El Pit wrote on Sep 1, 2018, 05:35:
The whales showed some reaction for the first time?! The time of doom is near! Captain Ahab (aka Chris Roberts) is in deep trouble - they don't embrace the harpoon anymore when he shoots it at the whales! What is going on? The Church of Star Citizen is in danger? Could it really be happening now?
Not quite. Concierge backers ($1,000+) would have been able to watch the livestream for free, as would subscribers. This was a backlash from the general community objected to CIG trying to split the community into haves and havenots, protesting a community celebration being put behind a paywall for the first time.
That said there were a lot of concierge backers, like myself, who strongly and publicly denounced this decision by CIG. But many of the larger backers didn't understand the fuss and defended CIG charging what it wants because we live in a capitalist society. Needless to say as a socialist I reject that mentality.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."