Can’t you devs, just for once, take advice from your own forums ? It’s full of meaningful data, insight and feedback. Why do you always have to crawl to the worst places of the Internet and expect us to follow you like little puppies?
I don’t want to create an account in whatever random places just so we can communicate.
I’m OK with the devs posting/sharing information via social media venues but post it in the official site and forum first/simultaneously. I come to the D3 main page and official forums for D3 related information.
Tyvalir: We hear you on the need to better balance our information sharing and other activities across social channels. Finding the right balance is an ongoing process for us, and there’s always room for improvement. If you have constructive suggestions on how we might do so, please share them here or send them on over to [email protected]
On a similar note, I should mention that even though we can’t always respond, we always make sure to pass on your feedback. If you have suggestions for special events you’d like to see, better ways to share game information, or other general feedback, we would love to hear it – these things help us improve. Thanks!
The ironic thing is that often the most dedicated posters on Battle.net forums are the least informed about larger game issues. So you see people on B.net forums with hundreds of hours played and thousands of posts, who don’t know what’s new on the PTR, what’s coming up at Blizzcon, what the devs are going to change next patch, etc. All that info is out there, and collecting and presenting it is a lot of what we do here, since lately Blizzard releases news mostly via twitter (often straight from the devs instead of @Diablo), or through their FB, or in some streamer’s chat, or through non-Diablo third party sites. And since the B.net forums are very spammy and there’s no one there to organize and polish and present the important info in a way that stays atop the main forum page, fans who only use the forums can miss much of the new stuff.
Obviously that sort of info collection is the niche a fansite like this one fills, but since Blizzard hardly ever (these days) promotes their fansites or resources like DiabloWiki.net, how are their forum customers supposed to know? Back in the day Blizzard North preferred to interact directly with fans via fansites, but Bliz Irvine PR has always preferred to try and spread the news as widely as possible, while assuming the loyal fans and fansites will just repost it. This has paradoxical effect of often leaving their most loyal game players uninformed, as you can see every day in the B.net forums.
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