Live Developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas- January 24, 2019

  • Published: 25 January 2019
  • This week, we sat down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas to answer your questions on the latest content update— Tides of Vengeance part 2.
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  • lou-an crous
    lou-an crous  1 months back

    Sponsored by China!! Praise to China!!!!

    • humpydumptay
      humpydumptay  1 months back

      Blizzard: The World Could Use More Heroes!
      Blizzard Pro Gamer: *speaks out against an authoritarian regime*
      Blizzard: Wait not like that

      • Spencer Group
        Spencer Group  2 months back

        Someone got chunky

        • Knight Smokey
          Knight Smokey  3 months back

          Can We Have A New Game Director please !!! Gtfo Ion Hazzikostas

          • Chung .Y
            Chung .Y  4 months back

            let my grand mon design is better then bz

            • Rekt Dacron
              Rekt Dacron  4 months back

              Have you ever spoken to the guys that made the big world engine to cope with high amounts of players in one spot.

              • X2374
                X2374  7 months back

                Hey Ion, seperate Russians from eu in pvp please. A huge proportion of them cheat and use bots. Please listen to this feedback before you make bgs worse. Thanks.

                • panathaninf
                  panathaninf  7 months back

                  Thank you for making these Q&As we complain but we still want them...

                  • Medigo Verus
                    Medigo Verus  8 months back

                    You act like it's a bad thing if people don't IMMEDIATELY know what something is or what it's for or specifically how to beat a boss or whatever bullshit. "Accessibility," right? Why do you hate exploration and discovery?

                    • Paul Rasche
                      Paul Rasche  8 months back

                      I've never seen an alliance group under 30 doing world PvP against a group of 4 horde...

                      • Brudas Man
                        Brudas Man  8 months back

                        why they keep the greasy guy

                        • Bob Mastowski
                          Bob Mastowski  8 months back

                          Thanks for killing blizzard.

                          • MrIronmaiden1971
                            MrIronmaiden1971  8 months back

                            That cap Josh. :P

                            • dimitrie van MOosel
                              dimitrie van MOosel  8 months back

                              Kul Trian are a reskin of Pandaren get out of here with your new skeleton and animations seeing the animations? come on don't lie to us

                              • ikathan
                                ikathan  8 months back

                                This community manager needs to shave something he looks like a homeless person

                                • jago18777
                                  jago18777  8 months back

                                  Warcraft needs taking behind the shed and putting down.

                                  • Davros Trump
                                    Davros Trump  9 months back

                                    Just let us pick our stats already, no more of this haste versatility belt bullshit

                                    • jago18777
                                      jago18777  9 months back

                                      When can I play this on my phone?

                                      • d d
                                        d d  9 months back

                                        FIX LARGE SCALE PVP LAG.. Yes spend money on architecture.

                                        • Patrick Nelson
                                          Patrick Nelson  9 months back

                                          if march on the marsh was a horde quest it would of being hotfixed within a day

                                          • Vaughn Bellwood
                                            Vaughn Bellwood  9 months back

                                            How many players have to leave the game before you guys start to realize that pushing people into activities they don't enjoy does not make for a fun game? Allow the new Heart of Azeroth traits to be unlocked with a system that allows players to participate in the aspects of the game they enjoy and largely ignore the one's they don't. If you seriously think that having this trait unlock with Mythic+ and that trait unlock with Battlegrounds is a good idea, then you're brain-dead retarded and have learned nothing from your recent failures.

                                            • thunderga666
                                              thunderga666  9 months back

                                              Josh is useless wasting time for questions...

                                              • just1nmcd
                                                just1nmcd  9 months back

                                                Ion and Lore, you both need to go drown yourselves. Do the world a favor

                                                • Boka Banana
                                                  Boka Banana  9 months back

                                                  fire the german support team or your game will die

                                                  • ZeikoHD
                                                    ZeikoHD  9 months back

                                                    WOD was an amazing expansion compared to this

                                                    • Prot
                                                      Prot  9 months back

                                                      Abort BFA, rollback the entire game to at least Legion's last patch (NOT BFA PRE-PATCH). That's how you fix BFA. BFA is total trash.

                                                      • Grizzly Gaming
                                                        Grizzly Gaming  9 months back

                                                        nice Q&A, good questions and well answered

                                                        • HunniBunz Gaming
                                                          HunniBunz Gaming  9 months back

                                                          There are exactly 2.8 Likes and 2.8 dislikes...perfect balance, as all things should be

                                                          • JC Denton
                                                            JC Denton  9 months back

                                                            Can’t wait to come back with new rig after I quit after WoD was my first xpac from release and I played intense for 2 months, lol.

                                                            • CM Nights
                                                              CM Nights  10 months back

                                                              wow community sucks, they just downvote without actually paying attention.

                                                              • Duhdog Dvg
                                                                Duhdog Dvg  10 months back

                                                                Wow sucks. Sorry devs, but activision is ruining your credibility.

                                                                • Cookie Holic
                                                                  Cookie Holic  10 months back

                                                                  Whats the deal with the PVP vendors? Didn't they remove like whole PVP gear with Legion, so are now people wanting PVP to come back or they want PVP vendors that sell PVE gear?

                                                                  • Mary Jones
                                                                    Mary Jones  9 months back

                                                                    They want to be able to buy their pvp pieces from a pvp vendor like they always have instead of playing the wow loot casino.

                                                                • Mary Jones
                                                                  Mary Jones  10 months back

                                                                  Why so glum Ion? Have you realised that the playerbase is catching on to the fact that you're milking the dead dog corpse of wow for all the profits you can before you kick it's dead dog corpse to the kerb?

                                                                  • CosmicDreamz
                                                                    CosmicDreamz  9 months back

                                                                    you are braindead and feeble minded, easily influenced by the online circle jerk of hate and rage. Ofc when you are with the hive mind of hate and toxicity you will see the game through that lens u pathetic basement dwelling no life loser.

                                                                • Joel Schuman
                                                                  Joel Schuman  10 months back

                                                                  WoW players are the WORST fans ever.. Stop complaining, either play the game or don't.

                                                                  • CosmicDreamz
                                                                    CosmicDreamz  9 months back

                                                                    @Jory Scharf are you older then 16 years old? Stop watching online clickbait hate videos and think for yourself instead of being part of the hivemind. You know you can just not play if you don't like it and move on with your life there are thousands of games and other things to do with ur life instead of spending it crying about game you no longer like.

                                                                  • Jory Scharf
                                                                    Jory Scharf  9 months back

                                                                    So you pay every month to play a game, and the developers make retarded design decisions that people hate, and refuse to change any of them. We are supposed to just smile and pretend we like what they are doing? People like you are the reason wows current state is dogshit

                                                                • Pyro814
                                                                  Pyro814  10 months back

                                                                  Hopefully WoW becomes #1 again.

                                                                  • CosmicDreamz
                                                                    CosmicDreamz  9 months back

                                                                    It will when this toxic fan base moves on to other things in their lives.

                                                                • Mikestinkt21
                                                                  Mikestinkt21  10 months back

                                                                  The magegower skins were so cool and i couldnt get them

                                                                  • Mikestinkt21
                                                                    Mikestinkt21  10 months back

                                                                    Blizzard pls legion was cool ok bfa is cool too for me ... but why you kicked the magetower skins out of the game ... thats stupid cmon only them whyyyyy ... pls give me a chance that is :c idfk

                                                                    • Mikestinkt21
                                                                      Mikestinkt21  10 months back

                                                                      Why the magetower skin ... why only them this is stupid bring them back pls omg

                                                                      • supersmex
                                                                        supersmex  10 months back

                                                                        Alliance bias confirmed!!!!

                                                                        • A King
                                                                          A King  10 months back

                                                                          Devil's advocate here.... around 49:00 Ion spoke about the "barrier" to raiding being high for returning players in BC, having to run old raids to gear up and push into the newest raid tiers. But as a decently high raider in the past. If the skill set of the player is high enough to be worthy of old raid carries to gear up there is no real barrier considering the current high drop rate of gear, the ease of class stacking as needed to funnel drops, and the EASE of content including the raid bosses. And the low difficulty of content is a major problem overall. World First Mythic kills in under 2 weeks is tragic, the old World Best guilds used to spend MONTHS working to kill the final boss. Taking months to get there extends the time of content and ENGAGEMENT in the WORLD of Warcraft.

                                                                          • Robert Laurie
                                                                            Robert Laurie  10 months back

                                                                            Ok but has Ion been fired for ruining wow yet?

                                                                            • PaulEwog116
                                                                              PaulEwog116  10 months back

                                                                              It's so frustrating that you guys just cant seem to make any right decisions anymore. The entire community is giving you real solutions; yet you keep messing it up with your band-aid fixes and terrible direction.

                                                                              • Slyness69
                                                                                Slyness69  10 months back

                                                                                22:09 Can PvP please get some sort of vendor?

                                                                                What utter condescending bullshit. Thanks Ion...prick

                                                                                • David Brackin
                                                                                  David Brackin  10 months back

                                                                                  There is a lot i could point out that needs to be fixed.but there is one thing that quite a lot of other people have pointed out too.that is the sound level on this whole interview from Ion.Why don't you guys get headset microphones to maintain a constant level of sound.Especially from Ion as he moves around like crazy when he speaks, enough to give people motion sickness from watching him doing it for just over an hour.

                                                                                  • Alex
                                                                                    Alex  10 months back

                                                                                    It's all about money for them now, they don't actually care about how happy their players are, they're just happy about the strategies they put into place to keep players playing (semi hating the game but just enough to keep them playing) just so they keep there money.

                                                                                  • Redisia
                                                                                    Redisia  10 months back

                                                                                    The cutting costs really shows, either that or blizz has lost its touch... Focus on selling game mounts on a game you need to buy need to subscribe to play... This behavior of blizzard as of late has made lose all interest in playing classic. Wow is killing wow... who would have known. Blizzard should have listened to its community instead of trying to cater to the one day fly gamers. You dumbed down the game, took out mechanics, slammed in a cash shop, shifted focus from decent content to carrot on a stick. Yeah... rip

                                                                                    • Morpheus, Lord of Dreams
                                                                                      Morpheus, Lord of Dreams  10 months back

                                                                                      Ion is a worthless prick.

                                                                                      • Pwningnewbssince89
                                                                                        Pwningnewbssince89  10 months back

                                                                                        Hazzikostas: We have seen that the player-base responds negatively to most of our game during this expansion -but we feel we are doing a great job and we view it as a success.
                                                                                        Shouty-man-and-user-of-twitter-to-call-the-players-shitheads-enthusiast: Right, mhm!