Per rispondere alle domande su questi ed altri argomenti, Ion Hazzikostas si è offerto (come tributo) per un reddit AMA che si terrà stasera alle ore 23.00 italiane. Per il Game Director questo AMA è un modo per intavolare effettivamente una discussione con la community, piuttosto che affidarsi a un video Q&A dal tempo limitato oppure a un lungo ed elaborato bluepost.
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Hi everyone !
We're very excited to be hosting a Developer AMA tomorrow, Friday 14th with Ion Hazzikostas, Game Director of World of Warcraft. He will be answering your questions starting at 2:00pm PDT (click here for conversion in your time zone). The AMA will be mainly focused on the Live Game (current ideas, problems, etc.).
Hi. Just for some additional context in advance of this AMA: I suggested and volunteered to do this, and I'm looking forward to it. I know there are a ton of questions and concerns that feel unanswered right now, and a need for much more robust communication on our end. I am accountable for everything that goes into WoW, so that should begin with me. A standard streamed Q&A wouldn't really be sufficient to cover the range of topics that are likely to come up, since we're limited in the number of questions we can fit in. And a forum post or blog would end up as a giant wall of text that doesn't feel much like a conversation. So r/wow felt like the perfect place to address a wide range of topics in an open forum.
I'm planning on spending at least a couple of hours responding, and I'll try to cover as much as I can. It'll just be me tanking this, so apologies in advance if I can't field a question about the nuances of Swift Roundhouse interactions for Windwalkers, or whatever.
Also, to be clear, we don't view a one-off AMA as a silver bullet. It's impossible for everyone to agree with every decision we make, but you shouldn't feel unaware of them or disconnected from why we chose a given course to follow, and that will take a sustained effort on our part.
See you all in ~24 hours!