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[Event Blog] General: Blizzcon 2013 Opening Ceremonies Live Blog

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,580MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Blizzcon 2013 kicks off today after a year's hiatus and is promising to be a huge event for fans of World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, Blizzard All-Stars and Diablo 3. Keep your eyes on this spot for the news, updated regularly, as it happens.

Be sure to keep refreshing the Blizzcon 2013 - Opening Ceremonies Live Blog page as the day goes on for all the latest news for WoW, SC3, D3, Hearthstone and Blizzard All-Stars!

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  • TygranirTygranir Colordo Springs, COPosts: 741Member
    But... what is it?

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  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member
    Seems like a pretty weak expansion, IMO.  I didn't see anything there that seemed the least bit interesting.  I guess we'll have to see if anything good was lost in that yawn-inspiring cinematic.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • OrrinnOrrinn Jenison, MIPosts: 15Member Common
    It's too early for me to make any kind of judgement on the expansion, as a whole, but there's one thing in that list of features I'm not a fan of - Boost to 90 and play instantly... Cuz lvling out of a zone before I'm even close to finished with the quests isn't fast enough.
     
    I'm most interested in hearing about garrisons, though.
     
     
     

    Game History (the ones that count): Everquest, Everquest 2, Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, Planetside 2

  • OrrinnOrrinn Jenison, MIPosts: 15Member Common
    I'm most interested in hearing about the garrison feature, though.

    Game History (the ones that count): Everquest, Everquest 2, Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, Planetside 2

  • fs23otmfs23otm Winter Haven, FLPosts: 293Member Uncommon
    Once you start involving time travel plot twists... you know your end is nigh.
  • kirak2009kirak2009 fredericton, NBPosts: 541Member Uncommon

    Garrison looks like housing to me :)

     

    Q: How does the Garrison work? What kinds of followers and upgrades are available?

    To establish a foothold on Draenor and bolster your faction’s defenses against the formidable Iron Horde, each player will need to build and manage their own Garrison, a customizable fortress that serves as your personal base of operations throughout the course of the expansion. As you complete quests and win allies to your cause, your Garrison will expand and you’ll be able to choose which upgrades you’d like to construct from a variety of options. You’ll also meet and recruit NPC allies and followers who will join you at the Garrison, each providing different benefits.

     

    Source  http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/11514711

    "All expectation leads to suffering" Buhhda

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member

    There come a point in every IP's lifetime where there's a justified temptation to reboot, to make use of all the lore and characters that worked in the past and just modernize/iterate upon it rather than attempting to churn out an endless stream of new lore/characters to the same standard.

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,436Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Orrinn
    It's too early for me to make any kind of judgement on the expansion, as a whole, but there's one thing in that list of features I'm not a fan of - Boost to 90 and play instantly... Cuz lvling out of a zone before I'm even close to finished with the quests isn't fast enough.
     
    I'm most interested in hearing about garrisons, though.
     
     
     

    One, you don't have to use it. Two, it's a one time deal for one character. It makes perfect sense, a lot of players come back for a new expansion and they want to offer a way for new and returning players to jump right into the new expansion with one character.

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  • jbombardjbombard SapporoPosts: 530Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kirak2009

    Garrison looks like housing to me :)

     

    Q: How does the Garrison work? What kinds of followers and upgrades are available?

    To establish a foothold on Draenor and bolster your faction’s defenses against the formidable Iron Horde, each player will need to build and manage their own Garrison, a customizable fortress that serves as your personal base of operations throughout the course of the expansion. As you complete quests and win allies to your cause, your Garrison will expand and you’ll be able to choose which upgrades you’d like to construct from a variety of options. You’ll also meet and recruit NPC allies and followers who will join you at the Garrison, each providing different benefits.

     

    Source  http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/11514711

    Doesn't really sound much like housing to me.  It sounds more like farming 2.0.

     

    It sounds like an predefined instance with zero customizability, that you simply get to choose which things you want to phase in first. " throughout the course of the expansion" also sounds like it is only for one expansion.  If it something you only use for one expansion, not sure why you would want to spend a bunch of time on it.  I really hope I'm wrong, because if that is what the Garrison is it sounds boring as hell.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by maplestone

    There come a point in every IP's lifetime where there's a justified temptation to reboot, to make use of all the lore and characters that worked in the past and just modernize/iterate upon it rather than attempting to churn out an endless stream of new lore/characters to the same standard.

    thought thats what Blizzard did w Cata - at least for the old world

     

    i thnk alternate history is cheesy comicbook stuff but hey its blizzards game

  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    Originally posted by Orrinn
    It's too early for me to make any kind of judgement on the expansion, as a whole, but there's one thing in that list of features I'm not a fan of - Boost to 90 and play instantly... Cuz lvling out of a zone before I'm even close to finished with the quests isn't fast enough.
     
    I'm most interested in hearing about garrisons, though.
     
     
     

    One, you don't have to use it. Two, it's a one time deal for one character. It makes perfect sense, a lot of players come back for a new expansion and they want to offer a way for new and returning players to jump right into the new expansion with one character.

    Which means you end up with a lot of people, with no clue about how to play their class...Wonderful, just wonderful...<face palm>  But pretty much what I've come to expect from Ghostcrawler and his fan club.  It remains to be seen how this new expansion will actually play.

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