It's not even just the personal attacks. It was also a combination of both annoying and amusing to see the fanboys come up with stuff like:
- Well, they said it would be online and have DRM, whoever is complaining can only blame themselves, bla, bla, bla, I'm giving it 5 stars out of principle!
(Really? Did they also say it would be impossible to play because the servers crash all the time? And what principle would that be? Fanboy devotion?)
- I don't believe any of the 1 star reviews, such a complex game can't be judged in just a couple of hours!
(Which part of "can't even start the tutorial" is too complex to judge? Would, say, 8 hours of servers crashing and being unable to even 'claim' an empty spot to build on, reveal some subtle nuances of experiencing a server crash, or what?)
- The game is pure genius and incredibly much fun, I'm giving it only 4 stars because I can't actually start it.
(Then how the eff would you know first hand if it's fun to play or not?)
- I didn't play it myself, I bought it for my kid and he seems happy with it, so I'm giving it 5 stars.
(Way to confess in public that you're paying exactly zero attention to your kid. Plus, if you have no personal experience with it, shouldn't the kid be writing the review?)
Loosely translated from German from Amazon.de, for what it's worth.
Really, it's the... faith-based giving top ratings or objecting to vad reviews for something they didn't even play that was disheartening at times.