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8-20-2010 @ 1:22PM
@ KyleYes, they could’ve simply asked what was exactly what the player didn’t like. However the beta forums aren’t there for that specific player to give feedback. There are houndreds, if not thousands of players in the beta and Blizzard invited them for a reason – because they want to hear opinions as many and as varied as possible.I don’t agree with your opinion that them simply asking would help improve the community’s posting habits. I have been reading blue trackers for longer than I’d like to admit and I know they did ask, and did that many times. That’s not the problem here. Frankly, if an explicit post by a blue telling players their default way to give feedback is unhelpful and suggesting them how to improve doesen’t change the way posts are made, than simply asking players questions which should’ve been answered in the main post wouldn’t impact it neither.No one expects players to be skilled writers or understand complex mechanics of the game in order to write their opinions. Blizzard wants usable feedback. May it be from a 12-year old or from a person who barely speaks English, as long as they get feedback Blizzard is happy. The current way people post doesen’t give Blizzard any valuable information, and not because posters don’t have Shakespeare’s writing skills or because they aren’t skileld informaticians. No, it’s because the information given by players is simply useless when it comes to designing a game. Let’s say you give the following feedback: „I don’t like this mechanic, it sucks”. What do you expect Blizzard to do? To switch the „Sucks” button and then everything will be fine?Yes, Blizzard could’ve simply asked this guy and the thousands who will follow him questions in order to suck some usable feedback out of them, but it’s a bit easier to try and do change the posting habits of a forum rather than babysitting each player into giving information which can actually be used.TL;DR – Zahrym was right.
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