Here's my actual response to the cop-out post we got.
Just so you don't lie about, or misinterpret, what I'm syaing the "you" in here is CG, not Lawlta.
After reading the statement, all I can think is, why is it so hard to write a script that will read the EA profiles from your database and then, just, like, rewrite it in the "new" database? In fact, why is there even a need to port the profiles? there is NO difference between open/ranked (because, lets get real, that's what they are) saves right now. It really feels like a cop out after you realized that the game population had dropped a lot, averaging at 300-400 players compared to the peaks of >1000 and you desperately wanted to force people to spend more time in-game again. For the curious: https://steamcharts.com/app/1101190
If this was an issue with people who had "broken" gear, or OP propellers cats, you could have simply not ported those items over. As we saw with the gold glitch, you had no qualms about wiping the gold off of people's profiles, and the community agreed with that decision. I'm pretty sure people would have been fine with some of their items not being ported, heck, you could even have just nerfed those items, like you did with the pet rocks before.
All I see in this post is excuses, and no actual reason as to why there had to be a wipe split in the playerbase. From the DD1 numbers, you knew that people played ranked and not open, that is why you went with this solution, nothing else. You claim you had "tons" of problems, without naming one. That is what a lot people do when they don't have any actual reason for their actions.
One of the funiest statements is this:
You wot m8? You mean, you had to let people create characters in a gamemode that required people to be able to create characters in to play with mods? That's revolutionary.
Regarding the price, I don'T have a dog in that fight, as I paid 75$ on kickscammer, so it doesn't directly affect me. I do, however, have a strong opinion against the price drop. People have been saying that 40$ is too expensive, and you have been saying that there wont be price drops. Oddly enough however, you decide to have a price drop when the population is at the lowest it has been and clearly showing signs that it's not growing. It's just... odd, don't you think? If you truly believe that after months of saying 40$ is fair that 30$ is fair, you should work with steam to give a partial refund to those who paid 40$, or figure out a way to give those people 2 free DLCs, instead of 1.
Overall the way I read the post, it seemed like an appeal to emotion and all I could think while reading this is "Look at us (CG), we're the real victims here", and the meme with the guy who shoots the guy in the chair and says, "who did this?".
Will I play DDA again? Maybe, maybe not. I've kinda given up on you CG, from what I understand, massacre survival isn't even out yet, you don't have splitscreen coop, and overall a lot of features are missing. At least blame this on Corona-Chan, like all your white knights have been doing, people would be more understanding.