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5-12-2009 @ 2:13PM
Would it be possible to have a guest poster to talk about PvP or something relevant to current raiding? I feel like it's been a month of posts that really have nothing to do with either a current raiding lock or arena-ing locks. I mean - posts about doing Naxx after Ulduar came out? Leveling guides for one of the easiest classes to level in the entire universe? (There's a reason why the joke: 'What do noobs and rogues have in common? They both pick locks' is funny.) I understand that everyone is at different levels and I commend you for taking the time to talk to the people who are more casual or maybe aren't particularily good at playing this game but it would be nice if one week would be aimed at those of us who are looking for something a little bit more in-depth. Sort of how Allison talks to her druids.So it would be one week of "Welcome to playing a warlock!" and then the next week could be an indepth look at good arena combos for certain lock specs or something like that. You know?And if you don't have the experience to write about those things maybe talk to someone on your server who is a 2k lock and get some insight? Or talk to the lock in the number one guild on your server for pointers for Ulduar bosses (especially achievements/hard modes)? I'm not asking for EJ depth but just some pointers would be pretty cool.Again, this isn't meant as "boo you suck" but more of a request to have posts that cover the skill level of ALL the locks who read WI.
5-13-2009 @ 9:51AM
First, let me say how much I appreciate your respectful tone, CSB. I always try to take criticism seriously, but sometimes it's hard to see a constructive comment when it's wrapped in profanity, and demands for my termination from the WI team.First, I should point out that leveling guides are something the site needs. We have a big flashy button on the front page that links to WoW Insider's leveling guides, and the Warlock guide currently stops at level 70. I figured it was about time to change that. This article isn't for people who check the front page of WI every day, it's for people who need a leveling guide.Second, my post about Naxx was before Ulduar came out, just to clear that up.Third, I've learned to recognize that anything I write here needs to be based on my personal experience backed up by research. No matter what I do there will be people who say I didn't gather enough of either one before I posted, but that doesn't mean I can just look up Ulduar bosses and take a guess at what Warlocks would be good at. I'm working on getting that experience, but these things take time, and I don't have an infinite amount of time. I do want to provide you guys with the depth that you've been asking for, and I do frequently look to Allison and Christian and the other class columnists as role models. I freely admit that most of them are better than me--but most of them have also been doing this for quite a bit longer than I have. Blood Pact could be better, and I'm trying to make it better, but that's not going to happen overnight.Your idea of interviewing people is actually an *extremely* good one I think, and I think I'll try to do that within the next few weeks. Ever since I was offered this job I worried about PVP content, and I had pretty much accepted that I wasn't going to be able to provide any. But finding a really great PVP 'lock and interviewing them is an astoundingly good idea.Again, thanks for your criticisms. They've been quite valuable to me.Oh, and Jpheenix: I read every single comment posted to every article I write. Heck, just last week or so somebody posted a new comment to the very first article I wrote here at WI. Just because the change requested by a handful of readers isn't implemented the very next week doesn't mean that I haven't read, considered, and analyzed every criticism. I do take what you guys say seriously.Though if you've decided to stop reading, then I am sorry I wasn't able to provide the kind of content you wanted. Maybe I can do better in the future.
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