- Apr 23, 2015
Why are you lying? Several of the earliest dev diaries had a massive amount of negative reactions on them. Unconditional support hype? I'm not even gonna call this ignorance it's simply a lie.
Lies and bad faith. I remember that time very well, for having spent quite a bit of my time then being an active part of the "negative crowd" myself. The majority of the first DDs were overly negatively received, and then, the next DDs started to have more positive than negative reactions but it wasn't because they were really more satisfying, it was because the protesting crowd, including me, had just moved on with their lives and given up any hope of being listened to after the devs reacted to criticism in a very dismissive way most of the time. If I recall, this should be shown by the absolute amount of views and reactions to the DDs rapidly decreasing after the tenth or so. I:R was surrounded by a very unpleasant and pessimistic atmosphere ever since its public beginnings, in fact. Somehow, the release managed to be even worse. So no one should try to sugar coat I:R history to try to prove a point like "huh, optimism has ruined the game! And it will ruin V3 too!". This is 100% wrong.
If Vic3 DDs are positively received right now, it's because the majority of people that read those (including myself) genuinely find that what they contain is, indeed, something positive for the game. Not because they are stupid shills or anything. Rest assured that the devs will be called out for every single little missteps, and then some. Internet is a cruel place, after all.
On that note, I'd like to add that, for every new game announced, well, for any event of any kind actually, there are always some people that rejoice in negativity and immediately try to start a doomer circlejerk. This is something anyone should be aware of, and try to avoid. I'm not saying the guys in this video were consciouly trying to do just that, but you also may fall into that trap unconsciously sometimes. Furthemore since Youtube, like all social medias, has a tendency to push people in that direction, to express more extreme and unreasonable opinions, only for the sake of gathering more attention. So, when dealing with YT commentors at large, a lot of caution is advised.