Ever wonder why developers no longer make free content, and usually quit their jobs or close their doors?
Well, you can all blame that on the fan base's. These "fans" belong to game series's and developement groups that get yelled at by their "fans" because of such "crimes" as:

-Asking for money for content after already handing over TONS of free content.
-Cutting support for a game after it's deemed WAY too costly, and dangering the company.
-Making what's considered "downloadable content" into an actual expansion.
-Canceling things that they were CONSIDERING doing.
-Trying something new with a franchise.
-Taking over a franchise after the original developement group closed down.

The most recent and common victims of such fan abuse are EALA and Valve, although this behavior is VERY common.

Developers work their asses off on games and updates to games, I know companies like Blizzard do update games (such as Starcraft) after billions of years of it being out, but everyone knows Blizzard's the only company that can still manage to shovel in cash from games that were made in the late 90's and early 2000's, for most companies, they have no such luck.
Recently, Valve released news of a game it was working on, entitled, Left For Dead 2, usually, Valve takes millions of years to release a new game, in which the time period between that and the release of the game Valve keeps releasing updates with new content and such, even though the money they receive from this new content barely meets the money it takes to develope it (not to mention, the 1,000,000 graphical updates to Half Life 2 that don't generate any profit at all.) But for once, Valve decided to do what most companies do and NOT develope an entirely different game, but instead, build on an existing one and create a sequal.
Valve fanboys were angry at this, and DEMANDED that the content be released for FREE. A SEQUELS WORTH OF CONTENT RELEASED FOR FREE. Think about that, does that sound logical AT ALL? This embarassed Valve, and I can only imagine how developers right there are thinking, either loose your hard work for free, or loose your fan base.

Honestly, show some damn decency.
Another example of this is EALA, in October, EALA released a new game, Red Alert 3, this caused a stir in the fan base. You see, Red Alert 2 was developed by Westwood, a company that was liquidated by EA and replaced by EALA. So immediatly, the forums were FLOODED with angry letters, petitions, and all that crap that EALA had done a shitty job and all that. But the thing is, RA3 could be considered by MANY to be quite the masterpeice of RTS games, managing to acheive almost perfect balance, a more skill oriented but still strategy driven gameplay, and able to provide some of the easiest and most usable mod and map making tools around.
But litterly, ALL OF THIS WAS DISMISSED just because EALA was EALA, and the fact that they tried somethings that were new that ended up balancing the game even further and ultimatly making it a more enjoyable experience, oh also, they weren't Westwood.
18 MONTHS worth of hard work, millions upon millions of dollars spent, ALL DISMISSED because the company was who they were.

Sad, isn't it?
But it's true, and this can all be attributed to FAN IDIOCY. This is the epitome of failure, this is the worst of the worst, this is just an embarrassment to game communities everywhere.

DEVELOPERS DESERVE CREDIT BECAUSE THEY ARE WHERE CREDIT IS DUE.

And that's why this group exists.

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Aralvar
Aralvar May 2 2013, 10:34am says: Online

I think The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a great example of this. It improved on so many issues that Morrowind had, yet was poorly received for some reason. Why? Apparently because people didn't like that it took place in a forested area that was more plain looking instead of the crazy jumble of plants and random creatures that Morrowind's was. A great example of Fan Idiocy based on entitlement. Yes, that is what Cyrodiil looks like. Go play Morrowind if you want every setting to be filled with giant mushrooms and Nix Hounds, that's not how all of Tamriel looks. It doesn't lack atmosphere, you just hate change.

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☢Guibest☢
☢Guibest☢ Feb 25 2013, 4:20am says:

EA ****** up C&C. I can't trust them anymore...

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GOD_MAN
GOD_MAN Mar 24 2013, 11:40am replied:

They didn't **** them up,they just over rushed some of C&C

Spore however,was a big dissapointment,i expected a scientific game not some crap

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt Mar 3 2013, 2:25am replied:

I think your in the wrong place.

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt Aug 19 2012, 2:25am says:

Guys,watch out, a new CnC game is announced. and the deeeeeerp train is whistling.

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ConscriptDavid
ConscriptDavid Sep 30 2012, 5:03pm replied:

They mad it's free. Wtf.

seriously fandom, wtf?

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Orac|
Orac| Mar 1 2013, 5:39am replied:

To be fair, F2P hasn't always helped already played out concepts.

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston May 18 2013, 2:25pm replied:

...and the recent C&C games have only gotten worse in every iteration. Hopefully since they got rid of their CEO who wanted to shove micro-transactions into everything they wont milk C&C Generals 2, at least not at abhorrent levels.

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TheReviewer
TheReviewer Jun 25 2012, 2:55am says:

I sense much irony here. On one hand you have a group of extremely critical, self entitled fans and on the other you have a group who vehemently ridicule negative opinion. I'm sorry neither side here has the right to call the other "idiot" in this debate.

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CMDKeen
CMDKeen Oct 14 2012, 8:57am replied:

Or rather, both have the right.

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