Treyarch's 'gratitude' backfires
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How a simple thank-you can go horribly, horribly wrong...
I have made no secret of my grievances about having to pay extra money for add-ons and map packs, nor do I intend to. However, in what is rapidly becoming a good-deed-gone-wrong, it would appear that I am not the only frustrated individual, with the Facebook community resolutely giving Treyarch the two-finger salute.
Just 22 hours ago, Treyarch sent a message of gratitude to their Call of Duty: Black Ops Facebook fans, thanking them for their loyal following and commited presence since the game's release in November 2010. While the message was initially conceived as one of goodwill - aimed at showing Treyarch's true appreciation towards a community that made Call of Duty: Black Ops one of the biggest-selling games of 2010 - it has taken a turn for the worst, with fans of the title seeing it as an opportunity to tell Treyarch what they really think of their company, and the decisions made within it.
Featuring an array of colourful language and strong sentiments, the comments section of the post has become awash with criticism; all of which is sure to worry Treyarch, especially considering the release of their first Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC, First Strike, is due for release in just three days. After spending some time reading the comments section, below are my top three responses to Treyarch's 'thanks':
3. Unfair Dismissal
1. Server issues
So there you have it - one rather disgruntled community of Facebook fans and a endless number of comments which is sure to both shock and worry Treyarch. Sometimes 'I told you so' just isn't enough...
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