After a couple of articles, including the 'resources' one, nope.
I wouldn't give them my credit card info if I didn't trust them.
The night is dark and full of terrors...
Ofc not. Why would I? It's all PR tricks and strategies. They are a business and they will say/promise anything to increase their profit (just like most businesses do). I do think that in Classic, they genuinely put customers on the first place (or at least it really felt like that). After that though profit became number 1 and it still is.
The moment when, thanks to transmogrification, your character selection screen looks like the cast of the Downton Abbey.
LOL, "trust". Why would I want or need to "trust" Blizzard? All this stupid melodramatic lingo. What's there to "trust"?
How can you trust a company that has lied on every level and every aspect of the game . Which I know profit is their main business . But for what money they take in and how much they give back to us the players is a joke . During MoP they took in almost 2 Billion Dollars how insane is that which i think is great .But during end of Cata they reported we will never have to be stuck in a tier of raiding like Dragon Soul ever again time wise and here we are .They act like they don't have the man power or the ability to give us more in return , When in fact they are keeping atleast 90% and give us at most 10% return for every dollar we spend . You have other companies doing so much more with no 2 Billion to work with and only hoping to get 1/10 of what World of Warcraft has Sub wise . I personally gave them $400 since MoP released and they tell me well that was good but you need to pay us more to have this mount or these features or this helm or stuff like that . I,m not against paying , but when I do ,I want a return and content not stuck in SoO for over a year and half and tell me lies time after time and we are doing our best .You are only doing what 10% of the money can do . Blizzard all I ask think about the game and the customers . You do that and the money and profit will be there . Its virtual world for real money pretty simple you have the best of it . Now give us the best you have for Christ sake !!!!!
I trust them to an extent. I think they have great customer service, and they do deliver great products. What I see more than anything else is that most of them are stressed out. Anyhow, we know that they can add more mounts to PvP, so there's no reason for them to deny that, especially with whatever changes they're making to their hardware/software for Warlords of Draenor.
to some extent. its their game and we dont know everything that goes into making it run when we want something we just go buff this nerf this adjust this and youre fine. But we dont know the ripples it will cause in other avenues OF game play. That buff you just gave shifted them from being int he middle to op. You just made them so strong that now thats what people are stacking. Something about too many cooks spoil the soup so they cant always take everyone suggestions. But at the same time thy have made some questionable decisions, so ultimatley its their game not ours, so we cant really walk up into someones house and tell them what to do in their own house. and at the same time I havent given a shit for a while kinda wowstipated
Didn't they say they had their biggest ever team working on this expansion..? Why then does an already underwhelming list of improvements/changes keep getting smaller?
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It amuses me that people think of Blizzard as some kind of all seeing and powerful entity when it really is just a bunch of people making decisions about their products to try and make the most money. That tends to be what businesses do. I think Blizzard puts out some really high quality games and I usually know that when they release a title it's going to be solid and more than likely be worth my money. Some entertain me for longer than others. WoW for example I've played for 10 years. Diablo 3 didn't last that long for me but I did get a good hundred hours or so out of it - worth the 60 bucks imo.
It is in Blizzard's best interest to make the best decisions for their games longevity to keep making a profit so I think it's funny when people think Blizzard has "sold out" and wants to screw people over. People tend to say that when they don't agree with things that the company does regarding their games. I think Blizzard makes some mistakes and will continue to make some but overall they provide a pretty good gaming experience in a lot of different formats. You have WoW as an MMO, SC2 as a RTS, Diablo 3 as the hack and slash grinder, Hearthstone is a very fun online card game, and Heroes of the storm looks to be a nice entry into the moba market.
As of recently? No, I don't. Did I ever? Most definitely. WC3 and up to (including) T8 of WoW, I definitely trusted them. Cataclysm and MoP is where I got burned harshly by them and it's a bit hard to trust someone when they toyed with your trust and even downright lied to you multiple times.
Starting to think Activision has too much influence on its sister company. I mean, they make CALL OF DUTY for fuck sakes; one of the biggest and most infamous games in the gaming community that don't play it for being the most toxic and annoying pre-pubescent child-filled experiences you'll ever have, at least nowadays it is. It used to not be like that with CoD2/4.
Progression pre-nerfed: [T17] 6/7H; 0/10N
I have worked at Blizzard as an editor for their videos. From what I have seen and heard, they really try to make the players first and foremost.
I trust Blizzard.
@Ghostcrawler:Some advice: [My pet issue] is why there were sub losses is one of the weaker arguments players use. Players don't have that data.
I trust blizzard more than any other game company but I don't think that's saying a lot.