RODHA wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Lisertan wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:20 pm
RODHA wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:28 pm
I really wonder, if there is only one single gamer on the face of this planet who doesn't hate EA
I don't hate EA. I don't agree with everything they do, but I don't hate them. Ha!
I figured that out
But let me ask you one thing. Of course if you can comment on that.
You know why a lot of gamers hate EA. They have gone too far on the money thing. Milking customers just doesn't work.
In that respect, when you personally compare EA and Giants, there is a huge difference isn't there?
I mean, I didn't pay a premium price to Giants but in return I got an amazing game and literally tons of other stuff for free (DLCs, mods, support, etc.).
I don't even begin to talk about EA and their pricing policy.
The difference is INSANE. Not even like day and night, more like ... day and cheesecake. There is no way to compare the two.
There are several reasons for that. EA is HUGE, Giants is tiny, this alone makes for 2 completely different companies, but I tell you the biggest difference and that is the one that BLEW my mind and makes me never wanting to leave Giants EVER:
EA, and every single company I worked for, tries to maximize their earnings. Quite frankly, I think that is fair enough, they are a company after all. GIANTS is completely different. OF COURSE we are trying to make as much money as possible, but the main goal here is to maximize happyness ... inside and outside of the company. This is so weird to see and at the same time so cool.
Let me give you an example:
Did you know? If you buy the game via our webshop and you won't use the key within a specific time, we will send you a letter with the key? Like not en email.. a propper letter reminding you that you bought the game and providing the key in case you lost it. I've never seen that before and I think it's SO COOL.
Same thing with my bosses taking everything I say seriously. I'm the Community Manager after all, I know what the Community wants, so they trust me with decisions I would never ever be able to make within bigger companies.
So yeah completely different because of their different goals, different size and different company type. EA has stakeholders and needs to make them happy. We don't and our CEO is already happy enough.
Lars 'Lisertan' Malcharek
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