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MadBlue
08.20.2012 , 05:49 PM | #11
People are asking the same questions over and over again. What are the devs supposed to talk about that they haven't already covered? Once they have updated information, and they are given the go to let us know, there will be a big burst of communication again.

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iamthehoyden
08.20.2012 , 05:51 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
It would be nice if they could revisit the Guild Summit talk, make a list and say "no" to whatever items they're no longer bringing in, so we can stop waiting for them.
This would be helpful. I'm sure they get frustrated by the number of questions they've already answered, but the fact of the matter is that things have changed so much over the last few months and things that BW said they weren't doing are being done (F2P being the most obvious) that nobody really knows what's coming and what's not.

I'm sure it's tedious to go check and come back and say "it's still in development, but we don't have a timeline" but that's exactly what we need on a host of topics.
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Tuscad
08.20.2012 , 05:56 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by MadBlue View Post
People are asking the same questions over and over again. What are the devs supposed to talk about that they haven't already covered? Once they have updated information, and they are given the go to let us know, there will be a big burst of communication again.
They could comment on whether or not EA selling would lead to this game being closed down. I get the feeling that they simply don't want to seeing as how they keep deleting every thread that mentions EA is thinking about going up for sale. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busines...ZEpZeO9Zmh81GI It is a very fair question.
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Andryah
08.20.2012 , 06:14 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Tuscad View Post
They could comment on whether or not EA selling would lead to this game being closed down. I get the feeling that they simply don't want to seeing as how they keep deleting every thread that mentions EA is thinking about going up for sale. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busines...ZEpZeO9Zmh81GI It is a very fair question.
I answered that for you in the other thread Tuscad.

But to revisit, clearly there is a license agreeement in place between EA and LA, and it is reasonable to assume it is thick as a phone book and has all kinds of performance clauses and ironclad financial clauses.

Neither the aquisition of EA OR LA by a third party would negate the legal binding and enforcability of such an agreement. Sometimes the parties might jointly claim a material change in business and enter into a contract renegotiation, but generally that requires both parties to want to do so, and it might change some terms, but generally both parties won't agree to a walk-away.

If Disney buys out EA, they are legally bound to continue to meet the terms of the contract, and all financial obligations with LA. Even if Tuscad buys out EA, rinse and repeat.
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Shokai
08.20.2012 , 06:15 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Tuscad View Post
They could comment on whether or not EA selling would lead to this game being closed down. I get the feeling that they simply don't want to seeing as how they keep deleting every thread that mentions EA is thinking about going up for sale. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busines...ZEpZeO9Zmh81GI It is a very fair question.
I'm sorry but that is the silliest request I've read in some time.
1. It hasn't sold
2. They have no idea who the buyer may or not be and what they will do.

They are not sages and cannot read the future so commenting on that request would HAVE to be "we don't know".
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Tuscad
08.20.2012 , 06:17 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
I answered that for you in the other thread Tuscad.

But to revisit, clearly there is a license agreeement in place between EA and LA, and it is reasonable to assume it is thick as a phone book and has all kinds of performance clauses and ironclad financial clauses.

Neither the aquisition of EA OR LA by a third party would negate the legal binding and enforcability of such an agreement. Sometimes the parties might jointly claim a material change in business and enter into a contract renegotiation, but generally that requires both parties to want to do so.

If Disney buys out EA, they are legally bound to continue to meet the terms of the contract, and all financial obligations with LA.
I remember you answering it for me but I saw another forum user post something contradictory. I couldn't find the article with a google search; it was claimed that Forbes said that EA will have to pull the plug on SWTOR in order to be able to sell.
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Tuscad
08.20.2012 , 06:18 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Shokai View Post
I'm sorry but that is the silliest request I've read in some time.
1. It hasn't sold
2. They have no idea who the buyer may or not be and what they will do.

They are not sages and cannot read the future so commenting on that request would HAVE to be "we don't know".
Indeed it hasn't sold but that wasn't the point, I was wanting to know if they would be forced to shut down the game due to part of an agreement between EA and LucasArts. Doesn't sound like an unreasonable question to me
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Andryah
08.20.2012 , 06:18 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Tuscad View Post
I remember you answering it for me but I saw another forum user post something contradictory. I couldn't find the article with a google search; it was claimed that Forbes said that EA will have to pull the plug on SWTOR in order to be able to sell.
I read the Forbes article. It did not say that. It said that an analyst was concerned that EA might shut down SWTOR if it kept loosing subs, which is silly. They have not shut down DAOC or Warhammer have they?

Besides, Something like that is generally also unenforceable. Worst case, LA might have a clause in the contract that says if EA changes hands, LA has the option to renegotiate one or more contract terms.
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Ashania
08.20.2012 , 06:19 PM | #19
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Tuscad
08.20.2012 , 06:21 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
I read the Forbes article. It did not say that. It said that an analyst was concerned that EA might shut down SWTOR if it kept loosing subs, which is silly. They have not shut down DAOC or Warhammer have they?

Besides, Something like that is generally also unenforceable.
Thank you for the clarification , I didn't have anything to go on because no link was posted so I had to just consider what was posted was true.
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