Definitely no.Why would he?He is doing his best to balance fulfilling player's wishes and doing his job,not matter what people say.Unlike other developers,he actually communicates with the community about the game.People will always complain,no matter what.And he is generally awesome.So no.
Last edited by vesseblah; 2013-08-06 at 08:31 PM.
Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
Trolling should be.
He saw this thread, Idk if it's posted yet
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I find this pool offensive and childish...
but i'll take the bait!
I believe he does an awesome job and that the community asks all from him/blizzard, and even more. They ask Yes and No at the same time! they ask them to paint stuff Blue and Red and white and black and green, eetc all at the same time!
If anything, that guy will get a promotion as he is the most famous person in all of Blizzard Entertainment now.
Much love to Indicate for creating. Eis' work
Over the years I've been pretty critical of him. This said however I will say that aside from a few individual spats with him, I prefer to take a longer view of the game. The game is greater than any individual and while I dislike concepts like CRZ I can see why they were implemented. Most of the things he does and says are well reasoned, and he has the guts to tell off people who are being stupid to not be stupid. For this and his efforts at Class Balance which are almost ALWAYS taken out of context by mouthbreathers "Leveraging for nerfs / buffs" as Tseric would of said, I think he's doing well.
The real problem is that people rage that he isn't a servile whimpering yes-man that does what they want, rather than what the game needs and so like broken records, they make "FIRE GC!11!!" Threads, never realizing that in the end. They are expendable. People like Xanzul who behave as attack dogs do him a disservice, as they make him appear to be an authoritarian asshole, and having met him IRL at one point. He's far from that.
Maybe some will say WoW's decline is his doing, and maybe it is to a point. Yet the petulant dip-shits will quit regardless, and blame him. More and more will come in and the cycle will repeat. So it goes.
The end of the discussion though is the Game is almost a Decade old, and the community sucks. So kudos to him for staying sane.
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Whoever will lose his position doesn't matter for as long as it will fix at least some of WoW problems.
Even though I heavily dislike GC, but CRZ has nothing to do with him. It was financial department, who pointed out easy savings on expenses (as CRZ allows to cut expenses on hardware by around 80% - that's quite significant cut). It was more than obvious that CRZ wouldn't benefit any player. In this case GC was just messenger and nothing depended from him.The game is greater than any individual and while I dislike concepts like CRZ I can see why they were implemented.
There are rumors flying around that Xanzul is GC in disguise.People like Xanzul who behave as attack dogs do him a disservice, as they make him appear to be an authoritarian asshole, and having met him IRL at one point.
Last edited by Ferocity; 2013-08-07 at 05:44 AM.
I rather like how open GC is and how he explains why they do such and such things. As an interface with players, I think he's quite good.
I also tend to feel for him when he's facing knee-jerk reactions from many in the community, and that much of the hostility he's confronted to is misplaced.
But I think he fails hard when it comes to making the game "good". I'm not sure if it's because of "him" or because he's been instructed to follow bad guidelines, but since he's been lead designer, the game has consistently went in the wrong direction.
He also lost my respect considerably with his flip-flopping, making a big deal of things and defining them as core design philosophy point, just to make a 180° in short order. This made him look very insincere and unreliable.
Additionnally, he felt very out of touch with the real state of the game (I'll remember all my gaming life how he tried to argue that WotLK "heroics" were not facerolls at the beginning, despite people clearing them in quest greens, and how AoE weren't overpowered and "you could not AoE Vezaxx trash before overgearing the instance", despite even non-HM guilds doing just that at the time.
As such, as "lead designer", the guy in charge of giving the game direction, he's in my eyes a complete failure, and should be replaced.
Last edited by Akka; 2013-08-07 at 09:26 AM.