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Mythic's EA Comments Follow-up

Eurogamer has a follow-up from Mythic's Mark Jacobs, who backpedals from Paul Barnett's comment that EA knows "nothing about launching MMOs in Europe, unless it's spending lots of money closing them down I suppose" (story). Mark points out they already had a deal for European distribution of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning with GOA before they were acquired by EA, so this was not a case of choosing to avoid using EA for this. He chalks Paul's comments up to his well-known sarcastic sense of humor and irreverence, and says, "What Paul said about EA not knowing anything about launching MMOs: you know, Paul likes to exaggerate - of course EA knows things about launching MMOs. EA is responsible, certainly, for one of the most important MMOs of all time, and that was Ultima [Online]." This is excerpted from a larger interview with Jacobs discussing the game's impending launch, saying that so far their early access program has hit no snags, and has had no game crashes and no individual server crashes.

8. You didn't read the media releases... Sep 18, 2008, 13:01 Paranoid Jack
John, it's only been put out to the media repeatedly over the past two months. Pre-Order either version get into the Beta/Early Access. Servers go live on Thursday but the game will be on sale a day before. Been done before. Nothing new. Is it a bit of a let down? Sure, if you didn't prepare or couldn't get a pre-order... but in no way was anyone mislead.

Also the pre-order cards handed out at most retailers and e-mailed from Internet stores were a limited supply. Again, if you were at all interested you most likely read it but didn't act.

Not a problem... the game will still be there for you tomorrow mourning.

This comment was edited on Sep 17, 23:46.
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  2. Sep 17, 22:55  Re: Crappy practices DG
  3. Sep 17, 23:28   Re: Crappy practices Muscular Beaver
  5. Sep 18, 13:01  No subjsect g_mann
  4. Sep 18, 13:01 Whoa whoa whoa whoa, hold on here... JohnBirshire
  6. Sep 18, 13:01 You know what else is stupid? JohnBirshire
  7. Sep 18, 13:01 Fact check please Kxmode
>> 8. Sep 18, 13:01  You didn't read the media releases... Paranoid Jack
  9. Sep 18, 13:01   Re: You didn't read the media releases... JohnBirshire
  10. Sep 18, 13:01    Re: You didn't read the media releases... Paranoid Jack
  11. Sep 18, 13:01     Re: You didn't read the media releases... JohnBirshire
  12. Sep 18, 13:01      D'oh! Paranoid Jack


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