Hold on, isn't this the world upside down? I as non NDA-program hunter don't get dev interaction because there's a dozen or so jerks who play the same class and make the forum a mess?
If that's the issue, shouldn't one of the devs just walk over to Sapience's cubicle and tell him to use his ban-hammer a bit on the class forum? It's not like they can only kick people out of NDA-programs or that rudeness is allowed under the community guidelines...
And yes, the minute dev interaction that's been there with Hunters hasn't been a great success, but that's also got to do with how it's done. If we get a 'preview' of the changes to come and that's it, that's not really interaction and people get frustrated. Have a look at Orion's Minstrel changes last year, where he went through several revisions and there actually was a good discussion about the idea behind them and how it should be implemented... that's a great example showing it can be done.
Because despite we get some nice changes with RoR, it's just band-aids. For example the Hunter is still designed and balanced as being static at 40m range, even though there's no end-game instance that allows you to be static and at 40m anymore (animation roots, long inductions, weak armour are some of the results). Hence a majority plays with similar trait set up, focussing on the more mobile Blue line (shorter inductions are essential and thus ZC's good idea of a melee-ranged hybrid got shot down, not because of the idea, but the proposed implementation).
Ingaras, lvl 75 Elven Hunter; and others...
[URL="http://thewesternalliance.org"]The Western Alliance[/URL], Laurelin
[i]"The priority now is the store not the game. The store no longer supports the game, its the other way around."[/i]