I'll take that dressing-down. I probably deserve it. To any and all people I've offended - I apologize. It wasn't necessary. This topic holds great interest to me and I'd hate to see it get locked like the others. I'll also echo your final paragraph with aslight modication. We should all reread our posts and check the tone on them. If they are just likely to incite anger, predict anger, or respond to anger we should click the back arrow rather than the post button.Quote:
I think the point is a valid one, regardless of who asked the question. The idea of a different price point for different consoles has crossed my mind too ever since RBN officially opened up for all XBOX360 owners (for the same reason davidshek has just bought up.) and (you may correct me if I'm wrong) you also had the same concern, which is probably why three days ago you asked:
I personally decided not to ask that question or bring it up because I knew that it had not been confirmed yet, and there was only a really low probability of a developer answering that question.
Which brings me to the last few pages of this thread: communication between developers and consumers. The belief shared by the majority here seems to be that no matter how much information HMX divulge to the public, there are going to be massive amounts of whining and complaining. So what's the point of doing it?
The problem, however, is that there are always just as many, if not more people whining and complaining on the forum about the lack of information as there are people whining and complaining about the information that they're given. It really doesn't make any difference either way.
And in the end, it's just forum goers making a fuss on internet threads. Can any one of you tell me a specific incidence that has transpired where Harmonix has been actually harmed in some way outside of the forum by the information they revealed before they were ready?
However, there's been several times when I've seen HMX developers like HMXSean or HMXHenry stepping into a thread, just to say something like "hey, there's nothing new, but we're working on it" and the whole atmosphere of this message board changed for the better for several days. Sure, there were still few asshats who continued to complain, but most people were very appreciative and understanding. Why? Because it showed that, despite not having any new information that they could share, it at least showed that they were listening. The problem is, it doesn't happen very often.
And then there are times when information could have been shared in a more appropriate and effective manner. How many of you have seen this in the last few weeks?
Few weeks ago, I noticed that some people were curious about what constitutes "stand-out tracks" and some other folks were starting to spread misinformation (that it was mainly just sales). Since I had asked the same question half a year ago, and got the response above, I decided to offer my insight. That quote was picked up by several other forum members, and was continued to be shared several more times whenever the question came up. Although it really doesn't narrow anything down, given the number of times it has been brought up, seems like it's a pretty vital information, right?
Now. If I hadn't asked this question half a year ago, how many of you regulars, in your past experiences here, can definitely state that a developer would have volunteered that information to us regardless? What if someone were to have asked it today, and no one knew? Would they answer? Even then, I felt like I was forced to repeat the question couple of times, and I asked it at a time when I knew developers were still answering questions in the official discussion thread (I think it was the first several days of its conception.) In that sense, I think HMX is fairly conservative in regards to the difference among what they do share, what they can share, and what they are not allowed to share. But then again, I guess that opinion is pretty baseless, and cannot be proven otherwise.
As for the general tone in this thread: Everybody needs to calm the **** down. If you reread your own posts and find that you may be attacking someone in a personal manner, whether you think it's justifiable or not, you should stop posting altogether until you can clear your heads. There are no enemies here; if you see one, it's in your heads.