History Main / PanderingToTheBase

26th Mar '17 4:51:57 AM THEKHAN
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** ''Legion'' took this UpToEleven , letting an extremely controversial mass murderess who had committed several atrocities ranging from sick experiments on captives to genocides against settlements, enslaving Alliance P.O.W's and raising the enemy dead against their will, become Warchief. Yes, Sylvanas Windrunner, who had a massive fanbase due to her FanService appeal, has become the leader of the Horde.

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** ''Legion'' took this UpToEleven , letting an extremely controversial mass murderess who had committed several atrocities ranging from sick experiments on captives to genocides against settlements, enslaving Alliance P.O.W's and raising the enemy dead against their will, become Warchief. Yes, Sylvanas Windrunner, who had a massive fanbase due to her FanService appeal, appeal yet having committed atrocities that rivaled the Lich King, has become the leader of the Horde.
26th Mar '17 4:49:34 AM THEKHAN
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** ''Legion'' took this UpToEleven , letting an extremely controversial mass murderess who had committed several atrocities ranging from sick experiments on captives to genocides against settlements, enslaving Alliance P.O.W's and raising the enemy dead against their will, become Warchief. Yes, Sylvanas Windrunner, who had a massive fanbase due to her FanService appeal, has become the leader of the Horde.
17th Mar '17 10:19:48 PM NightShade96
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17th Mar '17 12:58:19 PM Rowdycmoore
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* One could argue that WWE's "New Era" is nothing but pandering to the smark base. After mass online backlash against Wrestlemania 32, WWE immediately (literally starting with the Raw after Mania) began calling up several people from NXT and pushing them while cutting out sketch promos, promoting matches more on wrestling than story, and hyping things like the revived Cruiserweights. The most blatant case may have been Summerslam 2016, where the WWE title match pitted babyface vs babyface in Dean Ambrose against Dolph Ziggler while the first ever Universal Title match pitted smark favorite Seth Rollins against indie darling Finn Balor (with Balor winning the belt just ''three weeks'' after being called up). It hasn't really worked: Summerslam was considered one of the weakest PPVs of the year, ratings for Raw remain tepid (while Smackdown, which has emphasized storylines more, has seen its ratings rise since late 2016), and, with almost no huge story arcs having been built, there seems to be even less fan enthusiasm for Wrestlemania 33.

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* One could argue that WWE's "New Era" is nothing but pandering to the smark base. After mass online backlash against Wrestlemania 32, WWE immediately (literally starting with the Raw after Mania) began calling up several people from NXT - many of which had been signed out of the indie circuits - and pushing them while cutting out sketch promos, promoting matches more on wrestling than story, and hyping things like the revived Cruiserweights. The most blatant case may have been Summerslam 2016, where the WWE title match pitted babyface vs babyface in Dean Ambrose against Dolph Ziggler while the first ever Universal Title match pitted smark favorite Seth Rollins against indie darling Finn Balor (with Balor winning the belt just ''three weeks'' after being called up). It hasn't really worked: Summerslam was considered one of the weakest PPVs of the year, ratings for Raw remain tepid (while Smackdown, which has emphasized storylines more, has seen its ratings rise since late 2016), and, with almost no huge story arcs having been built, there seems to be even less fan enthusiasm for Wrestlemania 33.
17th Mar '17 12:52:58 PM Rowdycmoore
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* One could argue that WWE's "New Era" is nothing but pandering to the smark base. After mass online backlash against Wrestlemania 32, WWE immediately (literally starting with the Raw after Mania) began calling up several people from NXT and pushing them while cutting out sketch promos, promoting matches more on wrestling than story, and hyping things like the revived Cruiserweights. The most blatant case may have been Summerslam 2016, where the WWE title match pitted babyface vs babyface in Dean Ambrose against Dolph Ziggler while the first ever Universal Title match pitted smark favorite Seth Rollins against indie darling Finn Balor (with Balor winning the belt just ''three weeks'' after being called up). It hasn't really worked: Summerslam was considered one of the weakest PPVs of the year, ratings for Raw remain tepid (while Smackdown, which has emphasized storylines more, has seen its ratings rise since late 2016), and, with almost no huge story arcs having been built, there seems to be even less fan enthusiasm for Wrestlemania 33.
28th Feb '17 7:18:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''LuckyStar'' had its pandering in the form of Konata and Kagami getting more screentime than the other two mains because a large group of fanboys enjoyed the incidental yuri fodder. They won but fans of other characters lost out.

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* ''LuckyStar'' ''Anime/LuckyStar'' had its pandering in the form of Konata and Kagami getting more screentime than the other two mains because a large group of fanboys enjoyed the incidental yuri fodder. They won but fans of other characters lost out.
27th Feb '17 4:07:06 PM nombretomado
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* According to this [[http://arvindn.livejournal.com/96382.html blog post]], LiveJournal did this constantly, which prevented the site from becoming mainstream.

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* According to this [[http://arvindn.livejournal.com/96382.html blog post]], LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal did this constantly, which prevented the site from becoming mainstream.
26th Feb '17 2:42:52 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly, Upper Deck Entertainment and {{Konami}} have been doing this with the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game, specifically demanding that older and more rabid fans not bash on the younger demographic or the anime-based cards that they make for them. The problem is that the anime-based cards that they make are almost always underpowered, and prime targets for bashing.

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* Similarly, Upper Deck Entertainment and {{Konami}} {{Creator/Konami}} have been doing this with the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game, specifically demanding that older and more rabid fans not bash on the younger demographic or the anime-based cards that they make for them. The problem is that the anime-based cards that they make are almost always underpowered, and prime targets for bashing.
4th Feb '17 6:32:07 PM SamMax
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** The CosmicRetcon of the [[Film/XMenTheLastStand two most]] [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine disliked movies]] in the series can be seen as this. Even more so since among the things retconned out is ''Origins''' reviled version of SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, which eventually opened the door to a [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} much more fan-friendly and faithful version]] of the popular character.

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** The CosmicRetcon of the [[Film/XMenTheLastStand two most]] [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine disliked movies]] in the series can be seen as this. Even more so since among the things retconned out is ''Origins''' reviled version of SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, which eventually opened the door to a [[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} much more fan-friendly and faithful version]] of the popular character. [[TropesAreTools This was in no way a bad thing, being praised by fan and critic alike and making money at the box office]].
19th Jan '17 3:31:13 AM InfiniXtive
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* And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer, a book continuing the Hitchhiker's Guide series, is littered with references to the books Douglas Adams wrote. It is a fun book with some interesting ideas, but it could be convincingly argued that it contained far more call backs than were sensible for no other reason than to cater to fans who simply have to see the phrase Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster on every other page.

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* And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer, a book continuing the Hitchhiker's Guide series, is littered with references to the books Douglas Adams wrote. It is a fun book with some interesting ideas, but it could be convincingly argued that it contained far more call backs than were sensible for no other reason than to cater to fans who simply have to see the phrase Pan-Galactic "Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster Blaster" on every other page.
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