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Who is your Blacklisted company?

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member

    None.

    I evaluate games. I don't evalute companies. I play games, not companies.

  • Bama1267Bama1267 Waterloo, NYPosts: 1,847Member
    Originally posted by FredomSekerZ
    Originally posted by Thebigthrill

    You lost faith in the company.

    For that, i'd have to have faith in the first place. You case you don't know, all companies are after your money. They all want to milk me somehow, and i don't know them in person, so why trust them at all?

    Just do this: Play smart with your money. So many players waste money without even thinking and them come QQ and complaing to the internet. All i ask myself is "Do i like the game?" "Yes", then i just don't give a sh** who makes it, because i won't buy at alunch anyway and will save my money for when the time is "right", like discounte sales.

     Meh, If you've been burned enough times, do you keep giving people your money? That is pretty much the same thing as "Play smart with your money".  More or less you just agreed with him ...

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member

    My only blacklisted company is BP Oil.

  • Einherjar_LCEinherjar_LC MelfiPosts: 1,055Member Uncommon

    1. SOE

     

    2. As much as I love AC1(still play), Turbine is trying real hard to get on that list too with their antics with LOTRO and AC2(announce the game is shutting down a month after an expansion anyone?)

    Einherjar_LC says: WTB the true successor to UO or Asheron's Call pst!

  • Bama1267Bama1267 Waterloo, NYPosts: 1,847Member

    None

  • tollboothtollbooth grants pass, ORPosts: 298Member

    EA is the only company I don't give my money to no matter the game.  I hate blizzard and probably wouldn't buy their games, but they haven't made a game worth my interest in over a decade.

  • AzrileAzrile Houston, MDPosts: 2,582Member

    I think Funcom has changed the way I view gaming.  I will never EVER buy a game the first month it is released.  I will never pre-order a game unless it is a pretend pre-order.

    Blizzard is the only exception because they have large enough and fully open betas that you at least know you are buying a finished game and know what to expect.  Anyone who bought D3 and does´nt like it didn´t do any homework first.. it took about 5 mins to know exactly what the game would be about ´rare drops requiring AH swapping´.

    Funcom, especially with AOC, was a complete scam..  hidden beta with no real information before launch and a ton of hype.   I think Bioware falls more into the Blizzard category.. sure SWTOR is kinda crappy, but I knew it would be before I bought it.  

    But really, there just is no reason to buy a MMORPG the first month.. most of the time you have big stability issues etc that makes it a chore to play...  6 months later, you are easily caught up with everyone else anyway.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Bama1267
     

     Meh, If you've been burned enough times, do you keep giving people your money? That is pretty much the same thing as "Play smart with your money".  More or less you just agreed with him ...

    Just play F2P games.

    Or try a demo first. There is no need to blacklist any company. Just make sure you like the game before giving out money. That is not that hard ...

  • BelarionBelarion na, ONPosts: 570Member

    I can understand feeling burned and betrayed so badly by a company that you will vote with your wallet and -cant think of the word, its not ban or blacklist, oh well- then you choose to never by from that publisher/dev again.

     

    Personally Im too selfish to write any company off. SOE screwed up SWG, I never played it but it sounded awesome pre-NGE. If I had become financially independent before NGE Im sure I would have enjoyed it. Do I hold SOE responsible? Sure Ill never play SWG. However, if EQ3 is an intense and engaging MMO. Ill throw my money at them.

     

    SE's games lately are all sucking large peener lately. To the point where I feel sorry for the company. Like honestly I wonder how horribly their employees feel and how stressed out the lead devs are etc. But do I pray they can pull an ace out of the hat- of course I do!

     

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  • XzenXzen Los Alamos, NMPosts: 2,607Member Common

    EA, Funcom, Blizzard, and Square Enix.

  • SuperDonkSuperDonk Vancouver, WAPosts: 781Member Common

    It was SOE, But that ban will lift with Planetside 2.

     

    Now it's EA.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,281Member Uncommon

    I've never had a personal blacklist, but I don't think I'll play another bioware mmo, maybe after they release a couple of them, and if they can learn from mistakes.

  • PanthienPanthien ZaandamPosts: 559Member

    This is my top 5:

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    I always keep an open mind about games, if they apeal Ill try them, I dont care who made it.

  • DSWBeefDSWBeef phoenix, AZPosts: 791Member

    After what i think was a terrble game that had such a long dev time (d3), it is BLizzard.

    Playing: War Thunder, World of Warcraft, and Grim Dawn
    Waiting on:Everquest Next and The Black Desert

  • WhiteCrossWhiteCross Phoenix, AZPosts: 120Member

    NCSOFT.....after aion.

    I even bought the collectors addition. As soon as I loaded Aion I was met with hackers, bots bots bots bots bots, and a few more bots in the corner.

    Then there was the grind grind grind grind.

    Quests that say: kill 30 rats, only to turn in the quest and be offered the exact same quest to kill 30 rats (you can exchange "rats" for what ever animals they had in Aion).

     

    Aion is by FAR the worst experience ive had in a MMO.

     

    lets hope AreaNet if far enough away from the Ncsoft umbrella.

  • HallowelHallowel somewhere in, MIPosts: 42Member

    My two are Atari and EA Games.

    The kicker for Atari was their falure to provide a fix to game-breaking issues with Daggerdale. I even was able to get a refund of my Microsoft Points for the game from XBOX Live after explaining in great detail and providing public forum posting links and other evidence of their failures directly to a Microsoft XBOX Live Support Manager.  It was this and many years of continuing to provide less and less good games that has now made me avoid Atari like the plague. I will do all I can to avoid anything published or developed by Atari. I even submitted an official report against Atari to the BBB.

    Beyond SWtOR, EA Games is also blacklisted by me.  The only reasons I have went against this and play SWtOR is because I do enjoy the game as well as BioWare has had my love for many many years as well as my deep fascination and love of the Star Wars Universe. EA Games lost my love over their ruining of Ultima Online for me as well as the ruining of every company they have absorbed.  In my opinion, EA needs to stick to Sports Games and leave MMOs alone.

    ~Ra Hallowel

  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Gainesville, FLPosts: 2,000Member
    Originally posted by WhiteCross

    NCSOFT.....after aion.

    I even bought the collectors addition. As soon as I loaded Aion I was met with hackers, bots bots bots bots bots, and a few more bots in the corner.

    Then there was the grind grind grind grind.

    Quests that say: kill 30 rats, only to turn in the quest and be offered the exact same quest to kill 30 rats (you can exchange "rats" for what ever animals they had in Aion).

     

    Aion is by FAR the worst experience ive had in a MMO.

     

    lets hope AreaNet if far enough away from the Ncsoft umbrella.

    They are owned by NCSOFT, you can't really get any more under the umbrella than that.  Any money you spend on GW1 or 2 goes directly to the corporate coffers.

  • wickedshotwickedshot Montepelier, VTPosts: 16Member Common

    Ubisoft.  After their pioneering work in always online for purely singleplayer games I don't even look at any game that they're involved in.

    Like, there are many companies I am leary of, but I'll still investigate into the game to see if I might like them, but anything related to Ubisoft is an instant shutoff, no interest, will never consider.  It could be free, and I'm still not interested.  There's a slight chance that anything they produce will contain fragments of their douchebag mentality and I'm just not interested.

  • Ashen_XAshen_X PLEASANT HILL, CAPosts: 363Member
    Originally posted by Saydien

    This "I will never ever for the love of god buy a game of company X or Y" in my eyes is pretty silly and childish. While it is more than reasonable to be more wary and less inclined to step into another hype trap of certain companies the only one you truly punish actually is yourself. That is if you actually even live up to your holy oath to never ever touch one of their games again. What I very much doubt in case of at least 80% of the people that make such claims.

    If you frequent a restaurant and the food tastes like feces every time, it is far from childish to decide to not give them your business any longer. The same is true of gaming companies. They sell products. If a particular company's products are unsatisfactory it is perfectly reasonable to not buy from them any longer.

    When all has been said and done, more will have been said than done.

  • ZylaxxZylaxx Erlanger, KYPosts: 2,574Member

    I dont have a blacklisted per se, but I do look closely when I follow up on any Indie Company (the're usually quite bad) and I will never buy an Asian made MMO so thats all I look for when I look into the inner circle of the companies.

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  • xmentyxmenty SingaporePosts: 679Member
    Originally posted by Zylaxx

    I dont have a blacklisted per se, but I do look closely when I follow up on any Indie Company (the're usually quite bad) and I will never buy an Asian made MMO so thats all I look for when I look into the inner circle of the companies.

     

    Good for you bro. Guess you will not be trying Blade and Soul, Archeage, Raiderz and Lineage Eternal.  

    Same as Zyl, no blacklisted company but I would not play P2P.

    B2P and F2P only.

    After playing a lot of Single player games,

    I would not touch games that have hardcore repitition content like eg. D3 and WOW gear grind.

    Pardon my English as it is not my 1st language :)

  • f0dell54f0dell54 Des Moines, IAPosts: 329Member Common

    NPCube 

    Because they aren't around anymore (no need to check out new titles from them) and they released what was arguably  the worst title in MMORPG history. If you don't know what I'm talking about I suggest you google it.

  • VirgoThreeVirgoThree Tarzana, CAPosts: 1,220Member

    None. I would probably only black list a company if they did something ethically wrong to me. Seeing as none of them have done that to me yet, I find no reason to black list any.

    Now if I really do not care for a certain companies games I might wait for a sale or something before jumping on board.

  • Ashen_XAshen_X PLEASANT HILL, CAPosts: 363Member

    Cryptic for the worst customer service I have ever seen.

     

    PWE, owners of Cryptic, for literally scamming their player base.

     

    For those who are unaware: PWE/Cryptic sells/sold Lifetime Subscriptions for Cryptic's two games (Champions Online and Star Trek Online) to people in regions where they intended to block service. Literally, right up to the minute before cancelling access Cryptic/PWE were selling these people monthly/multi-month subscriptions and Lifetime Subs. They still are for CO.

    When all has been said and done, more will have been said than done.

  • CromicaCromica West Fargo, NDPosts: 657Member Uncommon

    If a game is fun I will play it I don't care about what company makes it.

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