This Seemed Relevant Written by Feldon on February 21, 2012 5:29 pm. Posted in Commentary Dilbert 2012-02-19 Trackback from your site. Comments (16) Chuina February 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm | # hahaha, sums it up pretty nicely. Reply Murfalad February 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm | # I truly believe that SOE’s management come out of a Scott Adams comic book. Reply MrsBadger February 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm | # I cannot believe I am saying this as I LOVE the game itself.. but I think I can see myself cancelling membership when this happens. Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable. Reply Coopendor February 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm | # Definately relevant. Reply Whilhelmina February 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm | # Yep, definately relevant Reply kal February 21, 2012 at 7:18 pm | # http://www.stippy.com/wp/wp-content/zuploads/2007/07/whatthinking.jpg Reply badcat February 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm | # Sums up the situation, I got to say I just sit here and ponder the existence of eq2 going forward. How can the possibly expect to have good will from folks who play eq2, to even want to try eqnext when they continue this kind stuff. Reply Grimmond February 21, 2012 at 9:03 pm | # “Some times you just have to say “What the F*&#” … wow … Reply Rugrat February 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm | # Gotta hand it to Smed’s puppy! He threw a hospital ball to Windstalker and ran for the hills!!! What a way to treat your paying customers. Reply Frank February 21, 2012 at 11:53 pm | # Everyone knew SOE didn’t really like European players, but letting the Germans put up a wall in SOE’s virtual space was unexpected. Reply dennis February 22, 2012 at 1:31 am | # love it keep up the work Reply Panther February 22, 2012 at 4:10 am | # If i am reading this right, Nothing will change for the Euro players that currently play on an US based server. It is only new accounts or server moves that will be affected ? So not sure what all the fuss is about. Only thing is you cant get any new Euro players on the US servers, so as of now they are a dying breed. Reply Feldon February 22, 2012 at 4:15 am | # If i am reading this right You’re not. U.S. players will not be able to connect to Euro servers. Period. They will be IP address region-locked. Also, Euro guilds on U.S. servers, of which there are many, will not be able to recruit new players. Also, anyone who is an expat or U.S. military in Europe will have to simply abandon their accounts when they move back to the U.S. They will not be able to move characters. Also, SOE has reneged on so many promises, how long do you think Euro players who have been “grandfathered” into playing on U.S. servers will be able to continue doing so? So not sure what all the fuss is about. The “fuss” is that SOE keeps making bad decisions that do not benefit players or the game. SOE has already tried this with EverQuest 1 and Ubisoft in 2003. It was a colossal failure and they ended up merging that server into a regular U.S. server in 2005. Then they turned 2 servers into LiveGamer servers without letting people transfer off. That was extremely unpopular. If you are “not sure what the fuss is about”, I’d check your pulse cause I think you’re flatlining. Reply Panther February 22, 2012 at 5:06 am | # Thanks for the Clarification Feldon, i see now what the fuss is about. And i really hope that SOE does some kind of press webcast to explain this and answer questions. Reply Taka February 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm | # We have a ton of aussies? How is this being handle with australians. I play overnight EST that affects a lot of people I play with also. Reply Feldon February 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm | # “Credit cards with legs.” – Kelly Flock, former CEO Sony Online Entertainment, describing customers to other SOE top management. Reply Leave a comment - Name (required) - E-mail (required, but will not be shown) - Website (optional) Please post your comments without flaming or insulting other players or personally attacking SOE employees. Comments from bogus e-mail addresses may be deleted. If you wish to have an Avatar picture, feel free to create an account on Gravatar.com. Once you sign up for a Gravatar account, then any Wordpress-powered blog you comment on will automagically show your avatar.