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toenail1
03-10-2004, 07:36 PM
this is a quote taken from a post that a moderator (lucasarts eric) said:

"Ronda Scott, our Community Relations Specialist is monitoring the mail to this address and reviewing your comments. Rest assured, your voices are being heard."



HA! i doubt it. if they wanted to support their fans, then why did they cancel the game


although, i hope that they are reading them, and it does give a tad bit of hope

DarkPhobia
03-10-2004, 07:46 PM
this is something that they sent by mail to the iniciator of the online petition (it was posted on adventure gamers forums):

"well i just got done converting the hole entire petition to MSword to mail out. it's about 550 pages + a little more.
Now the good news. i just got a letter from Ronda at LucasArts. it says

"Hi Brandon -

We are aware of the online petitions and I have received your numerous updates.
As you can imagine, this was not an easy decision for LucasArts to make. We
are reading the many emails being sent in and management is fully informed of
the number and sentiment of these messages. I personally very much have
always appreciated the support from the many fans of our adventure games and
regret that the current games market led to this decision. Rest assured, your
voices are being heard.

Ronda"

i should be sending out the petition in the mail by friday. it's going to cost me about 50 dollers to print it all (i'm going to take it to the local libray. it's only aobut 5 sence a page.) should onlty cost about 30 bucks but i have a fealing i'm guna be running of a few copys."

Dr Edison 007
03-10-2004, 09:58 PM
Well, that's good. At least one LucasArts employee cares about our outcry.

Brushguy
03-10-2004, 10:35 PM
I'm finally seeing a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel.... :) :) :) :) :)

Darkhelm
03-11-2004, 12:32 AM
It's time the suits wake up! :mad:

lagamorph321
03-11-2004, 12:48 AM
Thanks for taking the time to push the petition, getting a response from the head of PR is a good sign. I wonder if their email address is getting flooded with sam and max fan mail?

We just need to keep the fan response going to them. Channel all the good vibes on productive stuff.

I know of 5 things that are being tried by many die hard fans in no particular order of success:

1. email pr@lucasarts.com
2. pickett protest at the San Rafael office
3. snail mail campaign to send fan images asking for the sequel
4. 13000 + sigs petition
5. preordering from EBGAMES (my shameless plug) - as their policy states - you will not be charged for the purchase until 1-5 days before the day of the release. No money up front and no money spent until it ships. (And it will ship if we keep at it.)

Check savesamandmax.com for more.

Skinkie
03-11-2004, 03:46 AM
Maybe this way even if they don't bring it back, they'll at least give us a detailed and non falsified reason as to why they quit... pansys.

DarkPhobia
03-11-2004, 04:08 AM
This is my latest email scream sent at lucascraps:

are we REALLY being heard?

"if we are, then u must have heard that there more than 14,157 (and that number increases by at least 1,000 more people by day...) sam and max fans that would do anything for their new game, and also that there are endless ways to sell the game (online store, preorders taken to finish the games funding, broadband internet selling via credit card payment, etc...)

so, and like so many before me have already said, saying this game isn't marketable is an insanity all along the way, even a jeans salesman (sorry, i had to say it :) ) like Mr. Nelson could see that his last move is a disastrous one... i mean... jeez!! losing most of your fanbase in one single and pathetic press release...
I bet the next thing he'll announce is that there is a Jar Jar Binks game in development... now that would sell don't you think so Mr. Nelson???"

I wrote it quite fast this time... so maybe some of the words are not the best ones, since english ain't my native language...

lagamorph321
03-11-2004, 04:59 AM
AAAAAAHHHHHH - bring sam and max back! Keep on emailing though. They might think that they don't owe us an explanation if the email drops off.

hee hee

Brushguy
03-11-2004, 12:28 PM
I've been looking over the press release ("not the best time to release a graphic adventure on the PC") and Ronda Scott's message (she blames the market), so I'm beginning to wonder...

What if they're just holding the game back for later? They thought the adventure sales were too low for Q2 2004, but there was no way of spreading the news that they moved the release date back (because nobody visited the wimpy Sam and Max 2 page on their site), so they gave us that press release that caused all this nonsense.

lagamorph321
03-11-2004, 03:56 PM
I don't think they would have pulled the site and crushed our hopes for the game, if they were planning on releasing it later. I'll only feel safe when the game hits the shelves.

Keep on writing pr@lucasarts.com!

Lagomorph01
03-11-2004, 05:02 PM
I think they'll release it, there's to many angry fans out there. It could destroy them not to release it.
The only thing we can do now, is pray, and hope...
And keep sending e-mails to annoy the crap outta them until they uncancel the best game of the year!!!


PS: I am looking forward to that Jarjar game, when is it gonna be released? ;) :p

a_monkey
03-13-2004, 05:02 PM
...and
regret that the current games market led to this decision. Rest assured, your
voices are being heard.

Ronda"


The current games market led to the decision? PLEASE! Then how is it they can release game after game for the Star Wars universe?

LucasArts just can't get it through their thick skulls! We don't need nor want more Star Wars based games! Nor do we want lame console based games. We want original PC games.

I just wish console games would die and the Nintendo kiddies buying them would grow up and see how much better games on PC are.

Dimensio
03-13-2004, 06:36 PM
I sent a snail mail letter out today. Snail mail letters make more of an impact than email or e-petitions, so I encourage anyone who has an interest in the game to do likewise.

I recommend strongly, however, that you word your letter in a somewhat professional fashion. That means using proper grammer, spellchecking, punctuation, full words (never use 'u' for 'you', etc) and an appropriate letter format, either block or indent style. Even if you wish to keep the tone of your letter negative (as I did), avoid profanity.

You can see one of the later revisions of the letter that I set in the "Sam & Max 2 cancelled" discussion on this forum.

You can find examples of the proper formatting for business letters at
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/BusinessLetter.html

Be sure to include your address at the top (as indicated) and your full name at the bottom.

You can find examples of the proper formatting for envelopes at
http://jobsearchtech.about.com/library/bl-business-envelope.htm

SyntheticGerbil
03-13-2004, 07:19 PM
Hey I want some console games, and I'm more mature than you will ever be. So why don't you just shut your ****ing mout?!

Samnmax221
03-13-2004, 09:08 PM
Well I would like it on PC so it can retain the original feel

I signed the petition

I'm so $@#$@ing mad I considered making lucasarts insulting game mods

Pork_Soda
03-13-2004, 09:09 PM
Actually, I'm woth Synthetic Gerbil on this one (for once), what is wrong with console games?

Ray Jones
03-13-2004, 09:50 PM
yeah. there are some great console games out there.
buy a pc and get console emulators. available for common operating systems.

Brushguy
03-13-2004, 10:35 PM
I've grown out of console games, but there's nothing wrong with them. I grew up with console games, but now they just seem to be getting redundant. Probably part of growing up.... :(

Embarrassed to say, I got Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3 for Christmas last year, but that's the last Lucasarts game I'm getting 'til Sam and Max Freelance Police.

lagamorph321
03-13-2004, 10:38 PM
It is possible to like starwars games AND be a rabid Sam and Max fan, too. Oh and get this, you can also enjoy console games and really like PC games as well (just beating that dead horse).

In the end we just want to get Sam and Max 2 out - dissing lucasarts on consoles and starwars is gonna get us nowhere.
(even if it is fun).

Go play some classic lucasarts games, if you're frustrated. Those kick @ss!

:-p

Samnmax221
03-13-2004, 10:49 PM
I say we boycott anything lucasarts that strays from what Lucasarts is spose to make

Dimensio
03-14-2004, 07:04 PM
Oops. I screwed up the URLs in my previous posting. I've fixed them.

toenail1
03-14-2004, 11:48 PM
Hey I want some console games, and I'm more mature than you will ever be


yes gerbil, you show your maturity well

i have never had a doubt in my mind that you were something other than a pre-pubescent 7 year old boy

just wish console games would die and the Nintendo kiddies buying them would grow up and see how much better games on PC are.


amen to that




but on subject, now im doubting that LEC is listening to us, they have shown NO signs of it

SyntheticGerbil
03-15-2004, 04:57 AM
Well case in point, my signature is not lame. In fact I have no signature to embarass myself on the internet. SO I win whatever long dick contest we are playing.

Ray Jones
03-15-2004, 07:11 AM
just wish console games would die and the Nintendo kiddies buying them would grow up and see how much better games on PC are.

console games DONT suck, in fact there have been console games LOOOONG before pc games. also most console versions are much better than the pc ones. not to forget the console only games. i remember having much FUN playing console while legally drinking martini and having sex at the same time. i think it was my birthday last year.




how good a game is depends to the game itself, not to the platform, a thought you should not forget.





syntee "anaconda" g..

and I thought you have that "Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged" thingy as sig. and to prove your 7-year old pre-puberscent skills in mature internet forum terrorism, you hacked it into every other users signature. forumwide and just for fun. you soooooo were my hero. now i have to hear that you only have the longest john silver.
hmm.. but after some thinking i find "no sig but balls" to be a good compromise, it frightened me a bit but now i am over it, because i considered that my sig isnt THAT voluminous, so there is hope, assuming a proper technique.

SyntheticGerbil
03-15-2004, 05:50 PM
Well now your post looks foolish, Jones, because I have not had a signature here for at least two years.

If you thought the "report this post to a moderator" was a signature, you thought wrong. That was simply just something I typed into the message at the very bottom.

You're getting old, Ray, you're memory is failing.

Ray Jones
03-15-2004, 08:54 PM
aaahh.. very good.
but how did it "slip" into every message on this forum, even mine? and now you are saying you just typed it into your message. how is that possible? is that some sort of.. errr.. thing?
that made me thinking. and thoughtful i decided something.
i decided not to use my sig as sig in the common way to define a sig anymore. i rather consider it my second avatar from now on.
dont get me wrong, my first avatar is awesome. i really find it geniuously exressing my inner personal character and thoughts if i step up to someone. it's the avatar - spoot me up, scotty, dam it.
but my second avatar does that even MORE.
it looks great and is totally awesome. the scene is perfect. it's taken from the bestbestbestest mash episode ever.
it will geniuously exress my inner personal character and thoughts if i step up to someone. it's avatar 2 - where is he coming from? AND NOT never under no circumstances the ray g. 'the ray "the ray jones" jones' jones has finished. feel free to leave now or add next comment.

i look so cool now with my second avatar, dont i? i cant wait until the girls see me.

no, i cant.



wait.. can i?

SyntheticGerbil
03-16-2004, 04:21 AM
OKay even though I still don't know what the **** you are saying, rayjones, I think you are making the joke that "report this post to an admin" is a signature.

While earlier I used to write loads of cursewords in my post or someone elses saying at the end something along the lines "report this to your mod."

So wahtever... blah blahj
hgdfdfgfgdgdfg

Ray Jones
03-16-2004, 08:10 AM
hehe. yesyes. err.. nono.

wellwell.


you're the man, sean. pretending not to understand i always a good way to screw a lame joke. but it was already DONE, you know? i mean. you know? huh huh huh?

ok. let have a look at the protocol:

04:44 - sean states he "has no signature"

06:01 - ray states that he "thought .. that "Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged" thingy [is a] sig. [made by sg,] to prove [his] 7-year old pre-puberscent skills in mature internet forum terrorism, [he] hacked it into every other users signature [or post]"

07:58 - sean replies "I have not had a signature here for at least two years.
..
That ["report this post to a moderator" thing] was .. something I typed into the message ..
.. Ray, you're memory is failing."

09:17 - ray wonders "how [it comes that it's found in] every message on this forum .. [if sg said he just typed it into HIS post]? [is he hiding something? or is HIS memory failing?]
..
[however. i just got my new, SECOND avatar, teh AVATAR 2!! muhawhaw.]"

10:54 - sean seems to be tired. his head hits the keyboard.

11:03 - ray, nice as usual brings some coffee. also he is happy, claps and jumps excited, because sgsean DOES NOT use any capitals for his name. GOOD GNAWER. *happy, claps, excited jumping*.




so.. .. err.. WHAT?

SyntheticGerbil
03-16-2004, 02:59 PM
I really hope your wife loves you.

Ray Jones
03-16-2004, 08:33 PM
i bet you really do.

btw.. how's mr. cheesehead doing? any err.. advantages?