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1-22-2009 @ 2:28PM
People who are angry every time we have bugs in a patch -- AND WE ALWAYS DO -- make me sick. You're all unthankful little ingrates who have nothing better to do than bitch and moan. Last time I checked, Blizzard didn't HAVE to update their content. They don't HAVE to give out a game like this. And if you're still gonna cancel your account over it? Do it, we could play happier without you. -_-
1-22-2009 @ 2:51PM
We pay them to update their content, so yes they HAVE to. And we also pay for the game, so they aren't giving it out at all.
1-22-2009 @ 2:58PM
I have never actually felt compelled to post before, but something in your rant struck me. You are correct, Blizzard does not have to update their content or "give out" a game like this. But, you seem a tad misguided as to why they do. It is not out of the goodness of their hearts or some amazing sense of generosity. It is because they are running a business (and a profitable one at that). By updating and "giving out" (which I might note that they certainly didn't give me the game... I paid for it) the game, they maintain their customer base. Personally, I do not get overly upset about patch bugs or the problems that arise, but to call people that don't like to see their monthly fees go down the drain "unthankful little ingrates" misses the point that this is not a free service that they are volunteering.
1-22-2009 @ 3:04PM
@SionaBlizzard did not create WoW out of the goodness of their hearts. It is a business. As such, they can either meet the needs of the consumers or the consumers will go elsewhere.The real reason for the expansions was again, not done out of the goodness of Blizzard's hearts but to maintain and expand their player base for profit.Now whether anger at Blizzard is justified depends on what they could do and what was out of their control. Things they were aware of and did not fix, or things they should have been aware of... these are things they are responsible for.Things they had no way of knowing about? Those are not Blizzard's fault.For example, while it may not be Blizzard's fault that WG crashed at the end of every game, it seems Blizzard can indeed be blamed for the failure to shut down WG when it was a known issue. The bug was not the problem. It was a poor response to a reported issue.Blizzard has some responsibilities:1) 11.5 million people +/- are paying Blizzard $15/month in exchange for a product.2) This product is access to an online game.3) In order for Blizzard to earn the money they make from the subscriptions, they need to maintain a constant level of server uptime. Failure to maintain this is a failure to provide the promised access in exchange for the money received.Now when Blizzard fails to maintain the promised access, there are two possibilities: Either it is something they did or could have known about had they investigated, or it is not.In the first case, Blizzard is to blame and customer anger is reasonable. In the second, it is something out of their control and customer anger is unreasonable.So a blanket statement about those who are upset is just as unreasonable as a statement blaming blizzard for everything
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