I knew there were people on the old thread that were getting out of hand. But to have to start a new thread? I wasn't seeing anything too inflammatory once I put some key members on Ignore. Must have been pretty bad. And after reading what DoctaSax posted about autism memes? That actually made me laugh. Hard. I have high-functioning autism (Asperger's syndrome) and personally I'm not that offended by the fact it happened. But it does reflect how willfully ignorant people are; you're on the Internet, it's not that hard to look up a few quick facts about the realities.
My main criticism is the same: it's just Oldrim with a new engine. Bethesda could have taken the time to address the complaints or incorporate features similar to the most popular mods (SkyUI, More Interesting NPCs, ELFX, etc.). Instead it's the same game with a "texture upgrade" that is still inferior to even Oldrim mods. I got my copy for free, and it's exactly what I expected it to be, so I'm not too upset about it. I just feel that people who are willing to buy it for $50+ are giving Bethesda more encouragement to release half-finished, uninspired games and rely on their fading reputation for past successes. Without real competition for open-world, sandbox-style RPGs that are easily modded, they're getting lazy and arrogant. SSE is the best example of this attitude.
OTOH it did inspire me to finally go back to school to study video game design and programming. Simply because I want to do something about this downward curve in games. With things like Kickstarter and Patreon it's easier than ever for independents to get their games out there and compete with major brands like Zenimax/BGS.
Seriously this. I have been saying from the beginning that sse, I kinda expected to be pretty shit. I am really just not wanting beth to turn into a pile of shit. Since elder scroll's main competition, fallout, is made by the same fucking company, the only way to make sure their "monopoly" doesn't end up getting away with whatever they want is for consumers to hold them accountable for bad practices.