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10-23-2010 @ 11:38PM
I hate to say it, but overall I found this year's Blizzcon somewhat disappointing, at least in terms of surprises.On the Diablo front, the Demon Hunter is a great 5th class, but a LOT of people were pretty close to guessing what the class would be anyways. (still, I think the Diablo series has always wanted a badass Van Helsing type hero such as this)More importantly, on the Warcraft front. Some neat art panels, a bunch of B-roll footage, the login screen, and a lot of questions answered with "we're thinking about X, we'll get back to you on that one."am I being unfair? I feel like the hype greatly overshadowed the product.
10-23-2010 @ 11:42PM
Frankly, this was a poorly posited year. Cataclysm is at a stage where we know everything we will know. StarCraft II just came out, so it's in between the release buzz and the expansion. Diablo 3 is not quite at a level where they can announce big things for it such as a release date or beta date or something along those lines.And apparently their new MMO is nowhere near ready.They put on a great show as usual - it's just that at this time, there is nothing to surprise us with.
10-23-2010 @ 11:43PM
I don't know. With how open they are these days with GC on the forums it's tough for them to be like, "LOOK HERE AT THIS NEW SHINY!" The only reason last year was cool was due to the Cata announcement. Next year will be the same when they pre-announce the next expansion.
10-24-2010 @ 1:45AM
I think we're used to Blizzcon's like last years with big annoucements and cool stuff. Which this year had none, I heard Metzen Talking to Cat Hunter and whats-his-face, and they asked if Blizzard had thought about no BlizzCon because of the lack of stuff. He basically said yeah they did
10-24-2010 @ 3:14AM
They were pretty clear in the interviews that Blizzcon is a community event and not a PR tool. Stop expecting big project reveals and enjoy the games.
10-24-2010 @ 10:47AM
I don't think anyone is suggesting that it was a terrible year or that BlizzCon sucks. I'm almost positive that even with the lack of huge things, most people - myself included - would have done almost anything to actually go there.But, it can't be denied that they were short on announcements this year, which makes it fall a bit towards the back as far as memorable BlizzCons go. It's not necessarily indicative of a bad convention - just no shattering surprises.
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