A few weeks back, MOP’s Not So Massively columnist Tyler Edwards penned a piece on the problems plaguing Heroes of the Storm, and as I read it, this line leaped out at me: “This is one of the biggest thing keeping me away from Heroes these days: All of the characters I used to love have changed so much I hardly recognize them.”
I joked that it’s true of a lot of Blizzard games, especially World of Warcraft, and that the common denominator across all those genres is… well, Blizzard. It’s a Blizzard thing. The devs there can’t help themselves, or maybe more specifically, the people making the decisions the devs follow can’t help themselves: They just can’t stop touching it.
I don’t think Blizzard is alone. I can think of a few other studios’ titles I wish would stop patching when I know the patches are just gonna rewire the meta and start another round of complaining. It’s not that the games are perfect the way they are, just that we’d all be better off if nobody broke them any further.
Which MMO do you wish the devs would just. stop. touching?