For those of you who read the last one I am addressing the issue of what the post was meant to address. If you missed the last one look it up. The title is the same.
My opinion is simple… If you understand marketing than you get the first people to pick up a game and embrace it while spreading the work about it are your most important. I believe this segment is simply the elite gamers. This means that if you want the game to be incredibly successful than all you have to do is focus on catering to this segment. Where we lead all the others will follow.
As for the causual non skilled players… we don’t want to play you and you don’t want to play us. Simple right? thats why the ranking system was invented. They broke this system in Reach because I play with people that I shouldn’t all the time. On my team or otherwise I don’t want you in the game with me. I enjoy solid competition.