A Survey request from EA/Bioware
I know a lot of people hate EA. I am in the small minority who have really enjoyed their products, and haven’t been dissappointed when purchasing their games. Of course I do a lot of research before buying games, and never buy a game by who it is from – but rather on the merits of the game itself. I received an online survey request from them through Massive Effect, so figured I would oblige. Survey after the break!
What is your age
I am older. I told EA the truth, but won’t bore you with the details.
Do you own Mass Effect? PC or 360 Version?
Yes I do. And the game is full of win.
On a scale of 1-10, how satisfied were you?
Do you plan on purchasing Mass Effect 2?
I definitely do.
We would like to ask you some questions about another upcoming Bioware game
ooh, getting more interesting now! SWTOR? Tell me it’s SWTOR!
Are you aware of Dragons Age: Origins?
(Damn, it’s not SWTOR). Yes I am.
Do you intend to purchase it?
Weird here – it has a yes, a yes and preorder, or a no. No ‘maybe’, which is what my real answer is. Since it’s Bioware, and I love their single player RPG’s, I’ll just say yes. (Although I would prefer a maybe).
If Dragon Age: Origins contained an exclusive Mass Effect 2 piece of armor with unique design and stats…
Oh no. You did NOT just go there! I am one of your last defenders EA! Why do this to me!
chose option “I would be no more likely to purchase Dragon Age: Origins than before”
Thank you for completing our survey. We greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts and opinions. Now go play more games!
I will, thank you.
It then took me to the Dragon Age: Origins web page automatically. Of course, my inquisitive nature, I wanted to see what other options were available in the survey if I redid it. It actually LET me take it again. This time, I say I don’t know about Dragon Age:Origins.
Dragon Age: Origins is a new RPG game from BioWare the makers of Mass Effect and Baldur’s Gate. Dragon Age is an epic tale of violence, lust and betrayal. The survival of humanity rests in the hands of those chosen by fate. You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order of guardians who have defended the lands throughout the centuries. Betrayed by a trusted general in a critical battle, you must hunt down the traitor and bring him to justice. On a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being Not at all Likely and 10 being Very Likely, how likely are you to purchase Dragon Age: Origins?
That didn’t really WoW me we marketing speak or anything. No pictures of the lust OR betrayal as laid out on their website. Based on the laclustre sales pitch, I pick 5.
If Dragon Age: Origins contained an exclusive Mass Effect 2 demo…
It wouldn’t make a difference. I already told you I own ME1, and will be buying ME2.
And they thank me again and go tell me to play more games.
Who writes these things? How useful is that knowledge they can glean from those kind of questions? Are they that worried about the release of ME2, or just digging to see if they could sell more copies of Dragon Age: Origins? Are preorder sales for DAO crap or something?
I dislike the cross promotion idea. Give me something for being an ME1 purchaser – sure – but don’t push me to another title to get some fancy little widget. Don’t punish me if I am unwilling to drop $60 on a sword and board title I may not interested in. Just seems kind of silly, if you ask me. I don’t like where they are going with that idea one bit, and I hope it doesn’t become commonplace in the industry.