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Gamers, Feelings of Entitlement, and the need for a Realistic Perspective on Star Wars Battlefront

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This would be more elegant if not for my annoyance with the gamers and their feelings of entitlement, There is a need for a realistic perspective on Star Wars Battlefront and the Star Wars franchise in general. This is only the beginning. I will probably go back and edit this later as well as add an additional section.

angry face Gamers, Feelings of Entitlement, and the need for a Realistic Perspective on Star Wars BattlefrontI know we call them articles on nerdarchy.com but I wish this to be viewed as a ranting blogger post. Not some attempt at award winning prose.

Think stream of consciousness. My consciousness. So If it doesn’t make sense, don’t worry it is probably my fault.

This is my article response to all of the complaints I see on Amazon and elsewhere on the subject of Star Wars Battlefront

I will try as best I can to stay on target. I make no promises.

Gamers, Feelings of Entitlement, and the need for a Realistic Perspective on Star Wars Battlefront

Gamers and their feelings of entitlement. Let’s break it down. Basically a feeling of entitlement is an emotional attachment to gaining what a person expects to be given because they feel that they deserve it. Don’t we all want to get what we deserve? Well the problem is that people begin to expect certain levels of satisfaction from a good, service, or event and these expectations and feelings of entitlement create a backlash when the person feels they were not satisfied.They become outraged and lose their normally realistic perspective

Does anyone remember the level of awe they felt when they watched Star Wars 4,5, or 6 for the first time?

On a scale of one to ten, how was it?

I say the original trilogy is an 9 for me (I think that was also my age when I saw them all). Do I give it a nine for all of it’s original story lines? Hmm, let’s check the originality.

  • A princess falling for the bad boy (a very old trope, practically medieval)
    • He had to work at it probably more than he usually does but he made it happen
  • a guy who wants to do good but finds out his dad is bad(a several hundred year old trope)
    • Rather than a Strong female character as his sidekick we have an old knight with a magic sword to show how strong the whining guy becomes
  • A mentally quirky “person” is the comedy relief (Shakespeare and much older)
    • Oh and he talks to someone we can’t understand-double points.

Like many science fiction and fantasy stories these are just people with the same problems we humans have today just re-skinned in scifi

I could go on but it to sum it all up it isn’t an original story. I love it but that isn’t why I love it. So why do we like the original trilogy so much while many of us dislike the prequel trilogy. Well unless you had the good fortune of seeing them all when you were 8 years old, like my son, I have some bad news. You will most likely never like the prequels better than the original trilogy.

Why?

The simple answer is that you are a more complex person than you were last year, and the year before that, and so on. Compound that with having probably seen the original three movies when you were a child or teenager and the difference in personality and taste are a hyperdrive jump away from who you are now.

If you are the type of person that won’t be satisfied until they make something exactly how you want it then start an online group and see how much consensus you can get for how the movie or game should be.

vr Gamers, Feelings of Entitlement, and the need for a Realistic Perspective on Star Wars BattlefrontOr you can pioneer the choose your adventure VR movie superplex (patent pending) where everyone can see the exact thing they were expecting.

Because that is the only way to make a product now a days that won’t have the armchair game designer / movie maker nation jump all over it. That is until you hear from the group that wants to be surprised instead.

While 60-70 dollars sounds like a lot on it’s own. Compared to going to the movies a few times it is a deal. I have already gotten more enjoyment out of Star Wars Battlefront than going to see the marvel and avengers movies (which all together cost me more than the game).

Gamers, Feelings of Entitlement, and Star Wars Battlefront

And another note about the price-

Server space doesn’t sprout like mushrooms from the forest floor.

Servers that can run the amount of data at a quality speed cost many hundreds of franklins, not fungi.

Since they designed the game to be played online it is clear to me that they needed to charge by the month (something gamers hate) or charge more upfront and for expansions (something gamers hate). Charging people based on their usage (expansions) makes more sense. The people who will be playing this in 2 years are, most likely, going to be the people who buy expansions.

Perhaps the entitlement gamers on amazon can quest to seek the aid of the benevolent underground race of technologically advanced hamsters who will build and maintain a mighty, hamster powered, server for us while taking on all of the costs to do so. If you are an outraged gamer, and want to go looking for them, let me know if you find them.

Will everything that is created today be better than everything that came before it?

I really don’t need to answer this question.

And my final question to pose to all of the angst ridden 1 star reviewers-

What magical level of ecstasy did you people who were disappointed in Star Wars Battlefront expect when pressing start?

Next week I will address the actual gameplay, here is a taste of one of the many maps available

please keep in mind I have motion blur on so if it bothers you come check out the rest of the videos here in the coming weeks.

Gamers, Feelings of Entitlement, and Star Wars Battlefront

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Nathan Riggins

I would say my manner, skill sets, and subject knowledge are incongruous but they all seem to find a home under the umbrella term of nerd. I have a passion for studying science, religion, art, games, crafting, wine/beer-crafting, sustainable living, and green chemistry. I really enjoy gaming with friends and writing about my experiences as a nerd.

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