Let's have a discussion about Criticism!

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So basically what I wanted to talk about is Criticism....Specifically good vs bad Criticism and how both of them effect different developers along with how said developer should go about handling both types of Criticism to avoid harming their product or looking like a butt.





((Might need to detail this thread a little more..Should be fine though.
 

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A thing you must never do (and I learned it in the worst way possible) is to publicly reply a bad critique.

Even if you know that the person is saying a blatantly lie, and that s/he is doing it to screw up with you because of some personal matter.

The topic @bgillisp has show to you is the best thing you must do. Ignore bad critique and consider good ones.

If the problem is a technical one, hear what the person has to say and fix any issue ASAP. This person will appreciate it and (probably) will become another fan of your work. I always do this with the games I have published so far, and it works (in most cases).
 

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I was actually planning on making this discussion more about the differences in opinions regarding what defines good criticism and bad criticism. And ask if anyone has ever lost sight of what they want their game to be because of criticism.
 

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I am always open and in fact looking for any and all criticism. My brain works in very strange ways, so I love to have a look into how other people's brains work as well.
 

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i try ta look for real critique but any review not completely positive's just like "this is gay" [an actual thing said bout my game with no real crit] which makes me want ta make my game actually gay an now ive decided not ta hold back an include that bit a romance that shouda been in there in tha first place [i left it out cuzz i was to shy - it's based on true events but oops i guess it was still obvious hahahh] :kaoluv:

so that's how i handled tha bad crit so far? ? which i think tha bad crit mite a been a good thing for me then. ..
 

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... ask if anyone has ever lost sight of what they want their game to be because of criticism.
No. The developer of the game is ME, and I do MY game whatever way I want!!! (I hope this phrase makes sense, I'm not sure how to translate it right :kaoswt: )
 

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I just say thanks and keep it moving. Even to bad criticism.

My thing is if they hate my work that much they can study and remake it to their liking but since i went to school and built my company on my terms and created this game to my liking they can eat a brick.

But don't let them know that. Just thank them and move on. At least they played your game right? XD
 

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