What I’m Backing
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The first BlizzCon I attended was in 2009, the year of Ozzy. A lot of people got super excited about this, but I wasn’t one of them. On the plus side, though, I spent all the time he was on stage running continuously through the Diablo III and World of Warcraft demos, since the lines were basically non-existant. Since last year I was in the crowds of fans for Tenacious D, I was halfway hoping this year would be uninteresting again so I could have more private time with the demos. Alas, they have chosen a band who interests me. ^_^
On other BlizzCon topics, it sounds like talk of Titan this year has been nerfed into the ground; there goes another year of wishful thinking. From Tom’s Hardware:
Getting back to Titan, there’s now talk that the company won’t reveal its “casual MMO” until next year at the least. Given that Blizzard is known for throwing press events prior to BlizzCon conventions, the reveal could be at any time within 2012.
Sigh, so much for Titan information this year. Maybe next year? Maybe. >.>
At this point I’m having trouble deciding what Blizz is going to talk about at all this year. Diablo III‘s been announced for early 2012 (sigh), we just had WoW expansion released (to, I believe, a highly varied degree of enthusiasm), and I’m not sure how excited they can get everybody for the second Starcraft II release. They announced the final class and the arenas for DIII last year; I’m not sure how much more content it could have that they haven’t already told us about. Most of the people I’ve talked to were annoyed there wasn’t more content to SC II, and I don’t know what kind of amazing announcements they could have for it other than what trickles they allowed onto the internet. Maybe I’m being cynical, but I’m starting to get grumpy over my lowering expectations.
But then again, how lame would it be if they leaked all the juicy announcements before BlizzCon? Fair enough. I just hope they hold up their end of things.