I have been reading quite a bit in the Priest forums, a place where players are supposed to be able to go to get help and information about class changes and ideas about playing. All I see on a daily basis is references to MMO-Champion, Icy-Veins, HowToPriest, WoWhead and others. Is it right for Blizzard to allow players, and I have even seen MVP ranked people steering players to 3rd party sites.
What are your thoughts. Is it doing more harm than good directing people to 3rd party sites, especially when some are recommending completely different information.
I use to visit Shadowpriest dot com. At the time we had that site, WoW’s forums, MMO Champion, Elitist Jerks, probably a few others. And I too would tell people go here for help. When that site closed, and H2P took its place, I even suggested going there. But I have found that the information given, really does not apply to me. I am not rolling through Mythic +12, or Mythic raids, I am no where near Haste break points, will see 4pc Mythic tier sets, or Best in Slot gear. So I turn to the forums. To see if I can piece together what I need to do.
Why isn’t there a developer at Blizzard assigned to the class forums that can answer questions, that understands what people are saying, and has the knowledge to diffuse threads that spiral out of control because people are not adequately informed.
A look at the stickies for the Priest forums has just 1. A guide for Disc Priests, and even that recommends people look at their YouTube channel, or to visit the H2P Discord. I know everyone says the Discord is free, YouTube is free, why complain. Someone is making some money off you visiting other places besides WoW. Either they get money for clicks, for subscribers, advertising, someone is making a dime off of you. And in the end it may not even be the most current or correct information. And when it isn’t? People come back to the forums to complain about it.