So, There's a Fan Campaign to Change the Ending of Mass Effect 3Owen Good3/11/12 4:00pmFiled to: Mass EffectBiowarePS3PCXbox 360KotakucorePetitionDlcFbtweet1.4KEditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMy opinion of Internet petitions remains unchanged: They are worth the paper they are printed on. (Hint: They are not printed on paper.) They're a manifestation of the distorted expectation—cultivated in grade school—that First Amendment rights extend to your relationship with a private business.AdvertisementThat said, there's a particularly amusing poll out there, gathering 20,000 votes, demanding BioWare change the ending to Mass Effect 3. We've had our tips jar blown up with links to this movement. I have no idea where to begin with this.Let's try to think of how BioWare, if it complied with this demand, would deliver such an alternate ending: Through DLC. That everyone would expect to be free—with all of the writing, voice acting and motion capture that a proper conclusion deserves. But at least we could be sure that it was developed after release! Oooh, but what if it uses characters that are already on the disc?I think this is the sentiment that Christina Norman meant to impugn with her comments at GDC. Gamers are customers, yes. Customers' opinion of a product absolutely matters, and the maker of it absolutely should pay attention.