Quoted from vireland:
Well, hey, I'm not immune. I complain about issues related to pin QC and code, but when there is a SOLUTION, I fix the issue and stop complaining about it. That seems like a normal course of action. There is a lot of not-normal in some of these threads, though. I chalk it up to passion...usually.
I don't know if it's passion. I can a understand coming into a "First Impressions" thread, giving your impression, negative or positive, and then leaving. Or contributing something new every so often.
But certain users repeatedly spraying the same negative, and in many cases baseless, comments as if it's fact and across multiple threads, is hard to explain. Especially given that none of these users own the game, and most have played it no more than a handful of times in a public location on a game that still has pre-release code.
As an owner, at least I've played it 100's of times on a perfectly tweaked game. I can make praise or criticism, and at least it's based on well considered observation.
It seems particularly bad with this title, but I could be wrong. Probably Avengers, and Xmen owners went through the same, but I think the way Stern hyped this, and increased the price, has made it worse. There's plenty who want to hate this game, regardless of its merits. And they're giving themselves a self congratulatory pat on the back for not buying it.
It's like a weird form of Schadenfreude.
But most likely it happens with every new title on Pinside, I'm just not aware of it because I'm not following the threads and don't own the games.
Anyway, it's all pinball. And it's all good.