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.


And that's why this group exists.

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!!!karmenjell Feb 5 2012, 10:03pm says:

i visit this group for first time...and im baffled.

i comment ONLY on the ra2-ra3 point.
you really belive that ra3 'was dismissed' just because of the name change?
how about the fact that ra2 was one of best games ever made, and ra3 was just not up to scratch - regardless of manifacturer,licence holder,name change.
does my opinion make me one of the 'idiots' you refer too?
if so, then YOU CAN consider me a proud idiot, in fact - one of thousands of proud idiots
But in the opinion of this 'idiot',when you are promised a decent sequel, then spend an amount of money to buy the game only to be disappointed - you have every right to be ****** off WITHOUT someone accusing you of 'fan idiocy',and having the damn cheek to accuse you of only critisising the game because of a name change,OR some other bulls**t politic.
so WHO is the idiot?

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ConscriptDavid Feb 9 2012, 1:57am replied:

What so Bad About Red alert 3?

I loved Red alert 3 Alot Better then Red alert 2. Red aleert 2 was Fun, but Ra3 was a lot more fun. Fun is subjective. I find COD a horrible game, and thousand other people find it not fun.

Ra3 is a well-made game, from any perspective.

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TrashCan-Man23 Jan 12 2012, 1:10am says:

Seems like from first views that this group was an anti-anti l4d2 boycott group Redundant, ya think?

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ThatMercenarySnake Dec 24 2011, 7:35am says:

this group is dead

and to quote garth algar from waynes world:that's just realy sad

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OminousSpudd Nov 26 2011, 2:33pm says:

On the brighter side of things you do occasionally come across those games/mods that haven't updated or said a thing for ages, but still have a very strong fanbase, pretty cool when that sought of thing is seen.

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TotalSnappy Oct 26 2011, 2:55am says:

And now the Stronghold fanbase are throwing a wobbler.

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TotalSnappy Oct 26 2011, 2:21pm replied:

Scratch that, they have genuine reason to be cheesed off.

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ConscriptDavid Dec 7 2011, 1:48pm replied:

hu? what reason?

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TotalSnappy Dec 13 2011, 1:05pm replied:

No skirmish
Poor map design
Stretching textures
Buggy animations
No real AI
No storytelling mechanics
Missing audio
Recycled audio assets
Broken combat
Broken economy
Laughable castle building mechanics
Buggy castle walls that can't have units ontop of them since they clip
And a $60 price tag on release for all of the above.

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ConscriptDavid Dec 20 2011, 12:09am replied:

it's not even BETA?!

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TotalSnappy Dec 21 2011, 9:37am replied:


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