Welcome to the third blog post in the “Warcraft Community’s Top Things To Do Before WoD” series! Today is a shorter, yet just as important post.
I was surprised that this topic was suggested so many times, but the more I think about it, the more logical it is. This topic is all about the people who bring World of Warcraft to life: Blizzard.
For some of the Community, Blizzard is a mild irritant in the background. For others, the company and what it represents is much more important. I think the majority, ourselves included, only really consider them when there’s a problem or an issue that needs resolving. However, when you really think about it, if you invest a lot of time and money into a game, as we do, Blizzard plays a bigger role in your life than you would at first admit.
Some of the comments left for the Project were lovely:
“Blizzard has been making quality games since the olden days. I have been playing for a decade and don’t intend to stop any time soon. Blizzard continues to impress me.” (@CakeHasVitamins)
Blizzard have a pretty important job. We rely on them to look after our game, our money, our information and our enjoyment. We also rely on them to produce regular content (no comments please!!), to fix problems, to keep the servers running. Some may say that that’s just their job, but we all know that for many, Warcraft isn’t ‘just’ a game.
I quickly asked twitter whether they trusted Blizzard. I don’t want to be technical… I want a gut reaction. Do you trust Blizzard with your game and your money? Some were hesitant, others responded without hesitation.
Here’s a cross section (for some reason my pc won’t print screen twitter, sorry!):
- @Casually_Casual: “I guess my answer is NO. I dont trust anyone to do the right 100% of the time when they exist to make money.$=Evil”
- @Epic_Insanity: “I trust blizzard. Why? Because I trust a company built by gamers for gamers. They play the games they build. They are passionate about their work & their customers. Sure they may upset me, but I haven’t walked away after 10 yrs. nor them from me”
- @Marathal: “Yes I do, as a company as large as they have grown in 10 years, I believe they do all they can to protect my information and provide me with entertainment”
- @Pallimmanis: “Yes, because they haven’t done/said anything to make me NOT trust them.” (this one came a few times)