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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 522
# 14
11-13-2012, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by designationxr377 View Post
Can you give me a dev link? And what does this have to do with an economic system?!


The OP in this one sets the mood nicely: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=443031 and this one has some gems: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=441201. There was another in the gen feedback section; I think it was one of the console-clickie rages.

Addressing your first question, I could not give you a dev link as I never look at their posts. I made a speculation and fairly noted it as such.

As to the other, I have been a game-modder for over 15 years and during that time I have noticed a clear trend in the gaming industry toward rampant greed, scape-goating, and demonization (Mega Upload anyone?) It happened in publishing, it happened to films, it happened to music, and now it has happened in video games:

The industry is pioneered by artists, becomes profitable, and is then usurped by the most mindless, soulless beast on Earth: the bean counter. And its not just in creative endeavors linked to commerce either. Every surface has an add plastered on it. Neil degrass Tyson notes in his book, Death by Black Hole, that a major financial company once called him to inquire how they might project their logo on the moon.

All art has been replaced by advertising; all culture with commerce. The direction this game is going in is indicative of the same sickness that permeates human civilization today: Pathological and self-destructive greed.

Sermon over, have a nice day.

Last edited by ajstoner; 11-13-2012 at 10:42 PM.