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Middle-Earth Shadow of War Memorial DLC to be Free to All, Warner Bros. to Donate to the Family

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited September 2017 in News & Features Discussion

imageMiddle-Earth Shadow of War Memorial DLC to be Free to All, Warner Bros. to Donate Directly to the Family - MMORPG.com News

After an eruption of controversy surrounding the Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC to honor Mike "Forthog" Forgey who passed away from cancer earlier in the summer, Warner Bros. has had a change of heart. The controversy began when it came to light that donations would only be given through purchases made in the US and only from certain states. In addition, purchases of the DLC outside the US would not be eligible for the donation to Forgey's family.

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,879
    Good for them. It's hard jumping those hurdles when doing stuff like this. Good to see they didn't give up and sorted out the mistakes. It's important that they fixed it. They did that and they were considerate about it. Great job.
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  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 3,904
    I might buy at release now.
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,711
    This was unexpected. I thought them matching the share they were giving on a global level was the right thing to do but this is even better. Good job WB.
  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,168
    Always nice to see a company take a second look, then do the right thing.

    Kudos


    My father passed on the 15th of this month from cancer after a 10 year battle. The last four months we're horrible. He spent over a month in hospice for his last days, he was a tough soul. He was a very wise, compassionate and wealthy man. I've come to really appreciate the genuine care and service that our local hospice provided for my father and others. Every day or two, another name would be added to the book. It's a very eye opening and humbling experience.

    I'd encourage anyone and everyone to donate to your local Hospice Society.






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  • jimmywolfjimmywolf Member UncommonPosts: 242
    really good ending to what was a lot of hate, even if justified. thu it will not bring him back, it give them a chance to move forward knowing the world is willing to show support.



  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    laserit said:
    Always nice to see a company take a second look, then do the right thing.

    Kudos


    My father passed on the 15th of this month from cancer after a 10 year battle. The last four months we're horrible. He spent over a month in hospice for his last days, he was a tough soul. He was a very wise, compassionate and wealthy man. I've come to really appreciate the genuine care and service that our local hospice provided for my father and others. Every day or two, another name would be added to the book. It's a very eye opening and humbling experience.

    I'd encourage anyone and everyone to donate to your local Hospice Society.






    I'm so sorry for your loss. <3

    I 100% agree with what you said about hospice. While my mother didn't go to hospice, she was in a full care Alzheimer's unit and the care that these people showed to her and to us as we stood vigil was inspiring and moving. 
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  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 2,912
    So is Portalarium going to follow Warner and not charge for the memorial to Richard Garriots late mother?
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  • Nightshade98Nightshade98 Member UncommonPosts: 13
    Good stuff, good company. Legal hurdles and changes are NOT always as easy as people expect them to be from the outside looking in...
  • zanfirezanfire Member UncommonPosts: 951


    Good stuff, good company. Legal hurdles and changes are NOT always as easy as people expect them to be from the outside looking in...



    It would be streching it to say a "good company". They have been doing a piss poor job on ports, making terrible excuses as to why they cant fix things, have crappy gambling microtransactions in this game and then added paid shaddy as hell dlc with this, but changed that after the massive backlash. This to me is more of them doing damage control.
  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 2,912
    This is really what they should have done in the first place.

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  • KefoKefo Member EpicPosts: 3,957
    zanfire said:


    Good stuff, good company. Legal hurdles and changes are NOT always as easy as people expect them to be from the outside looking in...



    It would be streching it to say a "good company". They have been doing a piss poor job on ports, making terrible excuses as to why they cant fix things, have crappy gambling microtransactions in this game and then added paid shaddy as hell dlc with this, but changed that after the massive backlash. This to me is more of them doing damage control.

    Remove the poor gameplay decisions from the equation and instead focus on the charity portion. They tried to stay within the constraints of the laws of various countries and in the end they decided to just scrap all that, refund anyone who bought and just donate money directly to the family. 

    They tried one way, realized it was a legal nightmare and so just went the easier route and donated directly. They could have done this in the first place but I never credit large corporations with choosing the easy route but still they deserve a kudos.

  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 13,149
    Good for them finally getting it right.
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,275
    Better late than never .
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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,575
    Good... still waiting for those fixes on Arkham Knight, tho.
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  • zanfirezanfire Member UncommonPosts: 951

    Kefo said:


    zanfire said:





    Good stuff, good company. Legal hurdles and changes are NOT always as easy as people expect them to be from the outside looking in...






    It would be streching it to say a "good company". They have been doing a piss poor job on ports, making terrible excuses as to why they cant fix things, have crappy gambling microtransactions in this game and then added paid shaddy as hell dlc with this, but changed that after the massive backlash. This to me is more of them doing damage control.


    Remove the poor gameplay decisions from the equation and instead focus on the charity portion. They tried to stay within the constraints of the laws of various countries and in the end they decided to just scrap all that, refund anyone who bought and just donate money directly to the family. 

    They tried one way, realized it was a legal nightmare and so just went the easier route and donated directly. They could have done this in the first place but I never credit large corporations with choosing the easy route but still they deserve a kudos.




    It wasnt just the legal jargon, they could have left that to themselves and ate the cost while donating dollar for dollar all the DLC for the character straight to the family or charity, instead we had to find out they were only giving a portion, using the other for fees (not to mention the limited places it would even work). There was an easy way and good way to handle it but they couldnt even do that right.
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