Offering Too Much Advice

One of the things I do is give advice.  Sometimes I give advice when people don’t even ask for it, I just start explaining things.  Sometimes I’ll talk too much trying to explain my advice when they don’t particularly care or they already understand it and I end up annoying them.  Learning what annoys people is a never ending process.  It can be talking too much, how you explain your advice, or what subject it is on.

While it may be a way of expressing you care, you still need to be mindful of how others take it.  And that can be hard.

Pre-Order Bonuses

I know that I’m not the only one getting sick and tired of 10 different pre-order bonuses depending on what retailer you go to or version of the game you order.  It is getting out of hand.  I don’t mind so much when its simple game swag or in-game cosmetics, but sometimes it is extra weapons, maps, even entire DLC chapters.  Like day 0 DLC, it isn’t good for the industry and should stop.

  • The gamers don’t like it because they can’t get their hands on all of the game content.  A game that they paid for.
  • It’s bad for the retailers because now their orders don’t depend on actual service but who can shell out money for the best bonus.
  • It’s bad for the game companies because they are spending time making game content for small portions of their customer base.

So when Titanfall announced their preorder bonuses I was surprised when they actually did a great job.  No exclusive guns, or titans, or maps.  A few swag items and a possible guide that you can find on the internet.  Well done Respawn Entertainment!  As an avid gamer, thank you for not contributing to the preorder bonus ecosystem mess we are currently stuck in.