Feb 1st 2012 11:17PM @Celtar
You can be all of those things without being Tedious. Being tedious, annoying, or any other sense of the word is not a staple of RPGs. Just because developers designed that way back in the 80's and 90's does not mean it is something that make an RPG or should be around in today's games.
Feb 1st 2012 3:48PM If you want quicker load times you would be better off getting a better HDD or an SSD (Hard Drive and Solid State Drive respectively) then more Memory. WoW on a SSD gives near instant load times.
Jan 27th 2012 10:05PM @(Unverified)
"Why people think that a company has no say so in another company they own is beyond comprehension, but for some reason Traptz doesn't get it. "
So then it was never blizzard that was successful or made WoW great before. It was Vivendi. Yes Parent companies have some say in how the child companies are run. But there is a reason why child companies still have CEO's.
Blizzard has always had parent companies, and have always been making their products great on their own. Activision-Blizzard relationship to blizzard is one of publisher. Blizzard doesn't need the direct oversight because they are an autonomous company under the brand.
Jan 27th 2012 9:59PM @(Unverified)
"Blizzard pre merger used to be about expanding choices for gamers. However, post merger they have followed the Kotick mantra of decreasing choices and treating gamers as what Kotick calls resources. "
That is utter crap. There are more choices in how to play WoW then there were in the past. Blizzard is the same company, doing the same things they've always did, lead by the same people.
Blame Mike Morhaime.
Jan 27th 2012 9:56PM @(Unverified)
They've done beta's around the time of content patches. SC2 and Ruby Sanctum were released within a month of each other. Blizzcon has happened within a Month of 3.2 (Ulduar).
Different teams work on different things. Nothing says they can't do them at the same time or near each other since you know the people responsible for deploying a WoW patch aren't the same ones that are creating the other games.
Jan 27th 2012 9:50PM @(Unverified)
The person is an idiot. D3 is a free to play game. It requires an internet connection to play but counting that as a cost would require you to count your electricity bill as a cost for every game.
Jan 27th 2012 9:48PM @(Unverified)
It still doesn't work because the pets in D3 are nothing like the pets in WoW. Or would the current system of them work as being sold from the Blizzard store.
Could they add pets like WoW to the game? Yes. Were scrolls of companion in any way similar? No.
Jan 27th 2012 9:45PM @(Unverified)
"All the Joystiq article is dispell the notion of people that claimed Activision bought Blizzard or in fact had authority over Blizzard. They do not.
So then it seems what I said is true. Blizzard is an autonomous company that has authority over themselves. They are owned by a parent company but they have been for years. Before Vivendi it was Davidson and partners or something like that.
Bobby kotic is in charge of Activision blizzard, yes. But he is not in charge of blizzard. His direct control is over every other game department of Activision Blizzard.
Jan 26th 2012 9:43PM @DoctorSmart
Nothing has changed in 3 years with the way Activision Blizzard is run. Blizzard is still autonomous. Activision still runs everything else.
Here is something from 2010 stating the same thing http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/132769-activision/
Jan 26th 2012 9:33PM @DoctorSmart
The merger and rules for the corporation happened over 3 years ago now. Why would I need an article from 2011 or 2012 to prove a point that has existed since the merger?
Perhaps instead of talking out of your ass actually refute the cold hard facts.