Recently, Celestalon has been hitting the forums to talk about various classes and specs, from arms
and fury warriors
to discipline priests
and death knights
and elemental shamans
. What's interesting to me about this is how it illustrates the strengths of forum posts over social media like twitter, and also, how much work
it can be to make detailed forum posts like these.
What social media does very well is provide an instant dialogue between developers and the player base. What it is pretty bad at is allowing for in depth responses. I find the idea of getting back to the forums for feedback like this something I want to encourage. I don't want Blizzard or other game companies and their developers to abandon
twitter - far from it - but as time consuming as doing forum responses like these can be, it's an ultimate good in my opinion to get more detailed information out in front of the players.
But since this is a Breakfast Topic, let's find out what you
think about this. Which do you prefer? What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each method of communication between game designers and players?