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.