- Apr 17, 2019
Unbelievable. It's hard to imagine how anyone could take the moderation on that site seriously. What a bunch of ignorant schoolyard self aggrandizing jackasses.I guess this also explains PC Gamers' constant shilling for Epic and downplaying people's concerns. Stuff like this is silly. The editorial arm and marketing arm of any publication are (should at least) always be separate from each other, and in the best case scenario should have no decisions...resetera.com
Here’s ghosttrick’s big bad post that got him banned for a week.
Edit: just read a bunch more of the thread where Durante was chastised by a former mod actively backseat modding with the usual loads of condescending pseudo formal flowery language delivered in kindergarden teacher tone meant to impress just how lofty and unbiased the site's ideals are. This makes me SO fucking angry. Forums and social media are a huge way people exchange real information about popular media, and they have a massive influence on how people perceive it all (laugh about "influencers" all you want -- there's a reason they get paid to do it). I returned to PC gaming after a very long absence around 2016, and before that, I genuinely thought Steam was a cesspool of porny anime, asset flips, and shovelware, and I wanted to avoid using it. It literally wasn't until I spent some time reading the PC community threads on Gaf that I realized how wrong that was. Era has a huge number of users, and the site is actively shutting down reasonable discussion about some world changing shifts in a massive gaming platform. It's completely bizarre. It's going to influence peoples' opinions. It makes me wonder if they're not monetarily influenced just as much as any company can be. Why else would you act like that? Gatekeeping? I don't understand it at all.