Please, don't be stupid. People aren't going to quit a game because they don't like the attitude of a developer, they quit because they don't find the game fun anymore.
You are right.
They should hire more moderators to lock and delete those other 100 threads too.
Not every single user needs to open a thread on why he has left and how they should improve the game.
Because, seriously, 99 out of 100 suggestions are crap and hardly reflect what the entire playerbase want.
Yea Facade is probably the best explanation for what I was trying to say, and really I am unsubbing because community just isn't what it used to be. Lots of friends quiting and more of an emphasis on solo playing has creating a different feel to the game. I miss needing eachother to accomplish things. Even quests used to have elites that needed a group.
I feel like Its a train ride now. People hop on and off. Still playing together, but not really needing to communicate. Heck I even got kicked from a Lei Shen fight becuase I was explaining the fight lol.
Was one of the regulars on the NA WoW forums (Bullettime who contributes a lot in the PTR/Damage/Hunter boards.) I got a one week ban for "Trolling" by stating in one of the threads that a lot of the lost subs were from Asia going in the F2P direction and abandoning subscription model games.
Somehow that's considered trolling. The mods are going a little ban happy over there currently...
blizzard forums are some of the worst moderated forums in the gaming world, don't even waste your time there.
I once made a thread asking a question and by the 2nd page I said something like "I don't read elitistjerks", which was followed by about 26 pages of elitists linking my armory and achievements and insulting my real life personality all because I had said that little phrase. The admins let it run for 26 pages, probably because they were fat, loser, elitists as well, and they wanted to "teach me a lesson" for challenging the retarded status quo. True story, I even ended up mentionned on one of the WoW news sites back then.
Yea the whole "why are you quiting" servey they give you isn't that well developed, and honestly what If I wanted to discuss my concerns with other players. You can't do that with the servey. Too much of a controlled enviroment imo. You have to let people discuss the game even it's flaws.
I've said it before and I'll say it again
If you aren't using class forums to help people or realm forums for recruitment and have any sense of humour you wish to share with the rest of the community, you will eventually be banned from the site.
Keep it strictly professional, limited to in-game issues.
After any "crisis" like this, I've noticed that the mods go wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy overboard. The Real ID fiasco was similar where because of the amount of spam on the boards, they started haphazardly throwing random unnecessary bans at anyone who posted, regardless of the content of their post.
The problem is that we don't have 'a community'.
We have 8.3 million players.
Most of them don't even visit the fora.
And the ones that do mostly have completely opposite thoughts about how the game should change.