Rant About Originality
by, 06-12-2012 at 03:49 AM (816 Views)
I really am tired of seeing hundreds of different petsites with a hundred features in common. It's just so boring and overdone after awhile and it's really silly.
I was looking through some of the sneak peaks on this forum and it's amazing how uninterested I was in what's usually my favorite part of a vps: the features and functions! And it bothers me how site owners spend hundreds of dollars to develop sites which are basically identical except for the art and story lines. I mean really, why spend a hundred dollars to pay a programmer to build a battle system for fuzzy kittens. Really? I like fuzzy kittens because they're CUTE. When I played Pokemon I hated battling Skitty's because they were too cute to fight. I understand if you have this whole war-like story line with big powerful looking creatures but LET THE KITTENS BE.
Also, why does EVERY site have to have a battle system? Or a Human Avatar system? I'm honestly NOT going to choose to play a virtual pet site simply because they have either of those features. I want something new and original. If I want a battle system, I'll go back to playing Pokemon. If I want an HA system, I'll go play Gaia or something. The whole point of creating a petsite is to create something original and I feel as though in the feature area, originality it truly lacking.
If there is anything new, it's simply combinations of other sites into VPS sites. Like how suddenly the idea of social networking is being added into petsites. Same with HA really, they were sort of their own genre until one site added them and now any site who can afford an HA system get's one.
Can we please break away from the expected features and forget them, and pop out some new ones? Honestly I would rather play a site with several totally original features and no cliche ones, than play on a site with all the cliche's and only one original feature. Originality is huge and quite frankly the best. Let's skip the idea of battles, quests, explore areas, HA's and every other unoriginal feature. Let's go for a feature where your friends can leave items on your pet for you to find(and then remove if you wish), or create a feature where instead of exploring you get a huge picture full of items and you have the find the pet hiding in them. Okay these are somewhat lame suggestions but PLEASE GIVE US SOMETHING NEW!
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