I am not an “investor” I only backed the game.
But I think from “investors” side the deal with Epic is pretty good and if all Snapshot tells us here is true then they made a very good deal with Epic. (The question is if you believe all of that… Snapshot does not have my trust anymore in anything.)
Beside they are handling this crisis of the game like pros. Even big studios may take a leaf from Snapshots book how to handle backlash.
As an investor I think I would assume that there are a lot sheep out there that have no problem at all being spied on.
The consequences of these acts are not understood by most people… yet. They will learn that the hard way.
If I am an investor and only think about my money then I want to have more money. I don’t care how other people feel about that or how my wish for more money will affect them.
I would only think: people who know what is going on are a minority and as soon as the tide is turning I have pulled out my money already and leave the mess behind.
From a backers side this deal is horrible. I can not play the game and I am not sure if I will get anything ever. Maybe… maybe not (But that was clear from the start… I have no rights to get anything, that is the idea of backing and trusting people) So for me the game is a failure.
But, and every investor can be sure of that, but I am not the common customer
The common customer does not think about long term consequences, he does not think about how Epic might affect him in the future.
For investors and companies like Epic this sort of customer is only cattle. You feed them as little possible and try to get out the maximum. They will never try to get on the bottom of anything. They just want to live their lifes and don’t want to invest too much time.
And I can understand that, they have other priorities, other things to think of. And to be honest to get to the bottom of this is not their duty. There is no individual responsibility cause you can only be really responsible if you know things.
This would be the duty of journalism and politics.
Politics will take care of the matter of “Epic” sooner or later. The question for an investor is only: did he get his share until then or diden’t he?