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Are forums pointless?


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tormeanted
03.16.2012 , 10:47 AM | #11
The forums are full of hate. Why you ask? The answer is obvious.
Bioware claims to have the same 1.7 million subs now they had near launch.
Yet the servers are empty day and night. Why?
Becasue a crap load of people quit playing the game (low server pop) even though their sub did not yet run out (Bioware's claim to have steady subs).
So all those unhappy people are on the forums hoping that some mircale happens and they fix the game.
Unfortunately, they are being ignored.... so the sub numers are going to take a dramatic hit.
BTW, the way they count, these FREE subs count!
So they'll still say 1.7 million next month by counting all the people with free trials accounts as accounts...
May the force be with you.

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SNEAKYSIX
03.16.2012 , 10:48 AM | #12
Forums are filled with threads that serve no purpose. Ive posted a few myself out of boredom.

The forum should only be an information section and have only 1 part where consumers can reply to asking devs questions. The rest should close. How many topics go past 3 pages before it becomes a chinese whispers rant, OP point has been forgotten.
For this purpose the community would be healthier if the forums were closed. Let the haters create their own forums. Let them vent to each other.
You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?... It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs."
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tormeanted
03.16.2012 , 10:49 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by SNEAKYSIX View Post
Forums are filled with threads that serve no purpose. Ive posted a few myself out of boredom.

The forum should only be an information section and have only 1 part where consumers can reply to asking devs questions. The rest should close. How many topics go past 3 pages before it becomes a chinese whispers rant, OP point has been forgotten.
For this purpose the community would be healthier if the forums were closed. Let the haters create their own forums. Let them vent to each other.
How can you be bored if your game is so awesome?
Why not play it?
May the force be with you.

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Bobinator
03.16.2012 , 10:51 AM | #14
Are the forums pointless?


General Discussion is. General Discussion is basically doomsayers and fanboys smacking e-peens together. I hope they make you know...server specific forums...OH WAIT THEY ALREADY DID! Yea we got bioware'd on the server forums...ask for something get something half assed.
As of right now, i'm rash free.

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SNEAKYSIX
03.16.2012 , 10:51 AM | #15
cuz i post on here when i cant play. at work lol
You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?... It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs."
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TOURDallas
03.16.2012 , 10:54 AM | #16
General forums are meant to filter out most ofthe trash. Use the more specific forums to get information. General forums are to be compared to world pvp.
"It's better to have a lightsaber and not need it than to need a lightsaber and not have it."

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Gstring
03.16.2012 , 10:59 AM | #17
Everyday I see the general forums full of people complaining and people asking for things and I think to myself they are just wasting their time.

These companies will never take any notice of what's written here, so what is the point? Don't get me wrong I have also posted.

I agree the other forums you can get some good information.

What I would really like is to see a Q & A from devs with the ordinary public asking whatever they want.

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Lightnyng
03.16.2012 , 11:03 AM | #18
Interesting.. So why is this topic still going, when the one I created got shut down? Because I didn't complain the right way... Good to know.

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Dayfax
03.16.2012 , 11:04 AM | #19
It gives EA a low cost, 24 hour a day, never ending focus group in an environment they completely control.

So, not pointless for them. For the players ...

Yeah, somebody already said it: There's good discussions & info in a lot of the sub forums. You just have to dig a little harder for it.
"Sounds like you could use a soldier."

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Gstring
03.16.2012 , 11:07 AM | #20
95% of all the posts in general are similar just worded differently.

Someone will come along and post something cheerful, half interesting and slightly off topic and it will get deleted lol

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