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"Most anticipated MMORPG 2013" ... lolwhat?

HrothaHrotha -Posts: 821Member
Just saw the huge add on the mainpage. Is it even legal to speak of ones product in such terms, when there is obviously no true evidence behind this statement?

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  • Athena_StarfireAthena_Starfire AucklandPosts: 213Member Uncommon

    Since when does anything paid for on MMORPG.com have a basis in reality. You pay your money, they promote it.

    I would think this was very obvious...

     

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INPosts: 5,035Member Uncommon

    Standard hype-train promotion.  All businesses do it.  When your product or service releases, present it as highly antipated and revolutionary in the industry.

     

    Yeah, it's legal.  They didn't say anticipated by whom.  It's like the "Three out of four doctors agree that..." advertisement.  They pay three doctors to agree and a forth one to disagree.  It doesn't mean 75% of all doctors in the world.  You have to look at the specific language.  It's legal to imply almost anything as long as you don't say it.

     

    One quote I've personally admired:

    "Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need." ~ Will Rogers

     

    Having spent a decade working in commercial radio and TV, I can hardly disagree.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • Monstre0auSMonstre0auS SydneyPosts: 46Member
    One day I'm going to make an animated short of a bird taking a crap on a computer, title it, "Poor Game: the story of the state of MMO's decline since 06'", pay MMORPG.com to advertise it as one of the most anticipated short films of our lifetime and profit. image
  • Alka_SetzerAlka_Setzer Posts: 164Member Uncommon

    It's no different than declaring something is game of the year. Typically there is nothing to decisively say this one game is "game of the year", whatever that even means...

    Anyone can say something is game of the year, anyone can say something is the most anticipated, just like all products say they're the best.

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INPosts: 5,035Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Monstre0auS
    One day I'm going to make an animated short of a bird taking a crap on a computer, title it, "Poor Game: the story of the state of MMO's decline since 06'", pay MMORPG.com to advertise it as one of the most anticipated short films of our lifetime and profit. image

     

    You'll probably win one of those Indie Film awards :-)

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • simpliussimplius nakskovPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by 4bsolute
    Just saw the huge add on the mainpage. Is it even legal to speak of ones product in such terms, when there is obviously no true evidence behind this statement?

    who cares about legal mumbo-jumbo

    look man,,BOOBIES

    let the suits and moneygrabbers worry about the other stuff

  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloPosts: 5,742Member Rare
    Originally posted by XAPKen
    Standard hype-train promotion.  All businesses do it.  When your product or service releases, present it as highly antipated and revolutionary in the industry.   Yeah, it's legal.  They didn't say anticipated by whom.  It's like the "Three out of four doctors agree that..." advertisement.  They pay three doctors to agree and a forth one to disagree.  It doesn't mean 75% of all doctors in the world.  You have to look at the specific language.  It's legal to imply almost anything as long as you don't say it.   One quote I've personally admired: "Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need." ~ Will Rogers   Having spent a decade working in commercial radio and TV, I can hardly disagree.  

     Exactly this!  Sales techniques 101.

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