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Aggressive TWD comments on TTG blog in entries for entirely different franchises

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Let me just say something first. I love The Walking Dead so far. I think it's the best thing Telltale's done since The Devil's Playhouse, and I'm not complaining about the game itself in any way.

However, it seems like the game is bringing in a lot of people who, what's the nicest way to say this...aren't interested in being part of the community.

You're unhappy with the release schedule? Fine. I admit Telltale needs to communicate stuff like this better myself. But it seems like that's all that's ever discussed anymore. It'd be nice if we could at least keep that stuff contained to a single "release date bitching" thread.

But what really gets me is how the blog posts about the Sam and Max/Monkey Island sales got flooded with comments going "Don't care, where's the next Walking Dead episode?" Maybe it's just because I love Sam and Max and Monkey Island, but that kind of stuff just really rubs me the wrong way.

I mean, let's be fair, everyone's new at first. You don't need to have an in-depth knowledge of Telltale's library to be here (though it helps ;) ). And no, you don't have to care about those games. But keep it to yourself, especially if you're going to use it as an excuse to segue into something completely irrelevant. What would you think if, the next time Telltale did a Walking Dead-related blog post, I went "Don't care, where's Sam and Max Season 4?" Or how about I go into every single thread you make and say "Don't care, go buy my new book?" You'd probably think I was a huge jackass, and you'd be correct. Since apparently apathy needs to be broadcasted, I really don't care that you don't care.

Sorry for the rant, I just needed to get this off my chest.

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  • @Invictus_80 said: RAnthonyMahan, is the Devil's Playground good? I haven't played it yet. What's the plot, or theme about?

    The idea is that during one of their cases, Max randomly gains powers from toys(yes toys), and must figure out why he has such a power and deal with the power after his power. Since Max gets powers from toys, his powers are usually with a general theme of that toy(a toy phone gives you teleportation to any phone number you know, those toy goggles with the pictures on them grants you future-vision, a deck of cards is mind reading etc...)

    @Invictus_80 said: Is it okay to complain about the Corrupted Save Data issues plaguing the PS3game?!! I've already invested easily over 25 hours replaying the game because of it.

    Yes, complaints are perfectly fine. The issue are the people that flat out insult people that disagree with them/start posting in random areas like the Sam and Max blogposts.

  • I rant from time to time but i still enjoy telltales peeps but this dumb outrage of people is the new standerd of gamers this day and age they are spiteful spoiled jackasses look at the bioware me3 ending complainers 90% of them never even played a bioware game till the me and da games came out and all they do is sit on their forums and whine and complain about dlc's and stuff that was put into the games. Im seeing it on every single gaming forum now hell bathesda getting it alot now to with skyrims dlc's its sad i think game devs should teach us all a lesson and just go on strike see how we like not having these awesome games to play. Ungrateful gamers are what we are these days.

  • @Goldrock said: I rant from time to time but i still enjoy telltales peeps but this dumb outrage of people is the new standerd of gamers this day and age they are spiteful spoiled jackasses look at the bioware me3 ending complainers 90% of them never even played a bioware game till the me and da games came out and all they do is sit on their forums and whine and complain about dlc's and stuff that was put into the games. Im seeing it on every single gaming forum now hell bathesda getting it alot now to with skyrims dlc's its sad i think game devs should teach us all a lesson and just go on strike see how we like not having these awesome games to play. Ungrateful gamers are what we are these days.

    To be completely fair, Mass Effect's DLC issue was that of the fact a character that was crucial to a sidestory that has been developing since the first game(that of the lost prothean race), was cut out as DLC and was set aside as launch day DLC to make matters worse(and the ending)

    and Skyrim's issue is that the DLC is terrible, and the last one has literally been a mod for months now.

  • Wow, it sounds like Bioware and Bethesda are sure shitting up their beloved franchises! How'm I doin'?

  • @Vainamoinen said: Those who are happy to wait two months for their 4$-15 minute-comic fix, but not even one for a 5$-2 hour game.

    When TTG promises monthly episodes and people spend $25 up front for them, what do you expect when TTG doesn't deliver? And doesn't communicate?


    Surely 99.99% agree that TTG sucks at actively communicating to the fanbase.

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    @Alex1939 said: When TTG promises monthly episodes and people spend $25 up front for them, what do you expect when TTG doesn't deliver? And doesn't communicate?

    I expect them to make their case calmly to Telltale's support and in the forum, in the correct threads. After they had been informed of a delay that would affect all episodes, I expected them to show a bit of anger, then understanding. Certainly not badly acted surprise and forced going berserk every time they get confirmation of what they have already been told.

    This thread is hardly the right place to discuss this, because the focus is on those people who post inopportune messages on the blog with the explicit and only intent to disrupt and disturb, regardless of the topic of the blog post.

    I insist that these people are not representative of the Walking Dead fanbase.

    @Alex1939 said: Is it okay to complain about the Corrupted Save Data issues plaguing the PS3game?!! I've already invested easily over 25 hours replaying the game because of it.

    Complaining is, was and will always be OK. No need to ask, because you're already sure of it. But there are ways to do it and ways not to do it. The only thing we might need to be in agreement here is that on a blog post concerning Sam & Max, the comment
    I dont give a shit about Sam and Max.Give us Episode 3 for the EU PSN NOW!
    deserves a head nailed to the floor.

  • @Goldrock said: I rant from time to time but i still enjoy telltales peeps but this dumb outrage of people is the new standerd of gamers this day and age they are spiteful spoiled jackasses look at the bioware me3 ending complainers 90% of them never even played a bioware game till the me and da games came out and all they do is sit on their forums and whine and complain about dlc's and stuff that was put into the games. Im seeing it on every single gaming forum now hell bathesda getting it alot now to with skyrims dlc's its sad i think game devs should teach us all a lesson and just go on strike see how we like not having these awesome games to play. Ungrateful gamers are what we are these days.

    Because everyone is a hipster forty y/o that's played every bioware game all the way back to shattered steel bro, nice joke. It's not like playing those games is a pre-requisite to signing up to a forum in the first place.

  • @Goldrock said: I rant from time to time but i still enjoy telltales peeps but this dumb outrage of people is the new standerd of gamers this day and age they are spiteful spoiled jackasses look at the bioware me3 ending complainers 90% of them never even played a bioware game till the me and da games came out and all they do is sit on their forums and whine and complain about dlc's and stuff that was put into the games. Im seeing it on every single gaming forum now hell bathesda getting it alot now to with skyrims dlc's its sad i think game devs should teach us all a lesson and just go on strike see how we like not having these awesome games to play. Ungrateful gamers are what we are these days.

    I am a hardcore Bioware fan since KOTOR and I can say I have plenty of fair reasons why I hated the ME3 ending. Not because it didn't give me an action ending (though there was technically no reason not to seeing how it was in both of the other games), but for all the logic, thematic and continuity errors or violations that unraveled the entire narrative. I will not bore you with that unless you want to ask (I have had this chat with plenty of lovers and haters of the ending who are the type of people you explained and it's exhausting).

    The problem is not with the complaints but how we address them. It is one thing to say "The Walking Dead has bugs! Your game sucks balls!" versus "I noticed that there were some frame rate problems as this scene transitioned to process my choice. Perhaps for the next episode you could..." We have to be respectful and suggest means to improve rather than to tear down. However, we can't ignore problems out of fear of being "ungrateful gamers." The customer has to like the product and if they don't, they have every right to respectfully voice their complaints.

    It is just the nature of the Internet that most people assume they have anonymity to say whatever simple and juvenile remark they can with no consequence. So it is up to us to rise above that and be responsible consumers. There are ungrateful gamers, but that does not give anyone, developer or fan, the right to yell back at them "Shut up and just play the game!" That's being just as ungrateful and childish.

  • There will always be a toxic element of people sullying such a community with unproductive complaints when a game like TWD becomes popular, but Telltale haven't really taken any assertive steps in communicating with the different groups of people waiting on them for information either throughout all this and things seem to have escalated with each release with the hostile comments. People are plainly frustrated and the more irritable voice their complaints in a more confrontational way as time goes on.

    If Telltale really cared about keeping this forum a more happy enviroment they'd try a different approach but that hasn't happened as far as I've seen. Others have saw fit to make excuses for them but as far as I see it, it wouldn't harm them that much to step in more often and address peoples bigger complaints head on and get the word out better to what's going on behind the scenes, especially European Ps3 customer.

    But... no big deal. Things will calm down after Episode 5 and you'll have your community back I should imagine, for what it's worth.

  • They need to do moderator applications for the blog and the forum to weed out the trolls

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