"The customer is always right" should have limits, writes Paste Magazine.
They got what they deserved.
I agree that they both were rude to a community member who, while not as informed as they are, was only sharing an opinion to a public piece of conversation. I do not agree that, notwithstanding any other issues that may have occurred that we don't know about, that this should have resulted in their firing so much as a course on communicating to members of the public about your game (note, this was her private twitter, but she is listed for her job and she was talking about her job to the public openly, meaning it should be handled as it was her job and not as a person item). If developers don't want feedback at all from the community on these sort of things then they should create walls to prevent it, but don't attack anyone for a perception of 'armchair developing' when the gaming community online has grown around the concept of constantly debating gaming concepts such as narrative with others.
The woman said "the world was better off without him" when Total Biscuit died from cancer. She can rot in the unemployment line.
Thousands of angry customers vs 1 writer who had barely been at the company a year and has a horrid reputation. Which is more valuable? You act rude to one customer at McDonald's and you'll get fired. The choice seems pretty easy to me.
I see the "journalists" has already chosen their side on this one. I'm waiting for inevitable claims of sexism. Edit: Never mind. This one already got the ball rolling.
There's a beautiful line in this piece: "but at the same time there’s something inherently disrespectful about talking to an experienced professional about their job as if they had never considered the basic, entry-level ideas you’re bringing up" Sorry, but she is still open criticism, and she should've been mature and debated the person's points instead of getting hostile. Also can you please tell your colleagues that when they review anything from now on? I'm sure you'll get a good response seeing as you did the 'you don't do it for a living so you cant speak" argument.
If she didn't want fan interaction, she shouldn't have had a public twitter profile. Easy as that. Arenanet did the right thing.
Lol they lost the argument the second they brought up sexism into it...
No they got what they deserved my dude
I think it shows good precedent that gamers don't want this SJW feminazi crap shoved into our games. You are making these games for us, not for you to get an ego trip because of where you work. These people get the slightest hint of power and they think they are on par with Kojima or something. It is both hilarious and pathetic.
I always get the whole opening a can of worms vibe when you comment on topics such as these, what's depressing though is she opened up this whole developer dialogue window & began an open dialogue with the players on GW2 Story content, then when she didn't like someones "feedback" she went batshit, gtfo. The other developer added “Here’s a bit of insight that I legitimately hope he reflects on: she never asked for his feedback,” 12Yrs on the GW franchise - Delusional
Uh...the writer took a tone that was completely unnecessary vs the tone the critique had.
Oh boy here comes the expected articles that take the opposite of what the majority opinion is. Every single time anything controversial happens, the same thing will happen.
Unfortunately, I think they just cynically take the approach serving best their interest and make an 'interesting' story.
I know most of these people don't believe or care about anything they write. The articles are just attention grabbing on purpose like an ad.
More sjw bullcrap lol.
Price's response was asinine. Speaking like she's the greatest character writer ever so no one can comment about or criticize her. Maybe it's because there's so many writers out there, amateur and professional, and the matter is subjective, that such a "how dare you statement" makes her come off as a complete turd imo.
At least one of them went off on a dude for simply expressing a disagreement on the root of the problems with character development in MMOs. That's it. She blew up on him, and it's primarily BECAUSE he was male. It was sexist OF HER, AND unprofessional and she was dismissed accordingly.
sexism is the new race card. you cant talk to women online in any capacity anymore, so just stop. positive,negative, whatever, just stop it.
She should have been fired for what she said about TB imo, so this is all good to me.
Bad Predecent?! She was happy to read that Totalbiscuit had died ... and stated her "feelings" to the world. Same the other day ago, ... she can go suck a donkey dick stupid misandrist ..
Look at the main stream media taking her side simply because she is a "her". She reacted completely inappropriately to a completely respectful reply. She has a history of tweeting completely inappropriate things and the media (which the far left appear to have a strangle hold on) taking her side in this is the real "bad precedent" being set here. Disgraceful writing.
No they didn't, They were rightfully fired. Fuck that.
That's a GOOD precedent! And the text is full of the standard feminist crap.
Lol these grown children get fired and now media outlets are saying how firing toxic shitastic employees is against the social norm. Wow really all you pansy pieces of shit need to grow up and fast. The world owes no one anything, you can't control how people think so get over it and live your lives.
My god... did this guy even read the twitter feed?
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