More WoW Woes

This WoW Gameplay Discussion (thanks Voodoo Extreme) offers a message from Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime on the ongoing difficulties being experienced in World of Warcraft, their MMORPG. The update describes why 20 realms had to be taken offline, and how players from the impacted realms will be receiving a total of seven free days added to their subscriptions due to this and another glitch earlier in the week. The update concludes with promises and apologies:
I want to take this opportunity to say that we will do everything possible to ensure that unexpected downtime like this does not occur in the future and that if it is necessary, we will do everything possible to give you better warning and keep you informed. In the future, we will avoid doing maintenance during peak hours, unless no other alternative presents itself. When complications occur that could impact your playing time, we will provide that information as well. We failed to do this last night, and I assure you that we are making changes to ensure that we do a better job of communicating with our players next time.

I want to extend my personal and heartfelt apology for the problems that some of you have been experiencing on our servers. We remain committed to delivering the best possible service for you and will continue to work around the clock to ensure that we provide an experience that you and I have to come to expect from Blizzard games.
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Re: WoW, who gives a rat's ass?
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Re: WoW, who gives a rat's ass? Jan 23, 2005, 05:18
Jan 23, 2005, 05:18
 
News flash: Blizzard may have developed World of Warcraft but the Blizzard that made WOW isn't the same Blizzard that made the Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo series of games that we all know and love. Most of the people who were in charge of making those games (with the exception of Tigole) left the company before WOW even went into development. Bill Roper and most of the 'big dogs' formed their own company, Flagship Studios.
News flash: You have no friggen clue what you're talking about. Name me ONE of the founders of Blizzard besides Bill Roper.. ONE. If you can't, then how on EARTH do you know they left Blizzard? If you CAN, then check your WoW manual.

Mike Morhain? One of the "big dog" founders.. He's still there. Allen Adhem? Another big dog founder; and another guy who is STILL there. Bob Fitch? Blizzard Programmer since the original WarCraft: Current location? Still there. Chris Metzen: Story guy since WarCraft II? Still there. Glenn Stafford, the one responsible for music and sound since the original WarCraft? Still there. Brian Fitzgerald: Another programmer that's been there since WarCraft I and is STILL THERE.

Should I go on to those who have been on the team since WarCraft II and StarCraft, or do you still think "most of the people in charge of making the game" equates to Bill Roper, the Blizzard North founders, and a small handful of artists and programmers out of several hundred employees that have worked at Blizzard?

Sincerely,
Jeremy Dunn
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