Regional FlagClarification on the DK nerfs?Source
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#1 - 2011/05/26 10:45:00 PM
I do agree that DK healing was overpowered but overall you have given us very substantial nerfs in PVP and PVE without giving us any real vision or goal for these changes. I mean you acknowledged the disparity between melee and ranged yet you are putting us in an even worse spot. I understand that these patch notes are not final but do you think with these changes DKs will be competitive in PVE and PVP? Is having a competitive PVE spec even important to you guys anymore? We can really only take so much silence. Thanks.

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#5 - 2011/05/27 12:31:00 AM
05/26/2011 04:15 PMPosted by Fedorah
Is there some new policy against posting in DDF? This is getting ridiculous.

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On issues like this one, we have a lot of opportunity to talk and better understand the possibility of changes and how they will affect the game. Let's try to do that.

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#192 - 2011/06/02 12:51:00 AM
There is nothing asinine about them. They are, in fact, very lax rules, and Blizzard gives a lot of leeway in how people are allowed to post. The point behind them is to actually foster a discussion, rather than just a bunch of worthless trash.

Saying /signed in some petition thread doesn't really tell Blizzard anything about what the players are thinking. It also makes for a damn boring read, which is exactly what the DDF has become lately. Too many people whining that something or other is broken and how mad they are about it, but not enough discussion on why something is broken, how something is broken, and how it could be better.

Class designers read these forums. I've seen them doing so. I've seen such at all hours of the week. They have very good reasons to do so.

Players should want the most direct line possible to the designers, since what we're talking about is communicating data and opinion on the game.

Anything that gets in the way of that communication should be stuff that most everyone wants removed, because doing so improves the signal. Ranting, contending that we don't understand a class, bumping, petitions... all have the effect of interfering with getting valuable feedback to the only people in the world who can actually do something about it.