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So forget about your opinions on whether or not there should be an Imperial race locked to the CE edition, or whether you should be able to play in any alliance with any race. This question is whether or not that choice, in your mind, is worth the backlash and hate that the game is receiving as a result?
Do you think the potential boosted CE sales due to the Imperial race will overshadow the negativity and people no longer buying because of that decision? Or do you think it's the other way around? One thing that can't be denied is this game has received quite a bit of negative press (a lot of which I personally have defended against at one time or another) and this is bringing an extremely large amount more of it.