Re: Who Thinks Game Devolopers rely on patches too much?
I don't mind patches as long as they add more to the game... i.e.: additional levels, character models, maps, story... because I want to play a completed game right of the box. If a patch comes out, there needs to be a free addon. I can understand if the patch only affects the multiplayer aspect, and not the single player of the game.
The only place I can think of that requires patches are 'free/pay to play' MMOs. Why??? This genre is ever expanding, they need to keep their customer base subscribed. The only way to do so is to add new content as part of the patch process, in order to keep their fans/customers from leaving their MMO world, and play in their competitors MMO world. Lucky for me, I left Azeroth's orbit and landed on the Earth Space Dock of Star Trek Online, and back to Earth with City of Villains (because heroes needs a beat down from my robotic minions)... (yah, I know shameless plug).
"Wow...Macross fans are the only fans I can think of that are barred from watching their favorite series in the US. Gundam, Ghost in the Shell, Naruto, Bleach, etc...all can watch, buy, collect on a whim. While we sit and curse HG for our misfortunes."
- Zor Primus, Debate post @ Macorossworld.com