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De, Please Please Do Not Do Business With Perfect World (Mega/hyper/ultrathread)


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TL;DR: do not log in to Warframe for the time being, thank you.

 

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DE probably cannot stop PWE from buying it. But you can.

 

I think this is the crucial first point to start with. This isn't necessarily DE's fault and even if DE doesn't want it, they probably can't stop it. The shareholders decide DE's fate, and if PWE is paying them a lot of money, they are going to sell. They don't care about Warframe or its community, they only care about the capital gains they make on their shares in the case of a buy-out.

 

This means that we cannot focus our rage and anger at DE, we have to focus it at PWE.

 

PWE shops around for games based on a number of faceless metrics, such as logins per day, average session length, peak concurrent users, average revenue per user, etc. They are not buying DE because they think players will like it, and will not be dissuaded from their purchase if players complain. Words are worthless to PWE: metrics are all that matter.

 

Forum posts do not matter to PWE. Complaints do not matter to PWE. Petitions do not matter to PWE.

 

There is only one channel through which we can voice our displeasure about the PWE takeover, and that is metrics.

 

The only way Warframe players can send any kind of meaningful message to PWE to have them call off the deal is by causing a sufficiently significant change in operating metrics that would have to be reported to the potential buyer during the process of lawful disclosure during the MNA (mergers and acquisitions) process.

 

PWE will absolutely drop the deal for DE if Warframe activity metrics falter significantly.

 

This is a challenge between the power of the community to stand up for their game (by refusing to play it at all) and the apathy that PWE is banking on.

 

PWE probably expects a few people to protest or to quit, and if a few of us do then they go ahead and destroy this game.

 

This is the community's chance to prove that it can't be ignored. And I'm not talking about some symbolic 1-hour walkout or a 24-hour boycott. I'm talking about not playing at all, even if they release a massive content patch, until we are certain that PWE is out of the picture.

 

Everyone who logs in to Warframe, for whatever purpose, is currently supporting the PWE buy-out of DE. Period. If you want to keep the game PWE-free, do not log in. Clan leaders should log in, set their MOTD to a notification about not logging in, and log out again.

 

Stay on the forums, stay active and make yourselves heard here, but absolutely do not log in to the game. Show DE the empty desert they'll have if PWE buys them out and then you can all return to the lush oasis of Warframe once this 11th plague has blown over.

 

This is important people. Read it.

 

My thoughts: wait to see what DE has to say, and if it's true/PW is getting a controlling share, DO THIS. DO IT TILL IT HURTS.

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Brutes=Community moderators, trying to control the situation

 

Prophets= DE, trying to explain whats going on

 

The flood= PWE, eating and destroying everything it sees

 

Everything/everyone else= The players, rioting and s**t

 

[go to 3:40] Edited by Amethyst.zero
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When and/or if it turns out you lot have got the wrong idea, and PWE isn't buying DE, I'm gonna be all "ha ha, told you so"

bro you dont know how much i'd love for you to be able to say this....i cant believe it. this totally flipped my day upside down. i came on to find out about U14....get me little poor heart smashed in brutally.

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I've given many +1 today.... But this one deserves a +1 more than all others.

 

ps: got boring at the pool, eh?

Just a change of plans friend.  Me and the kids had a water balloon fight :D  Came back inside because of approaching storm here in the Carolinas.

 

I also came back to over 30 quotes O_O

 

Revolution!

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I think a lot of us understand that it probably won't do much, but we all want DE to know that this is a TERRIBLE idea. Warframe's one of the best games I've played in years, and seeing it die would, well, suck.

 

As long as people have grounded reasons and expectations, I'm all for it.

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Brutes=Community moderators, trying to control the situation

 

Prophets= DE, trying to explain whats going on

 

The flood= PWE, eating and destroying everything it sees

 

Everything/everyone else= The players, rioting and s**t

Ah Halo... I will be playing a lot more soon.

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If PW buys DE I want a refund on my founder's pack and the prime packages I've purchased. I only got them because I felt I was supporting a developer who was trying to make a fun 3rd person shooter their own way, not money hungry publisher who only cares abour profit.

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Given the speed at which conflictual situations can appear, shorthanding to the assumption of the worst is not an unreasonable call. However, with this particular case, Warframe would not be seeing damaging effects for at least 1 month by terms of the press release, and longer by terms of how long it would take to develop and implement the 'toxic' influences of PWE. In that there is sufficient time, the more prudent course of action is not to assume the worst and act on it, but merely to prepare until the receipt of more information on which to further prepare and eventually act.

 

 

 

I love every one of you. (PS4)s, I love you. Non-Founders, I love you. Founders, I love you. Devs, Admins, Mods, I love you. Lurkers, speakers, comedians, prophets, Tenno---

 

Thank you. Your calm is impressive and infectious in the best way.

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