GTA 5 Fans: The Worst Fans To Have?
Rockstar posts news on pre-orders, Rockstar fans shout about second trailer, Rockstar moderators open fire.
Published on Nov 5, 2012
Rockstar has just issued news of where to get official pre-orders for Grand Theft Auto V and the community has responded in no uncertain terms with what it wants.
Specifically, 'NO TRAILER NO PREORDER'.
The moderators have been hard at work zapping the endless 'NO TRAILER NO PREORDER' spam on the pre-order comments thread, along with other comments telling Rockstar to 'suck my nuts' and stronger obscenities that gentlemen of our nature would never dream of repeating.
One that we can repeat is by clackgreece. "R* Is it SO difficult to make a 2nd Trailer?," moans clackgreece. "As we ALL know the trailer is from cutscenes and Gameplay... If I were in R* I could make 249123593623969369216919623692964969249639469346946 trailers in SOO much time that we are waiting... But anyway.. Let's keep waiting..."
Meanwhile, StarDemonDragon seems to have inner knowledge on Rockstar's marketing department: "All this talk about We are working on a second trailer is BS! It does not take 365 days to make a trailer!Take Two's HQ is in New York and they don't make trailers lol Rockstar North makes the trailers and there in Edinburgh, Scotland UK did Hurricane Sandy hit Scotland? nope.Lies Lies Lies...PS i still love you rockstar."
Those are two examples that sum up the general tone of the comments thread, though most have since been zapped.
Eventually, Rockstar posted the following comment: "We know you're all very excited for the next GTA V trailer, and we'll have more info to share with you all on that very soon. Anyone that continues to spam the comments thread of this post with demands will however have their messages removed and their commenting priviledges suspended. Thanks for your patience and understanding."
The speedy moderating has wiped away most of the evidence of in-fighting between the 'true' Rockstar fans and the 'NO TRAILER' mob, so credit to Rockstar for zapping the mess so quickly and to some fans for calming the tone of the thread down.
But it does beg the question, in light of such a vitriolic response - is there any other gaming series with fans who are this demanding and this… well, offensive? Do you think Rockstar cares that this is how a big chunk of their fanbase is reacting?