I've said before that since getting into the gaming hobby, I've found the gaming community to be so much fun and (mostly) positive. Granted, not everywhere can be as welcoming and accepting as ST, it still surprised me this morning reading comments on a review on BGG.
A person posted a nice, quick review about Scythe and I enjoyed it. Simple, to the point and they gave it a 9/10 rating because they loved it so much. Now I know what you're thinking, "Derek's biased towards Scythe anyway" LOL Yes, this is true, but it was still ridiculous!
One user chimes in saying how unbalanced the game is and claiming this person who wrote it "must've only played once". Another user replies, fairly calmly I thought saying that he loves the game and everyone has their own opinions about it. As I read more, the initial "ray of sunshine" continues to press his/her feelings of the game being "so unbalanced", as well as another "rainbow of hope" tossing in his/her negativity. The entire comments section was filled with nothing about this person's review, but a back and forth between people who obviously don't like the game, and those who do.
I've heard (like everywhere online I guess... except ST mind you) that there was negativity on BGG sometimes, but I have felt lucky in the year and a half I've been on there to have not run across this kind of thing. It's refreshing to know that I can start my mornings with nothing but positivity and enjoyment. It makes me even more sad that it's one of my favourite games that's infilrated with the negativity, I might add.
WHY WHY WHY???? Why do people have to do that?? My comment (after also telling the reviewer I enjoyed their review - since no one else said anything about it), was that hopefully people will stop reading reviews of games they dislike. That's the part that doesn't make sense to me. If you dislike a game so much, why are you on that game's forums/reviews???
Just my two sense. I'm sorry to rant here at ST but I know people here will support my thoughts here because WE know how to keep things positive!!! (As I write a negative post LOL)
If you feel like ruining your morning, here's the link to the "conversation"....