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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 153
07-31-2010, 01:56 PM
Originally Posted by LotD
How do I know? Because he said so, and I have basic reading comprehension skills. His phrasing is very straightforward and devoid of any words that would suggest there was any kind of policy change.

He says "what we promised was." The "promise" is what you call their policy on items going to the C-store that have in-game effects. That promise, as he outlines it, is that any item that goes into the C-store will be balanced by an equivalent or better in-game item, and thus that player will have no advantage.

He goes on to say "we have not broken that promise yet." Changing the promise (or policy) would have broken it. Since he says they have not broken it, he cannot think they have changed it (unless he is lying, which is an entirely different accusation.)

Note that he does uses the word "we" and not "I", so he is speaking on behalf of a group (i.e. Cryptic) and not just himself.
And I was told by Microsoft that "WE", meaning Microsoft would not replace my Xbox. I talked to someone higher up and they did so, shockingly one representative of a company can be wrong.

Once again, you are using one Dev post to act as if it the opinion of every single employee of Cryptic, a flawed INFERENCE.

Originally Posted by LotD
Just a friendly piece of advice, if you want to throw someone's words back at them like this, you want to be sure it will make sense. Since I did not indicate a degree of difference, this quote makes my point for me and then tells me to get over it. That does not make any sense.

A better way to attempt to use my wording would be to say, "I don't care about the difference, and you need to get over that" or "I am not going to accept anything short of a Dev response to me specifically with the specific language I require, and you need to get over that." Or at the very least, despite how childish it would look, you could've gone with "There is no difference, and you need to get over that."
I already explained to you how I agree that there is a difference but a slight one at best. And if Cryptic acts as if every group of people should be handled if there are differences, they should only handle one person at a time, because there are differences between every person who owns STO. But you can childlishly act as if every logical argument I make is ridiculous, no skin off my back.

But to rephrase' " I will only accept a direct Dev response, not another forum user's interpretation of a Dev's response that doesn't directly answer the request, you need to get over that."

I'm going to leave for today, you may have the last word, because I know how important it is to you to try to squash every opinion you don't like. Have fun