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Glad this wasn't one of my MMORPG picks...

So I play in two MMORPGs (and really really really need to get back to FFXI soon, bleh). Thankfully, Star Wars: Galaxies wasn't one of them. But I did stumble across this link.

Man oh man. If that was me? I'd be LIVID. What the hell is LucasArts, or Sony, or whoever it is thinking? If you want to come out with a new "better" MMORPG so badly, why not come out with a new one?

And while I hate to sound all litigious, I hope someone gets successfully sued out of the water for this, because I'll be damned if I want this to become standard or remotely acceptable practice amongst MMORPGs.

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theweaselking
Dec. 14th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
Gee, fucking the consumer completely for no apparent reason, with blatantly fradulent selling of products that don't work the way they claim to because of something that the company knows and the consumer doesn't? And you say it's coming from SONY? Shocked! Shocked am I!
jsbowden
Dec. 14th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
Dude, this isn't a Sony thing, Verant was fucking their customers long before they got bought by Sony. Verant has been left mostly untouched since acquisition, and their mode of servicing the customer shows it. Sony's a schizophrenic anyway, as a corporate entity, and have been ever since they started getting into the content business. Their hardware division is constantly making gear that their software and entertainment divisions would sue them for if they weren't part of the same company. I like Sony gear, and I'm waiting for the inevitable split of the content and software parts from the hardware guys.
auronsgirl
Dec. 14th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, the lead designer totally won me with statements like "the game will be fun, if only players will give a real try!" Um, dude, you're not the players' mother. If I have to be jollied along to enjoy a game you've essentially ass-raped without lube, then the fault isn't on MY side, dillhole.

Speaking of FFXI, I haven't been playing much myself these days. I'm getting a new video card in part so I can go back to playing, but Mr. Potter has been taking all my time and will continue to do so right up until Christmas. I just turn up for ten minutes or so a week to freak out the newbs in my LS.
stormfeather
Dec. 14th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
Wow, the lead designer totally won me with statements like "the game will be fun, if only players will give a real try!" Um, dude, you're not the players' mother. If I have to be jollied along to enjoy a game you've essentially ass-raped without lube, then the fault isn't on MY side, dillhole.

Yeah, that was one of my thoughts. I mean, if you're standing around trying to coax players (and not just any players, but your long-time loyal players who have been addicted to the game for 1 1/2 years) that hey, it's really not THAT bad if you really give it the ol' college try, isn't that a hint that maybe you should rethink your decisions?
khaman
Dec. 14th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm having flashbacks to the many reasons I quit a long-running commercial MUD. I would have shot somebody if it had gone quite as far as what they did to Galaxies.
frankie23
Dec. 14th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
This is one of the reasons I don't p[lay MMORPGs. Constant changes. Sure, it's usually for the beter, but when it's not, yr fucked.
dscotton
Dec. 15th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
Boy am I glad I don't play that game. I was pissed at the Magic Online 2.0 suckage, and that was nothing compared to this. (There they just made the game unplayable due to total incompetence, but they were at least *trying* to fix it.)
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