Danikat.8537 Posted October 6, 2017 Share Posted October 6, 2017 @TheOrlyFactor.8341 said:@Ubi.4136 said:Yeah, I get that a lot of people use social media. BUT, why even have an official game forum is nothing ever happens on it. Everyone always posts to reddit/twitter/other and we wait for kind players to copy/paste that stuff to the OFFICIAL game forums.If you've read the forums - specifically the negativity and vitriol - I don't blame them for going with Reddit. A lot of people here, at least from my perspective, seem to complain for the sake of complaining without providing feedback. I've been guilty of this myself in the past but I try to keep myself in check. In any event, if I were an Anet dev I'd want to host a celebration anywhere else but here.However, I find that Reddit has the opposite problem - endless brown-nosing and butt kissing. Woe to you if you're not in agreement with whatever flavor-of-the-month opinion happens to be the in thing on there.For those of us like myself who like GW2 but still have legitimate criticisms and try to address them in a reasonable, calm manner in hopes that the game will grow and improve, there really isn't a place for us. It's either go here where it seems like everyone complains and whines or go to the other place where it seems like everyone is a sycophant. :\That's interesting, because I've usually heard the opposite. People say they prefer Reddit because if you're not constantly praising everything Anet does (and everything they choose not to do) you'll be banned from the official forum, so Reddit is where people go to be able to speak freely about the game while this forum is full of people who only say positive things because they don't dare step out of line.For what it's worth my opinion is that here it's more about how you say it than what you say - plenty of people are critical of Anet, there's a couple of posters I can't remember ever saying anything positive about the game or the company - but they keep it reasonably objective - criticizing specific decisions. The people who get banned tend more towards hyperbole or demanding that whichever dev made a decision should be fired or insulting them personally (even without knowing who it was). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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