My weekly podcast can be downloaded here this week we discuss the Warlords of Draenor launch night and a butcher that goes insane
In the mean time Swaziland government wondering why their web page getting so many hits today.
The reason Blizzard doesn't want the leak to happen is that they, like every other company, want to control the information flow themselves. the WHEN and HOW, in particular. The case of the poor reception of the Mists of Pandaria name should explain why. Basically Blizzard has had to spend the entire expansion fighting against a community backlash formed around the idea that "pandas" are childish and cuddly and utterly non-badass, and overall it's been a pretty uphill battle. Because the notions about "pandas" was formed without Blizzard being able to "sell the story" around it.
Again, in Blizz' eyes, it is crucial that they can control when the information is released, and that the information is packaged in a way that doesn't lead t the expansion starting off in a backlash PR nightmare even before it is announced, like happened with MoP.
Legion or not, this would be true of every xpac theme. As much as a legion theme may be popular with you, and many others, I am sure a lot of people would be able to find things to ragequit over if they are just given a name.
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Where's the Trademark! Where are some leaks! Maaan I don't really want 2 months of SoO before we finally see what the expansion is and then another 12 months for it to get released :/
Guess we shouldn't expect anything before BlizzCon, at this rate.
Supposed 4th spec and new class;
Interesting discussion about a Steampunk group pushing a contest at 2013 Blizzcon, hinting that that Blizzard will be pushing a steampunk-styled game;
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Trying to argue anything with any sort of nuance over Twitter is the intellectual equivalent of trying to trying to squeeze a cow through a keyhole. Sure, you might even be able to do it with enough brute force, and whatever comes out the other side might even still be considered to be "cow" in the technical sense, but it will be so mangled as to be completely unrecognizable.
Hmm looks like we're waiting for blizzcon for the announcement. Smart blizz keeping secret OR imo they will file the trademark after the release of 5.4
I'm so baffled by the amount of information and dis-information I just stopped caring and I'll wait for an official release.
Arthas return confirmed in Warlords of Draenor
What difference does it make, the official announcement will at least lay that discussion to rest, and open a whole new can of worms with others.
I don't believe Warlords of Draenor is the next expac. Maybe a side Warcraft project Blizzard is working on, but not a full-blown expansion. I mean c'mon on.