Game Front - A Cautionary Tale- The Rage of the Mechwarrior Online Community.
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To those reading the Mechwarrior Online forums now, as opposed to six
months ago, the change is marked. Gone are the days of typical forum
behavior: quiet threads toiling in the background with the occasional
drive-by trolling or derailment. Instead, the community is in full riot
mode, slandering the developers in announcement threads and creating
signatures insulting Piranha Games’s competence. The phrase “PGI Lied, MWO
Died” has taken on a weird sort of life amidst the disgruntled players.
This wasn’t spontaneous, however. The road that led to MWO’s fanbase banging
on PGI’s gates with pitchforks and torches was a long one, and the situation
acts as an interesting case study in how to gradually alienate your players.
Or, at least, the players on your forums.