I obviously am not a fan of this update. The reasons are vast, and are becoming well documented. It is not fair. It is punitive in both time and money required…and above all, when you really break it down, the level of craziness seems designed to drive players away. EA is succeeding.
Witness the words from Tony, Also-Known-As Mr. T…the ORIGINAL TSTO Blogger who created TSTO Tips, and is for the most part, responsible for abstractly creating all of the other “offshoot blogs” that appeared when he hung up the keyboard last year.
MR. T…in response to my post- Breaking Down the Math of the Easter Eggstraction
“Well said – and after a couple of years playing (and a little blogging as well), EA may just have lost me with this event. I know they read the blogs (from personal experience) , so I know they know what players thought about the wheel. So what do they do? Create a month long event with all elements of actually earning a prize removed – and instead we have to take our chances on not one but three wheels. And I really don’t understand why the other blogs don’t see this.”
Well, Tony…first of all, again, thanks for dropping by. But, I KNOW why the other Blogs “don’t see it.” It is very clear, that their lives are so completely vested in the TSTO (and now FG) world, that all of their validation comes from keeping their readers filled with happy thoughts, while pushing away the negative (even though EA, as a company, and the writers are clearly taking advantage of those who play obsessively).
I would go so far as to say, that in this case…when ALL OF THE FACTS support that EA has rigged the game once again, and is really simply trying to milk EVERY LAST DOLLAR out of those left playing (their most loyal fans)…and the other bloggers actually WORK at denying the truth that is right in front of them…that it crosses the line from “Glass half full” into full-on obfuscaction.
ob·fus·cate ˈäbfəˌskāt/Submit – verb
1.render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible to gain an advantage.
There is a method to the madness…and I have seen it in politics, advertising and marketing, trial lawyers, and K Street Lobbyists… the ability to muddy the water, by changing the conversation…WHEN THEY ARE CAUGHT IN A MISSTATEMENT OR FABRICATION.
And make no mistake…they have been caught in their own web of “sugar” that is both desperate and silly when you learn to read through the lines…and why
Honey Coating This TSTO Update and the Facts can be Dangerous…