World of Warcraft: Classic

Daidraco

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If not much more. I like to say the WoW Fever broke yesterday as it was the first day since Pre-patch that I can remember I didn't login to WoW!
Thats pretty much the beginning of the end, so ya. Im jealous of the fact that you found something you enjoyed logging in religiously for so long.
 

Ossoi

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It boggles me how terrible players can still exist in this game.

Hc+ cos, the pally tank was 3500 gs (my bad for not checking first), resto druid was 4k+. Both couldn't dispel themselves. The druid claimed the debuff turned you into a zombie really quickly, when it's a 60s timer. The pally didn't have resurrection trained lol. That's when I kicked him
 
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because it's called competing against other guilds. After all, you're on the board of a competitive raiding gui.......oh wait, yeah.

First clear was 7-07-2009 for Yogg-0 you just barely missed it.

So Close Snl GIF by Saturday Night Live
 
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Big Phoenix

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Brian Birmingham, who is the lead engineer on WoW Classic, refused to give an employee a low evaluation in order to meet a quota introduced by Blizzard in 2021. The process, called "stack ranking," requires managers to give about 5% of their employees a low performance evaluation to fit on a bell curve of relative performance. According to Activision Blizzard sources who spoke to Bloomberg, a low rating reduces an employee's profit-sharing bonus and "could hamper them from receiving raises or promotions in the near future."

In an email to staff expressing his frustration with the policy, Birmingham wrote that Blizzard executive leadership justified the policy by claiming it will "squeeze the bottom-most performers as a way to make sure everyone continues to grow." He also said that he was asked to keep the policy secret from employees.
Assuming this is somewhat accurate Blizzard really does have some retards running it. Fire poor/underperforming people? Nah let them languish around.
 

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Assuming this is somewhat accurate Blizzard really does have some retards running it. Fire poor/underperforming people? Nah let them languish around.

In the letter to Blizzard staff, Birmingham wrote that if the policy isn't reversed, the Blizzard Entertainment he wants to work for "doesn't exist anymore."

And what Blizzard would that be?

Post-FurorGate?
 

uniqueuser

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If everyone was doing great than giving a couple of people a shitty eval because you have to give one in twenty people a bad eval and cut their bonus is bullshit.
I think we can safely assume two things:

1) they have fewer than 20 people on WoW Classic
2) most of them are dumber than even amateur private server staff so definitely worthy of a shitty evaluation
 
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I think we can safely assume two things:

1) they have fewer than 20 people on WoW Classic
2) most of them are dumber than even amateur private server staff so definitely worthy of a shitty evaluation

This is more likely by far the case than the whole team kicks ass.

Maybe he's got a Jerle on his team and knows the fellow is going to hang themselves in the break room when they're given an F+ eval and lose their bonus.
 

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only have to give 5% a low performance review? rofl.

at my job literally have to give the bottom 60% a low performance review. 20% good, 20% exceptional.
 
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Ossoi

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I think we can safely assume two things:

1) they have fewer than 20 people on WoW Classic
2) most of them are dumber than even amateur private server staff so definitely worthy of a shitty evaluation

Vanilla classic was terrible, from the bugs at launch, to artificial lag, LMAO
 

Ortega

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If everyone was doing great than giving a couple of people a shitty eval because you have to give one in twenty people a bad eval and cut their bonus is bullshit.
Yeah there's no fucking way they all deserved 100% of their bonus. The level of employee/team that is all around Grade A actually builds something amazing like the original WoW team of 50. The classic team of unknown size can barley remake the game that's literally already done. He just sounds like a panzy ass who wants to give straight A's across the board instead of having difficult conversations.
 

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Screw some of your employees out of their bonus so others will work their asses of in fear and muddy up evaluation records so you lose sight of who's doing an acceptable job or not. And people wonder why these companies all end up sucking.
 
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Ortega

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He was willing to get fired over the policy. That's not very pansy ass.
I don't get the impression he was expecting them to bring the hammer down.

That being said if he truly believes his entire team deserved a perfect review and he stood up for him then that's great, but I would suspect that view is severely misguided, and I doubt he sincerely held the belief that his entire team was great.
 
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Koushirou

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I don’t see anywhere where he was saying his entire team is immaculate, but a policy that forces you to say some arbitrary X amount of people are shit and will get less or no bonus when some portion of that X people were not shit is stupid. Fuck off with that quota bullshit.
 

Caeden

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We do quotas or distributions as we call it. It’s bullshit at times. But there always have to be some on bottom. We don’t the amount. But I start rebelling when it’s expected to apply to a tiny pop. Bullshit. That isn’t how bell curves work.

anyway. The technical performance of wotlk has been at private server levels. So maybe the bottom just walked out.
 
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Daidraco

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Classic has a ton of bugs. Some of which were around forever, or still are. Have they even attempted to fix the warlock pet hp bug yet?
 

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If you do individual evaluation, there is no team, just individuals stacked together. If you want a team, you get one evaluation. Proper leadership will weed out the piggyback quickly
 

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I don’t see anywhere where he was saying his entire team is immaculate, but a policy that forces you to say some arbitrary X amount of people are shit and will get less or no bonus when some portion of that X people were not shit is stupid. Fuck off with that quota bullshit.
Standard procedure in corp america. Even if your team of 10 is made of the same clone of einsten only a percent of them can be classified above average and the rest has be to be passable. This is nothing new, and it sucks shit.
 
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Yeah because all of corp america is populated only by Einstein clones and its totally unfair that not everyone gets a participation trophy.

Boohoo cry more faggots.

The only thing wrong with their policy is you only have to dock 5% as "non-rockstars".

At minimum 50% of your workforce are at, or less than average, thats how math works you fucking snow flakes.


Imagine defending the virtues of The blizzard of 2023.