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Title explains it all, what's the worst game publisher you know?
I've spent money on their games and they still treat me like a freeloader. 2 years ago I could no longer play anything on my account because it was tied to an email address I had tied to my personal website, which I let go defunct at some point. I sent in a ticket, and they closed it with a reply saying "check out this link to handle your issue". The link just led to their main page and nothing else, I gave up.
I tried again weeks ago, explaining they sent me on a wild goose chase the last time around, and after a week of waiting for any kind of response - they reply with "more information needed", but not a single reply as to WHAT information was needed. So I replied "what are you even looking for? I can answer any security questions posed prior" and explained that I never used a CC for thier games, and instead bought NX cards at target and 711. It's been a "work in progress" for just as long as it took to get that lame reply now, again.
I am 100% certain that their customer support just flags issues and then lets them sit until it backs up heavily and they close them all at once. Worst company on the fucking planet - and that's not even mentioning their horrible methodology involving F2P games. If it's not gachapon gambling, it's outright ridiculous setbacks - like in Mabinogi, where they remove access to half your bank and inventory (thusly losing items placed in it) until you buy items to bring it back, once you hit a certain level.
If I keep getting the runaround over trying to access Vindictus again, then I am never playing anything of theirs ever again - and I was a paying customer too.
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Originally posted by ThePvPGuy Title explains it all, what's the worst game publisher you know?
EA Games, because they destroyed Command and Conquer after acquiring Westwood studios. I will never forgive their transgression.
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Nexon, their games are mediocre and the support is non existent.
They wont let me play some of their games.
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Killed their own IP with 2 different game developers.
(not to mention the franchise that started it all for them.)
Nexon. No respect for players, terrible customer service and lastly, p2w.
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Activision, Due to the fact they completely ditched the PC community after COD4.
I think EA, closely followed by SOE. But there are just so many to choose from.
Originally posted by Elsabolts Funcom !
I thought funcom was just a developer and always has someone else publish their games? Isn't EA publishing TSW?
Nexon is now on my radar because my old Atlantica account is now apparently gone, I played back with ndoors and when the game was first out. So my L90+ character who had a few lincenses in bank and I put a few $$ into, nothing major but a few $$ is all gone it seems. Not that I can get them to answer or respond to any customer support ticket I sent in, lol. Oh well I may make a new Atlantica account to mess around in till GW2.
But for me despite liking Free Realms and some other SOE games, SOE has to be the worst because of what they did to SWG. I am one of the ones who will never ever forget or forgive them for that.
I have to go with OP...
I retired retroactively..Haha
1 EA for killing my favorite games. Rainbow Six games where the best shooter, fun maps and quick spawn.
2 Lucas Arts and SOE for killing my favorite mmo with a slow death from cutting off development.
3 Funcom for broken promises.
Blizzard gets an honorable mention in this. I don't think they are the worst, certainly there are companies out there that absolutely want to get as much of your money as fast as possible and skip town with zero regard to your enjoyment of their product. I mention them though because they have fallen the furthest. From one of the most loved developers to some of the most loathed. EA fits into that category too.
Zenimax. Sales figures say i'm completely wrong. Personally, I'm sick of buying bugged crap and just won't again. Unless it's 15 or less on steam, that is.
After Diablo 3 = Activision-Blizzard. Not just because that game was such a POS, but because they totally blew so much customer goodwill and trust in their brand. People expected a lot.
A close second would be EA-Bioware because of SWTOR (and ME3, though I didn't play it and have only read about it). The only reason it's 2nd is because even though expectations were high, I don't feel they were quite as high as for Acti-Blizz.
No, I don't have the metrics or a link. Just my opinion pulled fresh out of ...
Just going from MMOs:
why? they make the most money by an enormous margin, yet they dont put the money back in to the game. WoW expansions should be Kunark sized and yearly. At least when other companies put out cahs shops on top of sub models, you can believe the money gets at least partially put back into the game. But with WoW? I have no clue where that money goes, but it sure isnt to WoW's development. Games like Rift and EQ2 that have less than 10% of WoW's NA/EU subs put out more content than WoW. Every company is in it to make money. Blizzard is the one company that I can for 100% certain say is abnormally greedy.
2-weeks since Nexon asked me for "additional info" on my ticket, 3 weeks since I originally filed it. Every 2 days their system runs a update check for CS, and nothing whatsoever is happening.
Tie between Activision and EA.
If I had to pick one it would be EA.