Angry ME3 fans send cupcakes to Bioware.

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http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/323/index/10635792/1

Not even kidding. A couple guys over on BSN set up a fundraiser to pay for a nearby bakery to make and deliver 400 cupcakes to Bioware HQ. The goal was to raise about $1,000 to pay for it... they earned that and more in less then an hour, I guess the phrase "Shut up and take my money" has more significance then we thought.

Here's the best part, the cupcakes feature red, blue and green colored frosting and the letters A, B or C on each, and each Bioware employee gets to pick which one they want. Also all the cupcakes taste the same. (I C WUT U DID THAR)

First the Child's Play drive and now this? Talk about your creative (and expensive) protesting strategies.

It's things like these that are so delightfully clever, that it makes me love humanity a little bit more.

At least while they are doing this they might complain a bit less in other ways. And on top of the humour value, the fact that they went to such an effort to get creative means that even if you disagree with their views and methods, you can at least admire that they aren't just complaining on forums about it.

It's really hard to hate a fanbase that protests in unique, interesting and effective ways.

I'm sure someone at Bioware will start telling the people who think the cupcakes all taste the same "No, you just can't taste the subtle differences in the flavor of each cupcake!" While one crazy guy huddles in the corner shouting "THE CUPCAKES AREN'T EVEN THERE! IT'S ALL AN ELABORATE HALLUCINATION!!!"

Yes, I deliberately avoided a Portal reference. You wanna fight about it?

I don't care if it's a bitchy thing to do, that is absolutely brilliant.

That is is pretty cool. I have been kid of indfrent about this whole thing the end was bad but I figured my as well move on. But that is a grate way to get the message out.

I had an evil thought of a veiled threat given the contents of the MLPFIM short story called "cupcakes" (seriously, look it up, it's pretty demented, though a step down from Sweet Apple Massacre), but I'm sure there couldn't be any connection. >:)

All kidding aside, this is pretty cool. It does seem that Bioware is getting the message, what remains to be seen is what the results are going to be.

It would be nice if there was a bit more support for the fans among the gaming media, there are some supporters, but I do tend to notice a lot of big time sites and critics like say Penny Arcade seem to be more or less against the line being drawn here. I was actually pretty disappointed when Jim Sterling and MovieBob (for all my myriad disagreements with him) didn't wind up siding with the fans here.

Lol that is probably the best protest idea I've ever heard of. KNOCK DOWN THEIR DOOR.... WITH CUPCAKES! :D

Oh that is so awesome!
"SLAY 'EM, SLAY 'EM WITH CUPCAKES!"
People should protest like this all the time!

Reminds me of the time people sent crowbars to valve

The Child's Play thing was kinda stupid, this is pretty funny... and clever.

This is fucking hilarious. Good on these people, this is utterly brilliant!!!

Do they all taste terrible too? Because that would just be the icing on the cupcake.

Maybe we should all send crowbar shaped cupcakes to them, followed by three cakes with the red, green and red on them.

And then we sent a giant cake that is shaped like a sad commander Shepard on it.

That on the side, that was one awesome idea, I hope Bioware like this ending instead!!!

And just think, if they had hired me after my interview a month ago I'd be getting a cupcake...

Should have sent them half-cupcakes, with the option to purchase later parts to finish them.

This, this is amazing. I love the cleverness of people.

Its hard to hate very clever protest

Too bad it'll probably go well over the developer's heads and they'll all go "Cupcakes? I'll just snag whatever's left after the rest are done"

Haha thats awesome.

I am tempted to drop a few bucks on it

I want cupcakes!

Guess I'll have to make a popular trilogy with a sub par ending.

Sending cupcakes? Now, that is a form of protest and criticism that I can get behind! Now, if only more forms of protest went that way. Occupy wallstreet... with eating cupcakes! That would be some good PR right there.

Genius!

Well, that will certainly send the message, if it ever get's through the door.

Clever, classy and crumbly. The best kind of protest.

Yeah, I can't really fault them on a pretty neat idea.

Congratulations guys, you passed the "no longer pathetic children throwing a tantrum" test!

DeadYorick:
Its hard to hate very clever protest

Too bad it'll probably go well over the developer's heads and they'll all go "Cupcakes? I'll just snag whatever's left after the rest are done"

Kinda like everyone else and used games sales, am I right?

Ba dum Ksssh!

CAPTCHA: Sun Tzu Says... (Make war, not love? I dunno, that's all it said)

Alright, what the FUCK? I had to hit the reload button on the capthca thing 7 times before it stopped asking me to enter fucking advert lines. This is getting scary and I don't like products I DON'T WANT OR EVER WILL WANT being foisted upon me in such a manner. It just feels manipulative and sneaky.

I would have thrown them out, no reason to chance it, because they could have been filled with laxatives.

I love the reference to the buttons and the cupcakes taste being all the same. THIS is the way we should protest (not saying it has to be expensive). Unfortunately such methods are too tame for news casters.

This is pure genius, it sends a clear message and in a funny way as well. This is how protests should be done in future

Allthingsspectacular:
It's really hard to hate a fanbase that protests in unique, interesting and effective ways.

It's funny 'cause it's true, although I would definitely add 'delicious' to the mix.

All that's left is to hope that their protests have some effect. I'm fairly sure all the cupcakes elicit *some* kind of response. :3

Therumancer:
I had an evil thought of a veiled threat given the contents of the MLPFIM short story called "cupcakes" (seriously, look it up, it's pretty demented, though a step down from Sweet Apple Massacre), but I'm sure there couldn't be any connection. >:)

I gotta say to you, thank you for sharing that story. :D I never knew about it. Loved it more than Sweet Apple Massacre.

Thank you, just... Thank you! :D

And so, OT; I love this. Sweet, delicious and just plain (probably just like the cupcakes/endings) awesome.

They're protesting.... by giving them yummy food?

I do not understand this country.

Couple of notes:

The cupcakes are being sent directly from Fuss (the company) so no risk of angry fans tampering. It's perfectly safe for Bioware to accept them. I think they would have said on the thread if they didn't want them, or locked it.

In addition, the mods/devs seem pretty chuffed about it - several of them have posted to the thread to say "this is awesome" etc. So no hard feelings around, maybe it'll help to dispell some of the negativity currently on the BSN. Since they're following the thread presumably they also get the joke - some of them have tweeted about it.

twitter.com/#!/BioEvilChris/status/184426281243377665

"Creative cupcake protest respected and appreciated. Still, would a creative "send Priestly a protest Porsche" be too much to ask? #greedy"

I like it. A bit mischievous, but all in good spirit. After all the venting and namecalling this is probably the relief that everyone needed. Great gesture, people. If you do a second run, please point me in the direction, I kinda missed this due to a lack of bioware forum using.

I have to do a major fuck up too so I can have 1000$ worth of cupcakes one day :(

XD

Ok, that's legitimately clever. I have to actually applaud that.

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