im just waiting for legion to drop massive subs that even demon hunter class wont help them and I have a feeling we wont even get class hall designs it will be inside dalaran as dungeon based
Thanks for sharing the info Lore. It helps to get a sense of what really happens and why certain things may unfold the way they do. Let the Legion come! Hand me my Ashbringer!
I want to have one of those passports! Are we going to have it in NA?
I don't think we'll be getting it in NA because those 10-year players already received a statue.
Wow, those chinese players are lucky. That passport looks amazing, and seems a lot more personalized than just some generic statue.
Quite honestly it would not be difficult, for any corporate business, to compile a weekly blog-type post of information. Talk about weird quirks with design etc. Some people will care and appreciate that kind of 'fluff' information, and it doesn't entirely leave people in the dark.As for the people who take every shred of information as a promise? IGNORE THEM. They are by far the minority and they are in the wrong to begin with. A lot of people just want some heads up, though, and we aren't getting anything even close to that.
I'm so glad they're finally moving past the orcs. I want to see what happens with Sylvanas!
Yeah I'm a little jealous of the Chinese players, the passports are nifty and I love that they are all personalized.
The problem with developer communication for WoD was this... When they were holding Q&A and giving slideshow presentations during Blizzcon, it wasn't presented as, "Here's what we'd like to do, but it's wishful thinking at best." It was presented as hype to sell pre-orders. They wanted to sell a game, so they were intentionally getting players hyped up on what they had planned. Essentially, it was a sales pitch. They wanted to create the most hype for a game they wanted to sell, so they told us about what they had planned for the expansion instead of what they had. (Let's be honest, no salesperson in their right mind would have pitched what we ended up getting because it wouldn't have sold.) They wanted us to get hyped on all of that so that we'd be excited enough about those features to pre-order the game, and it worked. We responded in precisely the way they wanted us to. Now, most players know by now that things get cut. Things ALWAYS get cut. But we did pay more for this expansion, were told it was worth the higher price tag due to all the wonderfulness that WoD had to offer, and then ended up getting LESS. So the primary reason folks are griping with far more fervor about what got cut this time around is because there's a serious lack of content. It feels like a good half of the expansion was cut. It's as if to say, "This is all we got? Don't tell us you didn't have anything else to put in here. You had plans for more stuff. Where's our more stuff for the more money we paid?"People called them out on it, and the response now seems to be, "Well TECHNICALLY we didn't super duper pinky swear and use the specific word 'promise' when we showed you all that. Why would you take us at our word and interpret our sales pitch exactly as we intended you do instead of carefully considering our wording? Your fault. Stop whining." Technically, they're correct. Technically they didn't use the specific word "promise" when presenting all of this stuff to us. But it'd be extremely dishonest to claim that they had no intention of players expecting awesomeness based on the presentations and then buying the game because of that expectation.Players were pitched a pimped out Mercedes, shown a brochure with a picture of a Mercedes on it, and told about the features the Mercedes in the picture has. We paid the money for a pimped out Mercedes. We got a busted up used Kia with no features, and the salesman is telling us that we shouldn't be upset because technically we weren't promised a Mercedes. So really it's our fault for trusting the salesman and his pitch.If their policy going forward is to reveal less, then yes, less is definitely more because it will (hopefully) present a more honest representation of what people will be buying. If you want to present your hopes and dreams and wishes for what you might someday include, then call it as much. Don't lump it into the "THIS IS THE NEXT AMAZING EXPANSION YOU WILL BUY AND PLAY" presentation.
Wow. That MMOGames interviewer came off sounding quite arrogant. For a start he begins the interview by stating that he is not a Warcraft player. This makes me wonder why he was chosen as the interviewer if he doesn't have a clue what he's interviewing about. Then his first question is pointless, because we already know that the Broken Shore event will be a pre-expansion event to introduce the expansion, and will work just like the Iron Horde Invasion event pre-WoD. Then towards the end he states "Gamescom is clearly better than Blizzcon" while asking if Legion will be playable at Blizzcon........why? Seriously, why did he feel the need to state his personal opinion on something irrelevant to the question he was about to ask? That interview only had a couple of good questions, the rest was just rubbish.
"Thrall will continue to evolve"Great, now he is going to evolve from Green Jesus into Green super saiyan... Can we just put him next to Me'dan to gather dust?
Happy they eventually apologized. Should have been done weeks ago though.
Those passports .... tells you Blizz has some good relations with China. Passport is a Government issued legal document and when you think about its CHINA.Not every country will give you option to print out a legal document like a passport with all weird fantasy looking creatures pictures all over.
"We will no longer promise what we can't or won't deliver."How hard is that? That should be all they need to say. It's not a matter of not understanding the eccentricities of software development, it is not following up with what you promised.They used questionable sales practices to hype up an unfinished expansion, got offended when they were criticized for not doing what they said, then got more offended because they stopped communicating in a professional manner (retreating to twitter is not a professional means of communication) and now they are saying we don't understand the complexities of this game?Just learn basic project management and customer relations. You know, what you had for 8+ years of this game before you devalued your development and marketing staff into the lowest cost savings and realize you need to deliver what you promise or DO NOT promise it."We are working on this possible addition" is a lot more believable than saying something will be in like so much of Legion we are now skeptical about.