Matthew Rossi brought up a good point on last Fridays “The Queue” over at WoW Insider about us as a community taking out our frustrations at the wrong people. I fully agree with this. It makes me wonder if we are simply being too critical of Blizzard when it comes to Warcraft.
I myself have been in kind of a downward spiral when it comes to Warlords of Draenor. Everything from no flying until 6.1 to the $10 price hike for the expansion, to how the information was being slowly put out. I have been very critical of these things. Then, something changed. I got a simple tweet back from @muffinus that brought me back to reality. I wrote about it last week. Something small like a fun holiday getting an update or a new model in beta is all that it took. Maybe it was because I started my Friday early with a cold beverage? I don’t know. I am quite glad it happened though.
Many people have noticed even in places that have been overwhelmingly positive, (WoW Insider and Twitter) contempt and negativity have been taking over. I will admit, Blizzard is a little guilty here. What I don’t like to see is that the CM’s and developers are taking the brunt of the criticism. I’m pretty sure they are working as hard as they can to get out a quality product. Just like in sports, sometimes the harder you press, the harder you try, the harder it is to produce. We may never know what the delay has been, obviously something has gone awry.
So hopefully, you can find something in the beta or some cool news that has come across Twitter or your favorite fan site, to soften your stance. I am thankful that I did. I feel like myself again. The dude abides!