“How many ideas can you get for Vikings to do things?” Bob laughed. “We’ve got the guy with the shield and the guy with the bow, but how many other ideas are there. Can we just include some elves? How about some elves? Let’s put them in. That’s cool and we can do these things with them. Maybe some dwarves and goblins, orcs, dragons -- then it was turning into this whole fantasy thing. So, yeah, let’s do that. Eventually, it morphed its way into the Orcs versus the Humans in an RTS environment and have them attack each other. So it sort of started here and ended up over there.” … [Read more...] about Warcraft at 25
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A lot has changed for the better in three years. ESO has gone buy-to-play, revitalized the game with Tamriel Unlimited and really, made the best changes possible for the game. As a result, the game has over 10 million players by the end of 2017, and is truly the only current game that can stand toe-to-toe with WoW on accounts made. However in terms of revenue, WoW might still have the edge. … [Read more...] about 5 Modern MMORPGs That Couldn’t Challenge World of Warcraft
#3 Wrath of the Lich King (2.8m units sold) Arguably the most popular expansion among players (not sale numbers) is 2008’s Wrath of the Lich King. This expansion brought a beloved nemesis into the fold, and it’s Arthas Menethil aka The Lich King, who’s tragic story unfolded in the RTS games many years prior, and players were excited to see how it ends. Having a very iconic lore character become the premise and drive of the expansion and even a raid boss fight was incredible for its time. … [Read more...] about Top 5 World of Warcraft Expansions 2018 – Which Are The Bestselling WoW Expansions Of All Time?
#4 Mists of Pandaria (2.7m units sold) 2012’s Mists of Pandaria was a gutsy expansion by Blizzard. World of Warcraft introduced a new continent, race and class – The Pandaren, and the Monk class. While many still joke about the Kung fu Panda similarities, 2.7m units sold on day one is nothing to snicker about, especially when MoP took huge risks by exploring oriental themes, music and more. But it was done really well to the point that the expansion truly felt unique, and we’ve seen nothing aesthetically like it since. This expansion also brought dominance to WoW in the Asian market, specifically in China where as you may know, Pandas are a national icon. Clever girl, Blizzard. … [Read more...] about Here Are The Top 5 Most Popular World of Warcraft Expansions 2019
We have a big responsibility. That’s one of the awesome things about the game. I literally get a report every day where I can see how many people are playing the game, what areas and where they are in the game, what kind of activities are they taking on and so forth. It gives us a pretty good sense of when we roll out something new, where are people putting their time in. But all the data in the world isn’t as good as being part of that experience so that’s why I log in every day. I play and some people know I am at Blizzard, but the majority have no idea. There are people I’ve done dungeons with, quested with and they have no idea who I am. Even if I see someone in Trade Chat complaining about some aspect of the game, I’ll often whisper them, “Hey you know, tell me more about that because I’m thinking about checking that out too. Why don’t you like that?” I’ve gotten some of the best feedback that way. … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft: Meet Executive Producer John Hight