Ok, so now I have had chance to let the annoyances of Blizzcon pass I thought I’d do a little post to cover my highlights.
World of Warcraft
Yes they announced the Warlords of Dranor expansion, the name had been linked through the registration of the trademark a few days earlier but they gave us so much more than a name.
I am quite excited about the Garrisons side of things but am concerned that it will go the way of the farm where you maxing then ignore it or worse you get it and you don’t place the buildings you want, you place the ones that give you more raiding advantage.
Also 10 more levels, I think the debs got it right that getting level 100 will feel more epic than getting to 95 would.
And… New character models, finally my alts are going to look as cool as my Mage does, I really hope they fix some of the old model issues like the Orc hunch and the bones sticking through clothes on the undead, I mean come on if I have a bone showing on my arm it shouldn’t poke through my plate armour. Also I think it would be cool if you could choose an undead race i.e. Undead Dwarf rather than all undead looking like humans.
I am not looking forward to the pet changes where breeding pets can lead to an epic version, I am still working on leveling my pets (200/600ish) to max level. The thought that I have painstakingly acquired stones to make 98% of them rare quality to now find that I am going to have to make them epic is disappointing.
I didn’t expect new races or classes this time round so I am not shocked there weren’t any and the item squish had to happen, I will miss my 300k crits but I understand.
We got to see the awesome trailer for the new Diablo expansion, there was also a really interesting lore panel explaining why are fighting and what we are fighting, they also showed a lot of gameplay and everything looks awesome. I’ll definitely be getting the expansion and probably will get the collectors edition too.
Blizzard held a tournament and a number of panels on Hearthstone all of which we’re amazing, one of the things said in the presentation was that it’s not just a game it’s the stories that you can tell after a match. I couldn’t agree more with this when you have a fun game or an interesting game it stays with you and you can share it with your friends who are also playing and it starts more tales.
Heroes of the Storm
The trailer for this looked awesome and the gameplay and panels have made me think I am not going to bother with this, while it looks fun I feel it is just too pvp and I don’t do pvp.
I thought we’d see a trailer or get some cast information but they gave a lot of information on the crew and they told us enough to show this really is going to happen. ILM are involved and the team who created the hulk in the avengers are making the orcs for the film which I feel is a good decision.
Errrr kinda didn’t watch any of the Starcraft stuff but I am thinking that if I find myself bored and wanting a new game anytime soon then I will probably invest in a copy to try it or I’ll download the free 7 days and see what the crack is.
Think that covers everything that I watched or at least my highlights. I’ll probably post more at a later date but for now this is already a long post, especially for me.