Well there we have it from the “horse’s mouth” as it were. I’ve just read a quote of a twitter exchange between a player and Mr Smedley, head honcho at SoE.
if the community can work with us and tell us what needs improvement over time our european players will be happy.
There seems no chance of redemption now, SoE will force this on all EQ2, EQ, Vanguard and other SoE game players. Well thank heavens I have some other great games to go to <sigh>. As Bhagpuss posted recently, there are some real deal-breakers in the details of this deal.
For me the only chance I’d get back into EQ2 would be if the deal collapsed under the weight of PSS/1′s apparent incompetence. But it looks like they have carte blanche to foul it up as much as they want and SoE will stick by the deal. They must have injected a lot of cash into this deal…