I am here to state I agree with the recent hate towards DOW. I have always been a ardent defender of the game. Like I have said numerous times, I see EA's for what they are and give them a long leash before coming up with a conclusion. I still feel DOW has room to become a fairly decent game, but with a small community in the end, however, I do not think I will be one of them anymore.
I have been told over and over again that you assume a risk as a KS backer in that the game can and will change like it is our fault for being gullible instead of passionate players actually putting our money where our mouth is and HELPING a new and promising game. However, just like a game possibly changing is a risk to us backers, that does not mean it is not a risk to the developers from Kickstarter backers backlash and that is exactly what you see happening now.
Okay...still nothing new. Its unfortunate., but it happens. Granted the recent moves from DOW are perhaps larger changes than you normally see in these things...but that is still the risk.
However, here is where my recent 180 on this game comes into play. Before I backed DOW for a extremely large amount of money to purchase a top clan package....I spoke to them. I was specifically told everything that would be DIFFERENT than DODS. Because for us, we liked that it was going to be a game we would instantly feel used to (we where coming out of a HL2 mod)...but more importantly, some different mechanics too. We where painted an excellent sales pitch apparently and even promised much more than what we ever dreamed of with a actual realism game mode added in by the devs and where asked to start gathering details about the realism mode(s) we wanted to see.
We where literally talked into supporting them....for around $1000.
Every single thing promised has since been removed...most coming in the most recent updates.
---I guess now you guys get a sense of what tips me over the edge. For the love of God, if you are asking for funding via kickstarter....don't mislead people. If you do, then expect well deserved backlash. I still defend EA games and agree they can and are allowed to change without getting too bent out of shape over...but if the funding of the game comes from a KS campaign....you are morally bound to deliver what was promised IMO.