I just wanted to know – why does everything always have to have a group of haters? Okay, the trailer won’t be for everybody but by no means does it signal the end of WoW and surely the arguing is a little unnecessary?
And then I got all curious over “Why do HC raiding guilds say ‘no’ to females?” and clicked on it and I honestly have no idea what went through my head because I know what the vast majority of male WoW players say to this sort of question. I know. And I still clicked. And I was still disgusted.
And they’re just from page 1, I couldn’t bring myself to read any more and risk seeing anything worse. The state of gender inequality within the general World of Warcraft community drives me insane. And I love that two of those comments were so bad that they had to be edited by a mod…
So there’s my daily doseage of hate. But isn’t the trailer amazing at least?
We’ve been constantly monitoring the feedback you’ve given us, as well as internally discussing your concerns about the use of real names on our forums. As a result of those discussions, we’ve decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums.
I can’t get the fact that they have kind of sold out and tried to share our private details with the public without technically asking first, but – they have at least listened. The way I see it, the amount their subscribers must have dropped over the past few days must have been pretty terrifying, that is a lot of lost, ongoing payments. Even so, the masses got what they wanted, however it came about, that is still cause for a good, old fashioned, “woo hoo”. And no, I don’t mean the Sims kind, but hey, if that’s the way you roll don’t let me stop you.
As long as Real ID remains optional, and names are the only thing being shared, ((though that’s still a little too much for me, but the cross server chat is way too good not to use)) then I don’t mind it being there. In fact, bring it on. Just – keep it optional. Well, okay, I’m not a fan of Facebook integration. I particularly don’t like the vote up/vote down idea for the official forums but whatever floats your boat, Mr. Blizzard.
Now, can I get back to Desperate Housewives, my Cataclysm excitement, and my attempt at thinking up a new blog topic ((and flailing)) in peace for a bit? No more big community shake ups?
…but I thought I’d share a forum post that made me giggle a little (ignoring the bad English):
“Me being a man that has loved world of warcraft for the years it has been in my life wants to make a proposal,
I am somewhere around the age of 900 and i am a time lord from the planet gallifrey,
I want to help seeing as you have a server problem,
I’ve nipped to the shops in the future and bought some new servers that are VERY reliable, and want to give them as an early christmas present”
My sense of humour is a bit odd, but whatever gets you smiling, eh?