[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Do these companies not have marketing departments to study changes before they introduce them?

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Monetization is all they care about. The idiots who continue to grind and buy cards and shit are their customers now. Folks who want to buy a game and just play it without paying all the time are useless to them.

[–] ArsCortica 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Killing modding tools is the perhaps single most spectacularly stupid move you could pull towards the fan community of any given game. I know Rockstar had a rather nasty episode with the Hot Coffee mod for...what was is, GTA: San Andreas - but still, it's effectively flipping the bird to everyone who likes the game.