-Confirmed- Blizzard OFFICIALLY announcing a game May 19th!


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If it is Diablo III then please don't make it into a MMORPG

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NiceCarpet
Does anyone else \not want them to go 3d with the next StarCraft? I mean to me WC2 and SC are about raising huge armies and large battles. When WC went 3d with WC3 I felt like there were huge unit limitations! I didnt feel like the battles were huge and I hope the same doesnt happen the SC2. Cause i LOVE stimming a @!##! load of marines and sending them charging in with a couple of medics and battlecruisers for support! yeehaa!

I'm with you on this, said it in some other threads but it seems we are by far the majority ~_~.

Eather way and new StarCraft is welcome in my books.

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Joey L

Starcraft Universe. Owning a ship ftw :)

They would be like Epic mounts in wow.

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Lexcyn
Starcraft Universe. Owning a ship ftw :)

They would be like Epic mounts in wow.

That would be awesome. :yes:

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ANova

My opinion of Blizzard dropped exponentially after the travesty that is WOW. What a piece of sh*t.

This better be either Starcraft 2 or Diablo 3, and not another garbage WOW offshoot.

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caked
My opinion of Blizzard dropped exponentially after the travesty that is WOW. What a piece of sh*t.

This better be either Starcraft 2 or Diablo 3, and not another garbage WOW offshoot.

Haha, opinion I know, but it's obviously somewhat of a success or they wouldn't have 8 million subscribers.

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cosine
Haha, opinion I know, but it's obviously somewhat of a success or they wouldn't have 8 million subscribers.

8 million subscribers doesn't change the fact that WoW and the genre as a whole right now is a completely uninspired boring grindfest where developers are more worried about wasting your time than making something enjoyable.

Edit: I don't think I was really clear. MMOs reward a completely different style of game design compared to your standard run of the mill stuff you see on consoles. A successful MMO doesn't mean the game itself is actually well-done or innovative, it means they managed to suck in a bunch of addicts. In reality, practically every single game in the genre is the same garbage with a different coat of paint as it stands currently. Blizzard was incredibly successful for two reasons:

1. They're Blizzard. You could take a dog turd, stamp "Blizzard Entertainment" on it, and people would buy it for 50 bucks.

2. They released WoW at the perfect time - where nothing else big was on the market.

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Night.Hawk

Wasting your time makes them more money. As long as they can keep you hooked long enough to buy more than just a month or two in subscriptions then they've succeeded.

Grind here, grind there. I'm looking for something innovative if if you want me to subscribe every month, and that includes shipping out innovative free updates. Oh look, you fixed a bug, now how about new features without having to ship out more $$?

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perochan

i would be hella **** if they are going to announce another WoW expansion. ENOUGH OF WOW!!! They better release something else like

Starcraft 2

Warcraft 4

Diablo 3

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baskingridge

It's gonna be World of Warcraft 2.5

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:: Lyon ::

If they release Diablo a la WOW, but without monthly subscription, then I'll be happy lol

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VipeNess

If they do make Starcraft 2 an MMO, you have to think clearly...

Starcraft 2 MMO will not only open up new realms... but planet traveling. Like an EVE online type thing, or Earth and Beyond. I would be difficult to see if they did make SC2 into an MMO, how they would handle players getting around the world. If they kept to Starcraft 2 RTS style, I could see they have overlooked very hard about unit limitations and have been listening to the community.

I mean, I could see them doing Diablo III into an MMO, being that it's on 1 planet, items, etc etc. I could see them doing an mmo to this very easily..

I see this process like this... Starcraft 2 is announced and will remain an RTS, and Diablo 3, would actually be Diablo Online, turning that into a MMO. And also announcing that World of Warcraft will be ported to XBOX360 and Playstation 3. Don't see a Wii version, maybe because people would get hurt in PVP ;)

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My opinion of Blizzard dropped exponentially after the travesty that is WOW. What a piece of sh*t.

This better be either Starcraft 2 or Diablo 3, and not another garbage WOW offshoot.

Yea WoW has been a disaster for Blizzard hasnt it? :rolleyes:

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Diablous

my input on this

i reckon blizzard did a double bluff on the april fool of world of starcraft, and it is actually the real thing. only thing that concerns me is how you'd loop it into a mmo style with quests etc.

with that in mind i can see the starcraft 2 being a more foresee able option....

however i'd love a mmocraft if it was possible.

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VipeNess
i reckon blizzard did a double bluff on the april fool of world of starcraft

LOL, i would love to see blizzard fool with people, just once, show a trailer that will spoof people, then at the end, say Just Kidding.

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ANova
Yea WoW has been a disaster for Blizzard hasnt it? :rolleyes:

I don't give a crap whether Blizzard makes $2 or $10 billion, I care about the game and what I have to pay for it. It's obvious, however, that Blizzard is enjoying WOW's success and all the money it's bringing them, so it's likely they'll try to milk it and the concept as much as possible. I'm sorry but that comes off as greedy and uninspired, plus it promotes laziness and a lack of creativity.

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Lexcyn
StarCraft MMO blasts into orbit!

Saturday 5-May-2007

Blizzard's new sci-fi MMO is set to rock the world later this month, CVG has learned

The long-rumoured new instalment of Blizzard's massive StarCraft series is set to be unveiled later this month - and it's another massively-multiplayer online game in the style of World of Warcraft, CVG can reveal.

Well placed US sources have revealed to us that the StarCraft MMO will be unveiled at an upcoming Blizzard event on May 19 in South Korea - the epicentre of the sci-fi RTS series' rabid fandom.

Source and full article: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=163207

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Osiris

Games adhering to the fans gameplay, storyline and improvement expectations are one thing, but making money is another. Whilst not always mutually exclusive Blizzard would be able to secure themselves another pretty penny by simply starcrafting the WOW engine. Would mean much lower development costs, they would have learnt from their mistakes with WOW, server side of things would be easily replicable etc. All they would really have to do is make gameplay improvements over WOW and they would have a money maker simple as that.

Same goes for Diablo III if it was online. Would be very replicable, only problem with Diablo online would be that it is immensely similar to WOW in terms of character clasess weapons etc etc.

But much the same as classic genre games I would suggest MMO's arent going anywhere in the near future, theyll improve etc but as a genre and subscription service they are here for the foreseeable future. With that in mind another strategy blizzard might adopt would be to release a Starcraft II RTS and let the fan base of that rebuild up, followed by a starcraft MMO after a year or two, by which time the WOW lifecycle would have rundown. Blizzard would be entering a highly competitive market by making Starcraft MMO. Not only competiting with its own franchise, WOW, but taking on this years other big MMO titles LOTR SOA and Conan. It would be a more appropriate strategy to work on another genre game, and again, later release another MMO.

At the end of the day Blizzard are sitting on several franchises with marketable attributes, which have been highly successful in the past. I think the only truly dissapointing thing Blizzard could do is announce another WOW addon, expansion or sequel. Even to a certain extent I think a WC4 would be a dissapointment when its other successful franchises have had a long enough break and are ready for their sequels.

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DanManIt

This is awesome I can't wait for starcraft 2!!

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Banne
My opinion of Blizzard dropped exponentially after the travesty that is WOW. What a piece of sh*t.

:rofl: :blink: :rolleyes:

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Krome
You're in an "extremely small minority" as far as I can tell...

If you read up to this page, I don't think you are correct on that statement. Diablo 3 has many votes. I know that it's beyond reasonable doubt that SC is more likely the next game from Blizzard when they announce but we will see. I just hope it will be Diablo III. I would be disappointed if SC is announced instead of Diablo III. It would be even more disappointing if the announcement is for WoW expansion.

Diablo III gets my vote!

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Epimetheus
If you read up to this page, I don't think you are correct on that statement. Diablo 3 has many votes. I know that it's beyond reasonable doubt that SC is more likely the next game from Blizzard when they announce but we will see. I just hope it will be Diablo III. I would be disappointed if SC is announced instead of Diablo III. It would be even more disappointing if the announcement is for WoW expansion.

Diablo III gets my vote!

Diablo III also gets my vote, I love SC but I love Diablo more, it also has a cliffhanger that needs to be dealt with.

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macrosslover
Diablo III also gets my vote, I love SC but I love Diablo more, it also has a cliffhanger that needs to be dealt with.

as does SC...blizzard leaves all of their games as cliffhangers, it's what makes the wait so horrible. it wouldn't be so bad if they just actually finished.

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Epimetheus
as does SC...blizzard leaves all of their games as cliffhangers, it's what makes the wait so horrible. it wouldn't be so bad if they just actually finished.

I would not say Brood War was much of a cliffhanger, Kerrigan now holds rule over all of the Koprulu Sector, the Protoss have fled Aiur and are weak. The UED Expeditionary Fleet was destroyed (but I am sure they will be back in far greater numbers, and ****ed) and as for the Terrans, they have been wiped out completely besides Raynor's small group.

And if you include the secret mission stories, then Stukov has been rescued, and the Xel'Naga have returned. Not much of a cliffhanger, anything now would be a simple advancement of the storyline rather then a big twist.

But in Diablo 2, the worldstone was destroyed, by an arch-angel who could very well be working for the demons and have just been guiding you along to help him destroy the world stone, and destroy the barriers between Hell and Sanctuary for good. You have to remember also, that Baal's soul stone was not destroyed in any cinematic or said to have been destroyed, so he still is a threat - in Hell at least. So now now with the world stone destroyed well, here comes Baal and Hell again. :D

Oh and Mephisto and Diablo weren't killed they were just banished to the Abyss I believe.

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VipeNess

alrighty boys... the world of starcraft seems on the way. i guess a perfect time for them to announce it at the starcraft world championship huh?

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