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)
- The responders to this twitter thread.
- Many others who are featured elsewhere in this project – go read the posts!
Now if they could just take care of these frakking DDoS attacks that cause me to get kicked out of WoW then put into a 38 minute queue before I can log back into the game. I am on a low pop US server….. there should not be a queue. Frakking DDoS haters and their frakking political agendas…
As EU players, luckily, we haven’t had any yet! *touch wood*
I’ve played Blizzard games since Lost Vikings/Rock’n’Roll Racing on Sega Megadrive console and then Warcraft 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 3 and eventually SCII and WoW. And neither of these games ever dissappointed me in a single feature – in fact, these games became my favorite of all for graphics, humor, epic stories and of course smooth gameplay with as little bugs as possible.
You actually feel how people love the games they’re working on. It’s not only they want to make a perfect game, the developers are actually having lots of fun adding multiple Easter eggs and many, many more things that don’t add to the game process itself. T.ex., could we raid, learn stories or PvP without the Cap Lv Tauren Chieftains band gigs? Yes. But does it make the game more interesting? By all means.
If you want any more proof – you only have to watch the latest presentation of WoD once again. The eyes of the developers are just glistening from the excitement – at this moment you understand that this is something more than vendor – customer relations.
So I gladly trust Blizzard my money and time – it’s the least thing I could do.
I also get the feeling that they love their work. Can’t be a bad thing!
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