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7-28-2010 @ 8:06AM
It does seem odd that Blizzard would let PopCap corner the market on in-game games, rather than adding a few of their own. I'd certainly love to see something silly, even if it's GnomePunter or something.(I picture something similar to Pain on PS3, where you can launch gnomes, goblins and dwarves into various environments, causing destruction and dismemberment.)
7-28-2010 @ 1:20PM
You do realize that this is one of their own, and is done in-engine, right?This was intially created and can be recreated in the map editor.
7-28-2010 @ 1:31PM
Yes, I do realize this. I was saying that inside WoW, I'm surprised they've allowed PopCap (makers of Peggle) to pretty much provide the only in-game minigames for WoW. Seems like an obvious niche that people want filled, and something that's well within Blizzard's scope to provide. I'm glad they put it into Starcraft 2. I'm hoping they do more of that with Cataclysm.
7-28-2010 @ 1:58PM
I would actually prefer they didn't add minigames into WoW. StarCraft is one thing - it's an RTS game and the "mini-game" is played outside of the main campaign/multiplayer mode. In World of Warcraft, the mini-game could only exist in the world, as there is no "out of world" setting in WoW. Having a mini-game embedded within the game would horribly cripple the immersion and cause WoW to lose a lot of its charm.That's one reason I have not, nor do I intend to, download the minigame addons.
7-28-2010 @ 2:01PM
The goblin Pleasure Palace looks like a great place for such mini-games, actually. Also, there's no reason that the in-flight pop-up style of Peggle and Bejeweled wouldn't be a good fit for this sort of thing. What else are you going to do when you're locked into a flight from Booty Bay to Eastern Plaguelands?
7-28-2010 @ 2:50PM
Blizzard made the game, it was shown at Blizzcon 2009 displaying the Galaxy Editor's abilities to make custom maps. Here's a video of it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joNPrnY4K_4&feature=player_embedded
7-28-2010 @ 3:16PM
I really don't think you guys are getting what I'm trying to say here.
7-28-2010 @ 3:59PM
No, I understand perfectly, but I think it's a terrible idea. Anything that removes even a slight bit of immersion while adding no critical functionality is a bad idea.
7-28-2010 @ 4:07PM
I would find going to a goblin gaming parlor to be quite immersive, especially for any roguish/piratical/goblin characters. Considering the break in immersion from so many other things, I would see this one as relatively innocuous.Haris Pilton is more immersion-breaking for me than having WoW-related minigames would be.
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