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Because some people like this site for some reason, I thought I'd point out that among other things, they're kind of weak on their work ethic. For example, their preview of World of Warcraft. The writer of the preview suggests how he wrote this preview - and I quote - "I did not play WoW during beta. I got 90% of the information for this preview from the official website."

Because as we all know, a website gives way more accurate information about how a game plays than a game itself does. Just like World of Warcraft. Yep. There's absolutely nothing that could be learned more from playing the game. :p Seriously, for anyone who's been in the beta (even the recent lag fest that was open beta), can you justify like anything in the article? Because it's pretty darn awful.
 

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LOL, giving a review or preview based on information shown on the official promotion website of the game..... :rolleyes:
 

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LOL, giving a review or preview based on information shown on the official promotion website of the game..... :rolleyes:
It was a preview, wasn't it? Previews are almost ALWAYS written with only the developer's words. Sure, it would have been nice if he had some game experience in there, but it's not a review, and he's not rating the game. He's relaying you information, which is, again, what all previews are, from the most 'prestigous' places.
 

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besides, maybe they felt as if they had to do SOME sort of converage on one of those over-hyped games.
 

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Having known most of the rpggamer staff, as well alot from some other high-end sites. You just summed up about 85% of the articles out there. I kid you not when I say most previews are just random thought strewen together from various information. (Alot of which is just stolen from other sites). I even know a major website who has about 3 or 4 reviews on thier site each week that nobody there even played.

Moral of the story..don't just hate rpggamer hate gaming media. The beloved gamespy as well...
 

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"beloved gamespy"... thats one of those oxymoron things, is it not?
 

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Well but in this particular case he said: I did NOT play the beta....
When you're a reviewer of a site specialised in RPG's, the least I'd expected him to have played the beta....
 

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I don't think it would have been asking so much for a title that has given multiple opportunities to beta test it (with the last open beta especially) to have someone who's touched the game to post a preview for it. Certain other RPG sites, for example, prefer to do previews with people who have...gosh, played the game. I'm sure it takes longer than to copy and paste from a site, but isn't it better to take the time to post an accurate preview rather than post some lazily thrown together mess of information that more than likely anyone else could easily get by taking a trip down to the site? I mean the current version of WoW isn't even all that much like what the site suggests because the latter is fairly outdated right now. :p
 

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Just casue your a member of a website dosn't mean you get to be apart of a beta. It's also a matter of fact these people have lives as well. Unlike some sites, such as Gamespy, Rpgamer is run by a bunch of people who do this as a side job job or hobby. Gamespy fully employ's it's people to play.

If someone even says something about rpgfan, i'm, going to explode. That site is full of iggnorant fools, who steal half thier material anyways.

I'll stick to the magic box and rulieweb for my news anyway
 
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