Dear second best video games developers in the world, please take your time and do whatever you got to do to make this next adventure as epic as it deserves to be.
The best thing for the old owners of Blizzard is being bought by EA. The worst thing for us is Blizzard being bought by EA. No matter what Blizzard puts out now, they will sorely disappoint EA. WoW, in my opinion, is a one time thing. It caught lighning in a bottle, and dominated the industry of MMOs. Down to 8.3 million subscribers? That puts it in, what....still king of the hill as the largest MMO? Titan will be lucky to have 5 million subscribers at it's peak. More likely in the 2-3 million range. Online games have evolved and there are many choices out there, so I would doubt Titan will reach WoW like numbers, unless it is absolutely an amazing game.So, once Titan launches, EA will be very disappointed in Blizzard, and mass firing and layoffs will occur. EA will once again destroy a company which they aquire.This is just my opinion, but historical trends have been set.
Titan may also be attached to a new gaming console....... that isn't out until 2016. There may be lots of factors going into this decision.
and so begins another large game industry slowly collapsing kinda a shame but cata drove away so many players a few came back when pandaria started but unfortunately it's not enough for activision/blizzard it seems
Wow, excuse me for the lack of enthusiasm for nearly EVERY single post on this thread. with the exception of a few that actually have the credit to reply a sensible reply, the rest of you need a quick check :1. Do YOU pay for THEIR game? .... yup and most have been for nearly ten years. Id say that makes them a bit smarter than you and frankly, the fact you are ALLOWED to reply to a post is a GIFT at best.2. Did they create a game that held the attention and credit cards of millions of players for longer than, and increasingly more than, any other game in human history? ... Yup, I do believe that one speaks for itself. ( And don't give me some cockamamie crap about "if Id have known this and that i would have, etc etc etc" ... you DID, so shut up and sit there like a good boy and girl.3. Has EVERY single expansion INCREASED the player database. ...Yup, plain and simple. Don't bother responding you will embarrass yourself.4. (And here's the kicker, so hang on to your panties) removedTo the player base that has been here throughout the game and is not ashamed to say it, and do not have the criticism that says "I am looking for attention"..... Kudos. You're getting exactly what you pay for monthly. Cheers mates.
So now I will have to create a new level 1 toon. >.> I hope we can transfer some toons or get a free copy of the game for spending a lot on WoW.
What they're going to do is, fix some things in d3 with an expansion and work on wow with the devs they cycled out and then with the devs working on Titan they are going to take their time and make it good, because like everyone has said before me they can not afford another mediocre game like d3 or the reputation will be ruin and lose their grip on the mmo world.
My own take on the official Bliz release concerning Titan is that they decided for whatever reason that big changes need to be made(which likely involved moving a few key people out of lead positions) and going in a new direction and that until this new direction is firmly decided upon and fleshed out they won't need nearly as many people working on the game. This is kind of similar to what happened to D3 and has happened to many other games in the past and usually its not a good sign. gw2 also did this and got delayed quite a few times. Who knows what impact this will actually have on the game and I will hold out hope that the game will turn out ok. I think a big problem Bliz deals with now is they have put the bar so high with wow and that took many years of refinement and feedback to get to where it is now(whether you like where it is now or not). Bliz had years even after wow came out to make change without facing immediate backlash from the day the game shipped. Now, with D3 and Titan they do not have that luxury. People's expectations for games now are just higher and higher. I am just hoping for an exciting new game world most of all. Something which feels like a whole new world rather than just a collection of soulless npcs standing around all the time.
You're scaring me Blizzard... Don't you dare $%^& this up and damn the entirety of the MMO genre to mediocrity.
"Blizzard on Titan"I thought this was a reference to the anime "Attack on Titan" when I saw the headline. Everyone's been talking about that new series lately XD
How can people even start judging a Titan when they've released hardly more than its name?Lets be honest, everyone is saying something about how Diablo 3 wasn't up to expectations. I thought Diablo 3 was a pretty good game - other than the issues after launch, and the poorly designed Auction House system (That only counts IF you ever used it, which I always just farmed gear the old way.)There is also Starcraft II and WoW, which are incredibly good games.All I'm saying is...Let the dang game come out before you decide whether its worth playing or not.
I can't say for sure if Titan will be better than WoW (obviously bcuz we haven't seen anything yet but the name itself :P) but if Blizz are planning to make it as a subscription game like WoW then I don't see any difference between them.I know Blizzard will do that since making an awesome MMO game like WoW is not worth to be 'free-to-play' game.
My biggest concerns about cycling devs in and out of the Titan project and the constant delays are less of a concern about Blizzard based on their recent releases and more a general concern about any game that does that based on the enormous crapfests that are Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines.
how does bologna about EA buying blizzard manage to wriggle its way into this thread?for those that cant bother looking this kinda info up, EA is a smaller company than Blizz. end of story. scook999 i dont know what you are smoking sir but wow that post was incoherent.All i can say is, obviously titan will need to be good to pull off a successful launch. thats common sense.It could potentially be a greater success and outstrip WoW in terms of subscribers. Lots of things can affect the market.Something that will have a large impact on what happens to titan is what the future of WoW is?It is and has been a cash cow. but how long will blizzard keep it going? how many more x packs so we have to look forward to? Will WoW x-packs get pushed off in favor of promoting the new game? will there be be incentives to switch from wow to titan?far to many questions left unanswered. heres a big one. what kinda universe is it? titan is a rather ambiguous name. I find it kinda hard to get overhyped or even hyped at all about a game we know next to nothing about. especially one that we were just informed has just gone back to the drawing board.
I believe that Titan is delayed due to the economic crisis.Because if ,for example,it needs relatively good hardware many people that have outdated hardware won't be able to buy it due to low budget.