it's just normal answers. What did you expect, that blues will agree with everyone because "customer is always right" bullshit?
What is arrogant about that?
Let's take an example:
Ret is nerfed in selfhealing.Q: I enjoy being kiled in 2 sec on my ret paladin,ty for the nerfs they were needed, rets was completely out of control in pvp...
A: You probably lost 20% max on heals. Was that really what was keeping you alive?
-A player claims he is now dying in two seconds.
-GC asks him if that 20% healing was the thing that kept him alive, because if 20% healing is the difference between doing okay and dying within 2 seconds than you are doing something wrong.
Well at some point you have to tell a person that it is WRONG. No matter how you do that, in essence you're the asshole after that.Snide, condescending or belittling may be of better use in the OP.
Most humans out there are unable to admit that they erred and think they lost their face / honor whatever and thus go enrage.
It's stupid. We err all the time. Get used to it, and get used to being told "you're doing it wrong".
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Can't see anything arrogant in those answers whatsoever. It's what people would say to each other if they were treating each other as equals/friends, which GC is trying to do as a community guy.
Basically though, it seems to me, when people say "Oh he's a dick/being arrogant", what they really mean is "I should be allowed to say what I like to Blizz staff because my $10 a month pays their wages (snigger), but they have to lick my balls and treat me like a God."
He's completely right, and tbh, he knows more about the game than any of us, as much as loads of you like to pretend he knows nothing. He gets paid to do his job for a reason -and for this length of time, for a reason.
I love seeing people pretending they could do a better job or that its easy to find someone who could do a better job.
If someone replaced him and his first action was to buff your class you would probably find everything he posts witty and accurate.
If you ask a stupid question what type of answer do you think you'll get? The first one was asking for it and yes I play a mage lol. As for the rest I personally don't care what their tone is whatsoever at least hes talking to us. I didn't see anything wrong with it and if they did decide to be snide so what? Community needs less butt hurt and more constructive criticism.
I'm sure there are plenty of us that could do better with a single class if given the tools but I doubt any of us could run the whole thing as well.
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Now of course I do agree that the blues do sometimes overstep their bounds on the actual blizzard forums, and their arrogance does sometimes infuriate me but the average userbase does so far more often.
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Providing people with the answers they setup to see isn't arrogant, it's smart.
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: Random chance at PvP rewards when winning arena matches/BGs (maybe scaled based on MMR) could be interesting.
A: Yeah, would just need to avoid making botting more attractive.
What is wrong with this? If they do add random awards to pvp it would only have people botting/exploiting the system to get rewards.
I mean look what happened with tol barad when you got 2k honor from winning. Both factions exploited it by losing on purpose.
Arguing with a troll is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter what you do or say, he will just knock over the pieces, take a shit on the board and strut around like he won the whole damn thing.
I like how many of these questions are actually arrogant, impolite, disrespectful and even outright insulting... Yet, he keeps his cool, and even answers at all.
For the longest time I've always had a complete different view.. The people should feel happy and blessed with the fact that some head cheese of some big company even bothers to communicate with the ordinary customer. Hell, in most businesses of that size, even the shareholders can be happy if anyone talks to them.
And here we have GC, and others too, that put so much time and efforts into the players.. I mean a somewhat intelligent person can see, that GC or some CMs go way beyond their duty. They clearly dedicate much of their spare time, just to talk to whiners and what not.
There's a whole other view to all of this.....
If GC and Blizz in general wouldn't spend all that time on trying to answer and please all the whining and bitching, then they would have more time to make the game even better, and let those who don't cry about every second thing, be even more happy.
Generally the approach is rather pragmatic:
It's a silly game, if you don't like it, if it bothers you so much that you to have to go and approach any responsible person, rather angry and with lack of respect, then you should just quit. Cause anything one hates, or dislikes, any rational person eliminates from their life. Every second spent with it is a second wasted. Keeping it around makes one rather look .... well at least silly.
I think he answered the questions in way they needed answering, sometimes people just need telling they are doing it wrong and sometimes what is seen as a simple solution to a problem could cause problems in other areas (for example the boting comment) people like to think they could do his job easily but you would find if they did it there class would always be the FOTM class as all they want is their own way.
I've seen this game way way more unbalanced than it is now, he is doing a good job, the only thing I would complain about is PVP affects PVE, but unless they made them 2 separate systems that won't change, so it's not really something to complain about as the work to solve it would be massive.
Love the answers.
And he's answering almost every question tweeted to him, props to him.
People whine and tweet stupid thing most of the time, I think he's doing a very good job and its not arrogant at all.