01/19/2013 04:41 AMSince there are SO many professionals who thinks they can do a better job, why don't you all geniuses join up Blizzard and make the corrections yourself? Apply for Blizzard and let's see how many smart mouths can actually get in. I don't want to hear no excuses.
Posted by kkim84
I can do a better job. But you didn't read my post. They want someone who has shipped various AAA games, 5 year experience with bachelors or higher. They set the bar so high that only veterans in the game industry can apply and there's very very few individuals with those credentials can actually apply. The people with those credentials are tied up in other projects.
Eric and Max Schaefer (designers of Diablo 1/2) are with Runic Games, and they own the studio so they aren't going anywhere.
David Brevik is currently President and CEO of Gazillion Entertainment so he isn't going anywhere.
Paul Hellquist is currently doing Borderlands 2, an ongoing project, so he isn't going anywhere.
Okay, so they can't hire me as the Game Director of Diablo 3, but they could hire me as a Creative Strategist (as they did Robert Bowling). Blizzard has previously created similar opportunities such as the one made for Rob Pardo (as Rob was just the guild leader of an Everquest guild back then) and he went on to design WoW.
At this point, in my mind, rests the ground and framework to PVP as well as solutions to the game's itemization, endgame and various other QoL fixes that are badly needed in the game.
Here is the thing. Most of my ideas have been used and with exception to the BoA craftables (the BoA wasn't my design, that was Blizzard's spin) everything has resonated positively with the fanbase and most people love the change. Of course, Blizzard put their own spin on it but the concept is the same.
The problem is, I can't keep doing this. It takes up an enormous amount of time. I know they want people to provide feedback to improve the game, but personally I cannot continue to do Blizzard's work for them. I'm unemployed, currently looking for work and that time is best spent going out to interviews, applying and searching.
Doing this for free is just crazy. Blizzard employs what they consider professionals and they can't get the job done, so they have to rely on their playerbase to do it for them. I'm in a very tough spot right now, developing some heart problems on the brink of emergency and I don't have any money to go. The last thing I have on my mind right now is doing free work for a game that they should have gotten right on the first place.
As far as games go. There are other games for me to play that are better. Borderlands 2, TL2, Skyrim, Path of Exile, League of Legends, Black Ops 2, so on and so forth. I have no shortage of games, so I don't need Diablo 3 either. There's no motivation for me to want D3 to succeed at this point.