The saddest part of their lame-ass attempt to extort money from fucktards is the fantards who defended this like "but... but... but... Blizztard is doing it, too!!!!".
Look, I'm no fan of Blizztard at all and I'd never in my whole life pay money for a fucking stream of a marketing event so they can shower me with advertising on their upcoming games (meaning they should pay ME for watching and not the other way around) BUT Blizztard has over two decades of AAA development under their belt.
They have released dozens (including expansions) of commercially successful AAA products.
Blizzcon is usually about several games, several franchises, they bring on "celebrities" and it's a pretty huge frickin' event.
CIG trying to charge for a stream covering their piss-poor, buggy, crowdfunded early access alpha SHITSHOW is incredibly bold. Who the FUCK do they think they are???
Their track record is as shitty as it gets with six years of development and FUCK ALL to show for it.
Their releases track record is a flatline. Zero. They have no upcoming games/franchises other than SC. They are as insignificant as a fart of a fly in a hurricane.
And to top it all off, everyone who has ever watched one of their streams... HOLY SHIT... how dare they even think about charging for watching these MORONS scrambling around the stage, fucking up every demo and acting like a bunch of chicken with their dumbass heads chopped off?!?!?
Un-fucking-believable... their shows have always been so amateurish and embarrassing that it was physically painful to watch these fuckclowns making complete fools of themselves.
Finally, this was another big FUCK YOU they sent out to their original backers. We were promised a different approach than the big publishers. We were promised transparency, no greed, fair treatment, blahbluhblehblah... and then they try to pull off shit like this.
Another one in a series of hundreds of broken promises.
And no one asked for Citizencon to be turned into a full retard show. Chris likes to hide behind that excuse for the full retard feature creep of the game (like "not my fault, the fans forced me to cuz of the fideliteh and immershun!") but that shit does not fly for the fucking annual marketing event. What a bunch of assholes...