Dec 20th 2009 2:59PM I see a lot of people kissing ass here. Not sure why they are, but I see a lot of it. I'm an objective kind of man, very open minded and a free thinker. I like to believe that I know what I'm doing when I register a complaint. The sad part is, I'll be labeled a troll for this because I'm not "constructive" or "polite".
Blizzard has made a joke of its fan base. To them, we're dollar signs. This has been a common occurrence since the merger with Activision. They assume to tell us we know nothing of how to balance a game, and that we can't possibly understand how difficult it is to get it right. These are developers are they not? Do they not create everything for a game? Then my question is simple, why can't they get it right?
Are you telling me that when you create something, you don't understand every aspect of what you have created? That you don't know how what you've made functions? Were you sleeping when you made it? Or were you just throwing together junk from the nearest pile of trash because you were bored and now you have no idea what purpose you made it for. If that's what they've done with WoW, maybe they need to rethink it. I've made many things in my life, and there isn't one...not one...that I did not have an intimate understanding of it's innermost workings.
When you build something...when you create something, you understand it better than anyone. Ever make your own game? Probably not. I have. It's funny, but the game was impossibly simple for me, but no one else could beat it. Why? Because I knew it inside out, and made it too difficult so that it would challenge me specifically...but then I realized, it's not challenging me that I'm trying to do, I understand it, there isn't GOING to be a challenge for me. The challenge exists for someone else. I had to reduce the difficulty significantly. Then people started to understand it.
I used to mod Diablo 2, I know what it takes to balance classes. And Blizzard doesn't care enough to do it. "The majority of players understand that the game is ever changing, that just because you're at the top today doesn't mean you'll be at the top tomorrow."