Friday, August 3, 2007

Frostmourne™ Hungers

During breaks today I've been poking my head around the intarwebs and finding out what I can about the news from BlizzCon today. Anything Blizzard does is news, and there aren't too many other companies who could successfully pull off a convention all about themselves, making people pay substantial sums to hear announcements of new products. (Microsoft, and moreso Apple, come to mind.)

Well, it looks like our World of Warcraft heroes are off to fight the Lich King Arthas sometime in 2008: the next chapter in the Warcraft series is World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. I was thrilled with how much better World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade was than the original game (which I certainly liked, but it was starting to get a little stale), and it looks like Wrath is going to be just as entertaining. They've been pretty forthcoming with details this time, and it seems like they have learned a lot from releasing the first expansion, already knowing the answers to questions about how they're designing loot and things like that.

Ah, the bitching over the things in the current expansion haven't even died down yet, and now it's time for another year of players complaining about things they know nothing about because they haven't played it yet, or perhaps haven't even been designed yet. The whining, or "QQing" as it's known in the biz, has already begun.

There's been no mention at BlizzCon of revealing Blizzard's yet-unannounced project (Starcraft II, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, and ?????), which is really too bad, but not much of a big deal. The impending release of Hellgate: London in the next few months should keep my desire for a Diablo III in check.

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