Friends, Blizzcon 2023 is coming up on November 3rd, and Rei, Eric, Kurabara, and Nick are here to talk about all the hype for the show! They begin by talking about Rei, Eric, and Kurabara attending the show and how they are excited to be there and part of the crowd for the first time. Kura in particular is excited to check out the merch store in person. Next, they talk about the changes to Blizzcon since the last one in 2019, as COVID and the legal allegations and the Microsoft purchase have all happened in the interim. They talk about how the convention will be available for free online but the ticket prices were raised significantly. Next, they talk about their expectations for how the Microsoft acquisition will have changed the show. They speculate on whether any games could be announced for Xbox. Nick in particular thinks Hearthstone would work well on console.

Then, they discuss what they are expecting for each of Blizzard’s franchises. They talk about how they doubt 10.3 will be announced. But they all agree there will be a new expansion and Nick talks about how we should be due for some strange leaks soon. They talk about the possibility of a Warcraft Netflix show being announced, and then wonder about the fate of Warcraft Classic. Will Classic+ finally be announced? Next, they discuss Hearthstone and how they already announced the next expansion. They wonder about the upcoming Battleground announcements. They also talk about how Warcraft Rumble will be launching on November 3rd and consider if it is too soon for an expansion for that game.

Next, they talk about Overwatch and the diminishing Overwatch League. They expect a new character and new modes to be announced. The also talk about Diablo IV and debate if it is time for a new expansion or even if it is too soon to announce season 3. They talk about Diablo Immortal getting a new season announcement. They also consider if Heroes of the Storm or Starcraft could get a resurrection thanks to Microsoft. Finally, they ask if the Unannounced Survival Game is ready to be revealed.

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Nick Zielenkievicz

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.

Rei Liou

Rei is the 1 of the 5 SEELE members and the Ops Director at MTB. She enjoys anime, baking, cooking, gaming ( fighting, puzzle, rhythm, RPGs ), and spending WAY too much time working on spreadsheets. Current Games: Tales of Crestoria, WoW

Eric Knutson

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

Cory Treadway

Cory has been gaming ever since he fished an NES out of a trash can. A broad gamer who enjoys everything from FPS, Racing, RPGs, MMOS, RTS, World Building, Puzzles, Dating, Horror, Cooking, Sports. If its a game I will give it a try.

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