It was previously communicated that you would need to pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth to play the final part of the 8.0 pre-patch event tomorrow, The Siege of Lordaeron, however, this is no longer the case and we have changed it to now be available regardless of prepurchasing the expansion! … [Read more...] about Siege of Lordaeron Content Not Tied to Battle for Azeroth Purchase + Horde & Alliance Novellas
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How can you capture the feel of a faction war without having to actually PvP? That's something I've been hearing a lot from you guys lately. I have this deep love of the Warcrat lore of Horde vs. Alliance. I love the RTS games. I love when it's simply the denizens of Azeroth fighting amongst themselves. That said, I really don't like WoW's PvP. … [Read more...] about WoW Warfronts are the Faction Conflict without the PvP
#1 Battle for Azeroth (3.4m units sold) In case you missed it, yes Battle for Azeroth is a hit. The latest expansion which went live August 14 brought players to two new continents in Kul Tiras and Zandalar. Both the Horde and Alliance are back at it again, and it’s that classic tale of war that’s got players excited. What also helped sell the expansion is definitely the good use of marketing and social media campaigns. When combined together with the bold storytelling – Slyvannas, Warchief of the Horde, commits genocide at Darnassus – you definitely get more people both old and new, interested in the game to see where this goes. There’s also been a lot more World of Warcraft commercials this cycle. There have been numerous TV ads including good use of the YouTube platform to release those gorgeous cinematics that definitely does great for audience reach, and the total sales count shows. … [Read more...] about Top 5 World of Warcraft Expansions 2018 – Which Are The Bestselling WoW Expansions Of All Time?
There was a time when Warcraft was the prize bull, but that is simply no longer the case. If you think of it from a pure numbers perspective it makes sense. Hearthstone for example is a digital card game, and the bulk of the assets that are created for it are two dimensional images. Granted they are awesome looking but they do not require the amount of time it takes to create three dimensional textured models and even more so huge three dimensional worlds for players to explore. The type of content that goes into games like Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm is just simply cheaper to produce than the amount of time that goes into building an entire world filled with hundreds of quest givers that have to be debugged and cross checked to make sure they are not breaking something else. To make matters worse… this expensive content is something we are extremely good at either avoiding or burning through as quickly as possible. The hunger for new … [Read more...] about Blizzard Does Not Need WoW
Of course, it has the one major drawback of no characters actually being marked as bards up to this point, which is some cause for concern. You’d have to create the idea of adventuring bards almost whole-cloth, and it’s a little hard to spin that at times; when the past few expansions have been nonstop crisis wars, there’s less space for just strolling down the road as a minstrel. But it also has a solid conceptual basis, so we’d just need an expansion where we aren’t explicitly setting out to destroy another ancient or recent evil. … [Read more...] about WoW Factor: Speculative classes for the future of WoW