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I've been wanting to make this rant for a long time
EA. We know them. We hate them. We want them to die in a firey lake... Well some of us.
But in reality, friends, I believe EA gives us a valuable lesson. A lesson that you can't buy your way to the top. Now, granted, EA is a VERY large corporation who has a considerable amount of wealth (Not so much any more since they've been losing millions each quarter for five years) however, it's becoming more and more obvious that EA will never be the leader in.. Well, ANYTHING.
EA will always sorta be... Second best. What do I mean? Well lets see what EA has tried to introduce in the past 5 years, starting with their newest flag ship campaign, the MMO.
SWTOR, which will always be second to WoW (If they're lucky)
Origin, which will always be second to Steam
Battlefield Heroes, which will always be second to Team Fortress 2
Mass Effect, which will always be second to Gears of War
Dragon Age which will always be second to Elder Scrolls
Rock Band which will always be second to Guitar Hero
Battlefield will always be second to Call of Duty
Command and Conquer which will always be second to... Well everything since they've ruined it completely
But I'm sure you've noticed a pattern, and it isn't coincedence. EA's business stratagy has been to look at the top and copy the king. But unlike that one's who ARE at the top, EA lacks anything really "special"
Nothing is really special about SWTOR, or Origin, or Command and Conquer. Nothing about EA is very spectaculer aside from their ability to overhype... Well, fuckin EVERYTHING.
EA are coat tail riders, ladies and gentlemen. They can't innovate, they can't create anything really special, they're simply a bland, boring company who tries to square off with companies like Activision and end up getting embarresed, like when your big brother grabs your head as you try to swing at them.
That's what EA is... The little brother of everything successful.
I feel better
MMOs played: WoW, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars, Planetside, Global Agenda, Star Trek Online, RIFT, Everquest 2, Age of Conan, Warhammer Online, EvE online, APB
Best MMO Companies: Trion Worlds, ArenaNet, CCP
Worst MMO Companies: Electronic Arts