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    Come at me bro; The rantings of an (RL) alcoholic.

    This was a bad idea.
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    Australia breeds hilarious people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaktar View Post
    Australia breeds hilarious people.
    Its the environment, we are ride or die cause if you run into a brown snake alone its die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motso View Post
    Its the environment, we are ride or die cause if you run into a brown snake alone its die.
    If I was going to come at you I'd go for the hug. As to the post... I mean I'd argue there is more at work, but I'd also agree there are some bitchy whiners who need a smack of reality.

    One of the problems for a big organization which gets so much data about how its customers respond to what is that it starts to look like a maze (consider that Blizzard potentially gets an utterly insane amount of data compared to, say, Wendy's). You end up with this illusion of logic because you hear what people are saying and you see what they're doing in great detail so you make changes based on what you're getting, when really you should have been trusting the instincts of the smart people who have experience making fun games. Data can destroy a business. Not saying I know because I don't, just that I've seen business partners make all the wrong choices because they thought metrics could guide them better than talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motso View Post
    Its the environment, we are ride or die cause if you run into a brown snake alone its die.
    What city bumpkin bullshit is this. I've been running into Brown Snakes alone since I was 7 years old in Queensland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaktar View Post
    If I was going to come at you I'd go for the hug. As to the post... I mean I'd argue there is more at work, but I'd also agree there are some bitchy whiners who need a smack of reality.

    One of the problems for a big organization which gets so much data about how its customers respond to what is that it starts to look like a maze (consider that Blizzard potentially gets an utterly insane amount of data compared to, say, Wendy's). You end up with this illusion of logic because you hear what people are saying and you see what they're doing in great detail so you make changes based on what you're getting, when really you should have been trusting the instincts of the smart people who have experience making fun games. Data can destroy a business. Not saying I know because I don't, just that I've seen business partners make all the wrong choices because they thought metrics could guide them better than talent.
    Overly reliant on data and being so naive as to attempt to cater to the needs and desires of as many gamer profiles as they plainly do. You can't make everyone happy. And when you try, you just piss everyone off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motso View Post
    We have found ourselves in a place where everyone wants/expects WoW to be exactly as fun as it was when they first got into it, and that is feckin stupid.
    Except that a lot of people that go back and play those older versions (illegally) find them to be just as fun as when they played them the first time. The game has changed a lot, there's no denying that and amongst all the millions that quit the game over the years I bet there's a sizable portion that quit because the game changed.

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    Not sure how admitting to be ranting, alcoholic and swearing badly is gonna help your cause. Usually it just is a good way to get your opinion ignored.

    But at the core, I agree. Even if it is just 1 million people playing - this forum shows that there are hundreds of opinions on everything. Even when somebody claims there was "tons of good feedback on issue xyz", it doesn't mean that feedback was indeed good, or matched the devs vision.

    That doesn't mean, that you are not allowed to complain on the forums, ask for changes, swear and curse, make your own suggestions, but at the end of the day you have to decide if the product is still worth your money. If you hate what the game has become and playing it annoys you more than it brings you joy...indeed that is on you.

    I used to buy only Asics runner shoes for jogging. For years. Could buy them blindly. They always fit in my size. Now they changed the cut of the shoe to a slimmer version. I am not going to buy them out of tradition or because they were good in the past, then swear and cry as I run with hurting feet. So I am NOT buying them AT ALL.

    Now everybody can come in with their own bad analogies.

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    I don't really know what this thread originally was, but given the altering of the OP and the distance from WoW as a topic, I am going to say it has run its short course. Closing this.
    "This is what I am called. I'm called Glad-of-War, Grim, Raider, and Third. I am One-Eyed. I am also called Highest, and True-Guesser. I am Grimnir, and the Hooded One. I am All-Father, Gondlir Wand-Bearer. I have as many names as there are winds, as many titles as there are ways to die. My ravens are Huginn and Muninn: Thought and Memory. My wolves are Freki and Geri. My horse is the gallows."

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