Yesterday, 9:04 PM · 2058 replies and 92968 views.
I'm trying to avoid feeding the trolls here so I won't quote them directly, but for anyone just joining this thread now, please take note that after the outcome of the developers' discussion was posted, the majority of people have moved on and it's mostly just a tiny group who remain in this thread posting over and over to complain about how this all went down. I don't think they are in any way representative of the community's sentiment, they're just loud.
If you take the time to read through the provided history in the first post, it will become clear how things escalated to this point and why today's shutdown happened the way it did. Wishing it had been handled differently is, I think, misunderstanding the history of how this issue has been handled in the past. Other less disruptive avenues were already tried. Nobody enjoyed this and nobody wants it to happen again, but it was necessary.
Calling it "extortion" or "terrorism" or "holding the game hostage" is absurd. Nobody was making demands for...