A few days ago I wrote about an article in the Korea Times
that took aim at NCsoft's 2007 fiscal report
by calling Tabula Rasa
a "financial disaster." The ensuing explosion both here at Massively (the comments section) and abroad (a direct reply from the Korea Times writer himself) was akin to the Bane dropping a mortar round smack dab into the middle of our little virtual compound.
Other sites reported on the Korea Times article in the same manner
. And Amy "Critters" Crider, TR
's official Community Coordinator, even issued a public warning about said reporter and said article
. But NCsoft
didn't stop there. David Swofford, head of NCsoft's North American PR department, fired off a response via a statement given to the gang at Crispy Gamer
. It's a doosey! Swofford said, "The Korea Times English edition story is full of inaccuracies... No one at NCsoft
said the product is a financial disaster." He comments on a great may things, including the cost of the sci-fi MMO: "The TR development did not cost $100 million... I don't know where that came from."
Ah... justice is served. If you've been following this situation here you owe it to yourself to click on over to the Crispy Gamer site and check out their full article. It's got more searing rebuttal from Swofford
(kudos to them for scoring this by the way). Then come on back here 'cuz we so want to hear what you have to say about this!