I don’t know if you noticed but this blog has been pretty quiet when it comes to talking about other bloggers, gaming news sources or why game X is better than Y. In fact, while I won’t hesitate to points perceived flaws in whatever game I’m playing I try my best not to turn things into a debate about why it’s bad here and how that other game does it better. For those still not sure what I’m talking about, I don’t go around telling everyone why WoW sucks and why you should play another game, usually my game and I don’t tell you the reverse either.
I believe that my readers are smart enough to agree or not with what I’m saying and don’t need me to tell how they should think.
That’s me, but holy shit am I tired of reading everyone else telling me what I need to think, love or hate. Every time a new game comes out there’s two dozens blogs out there telling me I should hate it and another two dozens telling me I must love it.
You want to convince me that something is good or bad? Then post about what you think is good or bad about the game, simple as that. Don’t go telling me that your game (Rift) is better than mine (WoW) or better don’t tell me I suck at playing MMOs because my tastes are different from yours!
Because in the end this is what this is all truly about. People trying to enforce their beliefs on others. Because someone has been playing a game for X time, or because they hold some kind of position, they believe this entitle them to come and tell me what I should like or not like. Sorry game designers, there’s bad games too out there and ex-game designers a plenty wich only proves that some of you still don’t know what they hell you are talking about even if you work in said industry.
Sorry I can’t bear the religious zealotry anymore. Back in the middle ages they would have been the inquisitors going from house to house to convert the ignorant masses or force them to convert with sword and fire. So unless one of these self-appointed apostle of “The One and True MMO” can show me concrete proof that the Almighty himself showed them the truth, they have no more right to come into my house to force their beliefs on me than I have to force mine on them.
Here’s the deal. You want to convince me that your game is better than mine (wich may be true), then write about your games strength and let me decide for myself if I agree with you or not. You want to rant about how bad a game is? Sure thing! Tell me what you think is bad and why but don’t go telling me that I suck if I don’t agree with you.
Opinions are not truth and a lot of people seems to forget that.