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Ghostcrawler to take a break from the forums : World of Warcraft General Discussions

Posted: September 28th, 2009, 5:16 pm
 
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Ghostcrawler, aka Greg Street, the Lead Systems designer, posted today that he is going to "chill it out a little" from the role forums. These forums are the primary conduit for Blizzard to communicate with the fanbase about changes to WoW and the philosophy behind those changes. For the past year and a half, Ghostcrawler has been the daily presence in the forums, offering a unique and exceptionally detailed look at the inner workings of the design process that goes into WoW.

One of the primary complaints Ghostcrawler has about the forums is how his words are picked apart by folks, often times with such a fine scalpel that things which he says are taken out of context and diluted from their original meanings. We've noticed this ourselves, in that when we post on something he says commenters will often look past the context of the post (or article we've written) and dive right into a uniquely feisty brand of QQ.

As of late the forums have reached a new level of annoyance, with more and more posts being about Ghostcrawler's job performance and him personally, instead of being about the game mechanics. Even post about game mechanics and design issues find a way to devolve into people crying about their class or what Ghostcrawler has or has not done. Some people actually believe that Ghostcrawler promised them a pony, and those people have became significantly more and more vocal.

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Ghostcrawler to take a break from the forums originally appeared on WoW.com on Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Author: SUPPORT@WEBLOGSINC.COM (Adam Holisky)
Category: breakingcataclysmghostcrawlerghostcrawler-breakgreg-streetofficial-forumsponyrole-forumswow-cataclysmwow-forumswow-ghostcrawlerwow-role-forums
Publish Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:00:00 EST
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