Preach: "A NEW Era for WoW" - Inside Blizzard HQ
Preach has uploaded his trip to Blizzard HQ, featuring behind the scenes as well as interviews with Executive Producer Holly Longdale, General Manager John Hight, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas and more!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Preach: "A NEW Era for WoW" - Inside Blizzard HQ started by Lumy View original post
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  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Pretty good watch, worth the time.
  1. Myradin's Avatar
    Does he have [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]?
  1. Relapses's Avatar
    Not a fan of the hypocrisy of Preach coming back to WoW after announcing he was done; but I admittedly thought this was a marketing piece on Blizzard's part. Learning he paid for everything himself does offer a level of sincerity to this piece. It's clear that there are still benefits for Blizzard allowing him this level of access ("We've changed!") but more than anything I'm just glad this happened.
  1. Dimmune's Avatar
    I don't recall him saying he's completely done with Blizzard and Blizzard games. I always took him as saying that the game is in a terrible place and not worth playing/covering. And Blizzard needs to do better for their employees in order for him to feel comfortable even working with blizzard.
  1. Koollan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Relapses View Post
    Not a fan of the hypocrisy of Preach coming back to WoW after announcing he was done; but I admittedly thought this was a marketing piece on Blizzard's part. Learning he paid for everything himself does offer a level of sincerity to this piece. It's clear that there are still benefits for Blizzard allowing him this level of access ("We've changed!") but more than anything I'm just glad this happened.
    In fairness, saying that you're 'done' may or may not imply a permanence. From how BfA and SL turned out, there was zero reason to see a future that Blizzard would be fundamentally changing the game the way that they are for DF. I can understand coming back to a game you love in order to take a fresh breath of an old IP you loved getting a fresh coat of paint with new wheels. I can't entirely blame him.
  1. Forum Man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Relapses View Post
    Not a fan of the hypocrisy of Preach coming back to WoW after announcing he was done; but I admittedly thought this was a marketing piece on Blizzard's part. Learning he paid for everything himself does offer a level of sincerity to this piece. It's clear that there are still benefits for Blizzard allowing him this level of access ("We've changed!") but more than anything I'm just glad this happened.
    On one hand it's not hypocritical because he said "we are done UNTIL"
    On the other hand since the guy screwed over his friend of 25 years for twitch mods I stopped caring about anything outside of his drama Friday videos


    Interesting video
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Relapses View Post
    Not a fan of the hypocrisy of Preach coming back to WoW after announcing he was done; but I admittedly thought this was a marketing piece on Blizzard's part. Learning he paid for everything himself does offer a level of sincerity to this piece. It's clear that there are still benefits for Blizzard allowing him this level of access ("We've changed!") but more than anything I'm just glad this happened.
    Not everything is a conspiracy.
  1. Relapses's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    Not everything is a conspiracy.
    ...it's not a conspiracy to state your opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koollan View Post
    In fairness, saying that you're 'done' may or may not imply a permanence. From how BfA and SL turned out, there was zero reason to see a future that Blizzard would be fundamentally changing the game the way that they are for DF. I can understand coming back to a game you love in order to take a fresh breath of an old IP you loved getting a fresh coat of paint with new wheels. I can't entirely blame him.
    I get what you're saying but Preach's decision to stop WoW content came at the height of the vitriol against Blizzard for the lawsuit. It felt performative and disingenuous at the time.
  1. ngc2440's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Relapses View Post
    ...it's not a conspiracy to state your opinion.

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    I get what you're saying but Preach's decision to stop WoW content came at the height of the vitriol against Blizzard for the lawsuit. It felt performative and disingenuous at the time.
    That is Preach in a nutshell. Performative and disingenuous.
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Relapses View Post
    ...it's not a conspiracy to state your opinion.
    It's pretty clear that they changed a lot. Especially after covid and the allegations. It would make zero sense to assume they haven't.
  1. SomalianWarlord's Avatar
    Preach was always pathetic, but this takes the cake.

    Guess he finally realized no one gives a fuck about FF14 and it doesnt pay the bills, so now he's begging blizzard and crawling back to wow.

    Imagine PAYING to visit and interview blizzard employees.

    Maybe you shouldnt have burned all your bridges in a seething rage over being benched for mythic raids because you're a trash old man that cant keep up and they couldnt carry his dead weight anymore, but pretends he's some supah leet god skill player, hmmm?

    It was funny watching him bootlick for shit in FF14 that he derided in WoW. All that whining about RP and "cesspool" guilds only to then become a cringe RP streamer in a cesspool guild, constantly shilling every barebones patch note.
  1. Relapses's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    It's pretty clear that they changed a lot. Especially after covid and the allegations. It would make zero sense to assume they haven't.
    Okay, and? Did I imply they didn't? lol
  1. Caprias's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SomalianWarlord View Post
    Preach was always pathetic, but this takes the cake.

    Guess he finally realized no one gives a fuck about FF14 and it doesnt pay the bills, so now he's begging blizzard and crawling back to wow.

    Imagine PAYING to visit and interview blizzard employees.

    Maybe you shouldnt have burned all your bridges in a seething rage over being benched for mythic raids because you're a trash old man that cant keep up and they couldnt carry his dead weight anymore, but pretends he's some supah leet god skill player, hmmm?

    It was funny watching him bootlick for shit in FF14 that he derided in WoW. All that whining about RP and "cesspool" guilds only to then become a cringe RP streamer in a cesspool guild, constantly shilling every barebones patch note.
    Are you okay? Should we call someone?
  1. OrangeJuice's Avatar
    In other words Preach is broke without WoW content
  1. Hyrja's Avatar
    Nice advertisement for Dragonflight. Well played Blizz
  1. Koollan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SomalianWarlord View Post
    Preach was always pathetic, but this takes the cake.

    Guess he finally realized no one gives a fuck about FF14 and it doesnt pay the bills, so now he's begging blizzard and crawling back to wow.

    Imagine PAYING to visit and interview blizzard employees.

    Maybe you shouldnt have burned all your bridges in a seething rage over being benched for mythic raids because you're a trash old man that cant keep up and they couldnt carry his dead weight anymore, but pretends he's some supah leet god skill player, hmmm?

    It was funny watching him bootlick for shit in FF14 that he derided in WoW. All that whining about RP and "cesspool" guilds only to then become a cringe RP streamer in a cesspool guild, constantly shilling every barebones patch note.
    This is a very angry post and you made your account to make this post, as it's the only post on your account. You... really, really dislike Preach. Damn.
  1. saixilein's Avatar
    Wasnt he one of the guys who said they are done witht wow, cause blizzard bad?

    Hes back now cause.... money?!
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Relapses View Post
    Okay, and? Did I imply they didn't? lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Relapses View Post
    It's clear that there are still benefits for Blizzard allowing him this level of access ("We've changed!")
    Is this not sarcasm?
  1. Arlette's Avatar
    Brilliant marketing move on Blizzard's behalf to have a huge advertising campaign by the guy very publicly critical of it and Blizzard for the last year+

    And they didn't even have to pay for it.
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by saixilein View Post
    Wasnt he one of the guys who said they are done witht wow, cause blizzard bad?

    Hes back now cause.... money?!
    No one really wants to be associated with a company that's under investigation due to sexual harassment. Why are people not getting that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomalianWarlord View Post
    -snip-
    You actually made an account for this?

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