No BlizzCon 2012

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by TheWeazmeister, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. TheWeazmeister

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  2. theNoid

    theNoid [H]ardness Supreme

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    2012 world to end, confirmed.
     
  3. Neb

    Neb 2[H]4U

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    I think what got me the most in that announcement was the way they offhandedly mentioned that blizzcon was cancelled. It was mostly an announcement for their championship event, with a "....oh and Blizzcon 2012 is cancelled" at the end.
     
  4. TheWeazmeister

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    Yeah, this. Friggin' #smh
     
  5. timtheenchantor

    timtheenchantor Gawd

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    I went to 2009's Blizzcon. It was fun. But honestly, I wouldn't do it again.
     
  6. Demon10000

    Demon10000 [H]ardness Supreme

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    It wasn't canceled, it was just delayed... :)
     
  7. sekira05

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    Looks like no Titan unveiling until 2013, boo.
     
  8. Krenum

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    Whatever it takes to get Diablo 3 up to par and out the door.
     
  9. Valshistixol

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    They should just throw that piece of shit in the trash. AMIRITE?
     
  10. J Macker

    J Macker [H]ardForum Junkie

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    QFT.


    Can't have your own convention unless you're putting out AAA games.

    WoW decline -1
    D3 delay -1
    SC2 meh -1
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    Blizzard -3
    - Blizzcon.

    Makes sense to me.
     
  11. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Probably true, Blizzard doesn't want to be booed or have tomatoes thrown at them this year.
     
  12. Godmachine

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    10 million active subscribers is far from a fail. D3 is coming this year , seriously doubtful they'll delay it any farther than after summer. SC2 has 2 expansion packs coming and sold a shit ton of copies. SC2 also has a huge E-Sports community.

    Putting together a show like Blizzcon equals a massive employee effort , developers taking time away from finishing products to talk about the products they plan on finishing. Unveiling some kind of new product (a requirement of any Blizzcon) which wouldn't exactly make sense since WoW has another expansion pack coming (which will sell tons as usual despite the decline in subs) and Diablo 3 will probably (eventually) out sell COD:MW3. Makes more sense to concentrate on getting that shit done versus spending weeks/months planning an event that won't be anything more than ANOTHER geek gathering. As if geek gatherings are "rare" events anymore..

    I love how people talk about Blizzard like they aren't printing money so fast they can't build vaults big enough to hold it. ;)
     
  13. Kenjiwing

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    WoW hasnt had 10 million subscribers since Wrath. They are bleeding subscribers and im sure that will be brought up again during the earnings call in February.
     
  14. theNoid

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    Um Titan just left the framework stage a few months back. Artists are just getting involved and the game is like 2-3 years before it will be shown, closer to 4 before it releases.
     
  15. sekira05

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    It is already being played in-house at Blizzard and the article that talked about it is almost a year old now (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6302940.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6302940)

    The early projection at Blizzard was for it to be released at the end of 2013 (as of 4/2010) according to the slide leak (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1568839). No doubt they've probably bumped that to 2014 by now... but no it won't be 4 more years lol given that is sounds pretty far along.
     
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    he said unveiling, not releasing... they still haven't even made it official - that is with an actual name, etc.
     
  17. Riddleofsteel

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    Gotta get rid of the sweaty shower fart smell from the venue, I'd wager.
     
  18. Godmachine

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    Oh Rly? What do you think the Panda expansion was announced for? And how they've already been quoted that they plan to ramp up the release sched on expansions to once a year?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Warcraft

    They use to have close to 13-14 million. WoW could lose 5 million more and still be hugely profitable. And again I find it hard to call that a "fail". Blizzard could take the next 10 years off , tell everyone to eat a bag of dicks and still be milking multiple franchises without even releasing fresh content and turning a profit. This company actually has a decent effect on the National Economy of an entire COUNTRY .. I mean come on , cut them some slack.
     
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  19. B2BigAl

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    I think there's more to this than they're letting on. Cancelling the event so they can get D3 out? That's a pretty weak excuse. Maybe they don't wan't to have to confront all the angry Diablo fans.
     
  20. GMSTBFLA

    GMSTBFLA n00bie

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    We are approaching 4 years since Diablo 3 was announced and shown to be perfectly playable.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see Titan until 2018.
     
  21. TheCowOfNow

    TheCowOfNow Assault then RUN AWAY!

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    The break even point for the average pay MMO is like in the upper 100s of thousands. Not even. And I guarantee WoW profit has covered all the R&D costs long ago. It literally prints money.
     
  22. CryingGod

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    :rolleyes: You realize that most of their money comes from the EU/USA right? And that the majority of their subscribers are based in China? Not to mention that they don't pay nearly the same amount as the people in the civilized world do. So yeah.