Consequence, or a consequence is the concept of a resulting effect (cf. cause and effect, arising from another action). Somebody once said that “Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” Those words are in my mind everytime I want to do something.
Acclaim does not understand that, when they lie or do things that are detrimental to players , sooner or later there will be consequences. The LIES, the BUGS, the BROKEN PROMISES, the UNBALNCE of PVP, MONEY HUNGER, the INABILITY to adapt to new things, LATE UPDATES, the failure to COMMUNICATE with the COMMUNITY, people who are NOT PROFESSIONALS in their job, BAD MANAGEMENT… all have consequences on long term.
It is visible that the population of servers is continuously decreasing. I don’t say it with no evidences… the servers show it. Today was Lucky Cricket Event on Bardo and guess how the server looked like at full ‘hour of event’ :
So at full trafic Bardo server is at 51%.Decrease in players is evident. In the moments of glory the rate was over 85% . Before Tibet map, tired of Acclaim lies, many veterans have dropped down the game and many players moved to another games ( like AION). This thing is visible now more than ever.Even with Tibet map I never sow more than 60% on server. And 60% was few days after Tibet. If you want to test it and make some comparison visit load-o-meter net page. Those images were from there, taken today at Lucky Cricket Event.
It is only too easy to lie and later try to escape the consequences of what you say.One way or another, with time, players were charged Acclaim for their lies and dropped the game. Many did and many others will do it in the future. The truth is that only positive consequences encourage good future performances. You can do whatever you want, but remember, it is also you who has to face the consequences of what you have done.
And this is the start of Acclaim failure.Maybe one of the reasons that Acclaim don’t see what’s coming when its coming is that it doesn’t look like what it is on the way in. Maybe it’s because its only one of the preliminaries and Acclaim don’t make the connection that it’s leading to something else. It’s like having flu symptoms but it’s not the flu, or that rash that looks like an allergy but it’s not an allergy. It’s the first appearance of a terminal situation…