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Ugh.... I'm not trying to call people out but.....

posted by crashblast23 on - last edited - Viewed by 2.9K users
I simply can not believe the ignorance there is at the Poker Night 2 Steam Community Hub.

First off, it's clear that most people there don't appreciate let alone understand the strategy of Poker, and are just there for "easy-to-win" TF2 hats and other unlockables. Although this is nothing new from the first Poker Night, we now suddenly have people accusing this game of being rigged, unbalanced, and a rip-off just because it's too hard for them to win all of the items.

I tried my best to cooperate with them, I really did. But no matter how much advice and suggestion topics I'm willing to give them, they just continue on with their complaints and remorse for buying the game.

No offense, but have these people ever thought about, you know, rethinking their poker strategy? The AI was clearly built to be more strategic as you win more and more bounties, but people there take it the wrong way. So much to the point that they (I'm not making this up) actually spread rumors that a certain "source" states the developers really did program the game to make AI cheat, and always give them a good hand.

Instead of helping each other out and giving tips, they usually just whine and complain about the game's difficulty, and they're all begging for a patch that gives easy mode. It's also common to hear them calling the game a rip-off just because they say it was deliberately programmed to be "unwinnable". There are even a few boycott topics too because of that.

Despite every nonsensical thing the Community Hub says, the truth is, the prizes for Poker Night 2 are much more valuable than last time. They're hats and misc. items, not weapon reskins like in Poker Night 1. Plus you've also got Borderlands 2 items thrown in. So with that said, it would be common sense to make the difficulty harder to make those valuable items well-earned instead of quickly being leeched out by resetting the Tournament every 5 minutes after going all-in like in the original game.

I'm going to ignore the Community Hub for a while now until everything settles down, but I think they literally just made me sick to my stomach after being there for the past day or so...
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    HoboStew Telltale Staff
    I don't really mind the complaints, but what I don't understand is what possible motivation people think I would have to program the AI to cheat against you. Its not like I WIN anything when they lose. I am not getting updates on every bad beat someone gets, giggling to myself. Its just poker!
  • I agree most of that was just stupid raging but I will agree that one of the last bounty challenges (Win with a high card) is too hard and requires extreme luck other than that its mostly stupid complaints
  • HoboStew;790592 said:
    I don't really mind the complaints, but what I don't understand is what possible motivation people think I would have to program the AI to cheat against you. Its not like I WIN anything when they lose. I am not getting updates on every bad beat someone gets, giggling to myself. Its just poker!
    This exactly. Not to mention you guys gave the drinking mechanic which makes characters a bit easier to figure out(certainly helps me when I'm a bit on a losing streak).
  • Look I have won like a dozen tournaments and I'm really bad at playing cards
    If you're not winning you're not paying attention to your cards and the tells or the others, or simply have not played enough of the game
  • crashblast23;790576 said:
    First off, it's clear that most people there don't appreciate let alone understand the strategy of Poker, and are just there for "easy-to-win" TF2 hats and other unlockables.
    It's been this way ever since Sam & Max season 3 came out, when they were all complaining about having to pay for a "$30 hat."
  • Well I checked the Guides section to see if anyone is contributing to strategy yet, and this is what I found instead...

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=141888199
  • Stay away from Steam Community Hubs.
  • You can't expect the Steam community to be like the Telltale forums. We bought the game because we appreciate what Telltale does, and we wanted to hear dialogue between our favorite characters. Hats are good, have a bonus. The Steam folks don't get it. "Why isn't it multiplayer?" "Why can't I play as Ash?" "What the hell is Omaha?" "Why can't I beat the game in two hours?"

    Best not to bother those good people and let them whine it out until the next video game comes out.
  • It was great two weeks ago. I preordered the game but my items aren't in my inventory yet. Why?
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