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I Won't Get Annoyed But Some People Really Are F.D.Hs

JelJel Posts: 319Member
edited November -1 in Introductions
Just looked at some of the reviews of the Lite version of my game ( Rescue War Craft - 041 Lite ) and some people really are F&%$ing D%£! Heads.

How can not having instructions ( Which I do have ) = 1 star ?

I did get a bit upset at first but decided to check some of my favorite app's Lite version's reviews ( Chopper, Alpine Crawler, etc ) and they get the same kind of 1 star ratings often.

You would think that you charged them $10 for an app and then offended them while playing it, not having giving them something for free but I guess anonymity brings out the worst in some people.

Comments

  • HunnenkoenigHunnenkoenig Posts: 1,173Member
    Welcome to the club.

    Free versions always attract the "freetards" (my favorite word of the year), who are mostly kids, who have no clue about life and who always will complain about everything, because they think, they are entitled to call you names and everything, just because they were able to push the download button.

    After the 3rd or 4th app you will learn to laugh about them and ignore them, just like the crackers :-)
  • JelJel Posts: 319Member
    "Freetards" I love it, it's perfect.
  • design219design219 Posts: 2,273Member
    I wouldn't have a problem with 1 star ratings if they would leave a review to say why.
  • JackBQuickJackBQuick Posts: 524Member
    There's always going to be people who use the anonymity provided by the internet to act badly. Just take a look in the forums of online news sites: they're the digital version of screaming matches sometimes. People can be rude.

    Don't take it personally and don't stoop to their level. Try not to respond but, if you do, respond in a respectful, level-headed way.
  • HunnenkoenigHunnenkoenig Posts: 1,173Member
    In alpine crawler world reviews beside 1 stars we are called idiots, suckers, and whatnot. Just because they are stupid for the game and they accuse us for making it too hard.

    Other people are happy with it, how it is.

    I think, smart users can separate the idiots from the smart ones and can read between review lines.

    If there is a game, which is getting 500x 5 star reviews and then it comes an idiot and gives a 1 star rating, you will know, who is right and who is the idiot.

    If your one stars overrate the 5 stars by 500:1 , then your app probably really sucks. Take it like a man and improve it :-P
  • bladeolsonbladeolson Posts: 295Member
    Jel:

    I think your game looks very cool. I am going to go buy it. We live in a world with a bunch of negative nillies. There are 2 things you can do. Fight back and get mad. Or brush it off with a smile. I suggest the later.

    we all know how much effort and love goes into making this stuff so it does suck when people give you a bad review. I think you have done an awesome job on your game. I hope to see more!
  • CoreJayCoreJay Posts: 17Member
    One of the things that bugs me about the way the ratings work (on the iPhone itself) is that most people only rate a game as they are deleting it. If they are deleting it then they probably didn't like it for some reason... so things get a bit skewed towards the negative. Also the delete-rating system does not ask for a comment, just a star rating, or "No thanks."

    To rate it without deleting it or to leave a comment one has to go back to the app store and rate it there. Not many people would naturally think to go to the app store and look up something they already have, unless they got clued in about how to rate things.

    It's flawed to be sure.
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