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Originally posted by grimgryphon Originally posted by The_Korrigan Originally posted by grimgryphon "just remember, a disgruntled customer with 500 Facebook friends is like a loaded gun"
Not sure if I want to laugh or just /facepalm on that gem...
You really believe they refunded you because of that terrible threat? Please, tell me you don't believe that.
A bit off-topic, but...
I know facts are not your strong suit Korrigan, since you seem to think you know everything, but here are a few "fun facts" from MY playbook:
74% of consumers rely on social networks to guide purchase decisions. (Gartner, July 2011)
90% of consumers trust peer recommendations. Only 14% trust advertisements. (Gartner, 2011)
80% of people have changed a purchase decision due to a bad review they saw. (Cone Communications, Survey 2011)
The average consumer today checks 10.4 information sources before buying. (Bazaarvoice, June 2012)
51% of consumers said they would never buy an online product without reading at least one piece of user-generated content. (Kelton Market Research, September 2011)
When asked what sources "influence your decision to use or not use a particular company, brand or product" 71% claim reviews from family members or friends exert a "great deal" or "fair amount" of influence. (Harris Interactive, June 2011)
Consumer reviews are significantly more trusted -- nearly 12 times more -- than descriptions that come from manufacturers. (eMarketer, February 2011)
Consumers generated more than 500 billion impressions (good and bad) about products and services, through social media in 2011. (Forrester Research Inc., June 2011)
The number of marketers who say Facebook is "critical" or "important" to their business has increased 83% in just 2 years. (Hubspot, 2011)
81% of all Facebook users say they have posted information about a bad customer experience at least once. (Gartner, 2012)
Why do I know this? Because I am in the business of improving customer satisfaction for (primarily) software companies. I talk with corporations every day who are worried that social media "word of mouth" will ruin their business. And they should be worried. Here's another "fun fact":
In 10 years, over 40% of current Fortune 500 companies will not exist.
That's reason enough to be worried.
So when you ask me if I believe that type of statement actually works? You bet I do. I see it work every day and unless ANet is gloriously unaware of the effect social media has on their business, they see it too.
Well done. Well done.
I would tell myself:
Don't play any of the beta weekends, its gonna make you hate repeating the starter areas so much.
Originally posted by KhinRunite Questions such as this are probably meaningless to a person who knows what he wants, knows what a game offers, and has foresight.
all pretty much opposite qualities of most of the more vocal posters here.
they endlessly torture themselves with facile prejudice, statospheric self-hype (some of which is negative hype), and endless obsessive compulsive hate speeches before AND after the dust has settled.
The End---------------------------i don't expect to like Darkfall, altho i may like it MORE than other MMOs. i know it is gonna have a very frustrating level of grind to it, even if its significantly less than most. waiting for a pure FAST action virtual world. dice rolling & character levels (even "skills") IN COMBAT should have never carried over from pencil & paper to a computer that can reasonably model 3D spaces and objects
Originally posted by corpusc Originally posted by KhinRunite Questions such as this are probably meaningless to a person who knows what he wants, knows what a game offers, and has foresight.
While I don't necessarily disagree with the point you are trying to make, I am floored by how you made it. I cannot express how silly and completely out of place those underlined bits sound. Don't use big words unless you understand their proper context.
Originally posted by Tolmos Originally posted by corpusc Originally posted by KhinRunite Questions such as this are probably meaningless to a person who knows what he wants, knows what a game offers, and has foresight.
sorry, i made a typo. its STRATOSPHERIC. related to the stratosphere. when looking it up on google, it should be pretty obvious its a typo, and what the right spelling is.
if you think those are big words you must be pretty young or illiterate.
oh, you also think they are out of context?
i guess that answers it (altho you still could be pretty young too).
go ahead and make a case for how they don't fit the context, since you think you have a much better understanding of the terms.
"I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"