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2-25-2010 @ 4:54PM
Why does it bother me that Ghostcrawler basically just said "We can't possibly explain it to you for some reason so let the math geeks do it for us"?You know, a recent article on WoW.com stated that he does a good job with the community and that Blizzard has come a long way since the days where they used to tell us nothing till the patch came out.. This blue post makes that pat on the back completely moot and I think it furthers the point I've been pushing, since he started posting at all, that he's part of the reason people QQ so much on the forums in the first place. If they can't figure out how to explain something so that every one can understand it, which seems to be a driving goal considering how they want everyone to be able to do everything, then they just need to either figure out a way to word it or just shut their trap and let the theorycrafters catch the change after it happens. Then they could comment on it and how it wasn't going to be easliy explained through patch notes so they let the community find it. God only knows how many things we've had to find that they never bother to put a note too in the past, things that were never intended to have been changed or broken, so I can't see why they can't just keep statements like this one off the forums.So next we can expect to see another post from GC about how he wish people would lighten up about the things he says on the forums (he's done it at least once in the past few months) and how he's doing a service to mankind telling us these things at all.. What I can't believe he doesn't seem to even have the foresight to see that he directly makes most of the people cry the way they do and that having to stomach him doing it right back (or make overly sarcastic and unprofessional remarks) doesn't make it any better.. Oh well, I guess the circle of life goes on.
2-25-2010 @ 5:23PM
I think what Ghostcrawler means is that, due to the very nature of how Starfall works, it's very complicated to put down in simple number the exact damage increase. You can't just say "Starfall's damage increased by 20%" because of the number of targets and the splash damage.You can argue that they could still take the time to explain it, and it's true that Ghostcrawler isn't always a paragon of perfect customer service. In the end though, you still have the lead system designer coming down directly to the player base to explain a lot to us. This is much, much more than what I've gotten from any other game I've played, and the player community would do well to remember that it's a great service they give us, and a privilege of sort.
2-25-2010 @ 6:30PM
i agree tooay
3-02-2010 @ 10:23PM
"and the player community would do well to remember that it's a great service they give us, and a privilege of sort."By letting us pay $15/mo. to play their game! Oh goody!!What I don't understand is why the legitimately critical comments are down-voted. Bottom line, it doesn't matter whether they expose the patch notes to the community first or whether we have to wait for it to hit live:1) Half of the content released has to be hotfixed,2) There ARE hidden patch changes, meant to see if anyone notices nerfs,3) All of the content is released per developer's discretion.Unless the "community" comes together on something, silly changes that don't solve problems will continue to be released.Bottom line, Starfall was not the solution to why Balance is underserviced in pvp. There are two problems affecting balance pvp.1) Creating Distance2) Controlling BurstThe reason that Moonkins can't gain any traction is a lack of kiting abilities except travel form. Where other classes (mage, warlock, shaman, priest) all have some way of delivering a slow or (in the case of warlock and priest) a gap-creation ability with a low cooldown (
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