User blog comment:Sheldonist/Breaking - C&C F2P to have singleplayer!/@comment-5469467-20120910053145/@comment-5469467-20120914055102
My mistake. But, if you don't mind me asking, which Thief forum? It's my favourite game series ever.
As for the casual vs hardcore situation, you make a valid point. It's always a shame when devs let down the hardcore audience of a game or series. It's understandable that they need to appeal to all of a game's audiences (it's good business, after all), but sometimes the hardcore audience is more important than any casual one. The hardcore fans are the ones who care the most, understand the most and often the most vocal. I suppose devs need to strike a balance between audience appeal, but they don't always get the right balance. C&C4 was an example that favoured the casual audience in terms of accessibility, gameplay and systems, and was all the poorer for it. Hopefully EA learned their lesson, or can at least pull this one off better.