Is It Time To Sack GOA?September 8, 2008
This is a question that many European Warhammer fans have to be asking themselves this week. It’s been salt + lemon into wounds these past few weeks (Open Beta launch, price fiasco, uppity CMs), and for many, it’s the breaking point. They want to see GOA out of the Warhammer picture, with either EA taking up the slack for the European branch, or another company altogether.
Of course, this doesn’t look as though it’ll ever happen, unless GOA screws up another six or seven times after launch, and the subscriptions reflect this. For his part, Mark Jacobs knows trust has been broken between the players and the company, and while they’re not happy with it, they’re sticking to their GOA guns for the time being.
It makes me wonder — is there any real viable alternative to GOA handling WAR this close to launch? I highly doubt it. Sour of a relationship as it may be, Mythic and GOA are in bed together for the time being, kicking each other and pulling at the covers. And the only people hurt are the players.