Something Blizzard has been doing for a while now is host live Q&As with game developer Ion Hazzikostas and community manager Josh Allen, also known as Lore. It’s a great way to keep the lines of communication open with players, and also to gently remind us that the World of Warcraft devs do hear us, and they do want the same thing we want – which is for the game to be the best it can be. But it also helps if we raise our concerns in a thoughtful and reasonable manner, rather than yell constantly that WoW is dead and everything is ruined.
Thursday’s Q&A saw Ion and Josh looking cheerful if a bit frazzled, ready to joke about how smoothly the launch of patch 8.0 went (… it wasn’t). You can watch the full thing here, but here’s some of the information that stood out most to me.