Posted 14 June 2012 - 06:05
Since someone mentioned Cryptic...one of the problems they have is their laziness when it comes to moderating what happens in their games (CO specifically). Whether that's due to lack of staff or some other reason is yet to be discovered.
Instead of using GM's to make decisions on player behaviour they've started relying on an incredibly stupid system of allowing players to hand out chat bans. Get enough people ignore you (and it seems to be a ridiculously low limit which is cumulative over an infinite time period as far as we can tell) and you're banned from chat. While, on the face of it, that may not sound like a bad thing, because of the low limit it has resulted in the inevitable group of scammers using it to mute anybody they've recently scammed or anybody they just decide they don't like.
Rumour has it that a supergroup (guild) of like minded idiots has been set up for just that purpose. It's been discussed on their forums for ages but Cryptic have become completely silent on the matter, seems they just don't care. Problem, of course, is that Cryptic rely on people ingame helping each other on chat because there's precious little official information about anything. With a lot of the decent people being driven away from chat, things may well go downhill fast...
The game is also chock full of silly bugs, some of which have been around since launch and the list grows with every update. It seems that Cryptic either can't fix the bugs or just can't be bothered. They are also, like Turbine, starting to get a bit slap-happy with their in-game store.
To be honest, the ony reason I'm still playing the game is that I bought a lifetime sub when things were looking promising so it's not costing me anything now. I got my money's worth. Bit like the situation with LOTRO really, except I just stopped playing LOTRO when I got bored. And of course, GW2 hasn't been released yet... based on what I've seen in the beta, when it finally appears, I'll probably just turn my back on Cryptics and Turbines offerings for good.