This past week, Mass Effect Andromeda's character animations became talk of the town in gaming circles, with many noting that not only have they been downgraded since the initial reveal, but that they also look quite poor for a AAA game (note: we're reserving our judgement for our review). Just like any other game that was highly-anticipated, however, flaws about its final iteration were spotted by gamers.
Over the last couple of days, Leost suffered from hundreds of abusive messages that could only be described as harassment. "This means that much like in ME3MP, the most efficient way to max out your multiplayer arsenal is to max out common items with basic packs first, so there's less bloat in the drop table when you're buying 100000 credit packs". This tweet denies her being an EA employee as well. Those that she kept, such as her Instagram page, were made private after the bullying she received online.
Despite being a facial animator being good or bad or not working for Mass Effect: Andromeda or EA at all, people should not be allowed to harass or personally threaten an individual for their work on any game or anything else.
As you may have already guessed, the target of this witch hunt is a woman. 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. 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.