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Well the rumors are still floating around that Microsoft has its eye on Blizzard, who knows what could happen if they get bought.
One Can only hope.
Originally posted by darkness2468 This aint a troll post but in reality do you think there time is over?
That's like asking if the sun will burn out...yes, eventually but not in YOUR lifetime so relax, take a deep breath and know that it's not something you should be concerned with. Especially if you're not even playing any of their games.
"Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."
Originally posted by bookworm438 Originally posted by Sebber Diablo 3 wasn't a failure by any means. Don't think your represent "the players." It has two more expansions in the works.
The game launched with minium content, no PvP, major server issues and a P2W AH. how was that not a failure?
Can you please tell me what a failure is then?
And the SW prequels were a success because it made alot of money but many, many people considered them a failure compared to the sequels. So yes in a profiteerings companies eyes the game is a success but from players, metacritic is one indication, the game is a failure.
As for Blizzard, as a profiteering company they are far from over but making good games? They havent made a really good game since Starcraft 1. They are nothing but a money machine now.
Blizzard have sucked since WoW, their last good game was WC3
So many comments, I didn´t read all however Blizzard is still the biggest gaming company in the world. It is kinda hard to imagine it end. They have the money and the talent, if they can use it in the best way .. Titan may end up as the MMORPG that will blow the world.
That if the world wouldn´t be blown by the end of 2012.
Don't think they'll come to an end as they're still making profit. If you're talking about others taking the crown, well I personally never considered them to be a king in anything anyway because I always liked games of other studios better so I couldn't care less.
If we talk about financials, LOL, no. Pandaria is hated to hell and it will still be the best selling mmorpg of this year.
From player perspective, probably, but it must have started awhile now.
Originally posted by Sebber Originally posted by darkness2468 This aint a troll post but in reality do you think there time is over?
Originally posted by Sebber
Well if you look at the games they have made.
Starcraft was the most watched esport game, but now League of Legends have taken that titel.
World of Warcraft is in decline and i don't anything OMG stuff coming anytime soon.
Diablo 3 sold alot of copies, but the game was a failure in the eyes of the players.
Originally posted by Sebber
Diablo 3 wasn't a failure by any means. Don't think your represent "the players." It has two more expansions in the works.
You presuming to speak for all of us gamers, that could be considered a failure. Just because YOU don't like something does not mean the rest of us don't like it either.
That Guild Wars 2 login screen knocked up my wife. Must be the second coming!
Originally posted by Yamota Originally posted by bookworm438 Originally posted by Sebber Diablo 3 wasn't a failure by any means. Don't think your represent "the players." It has two more expansions in the works.
Is d3 a success? Technically, yes.
However, out of everyone I know that bought the game (8 people including me) NO ONE is playing anymore, and thats only 2 months after release. D3 sold well because of hype alone, and then everyone realized how bad of a game it was.
Now you tell me it has 2 more expansions planned? I wonder how well they'll sell.
And that's where your analogy fails. The SW prequels were shunned by BOTH critics and the fans. Not so with D3. Everything else in your post is fueled by your obvious frustration with the development of SC2, D3 and WoW. Good thing you only hold the minority opinion on the matter.
I happen to think D3 was a good game for what it was worth, basically a glorified gauntlet. I'm wondering what direction these games would have taken if their development was lead by players that don't want to play their games anyway...
Originally posted by Dragonantis Well the rumors are still floating around that Microsoft has its eye on Blizzard, who knows what could happen if they get bought.
Originally posted by jeremyjodes One Can only hope.
I dont wish Microsoft on any mmo - Microsoft has a horrible history with mmos
Why Microsoft is 'the MMO graveyard'
prior to that - Microsoft as publisher, dumped Marvel Universe, Vanguard, sold Asherons Call back to Turbine
dumped their own game Mythica preWOW launch
Kickstarter: Stuff I'm supporting
In the last few years, I think Blizzard found a formula (Most money for minimal content) that they will stick with until the end.
But, they have a lot of loyal players that will happily and tirelessly defend the corporation until the end while attacking anything new that comes along.
So as a gaming company, I think Blizzard is stale. As a milking maching, they are pretty damn good. Probably the best out there.
I dont think any blizz game with ever interest me again after I played WOW for years.
Blizz may be far from dead, but alls i know is that my moneys is going to ANet, and indy developers.
Blizzard-Activision made 1 Billion profit last year, one of the few entertainment companies that still makes huge profits.
I don't understand where this pessimism is coming from.
Originally posted by ste2000 Blizzard-Activision made 1 Billion profit last year, one of the few entertainment companies that still makes huge profits. I don't understand where this pessimism is coming from.
from articles like this
Vivendi having trouble finding a suitor for Activision Blizzard - report
According to Bloomberg, anonymous sources claim that Vivendi has spoken with companies including Microsoft, Disney, and Take-Two, though at the moment, none of these organizations are ready or willing to purchase the World of Warcraft and Call of Duty publisher.
'Course, running a pool for money on the "death of Blizzard" requires a solid and non-forum definition of "dead". Good luck with that.
It's been predicted (wrongly), what, a million previous times on forums? Every day, on some forum, somewhere. Fool's Bet at even odds.
Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.
the thing is diablo 3 is not subscription based game .so as soon as blizzard get the game to playable situation .people will come back to the game . starcraft 2 is doing great .nothing wrong with the game and people are enjoying playing it . wow is gonna get overhaul with mist of panderia which i am playing its beta and its awesome . the new dungeons and areas they are very awesome . they have been able to maintain 10 million subscribers . with scroll of resurrection offer we will surely see more people joinning the game . still if someone thinks blizzard is dying . he /she should seriously consult a doctor just like my ex g/f who is now a smoker and drug addicted person . thanks god i had dumped her 5 years ago ~
Are they coming to an end? No, I don't believe so, not yet anyways. However, I do believe they are in a downward trend when compared with their competitors. They're very slow when it comes to content development and patches, and they're terrible at quality assurance. Their main competitors on the other hand are the complete opposite. If Blizzard doesn't get with the times, they'll be left in the dust by their competitors. Right now, development is a different game, and Blizzard isn't even playing.
"For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed:And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"~Lord George Gordon Byron
Originally posted by Nadia Originally posted by ste2000 Blizzard-Activision made 1 Billion profit last year, one of the few entertainment companies that still makes huge profits. I don't understand where this pessimism is coming from.
Can you imagine if Disney bought Acti-Blizz! I think it would be funny.
But see that's the point. When a company takes over another company they usually want to streamline, clean house and make cahnges that would screw with how the purchased company operates. And no matter how much you dislike Blizzard games, the studio makes hits.
It's like when my security company was underbid and lost a contract to the building I work at. Even though the COMPANY lost the option to work for the client (fans), the client was adamant about keeping us three at her building because she loved our work ethics. So the company that won the bid had no choice but to hire us and keep us locked in that building (with all our benefits) or lose the contract.
Now imagine the hit they had to take in order to get that contract..stipulations man...it's all about the stipulations.
Originally posted by Ramonski7 Originally posted by Nadia Vivendi having trouble finding a suitor for Activision Blizzard - report http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/174144/Vivendi_having_trouble_finding_a_suitor_for_Activision_Blizzard__report.php
i dont wish Blizzard any ill
but the fact that Vivendi wants to let go of them from their portofolio is seen more in a negative light than a positive one
Originally posted by ZekeAsukura Can you imagine if Disney bought Acti-Blizz! I think it would be funny.
Disney buys up everything else.
Don't think the Blizzard demons are easy to hide in the Official Squeaky Clean Disney Image. Not as easy to hide as the racism in those old movies, anyway.
Originally posted by Nadia Originally posted by Ramonski7 Originally posted by Nadia Vivendi having trouble finding a suitor for Activision Blizzard - report http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/174144/Vivendi_having_trouble_finding_a_suitor_for_Activision_Blizzard__report.php
Or like any other company in this economy, they want/need a bigger influx of money fast for their parent company and their current agreement with Blizzard/Activision doesn't allow them to raid Blizzard's coffers like they would like to. I still fail to see your point as this being bad for anyone other than Vivendi, who by the way seems deperate for cash.