Thread for discussing: (alleged) leak/rant from Blizzard insider about company culture and direction. (edit: fyi you have to click the pic or thread title on reddit to read it. or here’s a direct link to the leak). Lots of interesting stuff in the leak, including about upper management burying their head in the sand for years, ignoring problems, and not really believing that anything very bad could ever happen. It’s not intuitive to me that people ignore extremely foreseeable problems, often with many people warning about the problem in words and explaining it for years, and then just run straight into disaster, and they have no plan, they just plain fail, and that’s it. There was no 3d chess, they were just dumb and didn’t listen and then failed, the end, and they walked into that failure that was so avoidable. But the world is full of that, both in people’s individual lives and as leadership of large companies or governments.
Commentary from Grummz (reasonable tweet thread)
Commentary from guy who posted leak on reddit (40min video; haven’t watched yet but going to try it)
Is it real? Doesn’t matter too much. As the top reddit comment says, even if it’s made up, it’s like 90% true anyway.
There are some insider references thrown in. You can ask questions if you want to understand them. I knew what most of them meant. E.g. Holisky is the guy who flamed Asmongold on Twitter recently. See e.g. Asmongold asks fans to stop harassing WoW dev who bashed him (some random article that showed up on web search; read the title and think again about what DD has been doing to me, and refusing to ask of his fans. also btw the dev did more than bash Asmongold – he signal boosted a call to severely harass Asmongold. btw Asmongold has been severely harassed in Final Fantasy but that game has some actual human beings working at the company taking actions to help stop the harassment, in contrast to Blizzard which seems to really want to minimize customer service so much that even large online influencers get ignored).