Trending Games | Guild Wars 2 | Hearthstone | Firefall | Rift

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,852,266 Users Online:0
Games:733  Posts:6,226,674
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Puzzle Pirates Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

General Discussion

General Discussion 

General Gaming  » Report: EA About to Let Go 500-1000 People

5 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 » Search
93 posts found
  bobfish

Apprentice Member

Joined: 2/10/06
Posts: 1630

4/16/12 6:25:17 AM#41

The update makes it sounds like they are letting go of a lot of "old school" developers and hiring a new breed of digital gurus.

Less focus on your standard boxed title for console/PC and more focus on online/mobile gaming.

  spookydom

Apprentice Member

Joined: 7/25/08
Posts: 1807

I'm a lvl 50 Batman!

4/16/12 6:26:53 AM#42
Originally posted by Distopia
Originally posted by sk8chalif

Haha, we all saw this coming,  lucky i don't work for them anymore,

This type of response will always boggle me, it seems somewhat sadistic IMO. To be clear I understand disliking corporations, but getting your jollies off of others loss of employment is just not right.  Most of those people are just doing what they're told to do like any other employee. You can bet most of those truly responsible will still be coming to work the next day, making as much as 10-20 of those others combined.


Well said Dis.  Remember this is peoples lives we are talking about here. Try and behave for a second like you are not all teanage/middleaged disfunctional malcontents and have a little empathy before shooting your mouths off.

  User Deleted
4/16/12 6:27:56 AM#43
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Originally posted by AmbrosiaAmor

Kotaku posted this about half an hour ago. Note that at this time it is labled a RUMOR

Article can be found here:

 

http://kotaku.com/5902222/report-ea-about-to-fire-500+1000-people

 

"According to a report on Startup Grind, a site that normally deals with tech companies and their founders, publisher Electronic Arts will very soon lay off as many as 1000 employees.

Originally planned to take place last week, the lay offs have reportedly been slightly postponed, though may now take place " as soon as this week".

The report claims between 500-1000 employees will be affected. That's a lot of people, even for a company as big as Electronic Arts.

Startup Grind's report goes on to speculate the layoffs are a result of a disappointing 2011 in which a few hit games (like Battlefield 3) had their sales overshadowed by an overspend on marketing, expensive acquisitions and disappointing subscriber numbers for big-budget MMO Star Wars: Old Republic.

We've contacted EA for confirmation, and will update if we hear back."

EA, a complany which owns 400+ games and has over 70,000 employees... they just last week closed off a ton of old gaming servers.  This?  This company laid off a large chunk of people?  OK.  Cause for a second there, I thought this was SWTOR-related, but since it's not even remotely related to the game, WRONG FORUM!

 

Oh you mean the part in the rumor orignally posted where it said:

 

"and disappointing subscriber numbers for big-budget MMO Star Wars: Old Republic."

 

That wasn't related to TOR at all... or maybe you replied in the WRONG THREAD?

 

*edit*

 

Oh and:   "EA, a complany which owns 400+ games and has over 70,000 employees... "

 

EMPLOYEES: 9,000 worldwide as of March 31, 2012

 

My source for how many employees EA has is:  http://www.ea.com/about

 

I'm not sure who your source is about 70,000...   I think EA probably has the correct number.

  RodimusPrime

Novice Member

Joined: 4/13/12
Posts: 117

4/16/12 6:28:02 AM#44
Originally posted by BloodyViking
Originally posted by RodimusPrime

Looks like SWTOR sold another million copies since their earning call on dec 31.

OR they decided to add the number of trials to the "sold" number to pad them a bit.

 So you choose to ignore one part of the article because it does not fit your narrative?

  NeoZcar2

Novice Member

Joined: 3/08/12
Posts: 137

4/16/12 6:28:05 AM#45
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Originally posted by AmbrosiaAmor

Kotaku posted this about half an hour ago. Note that at this time it is labled a RUMOR

Article can be found here:

 

http://kotaku.com/5902222/report-ea-about-to-fire-500+1000-people

 

"According to a report on Startup Grind, a site that normally deals with tech companies and their founders, publisher Electronic Arts will very soon lay off as many as 1000 employees.

Originally planned to take place last week, the lay offs have reportedly been slightly postponed, though may now take place " as soon as this week".

The report claims between 500-1000 employees will be affected. That's a lot of people, even for a company as big as Electronic Arts.

Startup Grind's report goes on to speculate the layoffs are a result of a disappointing 2011 in which a few hit games (like Battlefield 3) had their sales overshadowed by an overspend on marketing, expensive acquisitions and disappointing subscriber numbers for big-budget MMO Star Wars: Old Republic.

We've contacted EA for confirmation, and will update if we hear back."

EA, a complany which owns 400+ games and has over 70,000 employees... they just last week closed off a ton of old gaming servers.  This?  This company laid off a large chunk of people?  OK.  Cause for a second there, I thought this was SWTOR-related, but since it's not even remotely related to the game, WRONG FORUM!

Well it has everything to do with SW:TOR because even EA has claimed that the success or failure of SW:TOR will be the absolute factor in the future of EA. The rise and fall of EAs stock prices are absolutly unarguably directly related to what is happening in SW:TOR. Just pull up a 6 month chart of EA stock prices and compare every drop in stock prices to the day or day after some big blunder with the game. I cannot prove it but I would bet that about 50% of all Ea assets are currently resting on the success or failure of this single game.

You are claiming that they have 70,000 employees but that doesnt mesh with the idea that 1000 employess would be about 11% of the company.

  Souldrainer

Spotlight Poster

Joined: 5/21/06
Posts: 1878

4/16/12 6:29:11 AM#46
Originally posted by bobfish

The update makes it sounds like they are letting go of a lot of "old school" developers and hiring a new breed of digital gurus.

Less focus on your standard boxed title for console/PC and more focus on online/mobile gaming.

As I stated, they shut down a bunch of old games a few days ago... it's a direct cause and effect.. unrelated to SWTOR.

 

I know Kotaku hates SWTOR because it's not from NC Soft, where they get most of their MMO revenue, but at the end of the day, we don't even know how SWTOR is doing.  It might be booming or failing, for all we know.  If I had to speculate, I would say somewhere in between.

 

Were this news actually related to SWTOR, it would be BIOWARE layoffs.....

Error: 37. Signature not found. Please connect to my server for signature access.

  Souldrainer

Spotlight Poster

Joined: 5/21/06
Posts: 1878

4/16/12 6:31:11 AM#47
Originally posted by NeoZcar2
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Originally posted by AmbrosiaAmor

Kotaku posted this about half an hour ago. Note that at this time it is labled a RUMOR

Article can be found here:

 

http://kotaku.com/5902222/report-ea-about-to-fire-500+1000-people

 

"According to a report on Startup Grind, a site that normally deals with tech companies and their founders, publisher Electronic Arts will very soon lay off as many as 1000 employees.

Originally planned to take place last week, the lay offs have reportedly been slightly postponed, though may now take place " as soon as this week".

The report claims between 500-1000 employees will be affected. That's a lot of people, even for a company as big as Electronic Arts.

Startup Grind's report goes on to speculate the layoffs are a result of a disappointing 2011 in which a few hit games (like Battlefield 3) had their sales overshadowed by an overspend on marketing, expensive acquisitions and disappointing subscriber numbers for big-budget MMO Star Wars: Old Republic.

We've contacted EA for confirmation, and will update if we hear back."

EA, a complany which owns 400+ games and has over 70,000 employees... they just last week closed off a ton of old gaming servers.  This?  This company laid off a large chunk of people?  OK.  Cause for a second there, I thought this was SWTOR-related, but since it's not even remotely related to the game, WRONG FORUM!

Well it has everything to do with SW:TOR because even EA has claimed that the success or failure of SW:TOR will be the absolute factor in the future of EA. The rise and fall of EAs stock prices are absolutly unarguably directly related to what is happening in SW:TOR. Just pull up a 6 month chart of EA stock prices and compare every drop in stock prices to the day or day after some big blunder with the game. I cannot prove it but I would bet that about 50% of all Ea assets are currently resting on the success or failure of this single game.

You are claiming that they have 70,000 employees but that doesnt mesh with the idea that 1000 employess would be about 11% of the company.

Was just throwing out a number... they probably have closer to 300K-500K employees.  In any case, you are wrong.  Closing down old shit means NOTHING.... absolutely zilch.

Error: 37. Signature not found. Please connect to my server for signature access.

  User Deleted
4/16/12 6:33:21 AM#48
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Originally posted by bobfish

The update makes it sounds like they are letting go of a lot of "old school" developers and hiring a new breed of digital gurus.

Less focus on your standard boxed title for console/PC and more focus on online/mobile gaming.

As I stated, they shut down a bunch of old games a few days ago... it's a direct cause and effect.. unrelated to SWTOR.

 

I know Kotaku hates SWTOR because it's not from NC Soft, where they get most of their MMO revenue, but at the end of the day, we don't even know how SWTOR is doing.  It might be booming or failing, for all we know.  If I had to speculate, I would say somewhere in between.

 

Were this news actually related to SWTOR, it would be BIOWARE layoffs.....

 

What you stated was that EA has 70,000 employees

 

As I stated EA http://www.ea.com/about says it has 9,000

 

Pretty much what I get out of this is.. you have no clue what you are talking about.  

 

*edit*

 

There are no "BioWare" layoffs after EA fully purchased the company.   All employees working on TOR are part of EA's world wide employee roster... I mean seriously... *.*

 

Anyway have a nice day.

 

 

  NeoZcar2

Novice Member

Joined: 3/08/12
Posts: 137

4/16/12 6:34:57 AM#49

Souldrainer sigh.....It means everything... You dont understand how a corporation works... They bet everything on a major project and when it fails they have to shut down smaller less "important" but still profitable projects to sidebar thier assets to stay afloat.

 

In December 2010 EA had just over 10,000 employess and laid off 1100 and shut down 12 studios. You are absolutly insane if you think the company grew 700% in less then 2 years time. 

  cinos

Novice Member

Joined: 8/22/05
Posts: 975

4/16/12 6:37:54 AM#50
Originally posted by RodimusPrime
Originally posted by cinos
Originally posted by RodimusPrime

Looks like SWTOR sold another million copies since their earning call on dec 31.

Just fyi, that's an estimate from an outside source. Not official numbers.

 So the rumor firings is ok to post but not the also rumored increase in sales in the same article?

Yep, that's exactly what I said. Wasn't just pointing out to you that the number is merely a guess, seeing as you appeared to be taking it as fact. I definitely had ulterior motives for pointing that out to you.

Tbh, I'd be extremely surprised if they hadn't sold another million copies in the 4 months since launch, considering the ip and all.

  Drakxii

Novice Member

Joined: 10/05/08
Posts: 599

4/16/12 6:46:34 AM#51

I really hope this layout focuses on their bloated corrupted marketing, management, and PR departments but I doubt it.  They probaly just get rid of more programmers because of course games not living up to their hype is their fault, not at all over hypeing or poor management choices.

I will not play a game with a cash shop ever again. A dev job should be to make the game better not make me pay so it sucks less.

  Souldrainer

Spotlight Poster

Joined: 5/21/06
Posts: 1878

4/16/12 6:46:36 AM#52
Originally posted by Antarious
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Originally posted by bobfish

The update makes it sounds like they are letting go of a lot of "old school" developers and hiring a new breed of digital gurus.

Less focus on your standard boxed title for console/PC and more focus on online/mobile gaming.

As I stated, they shut down a bunch of old games a few days ago... it's a direct cause and effect.. unrelated to SWTOR.

 

I know Kotaku hates SWTOR because it's not from NC Soft, where they get most of their MMO revenue, but at the end of the day, we don't even know how SWTOR is doing.  It might be booming or failing, for all we know.  If I had to speculate, I would say somewhere in between.

 

Were this news actually related to SWTOR, it would be BIOWARE layoffs.....

 

What you stated was that EA has 70,000 employees

 

As I stated EA http://www.ea.com/about says it has 9,000

 

Pretty much what I get out of this is.. you have no clue what you are talking about.   Anyway.. have a good day.

 

You could also list all these old games and servers EA just shut down.. because EA is also unaware of those.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-shutting-down-over-a-dozen-game-servers-6366856 

#1  ^^ you being wrong^^  ^^was published on a few hundred sites^^

I was throwing out numbers to make a point that losing a few thousand employees for a big company is not a big event.  Actual numbers were, and are, play money.  It's not important to my point, at all.  It should be implied that I was speaking figuratively.  If not, oops.

It's still not relavant to SWTOR.  Or, was this because of SWTOR too?

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Electronic-Arts-Fires-1-500-Employees-126527.shtml 

 

EA is EA, Bioware is Bioware, and SWTOR is SWTOR... only very rarely is news about the former even remotely related to the other two.

Error: 37. Signature not found. Please connect to my server for signature access.

  ste2000

Advanced Member

Joined: 2/28/04
Posts: 4733

4/16/12 6:47:10 AM#53

I knew that Riccitiello (EA CEO) was lieing, or at least he was economical with the truth claiming the 1.5 Million subscribers

When I left SWTOR, my server felt empty, but during peak time it was flagged as FULL..............

If the game has 500K subscribers now they are lucky, but my guess is that RIFT has more subscribers than SWTOR at the moment.

I feel for the people who are going to lose their job, because are always the hard working people who pays for the fat cats mistakes (Riccitiello)

They need to fire the whole marketing department and hire more creative who can make original games

I really hope that EA will never be able to put their hands on Bethesda, the only big indipendent game company left after Bioware.

It would be another disaster for the gaming industry

  RodimusPrime

Novice Member

Joined: 4/13/12
Posts: 117

4/16/12 6:51:31 AM#54
Originally posted by ste2000

I knew that Riccitiello (EA CEO) was lieing, or at least he was economical with the truth claiming the 1.5 Million subscribers

When I left SWTOR, my server felt empty, but during peak time it was flagged as FULL..............

If the game has 500K subscribers now they are lucky, but my guess is that RIFT has more subscribers than SWTOR at the moment.

I feel for the people who are going to lose their job, because are always the hard working people who pays for the fat cats mistakes (Riccitiello)

 Actually it was 1.7 million subscribers and if you think that the game only has 500k and is lower that Rift we can always compare it's xfire position to SWTOR.

  Hurvart

Novice Member

Joined: 11/02/10
Posts: 566

4/16/12 7:08:21 AM#55
Originally posted by RodimusPrime
Originally posted by ste2000

I knew that Riccitiello (EA CEO) was lieing, or at least he was economical with the truth claiming the 1.5 Million subscribers

When I left SWTOR, my server felt empty, but during peak time it was flagged as FULL..............

If the game has 500K subscribers now they are lucky, but my guess is that RIFT has more subscribers than SWTOR at the moment.

I feel for the people who are going to lose their job, because are always the hard working people who pays for the fat cats mistakes (Riccitiello)

 Actually it was 1.7 million subscribers and if you think that the game only has 500k and is lower that Rift we can always compare it's xfire position to SWTOR.

If people playing are complaining about empty servers that is way more valid than numbers that are guesses and speculation.

If you play on a empty server will it really help if some PR-guy claims its healthy?

  Zefire

Novice Member

Joined: 9/21/10
Posts: 700

4/16/12 7:09:42 AM#56

who cares about ea seriously?

  wyldmagik

Advanced Member

Joined: 9/12/07
Posts: 236

4/16/12 7:11:59 AM#57

wow anyone aware how many staff were working on this title due to the size of the money involved :D

And of course with you all being such avid mmorpg forum dwellers the news should not be of any shock to you because you all know right that after a major release the teams of that size in such a large project are cut right back and moved onto other things?

 

  RodimusPrime

Novice Member

Joined: 4/13/12
Posts: 117

4/16/12 7:13:08 AM#58
Originally posted by Hurvart
Originally posted by RodimusPrime
Originally posted by ste2000

I knew that Riccitiello (EA CEO) was lieing, or at least he was economical with the truth claiming the 1.5 Million subscribers

When I left SWTOR, my server felt empty, but during peak time it was flagged as FULL..............

If the game has 500K subscribers now they are lucky, but my guess is that RIFT has more subscribers than SWTOR at the moment.

I feel for the people who are going to lose their job, because are always the hard working people who pays for the fat cats mistakes (Riccitiello)

 Actually it was 1.7 million subscribers and if you think that the game only has 500k and is lower that Rift we can always compare it's xfire position to SWTOR.

If people playing are complaining about empty servers that is way more valid than numbers that are guesses and speculation.

If you play on a empty server will it really help if some PR-guy claims its healthy?

 I am playing, not on an empty server though. Do I think they have lost some people, yes, do I think they could consolidate some servers, yes, do I think it as dramatic as some people here , no.

  Unlight

Novice Member

Joined: 12/10/08
Posts: 2586

4/16/12 7:18:52 AM#59
Originally posted by Distopia
Originally posted by sk8chalif

Haha, we all saw this coming,  lucky i don't work for them anymore,

This type of response will always boggle me, it seems somewhat sadistic IMO. To be clear I understand disliking corporations, but getting your jollies off of others loss of employment is just not right.  Most of those people are just doing what they're told to do like any other employee. You can bet most of those truly responsible will still be coming to work the next day, making as much as 10-20 of those others combined.

I doubt anyone is cheering that people are losing their jobs.  The delight is in knowing that EA is bleeding.  Yes, there is a difference and yes, you *do* know that.

  NeoZcar2

Novice Member

Joined: 3/08/12
Posts: 137

4/16/12 7:41:35 AM#60

I fidn it funny that Souldrainer still thinks Bioware is its own company... Bioware never had anything to do with SW:TOR... EA created a studio in Austin called EA Austin and renamed it Bioware Austin when it began production on SW:TOR because it simply cannot sell games effectively under its own name. There is only one real Bioware studio and it is in Canada. Everyone who worked on SW:TOR got a paycheck with the name EA on it.

5 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 » Search