Hotfixes/changes being made without notifying player base

They didn’t even post on here about dire maul being opened. Players that knew found out about it from other places. Keep in mind that this is the OFFICIAL FORUM FOR THE GAME, meaning the # 1 place that should have news.

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They talked about it in the content preview, posted on this official site on October 7.


On October 15th when DM was opened they posted a whole detailed article about it.

Blizzard stopped using forums for news a long time ago when they redid the site.

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Problem is that we’r not informed of the changes. I mean, it’s pretty simple to understand that.

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Not even close. The retail thinking is more in tune with the underlining premise of this thread. The OP wants to meta and needs Blizzard keep everyone up to date on what that meta is.

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If Blizzard doesn’t identify them as changes then what?

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Removed layers… Less stuff.

Yes that explains the stutter step disappearing.

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This. Should be but blizz let this place turn into a haven for trolling and misinformation.
They’ve long past the point of actually communicating anything. Except hey guys blizzcon virtual tickets on sale now! Oh yea here’s another crap skinned mount cash grab…
They had undocumented stealth changes throughout all of wow’s history. Nothing new here. Bad form but nothing new from Big B.

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the OP makes me think this is about a bug or exploit that he can no longer use to his benefit. and he mad

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This really is not on my list of things to worry about.

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Basically it’s a slippery slope. If we keep quiet about all these small changes being made under our noses, before you know it, Blizzard takes it upon themselves to start ‘balancing the game’ (which they have already started), to appeal to the casual players who belong in retail. Before long we end up in the same situation. I think if we’re paying for the service, and expecting a true classic experience, we have the right to know what changes (if they are affecting gameplay or economy) are being made. If you don’t agree with this, I would like to know why, or I’ll just assume you don’t really think deeply about the issue and just came here to troll.

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You’re assuming there is anything you (or the proverbial “we”) can do about it.

There isn’t.

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Money talks. If we were stronger as a community, and didn’t have people who throw up their hands and assume there’s nothing we can do, we might be able to do something. We were able to get Classic back, which is a huge deal. We can do this too.

Again I have to ask: what would being informed of the tweaks change?

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So you’re quitting? Can I have your stuff?

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Just knowing and understanding.

Blizzard aside people feel slighted when a game stealth fixes something even if it’s totally in the right to do so. I don’t think it’s all that difficult to understand that people just like to be informed of changes that they’re going to find out about one way or another.

I can only hope Blizzard is trying to follow vanillas capabilities as best as possible and not removing/adjusting things they don’t like for one reason or another.

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How about this one that went waaaaay under the radar?

This is straight up something that wasn’t a thing in Vanilla.

There are entire quest chains that were soloable only by kiting the named target, and letting the adds leash, such as Crimson Courier, Oracle, etc. This is apparently no longer possible as of the hotfix.

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Yup. They are slowly deteriorating the experience by trying to make the game more ‘balanced’ and ‘fair’ like the current sterile version of retail. God forbid anyone have fun and enjoy some imbalance. This is one of the reasons Kevin Jordan (one of the OG wow devs) ended up leaving the company. Leadership didn’t understand (and apparently still don’t) the importance of imbalance and clever use of game mechanics in a game.

Also, it’s disingenuous to say you’re keeping in line with the reference client, when clearly they are now not. They are making changes as they see fit, not trying to preserve the integrity of the reference client. It’s a slippery slope.

Would be nice to see a response from Blizzard on why they decided to go against the reference client on this decision and not tell anyone.

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I didn’t ever have trouble with raptor heads in the Barrens. In Vanilla the drop rate was slightly less than it is now.

But raptor hearts in Arathi-- only 1 out of +/- 27 raptors had a heart. Haven’t tried it in Classic yet…