8.) Deep Silver decides to go full Stealth Mode. Releases no more information on Sacred 3 until it's released.
More than anything, this was the part that P'd me off the most. Sacred universe is a strong community. It's been like that since the beginning and even with years of no news about sacred 3, there was still an active community here, which kept up with the wiki which has become massive!
Communities need feed back, dialogue.. when Deep Silver went this route it hurt a lot of people
In truth.... The more I think about it... The less I think Deep Silver really gives a flying fig about the Sacred franchise.
1.) Games have a shelf life and as such, they are only popular for just so long. People play the game get sick of it and move on.
2.) They figured (incorrectly) that the Sacred franchise was dead.
3.) The death of Ascaron, and Deep Silver's thumb twiddling, made sure that, by conventional wisdom, Sacred was dead.
And yet it isn't.
So... Deep Silver chose to not communicate with the communities out there that are (like us) keeping the faith alive.
And this tells me one thing...
Deep Silver doesn't care about Sacred any more. It's as if they're trying to drive the proverbial stake thru the heart of the franchise.
If anything, the backlash from this game has driven UnBended and given it an enormous head of steam. Donations jumped, the fans are getting their dialogue with the Devs, and...we got a Crypt!