His Excellency Aethien wrote:
It's almost like MMO's are a religion and yours being right means everyone else's has to be wrong.
I've not ever seen teacake say anything about any other game.
I don't think he was accusing me, just agreeing with me about how crazy some peeps get. Aeth knows I could totally take him in a duel.
I think the thing about defending your game to protect the population is a great point. And that people should relax - there are plenty of nerds to go around! We can have all the nice things!
FWIW I haven't seen a quest bug since that first big patch, even playing through content that bugged out on me every time during beta/the first couple days of access. But I'm not sure it matters - a bad first impression is a really tough thing to recover from and if the word on the street is "buggy, wasn't ready, fail" that's not good for them no matter how quickly they correct course. OTOH I think they can milk a lot of good will out of the Elder Scrolls name (and have been). Also curious to see if the console release is anything more than a blip.
They need to make double-dog-sure they've worked out the kinks and then have a couple of free weekends. With candy and ponies and free haircuts for everyone!
I like being dumped into the main city first
I have not fallen through the ground once. I have not experienced any lag. I have not lost any items.
Agree on both points. Another thing I like about going to the city first apart from the convenience is that it gives you a better sense of the culture and aesthetics of your chosen faction. The starter islands don't really reflect what their actual zones, architecture, etc. are like. I think you feel connected to your alliance more quickly this way, which some people could not give a fig about, but others like.
And although I don't want to be one of those people I was mocking for their starry-eyed praise, it's really true that the server stability continues to be unbelievable for a launch. The only unstable thing about it is their PR - they have a tendency to go down for maintenance without warning. But when it's up, it's smooth as... a smooth thing. I haven't got a simile at the moment. Edited, Apr 7th 2014 2:53pm by teacake