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11-11-2009 @ 11:48PM
@Hammer:I don't think you're making a mountain out of a molehill by any means. In fact, I think you started a very good discussion about how much pressure WoW.com can and should apply. I'm not saying that I agree with you on all points, and there's a certainly a fair amount about this subject that I cannot talk about in public, but in general I agree with you basic facts. From my perspective though, and here is where we'll just have to agree to disagree, this wasn't a situation where such pressure and tactics should have been applied.I've seen Eurogamer do some of that stuff too, and they certainly have been in the right to do. There are cases where we'd do the same; post a letter we send to Blizzard, more or less demand a response. I can think of situations that would warrant such an action, I'm sure everyone can. But when we do that -- there will be reactions equal to our bold action. And being that at the end of the day, Blizzard doesn't have to say anything to us at all, there'd need to be some REALLY terrible that would warrant the "nuclear option" on our relationship with them. Posting "hey this is a problem" is different than "Hey this is a problem and here are pitchforks and your marching orders in the form an email we sent to the evil Dr. Blizzard!" We have to measure our responses very carefully because if we were to post such a letter, it would be taken to extremes by immature folks.And because of all of this - the community outcry, the support WoW.com put behind it, and the maturity of the folks at the forefront (I give pixelatedGeek a lot of credit for setting the mature tone of this issue), the problem was solved today when Blizzard sent emails to the contest winners.All quiet on the Western Azeroth front. ;-)
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