I'm not sure why they were in such a rush to get this up online. Alien Day would've made a lot more sense, and they could've had more time to polish it.
Impatience on our part. "Where's the #Watch component?!" Then the leak happened, set some expectations that weren't accurate to what they were actually doing.
I don't see venom, but genuine criticism.
For what it's worth, Fox actually considers our community to be the most honest and genuine - but more importantly to me, civil - of the Alien/Predator groups out there. Even in our criticism and dislike of this series. So for that, I am proud of everyone who takes part in this community. That's exactly the kind of environment I'm trying to foster with my draconian laws.
Really, that's the reason they put it out now? The ReadPlayWatch marketing started in January. Blackout and Resistance came out days apart from each other. People were logically expecting that the watch part comes out soon as well. I thought they delayed the release because of the reaction from Blackout? To keep the rhythm going, they could have announced the series officially at the end of January, keeping the pace consistent from the previous releases, but release the series on Alien Day.
So what if there was a leak? Knowing what's coming shouldn't be a problem. Fox should've announced it a lot sooner IMO. We know an Isolation novel is coming and there's no revolt to give us the book this very moment. If they really intended to polish this more, they should've waited.
Oh, well. Appreciate the idea and good will. Wish it had been better executed, but hey, I'm looking on the bright side. At least it's not another A:CM...