Somebody *cough, cough* needs to step back and examine their guilty conscience. I never pointed to any names, but *my* name was included in there when I said all opinions are biased. I wasn't pointing fingers, I was making a point; you, as usual, completely missed it.
I wonder why I assumed your response was a response to me, when there were only two posts above yours (including mine) that disagreed with you.
I freely admit I feel guilty for defending Beamdog because I was duped and really believed it was Wizard's decision to bundle the games. I still enjoyed the EEs and Siege of Dragonspear though. In the end, its just a few games, no matter how much I or anyone else likes or dislikes the games. If you think Beamdog is the only corporation to lie to increase their profits, you're delusional. If you think Beamdog is the only corporation to earn money off of someone else work, you're delusional. If your mission is to get Beamdog to go belly-up, you need to realize that there are many more important things in life than a couple of computer games. As much as I don't like being deceived, I still don't understand the level of hate directed at Beamdog, because almost everyone on this board acts like Beamdog murdered everyone they ever cared about.
You might want to think about what other ways Beamdog has duped you. They have been lying their ass off about more than the bundling of the classics.
They played the victim card right off the bat when SoD came out. Most complaints about it were about bugs and the extremely poor writing. Beamdog called in all kinds of favors and made sure everyone who didn't like their product got labeled a transphobic bigot all over social media and on gaming sites like Kotaku and so on. This lasted for a very long time, until the CEO kind of backtracked on it a bit, but not before he begged the fanboys to post positive reviews of their game. He then claimed "the loud minority" had silenced out valid complaints. Which is a bloody lie since almost none of the negative reviews even mentioned that trans character. Another one of their employees tried to beg Anita Sarkeesian and her feminist frequency movement to get involved as well. Basically they labeled regular BG fans bigots and all that, for complaining about a mess of plot holes being added to the canon - thereby messing up a perfect story beyond repair.
And then you have this little interview with the writer “If there was something for the original Baldur’s Gate that just doesn’t mesh for modern day gamers like the sexism, [we tried to address that],” said writer Amber Scott. “In the original there’s a lot of jokes at women’s expense. Or if not a lot, there’s a couple, like Safana was just a sex object in BG 1, and Jaheira was the nagging wife and that was played for comedy. We were able to say, ‘No, that’s not really the kind of story we want to make.’ In Siege of Dragonspear, Safana gets her own little storyline, she got a way better personality upgrade. If people don’t like that, then too bad.”
Two female characters, and fan favorites at that, got their personality edited for the expansion pack. Because she found them offensive. They, of course, revert to their original personalities in BG2. Making the while expansion kind of a...uhm....what was that? kind of thing.
She also managed to turn one of the best villains, Irenicus, into an incompetent moron whose actions completely contradicts his main motives in BG2. She also didn't understand that the Irenicus dreams in BG2 is just Bhaal trying to make you accept your legacy. In SoD, Irenicus sends you dreams because she thought it was him doing it in BG2....Fun when a writer doesn't understand the source-material.
The writer then got "promoted" to Marketing Director. It was actually her job to ship the collector's editions of the game. Look what happened to those?
So Beamdog did not murder anyone. They did, however, murder the BG saga and they blamed the fans for it. Hence why they are rather hated.