You are right they shouldn't have launched lawsuits and filed with the FTC and the BBB, but that is a product of the American society. Everything about it is heading towards or is adversarial, Us vs Them. That mind set shows up in these very forums where people would pick a side, draw an arbitrary line in the sand and defend it to the death for no other reason than to satisfy their idealogical ego while painting everybody on the other side the same colour. It has happened in this very thread.
Ninsage made indefensible blanket statements.
Yea, as much as Bioware probably did "**** up," fan movements to change the content of a game after it's release sets a dangerous precedent and should not be allowed to happen.
Traveller called an entire industry worth of customers selfish idiots. A NWR staff member!
On the topic of the ME3 ending. I have not played any of them, but I think that this debacle just portrays video game players as being selfish idiots. I get that the ending may be terrible etc. But trying to get the developer to change it is wrong and I hope Bioware does not give in to the demands.
TJ, your missing the point. Artists aren't infallible, no one is. They make mistakes and most of the time we don't see the mistakes since they fix them before we see them. If this was a airplane, Bioware took off smoothly, cruised to the destination efficiently, only to crash the plane on landing declaring it a success. A story is a package of those 3 elements, you fail one, you fail the others as they are interlinked. They can't undo the landing, but they can go through the black box, figure out what when wrong and make good on their mistakes. It's not that the customer is always right, it's that the producer can be wrong. Bioware got called out on an obvious mistake. You are defending artist like people defend cops even when they do something very wrong. "They can't be wrong, they are Cops!", wrong, they are fallible human beings.
Also don't pull out NES game endings as a straw man, we are over 20 years removed from that. If you are going to pull out the "Thank you for playing " Card, pick a recent game with such an ending that generated some sort of emotional out pouring. I mean, if you were to pick something with asinine ending, pick a fighting game like Tekken with it's speedo wearing man servant and boxing Kangaroos. The problem with that is the fans of those games just don't give a **** about the endings, so it is ok to have a horrible ending.
I doubt they are going to have an alternate ending. The addition is going to be a dynamic epilogue of some sort. That's what I would bet on.