I only care about WoW. So it would have been a boring Blizzcon for me anyway. At best they would have just talked about the next patch.
Also they said recently that the version of MoP played at Blizzcon was 'far into development'. Another clue that MoP is closer than some think. I'm sure they'll hit their Q2 target. Then they'll hold Blizzcon early 2013 and announce WoW X5 and Titan.
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Right, I believe that.We're also heavily focused on getting Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possible. In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.
D3 is going to be out 1st quarter, I'm betting; it is "done" but for some reason they're going back and making nibbling changes now. Heart of the Swarm... not sure on an ETA, but they're not exactly designing fresh systems or gameplay engines for this; it's effectively a Starcraft 2 Expansion. Mists of Pandaria is also an expansion, building off a set engine with set dev tools.
No more "jam packed" then when these games were in full development for the past few years...
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Im seriously starting to hate this company. I may even stop the annual pass .
One more reason to quit wow.
didnt last BlizzCon some guy asked Metzen why are they making BlizzCon this year when they dont have much to show.....one of rare occasions when Metzen didnt know what to answer :Pi guess, they have even less this year to show then
Why have a Blizzcon about shit we've already seen. Went last year and was semi-disappointed. Had a lot of fun but it was nothing compared to the Con of 09
.....I had every bit of hope in Blizzard invested in the fact that Titan would be released in Blizzcon 2012....now its gone....dammit.
It doesnt matter when or how long the beta or alpha is going to be for MOP. They are not going to drop an expansion in the middle of the summer when they could stall a few months and release it for black friday or the holiday shopping season. Every expansion was released around this time other than TBC because it slipped past with delays. They make major bank on these expansions and they arent going to risk releasing in the summer when active player counts are at a lull. If they feel the player base is getting too vocal or subs are dropping more than expected during the pre summer they will simply drop Halion 2.0 which consists of 1 room with annoying trash that takes too long and 1 boss with a +3 item level over what is currently available.
Blizzcon was always touted as being 'for the fans'. People were already increasingly upset about the ticket costs being raised more than 75% over the last 3 years. Add to that the 'drama' of last year's Blizzcon.
People are also fed up with Cataclysm. With MoP likely not being until fall, Wow's last Cata content patch a month or so ago, and the guaranteed beta for the 'yearbies' not starting until summer, there's half a year of some very unhappy customers. D3 could be the second coming of (insert something really cool here), but if history has shown us anything, people will still choose WoW as Blizzard's flagship game.
Add to that the inclusion of SWTOR and GW2 scheduled for around the same time as MoP, and it just seems (at least to me), it's a very bad time to cancel one of the few remaining fan-centric activities that Blizzard participates in.
Kinda why they didnt want to have a Blizzcon.
2+2=4 not chair.
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