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Update: Garriott has moved to explain his original comments in a post on Gamasutra, saying: "Thanks (NOT!) for the sensational headline! While I appreciate those of you who read the whole thing, to see better the whole context, even still, this article is skewed to make a sensationalist slant. "My point was, that game design is the hardest, but also the most valuable skill to build in the industry. That every company lives and dies based on the talent of its game design team, and that as an industry we are not doing so well creating the talent we need in this industry, because educational systems have not caught up in this area as well as programming and art. I was not trying to toot my own horn, rather state that game design is hard. Ah well. :) "... read more

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Garriott explains why he thinks 'most game designers suck'

Postby richomack360 » 20 Mar 2013, 14:31

Move over Molyneux and Cliffy - this guy has taken your crown as perhaps the biggest egotist in the industry.

Blimey.
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Re: Garriott explains why he thinks 'most game designers suc

Postby budge » 20 Mar 2013, 14:39

Ultima ego!

Ultima Online was bloody brilliant though.
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Re: Garriott explains why he thinks 'most game designers suc

Postby Miguel Bain » 20 Mar 2013, 14:54

Imagine someone who called himself Lord British being an egotist!

Anyway i, Grand Emperor of the Universe thinks it's about time i had a cup of tea....
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Postby TheLastDodo » 20 Mar 2013, 15:08

This guy and Phil Fish should get together and make a youtube series called You Suck!!!!

It would be a weekly show filmed on a shaky cam, because it looks more shaky that way and would involve this guy and Phil Fish invading random development studios, spilling their diet sodas, pointing at every employee and screaming YOU SUCK!!! right in their untalented sucky little faces. Phil, naturally, would be in charge of the japanese edition of You Suck!!!!

Also anyone that protests will get Tango'd
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Postby nefariousbig » 20 Mar 2013, 15:10

richomack360 wrote:Move over Molyneux and Cliffy - this guy has taken your crown as perhaps the biggest egotist in the industry.

Blimey.


"I'm not saying that because I think I'm so brilliant. What I'm saying is, I think most game designers really just suck, and I think there's a reason why."
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Postby richomack360 » 20 Mar 2013, 15:13

nefariousbig wrote:"I'm not saying that because I think I'm so brilliant. What I'm saying is, I think most game designers really just suck, and I think there's a reason why."


...and the reason translated into nowt more than "because I am brilliant, everything was more brilliant in my day"

SHLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-POP - thats the sound of this chap disappearing up his own backside, hopefully Molyneux can get him out !

TheLastDodo wrote:This guy and Phil Fish should get together and make a youtube series called You Suck!!!!

It would be a weekly show filmed on a shaky cam, because it looks more shaky that way and would involve this guy and Phil Fish invading random development studios, spilling their diet sodas, pointing at every employee and screaming YOU SUCK!!! right in their untalented sucky little faces. Phil, naturally, would be in charge of the japanese edition of You Suck!!!!

Also anyone that protests will get Tango'd


Sounds good, but you do now this guy will suggest you suck because you are not him ? :lol:
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Postby FishyGinger » 20 Mar 2013, 15:19

TheLastDodo wrote:
Also anyone that protests will get Tango'd


Give me some orange marigolds, shave me and I'm your man.
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Postby Sangor » 20 Mar 2013, 15:26

budge wrote:Ultima ego!

Ultima Online was bloody brilliant though.

Agreed Ultima Online was fantastic, but at the other end of the scale you have Tabula Rasa.
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Re: Garriott explains why he thinks 'most game designers suc

Postby Miguel Bain » 20 Mar 2013, 15:29

FishyGinger wrote:
TheLastDodo wrote:
Also anyone that protests will get Tango'd


Give me some orange marigolds, shave me and I'm your man.



And when you proposed to your gf in this way what was the answer? Or if, as i suspect, you were proposing to Richard Garriot the answer was You SUCK?
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Postby toaplan » 20 Mar 2013, 15:34

I'd like to see Garriot, Yerli and Cage debating the subject: Why my games are superior to yours...
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Postby FishyGinger » 20 Mar 2013, 15:36

Miguel Bain wrote:

And when you proposed to your gf in this way what was the answer? Or if, as i suspect, you were proposing to Richard Garriot the answer was You SUCK?


I've never understood this americanism. In my experience, sucking is a very good thing. Give me a cornetto and I'll suck the brains out of that thing.
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Postby Miguel Bain » 20 Mar 2013, 15:47

Cornetto of course being a young genoese apprentice boy, typically working on merchant ships and the like.
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Postby FishyGinger » 20 Mar 2013, 15:57

Miguel Bain wrote:Cornetto of course being a young genoese apprentice boy, typically working on merchant ships and the like.


That's the one. You know him? Makes some mean linguine in the morning.
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Postby monthehoops64 » 20 Mar 2013, 16:01

For a guy who thinks he is one of the top game designers his game looks very similar his last 12 iterations of the same game
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Postby FinalBillybong » 20 Mar 2013, 16:32

This guy was born with the galloping crazies!

See: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... abula-Rasa
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