Oh sure, it's solidifying as we speak. Without evidence, you make the blanket statement that the developers censored "valid criticism" from their own forums — in a thread that keeps calling the undeniably insulting and wildly hyperbolic slander posted by a community member (slander that was created in a channel not meant for such contributions, wasn't according to forum guidelines and in my opinion crossed the verge of the litigable) "valid criticism" just as well.
Look... this is a fair point. I never thought to 'document' or take screen caps of the things that took place. I'm not very forum savvy and it was pretty shocking at the time.
You can believe me or not but I have no interest or motivation to lie about it.
Maybe not the best place to raise such an argument, right?
What better place? This thread is about the removal of a GOGmix and the very reasons people don't like the company. I have a long list of reasons.
And, no I really don't care what parts of that criticism were possibly valid to begin with
(and/or were later added after the "oh no SJWs in OUR industry" review bombing). Because it's not my hobby to take a giant sieve to runny crap just to filter valid criticism from the rubble of alt-right dystopian fantasies. Because it's not my hobby to scrape valid criticism somewhere off the rusty spearhead that gamergate remnants are ramming into the industry's most vulnerable parts. In this here thread, the well of that criticism is wholly poisoned. The "Beamdog is the parasite" gog mix showed exactly that toxicity in the brightest possible colors, it pitched an invalid form of criticism
It was rejected as such.
Let's be very clear here. I knew VERY little of what GamerGate was prior to the SoD controversy.
I'm not here to talk about this event POLITICALLY, while it is obvious that it is a prime motivating factor for you. I'm angry at BeamDog FIRST AND FOREMOST as a fan (former one) of early Bioware RPGs. I feel they kind of lost their way after KotOR but that is another story. Any dislike of THAT character or the writer who forced them in is a distant.... DISTANT second (more like 5th or 6th) to all the other issues.
These games were... very important to me. Behavior of key BeamDog personnel and their lack of quality over the years has been the equivalent of finding out the main actor in a movie or TV show is a filthy pedophile. No longer able to rewatch the show as it just isn't the same. So... while I may get animated over this I have good reason and it isn't politically motivated (thanks for bringing that shit up btw).
My avatar? I use it to make political hacks like you hot and bothered.