To start, I haven't played ME 3 and won't be playing ME 3. I tried ME & ME 2 and didn't care for them (yes, I'm a bizarre specimen) so there's no love lost or gained from me on this. I just found it interesting.
So as most of you probably know, there's a bunch of people upset about the ending from ME 3. What do they hate about it? Beats me, I haven't played. Apparently it invalidate your previous hard work and people think it sucks. To that end, a bunch of people are petitioning BioWare to change the ending. Facebook page. I think it's a fool's errand but, hey, if people want to grouse let them grouse.
Perhaps more interesting, someone decided to link a petition to Child's Play, the charitable organization linked to the Humble Bundles. Instead of just ********* you can ***** AND make a donation which I suppose adds a little more weight to your sincerity than just random ******* and moaning. Will it matter? Beats me and I suspect probably not but the worse case scenario is that some people complain and some sick kids benefit. Better than the status quo which just involves complaining.
I posted this separate from the ME3 thread because I didn't want to hijack that but also there's a larger question here of how legitimate it is to expect a developer to change a game after the fact based on people not liking the plot (vs game mechanic/bug fixes). To be clear, everyone has a right to make noise with their noise-holes but should there be any expectation of results?
Edited, Mar 14th 2012 11:48am by Jophiel