fishingtime shuts down r/EASPORTSUFC2

We have just received word that fishingtime has given up and shut down his underground subreddit, r/EASPORTSUFC2. This came after months of controversy that split the community apart. Fishingtime ruled with an iron fist, banning many members and locking threads within hours of their publication.

Meanwhile, with fishingtime’s absence, r/EASportsUFC has become a thriving community, with many helpful threads discussing the game. Hopefully there is still time for the MMA community to heal from the damage caused by fishingtime.

 

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Damon Gesell explains that he is “no longer passionate” about the EA UFC series.

NBA 2k17 mocks EA UFC 2 developer Geoff Harrower

NBA 2k17 includes animations that mock EA UFC 2 devloper Geoff Harrower’s attempt at a basketball game, NBA Elite 11

EA UFC 2 player allegedly threatens suicide on r/EASportsUFC

Several posts on reddit have been highlighted recently. Just as predicted by fishingtime, a user has threatened suicide over EA UFC 2. Stress levels are at an all-time high after the latest patch, which has once again greatly affected gameplay.

Reddit user townnbibby claimed that the patch “fucked up the game” which upset several members of the fledgling EA UFC community. One user became so upset that he threatened to commit suicide after deleting his reddit account. His reddit account was deleted shortly thereafter.

Original thread: “They fucked up the game”

Response thread 1: Guy supposedly kills himself because of a rant about UFC 2
Response thread 2: User may have checked out over UFC 2 game

Another reddit user freewheelinCW, had this to say about the EA UFC 2 community:
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The staff at the blog encourages anyone considering suicide because of EA UFC 2 to get help immediately. Help is available 24 hours a day at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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Geoff Harrower apologizes

Geoff Harrower, Lead Gameplay Engineer for EA SPORTS UFC 2, posted this message on Operation Sports after EA cancelled one of his earlier games. NBA Elite 11 was a basketball game for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 that was cancelled 8 days before release. Developers were under the pressure of an 18-month development cycle, similarly to EA UFC 1 & 2.

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Geoff Harrower apologizes, stating, “we didn’t deliver the game you guys wanted.”
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NBA Elite 11 was filled with glitches. EA cancelled the project just days before its scheduled release. Developers were rotated to other projects including EA UFC 1 & 2.

Users begin destroying physical copies of EA UFC 1 & 2

We’ve received a lot of questions recently about the new trend that has gone viral in the EA UFC community. More and more users, frustrated with the state of the game, have started to break their game discs in half. Unfortunately, this is not an option for those customers swindled into purchasing digital copies of the game.

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Dana White appoints fishingtime as new moderator

EA SPORTS UFC 2 Forums are back to life after having been shut down for the last several weeks. Dana White, President of the UFC, oversaw the changes.

“We had to do something,” Dana said. “There was a lot of back and forth, he-said, she-said type of stuff. It ends today.”

As part of the changes, Dana White has appointed a new moderator, fishingtime.

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Stay tuned to gdfishingtime.wordpress.com as we monitor the situation.