- 2013/03/20 12:53:00 AM
03/19/2013 02:04 PMAnd what few CM's they do have on these forums are more interested in pointless posts
Posted by Kailia
Direct developer interaction has its pros and cons. Still, I'm delighted that some of our guys are on Twitter (on their own time) sharing information and their passion with the player base. Developers sometimes interact directly via the PTR forum, so if you'd like to try the PTR and discuss upcoming changes, then I encourage you to join us there when the PTR is active.
We read the forums very frequently, so even if you don't see us doesn't mean that we're not there. We've also expanded our interactions to Twitter (@Warcraft, @Bashiok, @CM_Crithto, @Daxxarri, @Nethaera, @Rygarius, @CM_Zarhym) and Reddit (www.reddit.com/r/wow). Nevertheless, we realize how important it is to interact with our fans here, and we'll always try to be a visible presence. Part of that is just having fun and chatting with the community in "pointless posts" because we're part of this community too, and it's fun. Nevertheless, we provide updates and make informative posts on the forums all the time, though those often require vetting and confirmation. Sometimes there are discussions and even meetings involved - so when we comment on something 'serious' it usually takes time. In other cases, we're following those discussions closely, but specifically choose not to get involved directly because the presence of a Blizzard poster in a thread can derail an otherwise constructive discussion into the territory of off-topic questions and attention grabbing behavior.
The wow website & forums are IMO -best of breed
Thanks Ghostmourn. I'm really glad that the forums have proven to be a useful resource for you! Thanks to the World of Warcraft community for participating on the forums, sharing your knowledge, and for having fun while you're here, too!