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Knowing EA, will this be their next, inevitable step?

noncleynoncley LondonPosts: 648Member Uncommon

"All right, EA Board, listen up! Subs down! Cancellations up! We're in trouble! This game needs drastic action if we want to save our phoney-baloney jobs! And I know just the man to do it! He's a specialist! He knows Star Wars! He knows MMOs! He knows about changing games on the hoof!

[picks up red phone]

"GET ME JOHN SMEDLEY!"

(Please can someone turn that into a GIf. Thank you).

Comments

  • YaosYaos Franklin, TNPosts: 153Member

    Obviously they need to release more MMOs.

  • BardusBardus Cornet, ALPosts: 460Member

    The way this game is tanking I could of sworn Smedley is already there.

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  • SlampigSlampig Chantilly, VAPosts: 2,376Member Uncommon

    Derp...

    That Guild Wars 2 login screen knocked up my wife. Must be the second coming!

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member

    This wouldnt surprise me.... AT ALL. 

    EA are dumb enough to think that this might work. If you look at his CV(Resume) it would be quite impressive, but we all know that he hasnt got a clue. Problem is, how many people at EA have ever looked at a gaming forum.....EVER. Especially the people with the power to hire and fire. 

    Cluck Cluck, Gibber Gibber, My Old Mans A Mushroom

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon

    They will do what all previous MMO companies did: deny there is any issue until it is too late to make a change.

    People don't ask questions to get answers - they ask questions to show how smart they are. - Dogbert

  • GMan3GMan3 Ewa Beach, HIPosts: 2,127Member

        Concidering they already said they only need 500K subscribers to make a decent profit at their current staffing and they started out with around 2 million sales, I don't think they will have much of a problem maintaining the subs they need to keep this game up.  Of course all the "tinfoil hat" crowd on these forums will disagree with me and the "I hate all new MMOs" will gladly jump on board with them just for a chance to bash another game, but the realistic people will sit back and smile knowing the truth.

    "If half of what you tell me is a lie, how can I believe any of it?"

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common

    Originally posted by GMan3

        Concidering they already said they only need 500K subscribers

    this

    even if EA lose 2/3 the claimed 1.7m -- the game will plod along not at a loss like many other mmos

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/star-wars-the-old-republic-needs-only-500k-subscribers-ea-6297338

     

  • TheodwulfTheodwulf Brockton, MAPosts: 231Member Uncommon

    "GET ME JOHN SMEDLEY!" 

     

      LOL... we'll call the project..HMmmm..a New Game Experiance In Awesome Iconic Star Warsy-ness..Run with it Johnny!

  • TwwIXTwwIX Sacramento, CAPosts: 203Member

    More nerfs.

  • JoeyMMOJoeyMMO SomewherePosts: 1,326Member

    Originally posted by Nadia

    Originally posted by GMan3

        Concidering they already said they only need 500K subscribers

    this

    even if EA lose 2/3 the claimed 1.7m -- the game will plod along not at a loss like many other mmos

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/star-wars-the-old-republic-needs-only-500k-subscribers-ea-6297338

     

    I think they need to be able to maintain 500K subs for a loooooooong time before turning a profit. The way things are looking now, a few months from now, maintaining 500K subscribers will be quite the achievement. Lots of people bought 2, 3 and 6 month gamecards thinking it was a sound investment. In truth, most of those people have already left, and EA knows it. They're in trouble and in that article they say their ambitions are higher than being the distant second to WoW in MMO-country. That's a really good one, being ambitious that is. Of course they should deliver first.

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  • goldiewilsongoldiewilson Baton Rogue, LAPosts: 90Member

    Originally posted by noncley

    "All right, EA Board, listen up! Subs down! Cancellations up! We're in trouble! This game needs drastic action if we want to save our phoney-baloney jobs! And I know just the man to do it! He's a specialist! He knows Star Wars! He knows MMOs! He knows about changing games on the hoof!

    [picks up red phone]

    "GET ME JOHN SMEDLEY!"

    (Please can someone turn that into a GIf. Thank you).

    I was going to say Tom Chilton but he only destroys games that are good. But Greg Street is a good runner up, Maybe Howard Marks or how about Cesar Jacquet.

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