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Posted: Jul 8th 2008 12:48PM (Unverified) said

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OK, here's how Bartle is: He likes games, he wants everyone to like games, and he thinks they're a brilliant force for good. He's a genius, you can't deny that. If you do, then you've misunderstood; but then he's speaking another language anyway - designer language.

It's funny that people criticize him, when many women's clothes designers are male and you wouldn't expect them to wear what they design, or regard the clothes in the same way that women do. He's more passionate about MMOs than you could imagine, but that doesn't mean he can't criticize them.

As far as him not having designed any games, if you give him $10 million, if sure he'd be more than happy prove just how wrong you were when you said he was clueless.

Posted: Jul 10th 2008 1:00AM (Unverified) said

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How he would make WoW better....for who?

It would seen to me that WoW has done just fine despite the fact it doesn't meet his criteria of what a "good" MMO should be.

Maybe he needs to look at some of his own projects and see what he can do to make those "better". Oh wait...he has no projects of his own.

Posted: Jul 14th 2008 2:38AM (Unverified) said

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Wow he plays Vicky (a Paradox game) he's SO underground. Hay guise I play Ricky wit mods n stuff I'm HARDCORE AND MORE SMARTER AND BETTER THAN U GUIZZZZZZZ.

I couldn't really stand reading most of it since he just rambles on and on. Oh I'm a designer I just want to ask why they do things this way or that way I'm way above other players I don't even care about playing the game I just want to know why they did it a certain way blablablablalbla.

And the WAR comment? Jealous much? ;)

Posted: Aug 26th 2008 2:01PM (Unverified) said

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This was the most brilliant and spot on analysis of WoW I think I have ever read.

Dr. Bartle, I have always respected you, but today that grew about 1000 fold.

-Michael Hartman
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