Have you ever been so frustrated in game that you quit playing?
Whether it is way overly complex or void of all challenge has a game ever frustrated you so much that you just quit and never went back down that road again?
My friend the quitter!
A friend of mine is an avid gamer mostly hack and slash and some real time strategy games, but nothing ever what I would say as complex. He decided that he really wanted to play a space based game and so he decided to pick up EVE online.
As he opened the game he found himself completely overwhelmed and after a 5-6 hours of pure frustration he deleted EVE from his system.
To me EVE is a complex game, so what overly complex but it a cool game to play if you have the time. You will need more time than the average game out to get good at. I don’t have the time to dedicate to game like this ant more of I might be playing this still.
I’m a quitter!
I can actually can say I have quit a game because of frustration the only game of note that I can think of is Star Wars Galaxies (SWG), because of complete lack mismanagement of Developer Company Sony Online.
When Sony rolled out the “New Game Experience” for SWG that was the last straw as the populous left the game in droves. All that from not listening to your player base, should have just set fire to the server it would have been a much faster and honorable death of the game.
Sony demise of SWG can from a completely un-calculated change to all basic game mechanics, without or very little information about the process that was coming to the game. I can understand quitting a game that isn’t fun anymore and that is actually what happened to this game.
So today I ask you, have you ever quit a game because of frustration?
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