Given the lashing Bioware has received the last two years from both gamers and some gaming journalists, I wonder just how much we contribute to their departure from Bioware, and from EA in general.
Maybe the harsh reception DA2 and ME3 got from gamers was just too much for them to handle that they decided to basically say "Fuck it, we're out!"? The treatment those dudes got can't be too healthy on your moral. Probably the fact that TOR did not preform as well as they thought it would contributed to their low moral. whole issue seems so surreal to me. When Bioware got bought by EA I am sure Greg and Ray would eventually end up running the show there.
I'm not saying that the blame falls squarely on us and Bioware sure made mistakes, They could have been more attentive when it came to listening to players feedback. They could have taken more the 18 months making DA2 and ME3. They could have, could have, could have.
On the other hand maybe we could have been more polite about how we approached DA2 and the ending to ME3. I know looking back I kinda regrat some of the words I said about Bioware. Looking back on it; while I don't think DA2 was the game I wanted it to be I can understand why they did what they did, and while I still think the original ending for ME3 was massive mistake I did hoever made my peace with it and understand why it turned out like that. I still haven't gone back to do that Extended Endings and I hear it helped resolve some of the issues many players had with it, I don't think that it's going to ease the disappointment I had with it.
I guess what I am trying to say that this is my personal apology for my behavior at the time. I know there's no chance those guys would ever see this post but for what it's worth...I'm Sorry, and good luck in whatever you guys decided to do next.