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10-30-2008 @ 2:46PM
Horrible idea. Just imagine the bickering to fill the forums. Mages and warlocks, Fury warriors and rogues. It's going to be a mess.If anything Blizz needs to make the current forums more useful, and actually "tag" your threads. Spec, Encounters, General Discussion, etc. So if I want to discuss specs on my rogue I can go to the rogue forum and choose "specs" and see all threads created that the OP tagged as "specs." That will reduce the clutter, and make up for the horrible Blizz forum search engine.The role forums aren't a horrible idea, in theory, but in practice is a different story, and removing class forums is the absolute dumbest thing Blizz could do. The only way role forums would work is extremely heavy moderation, which we have seen said many times Blizz does not dedicate resources to. Oh well, we will always have Elitist Jerks.
10-30-2008 @ 3:32PM
Exactly. Leave it to Elitist Jerks. Any and all class-based theorycrafting goes out the window and lands in community site like EJ. Not to say there was a lot of theorycrafting happening on the WoW forums, just that after this there will be none whatsoever. Tanks and healers might get along. But what do, say, dps warriors and mages have in common? There's no synergy between them, there's little those classes can learn from each other. As for the happy-happy-let's-all-be-friends aspect, I respect my fellow dps'ers as a class. Each class brings something to the raid. Don't need to rub elbows with others all the time, though, as individuals can be unpleasant. Ultimately, the DPS forum will be filled with threads about who does the most damage and "Hey! Look at this huntard!". Not that I spent much time in my class's forum, but now I won't bother with it at all.
10-30-2008 @ 11:25PM
Yes, EJ is very good at what they do, but I think it is a mistake to abandon the forums for class, as each class has their own specific functions. When a problem comes up, it is good to have a place where they can discuss it and propose changes...Or that is the theory anyway. Most of the time, the WoW Forums are like Barrens Chat
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