Lostedge Apr 2, 2013 @ 9:51am
Why do people keep buying this?
I checked steam and the currently most sold games and it seems that War Z is in the top 15. What makes people buy this? Is it so bad, that it is already good? (I mean 20/100 metascore should drive away people with brains ... and only mindless zombies would buy this).

Why am I concerned what people buy? It does not affect me in anyway what people buy and do not buy ... but it actually does. If you let people poop on you with bad games, they will continue pooping, and in the end you drown in crap. This is unfinished game that is there to cash in .... in-game currency will already tell you that much.

90% of the topics are negative and even people who play it, warn others not to buy it ... still people continue pouring money to developers. Though I have to admit, I would probably buy Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing ... (mostly because it is collectible as people burned all the available copies)
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I am the liquor Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:00am 
I would gues that people are ignorant and impulsive. I bought it back in Oct before all the scandals and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ happened. There is no excuse for people now to be buying this mess
{GE} Moms are tough Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:09am 
Its fun, it was part of media parade of it being popular to hate this game, as you can see remnants of it are still here even though they have never played it. Got it for 15$, had a ton of fun with friends and I regret nothing. <3
Cronik Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:10am 
Poorly made game, with horrible developers but man is this genre of game awesome and at the moment you only either have Warz or Dayz which I didn't like though hoping the standalone will be better. It's just great to have a new genre of game as after 20 yrs gaming I've done every other 1 to death, this genre is new, refreshing and very exciting.

Bottom line is I would luv a proper/big name company to make a game like this but I guess no1 will until the new consoles are out and if they can handle something like this game, then it will be profitable enough for them to bother making one.
Failure 2 launch (Banned) Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:12am 
To understand how much WarZ sucks you have to play DayZ with a good computer. I call BS on WarZ having better graphics than DayZ. It might look better than DayZ on a ♥♥♥♥ 4+ year old pc. On a 3570k, 8gigs, 2 GTX 660 SCs DayZ shines.
Silv3r9 Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:13am 
Because news/articles about their epic hack got them publicity once again... so peeps with peanuts for brains google up a few screens of the game and go "herp derp that looks like fun I must have it now!" *instabuy*

This also explains the newer threads about: "I just bought the game but can't access it boo-hoo"
{GE} Moms are tough Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:23am 
Originally posted by Silv3r9:
Because news/articles about their epic hack got them publicity once again... so peeps with peanuts for brains google up a few screens of the game and go "herp derp that looks like fun I must have it now!" *instabuy*

This also explains the newer threads about: "I just bought the game but can't access it boo-hoo"
You think the sales of a game are up because news that the game just got hacked?
General Fredrik Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:25am 
Short answer: It's a fun game to play with friends.

Long answer: Experiencing the thrilling hunt of gathering friends and fighting for survival in a, more or less, wasteland is one of the biggest reasons people play this game. Let us not forget that gathering weapons and bartering with other survivors is also a huge point for this game. Attacking outposts and taking over hotspots with several clan members is a really adventures experience.

Hopefully I have made some points on why people buy this game and play it.
Hanging Bunny Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:31am 
I'm just shocked at the number of people who say "I don't like the developers but the game is good", or "I don't care what the devs do, it's all about the game."
What happened to honor and ethics?

The game is not the major issue, it's a typical low end PVP. Nothing new, above average, or cutting edge about it.
The larger issue is how can people support the behavior of the devs? By giving them money you are reinforcing that people can act without honor, treat people badly, and lie with impunity.

You all only have yourselves to blame when other unscrupulous people see how easy it is to put a minimum effort and rake in the money. We will see more of these "foundation games" with more attention giving to the in game stores and less attention given to things like plot, functionality, design, and art.

You have shown the other sharks out there that you are willing to overlook scummy behavior if they give you the minimum of effort then spin promises and false hope. They will bleed your wallets to finance their Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive lives.

Morals and ethics should not change because it's "only 15$". This behavior is inexcusable even if the game was free-to-play, and by purchasing it you are saying:
"Yup, this is exactly how I would act. I have no problem with it".

Is that really how you want others to see you? Is that really what you want to see when you look in the mirror?

Cyrus Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:35am 
they buy this because it got released earlier than DayZ and with phenomenal results nonetheless
at least now they are in some kind of a betatest phase and their testers paid for the participation - I guess they learned this from Blizzard
they should have got a more secure network first...
outlawpickle Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:36am 
Originally posted by Hyperion:
I mean 20/100 metascore should drive away people with brains ...

Shouldn't this tell you how biased and moronic metascores can be? Informed people will look at the gameplay videos, and if it looks enjoyable, buy it. Anyone who bases their purchase on a metascore is the one without brains.

Fact of the matter is, Day Z: SA is not out yet and Arma II's controls and UI blow ♥♥♥♥ when compared to War Z's in terms of familiarity and simplicity. People want a first-person shooter style zombie game, not a tactical simulation and I think people's wallets have spoken extremely clear in that respect.
Failure 2 launch (Banned) Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:40am 
Originally posted by outlawpickle:
Originally posted by Hyperion:
I mean 20/100 metascore should drive away people with brains ...

Shouldn't this tell you how biased and moronic metascores can be? Informed people will look at the gameplay videos, and if it looks enjoyable, buy it. Anyone who bases their purchase on a metascore is the one without brains.

Fact of the matter is, Day Z: SA is not out yet and Arma II's controls and UI blow ♥♥♥♥ when compared to War Z's in terms of familiarity and simplicity. People want a first-person shooter style zombie game, not a tactical simulation and I think people's wallets have spoken extremely clear in that respect.

Is that why Arma 2 is out selling WarZ right now? And don't say it is selling better because people want to play Arma2 and not DayZ because the Arma 2 with expansion has it listed on their page with DayZ.
Percavil Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:40am 
they bought it because war z are scammers, worst devs ive ever seen. now they gots hacked? lollol
James Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:45am 
Originally posted by Hanging Bunny:
I'm just shocked at the number of people who say "I don't like the developers but the game is good", or "I don't care what the devs do, it's all about the game."
What happened to honor and ethics?

I'm not really sure why it is the consumer's job to enforce the law... you'd think we'd have some institutions for this. I have never once done a thourough background check on a film I was about to see to make sure it didn't harm animals, mistreat its workers, had proper licensing for all the music and other works contained within it, made sure each actor was morally acceptable to support the career of, etc etc etc.
Failure 2 launch (Banned) Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:47am 
Originally posted by James:
Originally posted by Hanging Bunny:
I'm just shocked at the number of people who say "I don't like the developers but the game is good", or "I don't care what the devs do, it's all about the game."
What happened to honor and ethics?

I'm not really sure why it is the consumer's job to enforce the law... you'd think we'd have some institutions for this. I have never once done a thourough background check on a film I was about to see to make sure it didn't harm animals, mistreat its workers, had proper licensing for all the music and other works contained within it, made sure each actor was morally acceptable to support the career of, etc etc etc.

*facepalms* Do you realize most of the movies produced don't make it to the "big screen?"
Hanging Bunny Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:54am 
Originally posted by James:
Originally posted by Hanging Bunny:
I'm just shocked at the number of people who say "I don't like the developers but the game is good", or "I don't care what the devs do, it's all about the game."
What happened to honor and ethics?

I'm not really sure why it is the consumer's job to enforce the law... you'd think we'd have some institutions for this. I have never once done a thourough background check on a film I was about to see to make sure it didn't harm animals, mistreat its workers, had proper licensing for all the music and other works contained within it, made sure each actor was morally acceptable to support the career of, etc etc etc.
You really should. There are actors and singers out there who beat their wives and people still buy thier products. It's disgusting.

There are production companies who don't treat their artists or crew well or withhold back end payments for completed projects, who crunch the numbers in such a way that the residuals never get paid to certain sectors.

The great part about this case is that the research had already been done for people and was being shouted from the rooftops. Even the 20-23 metacritic score should have triggered a "Hey lets look at the forums and see what THAT'S all about".

It's akin to someone yelling "Don't go in that cave! There's an angry bloodthirsty bear in it!" and yelling back at them "I don't believe you, I should see for myself".
Later at the hospital, you really shouldn't blame that bystander for your missing arm.
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