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.
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  1. Nythiz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by La View Post
    Can't wait to hear their answers to a bunch of questions no one wants an answer to, while avoiding what people want answered.
    Most likely.

    Then again, it's much easier and faster to answer a question that does't require you to tiptoe around a minefield + can actually be sufficiently answered in a short paragraph; compared to rather hard questions that require extensive responses and where every wrong word will haunt you for months to come.

    I mean answering: "What is your favorite quest in BfA", is much easier and has MUCH less possible complications.
    Than answering those giant questions like: "How do you plan on fixing PvP".
  1. Twdft's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nythiz View Post
    Than answering those giant questions like: "How do you plan on fixing PvP".
    He might answer if you expressed what exactly needed fixing in pvp. Is it so hard to ask a real question?
  1. Confucius's Avatar
    I think that's their way of trying to appear more open. They finally realized that people had caught on to what their AMA's with pre-approved/made up questions actually were and now are trying something different.
    they will probably have sub mods deleting "hard" questions on the fly to make the AMA looks more decent but overall, it's gonna be an absolute shit show.
  1. mmocb32a24d4db's Avatar
    All the questions will be like:

    Do you like pie?
    When did you start working for Blizzard?
    What are your hobbies?
    Is BFA the best expansion ever?

    This is reddit, afterall, the blizzdrone echo chamber.
  1. HuxNeva's Avatar
    Dear Ion, can you imagine and address the top 5 things why you think the community might be dissatisfied with BfA?
  1. mmocfd328e0b6e's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
    I think that's their way of trying to appear more open. They finally realized that people had caught on to what their AMA's with pre-approved/made up questions actually were and now are trying something different.
    they will probably have sub mods deleting "hard" questions on the fly to make the AMA looks more decent but overall, it's gonna be an absolute shit show.
    I can confirm this. Mine was not a harsh or hurting question or any personal attack against this worm yet they removed it instantly. Pathetic. And simple people believe in them.
  1. Shaktard's Avatar
    Do people honestly expect this being anything else but a PR stunt?
  1. Cavox's Avatar
    Oh boy I can't wait to get answers about RP realm sharding and pet battle achievements.
  1. Hell-Nicø's Avatar
    Ask him why they thought increasing the price of the virtual ticket to the stuff that's supposed to be a "celebration of the blizzard community" by +25% is okay in Blizzard mind.

    And ask who in their team thought the current design of warfront, expedition and the overall loot progression was fine, and why that person hasn't been fired yet.
  1. InfernalDark's Avatar
    Fix the game
  1. mmocfd328e0b6e's Avatar
    I wanna see a post what says: "A Blizzard employee moves on to another company ot to another game." in business language this means they fired someone.
  1. Gothic Knight's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpbladez View Post
    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.
    Said guy/girl with hamster as avatar and name.

    - - - Updated - - -

    fuck wrong quote. Sorry Sharpbladez. I meant Queen of Hamters.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Edit for right quote:

    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    "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. tru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    So, same shit, different day? When are players ever fucking happy with the game?
    When class design is better than this shit
    When new features of a xpac are not mind numbingly boring right out of the gate.
    When a new feature that finally unlocks is a MAJOR let down.
    When ANOTHER layer of RNG is added and we have no control over our loot. you
  1. TheDeeGee's Avatar
    I just want to know when WoW goes F2P, as playing 30 Hours a month isn't worth 13 Euros.
  1. mmoccc27ce22f2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeeGee View Post
    I just want to know when WoW goes F2P, as playing 30 Hours a month isn't worth 13 Euros.
    Seems like the issue is with you and not the game if you only play 30 hours. Find a different game then.
  1. DarkAmbient's Avatar
    I wonder if we'll get a date for when the open beta ends and BfA releases.
  1. mmoccc27ce22f2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    So, same shit, different day? When are players ever fucking happy with the game?
    There will always be unhappy people, but there are much more unhappy people now compared to Legion/MoP (and possibly WoD).
  1. mmoc38dc10fd5b's Avatar
    Most important question: What does Marsellus Walace looks like?
  1. mmoc639b4181bd's Avatar
    There is no point asking lawyer any questions.
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    Answers for 'very imporatant topics' like these incoming:
    Can we fix BE Males hair?
    Any new combat pets?
    Can we get new Garrison?
    Can we have some new followers?
    Any new enemies in Warfronts?

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