Anarchy. Chaos. Cookies?
%^&*. I have tons of UDE points to use.
What about World of Warcraft Miniatures Game? Printing cards is one thing, sculpturing and painting figures is another...
Will this effect in-game codes or loot cards in any way? I still have a few I haven't redeemed.
Not a surprising move considering UDE is imploding like a neutron star.They got completely reamed in the Konami lawsuit, another lawsuit is pending against Major League Baseball, and the company is hemorrhaging money and employees in the meantime. I'll be amazed if they're still in business in 2011.I could see Blizz taking it in house, but saying they're looking for "a new partner" suggests that they're licensing it out again. Just not to Wizards of the Coast, hopefully.
Blizzard wouldn't do this unless they had a plan to make more money. With that, perhaps this isn't up to Blizzard and Upper Deck said "no thank you" (perhaps the card don't make money).
Not too big a deal, to me at least, since I don't buy/use their cards.Since Blizzard likes to do big things, like making Bnet Facebook, I wouldn't be surprised if they added the ability to type in a code on a card and get a "Virtual Deck" and DUEL! other players.Blizzard style Yu-gi-oh anyone?
Really glad to hear about this. I hope Blizzard does a good job with the cards, I am sure they will do better then UDE did.I love this card game and I would hate to see it fade away into nothing. It has a lot of potential to be better then it already is. I have been playing this TCG since launch and I still love it, I just wish that certain sets were more affordable and that there was more to the game. It is very easy to play, but it lacks a grabbing point. I've seen dozens of players come and go from this game just because there is no reason to continue playing.The world tournaments were a snore; players played with the worst deck builds I have ever seen and when a decent deck did come along people would all jump on the band wagon and copy it card for card. There was also no prize support from UDE, so when I ran tournaments for this game I was making no money out of it since the players entry fee to play would just cover the prizes. And each new set would introduce a new mechanic that was never used again. It makes hundreds of cards useless unless you are playing in the correct set. Don't even get me started on the loot cards, THAT is what ruined this game. You have people who buy boxes and boxes of the cards, crack open all the packs, and throw out any of the non-loot/point cards. The rare versions of the loot cards don't even go for 5$, but as soon as their is a code on the card for an in-game mount the price skyrockets. Many will argue that without the loot cards the game wouldn't have lasted, but I think that this game would have picked up a good following which would have grown more and more with future sets. But it turned into a game where a pack was 15$ just because you had a slim chance of getting a Spectral Tiger. It hurt the game even more and drove away the people who play the TCG, not just the loot cards. I've had a loot card from each set, and I either used them as prizes for the tournament or used the money I made from them to buy more boxes to sell.I see great potential in this TCG, more then I see in any other TCG out there including Pokemon and Magic: The Gathering. Hopefully Blizzard grabs the reigns and smacks this game back into shape. I'd love to see more variety in cards rather then the dull feeling I get playing it now with the simple cards I have available at my disposal.If for some odd reason a Blizzard employee is reading this post, give me a call. I have some great ideas to reach out to the players and help create a better TCG.~Zuty
Hi guys,Just wondering could this be a move toward Blizzard bringing the card game 'online' at all. For myself, I would love to play but have no one to play with - if it were digital a la Magic Online for example I would jump at the chance to buy a virtual deck and play... I know EQ/EQ2 have an online card game playable both outside and inside of the EQ clients and wondered if Blizzard might maybe do this?I think people who like the physical cards would still be able to/have motivation to play them, but possibly lots of other players would jump at the chance to play the game who might otherwise not do so.Toodle pip,LTIR