I dunno I was expecting some serious Q&A but those questions were nothing like the ones I was expecting. Some questions and probing about cata would've been nice, most of the questions seemed to be related more to people complaining about stuff.Sounds like you enjoyed talking to him which made the interview enjoyable to read just ask the interesting questions rather than the bland majority crowd ones next time :|.
Much obliged for you posting this interview, I love reading the developer's view point in the game.One thing I think Blizzard should do is steal EVE Online's idea of having a 'council' made up of strictly professional players. Every few months the administrative staff of EVE pays for this 'Council' (full round trips, free food, hotels etc) to come visit them in Greenland, where they discuss things such as balancing, new features etc (just things they think need to be changed). I think it's worked very well for them.I understand that the developers rely on forums (mainly) for inside view of the gamers, and I'm not saying that's a bad thing, and hell probably paying for that council round trip would be a bit of a kidney shot (which procs 'miss, variable 100%' and punchs them in the wallet) but having that gaming community have a direct impact on the game could be a large improvement to the way things are with the developing community of WoW.Just an idea, though I doubt anybody from WoW would ever read this :SEdit: ILY GHOSTCRAWLER<3333
WHAT ABOUT GAMON!
"They did it by being a game that even idiots could appreciate."Yea which is why they've been dumbing down the game since wrath hit. Easy free epics for everyone!Cata seems to be taking this even further..Removing stats on gear because they're too "complex." I find it extremely condescending that the people that have made the game what it is today are viewed as too dumb to get complex stats. WoW was an amazing game. It has been overrun but idiots and trolls and that is what you get when you dumb down a game. You take away all the flavor for a game or what attracted people to it in the first place and it forces people to look elsewhere for their gaming needs. The proposed changes have me seriously considering whether or not cata is for me. Somethings in cata are cool I love the idea of azeroth getting a re-work I miss questing there, but other things blow my mind which I won't get into right now. I would LOVE to see more complexity in the game. I would love to see more diversity in spec choices, make them all viable options. STOP the fotm spec BS! Blizzard has an opportunity to correct things and in doing so keeping the diehards that have been here since day 1. Unless they don't care about the diehards since 9 million retards are here now. The landscape of the game is not what it once was. Too many 10 yr olds running their mouths, ninja'ing loot, just overall being idiots or just plain sucking at whatever class the happen to choose. The ptrs showed me that. It wasn't people testing out the new features or people really there to dissect the patch, but people who have 7 level 25s and have never seen the inside of any raid, or even level 80s but fail so hard at raiding that they just make premades so they can run raids that have been around for 2 freaking years, since they can't on their respective live servers. Why the heck would anyone NEED to run naxx or ulduar on the ptrs? Those are the kinds of people playing these days. Anyway just my rant, I know nothing will change the game will just be continually destroyed until all you have left are 50 million drooling, helmet wearing tards who can't understand "complex" stats. Spare us the heartache and just include coloring books in the game packaging. The tards won't ever get around to playing the game. Then you won't have to remove "complex" stats.If retarded people play and they pay for the game with the ssi check they get, does that count as a government bailout?
On the PvP/PvE ability stuff...Other games have managed it without much trouble. EQ2 had a seperate panel you could click to to see PvP effects. It would be simple enough to make an option in the Features menu to allow people interested in PvP to see that information.
Don't you guys ever SHUT UP?I'm trying to read an interview that I ENJOYED reading, just so I could read the comments, go through a few interesting ones, and just find people flaming eachother.Seriously. If you guys aren't going to be nice, go somewhere else or don't post. I don't want to waste my time or anyone else's.On a more topic-related note: Imagine. An upgradable camel. I'll let you do the rest of the thinking.Upgradable. Camel.
Great interview. I kinda wish the whole pve vs pvp question wasnt asked b/c its all been explained before during the Wrath Beta, and before that as well I'm sure.I really wish the question would have been asked in regards to gear and the theme they will take in Cata and the role of some of the major lore figures will be playing.
ghostcrawler is awesome and the questions that were asked was exactly what i wanted to hear :D
It was a great interview ;) Really liked the relaxed tone!;) 1 thing i missed from the whole interview was the new Cata Hunter! Should have digged out some nice news about it. Like how they see the energy useage with alot of defensive abilities fired off, and then when you are going for some dps, all your energy is allready used.... and ofcourse how the steady shot can be used in pvp for gaining more energy... its like, who stands in 1 place to fire off some timed shots in pvp? you rearly got the time to do so ;SEdit and formated it abit :P wall of text aint nice :s
Very interesting interview.
Loved the interview! :DThey should put in a moose, in just a completely random zone. Like floating on a piece of wood in Thousand Needles. It somehow made it there from Grizzly Hills. And if you kill it, it drops a rare moose mount, like the TLPD. It will be super rare!HEY, it could totally work.
Or.... you could realize that world PVP is nigh-impossible to balance, has no rewards related to it aside from city raids (which could count as PVP ability-enabled zones for players), and is a really stupid thing to worry about in the grand scheme of things.Either or.