Live Developer Q&A w/ Ion Hazzikostas- March 21

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  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • In this Q&A we sat down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas to answer your ongoing Battle for Azeroth questions.
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  • 伍長林
    伍長林  2 weeks back

    Hi I'm the WOW players in Taiwan
    we are suffer a big problem with epic battleground, cause in Taiwan's server we don't have enough players to start up the epic battleground , in fact we spent for 2~3 hours for wait in queue, some time don't even start up the battleground for whole day.
    may I suggest some mechanism to improve in this case?
    1.lower players to start up epic battleground, like 15 VS 15 not 40 VS 40.
    2.balance player to start up epic battleground not limit faction ex: random join faction to fulling player until it start, no matter which faction their are, if players not balance then limit it join weak side until balance.
    not need go front of some NPC. transfer your faction all balance is automatic all we need to do is press YES/NO.
    3. clear runing battle ground list.. EX:each 30 MIN start up a battleground meanwhile players can see which game are runing, how many players inside the game, how long it past , so they can decide join it or not. make sure every battleground maps not be waste.
    4.battle with some other country's player , for solve Taiwanese server don't have enough players, most direct solution is fight with other realm's players. some like Korean, European, Chinese, and American.
    5.
    Combine all the achievement point in one, whatever your realm, some like count American server's character achievement point into battle net account that may attract players play different realm server , in Taiwanese server you always heard ''if you want play PVP. just go to Chinese server or American server.'' or ''Taiwanese server PVP. is dead" that sounds so sad to us, if Blizzard want make Taiwanese server PVP environment that lonely, please combine achievement point in battle net, even combine with other games Blizzard present. maybe someone will play other games to earn higher achievement point.

    its all my little opinion , we all hope Azeroth better, thanks

    • Joseph Pedlow
      Joseph Pedlow  1 months back

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      • lou-an crous
        lou-an crous  1 months back

        Did China kiss you first????? You know before they bent you over ????

        • christian link
          christian link  1 months back

          BLIZZARD SUPPORTS COMMUNISM

          • BadPojo
            BadPojo  1 months back

            Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!

            • Joe Smith
              Joe Smith  1 months back

              Kaivax dickwad and ion fruit loop need to go

              • Gerald Welch
                Gerald Welch  2 months back

                Irony at 45:30 as Ion refuses to play Alliance.

                • BIG L
                  BIG L  2 months back

                  PVP VENDOR

                  • Slammy555
                    Slammy555  2 months back

                    A platform for lies.

                    • Steven Williams
                      Steven Williams  2 months back

                      WoW Classic > BFA

                      • GamerZapocalypse
                        GamerZapocalypse  2 months back

                        BLIZZARD, please consider: ...non-heroic dungeons...(spelled with small case letters).
                        If you succeed to the end and kill the mini boss (spelled with small letters), you receive a wood trophy or something goofy and tacky.
                        They would be amateur dungeons for those not ready for the real thing and prefer to solo or run with very few other players. Watered down versions. They would serve to be a way to practice running Dungeons and gaining confidence before stepping up to the real deal.

                        • Drakengard115
                          Drakengard115  2 months back

                          that like dislike ratio says it all

                          • GrownGamer1
                            GrownGamer1  3 months back

                            I came back to WoW near the end of Legion and have been enjoying it immensely.


                            I have noticed a lot of people being negative about BFA for various reasons but I don't think it's really justified. Blizzard has a tough task in keeping all of us passionate fans happy at the same time. After 15 years WoW is still the greatest game ever made. Go play ESO for a week or two if you wanna see how bad it could be.

                            • mcthomps
                              mcthomps  3 months back

                              regarding level squish: maybe give a platinum border around the level number if you have a 120 getting squished to 60 but not if you start and go from 1 -60. kinda like a prestige showing that you got to 120 before the squish

                              • Knut Hamsun
                                Knut Hamsun  4 months back

                                People are overreacting being toxic to blizz

                                • Brother Alaric
                                  Brother Alaric  4 months back

                                  yup. . i'm going back to FF14, it's really a farming game to , but atlest the devs are taking care of their comunity, plus the boss are more . ."interesting".Or maybe try BDO, i've heard it's a sandbox.

                                  • Labroidas
                                    Labroidas  4 months back

                                    I'm really starting to hate that word "accessibility". They use it every time they justify taking the fun out of the game. Ion, look at every time you used that word, pay attention to what you said, and then assume that everything you said in that sentence is wrong. Then you are on the right track to start fixing the game.

                                    • Resen-Gaming
                                      Resen-Gaming  4 months back

                                      God I hate ion hazzikostas his answers and replies make me think wow devs are actually stupid

                                      • Joe Smith
                                        Joe Smith  4 months back

                                        despise ion ...despise

                                        • Boka Banana
                                          Boka Banana  4 months back

                                          99% OF BFA:
                                          REP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARMREP FARM REP FARM

                                          • Jeff Whiting
                                            Jeff Whiting  4 months back

                                            Grinding for flying IS. NOT. FUN.

                                            • Twoshoes
                                              Twoshoes  5 months back

                                              I'm still waiting to see this "Outdoor world content" he keeps referring to. World quests do not = content, they are a time gate and nothing more.

                                              • Ace Lynch
                                                Ace Lynch  5 months back

                                                The face of a guy that turned away countless longtime players/subs. This guy is the single worst thing that ever happened to WoW.

                                                • Dwayne
                                                  Dwayne  5 months back

                                                  Oh Blizzard... Have you truly lost your way?

                                                  • niko
                                                    niko  5 months back

                                                    Sometimes i wonder if blizzard wants to destroy WoW look at Ion talking about analytics fun can't be described by analytics lol fun isn't something you can measure by numbers or graph.I think pruning abilities proved that gj blizz and your analytics/graphs

                                                    • Shamic Entertainment
                                                      Shamic Entertainment  5 months back

                                                      He was literally answering a question about measuring fun with metrics

                                                  • Skruff
                                                    Skruff  5 months back

                                                    LISTEN TO KEVIN JORDAN AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO IS BASICALLY SHOUTING AT YOU WHAT TO DO.

                                                    • sam smith
                                                      sam smith  5 months back

                                                      They want to do more but cant do anything because they hire people with downsyndrome. Oh and using ancient software of their own design, what absolute retards.

                                                      • sam smith
                                                        sam smith  5 months back

                                                        "We've settled into a space"-of mental retardation

                                                        • sam smith
                                                          sam smith  5 months back

                                                          Funny how they pick and choose questions that no one really cares about.

                                                          • sam smith
                                                            sam smith  5 months back

                                                            You would think that with all the money they are scamming from players for a sub par game, Ion would be able to fix his right lazy eye...

                                                            • sam smith
                                                              sam smith  5 months back

                                                              Hey Blizzard Devs, are you listening to player feedback? NOPE, garbage humans.

                                                              • Kerry Crandall
                                                                Kerry Crandall  5 months back

                                                                How about you just make the game the same way it was when 11 million people wanted to play it. Slow the game play down. Why are they so scared to slow the game down - its the journey not the destination. Attune stuff, make it harder...stop trying to appeal to everyone, its never going to happen. Know your customer. I play the game but I dont really enjoy it anymore.

                                                                • Norcal
                                                                  Norcal  5 months back

                                                                  10/10 comment

                                                              • Rockara
                                                                Rockara  5 months back

                                                                Bring back hit rating, so pve gear can have a lower pure powerlevel, vs pvp gear can be fully lacking in hit but have a higer pure powerlevel.

                                                                • Greenchili Studioz
                                                                  Greenchili Studioz  5 months back

                                                                  NO LEVEL SQUISH!!!!

                                                                  • Delilah Weeks
                                                                    Delilah Weeks  5 months back

                                                                    Gear sets need to LOOK Beautiful again!!! That is part of that drives people's motivation to play this amazing game. I would recommend not homogenizing things too much because it tends to feel dull and unmotivating. Also - Giving people the ability to fly a little earlier isn't going to demotivate people from playing the game - If anything it's going to ADD more motivation because you can experience things on a grander scale. I think Blizzard can look at the data and analysis and see that! Pleasure and joy are what drives people desire to be a part of what Blizzard creates. It's a fact of human nature.

                                                                    • Ozgur Yildirim
                                                                      Ozgur Yildirim  5 months back

                                                                      Remove server hop remove lfr remove warmode remove group finder remove mission tables remove world quests remove WF/TF. Make trash harder crowd and bosses a bit easier. make at least 3 4 new battlegrounds. You could make warfront as a battleground instead. Battle of lorderon battle for tedrasil and many more locations could be added as bgs. This is Battle for Azeroth wtf is warmode? Noone feeling that this a war game now. It is more like single player or co-op game. This has to be the expansion that wpvp shine but instead we get stupid warmode. But you are right how people do wpvp when 40 people come together and servers cant handle that. Noway to save this game. Classic is game to go. At least we ll found what we expect.

                                                                      • Noel de Saive
                                                                        Noel de Saive  5 months back

                                                                        I really don't understand who dresses those guys or that nobody tells them to dress more professional...it's a million dollar company, can't take them serious. No wonder BFA sucks xD

                                                                        • Puresport
                                                                          Puresport  5 months back

                                                                          its not fun though its just the same thing over and over gear wait for next patch repeat

                                                                          • Anthony LaRosa
                                                                            Anthony LaRosa  5 months back

                                                                            How can you say a healthy economy is important but have a WoW token

                                                                            • Carthage Empire
                                                                              Carthage Empire  5 months back

                                                                              ION YOU DESTROYED THE PVP !!!!!!!!!

                                                                              • Thomas Mohr
                                                                                Thomas Mohr  5 months back

                                                                                August...

                                                                                • alex guigui
                                                                                  alex guigui  5 months back

                                                                                  How about reducig the amount of loot? Making loot more easily identifiable as "ok this is good for my character" or "this is bad it has all the wrong stats". I feel like now i can't just take a look at an item and know instantly without cheking simcraft or askmrrtobot if it's any good... I know their conter argument is "well this item has more of your main stat therefore you should equip it" which to me doesn't make sense. If anything reove secondary sats completely then! Only give the Item level of the piece show how musch strenght agility or intellect it has and it's Ilvl and be done with it! At least it would make it blatantly obvious that they want to dumb the game down even further.

                                                                                  • Anna Sweetangel
                                                                                    Anna Sweetangel  5 months back

                                                                                    that guy destroyed pvp. Hopefully he has nothing to say in classic. Worst employee of Blizz

                                                                                    • VartixGaming
                                                                                      VartixGaming  5 months back

                                                                                      Then you probably haven't seen much about Classic, he's overseeing design decisions on WoW Classic. and he presented some of what's gonna change and not change at Blizzcon about Classic

                                                                                  • Snot_Rockets
                                                                                    Snot_Rockets  5 months back

                                                                                    /yawn

                                                                                    • carpedukem
                                                                                      carpedukem  5 months back

                                                                                      See you in Classic. A game with meaningful progression and social interaction, developed by gamers.

                                                                                      • Schmerz dj
                                                                                        Schmerz dj  5 months back

                                                                                        your not gonna stop people selling runs, so why dont you add in a UI section where people can go to post or buy runs???

                                                                                        • James Vincent
                                                                                          James Vincent  6 months back

                                                                                          They look so nervous. Like they know that they're not doing good. They should be genuine and happy and wholesome but instead they can't get past all the negative feed back.

                                                                                          • Strafe
                                                                                            Strafe  6 months back

                                                                                            blizzard please please please bring back pvp vendors