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Posted: May 28th 2011 9:11AM Thremma said

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Very nice if the games that have something are games you play.

Nothing for Vanguard? :( but Poxnora has something?

Posted: May 28th 2011 1:34PM Yellowdancer said

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I always hear that SOE invested nothing in this game...This is silly.

They spent over a year optimizing the game engine, filling in content games, fixing broken classes and quests. My machine was well above the requirements Sigil gave in beta and the game didn't run well. SOE got it to a point where people could actually play the game.

SOE then gave it away for free to all Station users for over 4 months. NO ONE played the game still. There is absolutely no reason to spend money on this game. IF people would play it, then SOE would develop it. It doesn't work the other way around. I think sinking a year into a game that people don't like is more than enough. Blame Sigil on this game's death.
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Posted: May 28th 2011 11:38AM Valkesh said

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Urg, everything about SoE continues to turn my stomach.

Posted: May 28th 2011 4:44PM sortius said

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@Valkesh Same, I can't bring myself to hand over cash to a company that refuses to have security on their systems.
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Posted: May 29th 2011 10:39AM aurickle said

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@sortius
Refuses to have security? Mythbusting time.

1) People have vendettas against Sony and have had for a very long time. There's a whole cadre of folks who would love to see them fall and it's a safe bet that many of them are hackers.

2) Between PSN and SoE, Sony has a massive customer database. It's like the Federal Reserve of personal information, making their (data)banks very tempting targets for those with a larcenous streak.

If Sony truly lacked security, they would have fallen prey to hackers a LONG time ago.

In fact, it ultimately turned out that their data breach was accomplished through a successful phishing attack on one of their administrators. These people have remote access for a number of reasons. You can't expect them to drive into the data center every time a problem arises, nor can business wait for this. Once someone has an admin's access info there's no security that can block an attack.

Time to let you in on a secret: You'd better stop doing business online. In just the last year there have been major data breaches involving a whole slew of companies including major banks and credit card companies. Your data is not 100% safe ANYWHERE. Any time you do business online you're taking a risk.

But again, using a modicum of common sense should tell you that if your data's going to be safe anywhere it's gong to be with Sony at this point. They just spent hundreds of millions overhauling their network security and are under intense scrutiny from multiple governments to boot. That makes them a far safer risk than most of the other online businesses out there.
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Posted: May 28th 2011 1:35PM Khalus said

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Yeah, even this isn't enough to trust Sony again with my personal info. Thankfully what info they did have was old and that I had replaced years prior.

Plus as mentioned above with the total disregard for Vanguard, I find there to be absolutely no reason to support a company thats letting such an amazing MMO rot.

Posted: May 29th 2011 7:42AM Yellowdancer said

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@Khalus

Err...SOE still has your personal info. Once you enter that information in, they keep it. There is no time limit where they have to delete it. Even if you go in and clear all that info or put in false info, they still keep a record of all previous info. That's how they all work...Blizzard, Trion, Turbine. Even Amazon. Same policy.
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Posted: May 30th 2011 3:17AM Jack Pipsam said

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I have no idea what memorial day is

and yes, SOE sucks when it comes to Vanguard, lets not forget MXO

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