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Arena Net manipulates Facebook's liking system for in game rewards

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  • STAUDERWALKIESTAUDERWALKIE sinking sprung, PAMember Posts: 18
    I'm pretty sure THE SECRET WORLD did this exact same thing in their beta, "if you like us on FB we'll give you free items" or something to that extent..and I don't remember anyone caring then either.

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  • STYNKFYSTSTYNKFYST Sacramento, CAMember Posts: 290
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
      Originally posted by lathaan
    what would be bad about it? whats there to discuss?
         

     

    When did viral marketing become okay?

    What's viral about this? This amounts to no more than rewarding fans. What are you smoking?

  • STYNKFYSTSTYNKFYST Sacramento, CAMember Posts: 290
    Originally posted by Bjelar
    GW2 is L2W ("like" to win)

    No...it's P2W

    "Play to Win"

    Why are some ppl still hating on this obviously popular and fun game? It's not your thing? Move the hell on and troll another game.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarreMember Posts: 5,734 Epic
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
      Originally posted by lathaan
    what would be bad about it? whats there to discuss?
         

     

    When did viral marketing become okay?

    When did it become not ok?

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  • NaqajNaqaj Frankfurt am MainMember Posts: 1,673 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser I didn't say other companies don't do it. I am just talking about the double standards. You have no idea the hate companies get around here for anything related to facebook.

    Any recent examples? 

  • STYNKFYSTSTYNKFYST Sacramento, CAMember Posts: 290
    Originally posted by Naqaj
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser I didn't say other companies don't do it. I am just talking about the double standards. You have no idea the hate companies get around here for anything related to facebook.

    Any recent examples? 

    Do you need them fed to you? One was already cited...TSW

  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecMember Posts: 1,364 Uncommon
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
      Originally posted by lathaan
    what would be bad about it? whats there to discuss?
         

     

    When did viral marketing become okay?

    are you kidding me ? 

    Companies today are using every social network they can to advertise their products... It's a free advertisment!

    Using your fans who have no problem with helping you advertise the game in exchange for some cool stuff in game isn't something bad. I'm not doing it, but whoever does it and has no problems with it, why shouldn't it be okay?

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  • BjelarBjelar RullumpMember Posts: 376 Uncommon
    Originally posted by STYNKFYST
    Originally posted by Bjelar
    GW2 is L2W ("like" to win)

    No...it's P2W

    "Play to Win"

    Why are some ppl still hating on this obviously popular and fun game? It's not your thing? Move the hell on and troll another game.

    How can my little pun be interpreted as hatered?

    Oh, I remember now. All posts must start with the phrase "I LOVE GW2, but....."

    So here we go...

    I LOVE GW2, but it is L2W.

  • STYNKFYSTSTYNKFYST Sacramento, CAMember Posts: 290
    Originally posted by Bjelar
    Originally posted by STYNKFYST
    Originally posted by Bjelar
    GW2 is L2W ("like" to win)

    No...it's P2W

    "Play to Win"

    Why are some ppl still hating on this obviously popular and fun game? It's not your thing? Move the hell on and troll another game.

    How can my little pun be interpreted as hatered?

    Oh, I remember now. All posts must start with the phrase "I LOVE GW2, but....."

    So here we go...

    I LOVE GW2, but it is L2W.

    I dunno...maybe cause where you posted it and had no other way to take than the usual troll garbage.

    Pun? Srsly?

    You still think it's "L2W". Lame at it's best. Troll at it's worst. The many...MANY people playing it now are not L2W. We are...just playing the damned game cause it's fun. It has it's bad side like all others. Just don't get all the L2W/P2W  crap...not funny, just more trolling crap from the minorities.

  • terroniterroni Ya, INMember Posts: 935

    TSW had a whole facebook game and such, and it was such a fail system, and funked up, and eventually it worked, but if you used your real facebook account you ruined it by friending TSW players..etc..etc. That was just a hell of a mess.

    Alternatively it can be used like a Raptr or Steam number of player chart which is always fun. Games like Age of Wushu try the like us on facebook thing and can only garner 8500 likes... I find it's one of many metrics to judge a game.

    Drop the next-gen marketing and people will argue if the game itself has merit.

  • duggyfr3sh123duggyfr3sh123 oklahoma city, OKMember Posts: 95
    haha, shit your pants when Anet  does it but not funcom, turbine, SOE, TRION, etc...
  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonMember Posts: 1,633 Uncommon
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/community-news/are-you-one-in-a-million/ Surprised this isn't already grounds for a discussion point. What are people's views on game companies offering in game rewards for helping advertise their products out of the game?

     

    Not been to business school I presume?

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  • ScivaSciva NoneMember Posts: 298 Uncommon
    My headache just got worse.
  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAMember Posts: 3,788 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Bjelar
    GW2 is L2W ("like" to win)

     

    Heh... nicely played. 

     

     

    Edit: Just noticed people taking this as a negative... I took it as a positive, but that could be the shiny happy fanboy in me smiling at the clever word play.

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  • moosecatlolmoosecatlol Boring, TXMember Posts: 1,271 Uncommon
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/community-news/are-you-one-in-a-million/ Surprised this isn't already grounds for a discussion point. What are people's views on game companies offering in game rewards for helping advertise their products out of the game?

    DID YOU KNOW THAT THE SKY IS BLUE?

     

    Seriously, is this your first time on the internet? Companies have been doing this since the dawn of facebook. FFS my local news channel panders the whole "Like, Comment, Subscribe" bile after every airing.

     

    Clearly the OP is grasping at straws.

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIMember Posts: 2,607 Uncommon
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/community-news/are-you-one-in-a-million/ Surprised this isn't already grounds for a discussion point. What are people's views on game companies offering in game rewards for helping advertise their products out of the game?

    It is a non-issue.

     

    Thanks for creating a mountain out of an Anthill.

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  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAMember Posts: 3,788 Uncommon
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/community-news/are-you-one-in-a-million/ Surprised this isn't already grounds for a discussion point. What are people's views on game companies offering in game rewards for helping advertise their products out of the game?

    It is a non-issue.

     

    Thanks for creating a mountain out of an Anthill.

     

    This is more like looking at the anthill through a magnifying glass and imagining it's a mountain. You know, with little ant mountain climbers driving little ant pitons into the little anthill and throwing little ant ropes to each other and yodeling and I think I got carried away, beware of avalanches. 

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  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Gainesville, FLMember Posts: 1,969 Uncommon
    It is simple, if it is a game you like, then it is ok.  If it is a game you don't like then its not ok.  Them be the mmorpg forum pvp rules.  We had a meeting and agreed on the rules, weren't you there?
  • Skarecrow7Skarecrow7 Oshkosh, WIMember Posts: 339 Uncommon

    I am just amazed. It is a facebook campaign. If you hate GW2 that much that you need to attack something this STUPID, they must be doing something right. I mean, just about every company does some little face book thing sooner or later, and this is the first time I have seen someone attack. Seriously, post a link if I am wrong.

     

    I think this says something about the game when people need to grasp at straws. Such strong emotions.. just WOW.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,453 Epic

    I just wanted to thank the OP.  I want to thank you for posting  this because, even though I already Like their page, I didn't know they were running a deal.  So now I got to share the post with all my FB friends and ask them to Like GW2.  They only need about 73K more likes to hit 1M.  All my FB friends owe me a click for all those times I sent them damn cows, watered their crops, read their silly memes, and sent them gifts.  1M here we come.

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  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember Posts: 19,604 Epic
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
      Originally posted by lathaan
    what would be bad about it? whats there to discuss?
         

     

    When did viral marketing become okay?

    Uh, the MMORPG genre has always fed off of word of mouth advertising. What is so different about this?

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  • Squeak69Squeak69 Colorado Springs, COMember Posts: 957 Uncommon

    . . . . . OP I got to ask did you just now start using face book, im not trying to be insulting here but this has happened with almost everygame out there, heck its going on with pretty much anything you can name, companies have been handing out rewards for like them on facebook sence the damn thing got popular,

    just off the top of my head my ra soloar eclipse skin for smite,

    and my face palm emote for CoH, both I got from facebook, and there are dozens of other things I have gotten from facebook as well, heck there are tons of things I have seen and just ignored.

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  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember Posts: 19,604 Epic
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
    Damn I weep for the MMO community of today. So brainwashed.

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  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member Posts: 685 Uncommon
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
      Originally posted by lathaan
    what would be bad about it? whats there to discuss?
         

     

    When did viral marketing become okay?

    It's not that it became "okay", it just became the norm.

    There's really no room left to bash those who do it because THEY ALL do it now.


  • ChrisboxChrisbox Member Posts: 1,729 Uncommon
    I will say again, I have no idea how this is an actual thread.  Or a better question would be, why isn't it locked yet.  

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