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post #11 of 65
These people are most likely just call support representatives and in game mods who probably get paid close to min wage to start. Their probably mostly young people who will probably be going to school anyway.

I mean after this long running WoW they must have found ways to minimize the cost of running and maintaining the online parts of the game.
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"We'll have exciting news to share in the coming weeks regarding Diablo III's release date"

All I care about. Beta has been progressing A LOT lately - I am hoping for a realistic Q2 launch date.
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Non-Game Related People. So just randoms.
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post #14 of 65
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Those 600 jobs will not cause the company to bankrupt... it just increases thier bottom line for the shareholders.
Being an employer used to mean getting paid and taking care of your business which includes your employees, now employees are a source of income to fatten the bottom line. I don't like it and I don't think it is how things should be done. This is my opinion.

Yes, a business should hold onto people even if they have no work for them, or if they are cutting the sections they work in. Yup, makes way more sense to pay 600 people to stand around and do nothing. In fact, Blizzard should just hire a ton more people, don't worry about whether or not they have work for them to do, as long as the company doesn't go bankrupt they can just give all their money away.


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Non-Game Related People. So just randoms.

I read that, and immediately thought of "Red Shirts."
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I hope it isn't customer support reps and ingame mods. If you've ever called their support line, it's almost a mandatory 10-20 minute wait every time, and even more for an ingame mod/GM.
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Yes, a business should hold onto people even if they have no work for them, or if they are cutting the sections they work in. Yup, makes way more sense to pay 600 people to stand around and do nothing. In fact, Blizzard should just hire a ton more people, don't worry about whether or not they have work for them to do, as long as the company doesn't go bankrupt they can just give all their money away.
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I read that, and immediately thought of "Red Shirts."

This
    
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From a business standpoint, if you can provide the same level of service, maintain quality, and provide value to shareholders with 600 less people, you are crazy not to.
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I hope it isn't customer support reps and ingame mods. If you've ever called their support line, it's almost a mandatory 10-20 minute wait every time, and even more for an ingame mod/GM.

I never had that problem when i tried to retrieve my account...... -.- (don't ask) anyways took me about a minute to get a hold of somebody and usually e-mails are returned pretty quick aswell. Guess i was lucky.
    
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I never had that problem when i tried to retrieve my account...... -.- (don't ask) anyways took me about a minute to get a hold of somebody and usually e-mails are returned pretty quick aswell. Guess i was lucky.

It could be that you're in Europe. Probably a different support group.
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Damn phone making me double post
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