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SOE: existing Euro SOE Players Can Stay With SOE

NadiaNadia Topsham, MaineMember Posts: 11,866 Uncommon

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/16/soes-smedley-responds-to-prosiebensat-1-concerns/

 

http://eq2wire.com/2012/10/16/breaking-smed-prosiebensat-1-forced-migration-is-dead-euro-soe-players-can-stick-with-soe/

From SOE President John Smedley’s twitter:

[I] wanted to thank our players for continuing feedback. We’ve been listening along with our European partners at Prosieben.

We’ve found a way to let existing players of our current games that are migrating over to Prosieben (EQ, EQ II, Planetside 2) keep their SOE accounts and stay with SOE. Down the road we may offer an option to move over to Prosieben. Just to be clear after these games launch on Prosieben’s service new accounts will be created on their sites. However all US and EU players can still play together no matter which service they are on. I want to be clear that Prosieben will have better European CS and payment options IMO. That’s why we went with them in the first place. Also Prosieben has done a great job of listening and is working on changing some of their CS policies. More to come on that soon.

Comments

  • kitaradkitarad RomeMember Posts: 2,517 Rare
    Good news they actually listened ...my EQ 2 is safe then.

  • MurlockDanceMurlockDance ParisMember Posts: 1,223
    That is so good to hear. Maybe I will come back after all. I was very, very opposed to this in the first place.

    Playing MUDs and MMOs since 1994.

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  • NetspookNetspook OsloMember Posts: 1,561 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nadia
    http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/16/soes-smedley-responds-to-prosiebensat-1-concerns/   http://eq2wire.com/2012/10/16/breaking-smed-prosiebensat-1-forced-migration-is-dead-euro-soe-players-can-stick-with-soe/ From SOE President John Smedley’s twitter: [I] wanted to thank our players for continuing feedback. We’ve been listening along with our European partners at Prosieben. We’ve found a way to let existing players of our current games that are migrating over to Prosieben (EQ, EQ II, Planetside 2) keep their SOE accounts and stay with SOE. Down the road we may offer an option to move over to Prosieben. Just to be clear after these games launch on Prosieben’s service new accounts will be created on their sites. However all US and EU players can still play together no matter which service they are on. I want to be clear that Prosieben will have better European CS and payment options IMO. That’s why we went with them in the first place. Also Prosieben has done a great job of listening and is working on changing some of their CS policies. More to come on that soon.

     

    Well, EU players should HURRY UP and create SOE accounts, then, before PS2 is released. There's this update on your eq2wire link:

    "[I] want to make sure I’m crystal clear – after we launch Planetside 2 – new EU accounts can only be created on Prosieben."

    So, the "forced migration is dead" heading seems correct for existing EU accounts, but new EU players WILL soon be forced to go with Pro7...

  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MaineMember Posts: 11,866 Uncommon
    I agree and I changed the thread title to reflect that
  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranMember Posts: 4,505 Uncommon

    Looks like im safe, but i was not too bothered in the first place.. I mean i have no idea who Prosieben are lol..

     

    Do they have some kind of bad repulation ?

  • NetspookNetspook OsloMember Posts: 1,561 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Caldrin
    Looks like im safe, but i was not too bothered in the first place.. I mean i have no idea who Prosieben are lol..   Do they have some kind of bad repulation ?

     

    I doubt any other publishers on the entire planet have a worse reputation. Wouldn't deal with them even if they paid me.

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