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Posted: Feb 7th 2009 7:56PM johnnic1235 said

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City of Heroes could have used a strong unofficial forum. Their censorship is horrific. Almost five years in, it is not likely to happen. And its too late - their community has been whittled down to the brown nosing few....

Posted: Feb 7th 2009 8:08PM Jesspiper said

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I actually feel sorry for Garthilk of Warhamemr Alliance. Even though I can't stand his site and think his moderators are a bunch of sycophants to EA Mythic, I nonetheless feel bad because up till now his site was basically considered the defacto WAR official forums.

Now his site and many others will become a second thought at best. Ever see the LOTRO forums at IGN? Ghost town. The same fate awaits WHA and WAR's IGN as well. It sucks to see so much hard work pulled out from under them, especially when Mark Jacobs was so (apparently) adamant about there NEVER going to be official WAR forums.

Posted: Feb 7th 2009 8:36PM jpo said

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I think the biggest advantage to official forums is that everything is in one place.

Some unofficial forums seem to get skipped by devs for various reasons....one can never really be sure which unofficial site to send a dev question because you can't always be sure they even visit the site.

Official forums elimtnate the guess work...you know they are there lurking and reading, even though they still may ignore you.

Posted: Feb 7th 2009 8:57PM Kyoji said

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Plus anyone who subscribes to WAR will know where to find the forums. Granted its not hard to come across the Warhammer Alliance site, but official forums keep everything organized and discussion in one place.

Posted: Feb 7th 2009 9:36PM (Unverified) said

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official forums won't save warhammer

better off spending their time redesigning the whole game

Posted: Feb 7th 2009 10:42PM Lethality said

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Official forums are absolutely necessary and can do many things that unofficial forums cannot.

Garthlik is crying over spilled milk because he's going to lose his cash cow banner revenue source.

Posted: Feb 9th 2009 2:50AM (Unverified) said

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The ONLY man against official forums is ... Mark Jacobs.

But that's because he shows some real signs of psycho behaviour lately.

MJ think he can manipulate the mass media with lies about this very mediocre War game he produced.

But truth always comes out in the end. NO 750 K subs, NO 1.2 M copies sold, NO limitless end game without a player CAP.
NO 120 full/full servers and billion dollar signs.

This kind of "manipulation" of the truth was the ONLY thing why MJ didn't want official forims and "hide" behind "unofficial" onces .... so he could always come back with "I didn't say that... it was on the unofficial forums".

Sorry guys but I HATE this person. MJ is completely wacky and NOT up to the job he is supposed to run.

EA should frte the guy immeadiatly.

Period.

Posted: Feb 11th 2009 6:21PM Saylah said

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I think it was a arrogant and poor sighted decision in the first place. You're a subscription MMO and official forums should be part of the price of doing business. I said it then and I'll say it now, if Blizzard can deal with their MASSIVE and insane player-base in official forums, no one else gets to whine or bow out.

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