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General: "The Customer” Is Not Always Right
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9/11/09 9:44:53 PM
People who say "The customer is always right" are the kinds of people who don't know how to tell the customer to f*** off politely.
Seriously, you cant say "The customer is always right" in any situation you are actually dealing with more than 1 customer. That statement had to have been invented by a genius manager who needed to keep his gang of peons to turn a profit rather than screw him over.
Developers are a group of creative folk with a vision for the game they think is great. Then that vision gets skewed by money. Plain and simple. You have investors, producers and marketing that change things before the players see it. The developers are not the guys in charge. Whoever supplies the money is in charge and that isn't the customer. The customer supplies the money suppliers with money.
Community managers are just gears in the machine trying to work with the players and companies to exchange information.
Why do people say "free 2 play like Guild Wars" or "Guildwars is an MMO"?
Guild Wars are the first to claim they are NOT an MMO and they are NOT free to play. They have a box cost. You cannot play the game without paying something.
F2P are PWI or Runescape.
Heh.... Funny people and their clouded thoughts.
1st things 1st, BigMango... You dont have to pay for this game. You cant possibly make an arguement about Devs releasing an unfinished game untill the game is actually released. If you flame about it unfinished games that are in beta, you just sound dumb. Not only that, but if everything they told you is going to be there on release is there, then you know what to expect from the game.
These are not hard concepts to grasp.
If you want to derail a thread(yes, you did. OP posted what he likes) and talk about what you dont like, then at least have correct info or try to look it up. The reasons Avatars cant jump is based of the game engine they choose. They mentioned they wanted to add it, but didnt place avatar jumping as high a priority as the rest of the game.
To correct Linna, PC graphics have always been better. In games gets fuzzy since its about development and taste. But the television screens have been following PC monitors in technology for a while now. 1080p HD is still lower res than most LCD screens.
I also want to restate what Linna mentioned about SOE. They sell you the box and the subs, the rest is FLS. They are not releasing the game, FLS is. SOE cant make the game change like Vanguard did since they have entirely different contracts.
I havent played POTBS, but only because I dont have a comp that can run it(no home comp, just work). When I do get my home one running again, I will pick this game up. If I knew nothing of the game, the title alone(depicting naval combat) is worth 50 bucks.