I ran into this discussion over on BoardGameGeek today where someone was whining that of he sleeves the King of Tokyo cards, they don’t fit into the card slot in the box and this is some kind of injustice! How dare IELLO not size the card slot for cards bigger than they actually released with the game!
I pointed out to the complainer that he was modifying the game and expecting IELLO, not only to expect his modification, but to plan for and produce packaging that catered to his modification. It’s a really silly expectation, but this idiot didn’t care. He wanted it, it was somehow their duty to provide whatever he wanted or he was going to scream until he was blue in the face.
Unfortunately, this is not at all uncommon, people who think the world owes them something and if they don’t get it, they get to cry about it until someone comes to their rescue. It’s never their fault, it’s never their problem, they have to be catered to, just because a certain percentage of people do stick those stupid plastic condoms on their cards, all manufacturers have to assume that everyone is going to sleeve and make accommodations.
Even when others provide solutions, they don’t like them. People said they just put all the cards in a plastic bag and put it under the insert. No muss, no fuss, solves the problem completely, but no, the cards aren’t in their “proper” place, therefore it’s wrong! I wish this was an isolated incident but it’s not. I saw someone a couple of weeks ago complain that he bought a bunch of custom meeples for his game and now they don’t fit in the box. Waaah! Life is unfair! The worst, I think, was the guy who was pissed because he built himself a custom Settlers of Catan game board and now it won’t fit into the box! Damn Mayfair Games for not predicting that he’d make this massive custom board! They should have known and made the box unreasonably large, just to accommodate his creation!
Unfortunately, it’s not only board games that have this problem, I’ve even seen stamp collectors who complain that the album pages they bought don’t allow them to do things that they want to do, even though what they want to do is clearly outside of the design of the pages themselves. Why isn’t there a space for what I want to do? Because you didn’t buy pages with those spaces, numbskull! These people expect manufacturers to automatically know exactly what they want to do and produce the exact product they want produced or it’s off for a ride in the whaaaambulance.
Just what is it with these entitlement-happy losers that they think the whole world owes them something and they deserve to be catered to? I don’t get it, I just don’t.
Anyone care to explain?