That's a remarkably strident position to take, when all the facts aren't even remotely in about patch 1.5.0.
It will be possible to sort games by popularity, yes, but you can also sort to look for new games specifically as well as genre or star rating. The player will be defining how they look for games now.
Also, the fact that Blizzard disabled comments on the patch, does not look good on their part either and is more proof that they are doing nothing to fix this problem.
Just because one feedback thread was locked (because it drifted into inappropriate territory) doesn't mean that we're not interested in feedback. In fact, we very much want constructive feedback, and shortly there will be an entire forum dedicated to discussion of, and feedback for, the Arcade Beta.
2. An active-games sorting system is currently not in the Alpha as of yet, why believe there will be?
If we're talking about the same thing, and I believe that we are, it will be called the Open Games list.
There will be much more information about the Arcade Beta arriving soon. It might be wise not to make too many assumptions regarding what will or won't be present based on what you might have seen in the alpha.
I've got one question...
Why in the worlds did you wait so long to become involved with these forums again. All of a sudden I am seeing more than a blue post every 4-5 months. I like the fact that our concerns are actually getting some attention but in case you haven't been looking here very often for the last year+ (and I suspect I'm right) the time to get involved was over a year ago before
the community died.
I'm not complaining that us custom map players and modders are finally getting some notice but at this point its gonna take a lot more than a blue post and even fixing the system to recover at this point. If you want to have any chance of a cash cow for a premium map market you really need to speed up the pace.
Now I'm pretty well fed up with Blizzard but since I highly doubt these forums have been looking at (more than once in a blue moon) in the last few years I cannot help but wonder why projects making premium content such as these:
And from the modeler's page:
Didn't get some official notice. If there even 5 groups doing custom models on this scale I'd be surprised (I only know of 3 and I've been around a bit). Not to mention you are down a group now.