Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - February 22, 2021
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    • Fixed an issue where falling off the Maw during Forgeborne Reveries (Bonesmith Heirmir Soulbind) would sometimes cause the player to lose more Stygia.

Warcraft Mobile Game Tweet
@lungjaw, 3D artist at Blizzard, tweeted that they "are indeed working on a Warcraft Mobile game." This is confirmed with a post to a 3d environmental artist job opening at Blizzard.


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  1. uncl55's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vashe9 View Post
    Sorry if you're too "elite", but my guild still has 4 mythic boss to kill... wtf are you talking about, I dont want a new raid the moment the "progress guilds" beat them.

    Maybe you play wow while watching Twitch, I **** dont care about streamers and actually play the game....
    by your logic we need to w8 several years for every scrub guild to finish mythic raid?
  1. Hibiki's Avatar
    Mobile game = puke. I will note support finncaly reterded developers. Sub canceled.
  1. Enter Name Here's Avatar
    it will be most likely a MP game of sorts to encourage buying stuff out of jealousy - you won't have that with SP games. clash of clans in a warcraft skin?

    or even something bigger like a battle royale *shrugs*
  1. Dalheim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hibiki View Post
    Mobile game = puke. I will note support finncaly reterded developers. Sub canceled.
    If they were ''Financially retarded'', they wouldnt do mobile games at all. It's a huge gain for them, since mobile games are huge - especially in China.
  1. Cazze's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    Might be the issue honestly. The Warcraft IP doesn't appeal to general audiences like they want it to, but it appeals to MMO lovers. If they focused less on dumbing down their game and making worthless phone shit, they would probably turn a larger profit than they do appealing to people who will never play it.
    A large majorit of mobile games have the wow aestetic ripped off. There is for a large genral appeal.
  1. erifwodahs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    Might be the issue honestly. The Warcraft IP doesn't appeal to general audiences like they want it to, but it appeals to MMO lovers. If they focused less on dumbing down their game and making worthless phone shit, they would probably turn a larger profit than they do appealing to people who will never play it.
    Whole wow community is so fractioned that appealing to the "MMO lovers" is impossible. Also look at some guys here - "you develop a game for a different platform? - UNSUB!", which they won't do ofc. but still, trying to appeal to such players sounds more like a relationship with abusive and envious partner rather than working with fans.
  1. MrFawlty's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    You are free to see it this way.

    But if that is the case, why does Diablo Immortal (or any mobile announcement) still gets shit? Just like @mojusk so aptly put into one gif
    Yeah, its almost like most people who play Wow are PC owners.
  1. Resheph's Avatar
    So, being a gamer all my life that plays several MMO's as well as some other types of games including quite a few mobile games that I like when taking a break during a walk or when traveling by train, I am looking forward to a Warcraft inspired mobile game. Should be great fun.
  1. Snowflakesz's Avatar
    Zoomerkiddies and edgelords gonna reee.
  1. Doffen's Avatar
    Nice! Immortal and now this. Just a shame one is at least 1 year and the other 3 years away from launch. How long does it take to make a mobile game!?

    Inc Smash Bros game for WoW :>
  1. Kallisto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by leviathonlx View Post
    The only reason people flipped shit over Immortal was since people expected a D4 announcement instead.
    Which if they spent 5 minutes reading official bliz social media they would have known no D4 announcement was imminent because even before the tickets went on sale Blizzard were crystal clear there was no D4 announcement incoming
  1. DarkAmbient's Avatar
    Not interested in a mobile game at all. But is that guy allowed to say what he said?
  1. Djuntas's Avatar
    haha, what - Surely he just lost his job now. Never seen such a leak before.
  1. Absintheminded's Avatar
    Battle pets I bet
  1. Arikara's Avatar
    What, they killed Starcraft and HotS but have no qualms about wasting budget on another mobile fiasco?
  1. SoLoR1's Avatar
    You all have phones right?!
  1. ONCHEhap's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arikara View Post
    What, they killed Starcraft and HotS but have no qualms about wasting budget on another mobile fiasco?
    it's not wasted budget sadly.
    The mobile market is by far and large the biggest source of profits in the video game industry.

    Mobile gaming in China alone was 60% of all video game profits in the world last time I checked,and it's been in a constant rise
  1. Angelica Angelus's Avatar
    It's cringe, I admit. And this is coming from someone who plays multiple mobile gachas.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Absintheminded View Post
    Battle pets I bet
    More likely just a spinoff Warcraft game given that he calls it a "Warcraft mobile game" and not a "WoW mobile game."
  1. Osmeric's Avatar
    If a mobile game is profitable it doesn't divert net assets from WoW, it just expands the business. There isn't some fixed size pool of developers they have to allocate to the projects. They can hire, or fire, as necessary.

    WoW's problems are internal to WoW, and to its relationship to the evolving market. At worst, development of mobile games is a symptom of those problems, not a cause.

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