So Magic Inc makes a TV dinner it becomes a Product, so if you like the food you say "I paid for it already, enough is done."
If Magic Inc is 1 kitchen, it all of a sudden becomes a service, so if you like the food you say "My compliments to the chef."
If Shoe Co #5 makes Shoes it is a product, so if you like the shoes you say "I paid for it already, enough is done."
But if Shoe Co #5 is a small cobbler shop in the corner of a Mall it becomes a service, so if you like the shoes you say "Thanks my good man for making a pair of shoes I like."
If Ford Co makes a car it is a product, so if you like the food you say "I paid for it already, enough is done."
If Ford Co is 5 man garage it is now a service, so if you like their car you say "Great Car. I'll be sure to buy another from you"
I think the distinction should be made that a thanks should be given to the person undertaking the service - not the company that owns and profits from it. This is why it's good to thank a chef but not the food chain he works at.
Since a video game is a self-operating service, there is no 'direct provider' to thank.
Thanking someone or a company is just a form of feedback, which can be positive or negative; you're basically praising he/she/them for doing what you like.
I give feedback to companies all the time, because as a consumer who cares about what products and services are available to me, I understand the power sincere feedback can have.
The best part is that a well-written, short, personalized, professional letter to many companies, positive or negative, is so important that they'll give you a tangible reward for it. I wrote to Toyota about a negative experience at a dealership and got a $1,500 repair comped. I didn't ask for it. I just shared my experience. Alternatively, I wrote to Sketchers about a pair of shoes from college that lasted me a bajillion years and they sent me a coupon for a free pair of shoes. Because they value consumer feedback and reward customers who give it to them. Companies want to know what their customers think and feel. That's why the likes of Gallup are a multi-billion dollar industry.
If a company doesn't reward me, it doesn't matter. Someone somewhere read what I wrote. Even if my letter doesn't make it to a meeting room, if enough people write and share similar positives or concerns, eventually someone will listen.
Anytime I'm wearing gear with tassels on the back, my disc clips through them. And not a little bit, but a lot.
Plz fix. Thanks.
Typically, I do it in this order:
1) Pick out my CPU
2) Choose a case (I'm a sucker for aesthetics :P)
3) Pick a mobo
4) Ram & GPU(s)
6) NIC, disk drive
Also, make sure you post-test your mobo. That could save you loads of headaches.
that suggested we allow warriors to queue as tank, however also allow a person or a group of people when queueing to check whether they specifically want a lancer or warrior, or don't mind if either (aka both) tank.
To address the person that claimed my sample size was too small, actually, I never ONCE gave the number I was using. I did however list 2 examples, and then also claim there were many more but I had wanted to keep my post short. My sample size is over 200. You should know that 112+ sample size is considered sufficient. This sample size is not specific to my lancer only. My healer and dps also have suffered these runs.
People are taking what I've been saying way out of context, and I appreciate those who are on CH that do follow the "leave the RP at the door during lfg" unspoken rule. My complaint was mainly the following: I have (according to some of you) experienced just the worst-case-1%-unlucky runs ever. But I am complaining about this because I have received such an overwhelmingly negative amount of dungeon runs from CH. Now here's the kicker, I am only pointing out CH in particular BECAUSE it has specific rules BECAUSE it is an RP server.
Back to B link again I quote: If roleplaying is not your style then donâ€™t play on a RP server.
When I read that, that's telling me if I do not want to interact with RP, do not roll RP. Unfortunately, I always have a chance of running into party-lead CH runs using the LFD tool, which means I am being *almost* forced into interacting with RP, when I clearly do not want to. I understand you can say "well many other people other than RP can be jerks" essentially, but my qualm is not here. I will deal with these people as they come along. My problem here is that I am again, being *almost* forced to leave when RP players specifically are RPing in my dungeon runs when I do not want to RP. If there were no RP servers, I would have changed my post to ask only better group options. Unfortunately again, RP is NOT my style and I am unfortunately being mixed with players that have and do RP and are lead.
You guys really like to focus on only my "exlusion" request, and it's rather sad.
Also, I should edit and note the following: where in my OP, other than the title, did I specifically say we should exclude an entire server? I complained mostly about an entire server, but my "solutions" were not specific to exclude, in fact, choosing other options was my main focus.
I've been on Celestial Hills since I first started playing. More often than not, I find runs within the server community and only use the LFD tool when none of my friends are on.
Out of maybe 50 dungeon runs from level 20 onward on three different characters (probably more), I haven't been in a single group where they have done anything remotely like this, let alone RPed in the dungeon. A very small portion of the population is always in-character. Most people just play the game like everyone else and once in a blue moon stop to chit chat in /s in-character.
It means that if Tera succeeds, they stand to make bank and players will be extremely happy. That money will get routed into new content for players ("free" and purchasable), new games, and of course profits for shareholders who will invest in EME/Bluehole in the future.
Does telling yourself that help you sleep better at night?
I don't feel like copying & pasting the reply I made to this argument in another thread. Suffice it to say there is no evidence for your claim.
Austinkun on 05/21/2012, 11:22 PM
People who think they are entitled to something they didn't pay for.
People who do not want to spend the money on it in the first place, and expect it to be handed out to them for free.
and then theres the people that understand that the PREMIUM SERVICES are not required, no-benefits items that do absolutely no change to the game, and help support EME and also lets users get cool items to customize their characters with...
Likewise, people who think consumers aren't allowed to demand more value for their money or dispute a company's business practices.
^ Didn't watch the video. Opens mouth and inserts foot.