Joke is on you mate. Its not about what “you” want but what “others” allow you to do
As for the name calling and using of absolutes. Its mostly born because people wrongly “pick a side” and start to defend it like their own blood making things about objective topics personal. From long years of learning how to argue I know its really easy to become frustrated if you fail to express yourself properly and people keep misunderstanding you. Then follows the hissy fit and the disregard because you feel you are wasting your time.
And in act some people WANT to invoke that feeling in you in order to watch you flip. Called trolls (or kids), the world surely has become a more complex place all around. Now back to the topic.
My disappointment in BL3 is born out of my love for this franchise. Borderlands 3 isnt “bad” but it does some things worse then the previous titles and by trying out so many new things at the same time they managed to actually LOSE the feeling that I had from playing BL2.
I still play it mainly because I paid full prize for it and just tossing it in the corner about “minor” things feels like a waste of my money. But I already notice that waiting on my wife in order to play together (cuz we agreed to not play on our own) isnt that much of a hassle anymore. I can easily find other things to do and am not “giddy” with excitement anymore when I think about BL3.
That alone is a big one already. And it makes me think “whats different this time around?”
And suddenly you realize whats good and whats bad. Its a personal opinion because the things I dont like are not much of a problem for others and vice versa. The thing is…I am actually thinking about the game and I opt to voice my opinion and I am confronted with things like
“you are wrong” (no reason given)
“what is wrong with you?”
and make-up facts that nobody can verify
for what? To make me “shut up” mostly I guess. Because its coming from other players, not a Gearbox mod or representative who actually “could” provide some facts and insight. No this is simply the clashing of different opinions and its really sad to see that so many people never learned to participate in a discussion or argument “properly”. Instead it too often derails into schoolyard bullying and ridicule. And such behavior INVITES retaliation hence the current state of (many) forums today.
Sadly I am past “looking forward” to BL3s development. That feeling is mostly replaced by “hope” for Gearbox to improve things. I trusted in gearbox to absolutely knock one out of the ballpark with BL3. That trust was shattered already. Trust gonna be earned so I will remain on my seat and wait to see what they can come up with. Maybe it ll be great, maybe it wont be…there are no guarantees.
I also have been on the lower side of issues with BL3. I had stutters and frame drops and only recently was able to play on medium settings (very low was a must before) but I havent run into corrupt save files or empty inventory/bank space losing progress because I know that would ve triggered actual frustration and me dropping the game. So whoever HAS these issues should be forgiven for being angry about it. After all they paid the same full prize as everybody.
Yes, I m sure there are “reasons” for this but as a consumer I simply state…“I dont care”. I the company doesnt manage to offer an optimized experience they will receive flak for it…and rightly so. Lazy delivery has consequences, especially in the US but germany aint that different.
Of course you have to differentiate between “venting” or “angry rants” and then of course negative “constructive criticism” but its usually no problem simply based on the post provided.
Thats the first thing you learn when you try to get into discussions. It takes “effort” and make no mistake…there is hardly any more taxing profession then teacher ^^