Dayne Responds About His Business Failure and Mass Forum Bans
05/15/10 – IS Forum (Dayne Myers)
It really is just a small minority of the PC game customers who engage in that behavior, which began the day we acquired the company and never ended. What spurred this particular outbreak is that we finally decided to crack down on the absurdity, banning the violators and deleting the offending posts. This particular user has thrown many such tantrums.
In all honesty, we have made mistakes, as we never quite knew what to do with that game, given its age and limited market. Like this community, they enjoy the game and are passionate about it, so we've always tried to walk the line between financial reality and a desire to give those users what they want. We will be releasing an upgrade next week, though it took much longer than we had hoped.
Although I agree with jaxxr that we shouldn't dignify this stuff with a response, I would like to address the financial aspect. One of the PC gamers is trying to spread rumors of our demise (how this would help the PC game is beyond me). He claims to track our revenue based on the number of leagues he can follow and says and that we are "hemorrhaging cash." He even sent me emails demanding that I face this reality and get out of the business. However, he does not understand the economics of the business at all. While we're not rolling in dough and would surely like to be making more money, we are profitable and have adequate cash in the bank to keep the company going (assuming we keep you guys happy and buying, of course!) We're about to begin a new ad campaign for RNB, and we're still planning upgrades here. Charles is working on new player additions, and there are other items in the works (Charles will update when appropriate). I'd still like to add a single season game, but we're trying to work in the ideas you all provided.