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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We are a community of game and mod developers, and we've all shared the experience, yet, some of us still haven't learned anything from such an experience...

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TotalSnappy
TotalSnappy Oct 26 2011, 2:55am says:

And now the Stronghold fanbase are throwing a wobbler.

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TotalSnappy
TotalSnappy Oct 26 2011, 2:21pm replied:

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

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ConscriptDavid
ConscriptDavid Dec 7 2011, 1:48pm replied:

hu? what reason?

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TotalSnappy
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
ConscriptDavid Dec 20 2011, 12:09am replied:

it's not even BETA?!

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TotalSnappy
TotalSnappy Dec 21 2011, 9:37am replied:

nope.

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masternerdguy
masternerdguy Oct 9 2011, 5:39pm says:

So this is a group dedicated to hating people who think they are entitled to special treatment by developers?

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TheLastJedi
TheLastJedi Oct 10 2011, 6:40pm replied:

Not really, We are more like a "Stop being a douchebag and just accept the game as it is" people,

People freak out over every little thing and call a game a piece of ****, Even though it was enjoyable and fun,

Duke Nukem Forever Dead Island Rage & god knows how many
games got this horrible treatment.

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ConscriptDavid
ConscriptDavid Oct 15 2011, 7:21am replied:

Red alert 3,C&C 4,RollerCoaster tycoon 3,Crash of the titans... even GTA IV...

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Deathz_Jester
Deathz_Jester Sep 21 2011, 6:07am says:

Is this group still alive? Just checking...

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PsychoticLoner
PsychoticLoner Oct 8 2011, 3:17am replied:

There's not exactly much we can do. I mean, are we supposed to take turns alternating between saying "Idiot fans suck" and "Yep"?

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SolarTerran
SolarTerran Sep 8 2011, 3:24pm says:

Battlefield fans shreik when the name of another game is heard. Call of Duty fans rage when they get killed. Minecraft fans rage when someone has a opinion considering a new update. FANBASES ARE IDIOTS, SEND THEM INTO OUTER SPACE.

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renegadekiller
renegadekiller Sep 14 2011, 4:22pm replied:

what bout tf fans? lol

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KEVLAR60442
KEVLAR60442 Sep 22 2011, 10:20pm replied:

TF fans rage when a new hat comes out.

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TheLastJedi
TheLastJedi Jul 31 2011, 2:43pm says:

Congrats Everybody! We beat the L4D2 boycott group by 6 people!

Also i have been thinking, Maybe we should expand to other games that also have been subjected to "fan idiocy" like Duke Nukem Forever or the Call Of Duty Battlefield franchise.

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KEVLAR60442
KEVLAR60442 Aug 27 2011, 8:11am replied:

Don't forget about Console/PC Elitism.

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