Prez wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 22:56:
Bioware has REALLY screwed the pooch in the last few years, no doubt, but I will say that I can understand wanting to shield oneself from the rampant blood-in-the-water hyper negative feeding frenzy that forums all too often descend into. Bioware has no one but themselves to blame for destroying a hard-earned, once-nigh impeccable reputation to be sure; there is a difference, however, between flatly ignoring all criticism and tuning out the perpetual hate mongers. Unfortunately, things done and said by Bioware developers recently indicates more of a case of largely thinking everyone else is crazy and they are doing everything right.
I was never a big Bioware fan... I've actually only played Baldur's Gate and about 5 hours of Mass Effect, but I agree with this based upon the crap that I heard about DA2.
That said, I still say that a message board isn't the proper forum to solicite feedback. What you get, positive or negative, is rarely constructive. Even if people join planning to be constructive they still get warped into the culture of being on an extreme.
It's just a very, very poor venue for that. And I don't mean to defend Bioware here - I own DA but never played it and have zero plans to get DA2 after the repetitive dungeon design people have told me about. It sounds like trash.