1. #40081
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyze View Post
    That's bullshit. We complained the minute they were gone, and it started in WoD beta.
    I never said it was instantaneous. They likely waited a while to see if we would get used to it, and also, WoW has a development cycle, they can't just change core gameplay on a whim.

    Not to mention that a quick response would also have attracted complaints: "ugh, they're caving to user whines"
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    The more time goes on the more I feel like alpha is further away from us, which is kinda weird since we're progressing through the weeks, not regressing. I do think they'll take the week to reorganize their workflow before we have any chances of getting anything.
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    If it does get delayed by COVID-19 at least it should be an extremely polished expansion.

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    A lot of people's fantasy:

    "Well, a pandemic is awful, but at least it should give me a lot of time to sit home and enjoy new games/game alphas."

    Reality:

    "Everything is delayed because of this pandemic."

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    this all happened because someone just had to eat a god damn pangolin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azzurri View Post
    If it does get delayed by COVID-19 at least it should be an extremely polished expansion.
    except the reason it would be delayed is because people cant work on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bear View Post
    this all happened because someone just had to eat a god damn pangolin
    I enjoyed the story of this happening because a bat peed on a scientist.

  8. #40088
    Quote Originally Posted by Clickbait Mick View Post
    RIP

    I assume being heavily tech base video games worker would find working from home easier?

    So hopefully not as delayed as other entertainment media

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bear View Post
    this all happened because someone just had to eat a god damn pangolin

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    except the reason it would be delayed is because people cant work on it.
    They are already working from home now tho.

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    Y'all are the most entertaining bunch to read. No joke
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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderZebra View Post
    I assume being heavily tech base video games worker would find working from home easier?

    So hopefully not as delayed as other entertainment media
    Work can indeed be done from home. Well, most of it, I'd assume. Modeling, animating, etc. definitely. Though I can imagine that drive may be a bit lower. That said, I imagine that any professional should be able to keep themselves motivated.

    But when it comes to bringing everything together, I guess the hurdle to consolidate all the new files may be a tiny bit bigger than if the teams were in the same building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by towelliee View Post
    Y'all are the most entertaining bunch to read. No joke
    tell us everything you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarathir View Post
    Work can indeed be done from home. Well, most of it, I'd assume. Modeling, animating, etc. definitely. Though I can imagine that drive may be a bit lower. That said, I imagine that any professional should be able to keep themselves motivated.

    But when it comes to bringing everything together, I guess the hurdle to consolidate all the new files may be a tiny bit bigger than if the teams were in the same building.
    Definitely communication side will struggle. So the team wont be at 100% efficiency or anything.

    But some TV shows in the UK have had filming delayed. So hopefully we're not looking at a grounding halt of all production.

    Worse comes to worse i assume we'll get alpha soon regardless so the delay might mean its in alpha longer so more bug get reported etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the bear View Post
    tell us everything you know
    That information depends on the number of viewers watching his stream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blayze View Post
    If a shit takes four hours, I recommend curried beans.
    Shift lol.

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    I'm off tomorrow. Would be a nice way to wake up blizzard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by towelliee View Post
    Y'all are the most entertaining bunch to read. No joke
    And you're the most entertaining guy to watch/listen to! <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    Shift lol.

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    I'm off tomorrow. Would be a nice way to wake up blizzard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clickbait Mick View Post
    RIP

    Except a bunch of companies are letting their employees work from home.

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    MMO champion for example used to be the center of WoW theorycrafting

  18. #40098
    Quote Originally Posted by Seramore View Post
    Except a bunch of companies are letting their employees work from home.
    Sure, but working from home is never as productive as everyone in the office. Hence, possible delays.

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    Working remotely is fine when you're doing development that's cut and dry like having a client with clear and simple requirements (make this form do this, connect with this API to pull / push X data, etc.). I say this as a developer who works remotely quite often, and 100% right now. There is definitely a stigma against working remotely from things like the government, but that doesn't mean working remotely doesn't have its drawbacks.

    On a collaborative and creative project like game dev, it's important others that can come to your computer and look at what you're working on - downplaying that simple interaction will hurt Shadowlands more than people think. Having people be able to be in a room together and brainstorm things is a much different mood than talking over skype / slack. People are also underestimating how coronavirus impacts us outside of just working remotely, as well as the other pitfalls that working remotely has, like children / spouse, cabin fever, distractions, etc.

    Another poster from a previous page also had a great point about your environment - if you don't work from home regularly or don't have the right equipment / space, that can definitely hamper productivity. Being in a high CoL area and from browsing Blizz's glassdoor profile (being relatively underpaid), it doesn't sound like most of their devs can afford a dedicated WFH space.

    And speaking for myself personally, I prefer not to "shit where I eat". I like being able to go home and not have to associate it with work. I want to sit at my desk and associate that with playing WoW, not building it. Plus, I miss the social interaction that comes with a dedicated work space with other people around me. Most people downplaying these things I don't think have ever worked in an office environment, let alone the realm of software development.

    At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if it's delayed or if there isn't some sort of change in direction happening internally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster Hunter View Post
    ^ found the manager
    I wish mate... I could do with manager money. But you did find someone who actually understands how it works, and is having to WFH right fucking now and for the foreseeable future, and is not fucking happy about it. I may end up having to burn time off just so I don't have to work from home, that's how frustrating it is.

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