Originally Posted by kaingosu
I never said "solely", but you have to admit the EC series closely resembles the DeathAdder (shape and materials) and the AM is Xai's twin brother. That's no coincidence, nor is it a bad thing in my opinion.
You're the second rep i hear this from (the other one being kimrom). Everytime i disagree with one of you guys i hear this line. It isn't the best way to react to criticism. The customer's always right and everyone is a potential customer. You should know that, being the chief marketing officer.
You are right, it is not a coincidence. When developing the EC-series and the AM, we recorded hours of video showing the hands and motions of HeatoN and SpawN during play. Combining the results with the measurements of their hands, we were able to create several shapes which were put to the test by HeatoN and SpawN and later fine-tuned to the actual products following their feedback.
HeatoN used the 3.0 in his entire career, so it is unavoidable that there is a certain resemblance between the EC-series and other mice where the manufacturers has looked towards the 3.0 for inspiration.
. The same goes for the AM vs other mice - SpawN used and preferred the 1.1 for a large part of his career, so there will be similarities to other mice where the manufacturers has tried to reach this group.
I am not disagreeing to the fact that the customer is always right - I am simply stating that there are other customers than you, and as there is no one-size fits all when it comes to competitive gaming products, we can't make everyone happy. It's a fact, not an excuse.
. Being in marketing yourself, you should know this.
Even so, we do produce several versions of our mice to reach a larger group with "special" preferences. However, unless we release 10 different shapes and sizes with just as many different coating possibilities, somewhere someone will be calling us clueless.
If you want to continue the discussion, feel free to email me at email@example.com. I will not be adressing this particular topic further on the forums.