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Poll: Are you purposefully taking advantage of the Black Prince buff?


As I mentioned on the podcast last week, I'm not a fan of the way that Blizzard is handling these micro-buffs. They seem, to me, like little party favors to get people back in the door, versus serious attempts at making better content or changing the way content is released.

That said, my opinions are often just that -- mine alone. I don't pretend to have everyone agreeing with me, so I want to know with this here poll what you all think of the black prince reputation buff. Are you taking advantage of it? Or are you just ignoring it?

And by taking advantage of it, I don't just mean letting it happen. I mean actively farming and using the buff to its fullest advantage. So with all that out of the way... Gaze of the Black Prince? Yay or nay?

Using Gaze of the Black Prince?
Yes, I'm farming my cloak now thanks to the temporary Black Prince buff1702 (29.1%)
No, I'm not doing anything different4153 (70.9%)

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion

Ghostcrawler on balancing and the community reaction


One of the most, if not the most, contentious issues in all of WoW is the near constant balancing act of the systems design team. These are the guys responsible for virtually every class ability and talent nerf, and their herald, Ghostcrawler, is oftentimes the sacrificial messenger which all the hate and vileness of the internet is spewed forth onto.

But it's all good, because he's also the leader of the systems design team and leaders often have to place themselves front and center to take the worst of the damage. And the WoW community can do a lot of damage.

Recently it was discussed how and why the community reacts to class changes, in particular nerfs, and why Blizzard does what it does when it comes to them. While most of this information is not new, it is interesting to see how clearly the message has developed since Ghostcrawler began posting on the Wrath beta forums over a year ago.

After the break we'll take a look at what Blizzard has to say on class balancing and the community's reaction. We'll also pick apart a few statements and look at alternative ways which can accomplish the same goals.

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Filed under: Warrior, Analysis / Opinion, Odds and ends, Blizzard, Buffs, Death Knight

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