Given that Blizzard is usually locked down for the two months leading up to Blizzon while they prep for it, it is nice that they have decided to forego it in favor of actually working on their titles.
Have they ever skipped a year before?
a) you won't be playing MoP this year, thus no reason to hype it @ a convention.
b) the shit-storm on the forums about MoP has died down a bit, they don't want to rekindle that so soon before release.
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Well on the bad side, no Blizzcon means no new info on anything this year, which sucks. And I can't be arsed to care about anything esports, so the tournament doesn't interest me either.
But like others have pointed out, this could be a blessing in disguise. If the fates align and we end up with D3, HotS, and MoP all this year, I'll be a happy camper. And if they did all end up releasing before when Blizzcon would have been, then we'll know it was the right decision. The only thing that really sucks about it will be that we won't get any concrete info on Titan until 2013 at the earliest.
But if next year's Blizzcon has the next WoW expansion, LotV, maybe news of a D3 expansion, and Titan, I don't think anyone's eyes will be torn from their screens.
Hmm, does blizzard make money off Blizzcon?
Dumbest Thread 2012
* raises fists to the sky and sinks to his knees
Ah well, this'll mean I can mentally and financially prepare for whatever I hope to do in 2013.
S throws off everything.No Titan reveal this year.And the next expansion is slated for Q4 2013. It had to be revealed this year. Unless... Blizzcons will be earlier now. Or MoP was delayed.
Judging by that, we can expect maybe another xpac announcement. Since they went 2005 BC, 2007 WotLK. MAYBE!
It was always a hopeful man's dream to see any kind of Titan announcement before 2013, in my opinion.
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True that this says 'toward the end of 2012', but they *would* hold a Blizzcon to announce the release date of MoP if it was going to be during next holiday season, so it's pretty good evidence that MoP will be out before this event, imo. Summer release?
there wont be end of the world this year weeeee we have BLizzcon next year ^^
Why even have the tournaments, then? They've literally always been worse than other major tournaments compared to MLG/Dreamhack/et cetera, especially the WoW ones and especially when you consider how far MLG has come in the past year in running their tournaments. Online communities hold better tournaments than the ones that normally get held at BlizzCon, no joke.
Well this makes good sense to me.
2012 is lining up to be one of Blizzard's busiest ever. 3 new product releases, Diablo III, Mist of Pandaria and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, All of which are highly likely to be released to market before the traditional October date for Blizzcon. On top of they if they're not ready to unveil the new MMO poject to the world, then what would they really have to talk about at Blizzcon 2012? Far better to postpone to 2013 until they have some to showcase otherwise they're just wasting money and time which could go toward product.
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So no blizzcon for an esports because all other esports sites dumped WoW? Fantastic. Should be an amazing plane crash.
Imagine Blizzard announcing CATA back when most average guilds were just beginning to farm KT in Naxx, and Maly/3D Sarth were progression still. Average, keyword, average.
Last edited by Geigerton; 2012-01-25 at 02:14 PM.