First, no, I’m not dead. It was close (worst cold/flu of my life), and moving into a newly built house during said death illness didn’t help, but what REALLY did me in was Comcast. Despite calling them early on, telling them the site was new construction, they still had me without internet for almost a full week due to first cancelling because of snow, then showing up only to leave because they didn’t bring the right truck, and finally on the third try setting things up after 4 hours. Comcast HAS improved overall (up from being a complete and utter clownshow to just screwing up 50% of the time), but yea, they are lucky they still don’t really have viable competition.
Anyway, that aside, here is Mikey from Blizzard talking about what Blizzard is going to do in the mobile space now that layoffs are making the rounds and whoops, guess you shoulda tried harder to keep some of those WoW subs around because god knows poorly designed card games and failed MOBAs aren’t going to do it.
“I feel like there’s still a big opportunity in mobile beyond just casual games,” Morhaime stated. “I’m not sure we’ve figured out what that is yet.”
That quote is so choice Blizzard. By ‘we haven’t figured it out yet’, he means ‘we are cloning the biggest game out, give us a minute’. So how soon until we see a Clash of Clans clone using the StarCraft IP? Or do they pull the zero-effort/care powerplay and use the Warcraft IP, thus making the clone a really bad/lazy look?
The saddest thing though is that if this was old Blizzard, you could get mad about the idea theft or the utter lack of originality, but at least you knew a good game was coming. Now? Something of HotS-level ‘quality’ or worse, and that won’t keep the executioner at bay. Better keep cranking out that ‘tremendous amount’ of WoW content you pay 250 people to product (read: zero for a year now?)