valdok, on 03 August 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:
Seriously doubt they even watch or read anything Kripp does. They have their own agenda, as previously mentioned. In the end, all Blizzard cares about is keeping gameplay numbers up so people keep spending money in the RMAH. Should be self-evident in the fact that the first major update to the game was getting the RMAH working--not fixing botters, spammers, or exploiters; OR fixing end-game inferno grinding. The rubberbanding has been a serious issue for a Monk friend of mine, and also a very bad issue for my wizard, who has literally rubberbanded halfway across a zone after teleporting.
I think you are wrong about that. Popular streamers as Kripp make a huge impact on the community's opinion so Blizzard has to keep an eye on what they are saying. When Kripp posted the "Jay Wilson exploit" video about the 1 month old exploit Blizzard fixed it instantly.
I can imagine that the rubberbanding optimization has been made because of Kripp's video. The AH improvements are surely under development for some time, but they posted the details now because they had to react to minimize the damage, to let people know that they are fixing the problems Kripp mentioned.