Now on to the rant.
I have a new target on the blizzard workforce to be displeased with. Not like I have not shot down things he has said before but Bashiok has really crossed the line between being clueless or playing "the company man" into flat out disrespect for the player base.
In a thread voicing the their dislike for the double gating of valor gear, reputation and valor, he has been going on and on towing the company line that nothing is wrong and you have choices. But recently one post went past just being clueless and into the him telling someone to "go fuck yourself" category.
The posters comment:
They're talking about the reputation needed to purchase the valor gear. Not getting the valor itself. All of my alts are valor capped but you know what I can't do?
Why? Because I refuse to do xmillion dailies, or farm a million warscouts on all of my alts.
Shado-Pan Assault rep is gained by killing bosses, not doing dailies. But whatever, item upgrades are coming back in 5.3 (and they're cheaper) so that'll be a nice way to dump some VP.
There are two reasons someone might be upset with this lack of a response response. And then there is a third, mine. I've often see things a different way and this comment is no different.
"Shado-Pan Assault rep is gained by killing bosses, not doing dailies."
- He totally missed what the person was getting at. They are using dailies as an expression. What they are trying to get through his thick and apparently dense head is that they do not want to grind reputation as well as valor. Reputation should offer rewards for the level of reputation you get and valor should be able to purchase valor gear. They should not be combined. Shado-Pan Assault grinding is like a weekly, or a set of four weekly if you will. Doing the LFRs each week to get your reputation, which in many cases is a hell of a lot more annoying then doing dailies. So Bashiok trying to use that as an example that they do not have to do dailies not only fails, but is a horrible way to attempt to justify, explain or address this persons issue with the double gate.
"item upgrades are coming back in 5.3 (and they're cheaper) so that'll be a nice way to dump some VP"
- So he thinks that the person is complaining they have all this valor and nothing to spend it on? Clueless just does not explain how far off base Bashiok is here. There is not knowing, and there is purposely ignoring. He purposely ignored what the person said. They did not say they had nothing left to buy with valor. They said they have nothing to buy with valor because they do not have reputation. They are not looking to "dump some VP" because they have nothing to do with it you dimwit.
I look forward to 5.3 and the vendors to upgrade my gear coming back so I can upgrade gear. I have all the reputations and I have nothing left to spend valor on. Fine, your answer would be awesome for me if I asked what I should spend it on being I do not need any valor gear at all. I, however, did not ask that question. Someone else that needs a lot of gear asked it and you basically told them, upgrade your 483 gear in 5.3. You did not address their issue which was they want 489 and 496 valor gear and can not get it because they refuse to do dailies. Or, to an extended purpose, they might want 522 gear but they are currently not raiding on that character and refuse to do the LFR to get Shado-Pan assault reputation. They are capped with nothing to spend it on. They just want to buy some gear. How hard is that for Bashiok to understand. What happened to choices? There are no choices here. Want valor gear, grind reputations. Not exactly a choice is it? That is what the person was trying to get at but Bashiok is just too slow on the uptake to understand one simple train of thought by a poster with a legitimate question.
But wait, now to the words that pissed me off and made me want to write a post on a Sunday.
See, Bashiok does understand, he just does not care like the rest of the staff. But whatever is their way of saying, go fuck yourself. So let me translate for you, go fuck yourself, if you don't like dailies upgrade your crappy gear come 5.3 you loser. The person said I would like to be able to spend my valor without grinding reputation and all he could say is, wait for 5.3 and upgrade your painfully dated, low item level, useless crap gear. Real nice.
It shows he knew what the person was getting at and just did not care. The player base doesn't mean a damn thing to him or to the people that represent the company on the forums. Because instead of talking to their player base and hearing their gripes they continuously post as if they do not understand what the problem is and dance around it.
But whatever, that is their way of saying go fuck yourself.
I really do hope that person who bashiok was so rude and disrespectful to quits the game and when they ask that person to send in the survey of why they left he can say, because of Bashiok.
Hopefully Baskiok will find his way to the unemployment line very soon because he sure as hell is not capable or willing to do his job correctly and actually understand and convoy the message between the people and the developers of what the problem is. Even if the customer is wrong you need to treat your customers with respect. Even if you want to say go fuck yourself to them, you say it to your buddy in the next cubical. You do not basically come out and post it on the forums with a disrespectful, but whatever.
Some might say it is harsh to ask for someone to be fired because of a few rude comments here and there toward the people that pay their salary. Perhaps he was just getting sick and tired of people on the forums which I could understand 110%. Maybe he just has a moment of weakness and said something slightly snaky and did not mean it as it came out. Perhaps I should not call for them to be fired because they need to pay their bills, they need their job, and there is no reason to fire them over it.
Well, you know what I would say to Bashiok if he said that?
But whatever. Go find another job.
You don't but whatever the people that pay your salary. If you can not address their question. Don't. Do not disrespect someone like that by dismissing what they said with a but whatever.