Just don't play the game

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How many times have you read these words from some idiot on these forums? I don't know if those that repeat these pearls of wisdom are gatekeepers, SDS employees, trolls, or just simple-minded.

But, when you get ready to type/say something like this again..stop, take a breath, and think about how that is exactly like saying, after someone buys a new car that was marketed and promoted and billed to be awesome and it fails to live up to the hype, "well, don't drive it then".

I'll even make it simpler and, possibly, more relevant to the pricing model. Let's say you grab a Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell. Made with a hard taco shell filled with seasoned beef, lettuce, real cheddar cheese and spicy ranch sauce all tucked nicely in a piece of flatbread with melted three cheese blend.

When you get home with this awesomely advertised item, they've replaced the beef with cat feces, or the cheese with snot. Then one of you sages offer this "Don't eat it then. You shouldn't complain or be critical" Don't vocalize your dissatisfaction because that's dumb (or whatever squirmy brain worms motivate you to say such rubbish). That's all.

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You ok dude?

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@genopolanco_psn said in Just don't play the game:

You ok dude?

Yeah, I just hadn't played the game in awhile and was immediately disappointed when I started back. Same ol stuff that I had forgotten about that completely irritated me.

Was doing the Demon Souls thing. Never said WTF or chuckled sarcastically out loud even once in over 50 hours of playing.

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@genopolanco_psn said in Just don't play the game:

You ok dude?

Most likely a symptom of all that bad Taco Bell he’s been getting. J/k. I’m not a fan of the “the don’t play the game” argument. It’s lazy. There have been realistic concerns brought up. As dysfunctional a community as this may be, we still should hear each other out more. Your gripes might not be my gripes but if someone has a legitimate objection or concern it should be ok to voice. That’s not to say someone can’t argue a counter point. We are don’t and shouldn’t agree on everything.

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Show us on the doll where the man touched you.

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While there are definitely flaws that need to be addressed for me I feel if you aren't enjoying the game when you play then the simplest answer IS to stop playing. You're totally free to keep playing but if you don't enjoy it or have fun when playing it might do you some good to take another break from the game and play something you get some fun out of.

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Personally I have about 3-4 other games to fall back on including the new D&D Dark Alliance game which drops tonight. If you're wanting to write out a report complaining about flaws that you think should be fixed that's fine but this is hardly the place to do it.

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@dancindays_psn said in Just don't play the game:

Show us on the doll where the man touched you.

People pay good money for that in some places

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Not everyone is an idiot, I knew exactly what this burner account was the second it showed up. You’re the dude that went full bozo and begged the Devs to ban him after you dropped a bunch of N bombs lmao.

But for real what happened to the “Hey guys newbie here any tips for a straight newbie? I’m not the guy that dropped a bunch of N bombs yesterday just some newbie with a MLB the Show Name”?

Drop that knowledge though

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Current gen player here. Not one to usually complain about games but I don’t believe expecting the game to simply be playable is “complaining”. It’s rather hard to play any game who’s frame rate drops from an advertised 60 to 15-20fps on average… Especially in a game that’s 90 percent timing based. Hard as hell to tell the difference in pitches when you can’t even see where the ball breaks.. I’m not expecting the bells and whistles of what the new gen has. I don’t care to create a stadium or have different animations. Asking for it to simply run smooth enough to the point where the frame rates dropping aren’t a determining factor as to weather or not I can time a pitch perfect… If it wasn’t intended for current gen consoles and this was something that was known prior to release then why even sell it? Seems rather evil to lab rat an entire gaming community…and it’s no secret that obtaining a next gen console for a reasonable price is as promising as obtaining nuclear launch codes, not to mention the argument that the only fix to an unplayable 60 dollar game is to seemingly purchase a 500 dollar console is completely insane… hopefully it’s resolved as the game has only been out two months but it’s understandable why a lot of people are upset…. imagine those who spent 100 on the digital version only to find out they can’t even enjoy it….

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@kovz88_psn said in Just don't play the game:

While there are definitely flaws that need to be addressed for me I feel if you aren't enjoying the game when you play then the simplest answer IS to stop playing. You're totally free to keep playing but if you don't enjoy it or have fun when playing it might do you some good to take another break from the game and play something you get some fun out of.

How does this in anyway provide any get back for the people who paid for a defective product? I didnt buy the game to not play it this is actually the first game That looked decent enough to buy since red dead 2…and seeing as there are no refunds for digital purchases a lot of people are stuck with basically spending 60 to have a game that they never play just in the cloud 🥲

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@MKExKnyiiGroe_XBL
I get it, it sucks but that's the risk when you buy a video game, sometimes they suck. Personally I'm having fun with the game but I understand people's frustration. Post a bad review or post some constructive criticism with specific areas you think should get better.

Like I said if anyone wants to keep playing go ahead buy me personally if I am getting no enjoyment out of something I'm not gonna keep doing it just out of principle.

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But if I had cat feces in my taco I wouldn't sit there and eat it complaining after every bite about there being cat [censored] in my taco. Id go eat something else.

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@allday9128_psn said in Just don't play the game:

But if I had cat feces in my taco I wouldn't sit there and eat it complaining after every bite about there being cat [censored] in my taco. Id go eat something else.

You would still be able to get a refund for the cat [censored] tacos tho… Wouldn’t be forced to pay 60 to put it as a screensaver on your phone to constantly remind you 🙂

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@kovz88_psn said in Just don't play the game:

@MKExKnyiiGroe_XBL
I get it, it sucks but that's the risk when you buy a video game, sometimes they suck. Personally I'm having fun with the game but I understand people's frustration. Post a bad review or post some constructive criticism with specific areas you think should get better.

Like I said if anyone wants to keep playing go ahead buy me personally if I am getting no enjoyment out of something I'm not gonna keep doing it just out of principle.

Wish I could say the same… looks amazing from the footage I’ve seen when it does run properly..

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@dart_wuffy_mlbts said in Just don't play the game:

Personally I have about 3-4 other games to fall back on including the new D&D Dark Alliance game which drops tonight. If you're wanting to write out a report complaining about flaws that you think should be fixed that's fine but this is hardly the place to do it.

Pardon me? This is hardly the place to do it? So help me with where I should go. Maybe grab a sign and start a personal boycott out in front of the SDS HQ? Perhaps send a strong email to Sony?

Let me tell you something, this is the very place to get the word out. This is where the weary and downtrodden come to vent.

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@allday9128_psn said in Just don't play the game:

But if I had cat feces in my taco I wouldn't sit there and eat it complaining after every bite about there being cat [censored] in my taco. Id go eat something else.

Yep..and you would expect Taco Bell to give you a refund. And, they likely would, because that would be so-so much cheaper than the lawsuit you could throw at them for deceptive practice, fraud, and, basically, selling you some bad $hit..of the feline variety.

So, what you do to get some satisfaction is vent-VEnt- and VENT even more. It's more healthy than trying to hold it in.

Plus, maybe, SDS will have the integrity and social conscience to address some of our gripes. But they can't address them if they don't know about them. Well, I'm sure they know about them, but if the customers ain't complaining..they don't care.

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@dancindays_psn said in Just don't play the game:

Show us on the doll where the man touched you.

Priceless. You should proud of that one.

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@kovz88_psn said in Just don't play the game:

While there are definitely flaws that need to be addressed for me I feel if you aren't enjoying the game when you play then the simplest answer IS to stop playing. You're totally free to keep playing but if you don't enjoy it or have fun when playing it might do you some good to take another break from the game and play something you get some fun out of.

Can't argue that at all. At least you weren't one of them saying "do anything just don't complain on the forums". Because that's just "a clown statement, bro".

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@charterbus_psn said in Just don't play the game:

Not everyone is an idiot, I knew exactly what this burner account was the second it showed up. You’re the dude that went full bozo and begged the Devs to ban him after you dropped a bunch of N bombs lmao.

But for real what happened to the “Hey guys newbie here any tips for a straight newbie? I’m not the guy that dropped a bunch of N bombs yesterday just some newbie with a MLB the Show Name”?

Drop that knowledge though

And you are quite the detective. How do you manage all the investigative work and still play the game?

Except you're not really, cause I don't have a clue what you're talking about.

And, no, not everyone is an idiot..some are just boneheads.