Jan 8th 2011 4:08PM Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!... More Bear nerfs! Just, wow!
Dec 27th 2010 10:12PM F-I-X DRUID TANKS Ghostcrawler!!!! How dare you say that you are fine with where they are overall and the nerf us even further?!?! You take away our aoe aggro ability in cat. and tell us we need to tab target... Then you tell everyone else they need to attack on assist!!! Really?!?! Seriously?!?! Get a clue Blizz!! You talk about how "balancing the ge is always your top goal and then you completely redesign the classes with every major patch! You can't balance if we are starting from scratch every major patch/expansion!!! You can't seem to make up your mind what you want this game to be or look like. Quit looking at your data spreadsheets and LISTEN to your supscribers: FIX DRUID TANKS!!!!!
Dec 13th 2009 12:47AM This will be my last post, but I just have to say this:
I really am sick and tired of people suggesting that the only way subscribers can and should express their discontent is with their money by canceling their subscription. Such as when the previous poster said that your only vote is to play or not to play.
That is like saying the only way you can participate in American politics and make any worthwhile statement is by going to the polls to vote or staying home and not voting. That is not true. There is such a thing as calling up your senator or congressmen after the vote and voicing your opinion. There are such things as town hall meetings and letters to the President. Those things do work and should work.
Blizzard is a game, yes, but it is also a community. People have invested in it, beyond just financially and they have a right to speak up. It is wrong of Blizzard and every other arrogant person out there to suggest that if people are unhappy they should just cancel their subscription. Canceling a subscription would be a lose/lose for everyone involved and it is by no means the only way to voice discontent.
Dec 13th 2009 12:24AM I have never, not once, posted a complaint or a grievance on the forums. Yet I am a dissatisfied customer. Not so dissatisfied as to cancel my subscription. Not yet. But I am getting there. Out of the 23 people aside from myself that I know personally that play, I do not know of one who would call themselves a satisfied customer of WoW. They are all disappointed in one way or another with the direction the game has gone either with their class or overall. Some have switched classes. One has cancelled out right and another goes in and out of having a subscription.
Where do I get my 50% number? Well, if I and the 23 other players I know personally are typical of WoW's customer base - and basic logic and marketing says we are - then I would say that a huge chunck of WoW's customer base is unhappy with one aspect of the game or another. Maybe not exactly half and maybe not 99%, but a large enough amount of people that Blizzard should start listening.
A previous poster to his forum quoted Ghostcrawler/Blizzard as stating that they don't make game design policy based on forums posts and they would not even if the posts represented a majority of the Warcraft customer base. That is very arrogant. A company can only be that arrogant for so long before their customers, satisfied or not with the product, decide to take their business elsewhere. May not happen tomorrow, but nothing last forever.
Blizzard has a good thing going. They shouldn't ruin it by alienating so much as one customer. Despite what people choose to believe, it really is possible to make everyone happy at once. All you have to do is listen.
Dec 12th 2009 11:20PM I apologize Eruntalon. I wasn't clear. Let me try again. Ill use an easy number to represent what I am talking about.
100 subscribers. 5 of them post out of frustration and discontent. Blizzard and OP argument is therefore there must only be 5 upset and discontented people in all of WoW ergo they should just shut their mouths.
This, is the flawed logic. In reality, it is much, much more like this:
100 subscribers. 5 of them post out of frustration and discontent. Reality = There are FAR more than 5 subscribers that are unhappy and discontent, but only 5 took the time to post. How many are unhappy and discontent? More than 50%. That's not a minority.
Dec 12th 2009 11:10PM
And this is where you are wrong.
Just because a relatively small number of subscribers choose to post about their discontent doesn't mean that the vast majority of subscribers are happy with the game and where it is headed. It just simply means that only a minority of them decide that its worth their time or they aren't too lazy or that they care enough to post.
5 upset posts out of 100 subscribers does not mean that there are only 5 subscribers who are unhappy. It just means that there are only 5 people out of ALL of the unhappy subscribers who decided to voice their discontent.
The reality is far different from what your article and, sadly, Blizzard wants to acknowledge. This should be viewed in the same way that every other major business out there views paper mail these days. For instance, for every one letter that AT&T (to use just one example that I have had personal experience with), receives from a customer, AT&T imagines that there at least 1,000 other people out there who feel the same way, but didn't take the time out of their hectic schedules to actually sit down and compose a letter and write in. When looked at this way, what you realize is that the numbers of people who are frustrated with the game - especially given the financial commitment they have made over the years (much of which, I might add has gone to pay people like Ghostcrawler's salaries), - is significant. Let me repeat that: The number of people who are frustrated with the game is SIGNIFICANT. To look at it any other way is to simply be blind.
Blizzard is just like any other company that becomes very popular and begins to make so much money they don't know what to do with themselves, except to get too big for their own proverbial britches and looses the very elements and vision that made them so popular to begin with.
Jul 24th 2009 11:40PM For all of you who are just in love with Bruce Campbell, let me tell you something... I have met him. And he is a complete a$$ whole. He came and did a book signing of his biography at book store I worked at in Oklahoma City. By the time the evening was done I was so disgusted and embarrassed by his rude and arrogant behavior that I gave his book that I had autographed as a birthday present for my sister (who is a big fan), back to him. He cussed me out and treated the PR person for the book store who booked authors and events so badly she left crying. She was my friend and I do care how rich or washed-up famous Bruce is he was a jerk for the we he behaved and for upsetting one of my friends like that. We basically kicked him out in the end and let him know, in no uncertain terms, that he would not be welcome back. Not that he would come back anyways, I am sure. I just don't get people who get all googoo gaga over celebrities. They are just people like the rest of us and some of them don't even deserve that title. They are less than people.
Jul 18th 2009 11:23AM Where the hell are the Pandaren?! C'mon Blizzard! Get this right! No other race in WoW lore (besides Goblins), fits in with a Maelstrom expansion *more* than Pandaren! So, where are they? And don't give me any of this bs junk about China being offended. This site, as well as others and even Blizzard themselves, have debunked and laughed that theory under the table. Where are the Pandaren? Why won't Blizzard give in to what more than half of their community wants? Don't get me wrong, Worgen are cool. And Goblins are expected. But is that really the best Blizzard can do? Why not add 4 races instead of 2? Keep the Worgen and the Goblins, but add Pandaren and, maybe, the Tuskar, for instance? -- And let me just add Blizzard, that if you are going to add Pandaren if as a non-playable race to this expansion then that would be the greatest insult to the hundreds of thousands of us that have been asking since before the BC release to have these as a playable race. Listen much Blizz?
Feb 14th 2009 5:59PM Max lvl to use? Are you serious? Really? Are you SERIOUS?! Thank you Blizzard and Ghost Crawler for ruining what was sure to be one of the greatest patches this game has ever seen. For those of us who are not 80 and don't plan to be any time soon, you have officially flipped us off with your largest middle finger. Really. This will be useless to those of us who are still questing and grinding trying to reach the final level. Thanks a lot for giving what could have been an incredibly useful ability to THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY HIT THE MAX LEVEL!!! Useless. Its like handing socket wrench to a baby. What the hell were you thinking?!