Blizzard Entertainment — incompetence
I've just about reached my limit re: Blizzard Entertainment's deveopment team. I have reached the conclusion that although they are well-educated and have a weath of ideas, they are incompentent when it comes to writing code for World of Warcraft. By rough estimates, they owe each of my characters that are lvl 60 or above about 300 gold for repairs when being involuntarily dismounted from a flying mount and falling to my death, incuring equipment damage that has to be repaired. It happens randomly when crossing zone boundaries until the Cross-Realm-Zone feature. Blizzard Entertainment has admitted that the code is broken, and Greg Street (aka Ghostcrawler) has all but said they are NOT going to fix it. THAT is incompetence if there ever was a definition for it. There are "features" broken from as far back as Burning Crusade, through Wrath of the Lich King, and into Cataclysm that they have ignored until the player base simply gave up reporting the issues. Mists of Pandaria has raised the level of incompetence and disregard for player experience to it's new, current, high level. Any attempt to discuss this in their forums is met with derision.