The key to a good relationship is to tell the other person that they suck every day perpetually until they get better. Works every time, 100% of the time.
Wait, that’s not right…
Was it the key to a healthy work environment is to have the customer tell you that you suck every day perpetually no matter what? No, that can’t be right either.
What are we doing here, folks? Are we being constructive? Or are we telling Ludia they suck every day until they get better? Someone made a comment once on this forum that I absolutely love – “With some of you, I wonder if this is the first game you’ve ever played.”
You absolutely have every right to your own opinion. You also have 100% control over whether that opinion is heard or not based on how you voice that opinion. Just because you believe someone is a complete waste of human existence doesn’t mean telling them that is going to fix them. I mean, put the shoe on the other foot for a second.
For MONTHS people have posted complaints about Stegodeus. Those of us with Stegodeus remain silent on the subject.
The text for Superiority Strike changes (not even the move itself), and the 50 people on the forum complaining about Stegodeus remain silent while 100 other people start demanding to know why Ludia is breaking the whole game.
We want them to focus on bug fixes, not new content.
We want them to focus on new content, not bug fixes.
We want more balanced battles with less RNG, but we want this accomplished without nerfing or buffing a single dinosaur.
We want NEW moves, not changes to existing moves, but make sure the new moves are perfectly balanced and don’t mess with any of the existing dominant dinosaurs.
Oh, and when you bring out dinos that are too underpowered, we’ll all complain that you’re “Shoving flyers down our throat” – but the moment you buff them to actual usable levels, we’ll tell you that you’re just “moneygrabbing and changing the economy to ruin the coins I’ve spent.”
The absolute dichotomy of wants that some people on this forum hold is astounding. I’m not sure how you hold all those totally opposing views in your head without exploding.
It’s sort of like watching someone build a fence around your house, and you complain that it’s too low and your dog might escape, but you want to be able to see over the top at every point… only your dog can jump 6 feet in the air. What the builder is hearing is “Why can’t you just make this fence perfect for me” and if they did, a thousand other people would demand to know why it was changed at all.
I mean, the wherewithal it takes someone to come to a forum every day and threaten to quit this game for another game or demand to know why every single thing that popped into their head that day hasn’t been fixed yesterday… it’s astounding.
And my frustration is this - What in the hell do you want this forum to be? A place to piss and moan about RNG? Because for me, when I go to forums, I usually get the following advantages -
- Intelligent people who know more about the topic than me.
- First-hand information on topics as they occur (happening now from admins to some degree)
- Constructive views on pros and cons (see: pros again)
- Community. That’s a weird word for us here.
- Support. Another weird word for us here. As in, not tearing down Ludia and then tearing down anyone who thinks they’ve done a single thing right ever because they’re monsters.
- Entertainment. Every forum has a little bit of funny posts, memes, etc.
Right now, on the front page, we have 80% complaints, 1% news, and just about no one discussing anything without a healthy helping of rage (myself included), and exactly 0% community – unless that community is who can come up with the best one-liner to show Ludia they suck.
People, let’s try a hair harder, eh? And maybe focus once in a while on what IS working? Because when we don’t, what we get is changes to stuff that is working because people keep complaining and we end up with the good stuff getting messed up to fix the bad stuff.
I love this game. I don’t say it enough. There’s stuff that needs fixing. There’s stuff that will get fixed. New content would be great. Better balancing in the arena (including nerfing things I’ve invested coins in and buffing things I haven’t) is needed to keep the game fresh, and I appreciate it. And if I were working at Ludia, I’d stay the hell away from this forum because looking at the forum alone, I’d be hard pressed to find a reason to continue working on anything at all.
Rant over. Thanks for reading.