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Appalling Treatment of Landmark Contest Entries

RawynRawyn USAMember Posts: 42 Uncommon

When I saw this it was just shocking this was aloud to disrespect the players that had entered the Landmark of Landmark contest. Apparently, while judging Omeed https://twitter.com/omeed/ decided it would be funny to tweet what everyone was saying while judging the entries. Why did they feel this was appropriate to list them making fun of entries? Such disgrace and Below are some of them. Also you can read what players had to say about it and are still voicing opinions on it, of course no one from SOE wants to talk about it . https://forums.station.sony.com/landmark/index.php?threads/almost-post-mortem-on-the-landmarks-of-landmark-contest.39411/

Omeed Dariani @omeed ; ·  May 8



"How does a plot win?" "It has to not be terrible." @Rosierap
"The giant fire props turned upside down... offend me." @JButlerSOE
"Meditate on why you shouldn't have made that." @JButlerSOE
"No. Clown vomit." @Rosierap
"Made the devs laugh - honorable mention." @DaveGeorgeson
"This sort of thing should be discouraged." @StevenKlug
"It's a cathedral that wants to be a transformer." @DaveGeorgeson
"It looks like a trapper keeper I used to have." @EQNjake
"That's polygon abuse!" @StevenKlug
"Is that a giant baby bottle?" @DexellaCM
"It would be awesome if it was good." -@benconrad
"In a non-hot mess, this would be interesting..." @JButlerSOE
"That hand is made of ballpoint pens."
"This is the temple of bad taste." @JButlerSOE on fire!
From @JButlerSOE: "Uninspiring."
From @JButlerSOE: "Horrible."
If you're gonna call it a stallion, it... You know.
From @Rosierap "that's non-parseable."

 

 

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  • RoyalPhunkRoyalPhunk Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 174 Uncommon
    Grow up.
  • RawynRawyn USAMember Posts: 42 Uncommon
    Please stay on topic
  • sacredfoolsacredfool Member Posts: 774 Uncommon

    If there is a contest, why exactly should there be only positive opinions voiced?

     

    As long as the negatives are moderated I see no problem with it. If you bought a game and were not even allowed to say "This game is the temple of bad taste" on the official forums you'd probably be here crying about terrible censorship.


    Originally posted by nethaniah Seriously Farmville? Yeah I think it's great. In a World where half our population is dying of hunger the more fortunate half is spending their time harvesting food that doesn't exist.
  • KajidourdenKajidourden Panama City, FLMember Posts: 952 Uncommon
    People like the OP are why we now walk on eggshells about everything.  QQ moar, nobody cares.  
  • RawynRawyn USAMember Posts: 42 Uncommon
    They could have been more tactful. It's SOE, they're in the business to get and keep customers not insult them.
  • NildenNilden Canada, NBMember Posts: 1,796 Rare

    LOL bunch of tame quotes without the entry for context. Whatever you do don't read youtube comments if you find this appalling. Overreact much?

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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Panama City, FLMember Posts: 952 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rawyn
    They could have been more tactful. It's SOE, they're in the business to get and keep customers not insult them.

    Then don't play, or just sit back and quiet if you're not willing to put your money where your mouth is.  

  • NightliteNightlite Maple Grove, MNMember Posts: 204 Uncommon

    I was kind of expecting a bit more, those comments are tame by twitter standards.. and most likely spot-on.

     

    What do you even hope to gain by coming here with this post? this must be a troll...

  • APRIMEAPRIME Harlingen, TXMember Posts: 72 Uncommon
    Why does this post use the term appalling?  I came, read it . . . what the heck.  Appalling would be the 10 seconds of my life I'll never get back now.
  • JacxolopeJacxolope Jackson, MIMember Posts: 1,140 Uncommon
    Originally posted by nilden
    LOL bunch of tame quotes without the entry for context. Whatever you do don't read youtube comments if you find this appalling. Overreact much?

    You Tube comments make me cry =(

  • RawynRawyn USAMember Posts: 42 Uncommon

    Taken from the Landmark forums https://forums.station.sony.com/landmark/index.php?threads/almost-post-mortem-on-the-landmarks-of-landmark-contest.39411/page-15 ""People who work for this company are representing an image of Landmark! These people are the face of this company. Whether or not they "swear" or degrade every build in the game behind closed doors isn't the point of discussion. The fact is, they broadcasted these derogatory remarks on a social network!!""

    This sums up why it's appalling and wrong.

     

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember Posts: 19,605 Epic
    I take it the op took offense due to having an entry and receiving such a response? Otherwise who would care about this?

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  • sacredfoolsacredfool Member Posts: 774 Uncommon

    WARNING: When submitting entries to our contest your entry might not be rated 10/10 and we might criticise it. Please proceed with caution if you are prone to getting seriously butthurt.

     

     

     

    And Rawyn, the quotes you provided are neither swearing nor derogatory. 


    Originally posted by nethaniah Seriously Farmville? Yeah I think it's great. In a World where half our population is dying of hunger the more fortunate half is spending their time harvesting food that doesn't exist.
  • RawynRawyn USAMember Posts: 42 Uncommon
    Originally posted by sacredfool
    WARNING: When submitting entries to our contest your entry might not be rated 10/10 and we might criticise it. Please proceed with caution if you are prone to getting seriously butthurt.       And Rawyn, the quotes you provided are neither swearing nor derogatory. 

    Never said they were please re-read

  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Algo Star SystemMember Posts: 1,355 Rare

    OP needs to pull his skirt down. Geez man. That stuff was light heart comments.  Nothing worse than what you'd hear during American Idol or X Factor. I can't stand manufactured outrage and when people abuse strong adjectives like they're building up some legal case.

     

    "Appalling" "derogatory". Go sit down somewhere man.

  • JacxolopeJacxolope Jackson, MIMember Posts: 1,140 Uncommon
    Originally posted by FlyByKnight
    OP needs to pull his skirt down. Geez man. That stuff was light heart comments.  Nothing worse than what you'd hear during American Idol or X Factor. I can't stand manufactured outrage and when people abuse strong adjectives like they're building up some legal case.   "Appalling" "derogatory". Go sit down somewhere man.

    That statement was appalling and derogatory and borderline slander. =P

  • NellusNellus Groton, CTMember Posts: 247 Uncommon

    The idea of EQ: Lincoln Log is more appalling to me than anything that was said by the devs. In fact, the "It would be awesome if it was good" is a pretty fitting comment on the game itself as well.

    But hey, at least it's something a little different.

    - Nellus

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,456 Epic
    Don't enter your personal "art" for public criticism if you can't handle the heat. If you're work is crap then some people are going to be blunt about it. At least they were honest and didn't pretend the bad stuff was good which would be an insult to those who really did put forth a lot of effort and did good work.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember Posts: 13,461 Legendary

    Devs should never be insulting towards their playerbase - its off putting and just makes them look unprofessional and not worthy of having customers.

    I agree with OP - shameful display.

    If I were the CEO I'd fire all of them - no questions asked, this kind of behavior towards customers is simply uncalled for.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember Posts: 19,605 Epic
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Devs should never be insulting towards their playerbase - its off putting and just makes them look unprofessional and not worthy of having customers. I agree with OP - shameful display. If I were the CEO I'd fire all of them - no questions asked, this kind of behavior towards customers is simply uncalled for.

    ROFL

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  • QuesaQuesa Sacramento, CAMember Posts: 1,432 Uncommon
    I +1 to "Grow up"...and yes, it is on topic.  You're the type of person who would get offended at someone painting their walls white.
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  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAMember Posts: 2,442 Uncommon
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Devs should never be insulting towards their playerbase - its off putting and just makes them look unprofessional and not worthy of having customers. I agree with OP - shameful display. If I were the CEO I'd fire all of them - no questions asked, this kind of behavior towards customers is simply uncalled for.

    I agree, well put.

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  • CallidorCallidor Colorado Springs, COMember Posts: 371

    If I walked up to a piece of art one of these "judges" had painstaking worked on and said something nasty in a public forum and laughed with some cronies, they would no doubt be insulted. That is the measuring stick, not a damn one of those guys would want it done to them, but in typical fashion they don't mind doing it to someone else.

    And shame on the blatant chest beating toward the OP. Folks really gotta find a better way to communicate with people without so much false machismo. OP has a valid point , no reason to go all playground. 

     

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  • GruntyGrunty TexasMember Posts: 7,698 Uncommon

    Having wandered around Landmark a bit I understand those comments.

    Y'all haven't seen the 8 story tall toilet or the 3 story tall spider that would look better if it had been made of LEGOs.

    There are a few works in progress that show promise.

  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Columbus, OHMember Posts: 1,564 Rare
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Devs should never be insulting towards their playerbase - its off putting and just makes them look unprofessional and not worthy of having customers. I agree with OP - shameful display. If I were the CEO I'd fire all of them - no questions asked, this kind of behavior towards customers is simply uncalled for.

    While I don't think the quotes were all that bad, I agree. The fact of the matter is that, regardless of the situation, employees should not be speaking in such a fashion (at least not in public) about customers. It shows a complete lack of both consideration and professionalism and, while being fired (especially for a first offense) is a bit on the extreme side, they should definitely be disciplined.

    It never ceases to amaze me how lenient the software industry is on things that, should they occur in a different industry, would result in firings and lawsuits. Insulting customers, delaying releases, releasing half-finished products, false advertising... unbelievable the crap software companies get away with.

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    So let me get this straight: It's greedy to want to keep the money you've earned, but it's NOT greedy to want to take money that somebody else earned away from them? Only the left wing could come up with that kind of insane troll logic. It's got the stamp of their common core all over it. 

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