The overwhelming majority of it is the fans.
Yeah, until they get that “normal” entry and an entirely different group of people complain that it’s stale and boring and the developer just shouldn’t have bothered if they’re going to mail it in and just do the same ol’ thing.
I had a whole bunch of words about this... then realized they were all trivial in light of this bullshit.
I’d need that robot’s time machine I fear, because Kinja.
No... no... they absolutely tried to recruit raid guilds to help them with balancing after so many people lost their shit over the difficulty of the Sunwell raid in Burning Crusade. They eventually learned of the leaks, then started dropping “progression” raid content on the PTR (they did do a lot of initial raid… Read more
I may have the timeline wrong, but I don’t think I do. Blizzard didn’t do final raid progression bosses on the PTR. What they tried to do initially (I thought it was for Cata, it might have been Wrath though) was invite prominent raid guilds to playtest “high tier” raid content. A couple months later, Blizzard… Read more
I suppose if it’s the only way to be sure...