Just because Warcraft is a game you've played for a decade, it doesn't mean you're entitled to anything at all. You may have spent a ton of hard-earned cash on Tokens since Blizzard introduced the feature, but this doesn't give you the right to dictate the game's direction. When the client is down for Maintenance, you don't get to complain that this is the only time you can play and so the inconvenience is unacceptable. Basically, you are a single person and your personal comfort and diversion are not anyone else's problem except your own. Expecting an MMO to be at your beck and call is ridiculous and so self-centred it beggars belief. Except, more and more, people believe this is their right. It is their place to attack and complain about anything and everything because clearly, obviously, the World revolves around them.
Except, quite obviously, this is not the case.
|Settle down kids, this is gonna take a while.|
Having an opinion about anything these days is also dangerous. Woe betide you step into Social Media believing X is true when quite rightly Y is the real reason something happened. Don't start telling people the designers can't do that because there's at least three examples of historical precedent that counteract that argument. Deity forbid that you might have come up with a brilliantly simple way of solving the current problems with PvP/Garrisons/Questing/Pet Battling because if the right person doesn't like it, you're dogmeat, tender vittles for the rest of the gallery to feast on whilst laughing at your inadequacy. In the end, what you think doesn't matter, nobody will read your Blog and nobody cares anyway. You're nothing. No actually, you're LESS than nothing.
And this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is absolutely why this is the EXACT RIGHT MOMENT to start Blogging.
This is the World we inhabit: extremes, opinionated stupidity, flashpoints that expose hypocrisy and arrogance. What the Warcraft Community craves more now than it has ever done than at any point in it's lifespan is sanity, reason and consideration. You don't need to kneejerk, or post there and then. It doesn't have to happen every day, or at the moment something explodes in a fireball of incandescent indignation. Blogging allows thought and dissection, calm and reflection. You don't need to translate your every thought or feeling, quite the opposite. What the World needs now is more people with the capability to step back from what is the chaos of immediacy and to make sense of what is happening, and from that offer practical and reasonable solutions to problems that do most definitely need solving.
In Azeroth, we desperately need good people Blogging who still actually care about the heart and soul of this game.
|Because I do love it all so much, I stay.|
Those who think that to care about something means you can never be critical of it fail to grasp a crucial part of the writing process: from conflict comes resolution, and thereby enlightenment. All of the best stories involve an element of this, a way to go from the lows to the highs, but with a distinct grasp of the understanding that without one there cannot ever be the other. As a writer you will learn that even blogging can benefit from the occasional insertion of the prosaic and the dramatic to make for a diversion, a way to beguile your readership into your 'world' where the problems can be explained and resolutions offered. In the end, however, it is the facts that matter, and to be able to present them with a genuine air of professionalism is far and away the best skill you'll ever learn, at least in my mind, when you're talking about Gaming.
Remember both sides matter when you're telling your story, especially the one you don't believe is the right one.