View Poll Results: Do you trust Ghost Crawler

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  1. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by FuxieDK View Post
    I trust GC.. I trust him to ruin the game, atleast.

    He nerfs everything and removes the tiny bits that are interresting, under the argument that it doesn't add anything positive to the game.
    E.g.
    - Removed need for fishing skill
    - Removed need for moving out of bad stuff (LFR)
    - Removed unique abilities (Combat res, Bloodlust etc)
    - Want to remove racials.
    - Thinkig about removeing enchanting/gemming
    - Removed ladder progression in raids
    - Removed hunter pet levelling and warlock demon abilitiy learning tomes
    - Removed Defense stat for tanks
    - Removed Lock Pick skill-up.
    - Keeps ruining PvE in attempt to balance PvP

    There are probably MANY MORE things but I think most get the picture.
    Each of these small things didn't add much, but many grains of sand, makes a desert (or atleast a sand box). Each time GC removes something, he kills the game a little.
    Agreed, I'd rather things be a little unbalanced, but interesting than everything just being vanity differences.

  2. #122
    He's getting too casual.

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    so true. like that quote

    ---------- Post added 2013-02-04 at 03:14 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul View Post
    It's been said many times before, but this is pretty much the gist of every argument people make when calling for his head:
    "My class is Rock. Scissors are balanced. Nerf Paper.
    so true. like that quote
    sorry for double post

  5. #125
    I don't "trust" him. Nor do i see any need for trust. He's not my confidante, he's a video game dev.

  6. #126
    Official policy by Blizzard employees used to be to reveal very little information about anything to the players. No release dates, soon(tm), no discussions on class balance or direction or anything. GC puts out more information in a day than all combined blue posters used to put out in a month, and truth be told he doesn't have to say anything to us.

    Besides, why would he lie? What could he possibly gain from it?

  7. #127
    Trying to balance 34 specs and 198 talent choices in both PvE and PvP, while also considering varying gear and skill levels, and attempting to avoid too much homogenization is a lot harder than people seem to make it out to be. I believe GC and the other devs do the best they can. Do they always succeed? Of course not, but I don't think anyone could without making every class a carbon copy of all the others with different ability names. Are things perfectly balanced? No, there's always things that are too powerful or not powerful enough--but I trust GC to recognize when something is wrong and fix it, and to attempt to make the game as enjoyable as possible for everyone across the spectrum. More importantly I'm glad that he approaches changing things with a sense of hesitation and generally waits for a significant amount of proof, rather than just trusting what the community happens to be whining about at any given time.
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  8. #128
    Originally Posted by FuxieDK
    - Removed Lock Pick skill-up.

    Quote Originally Posted by kojinshugi View Post

    It was a horrible grind for a near-useless flavor ability, tuned for a time (Vanilla) where leveling was the majority of the game.

    so true .... many things came from a time where leveling was the majority of the game:
    - Reputation grinds - still present in a gimped way
    - talent tree's - replaced (could argue about this i guess)
    - Pet leveling - removed
    - Weapon skills - removed
    - Food/drink skill (conjure) - removed
    - attunements - removed
    - lock picking - removed

    ah well, it did gave the non raiding community things to do
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    But do they have data showing how much fun players are having? Because surely that's what counts. You could have a game where only 1% of players can do the top raid but still everybody's having fun, and you could have a game where 100% of the players see everything but they're all bored and whining and quitting. Fun can't be quantified with straight-up data, and trying to use statistics to measure fun is a dangerous logical minefield.
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  9. #129
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrno View Post
    - Food/drink skill (conjure) - removed
    Mages still have that. Try having to run back to your trainer to learn new spell ranks.

  10. #130
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    Mages still have that. Try having to run back to your trainer to learn new spell ranks.
    But it's now in intervals, and you also always get a full stack.
    I think he was refering to the fact that when you used to learn conjure food, you could only conjure two of the food, not twenty, and got 2 more every two levels.

    God conjuring like five times to have food to eat was terrible...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soratrox View Post
    But it's now in intervals, and you also always get a full stack.
    I think he was refering to the fact that when you used to learn conjure food, you could only conjure two of the food, not twenty, and got 2 more every two levels.

    God conjuring like five times to have food to eat was terrible...
    You used to only conjure 2?

    That's..awful.

  12. #132
    Quote Originally Posted by Destil View Post
    You used to only conjure 2?

    That's..awful.
    You used to conjure 2+2n where "n" is every two levels inbetween ranks.
    Basically...
    (Making up levels)

    10 - Conjure food rank 1 - Creates two food.
    12 - Conjure food rank 1 - Creates four food.
    14 - Conjure food rank 1 - Creates six food.
    ...
    20 - Conjure food rank 2 - Creates two food.
    22 - Conjure food rank 2 - Creates four food.

    And so on, so that not only was your food a ways behind the food bought from vendors (which it still basically is now) but you also had to cast multiple times to get a stack to eat.
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    I have no clue who Ghostcrawler - the person Gregg Street - is.. How can I (or anyone else in that matter) actually answer that question reasonably?

    Now for the public figure Ghostcrawler..... Well.. The question is, with what can I trust or distrust him? I don't even know which decisions directly interfere with my game experience. For all I know he's Blizzards Tank.. Literally speaking. He's the meat shield in the front, pulling all the aggro from the mob, us..
    To me, it appears that he does that purposely, to cover the teams back, so they can work rather undisturbed, and as a side effect get some leads and feedback (which on occasion is even valuable) to be integrated.
    So I really don't know whether the question is to be answered either. I respect and admire his thick skin though.

  14. #134
    I don't distrust GC, I just view him as incompetent.

    But then again I have played since 2004 and dislike change so having someone like GC who has destroyed everything I thought originally made the game great leaves a foul taste in my mouth, I just don't hate him because though he has destroyed everything that I once found great he has also improved everything that was once shitty to make it slightly less shitty.

  15. #135
    Someone who says that they dont have a fucking clue what he is doing but is doing it anyway to see what happens?

    Yeah... that retard is fucking dumb. I dont trust anything that piece of shit says or thinks about this game.

    Sorry about the language but thats the only way to truly flavor how i feel about this developer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyharbls View Post
    Someone who says that they dont have a fucking clue what he is doing but is doing it anyway to see what happens?

    Yeah... that retard is fucking dumb. I dont trust anything that piece of shit says or thinks about this game.

    Sorry about the language but thats the only way to truly flavor how i feel about this developer.
    So not having a clue of what he's doing is doing a much better job than any dev could do in the old days where balance didn't even exist and Warlocks were mushrooms?

    Okay.

  17. #137
    Quote Originally Posted by Destil View Post
    So not having a clue of what he's doing is doing a much better job than any dev could do in the old days where balance didn't even exist and Warlocks were mushrooms?

    Okay.
    Im not even going to feed you on this. Move along

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyharbls View Post
    Im not even going to feed you on this. Move along
    Feed what? I'm trying to understand how he obliterated the game for you.

    The way you explained it was just "GC did XYZ and somehow ruined the game for me".

  19. #139
    Quote Originally Posted by Destil View Post
    Feed what? I'm trying to understand how he obliterated the game for you.

    The way you explained it was just "GC did XYZ and somehow ruined the game for me".
    Ive never said that he ruined anything? Im enjoying the game alot?

    I was saying that most of the time i think he is just a clueless tard who talks out of his ass.

    For instance when he was defending taste for blood with his life and saying it was not even remotly near to be changed
    because it wasnt a problem.

    TFB gets hotfixed to max 3 stacks, then max 1 stack and then totally redesigned.

    And now he is talking about shadow priests and that he doesnt really know what makes them insanely op so he is nerfing
    a little here and there to see if he finds what it is.

    That doesnt strike me as being competent and educated about the game you are developing?!

    Maybe thats just me though.

    No... i dont trust anything he opens his mouth about.

  20. #140
    Quote Originally Posted by Eschaton View Post
    To do what exactly?
    My thoughts too.

    I'm impressed he's done so well in his job with all the criticism and critiquing that is directed his way. He's handled it much better than I think most people would. I trust him to do what he thinks is best for the game, although many things he does may not really make sense to me, or to other players.

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