You do realize that the forums represent a small, albeit passionate portion of the population?
Aren’t you on my server? Did you bother to look at the spam in LFG this morning about the instance cap? If people have the same complaints in-game and in the forums, which portion of the population is missing from this discussion? Elaborate.
This is an example of a “voluntary response” data collection method.
I’d say this change is an example of “involuntary compulsion” then, since no one asked for it.
Typically, it doesn’t represent the average player.
I never even touched the forums before this particular change. Do these threads not have a higher number of responses than whatever it is you all were talking about before this happened (premades? AV?)? Looking at it now, it appears that they do. It seems fair to say that this affects more people than you assume.
While there are some logical arguments made here on the forums about a number of issues, there are many that are simply emotional or entitled.
What’s wrong with arguments from emotion? Surely a community without passion is not a community worth joining.
On this particular thread, arguments against this new change really seem to fall under both emotional and entitled.
Many of them don’t even make sense mathematically.
Give a concrete example with figures.
Will people try to circumvent said changes? Probably.
I’m not entirely sure how you circumvent a hard cap on instances. That’s the problem. If there were a way to circumvent it using the mechanics in the game, I would.
In fact, I’d suspect it’ll be easier to figure out who’s up to no good, and we’ll start seeing ban waves.
Blizzard already knows who is up to know good. See the recent banwave. They have the capacity, they just don’t use it.
You’re missing the point… The gold farmers are trying to do as much as they can as cheaply as they can. If it costs them too much to do what they’re doing, the prices for sellers will go up. The problem will fix itself.
Stop speaking in hypotheticals and show me results. I saw unguilded mages in Strat today, just less of them. To say nothing of the mages and priests currently leveling with clearly botlike patterns. I reported one today. Why aren’t they banned yet?