Coming back to this in the morning and seeing a lot of “Heather, leave this this to us hardcore gamers if you can’t beat it.” or whatever and I just gotta... like... remind folks who I am and what I do for a living:
We can talk about difficult as an aesthetic choice all we want and I’m down for that discussion (failure and death are big things for FromSoft games) but easy is relative and I place my trust in designers to build these modes such that the particularities they want to stress still exist.. If combat cadence is a design…
Add an easy mode and he won’t have to settle for watching someone else have fun, friendo. And the good news is that you don’t lose anything in the process either.
That *is* harsh though because you’re all but asking players with disabilities to go elsewhere. In this example, an easy mode or even a series of toggles that allow players to customize game experiences is about allowing them to participate in that experience. It’s inclusive, and not in the dime-store way that word is…
And those games were 100% finished! What we get today is beta test”we’ll patch it later” garbage.
Grow the fuck up, kid. Get a life.
And yeah, suck it up, gamers are mean, get over it.
As VGIRoller said, maybe think about those of us who grew up in the 80s/90s, when what we bought was what we got, and things like patches were unheard of.
The situation is better for gamers now than it ever has been, but development still takes time, identification and correction of bugs is not as simple as, “find…
“giving feedback" and being abusive about it are 2 completely different things.
Imagine thinking your death threats over not liking a game are justified.
Maybe you should pull your head out of your ass long enough to know it isn’t the people doing the coding and communicating on the forums that are making the decisions that people like you are bitching about.
Also paying $60 for something does not grant you the right to insult, threaten, offend or scream at the people who made it. Its possible to criticize products without sending death threats or making someone else cry. Not directed at you, but at the other dude.
You mean you want gamers who pay $60 of their hard-earned cash for a broken AAA title to be nice and friendly with the fucks who ripped them off?
Oh wow, you really converted me.
No fucking shit. Gamers can be some of the most entitled assholes ever. Why the hell would someone want to engage with spoiled shits who armchair game develop, as if content and features are as easy to make as a meme template.
At this point, it'd just give them more information to dox her with, and it's really not her responsibility to prove her gender to them and it's something that really doesn't matter in the end.
Ellie played Overwatch on stream and even brought on one player she was suspected of being, a top-500 player named Punisher, to prove that they were different people.
So the usual “woman can’t be that good, must be a guy” or transphobic shite.
Some speculated that she was a longtime player who’d switched over to a smurf account in order to maintain privacy, an idea that dovetailed with her apparent decision to not give out her legal name.
Can’t wait to see the usual high-profile suspects in esports bend over backwards to tell us there’s no problem with how the industry treats women talent.