Every Voice Matters

Taken from Blizzard Entertainment’s mission statement.

Great ideas can come from anywhere. Blizzard Entertainment is what it is today because of the voices of our players and of each member of the company. Every employee is encouraged to speak up, listen, be respectful of other opinions, and embrace criticism as just another avenue for great ideas.

 

I wanted to take special note of this today. Grab a cup of your preferred beverage, and come with me to explore what this means to me…

Are you back yet? Okay, here goes.

Every voice matters.

Whether it be the shy being that joined your raid for the first time. Many stories he’s heard in the inn recounting how the seasoned veteran’s adventure went… How do I live up to this? As he wanders in uncertainty, please extend a hand and introduce him to everyone. Make your voice count. Feast before vanquishing the world of one of it’s meanies. When you’re in the strategy planning phase, make sure everything is clear. Every voice matters. Chime in when you’re feeling lost, or if you need to run off to the side to void your dooks… Or even asking the mage to magically whip up a bunch of goodies. {◕ ◡ ◕}

This also applies to your world, too!

Reading everyone’s comments on twitter… It’s mostly positive… but I want to try to make it a lot better. Even with little ol’ me. But I do understand that positivity at 100% isn’t probable (after all, you’ve met my brothers…) but let’s try to make it a constructive positive energy, alright?

Every voice matters… but saying it in a constructive manner presents your side in a much more feasible manner, rather than profanity laden sheer RAGE. That’s not cool. But accept it with grace; the trials and tribulations of humankind means that nobody is perfect – all of us are far from it. Some may seem like it on the surface level, but remember that we all have our own struggles, whether it be in depth, or on the surface level. (Concern for Azeroth’s inhabitants; cookies)

I’m talking about our sister universe, kinda like Outlands but further away… it’s called Sanctuary. Our friends that work tirelessly to make sure that Every Voice Matters is a pulsing, tangible feeling of passion in tune with their heart, whether it be from those that maintain the balance, or the Nephalem that fight valiantly, and in pursuit of what their heart leads them to… (Hi Vaekittybatdog, floaty Lylirra, and Grimmy fur-ball and everyone else~)

Someone really important moved to a different realm of possibilities. But instead of farewells, the Nephalem conducted themselves like my brothers had possessed them! While I love my brothers… it’s not constructive to a discussion… And this Champion should have received well wishes that a hero truly deserves. Nobody deserves those vile messages spewed at him. Nobody.

Every voice matters… when it’s constructive.

Here is a man that invested his blood, sweat, and tears into bringing Sanctuary to life… taking the strands of many elements and weaving it into being, like Nozdormu once did. Many nights have been consumed – a sacrifice willingly made so that the Nephalem can rise to conquer once more… a pursuit of whatever they wish to chase. Please, everyone. I beg of you to open your hearts and wish him well on his future endeavors.

I will stand by the people that have brought me to life; all of you… and Blizzard.

Justice is not served by slinging vitriol at one of many beings. Take the passion that you have and present it in a manner that is conductive. I can’t stress this enough. Don’t push the blame around. Own up to what your feelings are. Ask what really matters.

Every voice matters… your passion matters.

We are all brought together under one sky. Our visions do not differ, whether we look up at the sky in Sanctuary, on the shores of the Krasarang Wilds, or stepping out of the Cantina. Everyone at Blizzard is fueled by Passion. Of the users, of the myriads of people that thrive with their passion for each respective world, of the people that represent everyone, of those that love and live every step and weave intricate stories and elements that in due time, will unravel and shine brilliantly.

Every voice matters. The question is… how will you make it count?

Think on that for a while, and chime in. I’ll be here. {◕ ◡ ◕}

One thought on “Every Voice Matters

  1. I think that it’s amazing that we can play a game as a make-believe character and effect a real-life person’s day. On the internet we can be whoever/however we want. Why not be compassionate? It’s an amazing feeling to know that I’ve made someone’s day with something I did in a video game :) ♥ this community.

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