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World of Warcraft's Subscribers Decline and Blizzard Promises Quicker Expansions
2011/05/10 at 12:41 AM
Activision Blizzard earnings call
touched on quite a lot of World of Warcraft and its future as well as a little bit of Diablo III news.
During the call, Blizzard Entertainment's CEO mentioned that subscriber levels had fallen down to 11.4 million this March from its former peak of 12 million. Initially, this seems staggering, but it's important to remember that subscriber levels do not decline linearly and tend to fluxuate. Furthermore, it actually makes quite a bit of sense given two factors: RIFT's launch in March and the absense of a major content patch at that point of time. The new and shiny feeling of Catalysm was disappearing by March and we've only just gotten a new patch a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, 4.1 was fairly light on content for a patch--luckily Firelands will be this summer and it looks much beefier, so it's likely a lot more people will resubscribe to check it out at that point.
In response to the declining subscriber levels, Blizzard has
made some promises for WoW development speeds
News Roundup: Blizzard's Holiday Break, Fortune Awaits Contest Winners, Holiday Art
2010/12/23 at 8:43 AM
Quite possibly the last blue posts we'll see for the next few days?!
Today, Blizzard posted a quick note to mention that they'll be AFK from the forums for a bit enjoying their holidays. They've also announced the winners of the Your Fortune Awaits video and print ad contests and are even sharing some holiday cheer in the form of new seasonal card art! Also, there's a quick blue note regarding changes to arena ratings and item requirements.
Check it all out after the break!
Blizzard Product Schedule: Leak or Hoax?
2010/12/01 at 1:08 PM
A very interesting image is circulating on The Internet regarding a supposed leak of Blizzard's product schedule. The image is below, as well as the official response from Blizzard, an analysis of the source, and a general review of the info contained therein.
So, is this legit? Let's review!
News Roundup: Random Tidbits from the World of WoW
2010/11/16 at 7:38 PM
Just some assorted World of Warcraft and Blizzard-related news from Blizzard and around the web that we thought might interest you guys!
Blizzard Looking For Console Developers?
The Diablo III community website was recently updated with a surprising news post from Blizzard, looking for console developers with which to explore a "Diablo-related concept." Interesting...
We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project. If you’re passionate about all things Diablo and have the requisite skill and experience, then head over to our jobs site to check out the positions and apply.
Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to
BlizzCon 2010 Recap and Summary
2010/10/26 at 3:02 AM
So the team is straggling back in from BlizzCon, and slowly but surely catching up on our sleep and resuming our normal duties!
For those of you who are looking for our minute-by-minute coverage, you can find it on our
page. If, however, you're looking for a recap and summary of the festivities—and of course all the pictures we took—then this is the place!
Check after the break for thoughts, news (summarized in a more readable format), and pics!
Diablo III Open Q&A
2010/10/23 at 4:26 PM
We'll be live-blogging the D3 open Q&A shortly. The WoW art panel is going on as well, and Miyari is taking pictures for us to post later.
Updates will appear below!
Diablo 3: Crafting Sanctuary
2010/10/23 at 12:48 PM
We're also just in time to catch the Diablo 3: Crafting Sanctuary panel!
Updates will appear here as they post.
Diablo III: A Hero Emerges Panel
2010/10/22 at 2:09 PM
Next up, the D3 panel for the demon hunter class, and the major updates to gameplay! Click below to read the updates!
BlizzCast Episode 13 Now Available
2010/02/25 at 5:16 PM
BlizzCast Episode 13
was just released on the official Blizzard
. This episode features a large chunk of discussion about the StarCraft II beta and a little more on World of Warcraft and Diablo 3.
In regards to World of Warcraft we have Bashiok, who you may remember as Drysc, and Zarhym talking back and forth about their opinions on the final chapter of Wrath of the Lich King and what lays in store for us as we approach the upcoming
You can listen to the entire episode and read the transcript on Blizzard's
Fansite Summit Recap!
2009/08/20 at 6:57 PM
So now that I've gotten to sit back down at my computer and actually do some typing, I'm going to elaborate a little on some of the thoughts I mentioned in the previous
, and on
. I wasn't made for
—I talk too much. :(
I'm also posting the (admittedly meager) gallery of photos I managed to take, though the majority of the time we were restricted from using cameras.
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