Hey, at least they’re persistent
Is it just me, or does the current April Fools “joke” fit just well into that corporate “our users are losers” Blizzard climate of late? Guess 9 million customers are rarely contributory to corporate humility, but this time… So far, Blizz’ reaction to much any legitimate question lately and complaint has been a condescending “QQ more, nub”. Let’s see…
Users: Blizz, please fix Druid range bug.
Blizz: QQ more, lrn2notbecat
Users: Blizz, please fix Mage blink bug
Blizz: QQ more, lrn2notblink
and then, there’s…
Users: Blizz, the Druid “fix” is a bad nerf,
itemization is not up to par with other classes and will lead to a
situation as pre-2.0 come Karazhan.
Blizz: QQ more, nublet, Durid is b 4 heelz.
and, finally, today:
Users: Blizz, why did you disable cross-faction inspects and then introduce the Armory, which produces well-formed XML which can be easily downloaded and – using a 24 line Ruby script – turned into a feed for an addon which basically pre-loads all Arena teams in my Battlegroup and lets me “inspect” them in-game?
Blizz: Here’s a tinfoil hat, troll. Shed more tears, will ya?
… to wit, the “tinfoil hat” is made from “troll tears” and allows users to “see the truth”, which they “can not handle”.
In short, maybe I am overreacting. But to brand everyone who had issues with the Armory as a “crying troll” and prescribe a “tinfoil hat”, basically dismissing all concerns about the Armory, is … well … not very customer-oriented corporate. Or, maybe, Joi will have to rewrite his “Wisdom of Rob Pardo” and rename it “Lessons why it’s bad to hire a bunch of untrained Everquest no-life raiders to define your corporate culture, especially if some of them were the worst trolls and tear-shedding server-crashers in EQ history themselves”.