The fact is that this kind of comments are doing people to refuse buying this game.
As Inverse said, making money in short term (DLC commanders) will make loose money in long term (players reading about the game that may buy it)
If a good number of those bad reviewers with more than 300 hours played are posting bad feedback about the game, is not their problem, It may be that as a customers, they are not fully satisfied, and this is Relic/Sega fault..
In my case, I am not fully satisfied with this game but I still love it and I have the hope in a near future that the game will be fixed. It have still a high potential to become a great game with small balance changes.
Well attitude reflects leadership.
The reason alot of players are posting bad reviews is not just because of p2w and balance issues, but because to many "popular" players are NOT leading by example and helping new players feel welcome.
As a new player you only have to play the game for a few hours before you are faced with a wall of negativity, antagonism and disdain. Many players both high and low ranked will comment how much you suck at the game or bitch about balance or what not etc.
Only a small handful of top players like StephennJF show some class, maturity and try to be constructive.
Company of Heroes? Seems more like Company of Villains.
But most players are just selfish so thats normal? I can tell from experience that in "mature" games such as EVE Online I have seen literally thousands of players
act as ONE team rather than a bunch of solo players only looking out for themself. EvE online is a very team oriented game and solo players are usual doomed to fail in pvp.
There is a big attitude problem within the COH community, thats reality.
A bad attitude is also contagious. To quote "Remember The Titans", it shows the beginnings of acceptance and teamwork.
Big Ju: Well, what I've got to say, you really don't wanna hear 'cuz honesty ain't too high upon your people's priorities.
Bertier: Honesty? You want honesty? Honestly, I think you're nothing. Nothing but a pure waste of God-given talent. You don't listen to nobody, man! Not even Doc or Boone! Shiver push on the line everytime and you blow right past 'em! Push 'em, pull 'em, do something! You run over everyone in this league, and everytime you do you leave one of your teammates hanging out to dry, me in particular!
Big Ju: Why should I give a hoot about you, huh? Or anyone else out there? You wanna talk about the ways you're the captain?
Big Ju: You got a job?
Bertier: I've got a job.
Big Ju: You been doing your job?
Bertier: I've been doing my job.
Big Ju: Then why don't you tell your white buddies to block for Rev better? Because they have not blocked for him worth a blood nickel, and you know it! Nobody plays. Yourself included. I'm supposed to wear myself out for the team? What team? Nah, nah what I'm gonna do is look out for myself and I'ma get mine.
Bertier: See man, that's the worst attitude I ever heard.
Big Ju: Attitude reflects leadership, captain.
Personal, I consider myself a mature teamplayer. I have no desire to socialize with immature players that are only looking out for themself. I love COH2 as a game but the community is not very mature, not as bad as LoL but still shit tbh compared to "mature" MMO games such as EvE online. I played COH2 since closed beta but gave up on the community 4 months ago. Then I started playing EVE online again which I have played going back to closed beta in 2003. COH2 is a fun game more so than SC2, but to many players with a bad attitude and this is going all the way to the top.
I have seen alot of good teams die in EVE online because the team got hijacked by leaders with a bad attitude. You can tell alot by how good a team or community will become by knowing the attitude of the popular players/leaders.
Remember good leaders are not necessary good 1vs1 players but good team players that LOVE helping other players and will do ANYTHING for the community to thrive both ingame and outgame.
If the leaders and popular players in COH would start leading by example then I would do my part to also help other players, but why should I care about a Company of Villains?
I think most popular players in COH only care about themself and that attitude problem reflect both ingame and outgame in bad reviews. Few plays as good teamplayers in COH, let alone as a community. I'm gonna do like "Big Ju" and only look out for myself because thats what everyone else seems to be doing.