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6-14-2011 @ 4:14PM
Ugh. I agree. The tank Q&A was "meh" at best. Very best. Blizzard seems to be perfecting the art of answering a question with an answer that appears to not answer anything.
6-14-2011 @ 5:30PM
No one was satisfied with the tanking Q&A. Even the blind blizzard fanboys were going "Shit, how am I supposed to defend this?"It was the most half assed thing I've seen them do. It was unprofessional, lazy, and insulting. The backlash that blizz got over it was well deserved, and if you were in any other setting, where someone was given 2 weeks to assemble a presentation to be sent out to millions of clients, and they dropped the ball that bad, they'd be fired on the spot.Some of the flaws were systemic to the process. Taking the top 5 questions from the Latin America forums, and the top 5 questions from the North America forums is idiotic when Latin America asks 5 questions, and North America asks 500.Some of the flaws were due to lazyness. The document was not fact checked in the slightest. There was no patch 3.9. It doesn't exist. Questions from the non english realms were translated very poorly. Questions that had no bearing on each other were rammed together without being given even a cursory proofreading.What's going to be amazing is to watch the firestorm that'll erupt from the DPS Q&A if they follow the same procedures and the same standard of work. Going from the smallest in game population with concerns only for 4 specs, to a population more than 10 times bigger covering 22 specs, with the same number of questions, is a recipe for disaster, and I for one, will get myself a nice vantage point, some popcorn, and watch it all burn down.
6-14-2011 @ 5:52PM
@DragonFireKai: Well said. I've seen some people defend the devs with an argument that they are doing the Q&As out of courtesy and in their "spare" time, and that they do not have to do it at all. My answer is, if you are going to do something, do it right. If you do not have the time to do a thorough job, then simply, do not do it. If trying to meet a deadline, I would rather they delay the publish than put out crap like this last one.What boggles me is that the person(s) who publish the Q&As must have some sort of editor or QA they run drafts by. This means that more than one person (probably multiple people) read this before it was published and gave it the thumbs up.
7-21-2011 @ 12:48AM
I didn't like it, and I was really disappointed at how little of the questions had anything to do with DK tanks.
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