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Later, a comment on the Extra Credits Facebook Wall asked if they were going to make a statement against LordKaT on the Escapist, but they replied something to the effect that they wouldn’t want to give the situation that kind of attention. The comment seems to have since been deleted. Extra Credits did go on to state their full statement on their twitter feed as reproduced here (each bullet point corresponds to a single tweet by Extra Credits):
- 1. You don’t start a conversation with “shut up”
- 2. You can’t say that you only need to balance PvP and have ever played a multiplayer game with PvE.
- 3. When I questioned whether he played games I was being rude. I’m sorry for that, I was typing while reading and…
- I was O.o at the PvP issue because the only options were he either didn’t play games or was distorting things he knew to be true to troll
- 4. I can’t talk about Farmville. I’ve worked on it. What he’s saying though there is backwards
- (you have no idea how much I’m boiling to say more there)
- 5. When he talks about map packs he simply says “of course they should be sold” without giving a real reason.
- 5.2 Map packs IMO should be a loss leader to keep people playing until your next game comes out if you’re selling them annually
- (there’s a lot more to that but that would be a whole other discussion, one that’s worth having though!)
- 6. The EvE economics is total slight of hand. Read the “Greed is Good” internal email. They knew exactly what they were doing
- [The email in question: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-06-23-ccp-greed-is-good]
- And it worked out perfectly for them. They got the data they wanted, plus free publicity and I don’t think they really lost customers
- (after all, if EvE is your thing there aren’t that many other places to go)
LordKaT’s article in question wasn’t the only diatribe in recent memory that LordKaT had written specifically addressing specific groups. LordKaT had that day posted an article addressing MG Siegler, titled “MG Siegler, Calm Down”, where he “respectfully disagreed” with MG Siegler on the upcoming Amazon tablet, and on July 1 had posted an article “Bill S.978 – Criminalizing Streaming” starting with the following remarks:
I’m here to tell all of you gamers out there whining about Bill S.978 to shut the hell up. You’re a whining bunch of talentless hacks that can’t produce original content. Your “Let’s Play” videos are annoying, unfunny, and don’t contribute anything to society at large, your complaints that “honest reviews” and “independent gaming journalism” will go away are invalid, and your conceptions of what constitutes copyright infringement is utterly and completely wrong.
But not all of LordKat’s recent posts have been pessimistic and negative; he has even offered hope in times of loss and grief. Longtime fan TuxedoJCE lost his wife to an accident with a drunk driver and on July 3, 2011, in his article post “A Heartfelt Thanks to TuxedoJCE”, LordKaT thanked TuxedoJCE for his loyalty to his livestreams and said the whole of his community would be there for him.
Extra Credits themselves were just recently raising money for their artist’s (Allison Theus’) arm operation and seemed in pretty good spirits, but it’s a shame to see them rattled by one person’s criticism of their episode. They shouldn’t taint their victory by losing their cool over what was an internet fight. Despite this little hiccup, he could not express enough his proud of his fans when he retold his side of the story for the fundraising effort in the following post on RocketHub: http://blog.rockethub.com/80k-in-10-days-the-story-of-extra-credits-as
The surgery occurred on Friday, with real-time reporting including a post on their wall 10 minutes before the operation and immediately after the operation.
Both sides seemed to have made-up around 8:50 PM Thursday exchanging the following tweets:
- Let’s get something straight. I don’t hate @extracreditz. It’s hard work coming up with a show week after week’
- @LordKaT We don’t hate you either! Sorry, that whole discussion probably got more heated than it needed to. -Dan
You can note that “Dan” in the tweet on Extra Credits is Daniel Floyd while the person normally in charge of the Facebook page is James Portnow.
Anyway, it’s been two days since they last spoke about each other, so it seems this internet fight is over. Both have their own communities that respect them and both have their own accomplishments to be proud of. They don’t need to insult each other and should respect each other. I hope that all future arguments between two figures so respected on the internet should end so peacefully… That is, unless they have a little fun with it like Nostalgia Critic vs. Angry Video Game Nerd, which was awesome. This exchange between Extra Credits and LordKaT, not so much.
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