So while I anticipated some push back surrounding https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/27075/what-new-systems-exist-in-diablo-3, I was surprised that the push back seemed to be about the timing rather than the fact that is was a "list" question. So I'm curious to get people's thoughts on this policy. At what point is it OK to start asking questions about a new game?
- When an official answer is released?
- When a beta starts?
- When an open beta starts?
- Not until the game is released?
- Are certain topics allowed earlier than others?
Oak stated in his comment that officially announced decisions could still change in the future, but we deal with questions whose answers change all the time. Provided that we don't try to go too much into specifics, I don't see why answers to my question are any more likely to change than, say, a feature in Minecraft.
As an aside, some might wonder why do I care about asking this question now. The answer is because this is big news in gaming right now, and if we show that we can do a good job of answering questions like this, people are more likely to find the site and also come back to it when they have other questions about the game (or other games).