SRK: Community Matters – Or Why A Game Is Legitimate Only If There Are People Playing It

MasterHavik

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Who cares. This is inconsequential. None of it matters because people show up to MK tournaments. The insults thrown at DoA will be valid so long as it looks like the only people playing it are those who care about the tits.
That's the key there. Those people who like the tits also love the gameplay, but don't wanna make it out for some odd reason.
 

Snipeclips

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I honestly can't see people liking DOA as a whole unless they like the gameplay. So what about tits, yeah people will like that appeal but why play a game if they don't seem to like the gameplay? I think that when people get a hold of a 3D fighter or franchise, they'll stick with it as their main 3D fighter since a good amount were released this year. I also think that they are just biased fucks but that's just me XD.

Edit: I wonder how this was stickied from an article nearly a year ago.
 

GLoRToR

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Who cares. This is inconsequential. None of it matters because people show up to MK tournaments. The insults thrown at DoA will be valid so long as it looks like the only people playing it are those who care about the tits.
I can't see people buying a game just because there are tits in it. They get more from buying a porn dvd.
 

GLoRToR

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Some people find scantily clad women not doing anything sexual more sexy than fully naked women having sex.
People find being flogged with a whip sexy for some reason so this is no surprise either. I mean okay, I like outfits and stuff, but... I don't buy games for the sexy factor, too much money when the internet haz stuff to look at :eek:
 

Justice

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It's not wrong. But people call DoA a "Titty Fighter" and while the girls are wearing jeans and jackets by default here, MK females run around in swimsuit or less exclusively with no chance to change their appearance into anything non-skanky.
It's all about perception. Criticizms lodged against MK by people that don't play generally ended with "Well, the game is too easy to play. People only play MK for the gore and fatality gimmicks". Same thing with DoA; "It's not a serious fighter because it rewards button-mashing and is a counter-fest. The only reason people play DoA is the boobs".

Both games are seen by members of other communities as being gimmicks and not respected because of them.

Every game needs fan service. It is a fact of life. But as far as females go, it is hard to argue that DoA is the worst (best?!?) of them all. Ivy was mentioned earlier. Ivy is also the worst offender in a game that's really not so bad otherwise; there's Taki's bodysuit as well, but the rest of the female cast is pretty tame. MK is marketed as a "Mature" game and therefore the rules are a little different since it is the only one to do so. And let's be honest here, even though other games include swimsuits for their characters, the DoA string bikinis are the teeniest.

Another thing that makes DoA a target is the fact that Team Ninja puts the girls front and centre. It has always been about Kasumi, Tina, Ayane and Lei Fang from day 1 while the makes were treated as females are in other games. This for me was a drawing point to DoA. But when you go against conventional wisdom and advertise that fact, people are going to take thir shots.
 

Lafintica

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Aside from all of that fan service ranting.... still DOA5 is the best fighting game of 2012 in my opinion. Some ppl said that DOA is only about selling girls and sex appeals, in my opinion,DoA as now in DOA5 sell good fighting game and sex appeals as bonus, I can't ask for more.

Why this is good fighting game, let us take an example, a newbie play online in DOA5 for the 1st time, lets say that his name is X, and his opponent is Y.


X is aggressively punching and kicking Y, mashing all button to the point X is making his character taunt Y in some cool manners accidently .
Y is yawning and countering X's attack easily and win the match.
X is raging Y "you! you play chiken!!!, you spammers!!!, you!, you n00b!!"
X leave the online game, and play other game that doesn't required fast thinking.

Yes, DOA5 in fact required intensive training to be good, like to know your characters ability, weight, tech, combos, timing, trick, counters, etc.
You need to think fast and have a great focus for winning a match with seasoned fighter online.

Seeing a game just because it have hot chicks and great sex appeals, and blind to the actual gameplay, now that's what we called n00bs. That is why fighting game never to be reviewed by n00bs that "only judge a book by it's cover." or "only judge DOA from the boobs". Peoples should stop being stereotype about game that has boobs or sex appeals is a retarded game.
 
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VirtuaKazama

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Aside from all of that fan service ranting.... still DOA5 is the best fighting game of 2012 in my opinion. Some ppl said that DOA is only about selling girls and sex appeals, in my opinion,DoA as now in DOA5 sell good fighting game and sex appeals as bonus, I can't ask for more.

Why this is good fighting game, let us take an example, a newbie play online in DOA5 for the 1st time, lets say that his name is X, and his opponent is Y.





Yes, DOA5 in fact required intensive training to be good, like to know your characters ability, weight, tech, combos, timing, trick, counters, etc.
You need to think fast and have a great focus for winning a match with seasoned fighter online.

Seeing a game just because it have hot chicks and great sex appeals, and blind to the actual gameplay, now that's what we called n00bs. That is why fighting game never to be reviewed by n00bs that "only judge a book by it's cover." or "only judge DOA from the boobs". Peoples should stop being stereotype about game that has boobs or sex appeals is a retarded game.
I don't encourage the n00b/scrub talk, but you do have a point. All they do is judge a book by its cover. While these n00bs as you point out are too busy bashing on a game that they never played, we are here playing the game and getting a better understanding of how it's played.
 
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Lafintica

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I don't encourage the n00b/scrub talk, but you do have a point. All they do is judge a book by its cover. While these n00bs as you point out are too busy bashing on a game that they never played, we are here playing the game and getting a better understanding of how it's played.
Couldn't agree more, I really hate it when comes down to stereotyping.

Oh, talking about community, hopefully DOA got more attention next year from the communities.
The developer should pay more attention to the netcode for DOA5 instead of throwing more and more Costumes DLC, it's still below average connection stability compared to other fighting games out there...Well that is the case if they want the community to grow.
 
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