Monday, September 26, 2011 | 6
The vocal minority are at it again.A huge problem with MMORPGs today is that game publishers aren't willing to stick to their guns on even basic issues. Regardless of how you feel about a class system in MMORPGs doesn't matter. The fact is that the math behind balancing classes is simple.
And then on the seventh day, God created Carebears...The problem with most games isn't that certain classes aren't balanced. The real issue is that you can't balance for IQ. You beat me because you're better than me, but my puny mind can't take it. Time to complain! Rinse, repeat, and reroll...
Greedy people are so afraid of losing money that they assume the vocal minority is more substantial than logic would suggest. The obvious solution is to water down the rigorously researched balance mechanics of the game. I'd hate to see the look on the original developer's faces when these reactionary changes are made.
Even Warcraft was deep enough to enjoy once...Maybe that is an exaggeration, but the nurf-bat definitely made WoW salvageable if it wasn't bad to begin with. People got too creative with loose mechanics and created interesting advantages for themselves, then Blizzard took them away because the largely stupid player-base didn't want to have to use their brain.
Everyone has compromised their principals for idiots...If you can think of any game that hasn't been bastardized by people who likely wouldn't have been long term subscribers anyways, leave them in a comment below.
Yeah, this was a weak topic. Maybe I'll think up something better tomorrow.