03/03/2014 10:11 AM
Posted by Bashiok
I guess we're gonna have to agree to disagree there.
When it comes to controversial changes, posting only the BAD half of the full picture just to get a (mostly negative) reaction is not the right way.
Want to get people talking? Post some of the stuff we can be HAPPY about. While we don't need to know everything all the time, getting only the bad side with none of the good doesn't do any favors to anyone either.
We're obviously not intentionally releasing bad or angering information to try to get people riled up. That'd be silly.
Fair enough. I'll admit my wording was overreacting. However...
good news doesn't really create much interest
I still disagree. You guys announced transmog and everyone rejoiced. You guys announced Flex and everyone rejoiced. You guys announced Pet Battles and everyone (Ok not everyone, but quite a lot of people anyways) rejoiced.
All of these features generated talk, and discussion, and speculation. Specially transmog since for a while all we had to go on was a single screenshot.
There is interest to be had in a good feature. And I feel that is where the focus of news should be. ON the stuff that's gonna make us happy. Maybe the new system IS going to make us happy, but until you can provide a clear picture that will make that a reality, simply saying "Yeah, your VP is going away" isn't gonna make many people smile.
My point was that people discussing a change they have partial information about, debating the specifics, and questioning what it means, are not necessarily negatives.
Maybe. And for more trivial aspects of the game I'd even agree. But this is a very touchy subject, loot is VERY important for everyone who plays this game.