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Description Here's my full communication with CIG requesting a refund. http://pastebin.com/mSM29KZs This contains eye opening evidence.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2016, 15:25 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 15:10:
Isn't Mark Kern the guy that created the Firefall debacle?

I don't know all the specifics. I'm not sure if he caused or contributed to it, but in truth that's a topic for another discussion. Right now this is huge milestone.

Not many people know this but after the lead programmer left to form Arena.net (possibly Mike O'Brien) Blizzard was ready to cancel WOW. They saw no path forever. However, Mark Kern stepped up and said let me find a new lead programmer and get the game ready to ship. Blizzard took a chance on Mark and his leadership led to one of gaming's most successful MMOs in history. Imagine a gaming world where WOW didn't exist.

Anyhow, here's the Tweets for proof:

vomiting_cat: Look at Oldschool Runescape's success. Look at Nostalrius and now Kronos/Lordaeron. Sometimes feels like, you're wrong?
Mark: Blizzard was pretty sure WoW should be cancelled to, until I convinced them to try.
https://twitter.com/Grummz/status/723670297405054978

Mark: They all seem to forget I saved WoW from cancellation and got it shipped in the first place.
https://twitter.com/Grummz/status/723552778308608000

Khayotix: tell us the story Mark! What happened that the game needed saving? History lesson time!
Mark: The game was in shambles, the lead left to start Arena. net. Blizzard said, no way to continue
https://twitter.com/Grummz/status/723553532465418240

Mark: I said I would join the team, find a new lead prog and help turn the game around. They let me try.
https://twitter.com/Grummz/status/723553713042821124
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2016, 15:05 Kxmode
 
Mark Kern via Twitter: "I'm pleased to tell you that Mike has replied, and we are meeting in the next couple weeks when our schedules align! @NostalBegins"

Yay!!!! Short of a vanilla server announcement, this is wonderful news! Dance Dance Dance
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2016, 14:58 Kxmode
 
descender wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 13:39:
So you're $60 in on another space game already? What is the space-sim equivalent of methadone, we need to get a hold of some for you.

I know! I'm such a hypocrite!

Seriously though, Battletech was the last crowdfunded game I backed. Everspace, just before Battletech. I'm still not supporting the crowdfunding / early access model. I think it's a flawed system, but at least I'm happy to check out Everspace.
 
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News Comments > Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter Paused
34. Re: Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter Paused Apr 29, 2016, 14:55 Kxmode
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 14:47:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 13:51:
Can we get some low card/low cal/low sodium this time, almost had to go to the hospital from all the popcorn last time.
You should avoid the Star Citizen threads.

I might have something to do with that according to some.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2016, 13:28 Kxmode
 
descender wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 18:28:
According to most of those instructions taking one of everything in the cabinet would be a swell idea. :p

Talk to your doctor about swell ideas.

I'll show myself out...
 
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News Comments > Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter Paused
26. Re: Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter Paused Apr 29, 2016, 13:27 Kxmode
 
That's a very smart decision. Kudos to Romero and his team for making that decision.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2016, 13:23 Kxmode
 
RockFish Games sent me an email containing a Steam alpha key for EVERSPACE! Dance  
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
75. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 29, 2016, 00:32 Kxmode
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 07:12:
Posting about it ten thousand times and trying to spam your views everywhere is what makes you a crazy ex. Talking like a crazy person about Blizzards egos and making up conspiracy theories about a video game patch revision is what makes you a crazy ex. My points about why vanilla WoW servers are still unaddressed which in vanilla WoW terms that you should understand is a FAIL.

Again, I haven't addressed any of your illogical points because you have none. Anything else?
 
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News Comments > Duck Game Free Weekend
1. Re: Duck Game Free Weekend Apr 28, 2016, 20:26 Kxmode
 

Life is like a hurricane...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 28, 2016, 16:35 Kxmode
 
CrushBug wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 11:58:
Prescription drugs were in his house? OMG, I have prescription drugs in my house! Am I going to die?!

Nope.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
73. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 22:33 Kxmode
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 07:05:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 22:47:
Lots of rage. Lots of passion! I especially like the part where I'm labelled a "professional victim". Good stuff Redmask. Really hit the nail on head. Anything else I'm missing?

Rage? Hahah. I'm not the one signing petitions or following around game devs like a crazy ex.

Criticizing Star Citizen because Chris Roberts didn't stay true to his word on the game's scope, its duration and budget isn't being a "crazy ex". Signing a petition to play a version of World of Warcraft no longer available and being vocal about wanting such a thing isn't a "crazy ex" move.

If you're going to use metaphors at least try to be accurate.

Redmask wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 07:05:
Your utter failure to address any of my points both there and here has been noted.

I didn't address your points because you have none.

Anything else? If not, GG.

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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
54. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 23:09 Kxmode
 
NewMaxx wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 20:36:
This is just my opinion - having played dozens of MMOs including World of Warcraft at launch, and having been on the design team for two - but I see this situation more as an opportunity. It's no mystery that Blizzard has been moving away from World of Warcraft and in fact they have made the (smart) decision to move away from traditional MMOs all-together. Yet they apparently lack the vision to make something great with what they already have.

Someone else commented that they picked THE wrong person to be affiliated with this statement and I couldn't agree more. Blizzard seems to be in a constant flux when it comes to being in touch with their customers. Tying these concepts together I offer the example of Diablo 3, which was turned around largely by listening to the community and removing a certain person on the team. My point being that if you want reform you need turnover.

All that being said I made my feelings about this statement felt on the Reddit thread. As someone who has worked on teams and game development, including the legal elements, I know what they're saying. I just disagree with it because they are approaching it like Microsoft rather than Google; Blizzard is quite capable of making the best of this opportunity and they have a track record of being flexible, but apparently the impetus isn't quite there yet.

Really appreciated your comment NewMaxx. I was the one who commented about picking the wrong person. J Allen Brack is going to be forever known as the "You think you do, but you don't" guy.

If you don't mind me asking does "been on the design team for two" refer to Blizzard?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
53. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 22:47 Kxmode
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 19:38:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 18:53:
Wetworks wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 18:07:
Vanilla servers is such a no brainer for Blizzard I have no idea why they haven't done it yet.

It's not about the money. It's clear they have the resources to do this if wanted. It's about their egos. The people driving WOW today DO NOT want the community going back to the first version of their game. They've censored and banned ALL vanilla discussions on their official servers. They've said "No" to legacy servers since Cataclysm days. It's very clear from Cataclysm that their intent was to destroy the original vanilla content. They have also gone back and redid almost all the old dungeons and raids. It doesn't serve any purpose other than to continue to replace the old content with THEIR content.

This is so asinine, not to mention paranoid. Blizzard wants people playing all of its content, its why Legion is testing outdoor scaling. It's why heroics and mythics exist. It's why they redid the 1-60 experience. Sorry that you can't accept change but that's your fucking problem chump, not Blizzards. The game will always keep evolving and changing, that's the nature of most MMO games.

The community doesn't want to go back to the first version of the game either, I know because I was there when they bitched and moaned for Blizzard to improve the product. If there was money to be made selling people vanilla Blizzard would be first in line. They know damned well vocal minorities like yourself aren't going to pay money to raid Blackwing Lair in 2 years time. They know because they've been making and selling the game for 12 years and people like you were the first ones whining for these things that exist in the game now.

They blew you off in a polite manner and that's more than you deserve in this situation. You talk about egos but this is more about your ego and its desire to travel backwards in time to high school when you had fond memories of cheeto fueled overnighters in Molten Core.

That's what you said. Here's what you mean...

Redmask wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 05:44:
An online petition hahah. Vanilla fucking sucked. Yeah lets wander around clearing trash BRD for 2 hours to maybe kill a boss. It was fun because you were doing it the first time. You might let nostalgia make it somewhat amusing once again but then you will be gone without new content and Blizzard knows that better than anyone else, they were forced to deal with it every single year. Every one of those retarded player run realms always had people crowing at first then whining about backporting of current patch features. Peoples nostalgia blinders are hilarious. It's not coming back and good riddance. Between that and Star Citizen I'm starting to think kxmode is a Professional Victim.

Lots of rage. Lots of passion! I especially like the part where I'm labelled a "professional victim". Good stuff Redmask. Really hit the nail on head. Anything else I'm missing?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
45. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 18:53 Kxmode
 
Wetworks wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 18:07:
Vanilla servers is such a no brainer for Blizzard I have no idea why they haven't done it yet.

It's not about the money. It's clear they have the resources to do this if wanted. It's about their egos. The people driving WOW today DO NOT want the community going back to the first version of their game. They've censored and banned ALL vanilla discussions on their official servers. They've said "No" to legacy servers since Cataclysm days. It's very clear from Cataclysm that their intent was to destroy the original vanilla content. They have also gone back and redid almost all the old dungeons and raids. It doesn't serve any purpose other than to continue to replace the old content with THEIR content.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
27. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 14:02 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 13:56:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 12:05:
WOW is going to fold in about 5 years. Blizzard's own greed is going to be the WOW killer.

Pick a date and I'll mark it on the calendar. The only way it's going to fold is when they replace it with something bigger.

Your comments here are basically sour grapes...


Pick today. April 26, 2021. It'll be interesting to see what happens.

I really wanted Legacy servers. Can you really blame me for being very disappointed?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
25. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 13:56 Kxmode
 
NetHead wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 13:40:
For the record I don't care about WOW, couldn't care less infact about it or the private servers. Though I can't stand companies who feed people shit and say it's cake.

It's just a nicer form of "No. And you think we do, but we don't."
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
22. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 13:52 Kxmode
 
Triblade wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 13:20:
Hey look at that; another year, another forum post predicting the end of World of Warcraft.

Somebody better let Blizzard know, that after 11 years of people posting the exact same shit, they could be right this time.

Someone said 5 years? THE DATE IS SET.

FOR REAL THIS TIME.

My instincts told me Northrend would be WOW's next expansion after TBC. My instincts told me a MMOFPS would be Titan. This prediction for WOW demise isn't based on volatile rage. It's based on the growing backlash against retail WOW, the number of falling subs, the dwindling number of streamers, less people producing WOW videos on Youtube, coming in 42nd on MMORPG's list of top MMOs, and many other factors. The case can be made that the decay of the game is now going to happen rapidly. Perhaps before Nostalrius, WOW possibly had 7-12 years of life left. I believe it's now 5. Now If I'm wrong, then I'm wrong and I'll admit that.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
19. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 13:30 Kxmode
 
Mark Kern's open letter video to Mike Morhaime.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
10. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 12:22 Kxmode
 
Yifes wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 12:11:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 12:05:
It is now very clear to me that their number one driving force isnít their fan base, itís money.

That's the number one driving force behind every company. Pretty naive of you to think otherwise.

Don't twist my words. You know precisely what I mean. Even profit-driven companies can still care about their supporters and fans. Blizzard did it many times in the past.

Yifes wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 12:11:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 12:05:
WOW is going to fold in about 5 years. Blizzard's own greed is going to be the WOW killer.

If it folds, it would be because it is a 16 year old fucking game, and people have grown bored of it. It's already lasted way beyond anyone's expectations.

Age has nothing to do with WOW folding. It will fold on its own merits because of all the changes they've made since Cataclysm. The backlash was because of those changes.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
7. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 12:14 Kxmode
 
I will also add that Brack's idea to create a "pristine server" is retarded. Retailers don't want that because it'll make their casual experience more challenging. Vanilla players don't want that because it'll be based on the current gameplay mechanics; they want the old skills and talents from pre-WOTLK. This is another example of Blizzard not listening to what we want. #YouThinkYouDoButYouDont. I think it's insulting that Blizzard would offer this abomination consisting of no talents, 70% cut abilities, none of the orginal zones/content in place of vanilla. I have to believe it would be MORE expansive to set up this kind of realm. And NOBODY asked for it.

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