entitledSpecimen Posted July 26, 2019 Share Posted July 26, 2019 I fear it won't live up to the hype. It's the same concern I had about Half-Life 3. I think some fans tend to think that if an installment of the series takes longer to come out, then that means it's going to have had more care and effort put into it, creating an overall better work. This continues for years until some people have an unrealistic expectation of the work's greatness; even if the work itself is still great, the time it took for the work to come out fed into the hype, creating a perceived greatness that the work's actual greatness can never match. And creators understand this; the longer they wait, the more they realize fans are going to want a better work, which causes them to take even more time to perfect it, which just feeds back into the hype even more. I think that this can destroy a creator's desire to create, out of fear of disappointing their fans, but the longer these creators spend on the work, the more their fans become disappointed. Overall, the hype cycle is a kind of horrible self-fulfilling prophecy. Every second of waiting just adds more waiting on top of it, because creators are feeling the pressure to do better and better knowing that they've taken so long, and then when the work is eventually released, it can't help but disappoint the fans, because those fans waited so long and expected something so much better than what they got. I'm not saying this is necessarily what is going to happen when Winds is released. And I'm not blaming fans of creators; I don't think we can help but do this. But I fear that this might happen. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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