01/05/2013 08:40 PMPosted by bulletbutterBefore I thought it was because blizzard doesn't listen to the fans. But now, I feel its more about the fans not being specific enough about what they want. You do not see too many posts laying out detailed examples about how to make loot and itemization better. But you see tons of hate threads about how their "improved legendary's" fail.
It's because Blizzard has the stats to know how marginal the complainers are. When you have stats showing that the percentage of people who even visit/look at the forums (and many fewer than that actually post) is under 5% or 1%, you can put the complaints in context. Nothing will ever be 100% popular with everyone.
In fact, not everyone in the world was completely in love with D2. To expect everyone (i.e. a near 100% probability) who loved D2 to love D3, displays foolish expectations on part of the expecter, not Blizzard. Chances are, they did not expect every single person who loved D2 to love D3, because that would be dumb.
The fans on the board just aren't as representative of the player base as they would like to think. Blizzard knows this. Most forum posters don't.
01/06/2013 03:05 AMPosted by HawkeyeThere's a word for that you know.
And for you CM's that don't delete this (i hope all of you), this is the answer you must ask yourself every day at work when reviewing the spewed hate, day after day....
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There's a word for that you know.
Experience. All MMOs and major games have the same thing going on at their boards. I don't need to prove it. Blizzard is the one who knows it.
And, my "assumptions", are based on fact. Not everyone loves everything everyone else does. We're not all clones. Most players don't go to forums for the games they play. If you have reason to believe everyone in the world loved D2, or that everyone who loved D2 should love D3, or that the active forum user base is actually a substantial percentage of the player base (over 25% at least), by all means share it.
01/06/2013 02:58 AMPosted by captainpeople who even visit/look at the forums (and many fewer than that actually post) is under 5% or 1%
01/06/2013 02:58 AMPosted by captainThe fans on the board just aren't as representative of the player base
Sure they made a lot of money. Sure the game was a financial success.
Gotta look on the other hand. The game was a total reputation killer.
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