EXTREME DESPERATION: Ubisoft sends you a mail if you purchased FC6 and don't play it enough.

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#1 hardwenzen
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This dev keeps on giving. The desperation from Ubisoft is simply on another level.

"GamesIndustry.biz Managing Editor Brendan Sinclair first pointed this out in an email he received from Ubisoft, showing Far Cry 6's main protagonist, Anton Castillo, looking at him directly in the eyes. The message that came with the email was, "It was amusing watching you fail."

"Hola, Rojas. I wanted to thank you for giving me free rein in Yara. Take it easy, and know that Yara is in capable hands," the message continues. This is referencing the game's main character, Dani Rojas, and their fight for the country of Yara.

Further down, the message says, "Surely you can do better than this," with it ending with Sinclair's playtime in bold, showing that he only played three hours of Far Cry 6."

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#2  Edited By madrocketeer
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Well, that's an "innovative" way to increase that engagement every live service games keep banging on and on about; nag you by email to play it more.

Oh I can imagine it; a room full of Ubisoft executives being told to come up with "new ideas," only for crickets to chirp as they stare blankly at each other for about six hours, until somebody goes "I know, let's nag people to play our games more!" At which point, the room just shrugs and wraps up the meeting so they can go grab some baguettes.

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#3 Telekill
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This sounds humorous

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#4  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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How would they get my email?

Also who uses email?

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#5  Edited By lamprey263
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The fate for this game for me was sealed when I got Far Cry 3 Classic for $10 on the XB1 and realized the game still has horrific audio issues that have never been fixed since launch which was years ago. I still play the Xbox 360 version over this one because it doesn't have those issues and the BC capabilities of the Series S|X really clean it up visually. Worst yet is Ubisoft support who basically want me to flip ever setting on my Xbox and do a factory reset and uninstall and reinstall and everything accept let the customer tell them something is wrong with the game. Well, that settles it.

I even tried watching some Twitch streams just to see if I could change my mind and even then this shit looked bland. I will get it maybe if I see it for $20 will all its DLC down the road.

Anyhow, curious, is stuff like getting hassled by publishers going to be the new norm now that the Apple Epic lawsuit basically lets publishers steer around platform holders to solicit the players directly?

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#6 Telekill
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@girlusocrazy: I use email because f**k social media.

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#7  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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@Telekill: Yeah but texting and group chat

I'm still not sure how they would get my email. I never gave it to them. Is MS and Sony giving it to them from my sign-in on Live and PSN SEN?

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#8 hardwenzen
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@girlusocrazy said:

@Telekill: Yeah but texting and group chat

I'm still not sure how they would get my email. I never gave it to them. Is MS and Sony giving it to them from my sign-in on Live and PSN SEN?

Pretty sure you must have an Ubishit account for them to send you a mail. So if you had Uplay, you're fucked.

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#9 uninspiredcup
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Nuisance calls.

Great.

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#10  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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@hardwenzen: F*** that s***, I don't want to get involved in any of that. I have never signed in on any of their games.

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#11 Telekill
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@girlusocrazy: You know exactly what I'm talking about. Don't play stupid.

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#12  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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@Telekill: You mean talking to olds?

Or because you need to sign in to something other than email?

I mean there's no reason other than that... Anyway enjoy email.

Oh yeah I mean, there's work email, but you're not using that for Ubisoft I hope. I should have been clearer, I meant personal use.

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Stop harassing people, Ubi.

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That's actually a pretty creative way to get players back in their game.

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@Zero_epyon said:

That's actually a pretty creative way to get players back in their game.

Through some sort of reverse psychology?

"I wasn't gonna do it but Ubisoft said I suck... I'll show them" XD

That's one way to do it I guess. :-P

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This is really lame.

There's a difference between collecting data--which I know a lot of different places do--and then using that data for their various purposes.

If Ubisoft took this information and said "Wow, a few hundred thousand people really just can't be bothered to play our game, maybe we should do something different next time!" that'd be fine.

But no, they take the low road and send them an email to remind them (some might say bully them) to play more. Ubisoft needs us to pad their stats, make them look more popular than they really are.

Jesus WTF is wrong with this company?

@Zero_epyon said:

That's actually a pretty creative way to get players back in their game.

It's also highly invasive.

Yup, cancelling my Uplay or Uconnect or whatever they call it account.

Bye Ubisoft, good luck turning everything you have into a Battle Royale game. It hasn't worked yet but maybe you'll get it right with....Settlers?

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#17 Pedro  Online
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TC can't stop playing Far Cry games😂

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#18  Edited By Archangel3371
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Meh. Hardly a big deal in my opinion. I check my email regularly. If it’s something that interests me I read it, if not I delete it and move on. Takes me no more then a second or two to make that decision. 🤷‍♂️

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#19 dzimm
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I suppose the next step is unsolicited phonecalls.

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#20 getyeryayasout
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I think the bigger story is that someone managed to play FC6 for three whole hours! The masochist!

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@Pedro said:

TC can't stop playing Far Cry games😂

He's a closet Ubi fan, he can't get enough of Far Cry and Assassin's Creed. 😛

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#22 Zero_epyon
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@mrbojangles25 said:

This is really lame.

There's a difference between collecting data--which I know a lot of different places do--and then using that data for their various purposes.

If Ubisoft took this information and said "Wow, a few hundred thousand people really just can't be bothered to play our game, maybe we should do something different next time!" that'd be fine.

But no, they take the low road and send them an email to remind them (some might say bully them) to play more. Ubisoft needs us to pad their stats, make them look more popular than they really are.

Jesus WTF is wrong with this company?

@Zero_epyon said:

That's actually a pretty creative way to get players back in their game.

It's also highly invasive.

Yup, cancelling my Uplay or Uconnect or whatever they call it account.

Bye Ubisoft, good luck turning everything you have into a Battle Royale game. It hasn't worked yet but maybe you'll get it right with....Settlers?

You could probably just unsubscribe. When you buy these games they come with terms.

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#23 hardwenzen
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@lebanese_boy said:
@Pedro said:

TC can't stop playing Far Cry games😂

He's a closet Ubi fan, he can't get enough of Far Cry and Assassin's Creed. 😛

In 2022, i promise to come out of my closet and admit my love toward Ubisoft.

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@hardwenzen said:
@lebanese_boy said:

He's a closet Ubi fan, he can't get enough of Far Cry and Assassin's Creed. 😛

In 2022, i promise to come out of my closet and admit my love toward Ubisoft.

And I'll be proud of you for doing so.

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@Zero_epyon said:
@mrbojangles25 said:

This is really lame.

There's a difference between collecting data--which I know a lot of different places do--and then using that data for their various purposes.

If Ubisoft took this information and said "Wow, a few hundred thousand people really just can't be bothered to play our game, maybe we should do something different next time!" that'd be fine.

But no, they take the low road and send them an email to remind them (some might say bully them) to play more. Ubisoft needs us to pad their stats, make them look more popular than they really are.

Jesus WTF is wrong with this company?

@Zero_epyon said:

That's actually a pretty creative way to get players back in their game.

It's also highly invasive.

Yup, cancelling my Uplay or Uconnect or whatever they call it account.

Bye Ubisoft, good luck turning everything you have into a Battle Royale game. It hasn't worked yet but maybe you'll get it right with....Settlers?

You could probably just unsubscribe. When you buy these games they come with terms.

Yeah I know and it's not really as big a deal as I make it out to be, but as they say "if you give them an inch, they'll take a mile" so I like to flip out disproportionately so they regret taking that inch.

Idunno I guess I just expect corporations to act with restraint and discretion...HAHAHA

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#26 pyro1245
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Lol. Amazon does this as well if you don't use Prime Video or their music service.

@girlusocrazy said:

Also who uses email?

Literally everyone in any professional industry to communicate externally from their organization. I'm not saying it's a great communication protocol - there are plenty of issues with it.

What do you do for work? How do you communicate with potential clients? How do you exchange purchase orders or invoices?

How can you run a business in the modern age without email? I'm very curious to hear what you think.

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#27 Zero_epyon
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@mrbojangles25 said:
@Zero_epyon said:
@mrbojangles25 said:

This is really lame.

There's a difference between collecting data--which I know a lot of different places do--and then using that data for their various purposes.

If Ubisoft took this information and said "Wow, a few hundred thousand people really just can't be bothered to play our game, maybe we should do something different next time!" that'd be fine.

But no, they take the low road and send them an email to remind them (some might say bully them) to play more. Ubisoft needs us to pad their stats, make them look more popular than they really are.

Jesus WTF is wrong with this company?

@Zero_epyon said:

That's actually a pretty creative way to get players back in their game.

It's also highly invasive.

Yup, cancelling my Uplay or Uconnect or whatever they call it account.

Bye Ubisoft, good luck turning everything you have into a Battle Royale game. It hasn't worked yet but maybe you'll get it right with....Settlers?

You could probably just unsubscribe. When you buy these games they come with terms.

Yeah I know and it's not really as big a deal as I make it out to be, but as they say "if you give them an inch, they'll take a mile" so I like to flip out disproportionately so they regret taking that inch.

Idunno I guess I just expect corporations to act with restraint and discretion...HAHAHA

haha fair enough

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#28 Zero_epyon
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@pyro1245 said:

Lol. Amazon does this as well if you don't use Prime Video or their music service.

@girlusocrazy said:

Also who uses email?

Literally everyone in any professional industry to communicate externally from their organization. I'm not saying it's a great communication protocol - there are plenty of issues with it.

What do you do for work? How do you communicate with potential clients? How do you exchange purchase orders or invoices?

How can you run a business in the modern age without email? I'm very curious to hear what you think.

That and it would be pretty weird to get a whatsapp from a video game villain.

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#29 UItravioIence
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They also send you emails if you've played the game alot.

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#30 nintendoboy16
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I'm sorry. But WTF!

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#31 Stevo_the_gamer  Moderator
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Do y'all actually read marketing emails?

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#32 hardwenzen
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@nintendoboy16 said:

I'm sorry. But WTF!

Don't be too surpised. Not too long ago they were paying $10 in mtx for playing their crappy BR game i can't even recall the name off of. Ubi is creating garbage, and then begs you to play it. I can only imagine what we'll see when all their freshly announced titles (which were all heavily down voted on youtube btw) come out. And you might need to install Malwarebytes when their live service asscreed comes out, because you know damn well they'll be spamming you with mails and possibly even phone calls🤣

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#33 Djoffer123
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I mean that’s pretty funny imo and I get that we all hate Ubisoft, but having a really hard time to see how this is an issue??

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#34 hardwenzen
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@djoffer123 said:

I mean that’s pretty funny imo and I get that we all hate Ubisoft, but having a really hard time to see how this is an issue??

Spam? If they do this on weekly basis and possibly on multiple games, how is this "okay"?

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#35 Maroxad
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@girlusocrazy said:

How would they get my email?

Also who uses email?

I use email all the time, both for professional and academic reasons. As well as security.

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@Maroxad said:
@girlusocrazy said:

How would they get my email?

Also who uses email?

I use email all the time, both for professional and academic reasons. As well as security.

Yup. I can't ever imagine myself not using it, even when/if I retire.

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#37 Litchie
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Ubisoft has been complete ass for years in a lot of much worse ways, and you all get mad by an email? Haven't you guys signed up for shit and then had to unsubscribe to whatever newsletter they want to shove down your throat? I have about a hundred times. Not sure how this isn't the same.

Their games are a much worse offence than this.

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#38 Gym_Lion  Online
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I saw this and didn't think it was a big deal, kind of fun in a way.

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#39 VFighter
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That's actually kinda funny.

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#40 Maroxad
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Does anyone remember this from EA? Same exact thing.

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@girlusocrazy said:

Also who uses email?

This is like top 10 weirdest things I've seen online.

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#42  Edited By Litchie
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@ghost_of_phobos said:
@girlusocrazy said:

Also who uses email?

This is like top 10 weirdest things I've seen online.

An odd attempt at making others feel outdated, or something. Everyone uses email.

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#43 Warm_Gun
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To be honest, I'm surprised no one thought of this sooner. Because every other website you sign up for wants to spam you with special offers and other emails.

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@Litchie said:
@ghost_of_phobos said:
@girlusocrazy said:

Also who uses email?

This is like top 10 weirdest things I've seen online.

An odd attempt at making others feel outdated, or something. Everyone uses email.

My job still uses E-Mails and I never seen anyone saying E-Mails is an outdated tech when its still use to this day. Hell, its how I'm able to get more and more game info through E-mails and get my gaming keys.

Seeing GirlUSoCrazy saying "who uses email" was like, da hell you talking about. Whatever drugs you are using, please share it with me.

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#45 hardwenzen
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@davillain- said:
@Litchie said:
@ghost_of_phobos said:
@girlusocrazy said:

Also who uses email?

This is like top 10 weirdest things I've seen online.

An odd attempt at making others feel outdated, or something. Everyone uses email.

My job still uses E-Mails and I never seen anyone saying E-Mails is an outdated tech when its still use to this day. Hell, its how I'm able to get more and more game info through E-mails and get my gaming keys.

Seeing GirlUSoCrazy saying "who uses email" was like, da hell you talking about. Whatever drugs you are using, please share it with me.

He stole some meth from Casey. You don't want any of it.

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#46 Macutchi
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@Litchie said:
@ghost_of_phobos said:
@girlusocrazy said:

Also who uses email?

This is like top 10 weirdest things I've seen online.

An odd attempt at making others feel outdated, or something

if so there's a bit of irony asking the question on a forum

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#47 Kadin_Kai
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I hardly think this is an issue really, it's a little bit of fun and somewhat entertaining marketing.

I haven't received any emails from Ubisoft, I have been playing it for an hour or so most nights.

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#48 Mesome713
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Gamers don’t care. Since it’s not Nintendo they will get a pass.

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#49  Edited By R4gn4r0k
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I stopped playing Far Cry 6 and didn't get an e-mail.

Ubisoft doesn't love me :(

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#50 rmiller365
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Reminds me of Capital One sending me junk mail for credit card approvals... every....single...day...