Blizzcon 2018 Recap
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World of Warcraft






Diablo




Overwatch






Hearthstone




Heroes of the Storm






Warcraft 3: Reforged






Starcraft II


This article was originally published in forum thread: BlizzCon 2018 Recap started by Stoy View original post
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  1. Kralljin's Avatar
    No Diablo Immortal.

    Yeah, wish that wouldn't have happened as well.

    Edit: okay fuck it's right in the middle.
  1. Golden Goddess's Avatar
    Pretty much the worst Blizzcon for me. I'm so glad i didn't go all the way to the Usa for something so mediocre. A terrible mobile game, a remake of a 2003 game, a silly hearthstone expansion and the only positive thing a cool new hero for Overwatch.
  1. Restors's Avatar
    Despite Blizzard having several games in their arsenal, a Blizzcon without World of Warcraft expansion announcement is really disappointing everytime. The only save they had were to show their future plans for Diablo, but they came with a mobile game. I don't blame people for feeling disappointed, no matter whether you like mobile games or not. There were barely any exciting news, possibly some information about Classic WoW.

    Oh well, let's hope Blizzcon 2019 can be any better.
  1. glowpipe's Avatar
    This is by far the worst blizzcon i have ever seen. So glad i didn't buy the ticket. I was really close after the opening to get to see the diablo panel. Holy shit am i glad i didn't dish out for that
  1. morph4037's Avatar
    Lets see how often they keep reuploading the mobile diablo trailer.
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Putting Diablo aside, it wasn't a completely horrible event. Overwatch and Hearthstone got some good stuff, but it was completely ignored in the Diablo drama.

    I feel that people only rate Blizzcon on "OMG NEW STUFFS", but that's just part of it - there are big tournaments going on, and all of the games have fans there to geek out on, try demos, go to parties, meet other people, check out the cosplay people, etc.

    Sure, it's fun to be there for big reveals, but I'd bet most of the people who did go had fun.
  1. Kolvarg's Avatar
    The thing about Blizzcon as that people always go in hyped and with high hopes for ground breaking announcements, and forget that more oftan than not there aren't any that big.

    Don't get me wrong, I do it as much as the next guy. But we need to remind ourselves Blizzcon is not just that.


    Either way, I thought it was pretty decent actually. Nothing huge (as we should expect tbh), but pretty cool.

    I love W3 being remastered, and WoW Classic is looking great, as well as the news on it. Above all, I really liked the WoW panels. With all the tension that we've been seeing in the WoW community it was great to see them aknowledge BfA issues, and announcing promissing stuff for 8.2. More than all, I loved how all WoW panels were presented. Great communication and with plenty of humor; loved it!

    I really like also how voice actors, streamers and other content creators are more and more being included in it, and that at least most of the presenters I noticed seem to actually know, like and care about the games.

    Wost part of this years Blizzcon imo was how the video-on-demand worked this year. Last couple years it was up a few minutes or at most couple hours after the stream ended, but this year it's taking essentially a day for many panels. That's not cool, and really makes me re-consider buying the virtual ticket next year.
  1. korijenkins's Avatar
    And so ends possibly the worst Blizzcon of them all.

    I'm not kidding either. They didn't have much to show this year. No new games. No big expansions. Nothing. Just skins and patches, with mobile excrement nobody wanted and a remastered game.

    And sure, the remastered game can be considered "new," but the framework was already there, the voice acting and data was already there. All they did was make new models.
  1. Dastreus's Avatar
    Why is Jaina wearing a cowboy hat on the MMO-Champ cover page?

    oh its an overwatch character
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    What I liked: Warcraft 3 Reforged, Classic WoW news, Chris Metzen making an appearance

    What I didn’t like: All the rest
  1. VekniDarkIron's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Restors View Post
    Despite Blizzard having several games in their arsenal, a Blizzcon without World of Warcraft expansion announcement is really disappointing everytime. The only save they had were to show their future plans for Diablo, but they came with a mobile game.
    YOU JUST GOT A WORLD OF WARCRAFT EXPANSION A FEW MONTHS AGO. The next expansion is just shy of two years away.

    And they did show their future plans for Diablo, a new game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    No new games.
    Diablo. You might not like it, but it's a new title.
  1. splatomat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by VekniDarkIron View Post
    YOU JUST GOT A WORLD OF WARCRAFT EXPANSION A FEW MONTHS AGO. The next expansion is just shy of two years away.

    And they did show their future plans for Diablo, a new game.

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    Diablo. You might not like it, but it's a new title.
    LOL no we got half of an expansion.
  1. ablock87's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    What I liked: Warcraft 3 Reforged, Classic WoW news, Chris Metzen making an appearance

    What I didn’t like: All the rest
    Basically this.
  1. Appelgren's Avatar
    Diablo Immoral ..

    Biggest failure in the history of blizzard.
    What a Fucking let down that only kids age 9-11 will enjoy (and possibly mentally challenged adults)
  1. Tydan's Avatar
    The biggest disappointment by far is the total lack of any sort of originality.
  1. Danuel's Avatar
    So who bought virtual ticket for dat shitshow?
  1. Nagrash's Avatar
    I really "hate" how people are excited about classic and wc3 remaster.. they're not new games damnit. Yeah it'll be fun to play again, but do we really need to go back all the time? Why not move forward..

    All the time and effort spend on those projects I'd much rather they put in making new shit we havn't seen or experienced before.

    Still, beats a god damn mobile game thats for sure.
  1. sylenna's Avatar
    for 2019 blizzard needs to put up a bit more of their magic.

    keep the price of the virtual ticket, i don't care. but offer meaningful rewards in your games. a mount is obligatory in WoW and come on, it really doesn't cost you that much.

    what blizzard should really do are some new things to blow our minds. yes, starcraft 2 only works in the framework they laid himself by splitting the original game to three different campaigns. yet it should be possible to add something really new despite small content like commanders. hearthstone expansions are fine, hots additions too. WoW has a cycle but maybe you could have a rougly ~2 years for big addons and maybe every year something other big for blizzcon.

    what they REALLY shouldn't do are mobile games like diablo immoral. that kills all the magic.
  1. Syphke's Avatar
    Good recap.

    Got a virtual ticket... didn't saw a second yet.
    Guess I didn't miss anyhthing important
  1. cface's Avatar
    They keep reuploading their diablo fail vids to remove the dislikes, that's just sad and pathetic. I bet this company is dumb and arrogant enough to hire people for their next Blizzcon, if people don't buy their tickets.

    Feel so bad for that guy who had to sell Diablo mobile, he sure as hell didn't deserve that. The way he struggled to sell it, the look on his face was something I haven't seen since Game of Thrones Theons fear of Ramsy.

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