Lol I know they buffed us but I'll just leave this here for anyone waiting for the servers to come back up. I laughed for a good 10 mins!
Im glad you liked it
The story behind creating this video goes like this:
When our guild finaly killed mythic Tectus I was checking its logs and was feeling quite depresed. Was also reading up alot of threads at the moment around forums and saw how desperate ferals are becoming with their class. I've also felt quite angry with blizzard and their lack communication with feral community. I could imagine the devs reading some of this stuff and I'm sure they knew whats going on but just ignored for some reason. I just felt ignored and abandoned. Since WoD release, I was constantly checking mmochamp for any changes about feral druid. While other classes got balancing changes on a almost weekly basis there were not a single mention about Feral since October 17th. Then one day when I was cheking mmochamp homepage I've noticed a druid changes. In a split second in my mind I've said "OMG.. this could be it.. the changes that we need in 6.1.. impossible that they be ignoring us for so long". Of course I was greatly disapointed when I found out that the only changes they plan to do for us in 6.1 is f***g cosmetic effects. Wtf does cosmetic effect has to do with anything? I've felt they are mocking us.
Then a guildie posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spZJrsssPA0
about Nvidia getting only 3.5gb ram in their new Geforce and was hilarious. I noticed similarities between those Geforce 970 buyers and Ferals, since both of them kinda felt that the deveplopers are mocking us and insluting our inteligence (ofc Nvida public releations dep was way faster to respond to the issue). Then I got the idea that I could just create the same short version for ferals and post it around. Since feral community tried everything to get devs attention perhaps a viral video could be better aproach. I tought maybe the devs are just people like us and they are sick and tired of players allways nagging about their class and requesting various buffs and bumping the same threads over and over. Maybe the problem could be presented them in different way.. with more humor and different web media. Maybe the guys there are just like normal people and they are sharing the funny stuff between themselfs for a laugh.. especially when the humor is targeted to them? Maybe a bit naive thinking but nevertheless.
I've dowloaded some trial software for video and subtitle edditing, found the original video
and start working on it. I tought I could extend the video and include all the bullshit that was going on around the issuse but it was already late and I needed the sleep. So in about 1h I've created just a short version that I tought it could capture the whole feeling the feral community is having.
I've uploaded it to youtube and posted it on fluiddruid AoE rant thread. The next moring I was curious about the reception and went to check it out. I've found that my link was deleted by fludidruid moderator saying "Contribute more". Sigh.. so I've just wrote another AoE rant (my first post on this forums) and pasted link bellow my rant and I've also posted it to WoW EU forums. For few days there were like up to 200 views and I tought "wow.. this is awsome". Then on a 6th Feb somone posted this on reddit
. In one day it had 40k hits and I was shocked.
I know that 50k views is not exactly viral (viral video is something tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of views in a few days), it lacks longevity and its understandable to only limited group of wow players but im pretty much sure that every feral at that time in that situation felt the exact same thing and after so many depressing threads and debates it felt refreshing to view it in a different way.
At the moment im pretty satisified with our current changes in 6.1 and I only hope that the video maybe contributed something to change things. Afterall.. they've made a change quickly before realease which feels like last minute change.
Sorry for a wall of text .. it should end after "Im glad you liked it"