5. Because this genre doesn't stay the same
This one is exclusive to the MMO genre -- we have updates. Our games never stay the same and are always being tweaked and improved upon. Certainly some updates never work out the way they were intended to work, but that's why we have hotfixes and rollbacks. We're also constantly adding things to the game, in the form of free expansions or just monthly content additions.
Either way, my point is that these games aren't stagnant. Lots of people like to pull out phrases like, "Back at launch game X sucked." Well I could pull out the phrase, "Back at launch, World of Warcraft was a piece of flaming crap," but I'm not going to boldly say that because things have changed. That's just how things roll in this industry.
Age of Conan
"But just because you don't like it doesn't make it the worst game on the market. It just means you don't like it."
fixed their client's stability, City of Heroes
is getting a new expansion, Warcraft
now has a tendency to crash on patch days, and Warhammer
has a new dungeon coming out. These games don't stay they same. So when you start your sentence with, "Back at launch," or even worse, "I heard..." then you've already doomed your argument.4. Because everyone is not you
You have your own opinions and your own tastes. That's wonderful, but not everyone has the same opinions and tastes as you do. One man's broken design is another man's treasure. Or, as I like to think, one man's Phantasy Star Online
grindfest is another man's World of Warcraft
. (Yes, I was totally addicted to Phantasy Star Online
. For some reason, grinding the same 8 areas over and over again was awesome, but I know it certainly is not everyone's cup of tea.)
Many of our games have a specific focus -- the area where they excel and other games may fall short. Final Fantasy XI
is all about the PvE content. Warcraft is all about raiding. Darkfall
have their PvP/sandbox focus. Warhammer
has a linear PvP focus. I could keep going on and on.
But just because you don't like it doesn't make it the worst game on the market. It just means you don't like it.