Blizzcon's finally here and I have to say I'm not very impressed with it this time around. If anyone was expecting earth-shattering announcements, I'm afraid they are now a bit disappointed. Nonetheless, the sheer geek-ness of the convention is still something that I'd like to experience at some point. Disclaimer: this analysis is done from my armchair.
World of Warcraft
Nothing interesting to see here. Some Cataclysm raids and dungeons. Whoopty doo. We're gonna see them shortly anyway. Move along. Frankly the only cool thing from my perspective is the fact that every dungeon in the game will have maps and boss locations (as well as boss abilities). And some of the really annoying ones will be shortened and simplified. Finally. This is the best piece of news so far but we knew that was coming anyway so it's more of a confirmation than something new. Unfortunately it seems the new dungeon maps won't be in Cataclysm from the beginning but in patch 4.1. Better late than never I guess.
This game is totally a non-issue for me. I've stopped caring for the franchise long ago.
My biggest expectations from Blizzcon were for Diablo 3. Everyone had anticipated they would announce the fifth and final class. So when they announced the demon hunter, I was like yay and meh at the same time. I mean, we all knew that the fifth class would have to be a ranged character (archer or hunter type) so it wasn't such a big surprise. I'm sure this will be the first class I'll play in Diablo 3 but the truth is I've had enough of D3 for a while. They are taking so long to finish this game that I don't want to hear about it until they actually release it. And by the way, if anyone was expecting an announcement for the release date of Diablo 3, they'll have to hold their breath a while longer. My prognosis is sometime in 2012. Definitely not 2011.
Synopsis for Blizzcon 2010: meh.
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