Another foot / mouth / gun / foot scenario for Funcom.
Seems a mis-worded (according to Funcom) event fell to pieces while I was away. I do not know how it totally went down, but I can guess based on the many discussions on the EU forums it was not pretty.
Worded like so...
"People of Hyboria, King Conan, beloved ruler of Aquilonia, celebrates another year of his reign over the Jewel of the West. To honor this event, you all are invited to take part in the small festivities happening in the Tarantia Noble District outside of King Conan's castle tomorrow,Saturday 23rd May starting 3pm EDT."
What is of interest, is there is some wording about bringing your fireworks they gave all the players free for the year (yep, super lame gift), and to use them (of course not discussing how you can only fire them once every 8 hours...super lame) at this perfect time.
Now, when I read this, I imagine something is going to happen when we gather. Would YOU not assume the same? Isn't that what an event created by a company is?
Seems Funcom is stating this was misunderstood by the players. It should have been a player driven event...WHA???
"players expected the event to be more than it actually was planned to be. The actual idea was to provide players with a possibility to have player run activities in one spot for the anniversary"
Riiigghhhttt. I did not see that in the original message. Nothing in the original message meant for players to drive the event to me anyways...
Then they stated...
"In additon there were also technical difficulties that lead to the event not running correctly on the servers."
Wait a minute. How can a "player run" event have "technical difficulties".
I am confused.
Is it the fact the server cannot handle more players in a zone on one server? This makes no sense, and just seems to be a company discombobulated over their true meaning of the event.
In so many words, we planned an event, it was screwed, so now lets blame the player base for misunderstanding.
I guess you can figure out how the player community feels. A nice long thread exists here
The company had made so much progress in the customers eyes of this game, then this happens. How can a company survive with such an incompetent level of ineptitude.
I started to think the game could survive the long haul. But, now doubts set in again.
But, what did we expect of a company that did the same thing a year ago.
Truly disappointed to come home to this. Can't even play right now, I am so upset.
Ah well, long weekend anyways. Better get some rest instead.