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10/02/08 2:20:58 PM#101
Mark I suppose their is a small chance you may actually read this, so here goes. This may have been said already above I dont know I dont have the time to plow through all these forums. This concerns Mythics position on having official forums.
You have to realize here that you are punishing the 95%-99% of us that are reasonable and don't abuse the fourms, but would still like a place to go to discuss the game in a reasonable manner - both in general and server specific. I am sure one such place evolves somewhere out their in the web but do I have scour the web to find it? Can't you pick one and send people their - or better yet find a way to have forums that respect your views (which I agree with) but don't punish the overwhelmingly majority of your customers because of a few idiots?
If you applied the same mentality you have here to your game itself, you wouldn't let anyone play, because a few of us players turn out to gold farmers. Obviously, this is throwing out the baby with the bathwater and you are doing the same thing with your forum policy.
A simple approach to try - you get one account on the forums automatically created when you create your account, and there is no other way to get a write priv forum account. When you go to use the forum the first time, you get a big pop-up that doesn't have endless pages of legalese that no one ever reads but has a bulleted list of 4 or 5 simple sentence that basically say - be respectful and courteous when you use this forum or you will lose your forum write privs - period.
Warhammer is going mass market. You need to appeal to people who would like an EASY place to go for information who aren't going to spend the time tracking down anything about this on the web, but if you put a good resource in front of them they will use it, be happy, and keep using their credit card to vote that you are doing a good job.
It will help you make more money.