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11-09-2011 @ 5:45AM
Getting Ghostcrawler to directly communicate with the player base was a noble experiment but it failed. His pronouncements were so freighted with meaning from the Blizzard gods that people analysed every choice of word and read into them things that weren't there. They took nerfs as a sign of personal antipathy. He became the scapegoat for every way the game failed to please all the people all of the time.I have massive respect for the guy, not only for being a developer on an amazing game. But also for keeping his cool when confronted with the raging of a community that, perhaps, engages with Warcraft a bit too passionately. I miss his sarcastic wit on the forums, but it must be hard to joke when you're aware that your words are genuinely going to hurt some people.
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