EA is not about stock market or leader boards. Seems clear this is not the direction or future for EA. The interest Indexes were removed with a concession they were fun, and an assertion they didn’t ‘fit.’. The network leader boards are wrong. EA’s portfolio management tools are so inadequate that every serious player relies on third party tools. Surely this isn’t the future of EA.
Is that a Barn I Smell?
EA is not about communities and authentic engagement. They already removed City and Interest Communities. They eliminated the mission targeting function with private communities. With the reduced functionality of groups and Dups public reprimand of folks using the group tools available, clearly this is not what EA is about.
EA is not about measuring SM performance. Changes to the algorithm have left folks fried. The opacity of how/what/when/if EA measures leave us with more questions than answers. Most of the data that I have comes from purpose built experimental accounts or tinkering with (e)GARDNER. Everyone that I know has days when they are confused about the relationship between their own network scores/dividends and their own social media activity. Clearly this is not really important to EA.
EA is not about missions. You can’t target, can’t search, can’t find missions. The feedback system is so painful to use and opaque,,,they provide no information to anyone, but call it feedback…it can’t be a serious effort. I am uncertain what you can ask for or enforce with missions today. All I know for sure is that Dups wants the rewards for missions to be reduced. EA has done little or nothing to eliminate folks who disrupt the mission ecosystem. I am honestly not certain what a mission really is. The messages from EA are so confusing they can’t be serious about missions.
Despite some of the new messaging about reputation, I can’t believe EA really cares much about this. When a company’s reputation is flawed, when a company is so quick to call their most committed supporters cheaters, when a company’s only sign of reputation is a profile button that they give to folks they believe are cheating; EA can’t be serious about reputation.
Is it really just Dups’ experiment? Every time that anyone has a question or a challenge, all I hear is that EA has a ton of data and everything is completely as it should be. The data always supports EA’s position, disputes the evidence that I can see, and is unavailable to me. I am a country boy; so I am reminded of a scent I remember from when I had to clean the barn…