Will Crypic offer compensation for downtime when the game launches?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-31-2010, 02:41 AM
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Damn guys its only head start... YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR HEAD START! Billing will start one the Second... And as stated above even if the servers where offline for 4 days it would be only $2s...
People who pre-ordered have paid real money. However, there is a day left in which its possible for most people to get a refund, e.g. Steam allows cancellation of pre-orders. Unless Cryptic make a positive Customer Service move to address current, valid, concerns about their ability to deliver a quality service then many people will exercise their option to cancel.
4 days of downtime in one month from an online service would be a tragic fail. You realize that 4 days across 10,000 subscribers is nearly 1 million hours lost? (And I expect there are more than 10,000 subscribers in reality).
Compensation is a very common thing for a company to offer its customers when there is a problem. Note that compensation does not have to be monetary, in fact more often than not its given in terms of goods and services -- Airlines offer free flights if they mess up your booking, cinemas give free tickets if there's a problem with a screening, supermarkets often give free produce if something you purchased was spoiled on the shelf ...
Imagine if your ISP was down for 4 days a month, would you think that was acceptable? My cable service was out for 2 days last November, when I spoke to Customer Service they were very helpful and offered me free HBO for a month to make up for it. I am sure the Cryptic developers are busy fixing things as fast as they can, but what exactly is Cryptic Customer Service doing?