care about the community and that this beta was to fix bugs. Everyone and their grandmom knows this was just a marketing tool to increase sales. I see many people on the feedback forums saying keep squad management like BC2 with many and many pages agreeing. But guess what we get? Squad management in a browser. Seriously?

I'm still buying the game no matter what because I know it will be better but to throw the word beta around makes me chuckle.
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all these people that continuously say "theres a month to go guys, dont worry guys DICE will fix it guys, it wont be like this guys" are starting to annoy me, they have at MAX, a few weeks to make amendments to the game, what you see now is like the Windows 7 Beta's, a few hotfixes were applied but it was pretty much the finished product.

Lets face it, dont like the game now? Dont buy it, unless a massive event occurs or they delay launch, its going to be the same game as the Beta!

Love it now? buy the game.
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post #38 of 272
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I really don't see the problem here. I think Metro is a fun map. Yes, there are no vehicles, but that's why you buy the ACTUAL GAME.

Complaining about what is essentially a free sample of a product is beyond ridiculous, IMO.
Its a beta, so basically they are having players do their work for them. So instead of sitting around playing the game looking for glitches or paying other people to do so, they get us gamers to do it for free.

So IMO we can complain all we want
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I agree, some people need to lay off the harsh criticism and realize the fact that this is a BETA and not everything is done. I was a member of the alpha group and posted my findings for them to use as they saw fit. I also pre-ordered the game many months ago, and am happy I did.

BUT.....his comment of "this is a privledge and not a right" hit me the wrong way. At the end of the day they are trying to sell me a $60 game. It is EA/DICE's privledge that I installed it on my computer and gave them the chance to show me what they've got. It is their privledge that I payed them $60 to pre-order their product, sight unseen.

Mr. Matros came off as a bit ungrateful that the gaming public that he seems so frustrated with are the ones that ultimately are paying his salary.
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EA and DICE will never do an open beta again after this. The constructive criticism has been so minimal compared to the shrill of people complaining about how the beta was not a perfect final product. As members of the PC gaming community. who have long boasted about our superiority over console gamers, should be ashamed of ourselves. Personally I'm embarrassed, as a PC gamer, about the pc community's childish attitude and unjustified sense of and entitlement in regard to the reception of the beta. I don't think it's perfect, its far, far from it, however it is an opportunity to see what the game will be like and i'm thankful for it.
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