Blizzcon 2018: Out of Season April Fool’s Spectacular

November 7th, 2018

Jarret from Watchpoint Radio once again joins Nick, Rei, Eric and Harv from WoW! Talk! to look at the fallout from Blizzcon 2018. They begin by discussing the elephant in the room, the disappointing announcement of Diablo Immortal and the negative crowd reaction to it. They talk about whether the announcement was a good idea or not, and advise that Blizzard needed to at least tease Diablo 4 so that pc fans understood they were not being left behind for mobile gamers.

Next, Nick talks quickly about the new Hearthstone expansion, “Rastakhan’s Rumble.” He thinks it looks good, but laughs that Rastakhan is dying in WoW.

Speaking of which, the gang moves onto talking about the news for World of Warcraft. Mechagon and Nazjatar were announced as future destinations. Nick thinks everything looks promising. Harv seemed less impressed. They also talked about WoW Classic, sharing their experiences in the game. Nick found the boundary of exploration before getting too close to Thousand Needles. Eric died a bunch as a warrior while Rei went oom. Overall, they enjoyed the experience but agreed it was at best a diversion from Battle for Azeroth.

Jarret talks briefly about the Starcraft II announcement of Zeratul and looks at the update about the Deep Mind AI. Nick mentions that Orphea is the new HotS hero. Then Jarret takes over and goes deep on the problems of Overwatch and how Ashe does not help the game. He talks about the problems with her ultimate B.O.B. He also looks at the Overwatch decisions of late.

Nick brings up Warcraft III Remastered. He fawns over the cinematic while Eric and Harv look forward to playing the game for the first time. Everyone agrees this was one of the best announcements of the Con.

Nick asks everyone how they would have handled Blizzcon if they knew what Blizzard was releasing. He also asks about what Blizzcon 2020 looks like if there is still no Diablo 4. Blizzard is in an interesting place over the next few years.

Finally, Nick talks to Bob from Watchpoint Radio about his time at Blizzcon. He talks about meeting lots of community members and going to Con Before the Storm. He discusses his time playing Ashe and watching the Overwatch World Cup.

Thank you for listening!

Hosts

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Racing Games. Currently too involved in Overwatch.

Rei is the 1 of the 5 SEELE members and the Back Office Manager at MTB. She enjoys social gaming ( AKA gaming as a group IRL and GW / WoW ), cooking, anime, and spending WAY too much time organizing or making more spreadsheets.

Auto mechanic, car enthusiast, gamer, runner and almost never serious, Eric has been ditching responsibilities and gaming since age 7. His favorite genres are FPS and racing, although most of his game time is currently spent on WoW

Chris has been playing World of Warcraft since 2007. When he's not playing his hunter in Azeroth, he's probably playing one of his many alt hunters. If not doing that, he's probably playing a different hunter.

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