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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 8:04AM Loopy said

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Angrier - no. I see FPS gamers raging much more than MMOers.

More spoiled - yes. Entitlement runs high with MMO gamers from what i've seen.

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 8:58AM Nerves said

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@Loopy

Yes I totally agree with this.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 9:12AM Alph said

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@Loopy
I agree too although I wouldn't call it spoiled, unless I'm misunderstanding you.

I'm sure the 'entitlement' that you're seeing has something to do with that $15/mo recurring price tag.

The overall investment into a MMO is _much_ larger than any other game out there, so yeah, people are going to have strong opinions.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 9:19AM (Unverified) said

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@Loopy Agree also. FPS players get extremely angry. But MMO players tend to have just as much delusion about their skills and abilities to play the game well. MMO players doing PvP can get pretty damn angry though.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 9:41AM klunks said

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@Loopy

Absolutely. i was a mess for the 4 years I played counter-strike. Compared to that, raiding in WoW was relaxing.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 10:27AM Spookimitsu said

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@Alph
My translation of it is that uncanny sense of egotistical entitlement that a player may unwittingly show to the rest of the gaming society.

want to see MMO player get pissed? have someone ninja-loot.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 11:53AM Typhron said

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@Loopy

Words right out of my mouth.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 2:08PM NeverDeath said

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@Loopy

The entitled ones aren't gamers. They're WoWkids. In fact, the entitlement, lack of patience and sense of self-importance are how you tell the two apart. Neeeeext!
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 2:17PM Borick said

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@Loopy It's not entitlement, it's a sense of ownership.

The bulk of MMO players aren't 'gamers' -- they're social gamers at best. The guys who made it to the top and now make the games are competitive and see growth through competition, and they've ALWAYS been out of touch with the noncompetitive social-gaming roleplayers.

These guys get labelled casual because they refuse to invest in a competitive zero-sum game. At some point the studios need to understand that the entire production system has missed their target market.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 4:49PM herculesmrb said

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@klunks

If you are referring to yourself as being a mess, I commend you for acknowledging your behavior at one point in your life.

I'm terribly surprised (I shouldn't be) at how much players rage at everyone else, constantly blaming others. FPS or MMO, I've seen the behavior in both types.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 6:04PM mattwo said

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@(Unverified) PvPers ARE gun gamers. So to speak >.>
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 6:06PM mattwo said

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@Borick Except PvPers...
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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 5:44AM (Unverified) said

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@Loopy - well done, the first post is also the one that says it best.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 8:08AM Dumac said

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Wouldn't this just a be a rehash of that discussion?
I don't know, i wouldn't want to generalize. But people sure as hell were angry at Dragon Age 2 and Final Fantasy XIII, so that's something to consider. I think it's the case of marketing trying to trick people instead of trying to promote the game's best. MMO marketing is particularly aggressive in that regard.

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 8:17AM sjet said

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I think that if it would be true, that MMO players rage more than others, then it would be because the level of content, and the need to understand things that aren't directly based on skills of your hand pressing a few buttons.

After all, others have no need to understand anything else than what buttons to push and how to, or how to move the body if they play WII. MMO players have to understand tactics, spawns, dots/hots/dps/aggro etc etc. And if you fail in an mmo the consequence tends to be more severe than in FPS/STR games.

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 8:30AM xyna031 said

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Batman Anime = Win

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 12:01PM Typhron said

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@xyna031

It's actually from the Animatrix-like thing called Batman: Gotham Knight, the sequence done by Madhouse.

Here's the particular scene. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4goJjELNuxU

/nerd
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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 1:47AM Vagrant Zero said

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@Typhron And yet it's still got absolutely nothing on B:TAS.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 8:32AM Astrophix said

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Most aggression I've seen come from FPS and console gamers. FPSs and consoles seem to attract the lesser educated with slightly more ease.

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 9:22AM Oskari said

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@Astrophix

Most MMO trade chat would suggest otherwise.
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