Harassing Advertising Fails To Deliver

Playing Warhammer Online. Good game. Even better launch.

Same Problems.

Gold selling has already exploded between two major companies. This results in a massive number of “whispers” (a private message sent in-game) with broken statements like “www.******.com ^^ Warhammer Online Gold Price ^ 10G==5.5USD^ ,Fast Power-Leveling 1-40 sale $299. ~~Welcome to ( www.******.com)”

Yes, these are so frequent that it is enough to destroy my sentance flow on my own blog. I sent an e-mail to the contact addresses. Who knows.. I’ve never done that before. What’s the worst that can happen? They subscribe my address to a bunch or pornography sites that are blocked by Google anyway?

To whom it may concern,

I am a player of the recently launched Warhammer: Age of Reckoning MMO. As I am sure you are aware, many accounts so far have been banned for harassing players with unsolicited advertisements to random players using automated scripts and bots, as well as using tactics to avoid and get around ignore filters put in place by Mythic and EA. I am sorry to say that as a ‘potential’ customer, I am not happy with your advertising methods.

I pay EA/Mythic to have access to Warhammer: Age of Reckoning in order to enjoy an immersive experience, even moreso on a Roleplaying server. However I am increasing furious that after numerous rejections that your advertisers and bots continue to harrass me, my family members, my guild, my friends, and others. Barraging them with the same non-english message about buying gold every thirty to fourty-five minutes is unacceptable, and while I understand the need to advertise it is not going to get ****** any good reputation for pure harrassment.

I have considered in the past of buying virtual goods. I have considered buying power-level services despite the problems associated with account hijackings, account bannings, and other negative aspects of entering into this kind of arrangement. However ******’s over-the-top advertising has convinced me as a customer to not buy from your company purely due to the lack of being friendly and respectful.

It is akin to going to a theme park, where tickets are used to buy prizes, and many of your advertisers walk up to me every fourty-five minutes speaking in broken English that you are offering to sell tickets for cash instead of having me earn them myself. While I, or some others, may want to buy these tickets without the risk of losing time or money at the carnival games, it still comes down to outright harrasment which would (in any phsyical place) result in the ejection of the offender.

In closing I ask for the basic respect that a potential customer of ****** is (over)due. Stop spamming me in-game with messages regarding your current pricing. Stop circumventing my ignore filters, and flat out stop advertising to me. The harassment is one of the major reasons I don’t buy gold, or purchase power leveling services. Please improve your company image by adopting a policy that is not so abusive.

I don’t expect much from it, but we will see.

——–

UPDATE:

Didn’t expect much, and looks like my expectations were met. The response was of course from overseas.

Dear sir or madam:
hello!
we r so sry about the trouble we brought to u ,we will try to improve it,hope u r fine :)
ty for ur email and advice!
Best wishes!

Glad to see that they are certainly the ‘professional’ company they claim to be.

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2 Responses to “Harassing Advertising Fails To Deliver”

  1. Just wanted to say HI. I found your blog a few days ago on Technorati and have been reading it over the past few days.

  2. You certainly surprised me. I’ve never posted portions of my blog on Technorati, though I did see that one of my firsts was copied (in part) by a now defunct third party host. Good to hear someone else is reading.

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