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The Daily Grind: Are you mollified by developer apologies?

Eliot Lefebvre
January 4, 2011
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If you're playing Final Fantasy XIV or just following news about the game, you've been witness to developers repeatedly eating crow for any and all flaws with the game. In the eyes of some players, of course, the damage has been done, and no amount of apologizing will help. For others, however, a simple apology makes things more palatable. Whatever flaws the game might have are made more bearable when you know the people in charge are working on cleaning them up.

There are a lot of times when development teams have been forced to take public blame, putting out letters and dispatches to assuage player concerns.. The real question is, does it make a difference? If you get a heartfelt apology from the development team and a promise to fix things up, do you feel placated? Or do you just wonder why the problems that prompted the apology weren't addressed in the first place?

Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!





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