Yo, I've read /twg/ a few times around when I left CA after my first shitstorm stream, and just checked in on it today when someone linked it to me. I actually found the punished darren stuff really funny.
I'm not sure why everybody here finds it such a big deal that grace reads Veeky Forums, pretty weird but whatever.
To the people that wonder why I left a well paying job just to "shit on CA" well it's basically because I wasn't happy with the direction of the series or the franchise. They're very successful, which is great, but I don't feel any of it gets passed to consumers, which it doesnt have to, but I didn't want to be a part of it.
I know that sounds self righteous or whatever, but I don't care, bottom line is I just wasn't happy there. I would get frustrated at the state of the game, the employees that don't care / haven't played the game before and then the reasoning behind certain decisions being made.
When I left, I also didn't think "Yeah I'm awesome, I'm gonna get 1000's of patrons and be super successful" I actually predicted I'd get around $200 a month and slowly grow it while I do freelance work. I got a bit more than that in the beginning, but growth has been slower than I thought. I also didn't plan on "shitting on them" right out the gate. My excitement got the better of me and I came out looking like a whiny bitch, which will probably be the image I maintain for a lot of you forever.
I also thought when I left I could go broke, which is slowly happening right now, and I knew this was more likely to happen than anything. I know I'm not a big charasmatic personality. But I left anyway, because I wasn't happy there.
Anyway, just thought I'd post that to clear up some reoccuring arguments. I know it probably won't change much and I also don't send people here ever. At the end of the day I criticised a companies games, got hired by them, and then quit to go back to criticisng them, that's really all that's happened. Granted it's a bit weird.