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

noncleynoncley LondonMember Posts: 704 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, TNMember Posts: 153 Uncommon

    Obviously they need to release more MMOs.

  • BardusBardus Cornet, ALMember Posts: 460

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

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  • SlampigSlampig Chantilly, VAMember Posts: 2,341 Uncommon

    Derp...

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

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingMember Posts: 1,720 Uncommon

    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 ValhallaMember Posts: 7,912 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, HIMember Posts: 2,127 Common

        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 Topsham, MaineMember Posts: 11,866 Uncommon

    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, MAMember Posts: 292 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, CAMember Posts: 203

    More nerfs.

  • JoeyMMOJoeyMMO SomewhereMember Posts: 1,326

    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, LAMember Posts: 90

    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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