Bethesda! Quick, hand Me the Bug Spray!
- November 12th, 2011
- By Lissy
There’s two kinds of people in the world right now. People who can play Skyrim. And people who can’t. After patiently waiting months and months for Elder Scrolls V to come out, I am sad to report that I belong to a group of individuals who plopped sixty bucks on the table for a game that simply does not work.
Now before everybody who’s been playing Skyrim for the past few days throws me under the bridge hear me out. I preloaded the game through Steam, which up until this point I have never had any issues running any game period. I don’t have the best of the best of the best computer, but I do have a very decent and reliable rig. I know Mass Effect 2 may be slightly old but the mere fact that I can run that game at 60 fps with no problem on the highest setting makes me wonder where the hell Bethesda could’ve screwed up on this one. Did you guys forget to test the PC version? Because since 7am yesterday I’ve been trying to come to a solution for some of the problems as to why my game won’t run properly! And guess what? I’m not the only one. In fact, I’m one of the tame ones. There are people bitching on your forums right now with regards to a wide variety of bugs. These include things such as Skyrim literally powering off computers, never ending load screens, scripting errors, and no sound. Yeah. No sound. Which means I can’t hear the soundtrack. I hear it’s beautiful.
Bethesda has a rich history of putting out some of the most loved games in the community, but they also have a history of putting out bugged games on day one. Oblivion was bugged. It took them nine months for them to get Fallout: New Vegas patched to the point that is was working for everyone. And don’t even get me started on Brink. I really, truly, honestly, think that Brink could’ve been something really special if it wasn’t for all the bugs that plagued that one. Three months later, any semblance of a community for Brink died because little was done on Bethesda’s part to fix a game that they made during the first crucial moments of it’s release. Yes, we’re very impatient gamers Bethesda. But we also really want to play your fucking games! Can we at least get some sort of sign that you guys are actually listening to us, and actually going to do something to get these issues resolved? “Yes,” “no,” and “fuck you” are all acceptable answers.
For me, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is not unlike Final Fantasy XIV. They are both beautiful pieces of shit. The only difference is, FFXIV actually functions the way it’s supposed to, and Skyrim doesn’t.
I know people who straight-up pirated Skyrim days before it came out. It works for them, and they didn’t pay a dime. I bought mine. And guess what? My game doesn’t work. What’s wrong with this picture Bethesda?
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