However, we're going to try some different avenues for communication in addition or perhaps in place of frequent developer forum posts.this.
This was one of the extracurricular things about healing that I truly enjoyed. You and others posting in the healing forums was one the things that made healing cool IMO. Many people might have disagreed with what you had to say, and of those same people, many had trouble articulating a constructive response, mostly because 99% of the time, you made sense.
Sure the forums are rampant with lots of trolling and other issues, but I think you misjudge yourself when you consider yourself to be part of the problem. I also don't believe you help the situation at all by absolving yourself from forum-posting all together while in return posting a blog in which your responses to healers questions and concerns are blanketed at best. Don't get me wrong. I like the blog idea, and have no doubt that it will stand on its own merits, but...
I don't think a few jacka**es
some players into saying ridiculous things in the hopes of "winning the lottery."deserve the right to limit us from one of the true benefits this game once had. That's why the "like and dislike" buttons exist, and I am confident that the knowledgeable and credible in your player-base outnumber said jacka**es and could easily take care of this problem with our new tools you guys gave us.
Basically, I think it's really sad that a mere few bad apples were able to put you in a position where you felt like this was the "best way" for the forums to function. You gave the player base all the tools to handle it, and then took away one of the best reasons for using the tools in the first place. I for one hope this change isn't permanent, and that the blues come back to the forums in full force sometime soon. Thanks for reading!
Enjoy your day!