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BioWare apologise for the BioWare Bazaar

Submitted by on Thursday, 1 April 2010One Comment

Cast your mind back a few days and you might remember our report on the BioWare Bazaar – and how it seemed to exclude every country but America.

It seems we weren’t the only people who felt aggrieved – and boy have they let BioWare know about it.

The reaction has been so bad that BioWare bosses have come out to make a public apology.

It seems the BioWare community isn’t one you want to mess about.  On hearing that the Bazaar would be for Americans only, many people now sport this as their forum signature;


BioWare co-founders – Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk – have now come out to comment on the situation.  Speaking on the official forum they had the following to say;

“Hi everyone – 
The BioWare Bazaar was launched this week as the start of a year-long celebration around BioWare’s 15th anniversary. 

We recognize that BioWare has a global community, and the Bazaar this week was originally intended to be an international event to reflect our truly global fanbase. Unfortunately, we encountered some last-minute legal complications around how contests can be structured in different parts of the world that prevented us from including all territories in this first event, even though that was our original goal.  And for that, we sincerely apologize – our goal with this sort of celebration is to show all our fans worldwide how much we appreciate your support!

BioWare definitely really values all members of our world-wide Community, no matter where you live.  Accordingly, in the coming weeks, we will be announcing details about future events specifically for fans living in those territories which were excluded from participating in the first BioWare Bazaar.  The future events will be a bit different from the first Bazaar in how they’re set up and structured, but our goal is to feature the same calibre of awesome prizes and great BioWare collectibles.  We’ll announce more details in the coming weeks.

The reception from those fans who have been able to take part in this first event has been incredible – thank you for participating! – and we’re looking forward to future events where we can enable fans from additional territories to also join in the fun.

Thank you all for your continued and ongoing support and participation in the BioWare Community – we really appreciate all your support over the past 15 years, and the future will be even brighter!”

We are pleased that BioWare has commented on the situation, rather than let the fans sit and stew on an apparent lack of interest.

It’s also good news that some events may be headed our way – as always we shall keep you posted.