Away From Reality

September 5, 2014

AFR #308 – Law of averages

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — tabulacandida @ 7:22 AM

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Blizzard has a problem with over-correcting.  It goes something like this:

 

Players: The limit on daily quests seems a little arbitrary.  I wish could do more in a day.

Blizzard: NO DAILY QUEST LIMIT!  SO MANY DAILY QUESTS!  DAILIES THAT LEAD TO DAILIES!  DAILIES GATED BEHIND OTHER DAILIES!

Players: Wow, that’s a lot of daily quests.  I’m not sure I want to try to keep up with that many.

Blizzard: NO MORE DAILY QUESTS!  EVER!

 

 

Players: The server feels kind of empty now that most people are at max level and spending their time raiding.

Blizzard: SERVER MERGES!  CROSS-REALM ZONES!  NEVER BE ALONE AGAIN!

Players: Gee, it’s getting crowded in here.

Blizzard: SOLO SCENARIOS WHILE LEVELING!  INDIVIDUAL GARRISONS THAT PROVIDE ALL YOUR CRAFTING MATERIALS!  NEVER INTERACT WITH ANOTHER PLAYER AGAIN!

 

 

But, to be fair, we can hardly blame Blizzard for being all over the map when their interactions with the fan base go something like this:

Blizzard: Here’s a new feature for the game!

Tiny minority of players on the forums: THIS IS A DISASTER!  THE GAME IS RUINED!  THINGS WERE SO MUCH BETTER BEFORE!

Blizzard: We’ve made some tweaks to that new feature.

Tiny minority of players on the forums: THIS IS A DISASTER!  THE GAME IS RUINED!  THINGS WERE SO MUCH BETTER BEFORE!

Blizzard: We got rid of the feature.

Tiny minority of players on the forums: THIS IS A DISASTER!  THE GAME IS RUINED!  THINGS WERE SO MUCH BETTER BEFORE!

7 Comments »

  1. Well done and so true!!!

    Comment by wookieebh — September 7, 2014 @ 3:53 PM

    • Thank you, I do my best.

      Comment by wowafr — September 7, 2014 @ 5:59 PM

  2. I’ve only really played two MMOs much, first WoW and now SWTOR, and that’s so true. Being a developer for an MMO must be one of the most frustrating or even depressing jobs around, almost every post on the forums is a complaint about something, so few are actually thanking them for all their hard work and the fun we all get out of their efforts. Think I need to head off to the SWTOR forums and post something nice…

    Comment by Blackflame — September 8, 2014 @ 4:42 AM

    • You’re a better person than I am. 🙂

      Comment by wowafr — September 8, 2014 @ 8:19 AM

  3. spot on 😀

    Comment by Jere — September 8, 2014 @ 6:45 AM

    • Thanks, this one’s been brewing for a while.

      Comment by wowafr — September 8, 2014 @ 8:21 AM

      • LOL, I see what you did there 😀

        Comment by Jere — September 15, 2014 @ 6:18 AM


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