lol the people who are arguing about star wars actually being bad and why people hate it...missed the point of the entire article/interview completely. it's about feeling so unreasonably strong about it that you are compelled to harass the people who either are in charge of the direction or you feel are in charge of the direction. that's never ok. thinking something is bad or poorly written is but that wasn't the point of all this.
Comparing it to The Last Jedi is total bull. There were so many plot holes and dropped plot, along with token gestures to certain groups at the cost of plot. Old facts and rules were thrown out the window and the world was turned upside down. But that's what we get for not getting the Lucas story, the story as it was meant to be told.As for BFA I wholeheartedly support the writers as I know they'll never fail to deliver a good story. People just forget that if we feel a certain way against a character then it's intentional, that's what they want us to feel, for good reason. For Sylvanas, For the Horde!
Toxicity in warcraft has always been weird to me. Sure, it's a game most of the players love and there's bound to be an emotional connection with it. There were many things I was unhappy with. But the rage and hate is...unusual. you see it in people's reaction. they act as if it's a real, serious issue affecting them and not just the optional past time it is. The thing that baffles me the most is the faction hate. In character, yea boo to the other side. It's one of the things I loved the most about this prepatch. Whatever faction alt I log onto, it's awesome to see both faction's thoughts and pride. But then there's the flip side of those who take the faction hate to some bizarre level of real-world hatred towards the actual players behind the faction, along with strong racism against the fictional races. I personally don't get it. There are fictional characters I like and dislike and even with playing on both sides, I have a preference of one side over the over but to raise it to the point of an actual emotional reaction? That can't possibly be healthy. Hell, even this first page of the comments is contains disproportionate bile towards Metzen. I personally did not care for his story telling (I can be a bit of a character development snob) but...yea, it's just that, storytelling. No need to go nuts over it.'course I'm sure just by saying this, I'm upsetting someone due to being "weak" or "lack of commitment" or something else, I don't know.
So it's the entire team's fault for Artharosh the Banshee Queen? Can't say I'm surprised at that. Blizz has been phoning the story in for years.Also doesn't excuse Christie Golden's boring plod of a prequel in Before The Storm. You could have thrown out the entire first half and it would have been immensely improved.
Well done! Fans should take a breather, take a step back and re-evaluate what they're doing instead of being babies. Creators are always free to do what they want with their creations, regardless of how they're going to be received about their latest move. It's great that you're getting on board with what they're doing, but don't be such a baby about it if your expectations are crushed. Just roll with it or get off, simple.
I read the briefing of the interview...well, it says "Anduin's ressurection" , so he is actually ressing not healing! Mystery solved!
The problem is lumpig together people who critizise the writing with those who make threats. The vast vast majority of those who were upset never threatened anyone but simply voiced their concerns with the current plot being a rehash of Garrosh (which it is), Sylvanas acting out of character (which she did, she is a calm planner yet we have word of god from Blizzard that she got triggered by a random night elf, abandoned her plans and got her capital invaded for no reason) and the Horde being constantly portrayed as evil while for some reason we as players are always running around saving people. This is bad writing and we as customers have the right to complain about it. Even Blizzard agrees with this and published a blue post expressly stating that they encourage criticism to keep down all the fanboys white-knighting and insulting people on their behalf.
The weak, pathetic minds of millennial's that cant deal with things not going perfectly as they planned, rage and go into a tantrum. As fragility and snowflake mentality make many people today genuinely believe they have a voice in EVERYTHING around them, they think they are entitled to it just because.... well... because they were born into the great privileges of this modern era. Also in most cases their parents were too weak to put some sense into them early on but instead treated them like snowflakes. This creates a toxic mix indeed. Chris is a legend, this is an awesome interview, and i hope blizzard and it's staff thinks the same. BFA is gonna be awesome. peace.
Criticism is good and most of the time fully justified. Real life threats is pathology territory.
It's not just the "nerd community", 90% of the internet is made up of people being toxic because they can get away with it.But I agree with the sentiment. There's a difference between feeling so passionately about something, that it can make you disappointed, angry or upset and taking to the forums to share that and launching personal attacks on people doing their jobs online (who mostly do a great *!@#ing job) because you can hide behind an avatar or twitter handle.
when even as a metaphor Metzen said Warcraft 4 I got chills
Another case of a creative team using "progressive" ideals to shield them from any real criticism. Shame.Very few people were harassing anyone, it's being blown out of proportion.
Toxic is just a dumb label. Labels are for beer not people.
Yeah, while my opinions on the storytelling in the War of Thorns arc have been pretty negative, and I get where a lot of people's frustrations are coming from, there's no justification for harassing the writers over it. Blizz didn't frigging kill your puppy; you can criticize them without being a colossal prick about it.