Dragon Age: Origins Forums - A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy
Pardon me a moment as I rant. You don’t mind, do you? Dragon Age: Origins just came out this week and I’ve been knee deep in darkspawn blood for the last couple days. I’m loving it, it’s like a love child between Oblivion and Final Fantasy XII, with some MMO mechanics thrown in for good measure. Naturally, I’ve been spending some time on the official DAO forums at Bioware’s site. Nice forums with links to the other community features the game includes (which are awesome, by the way).
My complaint, or, dare I say, rant? There is no decent game play discussion going on (outside of the spoiler forum, but there is no need to post spoilers necessarily when having civilized discussions about the game play)! Too many people are freaked out over missing DLC, installation issues, graphics problems, account activation failings and what not. Granted, some of these complaints may have merit and most are related to the PC version of the game, it seems. However, is it really necessary to 1) post 50 billion topics on the same complaint and 2) to be completely uncivilized while voicing said complaint? Yes, yes, welcome to Internet forums, I hear you saying as you idly dismiss my rant. The problem is, they shouldn’t be that way, especially not forums run by the publisher and/or developer of a game.
The game was not made just for you – you are not the center of the universe.
Everyone who wants to complain because the game isn’t personally what they want needs to repeat that line to themselves until they get it through their thick skulls. If you want an open-world game, go play Oblivion or Fallout 3 but please stop annoying those of us who are playing and enjoying the game for what it is – one of the best games of the year, regardless of the few legitimate issues with the game itself. Leave the forums for those of us who want to discuss game play issues. As I mentioned earlier, the legitimate technical issues have a technical support forum for you to use. I get constantly annoyed with people who ruin the experience for everyone else.
I don’t mean this to be flame-bait by any means. All I’m saying is that is it really too much to ask to have a nice place to discuss a great game without someone complaining about the game not being tailor fit to their individual tastes every other posts? Is it?!
I feel so much better now. Also, I just wanted to use this post for a chance to throw up a picture of Morrigan. What!? Time to go kill some more darkspawn.