WoW Live Developer Q&A w/ Ion Hazzikostas 12/14/2018

  • Published: 15 December 2018
  • We sat down with Game Game Director Ion Hazzikostas to answer your questions on the latest content update— Tides of Vengeance. -- Watch live at
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  • HDGameplay with Aqi
    HDGameplay with Aqi  7 months back

    In the beginning of the video Josh said everybody is very happy, that's what you think and make a lot of stupid changes what we don't like. Minecraft is way better than you guys becuase they listen to the community. Blizzard and WOW suck after 3.3.5a

    • Guzbug911
      Guzbug911  7 months back

      I love infinite progression, but i hate that they raise the baseline for everyone... you mean to tell me that all the work i put into mythic and heroic raiding can be gotten now by running regular mythic dungeons??? wtf??? GG blizz.... Not coming back...

      • Crimendorsement
        Crimendorsement  8 months back

        "Our goal is for (.....) to be like how it was in Legion..." Is basically how WoW will be developed for the long-term.

        • Luiz Rimbaire
          Luiz Rimbaire  8 months back

          Any news about vanilla wow?

          • Zimic Gaming
            Zimic Gaming  9 months back

            WoW has been dying for the past few years and this dude is putting the nail in the coffin :/

            • Alf Vegard Knutsen
              Alf Vegard Knutsen  9 months back

              Please use a lapel microphone or at least a headset microphone and save the handheld ones for guest/extra people.

              • Nikolay Dimov
                Nikolay Dimov  9 months back

                The game is just empty, without decent content, at the other hand we have online store that is updated on regular basis, which make me think that you want only profit and nothing else.
                And one question: If i am long term player that just got his item ilvl400 via myth10+ dung and in the other hand a casual player that just enter the war front and get his ilvl 400 gear.
                How the first one will feel about it?
                P.S. Sorry for my English

                • d3st88
                  d3st88  10 months back

                  Fire these guys. Hire competent leadership. Tybye!

                  • Partizan 1945
                    Partizan 1945  10 months back


                    • DemyWoW
                      DemyWoW  10 months back

                      Also the reason were opting out of WM during assaults is because of the zone lag.

                      • Roronoa Zoro
                        Roronoa Zoro  10 months back

                        WoW For life~ :)

                        • Matheus Marques Dutra
                          Matheus Marques Dutra  10 months back

                          Its nice when my deslike dont keep when I close the video. This is fear? This time you guys are done, all should play ESO.

                          • LightAccel
                            LightAccel  10 months back

                            1:15 god that made me laugh so hard :D I hate Lore especially in those Q&As because he just repeats what Ion is saying, but that was hilarious

                            • Steven Whyte
                              Steven Whyte  10 months back

                              PLEASE fix the game

                              • rihasanat rofolo
                                rihasanat rofolo  10 months back

                                It's time to retire Ion. *It's enough*

                                • Sandi Panjeta
                                  Sandi Panjeta  10 months back

                                  I wonder do these two persons live in same reality like players gameplay wise.Wtf?Also Ion comments gave me cancer ...

                                  • Desperado070
                                    Desperado070  10 months back

                                    You think you do, but... you do...

                                    • Alan D
                                      Alan D  10 months back

                                      I love the part where "you probably won't want to do the old warfronts cause their ilvls won't go up" followed immediately by "in practice you'll have a warfront up about half the time..." <--you mean counting the one that gives worthless gear?

                                      • Bornah
                                        Bornah  10 months back

                                        What's happening to Blizzard?

                                        • Happy Clam
                                          Happy Clam  10 months back

                                          That was an absolutely iconic beginning. I quite enjoy you guys to be honest.

                                          • Happy Clam
                                            Happy Clam  10 months back

                                            I LOVE ION AND JOSH and I will not lie.

                                        • Cornelious Stradivarius
                                          Cornelious Stradivarius  10 months back

                                          45:17 Lmao Josh Allen just asked the same damned question that a player did "So how does that Arathi sometimes being available, Darkshore sometimes being does that factor with the rewards system? When Season 2 starts most people are wana only do the Darkshore Warfront".
                                          Blizz are listening folks lol

                                          • Cornelious Stradivarius
                                            Cornelious Stradivarius  10 months back

                                            Heart of Azeroth should give players full body auras that they could earn through a similar Mage Tower Challenge experience

                                            • Cornelious Stradivarius
                                              Cornelious Stradivarius  10 months back

                                              SO no caps on that Residium stuff but why not remove the cap on all currencies? At least Legacy Raid ones like Warforged Seals (MoP) and Legion Runes etc?

                                              • Cornelious Stradivarius
                                                Cornelious Stradivarius  10 months back

                                                So Ion you're saying when u had "5 or 6 people in a room" u had total visibility. Ok that makes sense, but since when did any development room at Blizz only have 5 people in it? Not since Vanilla methinks. Since then ur employee numbers grew exponentially up until end of WoD/beginning of Legion an all we hear now is about Blizzard employees leaving or being given the shaft. So if we go by what you implied that having less employees makes for better communication how can your argument for the lack of communication hold any weight?

                                                • Cornelious Stradivarius
                                                  Cornelious Stradivarius  10 months back

                                                  0:00 They were still counting their unsubbed players since Blizzcon

                                                  • Love CLQ
                                                    Love CLQ  10 months back

                                                    JUST LISTEN TO ASMONGOLD FFS !!

                                                    • Daniel Deford
                                                      Daniel Deford  10 months back

                                                      In game voice chat worked fine at start of BFA, good quality sounds and all, but with one of the recent patches it's completely stopped working for me. So I've had to force an entire guild to go on their discord just to talk with me instead of using the in-game voice chat. My mics/speakers/headphones all work great with all other systems I've tried, only blizzards in-game voice chat isn't working properly, (which as I mentioned worked at the start of BFA with no issues).

                                                      • Daniel Deford
                                                        Daniel Deford  10 months back

                                                        Used to use Heroic Shattered halls in BC to recruit for raiders to go into Kara, not exactly the cake walk of dungeons lol.

                                                        • Se dna
                                                          Se dna  10 months back

                                                          Honestly they should remove the subscription part and only charge for the expansion to draw in more and new players. Theres so few big games that has this big of a subscription and it's really a big turn of for everyone that is a student and don't have acces to much money. Will this save the game? Probably not... Will it bring more players? Its worth a shot.

                                                          • VIZIN
                                                            VIZIN  10 months back

                                                            I still laugh at the people that legit spent money on this expansion. What a train wreck of disasters this is.

                                                            • Staycy Doolittle
                                                              Staycy Doolittle  10 months back

                                                              Why is it that in these videos, Ion looks like the relaxed business man while Josh looks more and more like a thug? Is Josh that embarrassed about his hair that he seems to be hiding?

                                                              • Timo Kampwerth
                                                                Timo Kampwerth  10 months back

                                                                "figuring out how to communicate better." Here's a thought: if you change something, even bugfixes, tell the players beforehand. it's that easy. it really is. how can you be struggling with that?

                                                                • Josh Desanti
                                                                  Josh Desanti  10 months back

                                                                  In my humble opinion.... Professions in WoW are in insult to players, totally worthless... WoW is so stiff, all maps are frozen in time, player actions make no difference on the world nor the WQ nor the invasions making them pointless, that's what makes this game sooooo boring and demotivating to play.

                                                                  • Ганс Форальберг

                                                                    пидары гнойные, уволить етих сук!

                                                                    • kayron 18 boss
                                                                      kayron 18 boss  10 months back

                                                                      Blizz your digging your self in to a no way out, and its a shame to see the state of Blizzard and the game, just look 5k dislike something never seen before lol

                                                                      • havΘc
                                                                        havΘc  10 months back

                                                                        1:20 "Everyone is happy about absolutely everything". Sarcastic I'm sure, seeing the 90% dislikes. Sorry, not up to par with the news but I've been skipping the BfA disaster. What happened guys? I really enjoyed Legion and that was such a nice positive swing to WoW again. Why do you guys bring the game down to such a bad state that I prefer to play WoD over BfA at this stage, at least WoD had a new lv.100 talent tier! Had new passive abilities every 2 levels! Something! From Legion to BfA we lost all of our artifact weapon stuff, and gained nothing. 20 levels without any talents (wth, bring back old talent specs already!) and not a single new skill gained. My character felt weaker at 120 than at 110.

                                                                        • marjan mihajlovic
                                                                          marjan mihajlovic  10 months back

                                                                          All u need to do is to resign,we have had enough of your bullshit!Give us back Jeffrey Kaplan,Rob Pardo,Tom Chilton and fresh start of game!

                                                                          • John Doe
                                                                            John Doe  10 months back

                                                                            Dead game

                                                                            • Dre Dub
                                                                              Dre Dub  10 months back

                                                                              What is with you people and punishing your dwindling userbase? Your patch broke/removed VALUE for your customer base. Your solution to that? Is to punish them to gain a portion of that Value back (Charging Currency/Putting vendor in gankable area/setting time limits), instead of just making it a simple command toggle on RP servers? Why is that so difficult to comprehend? Let's not forget platforms like Discord completely make your in-game chat systems USELESS ANYWAY, so why not add more value to your game system vs giving users more reason to be put off by it??!

                                                                              • 乇volve Outdoors
                                                                                乇volve Outdoors  10 months back

                                                                                WOW is ded kek

                                                                                • Tori C
                                                                                  Tori C  10 months back

                                                                                  hey Blizzard, doNt yOu gUy's hAve cUst0m3rs?

                                                                                  • Joseph Petro
                                                                                    Joseph Petro  10 months back

                                                                                    TLDR: 1:01:05

                                                                                    • Tori C
                                                                                      Tori C  10 months back

                                                                                      Blizzard, please break away from Activision. Your stock might go down, your profits might be lower but you will be well respected and loved by your core fans. Don't let money drive your business like Activision. Don't become Actizzard or Blizzion.

                                                                                      • D P
                                                                                        D P  10 months back

                                                                                        Two scumbags from a totally scummy company who rip their players off on a monthly basis.

                                                                                        • Coolit
                                                                                          Coolit  10 months back

                                                                                          As someone who subbed to WoW for almost 11 years until BfA I don't think these Q&A's do the game any favors.

                                                                                          For me they just highlight the current managements disconnect from it's community and their over reliance on analytics rather than making the game fun. I'm still interested in WoW but until these things are addressed I wont support it anymore.

                                                                                          • Richy Sixx
                                                                                            Richy Sixx  10 months back

                                                                                            “Eleven point seventeen percent” Lore?!
                                                                                            Eleven point one seven

                                                                                            • Mittelfinger92
                                                                                              Mittelfinger92  11 months back

                                                                                              nice this qna was telling me absolute nothing im just waiting with my sub until there is a huge improvement or at least a class/talents overhaul

                                                                                              • Hans Cross
                                                                                                Hans Cross  11 months back

                                                                                                Are Ion and Lars Ulrich related?