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Communication Ineptitude or Nothing Worth Communicating??

Discussion in 'UO Spiels N Rants' started by Ancient Sosarian, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Ancient Sosarian

    Ancient Sosarian Journeyman
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    Hail Sosarians,

    For MONTHS we were told an IMPORTANT Video was Coming. Finally we were told WHEN it would be Released. Months LATER with little plausible explanation for the delay of its Release we get a "portion" of the Video which says little of even littler Importance.

    Then we are Told of a Coming IMPORTANT House of Commons session. Almost No One appears to have known how to participate and neither a Complete Video or even Complete Transcript is Released. A "portion" of the HOC is shared, tho not by EA or Bioware Staff. Again it says little of even littler Importance.

    Magincia will supposedly be Rebuilt, but only around "Have Much and Have Less" Folks and Their Housing Plots.

    Do our GameMasters truly have NOTHING of Importance to Share with the Players and Payers??? Do our GameMasters truly care so LITTLE about our Input???

    Or are they Simply simpletons when and where it comes to Communicating???

    These are my Observations and Questions.

    What are Thine???

    An SoS
     
  2. silent

    silent Lore Master
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    Agreed, I feel like I'm part of corporate America yet this is a game. I get enough BS like this at my job, we shouldn't have to deal with poor planning, communication, service for something we pay for.
     
  3. Sevin0oo0

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    true, or not, an insult towards a dev will get you a warning on this board
     
  4. LoL/Sonoma

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    Wow. How about we give it a few days before hitting the panic button. When i have things transcribed for work it takes a few days minimum (ususally a week).

    The video could be posted somewhere though ... but it just might not be up yet. Again a few days wont kill anyone.
     
  5. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    I'm also disappointed that the full video has taken so long to publish. One the one hand, I understand that the hold up has been PR (i.e., not the devs' department). On the other hand, a tentative timeline would be nice.
     
  6. Kiminality

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    It seems likely that the devs' hands are tied by the corporate structure of EA - perhaps more so with more of EA's attention coming in the direction of MMOs with The Old Republic.
    EA are all about making money, and has been abundantly observable, are no strangers to culling jobs wherever it seems they get away with it. Doesn't it stand to reason that, if the devs were the functional equivalent to Furbys, that the upper echelons would come down on them like the fist of an angry god?
    As such, does it not also stand to reason that since they haven't been dramatically splattered across the unemployment line, that the fault of any shortcoming displayed by them doesn't rest significantly on their shoulders?

    In relation to this thread, and specifically the subject of Sevin's post (although I suspect it directed more as a comment against moderation than it was towards the rules), let's try and keep this nice.
    A rule of thumb to keep in mind that if you're going to criticise anything, "that idea is stupid" is indelicate, but acceptable "You're stupid" is an attack.
     
  7. Sevin0oo0

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    maybe the uppers don't know what is really going on and are being told by the minions that the players are loving it all and satisfaction levels have never been better.

    as far as moderation, I personally have little respect for rules here, nor in-game. banned, just make a new one right?, no one will even know. seems to be the way of UO isn't it? That's where I learned it. I'm just tired of crappy lip service and really just don't care, not anymore. so it doesn't really matter to me.Yes, labeling people is wrong, some verbals in Italy will land you in jail.
    There's been post after post after post about lack of communication - all they got was :talktothehand: Now they're MAD
    and a lot of them feel lied to now about all this HOC video crap, and that's not just from posters on This fan-sight either.
    So no communication is acceptable as long as they can get away w/ it? Many feel this way about scripting too(but only the 'bad guys').
    Truth is truth and a lie is a lie, regardless of rules and can't be changed, but rules can be used to mask the truth and skew it - sugar coat it.
    I'll use every public avenue I can find to let the word out about the Real state of UO, already started tonight
    Maybe I've been playing UO too long and need to just take it all and throw it in the trash.
    Having the stroke made it neigh impossible to cope w/ BS anyways, 'sides, who needs it?
    have a nice evening
     
  8. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    In UO, maybe. At Stratics, we have unique tools and a few skillful staffers who are unusually good at finding and ban evaders. Just fyi.