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6-15-2011 @ 4:40AM
Regardless of the translation, the fact remains that not only did Blizzard post a cheesy response to a question that didn't need to be put in there, but their answer was wrong on multiple levels. They referenced a patch that did not exist, and there were taunts that were still missing, despite their assurances that "patch 3.9" fixed it all. All these flaws in an answer to a question that didn't recieve 1/10 as many votes as many more qualified questions that didn't make the cut. The majority didn't think that taunts miss, hell, not even the palty dozen upvotes required to highlight a post as highly rated were tallied. That question slipped through because Blizzard failed to properly weigh their input sources. You vote simply didn't matter as much as the votes that got that question on there. Which is contrary to their stated methodology prior to this firestorm.People aren't angry because Blizzard put out some amazing brief that left out a question they wanted answered. They're angry because the document was done in a very unprofessional manner. It was fundamentally flawed from the ground up, not only in the manner in which they chose the questions that were posed to the developers, but in the manner in which those questions were asked. It was not proof read, it was not given any degree of fact checking, it didn't ask the questions that the majority voted on, it didn't answer all the questions that it posted. People are angy because Blizzard hyped this as our only chance to get assured time with the devs on these topics, and Blizzard made the absolutely minimal effort that could still be considered having actually done something. They were either lazy, or incompetent, and the fact that there are people like Allison Robert pointing this out is a serious indictment on the value of the whole AtD system. If Blizzard is smart, they'll cut their losses and not even release the DPS Q&A if they follow the same half assed methodology.
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