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Posted: Feb 22nd 2008 1:27PM (Unverified) said

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Well, TBH Tabula Rasa is a complete failure...
People are leaving the game every now and then, some of the MOST diehard fans have now become haters...

Another year and TR is dead imo.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2008 1:26PM (Unverified) said

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Swofford thinks he can bash a foreign reporter and shut the questions up. that's just the usual American arrogance that has gotten NcSoft US into the mess it's in.

The figure of $100 is not what it has cost to create the lastest version of Tabula Rasa--it includes the purchase of the Garriott name and brand in the first place.

Remember-- it's "Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa"--The Garriotts are walking around with this as personal assets to be spent on Space Tourism, if they please--it's not going into game developement.

It's this fact that they really don't want getting out--which is why David Swofford is behaving so imprudently by taking on a reporter personally. He's also demonstrating how NcSoft NA will behave against any bad publicity--will thy first to intimidate. Consdering the politics and political donations of the Garriotts, I'm not surprised at this thuggish turn of events.

Yahoo 2005--available to all reading to all here--show that the Garriotts owned 6% of Ncsoft Stock. Depending on the stock price,even when it's at it's lowest they have enjoyed an asset worth dozens of millions of dollars. This on top of the $30M in cash that they've been paid--probably over $80 million right there.

http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/117/117239.html

Now add the two failed games since 2001--maybe $20M a piece?

No wonder David Swoffard is running scared and losing his temper.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2008 2:07PM (Unverified) said

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I've said it before and I'll say it again... anyone who actively cheers for the demise of a game or company makes me extremely leery. It usually means that the person either has an agenda, a personal bone to pick (making their POV tainted), works for a competing company, or needs to clamber out of the basement and get some help.

Whatever the reason - it stinks. I don't like World of Warcraft. But you don't see me traipsing around trying to bring down the juggernaut. If you hate a game, that's fine. Stop playing and move on. Badmouthing it endlessly... what's the point? Do you not have anything better to do?

It's ridiculous.

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