Jesus, really? Brad's giving me two free games. You are really searching for a reason to bitch. Do you read what you write? Does it sound justified in your head? What the fuck do you think is fair? What should Brad do? You don't want to make FE a standalone? Well, I think most of us agreed, including Brad, Jon, and Kael, that WoM was too flawed in design and to really make a better game, they started from scratch. What more do you want? Instead of just fixing WoM, which he is doing too, he is remaking the fucking game and giving it to you for free! Are you delusional? Isn't that above and beyond what any gaming company has ever done? I don't remember any other fucking company giving me free games like that?
I would have gotten a free game as well. Though I delayed purchase till Nov1st in order to not get the freebies
. But SD pushed back the qualifying date... again. I've publicly praised this customer service decision and like a good fan boy I spread the good word regarding SD's support across the net and in my real world circles. I just felt that for me; SD didn't owe me an expansion pack. As a late purchaser I knew what I was getting into, and I trusted in the hype that E:WOM was declared a priority and that the game teams entire focus was on fixing it by early 2011. I was just interested in seeing E:WOM fixed. Then I'd look to by any expansions later.
Not alot has changed in my opinion about SD's customer support. I've seen people ask for and then say they got partial refunds as per the GBR. Though in this instance it is more precisely product support that I am interested in. But in that to I have seen the near weekly patches. Big time kudos to them for all that. But I'd have liked to see E:WOM finished. It's been being finished for 3/4's of a year. Dragging out its finish in order to reallocate resources to another title seems to me to be the opposite of what Brad was talking about just a couple months ago.
Now I know, he says that SD games are never finished because SD famously keeps on updating the game into the foreseeable future. But you know what I mean. Like in fun playable state kind of finished. The fun may be subjective, but the OOM's and graphic glitches are not. Though as Brad says, it may be that it's only a small fraction of people who experience these errors. But I've grown to doubt things. Enough little white lie red flags have been raised that I have begun accurately anticipating some. Excuses and justifications, ass covering and positive spin. To the point where I was able to predict the general tone and content of this latest interview. Once I get to that point of having predictions proved, then I begin placing more value in those collective flags.
Those two examples I used in my first post are as I say, just a couple of many. By themselves they don't mean much. But they add to the rest and the whole has taken my notice. I used those examples because they were used in the interview.
I withdraw from my part in this conversation as this direction I've gone has developed the potential for too much negativity. I had wanted to share my point of view and perhaps engage in dialog that may modify my pov or solidify it. This reasoning is not worth any trouble over. If someone feels they need to respond to what I have said, you are welcome to PM me. If you want to publicly discuss any aspect of this, then PM me a link to a new thread created for the purpose. Apologies to any who has suffered from the negativity ;~p