Yes, I’m aware that I’m again just pointing out the negative view on a subject. But I’m just trying to be realistic here.
And I don’t see much reason to be optimistic in this case.
The mentioned events sure may have their benefits for some companies or occasions - no doubt about that!
But mostly there are probably differing reasons for doing these events which justify the expenses. If for example a company tries to promote a new product, they want all the attention they can get and the event-costs are just a secondary thought here.
But in our case it would be only to calm down a few upset users. And considering the total number of players, I assume it really are “just a few” here for Flare and probably not worth that much of a hassle.
If they really want to make a statement I see lots of options for them: Here (like they did after the Windows-Update-Problems - just post and lock if they don’t want discussions), on facebook, on the Royal-Revolt page and on Flares Blog.
After all I still think the reason to have a forum is for communication so it would be an appropriate tool to use if they wanted to communicate.
I agree, let’s see what they reply. Might even be a positive surprise - but I don’t really see a reason to get my hopes up too high here.
Don’t know if I agree with “what is currently being tried is largely unsuccessful”. If you refer to the forum, I don’t see real tries here from Flares side. As far as I see it, they basically quieted down with the switch over from Getsatisfaction (and handing it over from Pete to Jona).