posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 02:32 PM
Ok so let me be clear from the Star Wars nerd, I watch all of the movies at least once a year, have the tattoos, watch the tv shows, read the books
and devour the comics. My tickets for Episode 7 have been booked for weeks and now and I don’t care how over hyped it may be every time I think
about seeing that rolling title again the 7 year old boy that dwells with me in pees just a little bit.
So why the rant….
I’ll tell you why….
I am sick of people cashing in on the franchise, milking the money cow of the force for every penny they can. Specifically I am looking at you.
EA…. Seriously you morons took one of the best games ever Star Wars Battlefront, turned it into some very pretty dog crap all for £50 but then have
the cheek to ask us to pay out another £40 for the rest of the game. What!
When did it become ok to sell customers half a product, come to think of it’s actually half of a game because it kind of sucks held my attention for
probably about 8 hours or so. This game was made for one purpose to empty the bank accounts of the fans, because inflating the prices of the Cinema
tickets is not enough.
Then there is all the crappy merchandise that is kicking around, every shop now seems to be selling some plastic thing with Kelo Ren’s face
plastered over the front. What was a crappy Captain America mug 4 months ago is today a crappy Kelo Ren mug.
These things are everywhere and people are queuing up to buy them either because they think it’s cool and makes them “star wars nerd” that seems
to be quite fashionable this year or because they think that this mass produced crap is going to be a valuable collectable in a decade. The latter
group is really annoying me, they guys who thanks to all the hype in the last 6 months have gone from not knowing Darth Bane from Naga Sadow and
thinking that Kamino was some Island of the cost of Spain to claiming to be fully fledged “star wars nerds” because that’s the fashionable thing
right now and how they can say with absolute conviction that the prequels sucked because that’s what a guy on Youtube also said. Yet if you say to
them something along the lines of “hey what about Hans Wife” you just get a blank look.
These People annoy me, I know you may disagree with me and if you are one of them I am sorry this is not me attacking you personally. Its just that I
am getting a little bit fed up of how our once niche nerdy sub-culture is being infiltrated by the same guys who used to call use names in high school
because we would debate who was the most powerful force user. What makes things worse is that a lot of these same people will go out and buy EA’s
latest heap garbage then their season pass as well. Thus telling companies like EA this kind of crap is ok
I will leave it at that.