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 24, 2005, 02:11
Jan 24, 2005, 02:11
 
The Schaeffer Brothers have left. They made Starcraft. The ArenaNet crew left. They made Battle.net AND Diablo 2.

Enough said. I suppose they're unimportant too. All hail the great Tigole, who by the way was just a QA boy prior to Warcraft 3.

You are GROSSLY misinformed.. The Shaeffer brothers founded Blizzard North; they had nothing to do with StarCraft. (Seriously, try to find them in the SC manual) The Arena.net crew did play a big role in Battle.net, but they worked for Blizzard Ent, not Blizzard North and, like http://www.arenanet.com/about/team.html says, they never worked on Diablo II in any capacity to credit them with "they made Diablo II" (They wouldn't have done anything beyond cross-company crunch time help, and aid with Battle.net implementation). Jeeze, disagree with me if you want, but get you facts straight!

Oh, and a lot more than just Tigole are still at Blizzard. A LOT more.

When the freaking Team Leader and Lead Programmer of a project leaves, you know the project went down the toilet at some point. In this case, that project was World of Warcraft.

Fine, beleive what you want to believe. One guy is responsible for an entire project, encompassing over 200 people, being not being up to your standards (Even though this guys apparent "big thing" is that he made the StarCraft campaign editor. He wasn't even the leader programmer on SC, let alone it's team leader.) Whatever, you guys are going to see Blizzard as an evil, heartless organization that's a shell of it's former self no matter WHAT I say.

Sincerely,
Jeremy Dunn

This comment was edited on Jan 24, 03:00.
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