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Warcraft Movie Update
The Hollywood Reporter talked about Legendary and Universal today, claiming that sources say Warcraft is seen as "problem movies" by Universal. Duncan Jones isn't worried though!



Patch 6.2.2 - I Found Pepe!
Muffinus confirmed that I Found Pepe! is still not active with Patch 6.2.2. We may get one other costume with A Frightening Friend next month, as it is a Hallow's End achievement.



Draenor Dungeons Bonus Event September 16 – 21
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Through the end of the day on Monday, it’s a great time to join other players in Draenor dungeons. This week’s Bonus Event rewards you with reputations gains when you defeat dungeon enemies on Heroic and Mythic difficulties.

Make sure to pick up the event-only quest Emissary of War in your Garrison before you head out. It rewards an Iron Fleet Treasure Chest (containing one Hellfire Citadel Heroic quality item) that you won’t want to pass up.

50% Off Grinning Reaver Mount – This Week Only
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Ride through the jungles of Tanaan, buzz the giant beasts of Nagrand, or just linger menacingly near the mailbox in your faction’s capital—all while on a mount with a terrifying grin on its face! The Grinning Reaver mount is now on sale for 50% off its regular price until Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.


Add one to your stable today!

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Raids
real talk: LFD and LFR, ultimately, at the end of the day, all is said and done, bad for a game?
I still don't know. (OccupyGStreet)
If you put a gun to my head I'd say LFG with harder dungeons and no LFR. But it's a crap shoot. (OccupyGStreet)
Easyish Naxx and LK dungeons set expectations that were hard to ever undo. Maybe LFG was just a symptom at that point. (OccupyGStreet)
is the irrevocability of a feature a big part of the design decision or is it more if a hindsight is 20/20 thing?
For a live game (like LoL/WoW) you always have to think about the precedents you set. It's like being a SCOTUS judge. (OccupyGStreet)
I wasn't paying attention during the Cata difficulty outrage--would it have been possible to soldier through?
Yes. Better would have been to provide an alternative for those who didn't enjoy wiping. (OccupyGStreet)

Why do you think many players are longing for TBC days. Raiding was impossible back then..
I wouldn't call it nostalgia per se, but we remember the feeling we had when everything felt so new and we miss that feeling. (OccupyGStreet)

Game Design
Thoughts on allowing (or not) respec in single player RPGs? Respec kinda waters down character building... (1/2)
It depends if you want starting a new character to be a good or bad thing. No respec can encourage that. (OccupyGStreet)

Misc
greg i really just want you to stop answering questions about world of warcraft and focus on your new better life, forever
I try to answer questions that are applicable to game development as a whole. (OccupyGStreet)



Poll - Warcraft Movie
Are you going to watch the movie?



Final Boss #96 - Nixxiom & Moocluck
This week Final Boss talked to two people that make WoW Machinima.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Warcraft Movie Update, Pepe Achievement, 50% Off Grinning Reaver, Tweets, Final Boss started by chaud View original post
Comments 53 Comments
  1. mmoc8ba596ddc7's Avatar
    still cringeworthy people like a little bird in a game about orcs vs humans. anime much? mlp fetish? furries?
    also a pepe is a frog you imbiciles.

    on the topic of grinning reaver: rolling my eyes so hard my retinas detached
  1. Masternewt's Avatar
    Wishing the best for the movie.

    The two guys interviewed by Final Boss lack one thing to make funny machinima - humour. They are just not funny. But they try. Oh, they try so hard.
  1. JaceDraccus's Avatar
    Amusing how, after the complaints here about the Ghostcrawler tweets, someone actually asks him to stop talking about WoW.
  1. Rioo's Avatar
    I'm still amazed the grinning reaver is a shop mount when Laughing Skulls is a faction riding them. Somehow their rep mount is still the same damn wolf we already have 10 of.
  1. Backjauer's Avatar
    still cringeworthy people like a little bird in a game about orcs vs humans. anime much? mlp fetish? furries?
    WTF are you talking about? Pepe is none of those things. I couldn't care less about the little bird but I'm failing to see the problem. I guess you just want en edgy grimdark world, but that'd just be boring.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Still not interested in the Grinning Reaver, it should've been a reward from the Laughing Skull Clan.
  1. Collected's Avatar
    It's a "problem movie" because it's audience will be limited and it's a risky movie to make. Plus they may be getting some lukewarm reaction to the footage which we're not going to be told about. It's a risk. It will either be a success or it will flop. And even if it's a success.. it's not going to be a success in normal terms. The audience will still be smaller than normal simply because it's a movie about a video game.

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    Oh and also the rapidly declining sub numbers will be scaring them too because that's their core audience.
  1. mmoc476725ac8c's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    It's a "problem movie" because it's audience will be limited and it's a risky movie to make. Plus they may be getting some lukewarm reaction to the footage which we're not going to be told about. It's a risk. It will either be a success or it will flop. And even if it's a success.. it's not going to be a success in normal terms. The audience will still be smaller than normal simply because it's a movie about a video game.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh and also the rapidly declining sub numbers will be scaring them too because that's their core audience.

    I stopped playing wow 3 years ago but I will still go and see the movie with my wife who doesn't play any video games. I think a lot o past wow gamers will go see the movie.
  1. Aqua's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hypetrain View Post
    still cringeworthy people like a little bird in a game about orcs vs humans. anime much? mlp fetish? furries?
    also a pepe is a frog you imbiciles.

    on the topic of grinning reaver: rolling my eyes so hard my retinas detached
    Hello this is world of warcraft, you must be new here, we've had in jokes, talking cows, memes, a quest where you take a shit, and quest givers that break the 4th wall, all before the internet made anything as such 'a thing'.

    Pepe, is actually an annoying spanish child back in my day squirt, so go back to your internet overlords and cry into their laps, because you're too fresh faced to be talking so much utter baloney.

    I repeat, this is world of warcraft, it has always been a goddamn parody of what the western world considers 'high fantasy'. Get with it.
  1. robomatticus's Avatar
    That neckbeard is nasty.
  1. Zyranthian's Avatar
    I think they'll be wanting to market the movie to appeal to a lot more than just WoW players though, if they want it to be truly successful. The Avengers appealed to a lot more than just comic book fans after all.
  1. Greasy McNasty's Avatar
    Duncan Jones seems like such an awesome guy. I have the utmost faith in him for a movie adaptation of Warcraft that will deliver and will bring higher standards to all video game movies to come.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aqua View Post

    I repeat, this is world of warcraft, it has always been a goddamn parody of what the western world considers 'high fantasy'. Get with it.
    The fact that some morons still haven't realized this is just beyond sad.
  1. Lynneiah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hypetrain View Post
    still cringeworthy people like a little bird in a game about orcs vs humans. anime much? mlp fetish? furries?
    also a pepe is a frog you imbiciles.

    on the topic of grinning reaver: rolling my eyes so hard my retinas detached
    Still cringeworthy people feel the need to police what other people enjoy.
  1. mmoca506320b02's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vdZERO View Post
    It's a "problem movie" because it's audience will be limited and it's a risky movie to make..
    I wouldn't say the audience is limited. I know a lot of people who played WC3 only, but they'll still go and see the movie, also I know a LOTR fan who is interested, because it's "similar".
    There were 100 million WoW accounts 2 years ago if 100 million people go and watch this movie, the total gross would be above $1 billion. Okay obviously not all of them will go, but there are also WC 1,2,3 players, LOTR fans and even people who don't even know what Warcraft is will go and see the movie, because they'll like the trailer or they just like fantasy films... and don't forget there are WarCraft books as well.
    So, no it's not a limited audience, unless we call ~200 million people limited, but 200 million would break all records.

    However I think the movie will be bad (very bad), but I'll still go and see it in IMAX.
  1. Shambulanced's Avatar
    Oh god here come the "lfr ruined wow" task forces to quote GC like he's a patron saint forever.

    It's his opinion guys, he went on record for his tenure at wow as liking the game to be challenging to a fault. You hated him while he worked there.

    I truly wish people would just stop along him about WoW. Game design choices fine, but at this point his opinions on WoW are no more illuminating than any of ours.
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixy View Post
    I wouldn't say the audience is limited. I know a lot of people who played WC3 only, but they'll still go and see the movie, also I know a LOTR fan who is interested, because it's "similar".
    There were 100 million WoW accounts 2 years ago if 100 million people go and watch this movie, the total gross would be above $1 billion. Okay obviously not all of them will go, but there are also WC 1,2,3 players, LOTR fans and even people who don't even know what Warcraft is will go and see the movie, because they'll like the trailer or they just like fantasy films... and don't forget there are WarCraft books as well.
    So, no it's not a limited audience, unless we call ~200 million people limited, but 200 million would break all records.

    However I think the movie will be bad (very bad), but I'll still go and see it in IMAX.
    If you honestly think that the 100 million accounts belonged to a 100 million individual people then you're in for a shock...
  1. Baneleaf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darknessvamp View Post
    If you honestly think that the 100 million accounts belonged to a 100 million individual people then you're in for a shock...
    That number included multiboxers, trial accounts, and tons of people that bought the game for 5 bucks and never logged on after making one or two characters. That is actually a bad number for wow considering the amount of player turnover that points out.
  1. Astronom's Avatar
    Has there ever been a good video game based movie? What made Blizzard think this would be a good idea? As a straight to dvd or netflix movie this might work, but not as a cinematic release.
  1. Vegas82's Avatar
    Now we know why we STILL haven't seen any footage released to the public for the movie.

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