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The only way to be against EA and send them a message they understand is to simply don't buy their games. You buy their games, you're only encouraging their practices.
I'm going to be perfectly honest here. If every single OCN member boycotted EA, they wouldn't notice. That's the most amusing part of the crusaders here imo.

Not buying their games doesn't send any message. Not buying their games while buying their direct competition sends a message, but it's not a message about their policies, the message they get is they need to make a better game. If you want to make your message more than just "make a better game", you've got to do a lot more than not buy the game.
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I'm going to be perfectly honest here. If every single OCN member boycotted EA, they wouldn't notice. That's the most amusing part of the crusaders here imo.

Not buying their games doesn't send any message. Not buying their games while buying their direct competition sends a message, but it's not a message about their policies, the message they get is they need to make a better game. If you want to make your message more than just "make a better game", you've got to do a lot more than not buy the game.

Reminds me of this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn-fxiCIX6w&feature=share&list=PL8B35CA833DCDA9A4
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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post

I'm going to be perfectly honest here. If every single OCN member boycotted EA, they wouldn't notice. That's the most amusing part of the crusaders here imo.

Not buying their games doesn't send any message. Not buying their games while buying their direct competition sends a message, but it's not a message about their policies, the message they get is they need to make a better game. If you want to make your message more than just "make a better game", you've got to do a lot more than not buy the game.

The views of the enthusiast community often trickle down to the rest of people. For example, watching Kripparrian's videos criticizing Diablo 3, it really left a bad taste in my mouth, more so than the game itself. Plenty of casual players I know have talked about Diablo 3 being bad, or SimCity, etc. despite really knowing what they're talking about at all. It's because their opinions came from enthusiasts.

If you don't like a game, don't buy it. If you disagree with a company's policies, don't buy their products. That's as simple as it is, and if you want to take it further your only other option is to try to convince others to do the same as you. Don't buy their "direct competition", whatever that is in this case, unless you honestly prefer and want it.

I don't know why people decide to do their complaining on OCN about bad games though, it's a little like preaching to the choir lol.
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Reminds me of this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn-fxiCIX6w&feature=share&list=PL8B35CA833DCDA9A4
Very much so. Actually never saw that video before, but as someone who has been on both sides of it, it's quite accurate in most regards.
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The views of the enthusiast community often trickle down to the rest of people. For example, watching Kripparrian's videos criticizing Diablo 3, it really left a bad taste in my mouth, more so than the game itself. Plenty of casual players I know have talked about Diablo 3 being bad, or SimCity, etc. despite really knowing what they're talking about at all. It's because their opinions came from enthusiasts.

If you don't like a game, don't buy it. If you disagree with a company's policies, don't buy their products. That's as simple as it is, and if you want to take it further your only other option is to try to convince others to do the same as you. Don't buy their "direct competition", whatever that is in this case, unless you honestly prefer and want it.

I don't know why people decide to do their complaining on OCN about bad games though, it's a little like preaching to the choir lol.
So I don't have to write a novel, watch the video moocowman linked and then read this reply.

Not buying the game doesn't punish anyone who has control over those policies you disagree with, but it can cost the people who actually make the games their jobs. If you find yourself in a position where you say "I would gladly buy Game X if it wasn't from Company Y", buy the game and then complain in the right places to the right people about the flaws while praising what's good about the game. Honestly, simply not buying the game does effectively nothing until you start talking whole percentages of sales gone, and even then you've got to fall into what is actually considered lost sales. With every title there is a part of the gaming population that complains but wouldn't have bought the game if it ran away with game of the decade, proving that you're not among that group is a hurdle you have to jump to get your voice listened to.
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Whats with the hate? Cause its EA? The game is AMAZING. People made at FREE DLC? Really? I'm enjoying the game a lot. Put 20 hours in it already.
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How doesn't it make sense? You can't see people in your area in real life being happier because the city now has charging stations for electric vehicles? Inb4 expensive, the Leaf is $21k and gets 130mpg in city driving.

A charging stations that charges batteries in electric cars but does not use any power. That's how it doesn't make sense!
    
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A charging stations that charges batteries in electric cars but does not use any power. That's how it doesn't make sense!

Think of it as Nissan subsidizing power costs for people using the station rolleyes.gif.
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where else are the sims supposed to charge their Leaf's?
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Think of it as Nissan subsidizing power costs for people using the station rolleyes.gif.

Subsidizing the subsidized car. Sounds like a great plan. Ii heard the next DLC pack provides free phones, food stamps, and welfare to the lazy sims and makes the wealthy sims pay for it; I can't wait.
    
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Reminds me of this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn-fxiCIX6w&feature=share&list=PL8B35CA833DCDA9A4

Hmm... that does make quite a lot of sense.
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