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9-26-2009 @ 4:44PM
About that shadow priest thread... The Warlocks went through the same ordeal. Much like shadow priests, we posted data, we gave anecdotal evidence, we used DPS parses, we used logic, emotional appeals, everything. Some threatened to quit and some actually did. Ultimately, it took the class dropping to less than 1% of arena representation and least played at 80 before GC & Co. started buffing us, beginning with 3.0.8. I feel for the shadow priests, I really do. But having been one of the voices in that thread that pleaded with GC to please explain why he thought the player base was so dramatically wrong only to see him over and over recite the same tired lines and essentially insult the community with what amounts to "L2P", how could he not expect the community to be outraged? The sad thing is we've seen this all before, and he should know better. If you've got nothing constructive or informative to say, then STFU. Players don't always get this, but then the customer doesn't have to be professional, they just have to pay for the product. If GC wanted to explain why shadow priests weren't getting a buff any time soon (and in fact got a nerf in the mini patch) he could have done that rather that the tired lines about people that shriek about their questions not being answered. At one point, GC commented on those that count what he answers and blatantly QQ all over the forums. Mouth breathing window lickers are mouth breathing window lickers, and if there is any fault to be had in why these retards drove GC from the forums, it is with the CMs for not silencing them. As an example, I direct you to mmo-champ's blue tracker. See how the euro blue CMs don't hesitate to lock down flame fests or ban ass hats? That, my friends, is unfortunately the best (if not only) way to maintain civility on an online forum. Set the rules, and enforce them with vigor. I'd hoped Nethaera's arrival in the role forums would usher in such supervision for us, but it seems managing that level of stupid and disrespect proved too much for just 1 dev and 1 CM. I honestly hope GC returns. Even when we don't agree with him, interaction with someone of his caliber has no equal. And I hope when he comes back, it's with an armada of CMs to drive all the flame happy QQ keyboard turning spell clicking mouth breathing window licking floorlocks, warlols, retardins and lolsmiters (and any clever names y'all have for the other classes) OUT so we can have some REAL conversation.
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