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I have recently talked to an EA customer support representative, and told him that I am planning on boycotting EA, and he implored that I do not. So I have made a list of suggestions to EA, and sent it to them in their survey.

I think it's best if I share them with you, just to get your feedback. If you agree, then help me spread the word. It is our right to speak, and be heard.

1. EA needs to stop its greed. If EA gives us the games we want, then we will pay them their effort's worth, and maybe more. If this was the case, we wouldn't mind any reasonable anti-piracy system (i.e. not one that requires browser launch of the game). A well developed game is a game well worth paying for.

2. They should stop working their developers so hard, and setting strict deadlines. This will leave them with incomplete, poorly designed games that will only damage their reputation. But if they make a well designed, moddable, LAN/private server friendly game (not forgetting to mention the singleplayer AI), it will live a long and healthy life. If an effective anti-piracy system (like DEGRADE) is implemented into the game, we will pay for every single copy, because it would be worth it. Mods will not kill profits for the developer, because we will still pay for their DLC, if they put enough effort into it. And when the next iteration of the game is released, we will throw money at its feet.

3. The technocracy of EA is unbelievable. They want a firm grip on the gamers, and if they want to regain their reputation, they need to stop that.

Did you guys know that EA was recently voted the worst company in the United States? That just goes to prove how much they are hated. But if they make a move to win back our trust, we will be with them all the way. But we need to see an act of faith.

Please comment, and tell me what you think.

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ACE-san
ACE-san

Banning EA? xD

Except for that the rest is good I think.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

Oops. Sorry, that was a typo. I meant boycotting EA. I stand corrected.

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Feldwebel_Injustice
Feldwebel_Injustice

Gotta say, one of the things that I hate the most about EA is that they really charge you with lots and lots of unnecessary micro-transactions.

Wonder if you could talk some sense to them about that, but other than that, some of their products could use more quality control and less few-yearly releases or something.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

Well, as Dima puts it, there is a limit to what one man can do alone. We all need to speak up and remind EA that even though they don't give a f*** about us, they couldn't make a dime without us.

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Noobkiller2
Noobkiller2

Look what they made if they didn't gave us mod tools
Now they are worst
If they gave them to us, we'd fixed Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4
They just need money, they dont need us
I'd like to say or they fix the games
Or they will backrupt

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

Well, if we were to fix their game, who would by the next thing they throw at us?

They better give up this mentality, or it will be their undoing. With tools like CryEngine 3 SDK, we are becoming less and less dependent on them.

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FreePinochetRides
FreePinochetRides

About battlefield:
Interesting thing:
Youtube.com
I would say **** DICE Sweden too, they are the same as the EA.
Both needs to be boycotted.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

Well, not if they straighten up and fly right.

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FreePinochetRides
FreePinochetRides

They won't. Because they are blind, greedy and retarded like EA.
If they will somehow (which is impossible) I'll say what Patrich-Retarded-Bach said: "It's magic."

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ACE-san
ACE-san

You're being very disrespectful, no wonder why EA and DICE won't listen.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

Well, being disrespectful doesn't work. Neither does diplomacy. So what else do we have?

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FreePinochetRides
FreePinochetRides

Ace, ya know, when someone is tired of ******** then the disrespecting comes as the last.
Or let's say what Muntaqim said. "being disrespectful doesn't work. NEITHER DOES DIPLOMACY"

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

Every time you try to contact them, they give you the same BS about how EA cares, and you keep your hopes up. But nothing changes.

In Prison Break (a world popular tv series), when Officer Brad Bellick brings Haywire (a mentally challenged prisoner) to Scofield's cell, he tells Scofield "If you have any objections, fell free to voice them in my suggestion box" and he points at the toilet. That's probably EA's opinion of our feedback.

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FreePinochetRides
FreePinochetRides

Today's companies like EA are really sad...
This world is ****** up.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

I hear that, and I couldn't agree more.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

So that "netcode" was magic? He was probably high on something when he said that (just like Paul Blart's "I believe in magic!")

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ACE-san
ACE-san

High on money most likely.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

That's a brilliant response, and most likely it is dead on.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

Any of you guys think we should give EA another shot? Or should we abandon them en masse?

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MecidonPCin720p
MecidonPCin720p

Abandon them en masse and have Square Enix publish the future Battlefield games!

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

I'm coming to the same conclusion. IMO it would be awesome if Crytek take over Battlefield.

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MecidonPCin720p
MecidonPCin720p

True.
I'd imagine Crytek as the developer and Square Enix as the publisher.

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asdasdadsdasdasdasda
asdasdadsdasdasdasda

I love DICE & EA. My Dad bought mea copy of BF1942 when it was released and played it with me. I was 2. I never really had fun until I was 4 and could understand how to move, pick stuff up, and kill people. I've always loved them despite the recent drama with BF4 and BFH. Everyone should remember that they've given us some of the best games we've ever played. Remember the countless hours you spent on LAN on BF2? It is definitely worth giving them both a second shot.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

You're right about that. I did play countless hours of BF2. Zatar Wetlands and Road to Jalalabad with my brother and a bunch of bots.

Even earlier than that, playing as the United States Marine Corps in Battlefield Vietnam.

Yes, we remember these days, but do they remember them as well? Or maybe as Charlie Chaplin puts it in one of his films "Greed has poisoned men's souls"?

EA and I go way back, to when I was 4, playing Need For Speed 1. That is why I tried negotiating with them, to get them to listen to us. The least they could do is reply.

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Muntaqim_313 Author
Muntaqim_313

"All I wanna say is that, they don't really care about us."

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