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Poster: Lithas at 6/13/2006 9:05:20 PM PDT
Subject: Blizz, is this true?
   Mods, this pertains to World of Warcraft and is on-topic, because my class's future is at stake here.


Article from IGN (

June 13, 2006 - A sequel to Starcraft is right at the top of many gamers' "Please, God, Make This Happen" list. Well, the Lord works in mysterious ways. If not a true sequel, gamers may be getting some more Starcraft action after all.

During a presentation to Wall Street today, a company representative from Vivendi reportedly said, "All Blizzard franchises will become MMOGs." The rep said they have a model in place to produce an MMOG for $50 million over the next three years.

World of Warcraft is one of the great success stories of our time. The big question is: with WoW already sucking hours/weeks/years of gamers' lives away, how will we ever find time to play World of Starcraft or World of Diablo? Alas, that these evil days should be ours!


Is this true Blizzard?

I hope not.

Making Diablo and Starcraft an MMOG will take the developer's attention away from "correctly" developing World of Warcraft. This is a BAD idea!

Oh dear, I knew things were going to the pits when Blizzard took on Sony Online Entertainment....
Poster: Drysc at 6/13/2006 9:22:16 PM PDT
Subject: Re: Blizz, is this true?
   I believe this was a misquote. We haven't announced any specific development plans beyond the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft, and we don't have any intentions to focus on only one genre or platform with our future games.
Poster: EnoYls at 6/13/2006 10:34:18 PM PDT
Subject: Re: Blizz, is this true?
   Nothing in that rumor is true in regards to Blizzard. If I had to guess, there was some confusion between what Vivendi has planned for its its game division versus what Blizzard has planned. While Blizzard is owned by Vivendi, their game division operates seperately from Blizzard.


[ post edited by EnoYls ]
Poster: EnoYls at 6/13/2006 10:58:16 PM PDT
Subject: Re: Blizz, is this true?

Q u o t e:
Given most of the people who designed WoW are gone, I wouldn't expect the same kind of quality from a future product, the development of the game since the new order took over has been at best lacklustre.

The 'are we having fun' obviously slipped through the cracks when the genius who took over developed faction grinding.

This is also not true. Since WOW shipped, we have lost some artists, and a few other folk, none of which were designers. As to faction grinding...I agree that it is way too "grindy" and we are looking to overhaul the way faction works in the expansion. It was one of those features that was put into the game in late beta and never really received the polish and refinement that it deserves.


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