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5-20-2009 @ 6:09AM
LOL...can't think of any technical reason to exclude the European Armoury other than...whooops we forgot!Nice spin on the reason though.
5-20-2009 @ 6:20AM
It's not 'whoops we forgot' - the reason is in the quote .... it's a beta, we're starting small and making sure everything works first. Would you prefer we had info for EVERY character in EVERY territory on Day One, only for everything to crash and burn five minutes after launch?
5-20-2009 @ 6:35AM
Well, yes I would certainly prefer info for every character, and would certainly prefer not to have a crash and burn. If those are really the tradeoffs I would make the decision you're making Lesley.However, your reasoning would be more convincing if it had been clear from the start that Europe was to be excluded. Instead, two rushed posts are added (your post and Liz') at the last minute explaining that Europe is out. You have to admit it doesn't look very planned, it looks like "oh crap", we need to do something about the Europe feedback.I stand by my point - if you're creating a technical solution for millions of US players, adding Europe isn't going to break the beta. If you're concerned about capacity or technical functionality you'd start with a subset of one of the regions. Hence my cynicism, and hence my response.If I'm being unfair, then well, my apologies - but what do you expect when you exclude what's now more than half of the WOW community from a launch.
5-20-2009 @ 6:57AM
I have to agree with you there Bod. However, you're blowing it out of proportion. It's not a big deal.
5-20-2009 @ 8:05AM
I thoroughly agree with Bod and disagree with Macgayver's last comment: it *is* important.It is broadly the same as telling the first group of people:"Look, we're giving you lots of shinies! Go play with them!"and telling the second group:"I'm sorry we forgot you were there/you're not important enough to include the minor technical tweak to include you from the start. You're going to have to sit here and watch those other people play with their shinies and wait for an undetermined period of time while we get through the list of things more important than giving you those shinies as well"As a European reader I'll be honest with you, I feel let down and undervalued, possibly even slightly alienated. The armoury (and yes damnit, I'll spell it the english way) upgrade should have been held off untill all the readership has access to this functionality. The only way I'd feel slightly mollified is to be informed that this is currently the WoW.com team's *Top* priority, and that it appears within the next few days.
5-20-2009 @ 8:44AM
Well, as a Software Developer, I can't say I disagree with Lesley. It's just that the feeling that "someone is being punished" being put straight out honestly like this makes people react badly.That's why, for example, Blizzard lies when something goes wrong on their servers, and they're doing quite well."Oh, I'm sorry, looks like our Interface communcation with EU servers have been strangely erased from our servers" = Good;"Oh, I'm sorry, we left EU out just to make sure we're offering you a good service first, so you won't have to face any problems when we're out of beta, sir!" = Bad.
5-20-2009 @ 9:38AM
Melodramatic and ungrateful.
5-20-2009 @ 11:50AM
Ungrateful for...what, exactly? He hasn't got anything new to be grateful for except for a new site layout.
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