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Signed On Oct 8, 2011, 16:59
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News Comments > id On RAGE "Cluster!@#$" and Lead Platforms

223. Re: id On RAGE Oct 9, 2011, 04:54 Johnny L
 
I see why other people have told you to read the post again, you keep claiming a dichotomy. For there to be a dichotomy I would have to have claimed that some companies care about their customers, and yet the only thing I said was that they don't. But somehow you keep arriving at a conclusion that I said either they do or they don't. Once again, making assumptions.  
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222. Re: id On RAGE Oct 9, 2011, 04:36 Johnny L
 
So in your little world, no company has ever screwed over a customer in the name of profit? No company has ever used copy protection that has prevented or hindered a person from using a product huh?, every company on earth is a perfect blend of charity and profit? And again you assume and make grand statements of "what i mean" when not once did I claim speaking for "the world" or for anyone but myself, I'm not the one claiming others are saying anything they never actually said. I made a broad over-generalization and you take it as a fact, hate to tell you but you're the one making assumptions and false claims if you can't distinguish a viewpoint from a fact. It's a forum, as in a place for people to complain. But apparently you're so busying trying to be right that you don't actually care about what is being said.  
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221. Re: id On RAGE Oct 9, 2011, 04:27 Johnny L
 
And yet you are the one claiming to be right when everyone else is wrong, which I believe is a defining factor of delusion. Newsflash, you can claim facts all you want but you are ALSO stating an opinion and foolish enough to believe it's fact. I never claimed what I was saying was the world's viewpoint nor did I ever claim to be spouting fact over opinion, but hey who am I to argue with a troll, keep spouting your "facts" and keep insulting others for differing "opinions". Obviously you ignore anything you didn't think of yourself.  
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159. Re: id On RAGE Oct 8, 2011, 15:40 Johnny L
 
You should also look up words before you use them. Dichotomy - division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups. To claim a false dichotomy implies that a person believes in both a positive and negative of something. When someone only states a single view, it's not a dichotomy, it's a viewpoint. The only way a dichotomy exist is if you assume there is an opposing view, which would make it your viewpoint not theirs, so once again the false dichotomy would be on your part for an assumption. Putting words in people's mouth or making assumptions only shows your own ignorance.  
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158. Re: id On RAGE Oct 8, 2011, 15:35 Johnny L
 
It must be nice to live in your little bubble where you're right and the world is wrong. A pity that isn't reality. It's called an opinion, look it up some time. You're entitled to your opinion, it doesn't make you right. And the fact that you have to insult anyone who opposes your view shows how childish you are about the possibility of being wrong.  
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156. Re: id On RAGE Oct 8, 2011, 14:59 Johnny L
 
No matter how it's justified or rationalized, at the end of the day, the bottom line is that companies do not care about customers, they only care about profit.


A common complaint, but not one based in reality. Everyone likes to pull the "big bad company" line, but it's a half-truth at best. Do companies want to make money? Of course, I doubt there are many, if any, companies that want to go out of business. They need money to survive. But (again with the false dichotomies), it's not an "either/or" situation. It's entirely possible to both want to make money, and care about your customers.


Funny, I never said once in my post anything about a "big bad company", but nice, if inaccurate, assumption. People in companies may care a great deal, but the bottom line is that stock holders usually don't, executives don't unless it affects their bonus. The ones running the company care about money, regardless of how the designers may feel and the ones in charge call the shots. Companies want to make money. They can and do put everything second to that. Staying is business is more important then making customers blissful. I absolutely agree that most companies have a majority of employees that care, but the COMPANY does not. Companies are business entities designed to net profit, if they can do so and still achieve customer satisfaction, great, but at the end of the day, it's about the almighty dollar. And speaking of false dichotomies, to stand on the grounds of I'm right/you're wrong puts you squarely in the crosshairs of hypocrisy to your own complaint about everyone else having a false dichotomy.
 
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154. Re: id On RAGE Oct 8, 2011, 14:51 Johnny L
 
Ah but the key is objectivity. It IS all about money, is it cost effective to fix a game, is it worth pursuing the customer satisfaction at the cost of profit. People can assume and twist words as much as they like but companies exist to make money. If other considerations can factor in with minimal loss to profit, they pursue it. Otherwise they don't. As much as people complain about never buying the game again, they only represent a small portion of the people complaining. Most will gripe and still buy the next game that's made. Companies know this, more often then not they just ride out the bad press.  
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145. Re: id On RAGE "Cluster!@#$" and Lead Platforms Oct 8, 2011, 13:14 Johnny L
 
I do still get a kick out of the faulty logic of software/media companies though. Name me one other industry that isn't software, music or media based on Earth that claims theft as a loss of sale. I don't see car companies claiming that carjacking is a lost sale. Banks don't claim robberies are caused by a loss of a customer. And yet some people defend this irrational logic as a reasonable argument. Imagine how ridiculous the world would be if every industry had this mentality and punished its customers accordingly.  
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144. Re: id On RAGE "Cluster!@#$" and Lead Platforms Oct 8, 2011, 13:06 Johnny L
 
No matter how it's justified or rationalized, at the end of the day, the bottom line is that companies do not care about customers, they only care about profit. If good customer service means more money then they'd care more, or at least pretend to. No amount of lying or PR will change that fact that greed is the motivation. No company is immune to greed and no customer is protected from the fallout of it. Inferior hardware or not, console gamers have a love/hate approach to games, either they love it or hate it. PC gamers always have diverse opinions about, well everything. But the bottom line is companies don't care unless it actually affects them. So you can bend over and take it by buying and suffering or you can stand on a soapbox and boycott a game. Chances are that nothing will change, all you can do is try and hope to make an impact.  
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