D3 Public Q&A at Blizzcon I have still not found time to watch/read it, but this post on the b.net forums made me laugh. Or it would have if I didn't have a sore throat that makes laughing impossible. I kind of wheeze, and it hurts. So I just make a happy face, like a robot with bad AI. But that's neither here nor there. http://blues.incgamers.com/Posts/1/1/4/10/15058/outraged I put in some paragraphs since JFC WoT, and it got funnier with Bashiok's reply: This is... disappointing. Temper tantrums aren't welcome here. I think he felt contractually obligated to say that. He'd have just deleted it if he hadn't been amused and somewhat in agreement. Leaving aside the insults (though I have yet not to laugh when I hear the adjective "neckbeard" deployed pejoratively) and the D2 patch *****ing... was the D3 Q&A that bad? I warned everyone, repeatedly, that it would be; in past years such events are choked by noob questions that are a waste of everyone's time. The D3 devs are so seldom available for questions, especially from regular fans, that it's a shame to ask them stuff anyone could find out about from the game FAQ, or spending five minutes in a good D3 forum. That's fairly unavoidable at public events in advance of the game's release, especially when many/most of the fans are WoW players who are following D3 casually, if at all. But if Bliz really wanted to elevate the quality of their Q&A, it wouldn't be hard. Get a few knowledgable people, CMs or even fans, to screen questions and just skip all the "Will Nerkomantor b bak?" queries. Or would that spoil the unrestrained public fan interaction that's the whole point behind such events? After all, if people who don't know the most basic info about the game don't know it before they ask their question, they're probably not going to go seek out the info afterwards, if their question is rejected. And you know the audience is full of people who didn't know the answer either. Blizzard can't just target their info to the tiny % of us who follow the game religiously and know everything that's been made public... can they?