ORIGINAL: Gary Childress
Over at the Close Combat Series forums there's a thread about Matrix being a "disservice" to the CC community which seems to have attracted a (albeit) small following. I seem to be the only one in the thread questioning the supposed "fact" that Matrix has been a disservice to the CC franchise.
Am I the only one who has never had a legitimate problem with Matrix that couldn't be agreeably fixed, nor witnessed such a problem with anyone else (in my albeit limited forum browsing)? I mean, is it an expectation thing? I expect Matrix to charge a fair market price for their games and I expect that there will be times when something doesn't go quite the way I would like. Am I just a sucker, or worse, an apologist for a greedy corporation? Do I stand in the way of progress by not complaining about things I don't like if I find them to be understandably the way they are?
I mean, I think there are disgracefully greedy companies out there but I've never pictured Matrix as one of them, let alone as being any kind of "disservice" to a wargamer's community. I've always seen Matrix as a company run by wargamers, for wargamers and that part of being a company means you have to do things in such a way that will keep the company profitable, while at the same time being honest and fair to the customer. And I have always witnessed Matrix being such as far as my limited experiences go.
Just curious what some of the denizens here think?
I think that the whole Close Combat thing was a disaster. A badly dated games re-released without enough resources, patches for important issues never materializing, false advertising of CCMT, team members like Flamethrower throwing insults at customers, full prices for barely updated 10 year old games, etc.
Certainly if I'd judge just by Close Combat series, I wouldn't consider Matrix Games a decent company.
But then there is for example Command Ops which is the cutting edge of wargaming, SPWAW which was released for free, no intrusive DRM, and some other good stuff. To be honest, if I hadn't heard the first time about Matrix Games in the Close Combat community but had experience with their previous releases, I'd be really surprised with their handling of the Close Combat series and I wouldn't be able to recognise them as the same company as the one which released so many high class wargames before.
< Message edited by Perturabo -- 6/28/2012 4:38:16 AM >
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