Tekken creator “can’t continue to engage the negative” fans

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:38 GMT

Katsuhiro Harada seems to have reached the end of his patience when it comes to the constant complaints and demands of Tekken fans.

The Namco veteran posted a lengthy rant to Twitter asking fans to think before voicing negative comments, and refusing to engage with detractors any further.

“I believe that, before whining and complaining about everything, you need practice at taking a step back and analyzing things objectively. And also at being an adult,” Harada said, apparently in response to fan complaints about voice actors.

Harada then provided a lengthy explanation for why voice actors change over time, noting that even when Namco continues using original recorded data fans complain that the sound has changed.

“I have even complied to the requests of you all spamming me to ‘bring back characters’ from previous instalments. You often say, ‘Let’s show the dev team how sincere we are by buying two copies if they bring back character X’, but did you really go through with it?” Harada added, segueing into another frequent source of arguments with players.

“I will continue to sincerely comply with fan requests. However, I can’t continue to engage the negative ones that, without knowing what you are talking about, or even thinking about what you are saying, blindly repeat ‘bring back, bring back, bring back…’

“After this lengthy explanation, I will be quite surprised if there are still people who still don’t get it. Thanks for understanding or not understanding. Whatever,” the frustrated developed concluded.

Despite language barriers, Harada is among one of the most responsive development figures, often spending hours engaging with fans and detractors on Twitter and through other social and community forums.

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