So I'm a bit baffled by the tweets on the front page by GC:
I understand if there's a small sect that have unreasonable demands and empty threats. But it sounds like he's calling out the player base when we rail against "The Man." Essentially saying when large quantities of players rise up and complain, shit doesn't get done? That's about the only time things do change.Dear WoW community, the pitchfork and torches strategy has never been an effective one for fomenting class change. I've been doing this long enough (15 years!) to know that players love the revolution narrative:
The downtrodden unite into a resistance movement that rises up against The Man and gets much needed change for their neglected characters. It's a charming story and probably reassuring when the developers in truth have almost all the decision making power.
I don't get this preachy, tough guy facade. The community knows when they complain, things change. It's happened many times since WoW's inception and will continue to work. Yet he sarcastically references player's dissent as "the downtrodden" as if we pity ourselves for bad or unfair game mechanics.
Speaking specifically of class changes, it wasn't the players fault at the start of MoP that pvp hunters were waaaay broken, that Mage/Lock pve numbers were silly, or that rogues needed a buff. There were complaints and changes were made (not completely fixed but better at least).
I love this quote too since not too long ago we had the infamous hard heroics in Cata, which GC publicly endorsed. Complaints were made and Blizz stuck to their guns. Subs dropped and Blizz caved in immediately; making a massive amount of changes. Sounds more like the developers getting the final say in WoW is a farce.how about unsubbing? Is that effective?
Out of protest? I don't think so. Too hard for that message to get through.
I know GC gets a lot of shit and I appreciate his candor with players, but this is just factually not true. Blizz gives in A LOT to the player base so I'm not sure what he's talking about. He says he's been in the business 15 years then he should know better than to flat out patronize his customers like this.
What are your guys thoughts?