Where is the Civ IV/BTS forum?
1 forum for Civ V (it totally exists!)
4 for Revolution (wait what?!)
4 for Colonization (wait WHAT?!)
1 for "Civ PC Support" ..... is it Civ 1? 2? 3? 4? x-packs? all?
and 1 "off-topic".
I am confused, and concerned.
Because there was no way the 2K forums could compete with Civfanatics and such
Hmm so maybe I should take my other question there as well.
Originally Posted by paradigmx
In my view, your answer -- and it was a relatively expected one -- basically translates to "they don't care enough". Which is why I said I was concerned.
It's not like it takes some mammoth amount of resources to run a web bulletin board. Hardware, and "services" costs (e.g. bandwidth), etc. should be negligible for any company doing business globally. At the very least I would expect that the improved customer goodwill should be fair compensation. As for personnel: not that I make a habit of using Steam as an example of anything which others should emulate, but they appear to run their entire forum system mainly using volunteers moderators.
Overall, I'm not impressed.
I'm not trying to kill the messenger; I do appreciate your answer. The criticisms are for the 2k people. (Assuming they even read this stuff...... Seems they must not, though, since my other question above could translate directly into a sale for them, and no one has looked at it in over 24 hours.)
I know what you're trying to say and you really do have good points. 2k should be providing this board as a support service for their games and not deferring everyone's questions to a fan site like civfanatics. If this board was well maintained and had a company presence, maybe it would have more posts.
but Civfanatics is the definative discussion complete with great tech help with question like install Civ 4 in Windows 7