Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: If you invest real money in an EA game hosted on Facebook, you deserved to get fleeced.
RedPhoenix122: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: If you invest real money in an EA game hosted on Facebook, you deserved to get fleeced.The people who consider this an investment are the target market for commemorative plates and lottery tickets.
Cheeseface: This is exactly why I won't be buying any games that are required to be "always online." There's nothing stopping a company like EA to just stop supporting it, rendering it unplayable. Yea, no thanks.
Vaneshi: Sid_6.7:No way in hell I'd spend money on that crap.Bet you brought all the DLC though.Rube.
starsrift: Yeah, that's 'cause they're closing a bunch of offices and firing people.
Mytch: The unfortunate thing about social games is just what you see here. You only get to play while it's still profitable for you to be playing. Meanwhile, a consumer friendly game like Morrowind actually seems like a worthwhile way to destress. It even gets new content (albeit unofficial)
Sid_6.7: For example, not Facebook, but I've played a lot of Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. You can spend real money to unlock equipment, or just play and see what you get. Some people have spent hundreds and thousands of dollars, buying more stuff for a game that cost a tiny fraction.Rubes.No way in hell I'd spend money on that crap.
I Like Bread: Sid_6.7: For example, not Facebook, but I've played a lot of Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. You can spend real money to unlock equipment, or just play and see what you get. Some people have spent hundreds and thousands of dollars, buying more stuff for a game that cost a tiny fraction.Rubes.No way in hell I'd spend money on that crap.Seconded. I really am enjoying the trend of Free 2 Play games, though, so I guess I should be thanking those rubes for making that model possible.
nmemkha: starsrift: Yeah, that's 'cause they're closing a bunch of offices and firing people.We all pay for the mistakes of our betters (i.e. job creators). EA employees walk home to their rented hovel with nothing but uncertainty in tough times. The people who actually caused the mess get home by surfing a wave of cash into a mansion overflowing with hookers and blow.
jake3988: /Die Bejeweled Blitz Die
TalenLee: jake3988: /Die Bejeweled Blitz DieThe Bejeweled Blitz Lightning, The?
J. Frank Parnell: I've been checking on the Simcity forums every other day, hoping for good patch notes, or just to see how mad people still are. And it's pretty common for people to deride Simcity as being more like a Facebook game, instead of a proper PC game. I wonder if they're hitting a nerve with that, and EA realized it had tainted their game design./More likely it's about the monies.
Foxxinnia: What a great business model. Get people to buy your product, then when it no longer is profitable you take it away and offer them a product that the people didn't want to begin with. I can't imagine why someone wouldn't want to do business with EA.
FunkOut: I know it's very trendy to sneer at all the people who play Facebook games but you're dealing with a lot of elderly people as well as foreign kids. So you're cooler and better than some old woman in Wisconsin who likes to take care of virtual purple cows. Or some teenage girl in Indonesia who built a virtual beach house for her bikini babe avatar while in real life wearing a hijab and is bound for dental school. You might as well be bragging you're too cool to crochet doilies.
jake3988: Figures that EA is the shiatty ass company that runs Bejeweled Blitz. Even if a person specifically doesn't want to share, it still shares. It also shares stuff that it doesn't ask you to share. It sends out invites on its own, etc.I freaking blocked the freaking thing./Die Bejeweled Blitz Die
change1211: Most people who work for EA make pretty good money.
Mithiwithi: change1211: Most people who work for EA make pretty good money.Maybe as a salary, but not as an hourly wage, given the death-march hours.
miniflea: Full disclosure: I purchased myself a premium account for World of Tanks. I tell myself it is because I have responsibilities these days and generally have more money than time to sit around all day and play games, but... when I started I swore I'd never pay a cent. Then I hit tier 8.
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