- 2011/09/16 02:57:00 AM
Do you know if there is a general opinion among blizzard employees, on if they are disappointed when their fans act negatively towards each, and if you know and there is, could you please elucidate us on these amazing answers? Also, if there isn't one, or you do not know, would you mind sharing your opinion? And if you don't mind sharing your opinion, what is it?
Are we disappointed when fans act negatively toward one another? I'd hesitate to speak for everyone else, but I can answer for myself. I'm not sure if disappointed is the right word, but of course I'd prefer to see our communities come together, and for players to behave positively toward one another. I mean, ideally we're all here because we love the same games. When communities work to stay constructive, the experience of participating in the forums is better for everyone. The positive environment tends to produce the best kind of constructive feedback too. A constructive community doesn't have to agree - it's about how the disagreements occur, rather than them not occurring at all.
Do you enjoy publicly testing the game in beta(not you yourself, don't tease us with you having fun in the beta...! I mean, putting it out there), or are you displeased with the need to publicly testing the beta yet not being able to release it until after beta testing phase? Err, I guess I'm saying, do you like the process where it's incomplete and the community gets to put feedback in it and shape it towards completion, or would you prefer it if you could not show it to the fans until it is 100% complete, barring the effects public testing can have.
I'm not a developer, so I can't really answer for them. I do know that player feedback has always been a huge part of the Blizzard development cycle. So, I think it's important, and that trying to release a game without a beta phase would be really challenging on a lot of different fronts.
Is there dissent between the CMs and other CMs?
Dissent is a strange word to use in this context, but I'll choose to interpret it as 'disagree'. There's no strife between us - we're all friends, essentially. Just like any other human beings we might disagree from time to time.
What is your favorite Blizzard game? I don't need a "best" answer, just your personal favorite.
For purely sentimental reasons, the original Diablo, I think. Overall, though, I don't think it's accurate to say that I have a favorite. I'm a 'Blizzard gamer', which sounds like a cop out, but I actively play all our games and enjoy them for different reasons. I'm not much of a 'favorites' person. I tend to enjoy what I enjoy, when I'm in the mood to enjoy it.
Are you personally participating in the Diableard competition?
No. On the scale of beard trustworthiness, mine is already somewhere between questionable and unsavory. I'd better not push my luck.
When you wake up in the morning, do you think, "Yeah, I'm real cool."?
I don't think that I've ever thought that exact phrase at any time of day.
Am I asking too many questions? Have I overstepped my bounds? Will the Blizzard police come and take me away?
What is your favorite class for Diablo 3?
I'm nowhere near picking a favorite. They're all very fun, and feel very different to play, so I switch which hero I'm playing frequently. I think part of the reason is that I'll find something cool that's good for a different hero while I'm playing. So I'll throw that in my stash, then hop onto the hero in question to take whatever it is I found out for a spin.
Do you have any particular builds you are planning on making?
Nothing in particular yet.
Are you going to play Diablo 3 incognito so that panic attacks are not had, heralding the arrival of a celebrity?
We (Blizzard employees) pretty much always play our games incognito.
Is it hard to resist trolling the community?
People keep accusing me of trolling, so I guess I already am? *shrug*
Wow, I managed to ask so many questions without asking to get into the beta.....
Well, since I asked it...
Can you put me into the first wave of the closed beta?
I'm not going to be giving out any beta invites via the forums. Sorry. =/