The Proof is in the Positives

We’ve all heard the aphorisms regarding negative feedback; gems like, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease,” and “People only leave feedback when they’re dissatisfied,” and “The forum community is made up solely of the tiny fraction of the population that likes to complain.”  Well, recently we’ve seen the exception that proves the rule. There have been a couple over the 2 years I’ve been here, but this one is my favourite. A thread so overwhelmingly positive and populated by names we rarely ever see in the forums that the ‘rule’ about negativity in the forums must be true.

Here’s the Link: “The Hatchery”

Keep this great thread bookmarked, subscribed, Favorited, whatever you need to do. Because reading the DDO forums on any given day may give a person the impression that the game is in trouble, the game is broken, the game is dying. This is NOT TRUE. It only seems that way from a forum perspective, because most posters are there only to complain. More so, only a small fraction of the playerbase visits the forums, and that demographic is mostly made up of ‘squeaky wheels’, so to speak.

The Hatchery on the other hand, is ‘so full of win’, is so highly viewed, so well participated in, that it becomes undeniably clear that the game is great, is well loved, is memorable, and is itself ‘full of win’.

That’s all I have to say about that. That and, “Oooooh! Shiiiiney!”

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5 thoughts on “The Proof is in the Positives

  1. “Because reading the DDO forums on any given day may give a person the impression that the game is in trouble, the game is broken, the game is dying.”

    Really? Lately I’ve been given that impression just by playing…

  2. I disagree completely. Our guild is growing constantly, new players are signing up and staying. Friends and guildies are renewing VIP subs, premiums are buying packs, everyone is buying pets and potions and bags and bankspace. Everyone I run with is having fun.
    There have always been bugs and there will always be bugs. From where I’m standing, Turbine is doing a fantastic job of keeping the game current, evolving, growing.
    The new Mac client is coming. The PrE pass is coming. Epic Gianthold is coming.
    No, the game is not dying, no matter what the doomsayers think. It’s as strong as ever.

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