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BioWare rejects cupcakes, gives them to youth shelter
Posted on March 30, 2012 by OG

A few days ago, users on the official BioWare forums concocted the greatest protest ever known to man:  they were going to send a bunch of cupcakes with different color frosting but they are actually all vanilla.  Screw Occupy Wall Street, these guys know how to get their point across.  With cupcake in hand earlier today, the protest dropped off the cupcakes earlier today and this was the response from BioWare's Chris Priestly: 

 

Hi Everyone

Today, we received the 400 cupcakes you collectively sent us through your donations to express your feelings about the endings of Mass Effect 3. We want you to know; we are indeed listening to all fan response and acknowledge your feedback. We appreciate creative and thoughtful attempts like this one. 

The gesture certainly gained our attention both with its creativity and deliciousness. However, while we do appreciate that fans were creative in how they expressed their views, after a lot of discussion, we decided ultimately the reason that they were sent was not done in the context of celebrating the work or accomplishment of the Mass Effect 3 team. This is a subtle, but important aspect in determining how to pass the feedback to the team.

BioWare regularly works with many deserving charities,  as such it was decided that rather than passing  out the cupcakes to staff or wasting good food, to donate them on behalf of our fans to a local Edmonton youth shelter. We know that for the kids that have to use this facility, something as simple as a cupcake is a rare treat and would definitely brighten up their day.  Thank you to the fine folks at the local youth shelter for accepting the donation and to the fans who donated the cupcakes.

Please keep providing your feedback on Mass Effect 3, we’re still listening.

 
I'd like to say that that the Mass Effect 3 complainers were good sports about it, and happy that they could contribute to making some kids' day a little better.  Sadly, that's not the case as most are pretty incensed that BioWare had the gall to giveaway the cupcakes that were sent to them in an action of passive aggressiveness.  Shame on you BioWare for not submitting yourself to such trolling.
 
Source:  Official BioWare Forums

 

 

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