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AudioTechnicaMan

Joe please read this. Begging you.

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Joe. I've followed you since TGWTG days and always loved your content.

 

I recently saw your angry rant on the star wars loot boxes and prettygoodgaming news podcast on it.

 

I decided to download the beta to see for myself and it was all true. Joe, You use to say you are the voce for the voiceless in the gaming community and I still believe this. Please boycott reviewing or purchasing this game and show us, the voiceless, that we can stop these practices finally. I'm 30 years old and love video games but we need to finally say enough.

 

A movie reviewer did this for Ghostbusters and it worked. We support you but I feel I can speak for everyone when I say this is enough and if someone as influencial and big can tell them you refuse to review game and boycott maybe others will follow through.

 

For reference, this is the video I'm talking about.

https://youtu.be/hz8X2A7wHyQ 

 

I hope you do see this Joe. And thanks for the content you provide.

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Hello and welcome, unfortunately Joe no longer frequents the forums but I'm sure he's concerned with EAs microtransaction practices. As far as a boycott video, I don't think he's ever actually done one but he may make another rant if things stay in game as is.

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18 hours ago, AudioTechnicaMan said:

Joe. I've followed you since TGWTG days and always loved your content.

 

I recently saw your angry rant on the star wars loot boxes and prettygoodgaming news podcast on it.

 

I decided to download the beta to see for myself and it was all true. Joe, You use to say you are the voce for the voiceless in the gaming community and I still believe this. Please boycott reviewing or purchasing this game and show us, the voiceless, that we can stop these practices finally. I'm 30 years old and love video games but we need to finally say enough.

 

A movie reviewer did this for Ghostbusters and it worked. We support you but I feel I can speak for everyone when I say this is enough and if someone as influencial and big can tell them you refuse to review game and boycott maybe others will follow through.

 

For reference, this is the video I'm talking about.

https://youtu.be/hz8X2A7wHyQ 

 

I hope you do see this Joe. And thanks for the content you provide.

 

Well I'll get the obligatory part out the way quickly before addressing your points.  Joe doesn't frequent this website very much so If you were hoping to get his attention, your almost certainly out of luck.

 

I've seen allot of people who believe that reviewers like Joe are hypocritical by buying something then telling others not to buy it.  I think I remember people saying that about Joe with regards to the first EA Battlefront on this forum when that review was imminent back then.  I'm curious why this particular franchise seems to bring that out of people........ Whatever my point is that this could not be further from the truth.

 

The relationship between a reviewer and his or her audience is not a "Monkey see, monkey do" kind of deal.  It's not even a "Do as I say, not as I do " kind of deal, It's a "This is my experience of the product, now it's up to you to decide of you want it".  In Joe's case unless he get's experience it for himself (whether he's sent a review copy or buys it himself isn't really that relevant) in order relate his experience to his audience in an honest and ethical way.

 

Now it is true that a review or any sort of commentary whether it be positive or negative inevitably generates publicity, this is even true in the case of James Rolfe just talking about Ghostbusters in the video you posted.  Even though he's largely negative about the movie the video still draws people's attention to it so it's still promotion for the movie.  It's no different then if Joe buys Battlefront 2 to review the game, or even if he buys some of the lootcrates to test if they affect balance.

 

I'll state for the record also that I am HUGE fan of James Rolfe, I watch AVGN, Board James, his movie reviews, YKWBS and his James and mike Mondays seires' all the time.  He's stating quite eloquently why he won't be reviewing the Ghostbusters and explaining his reasons for that... but it's the reason why HE HIMSELF is not going to.  He's not trying organise some kind of boycott because that's not fair for anyone with an audience to do so and he knows it.

 

NOW I FUCKING HATE LOOTBOXES!!!!!!!! I'm probably one of the more vocal ones in this community about how much the dirty, unfair, greedy, gambling, corporate cock sucking pieces of anus butter that they are (I think bit of the Nerd creeped in there, LOL)!  I do my part by voicing my opinion and voting with my wallet.  To this day I have never bought (at least for myself) a retail AAA game that has lootboxes, although I'm probably going to have no choice but to break pretty soon because it seems like they are in nearly every damn game now.  There are some circumstance when I have bought games that have some microtransactions but I've still never spent additional money. In addition I also applaud both with my voice and wallet good games that don't put in this kind of bullshit in them, games like Horizon Zero Dawn.

 

That went on a while!  Thanks if you stuck all the way through!

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It's sad that Joe doesn't come to his forums. I've never been here or followed the ah community much but I was hoping he could do something no one else has done and stand up to EA and big corporates ruining this industry.

 

Not just rant

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10 hours ago, AudioTechnicaMan said:

It's sad that Joe doesn't come to his forums. I've never been here or followed the ah community much but I was hoping he could do something no one else has done and stand up to EA and big corporates ruining this industry.

 

Not just rant

To be fair, odds are he does visit the forum but just doesn't post for a number of reasons. When someone hits the popularity level that he has, if news got out that he actively responded to posts on here then a number of issues could easily crop up;
-It could/would easily attract the Troll Brigade which would no doubt lay siege to this forum and overload our moderation staff. Not to mention the more hardcore trolls who actually know some real dirty tactics.

-The forum would explode with people spamming the place with every single person demanding his attention. That's bad news bears, take it from me. You get bogged down by it, it devours your time and eats into your day making it impossible to get any real progress made and eventually you just get so fed up with it that you distance yourself from the whole thing. (Because being the center of attention fucking sucks, especially when you're trying to encourage others to step up and be their own person)
-You'll end up having instances where if he responds to one or two people, suddenly you end up with this shit load of others who get jealous and grow bitter over it, creating a whole other slew of problems and drama.

Trust me, its better this way.
Besides, the Angry Army is more than that. There may be disagreements between some of us here, but ultimately this is a place of like minded individuals who share similar values.

And really, Joe's rant is only one part of the equation. REAL Change is never a one man show. We aren't voiceless. You aren't voiceless. Here you are, speaking to us. It is the Law of Causality. Cause and Effect. You heard Joe, you listened to what he had to say. This caused a chain reaction, which would eventually lead you here to make this thread. A single voice can have far reaching effects. The Angry Army isn't just Joe, but we're also part of the equation. By spreading the message, passing on our values and sharing our opinions with others across the Gaming Community, it is akin to making ripples in a pond. The longer you fight, the longer you hold fast to your ideals, will always effect the outcome.

Hence the slogan; Never Give Up, Never Surrender.

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