"I was a normal baby for 30 seconds, then ninjas stole my mamma" - Deadpool
"so what do we do?" "well jack, you stand there and say 'gee rocket raccoon I'm so glad you brought that Unfeasibly large cannon with you..' and i go like this BRAKKA BRAKKA BRAKKA" - Rocket Raccoon
Viking mythology?! Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww fuck yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhh! I am in on this!
Christy Golden had BETTER be on that writing team; I will be VERY disappointed in Blizz otherwise.
Guns! I hope get the guns to pack a real PUNCH. The guns in Secret World were absolutely horribly terryingly awful!
As usual, I'll just keep waiting for something real from Blizzard themselves. The gaming community has zero patience any more it seems.
As for the whole Knaak/Golden thing, they are both pretty mediocre tbh. I'm reading Tides of War right now and Christie can't seem to mention Jaina without also mentioning Arthas. I don't need to hear about how evil Arthas became every time she starts talking about Jaina feeling a little something.
"It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what the audience wants. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need."
— Alan Moore
esports huh? pass.
pvp ruins MMOs
It is true that I do not know if the source is a male or female, although I've talked enough with him (using male term from now on for easier writing) long enough to have a v good guess. I do know quite a few other details about him though, enough to identify this person quite precisely. And what makes him even more trustworthy is that what he's told me about himself checks out with this independent research I've done. He refused to tell me his name and I completely understood that. I would've found it more suspicious if he just handed over his name to me, an unknown person on the internets that could easily publish it just to not look like I'm lying.
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Good shit OP, thanks for finding this, this is good stuff.
Hopefully they fix this before Titan releases.TAB targeting in combat.
As long as he's learned from D3, I'm fine with this.Speaking of inside transfers, Jay Wilson is on the Titan team. Please don't go overboard with this. ^^
Spartans vs Centurions vs fucking VIKINGS?? This sounds awesome.Heavy use of Greek, Roman and Viking myths.
This however, doesn't sound awesome.It's designed with eSports in mind. They will try to grow it into a successful eSport.
This is pretty much what I predicted for Blizzcon 2013, looks like it might be one of the biggest Blizzcons ever.BLIZZCON 2013 - Titan Teaser, details on expansions for all other major franchises (SC2, D3, WoW). There will be other small Titan teasers at the event but nothing major. They don't want to show any game-play until they have a solid date for beta.
Focusing on the bolded part. I wonder if those people that said that Blizz would switch to focusing mostly on Titan were right, I hope they aren't, this doesn't seem like a smart thing to do.150 developers working on it now. Last we've been told, in September last year, there were just a bit over 100, so the team is growing at a nice pace, quickly becoming the biggest one. They're about to bring new Community Managers into the team and some testers that will be needed in the near future. Many of the new team members have come from Blizzard's other projects.
Neat, I wonder if the new WoW expac will do the same.It will benefit from a completely new game engine.
Ok... so how in the hell are they going to do this? Portal or something opens up one day in the Titan-world and Illidan or Tichondrius steps out? I have no idea how they are going to do this well.They're intending to include many Warcraft elements into Titan's world. Mostly Easter Eggs, but can also extend to entire characters being ported into the new game, one way or another.
PEPE SILVA, PEPE SILVA
I think wow achieves a decent enough balance considering the amount of classes and specs, and abilities. I would say more so than most MMOs of a similar age / style.
If they are aiming for esports I wouldn't be surprised to see a drastic streamlining in abilities though, from whats available to people in wow. Possibly even separate skill trees / ability sets aimed just at pvp?
Iirc the main problem they had with esports was balancing specs for pvp and pve simulataneously was affecting it too much? The pvp of wow just wasn't made to be played in that atmosphere. If the pvp of the new game is structured in a way to be more compatible with an esport from the outset i don't see why it couldn't suceed.
I highly doubt the next expansion will use a new engine. Expansions are just addons for the exisiting game. They would have to rebuild WoW from scratch with the new engine for new expansions to use it.
Honestly I was so disappointed by D3 I can't even force myself to get hyped over this game. This will be the first Blizzard game I don't preorder and wait to see the reviews.
Well, I definitely won't pre-order it, or buy it at launch, if Jay is on the team, unless the Beta just has me frothing at the mouth.Jay Wilson is on the Titan team.
Simply, with Jay on the team, the game itself will have to be better than great in order for me to buy it. And since I don't think Jay is capable of that, I may not ever buy it.
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