Some time ago I posted a rant about the delayed Robotech minis game and the response by a small, vocal, incredibly nasty group that had basically taken over the response board, turning it into the equivalent of youtube or yahoo. Since then, I have spoken personally to the president of the company, Kevin Siembieda about it and the game is slowly coming along.
He, however, finally got sick and tired of the trolls and posted what amounts to a 'screw off and let the real fans enjoy our game' post. For the most part I agree w/ it so I poked the bear a bit since we know for a fact that the trolls ARE a minority:
The trolls are a small, vocal, and sad minority that have not carried out a single one of their threats of trashing the game at GenCon, lawsuits, etc. Still waiting guys. Come on. Call me a 'White Knight' or some other insult. I'll just laugh as my minis get painted and I enjoy some gaming.And I got the predictable response from the loudest of the trolls:
in case you haven't been paying attention us "Trolls" as you call us have already started filing with the BBB and the Attorney generals of various states and the list is growing, so while those of you who sit and turn the other cheek think your getting wave 2, guess again your getting nothing because PB has nothing to send and when the law gets thru with them they will be lucky if they are still a company.They've 'already started filing w/ the BBB..."
Yeah. OK. Three complaints so far out of over 5,300 backers. Whoop dee frickin do. I got more complaints than that from the OGRE sheets because I didn't start shipping out the same day as the main game and I hadn't even received them yet.
AG's? Yeah. OK. Sure skippy. These keyboard commandoes have been making the same threats for the last year plus. None have shown ANY evidence. Why? Because no AG is going to bother.
Kevin's shakin' in his boots. I'm sure.
Just to emphasize the 'Troll' creds.... take a look at the profile. ONE project backed. Near 5,900 comments. Almost every one making threats, insults, and ridiculous claims.
Now screw off and let the real fans enjoy our game.