Originally Posted by Tunechi
Why are people always so harsh on people for this? It's not different than when people drop ridiculous amounts of money on paintings or beefing up their cars. Obviously they don't need it, but it's their passion/hobby making it worth it to them. Though I would never drop anywhere near that amount of money on a not released game considering good chance it won't be the best weapon obtainable, making it only for show.
Paintings garner respect from other people - they're collectible, and they represent somebody's artistic input. I would say that somebody puts emotion, effort, and thought into a painting. Most importantly, they're timeless, whereas this game is going to be outdated in ten years, and the sword will mean next to nothing. Cars are, at the very least, a variation of something practical or useful. Not to mention, having a neat car is also respectable to most other (normal) people - it's a hobby that people can understand and get behind. Spending $16,000 on an item that isn't even corporeal...That isn't even worthwhile to most gamers. I can't say that I consider it very wise.
Originally Posted by Thingamajig
The guy is likely in league with the publisher/developers in some way. Probably agreed to splash out a stupid sum of cash (his or not, who knows) as a publicity stunt to get the game attention before release, ya'know, for hype.
Considering the kind of stunts some of these devs have pulled
, this is hardly an unreasonable thought.
This is a more realistic take on it anyway. I Don't believe someone with wealth like that would spend most their time gaming. I know wealthy people (Sadly i'm not one) and i know that they certainly wouldn't - there's PLENTY of other more fun and expensive things to do.
It's all about the money people.
And if this is true, calling them stupid isn't very smart, cos they're getting exactly what they wanted out of you.
I hope that this is the case - that it's just one big publicity stunt.
Originally Posted by CDub07
Why do people buy $250K cars that can go 200 mph and most roads are only legal at a 1/4 of that. Different strokes for different folks.
Because every young boy is taught to idolize that red italian supercar, or maybe that 500horsepower musclecar that can break the speed limit in four seconds. However, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of societal admiration for people who play video games.
Now, I often wonder how people can stand to spend thousands on an SB-E/quad SLI GTX 580 system for ten extra frames per second or a few thousand extra pixels, when there are far more... practical
applications for such money. I contain my criticism because I understand that this is a tech forum, and people can do as they please with their money.
But this is just a stupid way to spend money that could've helped somebody.