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Vapourware LOL ELECTRONIC ARTS: The EA Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Dexter, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. J1M Arcane

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    I don't care about youtuber drama, but the only way to prove he isn't blacklisted is to pay him for the next game they release...
     
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  2. DemonKing Arcane

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    With Apex Legends it took me two games before I deleted it - first game I did nothing for minutes after landing but run around collecting stuff until finally making contact with the enemy and dying immediately. Second game one of my own teamies started abusing me over the mike the moment the game started and then upon landing I promptly died immediately.

    I have no idea why tis genre is popular.
     
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  3. J1M Arcane

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    It taps into the part of the brain that responds well to gambling, people don't feel pressure to win, the scrounge and collect mechanics scratch the same itch as single-player, but most of all you can start a new match right away instead of being forced to spectate as a form of punishment for failure.
     
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  4. sullynathan Magister

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    You succ so bad you deleted the game after dying, fitting.

    BR is unorthodox compared to standard TDM. Do or die against 60 - 100 people, instead of constant respawn against 10 - 20. There is no going back
     
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  5. DemonKing Arcane

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    The time investment doesn't seem worth the reward to me. I used to play a bit of CS, Sof2 and MOH:AA Objective modes where you only had a single life and loved those as you had a roughly 50/50 chance of winning, but in BR it seems you can spend ages doing nothing and miles from any action and the chances of winning are pretty miniscule.
     
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  6. Dexter Arcane

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    I just realized that aside from trying a Beta I haven't played a single EA game since Dead Space 3 in 2013 (and before that Mirror's Edge in 2012 and Battlefield 3, Alice: Madness Returns, Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm in 2011) and a single BioWare game since Dragon Age 2/Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2011: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Electronic_Arts_games

    And I also realized that they really haven't even released a game that would particularly tempt me to since around the same time. Especially thankful for them fucking over the Battlefield series and cancelling Dead Space, since they were some of the last things I was interested in.
     
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  7. Spectacle Arcane

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    The low chance of winning is probably part of why these games are so appealing to the casual gamer. When you have no realistic expectation to win then you don't feel bad about losing all the time.
     
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  8. sullynathan Magister

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    it's the other way around. Low chance of winning means success is even sweeter
     
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  9. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    No, my general understanding of casual psychology and game design for them says that Spectacle is right.

    Basically casuals never want to feel like its their fault they lost. The more the casuals can be insulated from feeling responsible for their failures, the less they feel bad about failing (which, seeing as they are the lower-skill players, is destined to happen quite often).

    If you look across the genres the games that are purely 1v1 are all super non-casual friendly, while more players makes it more casual friendly since a win is a win and a loss still means you can blame your team while feeling good about yourself. See e.g. MOBAs who literally have an intra-team rage fight every match over whose "fault" it was for losing, because to the casuals being able to shift blame to others is the key to feeling good about yourself. No one playing 1v1 Starcraft or Street Fighter has anyone to blame but themselves when they lose (which does genuinely feel bad).

    Despite the fact that all of these genres nowadays tend to have very strict auto-matching systems literally designed to ensure you win roughly 50% of the time (unless you are the top 1% of players or bottom 1% of players), losing 50% of the time in a 5v5 game feels far less bad than losing 50% of the time in a 1v1 game.

    BRs are just the logical extension. No one is supposed to win, so no one feels bad about losing. On top of that since everything is randomized everyone gets to blame bad luck at finding good weapons and so on as the reason for loss.
     
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  10. Dexter Arcane

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  11. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    I wish I could read twatter. I'm not sure what I'm reading.

    Is that really EA making a sarcastic reply? Did they apologize for it already or when is it happening?
     
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  12. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Did they had enough of progressivism and decided to make a change?!
     
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  13. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I don't think EA's problem was ever about sjwankery. It is just that they are shit developers and wreck games from pure incompetence. Bungling nincompoops, in other words.
     
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  14. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    They had for a CIO a swedish cuck! Also their last few game failed because of the sjw shit. Still i do agree they are shit and have shit games. But nothing that couldn't be fixed by having a nice neo-nazi at the helm.
     
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  15. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Last one I heard was the microtransactions debacle in some dumb FPS, so I was basing off that and what the fuckers did to Ultima.
     
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  16. Gerrard Arcane

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    https://www.ea.com/news/an-update-on-our-organization

    :discohitler: :balance:
     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Will there be any outrage this time?
     
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  18. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Depends on whether it's the diversity squad that gets the axe.
     
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  19. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    probably
     
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  20. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Hahaha did they decide to kick off all those SJW retards or is this Biowaste?
     
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  21. Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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    Is it true Anthem is a BASED game that destroys plebstations and make console kiddies cry?
     
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  22. Gerrard Arcane

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    It's more like PS4 is a shit system that can break if you don't shut it down properly.
    But it does overheat them I guess if you never clean the dust.
     
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  23. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Whatever they lose on Anthem they'll probably make up with Apex Legends, so I'd guess this is yet more trimming in the "not an online service" departments.
     
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