02/25/2013 10:38 PMDo us a favor please and don't put the ATD smack in the middle of the day again. You locked out so many people it wasn't even funny. In fact, for every ATD you've ever done, you've done just that and it puts a sour taste into many a players' mouths since they end up only being able to upvote an idea they like. That's hardly a good way to garner faith in these sessions when the same people are locked out of it time and time again.
Posted by TheTias
First off, thanks Grimiku for simultaneously trying to defend the honor of Blizzard whilst giving us a shred of hope that not all is lost in the realm of fun in Diablo 3. I hope what you say is for real and that some time the first week of March you guys allow us to pose some itemization-related questions. Don't limit the number of question posts like you did last time though. It is easy to scan through posts. Look for posts that all have the same questions related to the same issues. Or, look for posts with the most up votes. Or, look for the posts with more text and scan them quickly to make sure they're not just spam or hate. Some of them contain great questions or even good ideas to help out Blizzard.
I looked at the questions chosen and answer given for the last QandA and it was a sad sad joke. It seriously offended the vast majority of the forum community, so I'd assume that the kindest estimate is that it offended a sizable minority of the whole gaming community of Diablo 3. That's not good for business. Just saying. The next set of answers should be more agreeable (if possible) and more detailed in either agreement or disagreement or both. We don't wish to read a fluffy disrespectfully-toned answer. We want to either (a) hear the truth or (b) hear that we're getting what we want and how and when, and there is a kind way to say both without saying too much or being rude.
The developers were a little too blunt and falsely polite during the QandA regarding 1.07 and said really very little in their answers. We expect better. Perhaps they knew what to say but couldn't properly express it. Or, perhaps it was the opposite and someone overly edited their answers, I don't know. Either way, Blizzard developers should be more honest and more tactful and hopefully more agreeable if possible next time we exchange questions and answers.
With the failed first QandA and the announcement of consoles (which I knew about but a lot of people apparently didn't and thus got enraged)..well lets just say you can only have so many horrible PR failures in a short period of time.. I wish you guys better luck during the next round of QandA, it would benefit us all, both Blizzard and its customers if this next go around is more productive and makes customers happier and feel more connected to the process.