I can't speak on behalf of Curse or Blizzard (with regards to the state of the game). But this is what I mean. This is a very general response. "AJ is shit, whose fault is it?" What exactly are your issues? Why is it shit? Because people are incessantly "bitching?" That is something I'm trying to address, cleaning up all the "bitching, bashing, useless posts" that people seem to take issue with.
I've only quoted this part, but this is going to be more of a generalized response.
So first of all, I believe that content is lacking because there are other sites out there that offer you cash for basic (and not so basic) guides. Rest assured, those sites still only cater for beginners / mediocre players so the best players could still use AJ for such discussions, but regardless, I wouldn't expect guides unless a kind of reward was offered in return (or something, I'm not suggesting that you turn AJ into something it's not, but you get the point).
Secondly, the fact that Curse has taken over AJ has led overall moderation into an entirely new direction. I fully support moderation that is just and reasonable, but AJ was in fact known for it's end of the season drama - it attracted a crapload of attention and if you've been here for more than a year you should be aware of that. Now, if you recall the end of s11, ranging from the Hydra hack thread to the Xandyn threads you should know that entire topics have been deleted / locked in there for good and that is after all the individual moderation that happened on those threads. A board like this thrives on drama and (healthy) competition, so to delete these type of threads is just... not beneficial. You also might recall how every time something like this happened another 15 topics sprung to life citing overmoderation and whatnot. And don't take me wrong, I don't support those threads for most parts, but they did have a point here and there.
I know that these are kinda just random points, but they also form an essential part of AJ that may or may not be there anymore.
Edited by Necrolina, 28 March 2013 - 03:05 AM.