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Blizzard working on a pokemon-go like warcraft game on mobile

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  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    edited November 2018
    Doing something goofy to go after quick cash isn't something to be praised by a company whose foundation was made doing the opposite.

    So the f#$% what they turn a profit? That sh!# doesn't last and isn't sustainable and it burns the sustainable income.

    Suuuuure industry insiders, if Metallica decided to do a pop record with the Gangnam style guy their fans have 0 latitude to be shocked and appalled. FOH.



    Maybe if Trino did a mobile pokemon go version of Rift... jobs? Too soon?
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  • AeliousAelious Member RarePosts: 3,521
    edited November 2018
    Finally a way to make the Archeology profession interesting? If Blizzard is able to integrate mobile gameplay functionality into WoW it would interest me. If not it would interest me as much as PGo did.

    Solid hour.

    Get ya money Blizz, just not my money.
  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 7,090
    This is why I dislike mobile because they are sucking away the money, talent and possibility of PC games. 
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  • TEKK3NTEKK3N Member RarePosts: 1,109
    Good idea business wise, not that good for Blizzard Entertainment long term appeal.
    Activision/Blizzard should create another division for Mobile games.
    Blizzard Entertainment is associated with PC gaming and has an hardcore PC based audience.
    Labeling Mobile games with the Blizzard Entertainment logo might be detrimental in the long run, as its loyal player base might start seeing Blizzard as a generic game developer.

    Putting Diablo Immortal and Warcraft Go (or whatever will be called) under Activision Publishing jurisdiction, to me would be a much better idea (Activision is already considered very generic).
    Blizzard fanboys will be able to sleep at night knowing that their beloved developer is not whoring itself up to the market demands, while Blizzard/Activision will be able to put a strong foot in the mobile market, without alienating part of their customers.

    I think Blizzard/Activision communication strategy needs to be more cleaver.
    Shoving mobile games into Blizzard fanboys mouths, isn't exactly clever marketing.

    PS: I am assuming that people know that Blizzard/Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Publishing are all different entities even if connected.
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  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,826
    DMKano said:
    People are getting angry/shocked for a business going after something that will make them $$$?

    Can we all take a step back and ask - what is the primary objective for any business?

    I personally won't play this for even 1 second - but again I am not the intended market.

    Why bash a company for going after money - it's literally the reason why companies exist - to make money.

    You are always so focused on this baseline.

    Arent you, on any level, disappointed that a company that once used to make genre defining games made a complete u-turn and started making shallow games for masses? 

    I do not dispute the fact that a company and especially publicly traded one is 100% focused on making profit, but does this not make an impact on you as someone who I believe is a fan of quality games? Games that Blizzard once used to make?

    I am possibly the biggest fan of original Diablo 1 and 2 games in the world and I would not be excited a tiny bit if current Blizzard now announced a new game from Diablo universe, let it be Diablo 4 or World of Diablo. It just sucks...it is as easy as that, it sucks. 

    You are asking if people are getting shocked that a business is going after something that will make them $$$. Are YOU getting shocked that people are disappointed by Blizzard's product strategy?
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  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    ^ That's that faux industry insider BS.

    Never mind it. Dude probably imagined himself with a giant box of donuts and coffee passing it around in a board room and the head chair asking him "What do you think?"  :D
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,148

    Suuuuure industry insiders, if Metallica decided to do a pop record with the Gangnam style guy their fans have 0 latitude to be shocked and appalled. FOH.

    Metallica has played with Lady Gaga though and it was awesome...



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  • GutlardGutlard Member RarePosts: 1,019
    cheyane said:
    This is why I dislike mobile because they are sucking away the money, talent and possibility of PC games. 
    For me, mobile will never be able to offer me the same experiences I can get on PC. Mobile = shovelware IMO. I don't game on the go and have no use for it really. I play the games my kids DL on my cell and good thing they're free...but that's just me.

    If they could integrate mobile games to enhance my PC experiences like I've mentioned in other threads and someone's mentioned here, that would be cool and I'd actually use my limited game time to experience that gameplay as something new and interesting to work toward my 'main' game.

    I'm sure there are others that commute long hours to work and mobile gaming is all they can do, so I always hope those peeps can find good games to enjoy, but I'm assuming the good games are astronomically low.

    So finding and paying for a good mobile game would be a chore, and I would have to see how much of the paywall/P2W BS goes away after owning the game also. I have yet to find a mobile game I'm willing to buy to enjoy the experience without ads...

    Gut Out!

    What, me worry?

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  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    SBFord said:


    Yesssssssssssssssss! Well done my child!
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  • DinastyDinasty Member UncommonPosts: 197
    Moxom914 said:
    at the end of the day, their mobile games are gonna make a shit ton of money for them because as pissed as peeps are right now over Diablo, everyone will still play it. why? cus its Blizzard and everyone plays whatever crap they release. see WoW for reference.
    This is complete bullshit.

    I'm not going to play it. And millions of other people are not going to play it. 

    Ridiculous statement is ridiculous.

    "cus" is not a word. 
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,972
    DMKano said:
    People are getting angry/shocked for a business going after something that will make them $$$?

    Can we all take a step back and ask - what is the primary objective for any business?

    I personally won't play this for even 1 second - but again I am not the intended market.

    Why bash a company for going after money - it's literally the reason why companies exist - to make money.

    If a new team is set up and they crack on with the mobile game leaving everyone else to get on with the games we love then that's fine. But is that happening? Or will the Warcraft team get sucked into the mobile game?

    Also if this is a huge success what does that say about the future of gaming? Fortnite is sucking up players, FO76 and Bless is making people paranoid about new releases and mobile is making a fortune. PC and console gaming is on notice.
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  • EronakisEronakis Member UncommonPosts: 2,220
    I said this 5 years ago...

    WoW will be the demise of itself because Blizzard will ruin it with their piss poor game design philosophy OR they will go mobile. 

    The MMO Genre is reverting back to it's beginnings of Niche MMO titles. Pantheon will save us!
  • boris20boris20 Member UncommonPosts: 379
    Scot said:
    DMKano said:
    People are getting angry/shocked for a business going after something that will make them $$$?

    Can we all take a step back and ask - what is the primary objective for any business?

    I personally won't play this for even 1 second - but again I am not the intended market.

    Why bash a company for going after money - it's literally the reason why companies exist - to make money.

    If a new team is set up and they crack on with the mobile game leaving everyone else to get on with the games we love then that's fine. But is that happening? Or will the Warcraft team get sucked into the mobile game?

    Also if this is a huge success what does that say about the future of gaming? Fortnite is sucking up players, FO76 and Bless is making people paranoid about new releases and mobile is making a fortune. PC and console gaming is on notice.
    This. Exactly why I am getting nervous seeing more and more companies jumping over to mobile. 
    If thats where the money is, that is where the talent and effort will be spent, meaning less effort into PC games. 

    Also seeing crap games like fortnite becoming such a hit bothers me. We are already seeing most companies jump over to that bandwagon. Much easier, and cheaper to pump out a Battleroyale game then a fully fleshed out RPG or game with depth. 

    Sad days we are in. Sad to see a giant like blizzard point their ship in that direction too. 
    Scot
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,148
    Eronakis said:
    Pantheon will save us!
    Science fiction is not real, you know? ;)
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  • ceratop001ceratop001 Member RarePosts: 1,594
    When a company gets to big you have to feed the beast. Blizzard has bills and overhead. Employees need paychecks. Top guys guys/gals at Blizzard have to make their crazy house payments and their luxury cars. Mobile games is weak, but hey it is easy money. I said it many times before in these forums, that we as gamer (MMORPG-ers) are being phased out. These gaming companies are going to were the money is. Bean counters at Activision must be cracking that whip...
     
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,966
    DMKano said:
    People are getting angry/shocked for a business going after something that will make them $$$?

    Can we all take a step back and ask - what is the primary objective for any business?

    I personally won't play this for even 1 second - but again I am not the intended market.

    Why bash a company for going after money - it's literally the reason why companies exist - to make money.

    I remember when companies existed to help people, make their lives a little better.  Companies were considered service industries.  

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  • BestinnaBestinna Member UncommonPosts: 188
    good for them. they found their passion in making trash. keep it up
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,148
    I'm gonna laugh my ass off if this improves on the original like Blizzard always does, and becomes a massive success...
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  • Cybersig211Cybersig211 Member UncommonPosts: 139
    You would have to be pretty arrogant as a large development studio to ignore the easier to make and highly profitable products, considering you can spin off already popular IP's with relative ease.

    I see nothing wrong with wow-pokiemon or diablo mobile.  So long as it doesnt take away from what they normally do.  Yes it was stupid to announce ONLY the diablo mobile game when people were hyped for a major announcement, mobile isnt blizzards bread and butter product and shouldnt be hyped as such without a relatable large announcement from the core game IP on PC.

    Personally not interested in phone games as a major attraction, i just want something to do in a waiting room type environment nothing involved, with my mobile games...for some its all they have to game on so i get the allure and appeal.  The numbers mobile games attract and money they make is real...

    Also if blizzard doesnt some chinese knock off company will using their IP...even if they use one of those companies to get into the chinese market.
  • GroqstrongGroqstrong Member RarePosts: 485
    WoW 2.0, D4, SC3, until that happens bye Blizzard.
  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,696

    Suuuuure industry insiders, if Metallica decided to do a pop record with the Gangnam style guy their fans have 0 latitude to be shocked and appalled. FOH.

    Metallica has played with Lady Gaga though and it was awesome...



    No it wasn't. 
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,148

    Suuuuure industry insiders, if Metallica decided to do a pop record with the Gangnam style guy their fans have 0 latitude to be shocked and appalled. FOH.

    Metallica has played with Lady Gaga though and it was awesome...



    No it wasn't. 
    I'm not responsible for your bad taste when it comes to music ;)
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  • sanshi44sanshi44 Member UncommonPosts: 1,187
    edited December 2018
    Of course they are, there speciality is copying other's work and tweaking/polishing it. Dont think they had an original idea since Warcraft 1,2,3 and diablo 1 and 2
  • iixviiiixiixviiiix Member RarePosts: 2,117
    sanshi44 said:
    Of course they are, there speciality is copying other's work and tweaking/polishing it. Dont think they had an original idea since Warcraft 1,2,3 and diablo 1 and 2
    I don't think warcraft was they original idea and Diablo was bought when still in develop
    Technically as you said , they specially in copy and best at polishing . They never take risk to go first .
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