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WRUP: In which we get excited about BlizzCon

WRUP In which we get excited about BlizzCon
It's another weekend of fun and games for the intrepid staff of WoW Insider. But we just got our shot at buying BlizzCon tickets and we're all pretty excited.

Our bonus question this week: What are you hoping to see at BlizzCon? A new game? The new expansion? Or perhaps just some intriguing insight to the world of Blizzard?

Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) I am going to be writing like a maniac. If I'm lucky, I'll get some time to do LFR. If not, I'll ... well, I'll be writing like a maniac all weekend. As for BlizzCon, I'm hoping maybe we see the reveal of some of the new character models they've been talking about doing -- or a new expansion announcement. Or something, ANYTHING about Titan.

Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid, @alaronmonk) This weekend, I'm going shopping for things to help my wife out around the house. Now that she's in a wheelchair, we're discovering all the little things that you don't realize standing allows you to do. If I get some free time, I'll run through LFR and my weekly MC clear, looking for that elusive Harbinger of Flame. Fifth year in a row I won't be going to Blizzcon, sadly. I'm looking forward to hearing about Titan, just so I can decide if I have space for it in my ever-increasing game queue.

Dan Desmond (@Antigen_) I can't seem to finish my work on my Skyrim Creation Kit piece. I keep thinking of these great ideas and wanting to throw them in, and the project keeps getting delayed because of it. Argh!

What do I want to see? Titan, without a doubt. What do I expect to see? The next WoW expansion. If we assume a four-month patch cycle, we'll be just starting 5.4 when Blizzcon starts, meaning the expansion won't be too far off.

Daniel Whitcomb (@danielwhitcomb) Since I'm Eastern Orthodox, it's Palm Sunday this week for me, meaning I probably won't get much playtime in. If I do get some play time, I'm likely to run Raid Finder on my hunter.

What I want to see at BlizzCon, more or less in this order of preference, is playable Alliance high elves, new character models, a new WoW expansion, new Hearthstone heroes, and a new Diablo III expansion.

Elizabeth Wachowski (@leeatwaterlives) Everybody's working for the weekend! ME3 if I have time at home and Skyrim if I have time at work, but I doubt either will be possible.

Joe Perez (@lodurzj) I'm playing the car shopping game this weekend, hoping I can win at it! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at BlizzCon. Friends, Readers, Guild mates and co workers It's always a great time and truly the highlight of my year.

Lisa Poisso (@lisapoisso) I'm in need of major rest this weekend, so I may log in and play my butt off, or I may not even turn the computer on at all. You guys know how that whole thing goes. At BlizzCon, I'm looking forward to hanging out with everyone and putting faces to the names of people I haven't met yet in person. Really, even if you can't get a ticket, it's worth coming by for an afternoon/evening just to see people.

Matt "Matticus" Low (@matticus) I'm going to try to enjoy some League of Legends this weekend. Hoping to get some volleyball action in as well! Everyone's talking about Titan and possible other expansion. I'm secretly hoping for more of a reveal for that new Warcraft movie.

Matt Walsh (@Rhidach) Finally got Bioshock Infinite, so I'll be playing that. The game is already freaking me out and I'm only a few hours in. Also I hope to finally get my alt the last half-level it needs to ding 85 and go to Pandaria. I'm really looking forward to Blizzcon and specifically to meeting some of the amazing people that WoW has given me an excuse to meet and befriend. News on the next expansion would be awesome too.

Olivia Grace (@oliviadgrace) This weekend I'm going to be putting my feet up, after a hectic one last weekend, and playing some serious WoW. I'm leveling with a friend, I'm gearing for arenas, the geared alt brigade is ever growing, and will reach Cataclysm levels eventually even if I never sleep again. As far as BlizzCon goes, I am really looking forward to hearing about the next WoW expansion, expansions for Starcraft and DIII, and quietly hoping that the rumours are true and there's at least a teaser for Titan. But the main thing I'm looking forward to is putting faces to names and hanging out with the people I've got to know, virtually, over the past 18 months.

Robin Torres (@cosmiclaurel) I'll be doing more duoing with The Spawn. We have an RP Alliance duo now. Since she was RPing anyway, I thought we should make it official. Bonus: I would like to finally have them tell us about Titan and I'd like to see both WoW and Diablo 3 expansions.

Sarah Pine (@ilaniel) I've finally dusted off paladin for the first time since Wrath and am currently power leveling Inscription on him. I'm almost up to speed with my level, and after that it'll be time to figure out how to play him again. I'm sure that will be an amusing and frustrating process. As for BlizzCon, I'm looking forward to hearing about the next WoW expansion, possibly some Titan stuff, and of course seeing my friends and having fun in Anaheim.
The weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy some game time. Are you an achievement junkie? Can't get enough raiding? Rolling a new alt? Considering taking the leap into roleplaying? Whatever your favorite way to play World of Warcraft, let us know in the comments what you're playing this weekend!

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