Fact: Game companies and developers can lie to the players. I’ve heard firsthand developers talk about how they lied to their players about certain mechanics to preserve game balance and there’s numerous documented instances of devs lying to the players. Now that we’ve reestablished this fact of life, we can move on.
Not all developers lie to their players and I’m inclined to believe that it’s the minority of them but recently, my bullshit meter as Grimmtooth calls it, is flashing alarm red. It all started so innocently too. I was wondering how a particular system was working, found the company official explanation for it and my reaction was : “Uh??? You guys are sure?! Because that’s not what I’m seeing here. But hey, maybe it’s just me being unlucky”.
Then I started seeing others who had the same reaction as me, then close RL friends who all had the same experiences and at some point, you start telling yourself that maybe, just maybe, the devs are not being completely honest with you. I’ve started to do some research and found some well backed research by other players who are suspecting the same thing as me.
There’s a saying that say there’s no smoke without fire and in this case, the smoke is a big black billowing column which can be seen for miles around.
I know I’m being mysterious and all but at this point I’m still doing research because I want to try to find some concrete evidence of my theories. There’s a ton of circumstantial evidence but I’d like to find some proof to really tie everything together. What I want to say is I don’t want to make this big post about how it’s all a big sham and find out I was wrong about a game that ultimately, I still like a lot despite this one thing I’m convinced they are lying about. So until I’m certain, I’ll keep on digging.
But I’m a bit curious to know if any of you have had this kind of reasoning before and how you handled it. Or how did you go about finding that elusive nail in the coffin piece of evidence.