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Topic: Should the Health of a Company Effect the Health of Its Fanbase?

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SomeBitTripFan

Seriously. I know this place is never really peaceful, but today was utter crap on here and I can't help but link it to the current "success" of the Wii U. Maybe I'm only just seeing it, but the gaming culture has seemed to be a cesspool of hatred in more places than just the Youtube comment section. Then there's crap like the "Nintendo Redirect" movement (I can only thank God I don't support it, because I would have just a matter of months ago). Can we not all just sit down, shut up, and enjoy our games? Not really. I still believe that the companies involved in the gaming industry do support creating divisions in the gaming community. This is, in all honesty, a rant, but what if we actually looked to try and create a better gaming community? We're too attached to the companies instead of the games. It may not do anything, but would it be worth it to push for a community simply consisting of gamers? As idealistic as it sounds, I think it's worth a shot.

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Yoshi

It's the "Everyone's entitled to an opinion, but everyone else's opinions are wrong" mentality. I think people fail to realize that what they think is not always the best course of action, and when it hits the grindstone, they whine, rant, and fight about it.

We also focus far too much on negativity. Granted, it's in our nature, as losses and negatives have an impact about 2.5 times greater than pluses and positives. But, I feel as if we still focus far too much on the negative aspect, and should consider the positives as well.

EDIT: An apparent case is within our own forums: the Disappointment and Positive of the Day threads. Both were created at the same time, but the disappointments thread has substantially more activity, both in views and replies. Now, I'm no expert, but I can safely say that we probably have an equivalent amount of disappointments and positives. It's just that disappointments are taken much harder.

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Yoshi

the_shpydar wrote:

Welcome to the internet.

True, but that never excuses our behavior.

But I will admit that our voice is more amplified on the internet, mainly because we are just typing on a keyboard and viewing comments on a screen. It's a low risk action.

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Even during the good years with Wii, there was a lot of whining

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Yoshi

I think we need to take what Bill Cosby said to heart: "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

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Dreamz

At the risk of oversimplifying the issue, I can't help but feel this may be a demographic issue. Most posters I see on hubs like this tend to be teenagers, who aren't really known for their emotional stability, interpersonal skills, or reasoning.
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In comparison, most of the posts I see on Miiverse are either children or parents, and it's overwhelmingly positive. I don't think that's a coincidence.

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It shouldn't and it doesn't.

It only affects its fanboy-base.

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SCRAPPER392

19Robb92 wrote:

It shouldn't and it doesn't.

It only affects its fanboy-base.

Then why were people being "concerned" about Nintendo's finances? The way a company is handled can definitely effect whether or not to support a said company.

Apple puts out s*** devices that are essentially the same as the one prior, IMO. In turn, my perception of where the company is headed is formed(unable to really improve), which also leads to why I think it will or will not be successful and whether I should support that,

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Tasuki

As long as peoples opinions differ there will be arguments. Sadly that's just as it is. The only reason its worst on the internet is the fact that a person is anonymous and there is no fear of a physical reaction from others, so people tend to be bigger jerks on the internet then in real life.

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SCRAPPER392

It's the same reason why some people will not shop at Walmart. They aren't part of the union, and some people see that at functionally flawed.

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MikeLove

Dreamz wrote:

In comparison, most of the posts I see on Miiverse are either children or parents, and it's overwhelmingly positive. I don't think that's a coincidence.

That has less to do with the age of the posters, and more to do with the draconian moderation on there.

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AlexSays

the_shpydar wrote:

Welcome to the internet.

Indeed

I'm sure someone's created a forum for all this lovey dovey no arguing stuff, go find it. Or just stick to the countless forum game threads. lol

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Sean_Aaron

I agree with the OP. I have no concerns about Nintendo's financial future or even if one more person buys a Wii U because I'm too busy enjoying it with my family to vent about how the latest entry in franchise X won't be gracing the machine.

Just do what I do and skip any thread that suggests it's going to be negative in tone - I put those alongside the "convince me to buy X" and "should I buy Y?" as being generally unconstructive and the meanderings of the bored. Makes it a lot easier to keep up-to-date because very few of the Wii U forum threads that are presently active are worthwhile.

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ultraraichu

I know how you feel. Now a day gamers are more focus on gaming news and comments on the web than just playing the game. Most of the time when I go to streetpass meetup, most of the people mainly 15-30 years old just talk about games and only play their 3DS to check the streetpass data. It's mostly the younger gamers that are more willing to play, so that was a sad observation for me.

In a weird twist, gamers are trying to become like those investors and shareholders. Studying sales and figures, business plan, and competition to justify a product worth and what the company should do to be successful. Yet I doubt the real suits and ties spend time to even play some of those games much less know the characters besides mario.

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