Terraria Goes to Consoles, PC Gamers Go Nuts

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So it's a repeat of what happened when Minecraft got announced on consoles.

I a pretty stoked about this. I reached a dead end in the PC version where there just isn't anywhere left for me to go. I have several hundred hours logged in the PC version, so dropping another 10 bucks or so for the console version to start again would be no problem for me.

GAunderrated:
I have a feeling this isn't really about it going to the consoles as much as its the game was abandoned by the dev despite all the promises of updates.

The project was completely abandoned before completion, leaving a massive list of promised features not implemented. It was a sad and frustrating end to a very enjoyable game.

Then out of the blue to have a console version announced, when their version of the game is completely unfinished? I can understand the frustration. They are assuming that the console version will be an idealized complete version of the game, and that the PC version will not get that.

Maybe an unfounded assumption but it wouldn't be the first time, I really can't blame these people, as un-eloquent as they may be.

As a guy who bought the game in the beginning, I've have to say that the fans can suck it up. That game is packed with content and is a completely different beast that the original launch. To say that this game didn't get a lot of attention from the devs is bull.

Why are people commenting without reading the article???

PC gamers are upset because the new console releases are getting new content that the PC version isn't, which is especially hurtful when the dev's promised something new and exciting to them.

Nobody gives a shit that Terraria is on consoles, it's the fact that the developer teased some new content then just decided to ignore their main userbase in favor of a completely new market.

I'm not saying that's reason to throw a fit over a facebook page but it's at least some justification for being concerned.

And I don't see why Andy has changed his comment. It's no better or worse than the original version, I can't tell if he was trying to backpedal or throw more fuel on the fire, either way he failed, it's essentially the same comment, only more passive aggressive, which is odd because he's a self proclaimed PC gamer.

Anyway I don't see how this is news. "People get mad at things on the internet" is nothing new.

tehweave:
As a PC gamer myself, I feel I must jump in on this.

Whoo... Glad to let off some steam like that. Sorry to go all "preachy" and stuff. I probably shouldn't have swore so much, but I felt my opinion needed to be stated.

Ha, that was funny.

I agree with you, definitely. I might even care a little bit about it. If it allows more people to play the game, I'm all good with that.

Speaking as an almost pure PC gamer. The idea of getting angry because a PC exclusive goes to consoles is just...silly.

clippen05:
So consoles can have exclusives and PC's can't? Okay. And yeah, PC's are superior. I own three consoles, and they have a place, but they are inferior. You can prefer consoles, and that's fine, that's your preference; preferences are only opinions though. And superiority is based on facts. And objectively, PCs are better; consoles are objectively worse. As in better processor, better RAM, better GPU, more control options, and finally lower priced games. I can't tell you what your favourite is, but you asked for what was superior, I must answer. Oh and "Playing on the couch is better, I like controllers, and I don't like all the hassle of setting things up are all opinions, not facts. Sure, you can use those points in formulating your own opinion of your PREFERENCE, but they can't be used in proving which is SUPERIOR.... \ But let me reiterate incase you didn't get it through your thick little skull: PC is superior objectively, consoles still have a place, and no one is trying to tell you you have to like PC. But this is all beside the point...

You say I am trying to hog the games for PC.. I do not support this nor did I ever state it. I supported Minecraft Xbox Edition and I even own it. It accomplished what a good port should do: expand the audience to people who would otherwise not get to play the game. But should't that go both ways? I merely stated I can agree with some people not liking Terraia being ported as we PC gamers don't get as fair a share of ports. I never said "Terraria should never, ever be ported and the PC master race should hog all the games!!!" I proved this with a list of many exclusives that I'm sure many PC gamers would love to have, just as many console gamers want Terraia. So, one last time, how is it that you can "HOG ALL THE GAMES" but PC gets shit? Oh, and QQ MOAR about your terrible reading comprehension.

I love how you treat me like shit because I prefer consoles, when in reality, all I have is a PC.

Thick little skull? Seriously? U mad? It's easy to dismiss everything you say when you say things like that (even more so when under self-administered false pretense).

I'm fully aware that PCs are superior by definition. This fact has nothing to do with this discussion, meaning your little rant did nothing but make you look like a fool.

And you say you didn't support game-hogging, but that's been the underlying message of every single thing you've typed up to this point: "I'm upset because I have to give up previously exclusive titles to the consoles." You try to justify with "But they don't give us anything!" which is bull. Almost everything I want to play is ported to PC, and your long list of games that haven't is dwarfed by those that have. Then, you accuse ME of saying that PCs can't have exclusives.

clippen05:
So consoles can have exclusives and PC's can't? Okay.

After I gave you a list of PC exclusives. Insert generic sarcastic snark here.

You attack MY reading comprehension, but YOU'RE the one projecting into what I write. As I said, I don't even have a console. So... Whoops!

What you're trying to do is justify thousands of PC gamers acting like tantrumming children simply because game companies don't give you enough ports.

Deny it. You can't, because it's what you've been doing.

I, for one, take what I get, and don't support embarrassing bitch-fits because I use a product and dislike one of the (few) benefits of a competing product.

Although, I should thank you for the copious mirth I got from your assumptions that I use consoles. Assumptions aren't your friend.

Andy Chalk:
Terraria Goes to Consoles, PC Gamers Go Nuts

Having fun?

You'd think people would catch on just by looking at your avatar.

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Oh wait, this is very important, life changing news so your not allowed to prod people.

No fun for you!

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To the people who are talking about the complaints being primarily about unfulfilled pc promises as opposed to the fact it's coming to consoles, I agree with you. However, while that is the main problem people are bringing up, some of the comments on the facebook page are not as formal, reasonable or polite as you are being here. Not that there aren't complaints worded in a reasonable manner, it's just that they are not as detailed and don't stand out as much due to the lack of passion they convey compared to the ones with strong wording that try to convey offense.

I can't tell the ratio of calm to angry complaints because I'm not reading though all 2K comments.

Nice! As a mac user with some consoles, it'll be nice to give this game a go finally.

And yes, I admit: As a Mac gamer, my reaction to those whining it got a wider release is: "Aww, muffin."

lacktheknack:

clippen05:
So consoles can have exclusives and PC's can't? Okay. And yeah, PC's are superior. I own three consoles, and they have a place, but they are inferior. You can prefer consoles, and that's fine, that's your preference; preferences are only opinions though. And superiority is based on facts. And objectively, PCs are better; consoles are objectively worse. As in better processor, better RAM, better GPU, more control options, and finally lower priced games. I can't tell you what your favourite is, but you asked for what was superior, I must answer. Oh and "Playing on the couch is better, I like controllers, and I don't like all the hassle of setting things up are all opinions, not facts. Sure, you can use those points in formulating your own opinion of your PREFERENCE, but they can't be used in proving which is SUPERIOR.... \ But let me reiterate incase you didn't get it through your thick little skull: PC is superior objectively, consoles still have a place, and no one is trying to tell you you have to like PC. But this is all beside the point...

You say I am trying to hog the games for PC.. I do not support this nor did I ever state it. I supported Minecraft Xbox Edition and I even own it. It accomplished what a good port should do: expand the audience to people who would otherwise not get to play the game. But should't that go both ways? I merely stated I can agree with some people not liking Terraia being ported as we PC gamers don't get as fair a share of ports. I never said "Terraria should never, ever be ported and the PC master race should hog all the games!!!" I proved this with a list of many exclusives that I'm sure many PC gamers would love to have, just as many console gamers want Terraia. So, one last time, how is it that you can "HOG ALL THE GAMES" but PC gets shit? Oh, and QQ MOAR about your terrible reading comprehension.

I love how you treat me like shit because I prefer consoles, when in reality, all I have is a PC.

Thick little skull? Seriously? U mad? It's easy to dismiss everything you say when you say things like that (even more so when under self-administered false pretense).

I'm fully aware that PCs are superior by definition. This fact has nothing to do with this discussion, meaning your little rant did nothing but make you look like a fool.

And you say you didn't support game-hogging, but that's been the underlying message of every single thing you've typed up to this point: "I'm upset because I have to give up previously exclusive titles to the consoles." You try to justify with "But they don't give us anything!" which is bull. Almost everything I want to play is ported to PC, and your long list of games that haven't is dwarfed by those that have. Then, you accuse ME of saying that PCs can't have exclusives.

clippen05:
So consoles can have exclusives and PC's can't? Okay.

After I gave you a list of PC exclusives. Insert generic sarcastic snark here.

You attack MY reading comprehension, but YOU'RE the one projecting into what I write. As I said, I don't even have a console. So... Whoops!

What you're trying to do is justify thousands of PC gamers acting like tantrumming children simply because game companies don't give you enough ports.

Deny it. You can't, because it's what you've been doing.

I, for one, take what I get, and don't support embarrassing bitch-fits because I use a product and dislike one of the (few) benefits of a competing product.

Although, I should thank you for the copious mirth I got from your assumptions that I use consoles. Assumptions aren't your friend.

Again, no I don't support game hogging, either by PC or console. If I did, why would I take the time to post that huge list of games that I would like to have on PC. I specifically said I think that Ports are good and gave you the example of Minecraft. But again, you ignore that while I state I like ports, the balance between Console -> PC ports and PC -> console ports is unbalanced. SO yeah, I'd like to believe you have reading comprehension problems because you continue to ignore the fact that I NEVER, EVER SAID "I WANT TO KEEP ALL THE GAMES ON PC, NO ONE CAN HAVE THEM" Apparently, if I infer you play consoles, I'm an idiot for being wrong. Ok, that's cool, that's what they same with assuming: it makes an ass and of u and me. I was wrong. But YOU can infer that my objective is to justify keeping all the games on Steam so no one else can have them... and be completely wrong; I haven't said ANYTHING to support this notion, but that's fine, you're never wrong right? WAH WAH YOU"RE PROJECTING INTO WHAT I WRITE. It goes both ways moron.

Just because everything you like gets ported to PC means absolutely nothing to me or anyone else for that matter. It doesn't make up for the fact that the port scale is tipped heavily in the consoles favour. DOES THIS MAKE IT OK TO WANT ALL PC GAMES TO BE EXCLUSIVE? NO. IT MEANS I UNDERSTAND THE POINT THAT THESE GAMERS ARE MAKING( THE EXACT SAME THING I SAID IN MY FIRST POST) I guess you don't remember, because you only ignore what I have to say and post your own bullshit as a response to something I never said.

Terraria was my GOTY for last year...
While I was sorely disappointed in Redigit's decision to just drop support entirely, I'm not especially mad about him porting it to consoles.

IT'S. A. PORT. FROM. PC.
We honestly lose NOTHING

The new content? It's probably going to be token and miniscule.
And replicated by modders within a month.

If it's substantial, like the 1.1 Update was, then I have little to no doubt that he would provide the same content as an update to the original PC version.

Why? I dunno, SELL MORE PC COPIES, MAYBE?

Since Redigit said that he's basically done developing the Core of Terraria for good, I cannot fathom this happening.

The Special box edition came with one special item. You know what it was?
A Carrot that summoned a pet Bunny. A pet that basically did absolutely fuck-all.
Oh, the scandal!

We still don't get any of it? PC GAMERS GET MODS.
(I played a few mods over Labor Day weekend. They're DAMN good and quite fun)

It's sad, but not unexpected for those bad apples to make PC gamers look elitist.
Way to maintain the stereotype, assholes.

clippen05:

lacktheknack:

clippen05:
So consoles can have exclusives and PC's can't? Okay. And yeah, PC's are superior. I own three consoles, and they have a place, but they are inferior. You can prefer consoles, and that's fine, that's your preference; preferences are only opinions though. And superiority is based on facts. And objectively, PCs are better; consoles are objectively worse. As in better processor, better RAM, better GPU, more control options, and finally lower priced games. I can't tell you what your favourite is, but you asked for what was superior, I must answer. Oh and "Playing on the couch is better, I like controllers, and I don't like all the hassle of setting things up are all opinions, not facts. Sure, you can use those points in formulating your own opinion of your PREFERENCE, but they can't be used in proving which is SUPERIOR.... \ But let me reiterate incase you didn't get it through your thick little skull: PC is superior objectively, consoles still have a place, and no one is trying to tell you you have to like PC. But this is all beside the point...

You say I am trying to hog the games for PC.. I do not support this nor did I ever state it. I supported Minecraft Xbox Edition and I even own it. It accomplished what a good port should do: expand the audience to people who would otherwise not get to play the game. But should't that go both ways? I merely stated I can agree with some people not liking Terraia being ported as we PC gamers don't get as fair a share of ports. I never said "Terraria should never, ever be ported and the PC master race should hog all the games!!!" I proved this with a list of many exclusives that I'm sure many PC gamers would love to have, just as many console gamers want Terraia. So, one last time, how is it that you can "HOG ALL THE GAMES" but PC gets shit? Oh, and QQ MOAR about your terrible reading comprehension.

I love how you treat me like shit because I prefer consoles, when in reality, all I have is a PC.

Thick little skull? Seriously? U mad? It's easy to dismiss everything you say when you say things like that (even more so when under self-administered false pretense).

I'm fully aware that PCs are superior by definition. This fact has nothing to do with this discussion, meaning your little rant did nothing but make you look like a fool.

And you say you didn't support game-hogging, but that's been the underlying message of every single thing you've typed up to this point: "I'm upset because I have to give up previously exclusive titles to the consoles." You try to justify with "But they don't give us anything!" which is bull. Almost everything I want to play is ported to PC, and your long list of games that haven't is dwarfed by those that have. Then, you accuse ME of saying that PCs can't have exclusives.

clippen05:
So consoles can have exclusives and PC's can't? Okay.

After I gave you a list of PC exclusives. Insert generic sarcastic snark here.

You attack MY reading comprehension, but YOU'RE the one projecting into what I write. As I said, I don't even have a console. So... Whoops!

What you're trying to do is justify thousands of PC gamers acting like tantrumming children simply because game companies don't give you enough ports.

Deny it. You can't, because it's what you've been doing.

I, for one, take what I get, and don't support embarrassing bitch-fits because I use a product and dislike one of the (few) benefits of a competing product.

Although, I should thank you for the copious mirth I got from your assumptions that I use consoles. Assumptions aren't your friend.

Again, no I don't support game hogging, either by PC or console. If I did, why would I take the time to post that huge list of games that I would like to have on PC. I specifically said I think that Ports are good and gave you the example of Minecraft. But again, you ignore that while I state I like ports, the balance between Console -> PC ports and PC -> console ports is unbalanced. SO yeah, I'd like to believe you have reading comprehension problems because you continue to ignore the fact that I NEVER, EVER SAID "I WANT TO KEEP ALL THE GAMES ON PC, NO ONE CAN HAVE THEM" Apparently, if I infer you play consoles, I'm an idiot for being wrong. Ok, that's cool, that's what they same with assuming: it makes an ass and of u and me. I was wrong. But YOU can infer that my objective is to justify keeping all the games on Steam so no one else can have them... and be completely wrong; I haven't said ANYTHING to support this notion, but that's fine, you're never wrong right? WAH WAH YOU"RE PROJECTING INTO WHAT I WRITE. It goes both ways moron.

Just because everything you like gets ported to PC means absolutely nothing to me or anyone else for that matter. It doesn't make up for the fact that the port scale is tipped heavily in the consoles favour. DOES THIS MAKE IT OK TO WANT ALL PC GAMES TO BE EXCLUSIVE? NO. IT MEANS I UNDERSTAND THE POINT THAT THESE GAMERS ARE MAKING( THE EXACT SAME THING I SAID IN MY FIRST POST) I guess you don't remember, because you only ignore what I have to say and post your own bullshit as a response to something I never said.

You've never come out and SAID it, no, but you do infer it. A lot. That's what happens when you make your entire argument under the pretense that you support people throwing tantrums (and "seeing where they come from" with no "but" attached comes across as support, like it or not).

What you originally said: "I understand why they're throwing a fit, and it's because there's a port imbalance."

Let's start (and end) there: Even if that's true, that doesn't make me understand why they're throwing a fit.

Just as I'd think console players are infantile if they attack me because PCs have more graphic potential, I think PC players are infantile if they throw a fit because something goes right for consoles.

Alternatively, when they throw around the words "moron" and "thick little skull" because they can't get themselves across any other way.

clippen05:
I guess you don't remember, because you only ignore what I have to say and post your own bullshit as a response to something I never said.

Stick to the point man. If you have a valid argument, you won't need to attack his actual method.

lacktheknack:
you do infer it

[nitpick] You infer, he implies. [/nitpick]

Why is anyone upset over this? I guess the bait-and-switch could be a little infuriating, but a simple "oh..." is all that this calls for.

I am a little perplexed as to why they decided to release it for consoles. It does rely on the mouse quite a bit, so the controls may be a severe handicap. That and the game practically runs on an abacus, so it seems like a lot of work to bring it to consoles when grandma's PC could run it just fine. Sales on Steam have also shown that indie titles can stand to make a lot of money over the console marketplaces.

Bah, you know what, I fully understand the rage the more I try to rationalize the decision. Personally, it doesn't make one jot of a difference to me who gets to play it where, but if you're going to say to your fans (ALL of which are PC fans, BTW) that they should be excited about an upcoming something, and that something doesn't apply to them, they have a right to be mad. Lashing out with asinine comments like what was quoted sounds more reasonable than I first thought.

Trilligan:

lacktheknack:
you do infer it

[nitpick] You infer, he implies. [/nitpick]

Balls.

<commits seppuku>

lacktheknack:

<commits seppuku>

Trilligan:

lacktheknack:

<commits seppuku>

Signa:
Why is anyone upset over this? I guess the bait-and-switch could be a little infuriating, but a simple "oh..." is all that this calls for.

The thought is that, instead of just making a shallow cash-grab port, they could have spent the same amount of money and effort to actually support the existing game.

As a PC gamer, I don't apologize for shit.

Re-Logic should've realized their audience is entirely on PC and has been shrinking ever since they stopped launching updates. Giving it hopes for new content, and then only confirming it for consoles was not wise.

Look at how CDP handled the Enhanced Edition for TW2. They announced it will be a simultaneous release for PC and console since day one and everyone was happy. That's how you do it.

Buretsu:

Signa:
Why is anyone upset over this? I guess the bait-and-switch could be a little infuriating, but a simple "oh..." is all that this calls for.

The thought is that, instead of just making a shallow cash-grab port, they could have spent the same amount of money and effort to actually support the existing game.

Shit. I didn't even think of that aspect too. Yeah, I'm certainly not going to "RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE" about this, but it deserves it. They had a loyal fanbase, and they just shit all over them for a few thousand more sales.

5ilver:
I don't mind PC-only games being turned into console ports, what I do mind is when I come to read the news and get insulted instead.

Agreed, this was a poorly written news piece and frankly I expected more from the escapist than flame bait. Bad show Andy.

And having spent hours upon hours on Terraria, I can understand their ire, the game basically just died, with the devs abandoning it, as has been pointed out, while missing a great amount of promised features. So when a dev says a big update is coming people thinking "Oh yey all those promised features." and then it turns into a console port? Put it like this, this is like when Minecraft got console ported while it was still a buggy mess on PC, the only redeeming thing about that situation was that Mojang outsourced, Terraria to my understanding isn't being outsourced.

Well, this certainly isn't the first time a company has assumed that gamers enjoy hearing that their popular game is being ported instead of updated (due to the fact that making such grand opening statements is just asking for trouble), and it won't be the last. Developers and publishers, please understand that when you invoke the call of mystery, that you do not use this privilege lightly.

Frankly, while the backlash always leans on the side of "unreasonable" to say the least, it is hard to tell why the pr people did not expect fan anger after doing something like, say, putting a large countdown on a page, and then revealing a port to handheld mac devices for a game that people have been wanting the sequel to for ages.

Stuff like that.

Krantos:

Nice, because THAT statement won't piss anybody off at all.

People getting pissed off would sorta confirm that, though.

soo more people get to enjoy a game you love? sounds like a good job :)

5ilver:
I don't mind PC-only games being turned into console ports, what I do mind is when I come to read the news and get insulted instead.

It's funny. This is the exact same snarky sort of style the Escapist has demonstrated for years. Nobody else really seems to be insulted. There's snarky comments about PC gamers for once?

ZOMG shitstorm!

Seriously guys, lighten up.

Andy Chalk:

The Terraria Facebook page is currently not a happy place as PC gamers, once again demonstrating why they are the respected and even beloved elite of the videogaming community, vent their rage over what they seem to see as a betrayal of... well, something.

Hey, guess what? SOMEONE is getting a promotion and a big, fat juicy pay raise soon! Yeah, it's going to be completely awesome! And guess what else? IT'S NOT YOU! Haha, no, it's the guy we just hired. Yeah, we know you've been with the Escapist for a long time, and you're incredibly loyal. But we think that screwing you over will be better for us. But, umm... keep up the good work, Randy.

Daystar Clarion:
This seems very familiar...

So familiar.

I just can't put my finger on it...

I think it rhymes with Hark Rolls.

You just wait, I'm going to download it and review bomb it for not looking like a proper PS3 game!

Where's my damn skyrim graphics??? ROAR

(Before you say Skyrim doesn't have good graphics, remember, console good. Also, I'm being sarcastic.)

Thinging about it, that's going to be one tough port. I'm left wondering how they're going to map the controls, because from what I can remember this game was highly dependant on the mouse.

Though in the end I'm just really happy for the devs of such a great game are get more cash.

Shinsei-J:
Thinging about it, that's going to be one tough port. I'm left wondering how they're going to map the controls, because from what I can remember this game was highly dependant on the mouse.

The mouse is used for aiming, and the thumbstick can do that.

Zachary Amaranth:

5ilver:
I don't mind PC-only games being turned into console ports, what I do mind is when I come to read the news and get insulted instead.

It's funny. This is the exact same snarky sort of style the Escapist has demonstrated for years. Nobody else really seems to be insulted. There's snarky comments about PC gamers for once?

ZOMG shitstorm!

Seriously guys, lighten up.

The persons a newfolk with less than 200 posts

The rest of us have learned that you get your news in other more reliable places and that you just come here for a couple of videos and comics.

Dont worry, 5ilver will learn.

Buretsu:

Shinsei-J:
Thinging about it, that's going to be one tough port. I'm left wondering how they're going to map the controls, because from what I can remember this game was highly dependant on the mouse.

The mouse is used for aiming, and the thumbstick can do that.

Huh, was that all?
My memory fails me.

I own a copy of Terraria on Steam and can't imagine playing it without mods. They add A LOT of free content and make it more challenging and fun. And since mods and consoles don't mix, my feelings as a PC elitist are safe :)

Vigormortis:

Andrewtheeviscerator:
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dangoball:
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ThaBenMan:
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Generalizations. Aren't they grand? They let you judge and dismiss an entire group of people based solely on the actions of a few.

In fact, let's make some generalizations of PC games by looking at all of the posts from self-proclaimed PC gamers in this thread, shall we? I'm sure they'll be full of hatred, bad grammar, poor spelling, and at least a few racial slurs.

Let's take a look here...hmm...

Huh. Well how 'bout that? Looks to me that the PC gamers are not only not mad but are actually happy their console gaming brethren are getting a chance to play Terraria.

I guess that means that ALL PC gamers are tempered, well-mannered, easy-going people who don't honestly care how others play their games.

But that can't be right, can it? We all know every PC gamer is an elitist, douche-y dick-bag who hates everything and everyone, right?

I mean, Andy Chalk seems to indicate this to be the case. After all, he said:

...as PC gamers, an inherently insecure bunch to begin with...

And, it's not like he would say something so blatantly inflammatory just to ruffle feathers and start a flame war, right?

Right?

You know what's also a fun fact? The only platform I play my games on is PC ;)

Just because I poke some fun at PC gaming doesn't have to mean I hate all and any PC gamers, just like not liking CoD doesn't automatically make me hate all FPS.

It's like you said: Generalizations, aren't they grand? :)

Daystar Clarion:
This seems very familiar...

So familiar.

I just can't put my finger on it...

I think it rhymes with Hark Rolls.

Not sure if you're referring to the widely publicised rage of PC gamers learning it was going to be a straight port or the less publicised but no less vitriolic rage console gamers had when they learned that From Software was going to spend some of its precious time working with the PC.

If you get your news from facebook page comments all you're going to get is rage.

"PC gamers are hopping mad that the indie hit Terraria is coming to consoles."

So less than 1% of PC gamers show annoyance or rage and we get that... nice

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