Mass Effect 3's Ending Protest Takes a Tasty Turn
The protest over Mass Effect 3Âs controversial ending has taken a tasty new turn. Fans that are less than thrilled with the conclusion of Mass Effect 3 took their protest to tasty new heights by sending BioWare 402 Fuss Cupcakes in three different colors, each labeled with A (Green), B (Blue) C (Red). BioWare thanked its fans and put the new treats to good use by donating them to local Edmonton youth shelter.
Ironically, BioWare decided not to choose one of the 3-colored treats and instead opted for a new choice by donating them to charity.
On the official Mass Effect 3 forums, BioWare Community Coordinator Chris Priestly wrote a message to fans:
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, weÂre still listening.
Source: Game Informer