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Our beloved company in the news again!...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ludes, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Ludes

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    Figures
     
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    It is so pathetic EA keeps dooing so well in these things.Consistently. Almost always securing title for "Most hated company."

    US of A comes with mercenary corps that kill, torture civillians aboard. Weapons manufacturers making " adorable" REAL guns for children. healthcare turned to business, where being able to afford your medicine and treatment is an actual..thing. Investment banks. Tobacco companies. Hell,. even Coca Cola and it's predecesors have handsome list o sin.

    And still, one of the most hated companies among general web using population is one that makes VIDEO GAMES. lol.
    Imagine how well and hard people running stuff listed above laugh every time list like this comes starring EA or such. "We make money on death. These people make bad video games and get all the hate. Fair enough!:D"

    Damn you EA for making games that I don't like or buy!!*shakes fist*

    .....They aren't even that bad. Or rather, any worse than all other AAA video game publishers.
     
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    Agree... it is a bit hysteric.
     
  5. MalagAste

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    Well worse than that EA themselves just don't get it. They are 100% clueless as to why they are hated. They think they are wonderful.
     
  6. Aurelius

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    Whilst true to a degree, it's also reasonable to suggest that companies who sell weapons would never dare treat their customers with the contempt EA treats us, perhaps because by default their customers are armed... :)

    EA gets it's (deserved) reputation as absolutely awful not because they make bad games (they mostly don't) but they buy up good games and the smaller companies who make them and then tend to run them into the ground with soulless 'expansions', have truly TERRIBLE customer service, and then wander about complaining - as their board and managers were doing only a few months back - that they really don't deserve such a bad reputation.... which tells me either their managers have no clue what the real 'customer experience' is with their company, or know full well and don't care as long as they can keep the profits going and get by with just 'spinning the story'. Neither inspires respect.....
     
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    That's not even an EA game in the video. It's Ryse. Made by Crytek, published by Microsoft.
     
  8. Flagg

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    "EA is a **** company that treats it's custmers poorly. " < - -There is an argument I can either agree with or at least completely understand, depending on the weather.
    "EA's rep as the worst or one of the worst companies is completely deserved" < - - There is something I find completely incomprehensible. I can not find it in me to compare company that does video games to some of the stuff USA has vomited to this world of ours. It is endlessly disturbing people are more interested, irritated,insulted and bothered by people who make video games than by people who..well, see previous post for starters.
     
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    Uhh, they are hated because a large % of their own paying customers are pixel addicts. Its a scary love/hate relationship.

    Even if EA was to donate all of their profits to childrens charities those same nutbags would hate them.

    This thread itself is a perfect example.

    I believe the OP has professed his love for UO yet he is online in a forum posting links to an article that can do nothing but discredit/hurt the company that is UO. Seriously?
     
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  10. Aurelius

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    Not really, if you consider that a lot of people tend to be very shallow and far more excited about what touches them directly than abstracts - they never deal directly with the results of the genuine 'worst' so that's an abstract thing, but when the company they deal with directly insults or offends them, they overreact by stuff like 'worst company in the world' because it's now about them and their precious feelings directly. Especially given the Internet, the idea of restraint in criticism or any sense of 'balance' is frequently abandoned in favour of hyperbole and bile.

    The real link between the genuine worst and shoddy little games companies, though, is their shared attitude - the customers, and people, exist only to make them money and any adverse reaction from those people to their money-making is ignored, or contradicted with bull****, and they carry on doing what they find most profitable. It's wrong on all levels, in all cases - but it's the way far too many companies think, and they get away with it (for a while) because it pays in cash terms, and those are all they ever see....
     
  11. Giggles

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    I am not sure what numbers. facts, or statistics this random online video is getting its opinion from, but I have found several other links for most hated USA companies and EA isn't on any of them... Heres one example...

    http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/i...e&Itemid=986&gclid=CNqPnqaBirwCFa4-MgodXhoAvQ

    So anyways... I find it kind of hard to believe that a small company with a minimal staff and customers could land that high of a title.
     
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  12. Aurelius

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  13. Ludes

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    Hey I didn't write the thing I just posted about it... I personally have nothing against EA.