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Google - new business proposal idea - sent
« on: December 15, 2012, 02:41:25 pm »
Heroes and Villains,

I don't post here, this is probably my first, but since the announced closure I created an account and I keep a close eye pretty much daily on all your efforts, this has always been a very strong community and its nice to see no one has given up (keeps me hopefull).

I am (was) a union player (@Warfdalic), I have played constantly since 2005 and so has my son (the missus is not a gamer, I tired to convert her but you know girls), who got his own account in 2007 (when he was 6) and he played just as much as me, if not more. To say we are both heart broken is probably the understatement of my life.

I found the new business development contact portal for google and submitted the text below, I hope this does not tread on anyone toes or plans, this was not my intention.

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Google I implore you to be our hero and save our city.

Let this award winning and record holding title be Google's first game to bring back to life and not the last, use this as an opportunity to further expand on the Google empire, which will further the success of Google financially and win more hearts and minds in the gaming community than you could ever imagine.   

The closure of the #1 superhero online game of all time, which generated over $180 million in revenue, was home to over 100,000 players and 43 million avatars, was still in full development at the time that NCsoft announced they were ‘pulling the plug’. It still had one of the top customer retention rates in the industry – no small feat for a game eight years old with seemingly no advertising budget.

Please find just 10 minutes of your day looking at the commitment of the community behind the efforts to try and save our beloved city and it will be clear there is a good business case to look into.

Be our hero and bring back our city. 

I cannot thank you enough in the first instance for just reading this and please do not see this as unsolicited junk and throw it away, if this is not the correct forum for contacting Google about new business then please accept my sincere apology as I do not wish Google to have any negative thoughts about our efforts as a community to save our world.

Sascha

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This is the reply :-

Thank you for your note. We receive a great deal of email and are not able to personally respond to all proposals. A Google representative will be in touch with you shortly if we are interested in exploring your proposal. If your email is not related to business development, we encourage you to submit your message through the online contact form at http://www.google.com/support/

We appreciate your interest in Google, and thank you for taking the time to write.

Regards,
The Google Team

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I will forward anything I get to TonyV, all my fingers are crossed.

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 05:43:11 pm »
Can't wait to see Google's reply!

It would be awesome if they did something, as big of a company as they are. You never know what can happen.

And welcome to the Titan community, Warfdalic! :)
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 05:53:37 pm »
A very interesting approach, and I commend you for it :)
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 05:58:06 pm »
Omega Mark V - Thank you.

I don't know if the operator at the end clearing all the mails will forward it up the chain but its worth a go at least.

Google have the server resources and technology to do this, they could have a new gaming product where mmo's go to live after the publisher no longer wishes to run it, thus saving all games from death and earning them a ton of money.

They could set it up so one user pays there monthly £9 and they have access to all the games they saved, making it a truly unique experience. I don't know but if any company can make it work, Google can, they are very open to new idea's and concepts so, fingers crossed.......... and toes..... and i tied a knot in it, bad idea tho, I really need a wee now. 8-)

 

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 05:59:06 pm »
corvus1970 - Thank you 8-)

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 09:37:02 pm »
OK folks, do me a big, big favor on this and hold your horses.

Larry has a VERY high level friend at Google who he has not yet approached, because we would like to wait to see if Disney is even remotely interested yet.  Google was our second target after we had Larry talk to his friend, who is, in fact, one of THE big guys at Google business.  If Darren thinks they might be interested, we can bypass the whole queue.  If Darren says "not a chance" he STILL knows a LOT of venture capitalists who might be.

I know that two weeks without CoH is driving you all crazy, and sending this single email isn't going to hurt, but let's take the semi-official things one at a time, OK?
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 09:42:10 pm »
Yeah I agree VV, I'd love for CoH to be back up and running tomorrow but these things take place at the speed of corporate business. The good news is, I don't see another MMO that interests me enough to play it.

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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 10:02:18 pm »
OK folks, do me a big, big favor on this and hold your horses.

Larry has a VERY high level friend at Google who he has not yet approached, because we would like to wait to see if Disney is even remotely interested yet.  Google was our second target after we had Larry talk to his friend, who is, in fact, one of THE big guys at Google business.  If Darren thinks they might be interested, we can bypass the whole queue.  If Darren says "not a chance" he STILL knows a LOT of venture capitalists who might be.

I know that two weeks without CoH is driving you all crazy, and sending this single email isn't going to hurt, but let's take the semi-official things one at a time, OK?

Ahhhhh, makes sense!
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2012, 11:29:00 pm »
OK folks, do me a big, big favor on this and hold your horses.

Larry has a VERY high level friend at Google who he has not yet approached, because we would like to wait to see if Disney is even remotely interested yet.  Google was our second target after we had Larry talk to his friend, who is, in fact, one of THE big guys at Google business.  If Darren thinks they might be interested, we can bypass the whole queue.  If Darren says "not a chance" he STILL knows a LOT of venture capitalists who might be.

I know that two weeks without CoH is driving you all crazy, and sending this single email isn't going to hurt, but let's take the semi-official things one at a time, OK?

OK and thanks again to you and Team Wildcard for leading and coordinating efforts.   :)
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 01:07:36 am »
I am sad. I have no horses to hold and I'm quite certain that I won't be getting a pony for Christmas either.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 03:15:57 am »
I am sad. I have no horses to hold and I'm quite certain that I won't be getting a pony for Christmas either.

I'm not that into ponies myself. I'm more of a robot guy.



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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 03:41:25 am »
Omega Mark V - Thank you.

I don't know if the operator at the end clearing all the mails will forward it up the chain but its worth a go at least.

Google have the server resources and technology to do this, they could have a new gaming product where mmo's go to live after the publisher no longer wishes to run it, thus saving all games from death and earning them a ton of money.

They could set it up so one user pays there monthly £9 and they have access to all the games they saved, making it a truly unique experience. I don't know but if any company can make it work, Google can, they are very open to new idea's and concepts so, fingers crossed.......... and toes..... and i tied a knot in it, bad idea tho, I really need a wee now. 8-)

I know the brakes were sort of hit on this, but I just want to say I love this idea. A Google game engine. I mean, google has practically everything already anyway. And I'm totally in love with any and all ideas that promote CoH returning, but I particularly like this idea. Just a game retirement home of sorts. Though I don't want CoH to 'retire' I just want it back and to keep on going like always...

Anyhoo, :D thank you for your commitment and please let us know when you hear back.

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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2012, 03:48:32 am »
Well we are planning on proposing that Google Games attempt to run CoX in the cloud.  This, like Disney, is a HUGE long shot.  They would probably have to do some serious customizing on the driver.  They would have to hire on a core group of the old PS for the game itself.  And at the moment, Google Games is ONLY interested in 2D FacePlace-like games.  But Darren is properly in the right position to just make a couple phone calls and find out, Google has a history of just doing things because they are cool for people* so we figured that Google as target two would probably make more sense than trying a second movie studio (right now we are still pondering which movie studio).  So we will let you know when Target Two is open for salvos.


*When Google was planning on putting in a server farm the next town over from me, they did a HUGE amount of infrastructure improvement, including putting in fiber freaking EVERYWHERE.  When they decided to cancel the project, they deeded all of the improvements, free, to the town.
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2012, 04:07:19 am »
*When Google was planning on putting in a server farm the next town over from me, they did a HUGE amount of infrastructure improvement, including putting in fiber freaking EVERYWHERE.  When they decided to cancel the project, they deeded all of the improvements, free, to the town.

DAAANG. That would instill a seriously good public image of them in my eyes, I tell you what.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 05:37:05 am »
google is a good company, while i know they have been bashed about things, overall they still do more than most poeple think

i think google would prolly be a good 2nd choice after disney

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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2012, 07:04:53 am »
Google's unofficial motto has always been, "Don't be evil."

I'm interested in what this "Darren" has to say. Do we know which Dick he is? ;)
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2012, 08:21:07 am »
OK folks, do me a big, big favor on this and hold your horses.

Larry has a VERY high level friend at Google who he has not yet approached, because we would like to wait to see if Disney is even remotely interested yet.  Google was our second target after we had Larry talk to his friend, who is, in fact, one of THE big guys at Google business.  If Darren thinks they might be interested, we can bypass the whole queue.  If Darren says "not a chance" he STILL knows a LOT of venture capitalists who might be.

I know that two weeks without CoH is driving you all crazy, and sending this single email isn't going to hurt, but let's take the semi-official things one at a time, OK?

VV, sorry if this was stepping on your toes, I did not know there was a plan to contact google, feel a bit sh*t now and guilty in case my contact attempts have ruined any future proposals.

Sorry 8-( 

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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, 08:50:38 am »
I know the brakes were sort of hit on this, but I just want to say I love this idea. A Google game engine. I mean, google has practically everything already anyway. And I'm totally in love with any and all ideas that promote CoH returning, but I particularly like this idea. Just a game retirement home of sorts. Though I don't want CoH to 'retire' I just want it back and to keep on going like always...

Anyhoo, :D thank you for your commitment and please let us know when you hear back.

Thanks Jordan, I love the idea of google starting a new business venture for running dead MMO's and keeping communities alive with their loved title/'s. I don't want to knock any proposals (all avenues are good and all should be explored) but if I'm totally honest I think Google would do a better job than Disney simple because Google would probably keep the game as it is in general, I think Disney will try and push their theme across the game, changing what we love so much slightly, might be great, but it might not be either.

I have even thought about the largest online community which Mark Zuckerberg created as another option, they have the resources, vision and finances to save our beloved title also.

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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2012, 08:56:42 am »
I have even thought about the largest online community which Mark Zuckerberg created as another option, they have the resources, vision and finances to save our beloved title also.

FacePlace will monetize it, sell your account information and stick ads everywhere.  In six months they will downsize it, and put a 2D "Marvel Heroes" style game in its place, citing expense.

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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2012, 08:58:48 am »
VV, sorry if this was stepping on your toes, I did not know there was a plan to contact google, feel a bit sh*t now and guilty in case my contact attempts have ruined any future proposals.

Sorry 8-(

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