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11-11-2009 @ 4:19PM
Let me crack my editor fingers here for a minute and reply.Blizzard is pretty sparse with their replies -- they are a very busy organization and PR has their hands full with lots of different issues. Should they reply to such an inquiry? Sure, it'd be nice. Will they? I don't know. One thing that happens when we do ask about a story before we run it, is that we'd have to wait for a reply before being able to bring the issue to the attention of the community. That can mean sitting on things for a long time. And when their reply doesn't change the context of the story (in this case, the context is "people haven't gotten their prizes yet"), it's often better to run the story and seek out comment after the story is ran. If Blizzard is able to respond to us, we'll update this post and/or make a new story providing their take on the matter. Now with that said, we have asked them if they have any insight into the matter, and will take appropriate actions with any response they provide. But I also want to be clear about something:There is not an adversarial relationship between WoW.com and Blizzard, just as we're not in bed with them either. We're not going to go pounding on their door to get answers; we're going to do it the way Joystiq and the entire Weblogs family works -- with professionalism and maturity, and with the understanding that we're here to present the story to our readers first and foremost -- with or without comment from an organization.When people start emailing us and saying "Why don't you go yell at Blizzard! QQ!" and such things, we are never going to do that. We will take the appropriate professional steps, which as an editor for the site, I'm confident we have.Cheers all,Adam.
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