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Introducing the World of Warcraft Community Council


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Greetings, citizens of Azeroth –

The World of Warcraft community is second to none with the passion, love, and excitement you all show to the game. Player feedback impacts all aspects of the game, and with such a wide range of opinions, playstyles, and interests out there, gathering and understanding feedback is more important than ever.

To help further our efforts in this area, we’re introducing the WoW Community Council. This program will add another venue for communication between players and WoW developers. Our goal is to gather more detailed feedback on all aspects of World of Warcraft from players around the world with a wide range of backgrounds and interests.

Here’s how it works:
· Submissions are open to any player interested in taking part in the program.
· Once players are selected, they’ll be given the ability to post in a new discussion forum that is publicly visible to everyone.
o In this new forum, we’ll ask members to share their experiences and perspectives on anything in the game, and some topics may be started by Blizzard developers and community managers.
o Responses and updates from Blizzard will be posted there so they can easily be discussed by the entire community.
· A private discussion will also be setup for Council members to encourage direct interaction between members.
· Separate conversations between smaller groups of members and Blizzard developers will be encouraged to ensure players with differing perspectives are being heard.

These may take the form of live chats between Council members and WoW devs.

One of the key goals with this program is to encourage discussion with players from a wide variety of different playstyles. To help ensure this, part of the application process will involve sharing your areas of interest and expertise. Whether it’s cutting-edge raiding, playing alts, completing achievements, accessibility, or collecting transmog, we want to know your perspective and ensure you’re heard. Therefore, after one year in the program, we plan to unflag Council members and open the application again. All WoW players will be free to apply at that point.

Please note: this program is focused on sharing current and past game experiences; it will not provide access to unannounced game information.

If this sounds like something you’d like to participate in, here is the submission link:

https://forms.office.com/r/2BfVmv2d44

Please share this with any player who may be interested in this program and if you have any questions, please let us know.

Thanks for your time and feedback.

-The World of Warcraft Community Team
This article was originally published in forum thread: Introducing the World of Warcraft Community Council started by Stoy View original post
Comments 246 Comments
  1. Awelon's Avatar
    Wow. Now they will have a woke council for transvestites.



    Infracted.
  1. rrayy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by exsanguinate View Post
    You wouldn't have to make such a circus if you just admitted your mistakes. "We screwed up, we'll do it better" and that's it. There is absolutely no need for such a filter. This is just another way to develop nonsense and dump feedback you don't want to hear.
    Just because you think they made mistakes doesn't mean they think they made mistakes. People need to stop acting like their opinion is fact and expecting Blzzard to confirm their opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twothe View Post
    And that's where you are wrong.

    With nearly every aged game there forms a community of people on the forums called "Angry Watchdogs" that want nothing to change, because they keep lying to themselves that the game is perfect, so any change would of course make it worse, and they are happy to explain that to everyone. So no matter how good your idea is, they will swarm your post and give it as much hate as they are allowed to give, so that nothing changes, and the disturbance to their false believes leaves the forum as fast as possible.
    And there is also a community of people of "HOIgh Horse Sitters" who want the game catered solely to them as they have declared themselves to be the sole arbiter of how the game should be and the deve should bow down to them.
  1. Tealghara's Avatar
    You don't ask for any input if you think you are right.

    How "HOIgh Horse Sitters" are any different from "Angry Watchdogs" ?
  1. 4justice's Avatar
    ur a bit late for this lol...
  1. Varitok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azxza View Post
    Everyone here crying about the old feedback forums...

    The "proof" that I saw of the devs being "a$%holes" was anything but. The devs simply disagreed with some some things and the feedback forum people took that extremely personally and went on a crusade to screech about how the devs were big meanies who didn't listen to feedback. I actually think this council is a bad idea. The vocal part of the community has proven again and again that they are toxic and entitled. I'd much rather Blizzard continue to do their own thing than listen to some forum boomers who think they know what's best for the game.
    I love that you say this yet every expansion we get a patch X.2 with a bunch of "WE WERE WRONG"s and "We will do what everyone said to do before now!" changes.
  1. saeadeb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deadite View Post
    This may come as a shock to you but there is some shit things in the game. Someone has to point those out as well. If you are gonna have a self congratulatory committee then fuck all will get changed.
    I agree. Guess I sounded like I was defending blizzard? Just saying what I think will happen.

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