View Full Version : Why can't people just be happywith DoW?
8th Oct 04, 9:53 AM
For months everyone was going CRAZY about this game. What's it gonna be like, when is it coming out, what units are/aren't gonna be in it. People seemed really excited, thrilled that 40k RTS was coming to the PC. Things reached a fever level in the days immediately prior to its release. But RIGHT OFF THE BAT people started complaining here about rushes, inequalities, and everyone seemingly had an opinion about what just HAD to be done to balance the game.
Now, I realize that there are many more people out there who play Dawn of War than post on this board - this rant is not aimed at you - but for those of you that do and post 50 times a day....does ANYTHING EVER make you happy?
Right from the start, I knew that Dawn of War wasn't the most fun I've ever had at a RTS, but I appreciate it for what it is, have fun with it, and don't complain my ass off over every little problem with the game.
Maybe all you boys out there who read this, glued to your computer monitors, getting fat eaching cheetos, MAYBE you should just enjoy the game for what it is, and be happy for once in your lives instead of BSing over every little thing.
Oh yeah....and every now and then turn off your computers and go outside and exercise. Its a beautiful day.
I think it is the "grass is always greener..." syndrome. There are always ways to improve a product, and the big anticipation of the game only added to that. As did the well known setting.
Also there is a huge difference between saying that the product is bad, and that it isn't perfect. I belive that vast majority of the posters on this boards mean the latter. :)
8th Oct 04, 10:01 AM
Actually I have my own theory... goes like this, people that were REALLY looking forward to it are happy and are to busy to go and complain, and the other people are people who fell to much in love with the hype, or picked it up thinking "oh new warcraft clone".
Just my 2c :)
8th Oct 04, 10:04 AM
Easy, High Expectations of what the game will contain unit, weapon and vehicle wise. Always happens no matter what game. The game is so hyped up and a lot of hard core TT player anticipate so much of their love for the game that when it actually comes out it is sort of a let down. I love it I have been a Hard core TT player since 1988 and this is the only PC game from WH40k that has done it justice. Yeah it needs a little tweaking here and there as far as unit stats from TT to DOW but it depends on if they were trying to make this a straight cross over from TT to the PC?
8th Oct 04, 10:13 AM
I'm happy with it... sure it could use some further tweaking, but it's definately worth the money I spent on it.
8th Oct 04, 10:19 AM
'MAYBE you should just enjoy the game for what it is, and be happy for once in your lives instead of BSing over every little thing.'
It doesn't say anywhere in the rules that this is a fanboys only forum. You have a right to be happy about the game and express it here, but others have an equal right to be unhappy about it and also express it here. Why not take part in a discussion, rather than tell people what they should and shouldn't post? The moderatots can handle that part just fine.
'Oh yeah....and every now and then turn off your computers and go outside and exercise. Its a beautiful day.'
Seriously, what does this have to do with anything? The 'get a life' argument is usually the last resort of those who have nothing constructive to say, but still want to be a little spiteful just for the sake of it.
8th Oct 04, 10:25 AM
I like the game, it has some control issues and some AI issues, but that is mostly it (Besides SC/Plasma).
Saying something needs to be fixed is not "whine whine whine," it is trying to better a product. If everyone was required to say "OMFG THIS GAME ROCKS T3H BIG ONEZ!!1" then no progress would ever be made and the game would never improve. Asking for things to be improved is GOOD. It is the ONLY way the dev's can ever even HOPE to find the bugs that need fixing.
If no one had complained about the SC it would never get fixed, if no one complained about Plasma it would never get fixed. Simply saying GREAT JOB NO PROBLEMS will make the game suck. Go back to FF7 with the rest of your kind.
8th Oct 04, 10:29 AM
I didn't really know anything about it until the demo came out. I have to say, it is probably the most fun I have had with an RTS in an age. It is a slick, beautiful experience in both single and multiplayer mode and despite a few minor bugs I think the game is very well balanced.
Yup, what Neuromancer said. And besides I give kudos to those who take/have the time to detemine that the SC conceal modifiers are stacking and the like because I am having to much fun playing to bother with that stuff. :)
8th Oct 04, 10:54 AM
but there are no pollygons out side :(
8th Oct 04, 10:57 AM
there are loads of happy people in dawn of war, it happens on any game board after release you go to, the people who complain are a lot louder (and tend to make a new thread to bitch in, rather than LOOK FOR AN OLD ONE) than the content audience. or the idiots shout louder than the smart ones, is a certain way of looking at it.
personally i love the game
8th Oct 04, 11:02 AM
I'll say some things need changed here and there. For example Seer Council is overpowered at the moment and obviously needs fixed. However this doesn't mean I am not happy with the game. I just want it to be better. Basically some people criticize because they love and they want it to be the best it can be.
8th Oct 04, 11:09 AM
i got my money's worth. maybe some of these guys have a pirated copy so they don't appreciate it as much *coughs*
8th Oct 04, 11:10 AM
I have absolutely no problem with reading posts by people bringing up their qualms with the game when it comes to exploits/bugs/etc. While I'd prefer to see them regulated to a forum other than the General Discussion, I think they have a positive impact on the game.
What I get sick of seeing is fifty "I want Tau/Necron/Imperial Guard/A Pony," posts cranked out a week.
Or any other "You have grossly misrepresented your customers by having deadlines and limited resources for this game. But fear not, I have typed out an extensive list of suggestions that you ought to include in this game. All of them would be easy to fix and you can probably get a patch cooked up with all these new features by tonight," such posts.
8th Oct 04, 11:12 AM
Did you know the average person spends 75 percent of their day complaining <(^.^)> Got to love psycology.
8th Oct 04, 11:30 AM
Yes, and if they don't complain about the game, they will complain about others complaining about the game... :D
8th Oct 04, 11:36 AM
Anders: Oh nose you caught us red handed. We shall become the very monster we sought to condone by your words. :0
8th Oct 04, 12:33 PM
i got my money's worth.
I didn't, but it's my own fault. I should have done more research instead of just assuming that it would have a reasonable amount of single-player value.
And I bought two copies of it, so I could keep my GF's son off of my computer. (He's the big WH40k gaming buff, I just have a mild interest in the fluff.)
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