Reddit Ask Me Anything With Ion Hazzikostas on Friday, September 14th
According to this reddit thread, tomorrow, Friday September the 14th at 2 PM PDT Game Director Ion Hazzikostas will be doing an "ask me anything" in the WoW reddit to answer questions about the live game. The thread will not be stickied per Blizzard's request, and there are a few guidelines to follow according to the post:

  • Please remain civil and respectful at all times. In the interest of being able to have other AMAs in the future, the Mod team independently warns that any bad behavior and violation of reddit rules will be punished with a permanent ban, and the removal of your comment.
  • Hopefully the community is able to discuss politely. Do not downvote, if you disagree with a comment, discuss or challenge it. The goal is to promote a respectful, useful discussion, as it is in everyone's best interests.
  • Try to ask succinct, clear questions. Walls of text with 30 questions shoved into a single comment are heavily discouraged. Questions should nevertheless strive to be constructive. A comment such as "fix the game" will likely not get answered.

Ythisens responded when asked why the thread won't be stickied.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
While /u/FlapSnapple covered this I just wanted to say it from the shiny blue text.

Essentially we'd prefer if an AMA live organically. We're guests on this platform and in this community. You run it, you decide what content you upvote or downvote. We think a force sticky doesn't abide by how Reddit itself functions and we shouldn't be an exception to that.

Also most typical users and guests browse over the stickied posts even though its at the top. Sorry admins :P I promise I read them though.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Reddit Ask Me Anything With Ion Hazzikostas on Friday, September 14th started by Stoy View original post
Comments 170 Comments
  1. Archmage Alodi's Avatar
    "Why are you such an arrogant little twat?" that would be my only question.
  1. Varitok's Avatar
    So he doesn't even wanna show his face anymore? Lol.
  1. Deruyter's Avatar
    He's going to cherrypick generic questions anyway.
  1. Aquinan's Avatar
    Going to be "fix the game"spam posts aplenty
  1. starkey's Avatar
    You know whats going to happen all these pissed off frustrated players will turn to custard and end up asking stupid questions, like what did you have breakfast and whats your favorite game outside of wow.
  1. Cathululock's Avatar
    why are you repeating the same mistakes of WoD by making an expansion centric to one gender? WoD was all male and BfA is all female -- even calling them warbringers instead of warlords.

    should be a fun question. Nice little molotov.
  1. Darkguyver2020's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Archmage Alodi View Post
    "Why are you such an arrogant little twat?" that would be my only question.
    To which he would reply "Pot calling the kettle black."
  1. Donnicton's Avatar
    Folks, just remember the golden rule of AmAs - just because you can ask him anything doesn't mean he's remotely obligated to actually answer any of it. Expect only the softest of balls to actually be answered, nothing that will be substantive to BfA's design(or lack thereof).
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    "Do not downvote" I wonder if this is because they don't want anything to break EA's post record. Also I thought Ion had made it clear since WoD that he doesn't like to be challenged about his statements. Especially when it gets him in hot water as evidenced with the turnabout at the end of the No Flight going forward statement.
  1. InfectHerGadget's Avatar
    Hope he answers some real questions and it's not like the Q&A that seem to answer stuff we already know or dodges around real answers.
    And I really hope he shares some thoughts on how they wanna get this game atleast back into the right direction as there are clearly a lot of unhappy players.
  1. Varitok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darknessvamp View Post
    "Do not downvote" I wonder if this is because they don't want anything to break EA's post record. Also I thought Ion had made it clear since WoD that he doesn't like to be challenged about his statements. Especially when it gets him in hot water as evidenced with the turnabout at the end of the No Flight going forward statement.
    It shows. It's why they filter questions at Blizzcon now and on stream, He can't take anyone telling him the games bad.
  1. chorkpop's Avatar
    The wow subreddit has become as toxic as the forums here in the past few weeks. It honestly seems like a waste of his time.
  1. Lasting Journey's Avatar
    Interesting but I expect soft ball only questions to be answered along with ones that hype blizzcon.
  1. Aleksej89's Avatar
    Any plans to vastly expand, enrich and improve the classes? In BfA they feel extremely neutered, empty, oversimplified, gutted, boring and lame compared to MOP-era.

    Frankly that would be my question.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    "Please remain civil and respectful at all times."

    Well, that makes this whole venture dead on arrival, doesn't it? The WoW "fan"base is incapable of decency whenever protected by anonymity.
  1. Sharpbladez's Avatar
    I have lots of legit questions that Ill try to ask, but I dont expect this to go well. They seem to be super sensitive to anything negative.
  1. Darkguyver2020's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InfectHerGadget View Post
    there are clearly a lot of unhappy players.
    So, same shit, different day? When are players ever fucking happy with the game?
  1. Knives77's Avatar
    so many reasons why this is a terrible idea...
  1. oathy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksej89 View Post
    Any plans to vastly expand, enrich and improve the classes? In BfA they feel extremely neutered, empty, oversimplified, gutted, boring and lame compared to MOP-era.

    Frankly that would be my question.
    Brilliant question
    IMHO Real change will only happen when he finally moves on.
    just not making the connection you make a class boring and Generic
    add systems that are also Generic. there's no way people are going to stick around in that environment.
  1. obesemidget's Avatar
    Do you see any issues with the lack of shaman representation on Mythic progression? Do you think resto shaman could receive any buffs to single target healing?

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