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This thread is just to mention people reluctant to buy ToR (or look into the game, as I was before) to perhaps reconsider their stance. Obviously, titles must be short or it would look like this:
Criticising EA on ToR forums, acceptable, if no rules are broken through strict application of the rules and twisting of words to try and break the rules. Just keep your posts short and to the point.
Well I did a few "threads" (ok they were trolls) on a few of my accounts on those forums.
After reporting them with my whitehat account I come to the following conclusions.
Criticising EA is going to be taken out if there is a chance (ie: a valid reason) while other threads which are "against the rules" of a particular forum will be moved.
However, my understanding is that saying EA are like the Sith is valid, while saying EA are run by a bunch of republican warmongers is not. Either way, the way Bioware runs their forums is still better than say.... most forums. As they delete the thread, and explain WHY they deleted the thread (which in turn made answer getting faster).
Example is this: A thread that says "do yo u fear EA will ruin SW:ToR" has been going around for a while, and has much more negativity in that thread than a few other threads that get deleted quickly such as saying EA run their business like republicans. Saying EA run their business like a Sith Emperor would have been valid.
The 2 reasons I see for this is: CEO probably said "Do not scare customers away!" and "Who cares, we'll wipe the forums when the game gets released."
Conclusions: As it stands now, it seems they:
1. Firmly believe they have a success on their hands, as there are not over-reactive efforts to block all negativity (unlike several other games, including WoW:Cata forums, AoC, WAR-which point to "bioware" forums, but those are completely EA controlled, and a few others very recently released). IE: The forums do not give this eerie sense of positivism.
2. Care about people's fears and are taking the steps to ensure these do not happens. For that to be the case, people must be able to list their fears.
3. Do no accept anything mentionning Gods or Ideologies other than Jedi vs Sith. (I'll try later today to make one about God being a Jedi and seeing how that one goes and nature being more like the Sith) Technically, my expectance is that Bioware being based in a fanatic country, there will be a thread deletion but no suspension as it is 1/2 on topic.
4. Full trust from EA as EA seems to have no interference in these forums. The mods actually write in comprehensible English, which is definately not in EA's ways.