Simple question, and answers, only to be later met with hostility. I am disappointed to see a Moderator of the forums, of all people, being the one to resort to name calling, when no name calling or hate-speech of any kind has occurred. As for @DUNGEON_MASTER, thank you for graciously answering my question. As well, @catorrina, I respect your views and opinions on my statement, as well as your response. It was, in my personal perspective, incorrect, but only to a degree. Wording is, in fact, important in a discussion. I personally do not see how my wording was offensive, but I can wholeheartedly understand how you might, given your response. So, I apologize.
However, my question stands strong. Comparing Neil Gaiman’s quote, to a capitalism related question, while it may seem relevant, it is not. There are countless works that leave “cliff hangers” on what could happen, after the core story has been resolved. The reason for this is sales, and advertising laws. If you create a story, be it game, anime, book, or any other form of media, your goal is to reach as many as possible, and hopefully garner repeat business. So thus, the formula includes a core story, with a possible overarching arc, to allow a continuation of a work. However, it is poor form to create half a work of a core story, yet market it as a whole. It’s the very same reason HBO continued the show Game of Thrones, despite George R. R. Martin not having kept up with his own work. Now, my rant, as it were, is no longer in relation to the original posts works, as my questions were answered and accepted as such. Given that @DUNGEON_MASTER had pointed out that I was, in fact, vastly incorrect regarding my assumption on “deception”. Although, my assumption, while incorrect, was not invalidated, as @DUNGEON_MASTER had confirmed the thread regarding one of the works had been deleted, thus making it impossible for me to simply answer my own questions by looking through the forums.
Now, as for my final point, an example. If you were to go to any outlet that sells a media of your choice (i.e. books, movies, tv, anime, mange, etc), and you were to purchase, say, a book. A nice 300 page book about whatever your preferred genre is. You go to read it, only to discover pages 200-300 are blank. Aside from the anxiety or curiousness of what happened, you would also wonder as to why you were sold a 300 page novel, yet only received 200 pages.
Anyways, my rant has extended way too long. I apologize for any offenses, yet I stand by my conviction, in spite of the toxicity of some of the responses. My question has been answered, I have been corrected, and I bid you adieu. @Havenstone, if you so see fit to ban me for my “transgressions”, suit yourself. I suppose there is nigh a thing I could do to stop you. I will, however, continue to be a fan of great works from CoG, never-the-less. Now, aside from that, I would humbly request this thread be closed, to detour further toxicity from any party, myself included, as well, that the question has been solved. For anyone who does intend to continue to respond, whether it be toxic or not, I apologize, but my feedback on this topic has ended here.
Thank you all for your time, have a wonderful day/night.