Scumbags Harass Woman For Working On Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animations

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Mass Effect: Andromeda will not be receiving changes made to its character models and animation despite fans negative reception so far.

As those who've played any past games in the Mass Effect series will know, quick save essentially functioned as a way to instantly record progress during low-action moments.

Early access for Bioware's latest Mass Effect installment went live last week, and it's safe to say that the community hasn't been too impressed with the game's facial animations. After a brief amount of time the game's early access has spent, most of the fans aren't much happy over the game's facial animations in the new update. BioWare has now issued a statement telling people to just stop the nonsense.

Mass Effect Andromeda will be released on March 21st for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The official statement from BioWare was signed by Aaryn Flynn, the GM of the gaming firm. Things took an interesting turn when some folks identified the game's lead facial animator as Allie Rose-Marie Leost, resulting in people directly addressing her on social media. The harassment appears to have been primarily triggered by a vile blog post at Ralph Retort, a right-wing, GamerGate-tied website, that claimed Leost was the lead facial animator on Andromeda.

In a lot of ways, the abusive online treatment that Leost has received from online trolls and critics such as Ralph were caused by the fact that the animator was quite vocal about her involvement in the game, as well as her apparent inexperience as a professional animator. Interestingly, Hepler was attacked over comments on the same franchise, as she alleged that Mass Effect 3's developers opted to focus on story rather than gameplay.