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Resetera thread of the day by Jerry Whorebach 09/20/2023, 9:49am PDT
Chairmanchuck wrote:

"Review bombing" for overloaded servers - Morally right?

So Party Animals just came out, one of the most wishlisted games on Steam and also right now the Nr. 1 topseller on Steam, launches and several regions have huge server issues where they have to wait 2-3 hours in a queue to get into the game.

In turn people air their grievances give the game a bad review, in turn making the game on Steam "Overwhelmingly negative".

Do you think in this case gamers who bought a game that they cant play for 1 day (depending how long the server are being overrun) should air their grievances?
Do you think the developer/publisher could partly be at fault knowing that they have one of the most wishlisted games on Steam since forever and did not plan enough?

What are your toughts on this?

In fairness, most of the posters who actually read the OP agree this isn't "review bombing." Review bombing would be something like a targeted campaign of negativity against a game because it deadnames a trans character or whatever, even though the framerate is fine and it supports DLSS. But a few of the posters are pretty special.

So would people here flood yelp and google with lowest possible rating reviews if they had tickets to an amusement park or some event and were told the place is overcrowded and you need to come back later or tomorrow?

Rational people would say okay, that's a shame and try later. Not bitch and moan online because it's the cool thing to do. Maybe I'm just out of touch and do not need instant gratification all the time?

It’s as unfair as leaving a negative review on a product because it was damaged during shipping.
It's certainly as useless. There's nothing worse than reviews talking about shipping. Sucks for you, but you're wasting my time not talking about the actual product. And makes getting useful info difficult because it's getting buried. I'd say the same with temporary server issues. It's useless info. Everyone knows there's a problem. The devs are working 24/7 to address it. It just buries useful reviews that tell you something (good or bad) about the actual game.

EDIT: Walmart reviews are the absolute worst with this. Any food item is going to have all the reviews talking about how curbside pickup substituted a different item. Leave that in the curbside pickup review. I'm just trying to find one review that talks about if something tastes good or not. FFS.

Going to for food reviews hahahahaha "can't chew it without muh teeth 0/10" ahahahaha
I just got my first ban from Resetera. They're running a tight ship! by Jerry Whorebach 01/20/2018, 5:25pm PST NEW
    Are we at war with Resettia now? by Puddy the PS3 Poohbah 01/22/2018, 1:32pm PST NEW
        Don't go to war on my account. by Jerry Whorebach 01/22/2018, 6:46pm PST NEW
            Great avatar by laudablepuss 02/06/2018, 3:38pm PST NEW
    My first post back gets a warning and "1 infraction points." by Jerry Whorebach 02/03/2018, 7:09pm PST NEW
        They will ban you if you say anything good about the Kingdom Come guy by Oh 03/11/2018, 12:15pm PDT NEW
            Vavra should tell his followers they can discuss him all they want on NeoGAF. by Jerry Whorebach 03/12/2018, 2:01am PDT NEW
                Hey man. That hurts. by Kenji Carter 03/12/2018, 9:21pm PDT NEW
                    I wish I could go back and rewrite that post :( by Jerry Whorebach 03/13/2018, 1:00am PDT NEW
            I really hope patch progress doesn't scale inversely with him maga posting again NT by Worm 03/12/2018, 9:21pm PDT NEW
    That place is an absolute fucking shithole. NT by John Gulp 02/06/2018, 11:10pm PST NEW
    Bait thread attracts bans by It's pretty bad 06/24/2018, 7:57am PDT NEW
        They have achieved perfection: by truly blind justice 06/24/2018, 3:54pm PDT NEW
        This is not your thread for complaining about a forum you don't even post on. by Jerry Whorebach 12/04/2018, 2:02am PST NEW
    Second ban, duration pending. Am I coming back from this one? by Jerry Whorebach 12/20/2018, 5:15pm PST NEW
        Every single poster in that thread is a guy, right? NT by Mysterio Lollerson 12/20/2018, 6:12pm PST NEW
            The term you're looking for is 'fluid' NT by Woke Mysterio 12/20/2018, 8:00pm PST NEW
                Because, I mean, holy shit - by Mysterio Lollerson 12/21/2018, 2:36pm PST NEW
        It was a permanent ban. :( NT by Ice Cream Jonsey 01/03/2019, 11:18am PST NEW
            I have to appreciate the irony of banning a disabled man for ableism. by Jerry Whorebach 01/04/2019, 6:46am PST NEW
    Look at these cunts. by Ulrachi 08/19/2019, 1:53pm PDT NEW
        Whoops. I see now this is not the ResetEra sucks thread. Sorry Jerry. NT by Ulrachi 08/19/2019, 1:57pm PDT NEW
            I guess it might as well be, I think its original purpose has run its course. by Jerry Whorebach 09/14/2019, 2:46pm PDT NEW
                I could expand on that story. by Jerry Whorebach 09/14/2019, 3:56pm PDT NEW
                    I'm disappointed no one wants to argue this. What kind of right-wing shithole by Jerry Whorebach 09/16/2019, 1:45am PDT NEW
                        Not so fast pal by Angry Stewart Payne 09/16/2019, 6:54am PDT NEW
                        This probably belongs in Knuckle Shuffle, Jerry. by (Hint: penis bones...) 09/16/2019, 8:19pm PDT NEW
                        I've slayed some beavers, PAL NT by Slew? Slewed? 09/20/2023, 5:37pm PDT NEW
        Too fucking good, look at this. by Oh 08/19/2019, 2:11pm PDT NEW
    their executing whites over there NT by tsfr, fuckers 03/01/2020, 8:00pm PST NEW
        I don't know what this is in regards to. It sounds unironically racist. by Jerry Whorebach 03/05/2020, 6:50pm PST NEW
            I like where this is heading, Jerry by Flip Orb Strong 03/05/2020, 10:52pm PST NEW
    They had a credential leak by Details soon 03/07/2020, 7:12pm PST NEW
        It's true by Horus Truthteller 03/07/2020, 11:10pm PST NEW
            Trying to remember if I gave them any info they could use to collect my welfare. by Jerry Whorebach 03/08/2020, 8:21am PDT NEW
    Resetera thread of the day by Jerry Whorebach 09/20/2023, 9:49am PDT NEW
        "these peppers are too spicy! send them back desantos" hahahahahaha by Jerry Whorebach 09/20/2023, 10:08am PDT NEW
    ResetEra Thread of the Year by Jerry Whorebach 10/31/2023, 8:47pm PDT NEW
        LOL. That worthless scold had a 20 year old jpg READY TO GO NT by What a fucking loser 10/31/2023, 9:45pm PDT NEW
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