11 Apr

People and players and games and devs

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Twenty years ago, you had to walk several miles to get to your neighbor’s house. Yet, people did that… daily even, without any problem. They found ways to spend time together. They also had arguments and fights, but they were back drinking coffee or eating some ice-cream the next day.

Here’s a sample of what today’s people are like sometimes:”Did you just talk with that person that I cannot stand? Oh this friendship is over…” and I didn’t even add the interesting cursing words to make it genuine.

In today’s world, we discard friends and relationships and girlfriends and boyfriends and old friends because *insert anything here really*. Why? Because there are hundreds and thousands of other people out there… I’ll get another girlfriend or another friend in no time.

But that is false as there will always be things to discuss and problems or common ground to establish with any 2 people getting close. That’s how humans are. ┬áThe next person you will like will have some problems or things you don’t like too.

Going through that is what makes that relationship more valuable and those people closer. Trying to fix it instead of throwing it away might get you to the good stuff.

Now on to games. Specifically mobile games(free to play or otherwise). I feel that in a way, the same thing is happening.

We discard games both free and premium the moment we find something we dislike. We let go of a game the moment they charge for that huge $0.99 (how dare they!) and that’s even though we liked the game.

We disregard games before we even play them. We just downloaded it because it was free.

The point I’m trying to make and the question I’m asking here is:

“Are we really enjoying these games to the fullest?”

Or are we just jumping from game to game because 200 other games launched today and I have to get them.

Maybe sticking around and sending the dev an email with feedback might actually give us a better experience and maybe even a bonus in the game.

Even if ┬áthere are still bumps in it, if you like a game, don’t insta-delete it. The devs are listening. Invest some time with them to see if it works.

Try and fix it instead of throwing it away. There’s a chance that sticking with games that you like and people that make the kind of fun that you enjoy will get you more of that kind of fun and more quality games.

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