Leaderboard: Have you talked someone out of buying a game you like?

    
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So here’s something that doesn’t happen very often: I talked a friend out of buying Star Citizen’s Vanguard LTI concept. In the past I’ve spoken enthusiastically about Cloud Imperium’s space sim sandbox and I’m still looking forward to it, of course. But in this particular case I advised my buddy to either spend $250 bucks on a ship he could tool around with immediately or just save the cash and see how (or if) the release-day virtual world appeals to him.

What about you, Leaderboard readers? Have you ever talked someone out of supporting a game you like? Vote after the cut and don’t forget to tell us which game in the comments!

Leaderboard: Have you talked someone out of buying a game you like?

  • Yes (67%, 145 Votes)
  • No (33%, 72 Votes)

Total Voters: 217

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Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Kayweg Same i wish i knew you before i jumped in at the $75 level..(

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

I’ve talked people out of a game I liked if I find out they have some misconception about the game and i know that they will be disappointed by either the state of the current game ( early alpha for ex) or they have no clue what the game is actually like.

looktheworldtalksback
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looktheworldtalksback

So many words man and thank god its your opinion

manzes
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manzes

Yes… Giving money to Star Citizen right now, is kind of giving motivation that the team do not release the game or prove their value, in any time soon, focusing on fancy ship JPEG sales and willing to hire real stars to play roles in “Ship Commercials” instead focusing in what matters and delivering the game, after all, they are already in 6 months of such debt.

Besides, you only raise the expectation of everyone else. These news about ship prices only burn the image of the company to the potential customers, and raise the expectation of everyone. If they were a “suprise” they could change the world… now, nothing that they do will be considered acceptable or living to the hype for people in general, and they will criticize the game strongly than any other game ever… it’s what happens with who show arrogance right? I am better than anyone… I am going to change the world… I am going to teach others how to make games… I am the best damn space sim ever… all these things goes more and more against them as more cash grabbing they do.

They are just making quick-easy money to satisfy those with addiction to collect those ships, but burning their image, of both game and company in the process… That’s not how you create a company from scratch and make it grow and keep itself healthy in the long term. That’s jsut the easiest way to make easy money but kill the company in record time (and Roberts already killed 3 earlier by doing similar mistakes and following wrong paths).

The reflexes of their attitude can be felt right now in another crowd-funding campaign, which is suffering to get funds despite the advice of Roberts and fully formed by beloved members of the CIG staff, by the SC community, since they were all key designers, programmers and managers at the beginning and usual faces in their weekly shows… from 850k “supposed backers”, they got just about 5k… a pathetic proportion… it shows how the value of Roberts has weight… probably a reflex of what the majority of his backers think… a majority that nobody knows for sure, what they think, because they do not play the game, or make comments in their forums or even watch their shows and visit their website, as anyone can figure out doing a research. A damage that his cash grabbing attitude has been causing, making more and more people with bad taste in their mouth, just to satisfy a few fans who praise Roberts all days… This project seems managed by a celebrity complex, not by professionalism and responsible evaluation of future impacts of actions.

So, the best friend of Roberts would say that everyone close their pockets for Star Citizen until he proves and deliver his promises. Sometimes, the best friend must to do what the friend would not like too and even will fight against you… but that is what a real friendship is about… even sacrificing such friendship if necessary… a true proof of love, not hate.

In another news, Elite: Dangerous was just released on Steam.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

Craywulf Estranged I like what you’re saying but can you give an example or two?

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

McFatter Neo_Wolf The question of the article was “Have you talked someone out of buying a game you like?”, Jef’s instance has zero relevance on the questions answer as it pertains to other people.

for myself I don’t talk anyone out of anything, I say what I like and why I like something to my friends but I leave them to make their own decisions.  If I am particularly in favor of a game I’d maybe direct folks to videos or reviews but I wouldn’t intentionally dissuade anyone from buying something beyond simply stating why I don’t like a particular game and why and the intent of that isn’t to put someone else off but purely to air why I personally don’t like something.  I would still expect people to make and form their own opinions on something at the end of the day.
If someone would or wouldn’t buy something based purely on the words of a single individual they can’t have been that bothered either way really.

I always check games out myself if there is something about them that looked or sounded appealing i’d be checking reviews and youtube videos, twitch streams etc..etc..  If a friend said to me don’t buy this its awful.. I may look into the issues they find bad a bit more closely to see if they have a point but their grievance in and of itself alone would not deter me from deciding whether or not I want a game.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Only if I’ve genuinely thought they’d be throwing their money at something I don’t think they’d enjoy. 
My friends have just as varied game tastes as I have and if someone I’ve known for a while seems interesting in giving one of my favourites a go but I can see that they’ll absolutely hate it because of X and Y, I’ll advise them that it’s maybe not their cup of tea. The biggest one for this has been Eve Online, when asked by friends of mine that like the idea of spaceships but don’t want all that PvP stuff or mission grinding :p

McFatter
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McFatter

Neo_Wolf Jef didn’t talk his friend out of buying the game. He talked him out of dropping $250 on the Vanguard attack ship they just offered

McFatter
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McFatter

But she look so pretty. . .

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

I have mentioned to friends who are fixated on one type of game or one title out of buying a game I like, if only because I know their wheelhouse is pretty narrow.