Hooooonestly duuude. There’s a good amount I want to discuss but there are already quite a lot of people covering some of this stuff so I don’t want to hop on the bandwagon of repeating the same facts and same opinions for so long. I’ll quickly address and explain the background of the subject and then address my feelings about the bigger problem.
1: Advertisements (Not Really A Problem)
I watch YouTube probably more than I play video games but that’s because I don’t own every game available so I watch other people play them. Or if it’s the person I prefer, John, it’s not like I live with them so I watch them to hear their jokes and watch their reactions. I have no problem with them running advertisements on their channel, promoting their merchandise, or doing a promotion for their video they’re getting paid for. I know it’s generally used as a joke but in reference for those who use it seriously, I don’t think that they’ve sold out. Professional sports player, with their MULTI-MILLION dollar contracts, still appear in the advertisements on YouTube. Most YouTubers don’t get paid nearly that much so I have no problem not using ad block or supporting them for stuff like that.
2: Microtransactions (Just Generally Slimy Actions)
I get it. You need money for the money you spent making the game and putting an actual effort in. I mean, if you made a good game and put an actual effort in then, for the most part, the sales should deal with that problem. I get it, you want more money for the billions that you already have. I mean seriously, stop.
3: Ubi-Slackin (My Favorite Company)
Ubisoft, I don’t like you. That’s an opinion I’m free to have. It’s also an opinion that many people have and are allowed to. We believe this for many reasons but I think one word to sum up why we dislike you guys is easily “insanity.” Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is? Insanity is doing the exact same fucking thing over and over again expecting shit to change. That is crazy. Ubi, I understand you have different branches for different locations but each one has let us down. With downgrades that are too obvious for you to say they didn’t happen, games being generally bad, or you not listening. People tell you what’s wrong. Try watching videos of people playing Siege and look at problems that you can fix almost immediately instead of “trying” to fix hitreg. You keep nerfing the wrong things and buffing the wrong things. You don’t even fix general bugs that ruin gameplay thus resulting in ruined ranks. I play Siege casually and when I start playing Ranked, I, and my ENTIRE TEAM, get a glitch where we’re deaf. Can’t hear breaches, gunshots, footsteps. The only thing we could hear was Mute’s Signal Disruptor AND NOBODY WAS EVEN PLAYING MUTE. “The first time somebody told me that, I dunno, I thought they were bullshitting me, so, I shot him. The thing is… he was right. And then I started seeing everywhere I looked, everywhere I looked all these fucking pricks, everywhere I looked, doing the exact same fucking thing… over and over and over and over again. Thinking “This time is gonna be different. No no no, please. This time is gonna be different…” I’m sorry… I don’t like… the way you are looking at me! Okay, do you have a fucking problem in your head, do you think I am bullsitting you, do you think that I am lying? Fuck you! Okay? Fuck you. Its okay, man. I’m gonna chill, hermano. I’m gonna chill… The thing is… alright, the thing is I killed you once already… and it’s not like I’m fucking crazy. Its okay… It’s like water under the bridge.” Much like this monologue that Vaas delivered to Jason in Far Cry 3 in which Vaas was the crazy one and Jason was just there, we’re the ones delivering this speech and we’re the ones that are crazy. We keep buying Ubisoft games. We buy them thinking “This time is gonna be different. No no no, please. This time is gonna be different.” Hoping that this game is when they get their shit together but no. Ubi, eventually you’re gonna realize that this can’t continue, that it WON’T continue because eventually, we’re gonna stop. You’re gonna stop making profits and be forced to make a true game instead of throwing something out there for $60 and knowing you don’t have to bother anymore. Leave the updates to the interns, am I right? Up high Ubi! You can either spend time playing catch up or spend time doing your job. I was ranting about Ubisoft when I was playing Ranked with my friends and one of them asked why I’m so upset. It’s a video game for us but for them it’s a business, their job, the place they work so they don’t end up broke. It’s their lives on the line and they’re treating it like it’s a game. It’s their job to give us entertainment not frustration. This won’t last forever Ubisoft… It will end.
Did I Ever Tell You The Definition… of Insanity?