If we players are going to put up a fight to keep Stargate Resistance running, we need to start making our voices heard by those in charge. (Missed my previous post on this topic? Catch up here!)
Firstly, we can write to Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, and tell them how much we appreciate the game, their work, and what we would be willing to see happen for the game to keep going, including a change in how we pay to play. Remember, CME is as much a victim of what is happening as we are. They are being forced to close down the development of Resistance and Worlds because MGM did not renew their license agreement. What we need to do is urge them to keep going to MGM and asking for a renewal.
You can send Snail Mail to:
Gary Whiting, President
Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment
4140 E Baseline Rd # 208, Mesa, AZ
You can also email these addresses, but they will be less likely to reach those in charge:
press @ cheyenneme.com
community @ cheyenneme.com
Writing MGM will require a slightly different tack.
MGM Worldwide Television Distribution
2500 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3065
If memory serves, this is the address SG-1 fans targeted to try and save SG-1 after it’s cancellation. The primary corporate officer we need to reach out to is Charles Cohen,Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cohen is a well known Stargate fan, credited for the franchise’s success, and he even put in a cameo role in Stargate Atlantis. Remember the silent, smiling gentleman at the poker table in ‘Vegas’? That was him! If anyone is going to pay any attention to our pleas, it will be Mr. Cohen.
After extensive searching, I could not find a site specifically for MGM Interactive, nor could I find any mentions of it on MGM’s main site or any names specifically associated with it. Not to be deterred, I went back to Gateworld.net’s first reports about CME and Stargate Worlds and found one name that we must target:
Travis Rutherford, Executive Vice President of MGM Interactive
Secondary Targets are:
Steven Hendry, Senior Executive Vice President, Finance
Bedi A. Singh, President, Finance and Administration & Chief Financial Officer
Stephen F. Cooper, Vice Chairman
Harry E. Sloan, Chairman
Mary Parent, Chairperson for Worldwide Motion Picture Group
Since there is no guarantee that we can reach the people we are after at 2500 Broadway Street, this is a viable second and third addresses at which they could be found:
MGM Studios Corporation Purchasing
240 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
10250 Constellation Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Snail Mail will have the most impact, but you can also write to this email:
If you feel so inclined, send them an empty tissue box with “Send More!” written on the side! It will bring back some fond memories for them!
When we write, we need to explain our position while making it clear that we understand their position. This is the best way to get them to listen – by showing them that we are well informed. If you are having trouble figuring out what to write, you can take our version, or modify it. Just remember to keep it professional. Earning respect could go a long way.
I am a fan of the Stargate franchise and customer of Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment’s game, Stargate Resistance. I recently learned of the plan to shut down the game on January 15th, 2011, due to lack of a Licensing Agreement between MGM and CME. Stargate fans have been waiting a long time for a video game to come out. I am aware that Resistance was primarily created in an attempt to gain the funds needed to complete the production of Stargate Worlds. I am also painfully aware that without Stargate Resistance Stargate Worlds may never be completed, and the franchise may forever be without a video game. Resistance may not have lived up to expectations with regard to consumer demand, but this is due to a lack of advertising, not a lack of quality. I respectfully ask that you give Stargate Resistance more time to prove its worth. The developers deserve the chance to finish their work, and the fans deserve the chance to play the game we have waited so long for. We see the value of the game and many have expressed a willingness to pay more money to keep playing the game in the future. At the very least, allow the servers to remain operational and sales continue while MGM is in the midst of its financial negotiations. Once past that challenge, everyone may again see that having any Stargate video game is better than having none at all.
If you never bought the game, consider writing anyway. Maybe you have a friend or family member who is a Stargate fan, and you could have purchased the game for them for the holidays. Tell them MGM and CME!
If you are living outside the US and it is inconvenient to send a letter, I would like to volunteer my services to send letters for you! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your letter, or even just your name to put on our version, and I will take care of the rest!
UPDATE: A Cause has been started to save the game on Facebook. If you feel no compulsion to write, it will take you all of 5 seconds to join the cause so we cane show MGM that more than just a handful of people are unhappy. Join us here.
Events are still developing so keep checking back here for more news, and keep writing!