I dislike this change, but I empathize with the metacritic argument. Still even with all that considered, I want to keep the stars!
"Why not do both?"
Seriously. EZA could display their star score at the end of the video as they do now, and then some time after that display an out-of-ten score in a less grandiose fashion.
To me this works because:
Aggregate sites get what they want.
EZA retains a very nice piece of their image
once in a blue moon the reviewer can nitpick over the decimal increments they want to give it. (I think this reason is given too much weight but I do understand that it genuinely happens.)
I'm going to quote my own youtube comment here but The recent Frame Trap https://youtu.be/5nEQWkrA-rc?t=2h36m25s had an email with the best defense of the star system. Put simply, the email explains that stars are perceived as a "general mark of quality". If you don't want to click the link to hear the well spoken words of that commentator yourself, I'll briefly summarize that he went on explain that a "3 star" carries with it a decent perception and a "2 star" is not a damning indictment (contrary to the out-of-then scores). I found this to be a very valuable insight.
I also have two final random comments that aren't really important but I'll get them out of my system now:
I find it confusing that the video in the OP starts off by saying something like "we used stars to get away from nitpicks". To me, a 4 star, 4.5 star and 5 star is already the maximum amount of nitpickery I want from a score for a "great game". Personally, I want the text of the review to be the place for that fine toothed criticism. I like it when everyone involved worries less about the particular score.
I also find it confusing that a reason against using the stars is (to paraphrase some allies) "we don't like it when people multiply by 2", but implicitly I am supposed to believe that the in the new "out-of-ten" scale they are going to be giving "3 star scores" just as often as before. I won't be upset though if EZA starts handing out inflated scores like everyone else. It is "okay" in some sense to cave into the way other sites handle out-of-ten scores, but specifically the messaging here is confusing.
Mod Note - This is just for reference, I'd normally go to DMs instead of posting in a topic but I feel like I should address this here.
@Yoshi As usual, you're not helping your cause. No, responding to a mod or anyone is not a bannable offense but derailing topics (like you're doing now) and antagonizing people on a consistent basis will. Don't derail a topic like this again, DM the person in question.
In this case, I already know that you had a conversation with Lotias and everything was explained to you so bringing it up again and doing so in public, really doesn't help your case.
Closing this topic as the purpose of it has been answered.
I don't understand what is uncomfortable about any of this...
Bosman has become more of a character than he was back then. I think he's entire tone has shifted quite a bit. He clearly isn't into doing it.
We also don't know anything about Box Peak. It could be a commentary on the industry as well.
I don't think there's any real discussion to be had here. The poster has let EZA know what they think and people have come back with their own opinions. I'm sure the appropriate people have seen the feedback.
@ib0show unfortunately I have done so and they tell me that the payment gets rejected because the site presents wrong/incomplete info. I try to re-enter the card info but nothing changes. What frustrates me the most is the fact that the card worked fine in the first months of EZA but after then Patreon payment has been nothing but trouble.
They could – every once in a while – do what Dan Harmon does in Harmon Quest. In that show he has a new guest every episode, which I wouldn't like as much; but it might be cool to just have a guest person come in and be – as OP stated – a hard boss or something. Ben could give a few pointers as to the character's motivations, and they could then take it from there.
@ib0show said in I think we need a new UI for the forums:
@ericgg Go to your user settings and check pagination
Yeah, I found it yesterday. Helped a loooot.
(Still think its weird that user avatars show up on the left of each thread, but its alright)
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