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    Why won't Chris Metzen participate in panels on Blizzcon?

    For what I could see on the homepage for Blizzcon, Chris Metzen won't participate in any of the World of Warcraft panels. Any ideas why?

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    He probably has a lot of responsibilities backstage with media, etc.

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    Who knows? Judging from the way people talk about him around here, he's not the most beloved of Blizzard representatives. Maybe he just doesn't want the fallout.

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    Or he can go wherever he wants?

    upd. what? everybody loves him, He is goddamn Thrall.

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    And he´s more of a boss, better to have the people that actually work on the things, like the dungeon team and stuff since they can explain and answer quiestions better.

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    I found his name in atleast two panels:

    Friday: World of Warcraft: The Adventure Continues
    Saturday: Warcraft Movie Presentation

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    He might be doing it, but keeping his schedule loose. Maybe he is just tired of doing them after a few years of being a key speaker. He could be giving some other people a chance to get out there and engage the fans and step into the spotlight for a bit. Maybe this year he is taking on more of the logistical stuff there or nothing at all. I wouldn't read too much into why he is or isn't doing things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweboy99 View Post
    I found his name in atleast two panels:

    Friday: World of Warcraft: The Adventure Continues
    Saturday: Warcraft Movie Presentation
    Well that answers that.
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    He's doing the Lore panel on Friday according to the schedule.

    http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/eve...riday-schedule

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    i expect him to come on stage with a doomhammer and an alliance hoode like a douchebag.


    but to be fair, i'm just hoping he sits with the SC2 crew when QnA happens so we can listen to more of his awesome battlecruiser voice :3

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    Because if it is time travel, he's gonna let Kosick and Co take the crap for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweboy99 View Post
    I found his name in atleast two panels:

    Friday: World of Warcraft: The Adventure Continues
    Saturday: Warcraft Movie Presentation
    This. Metzen largely handles the big stuff and lets Kosak deal with most of the lore nitty-gritty.

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    He'll be doing the opening announcement and is on the Lore Q&A and the Movie Panel.
    He's probably stretched quit now and feels more comfortable focusing on answering questions for just one franchise this time around, since there are others equally qualified to talk about the SC and Diablo universes.
    Three appearances is still quite a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnusha View Post
    Or he can go wherever he wants?

    upd. what? everybody loves him, He is goddamn Thrall.
    people dont like his butchering

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    Chris Metzen is at 2 of the World of Warcraft panels, "The Adventure Continues" & Warcraft Movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrth View Post
    He probably has a lot of responsibilities backstage with media, etc.
    Media being a big one. I suspect he'll be on the lore panels, but a lot of his duties will likely be crowd mingling and press interviews.
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    After he got owned by the red shirt guy he gave up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweboy99 View Post
    I found his name in atleast two panels:

    Friday: World of Warcraft: The Adventure Continues
    Saturday: Warcraft Movie Presentation

    There you go, he likely very busy negotiating with the movie company to see if while the movie itself can be live action, maybe all the voices can be voice overs, and not just any voice maybe he personally can do all the voices in the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnusha View Post
    Or he can go wherever he wants?

    upd. what? everybody loves him, He is goddamn Thrall.
    That's the only thing I hate about him, Thrall sucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endre View Post
    That's the only thing I hate about him, Thrall sucks!
    thrall as a character is amazing, not his fault blizzard decided to go with the train wrack we now call "the cataclysm" and made him green jesus

    he has such a good backstory before they ruined it
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