Comic 823 - Well that was weird

19th Sep 2016, 7:03 AM in Spirit of Adventure
Well that was weird
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Lackinganame 19th Sep 2016, 7:03 AM edit delete
This page is intently simple. So I just wasn't being lazy. Speaking of which I still have one final thought to go out on.

Over the past few years it feels like World of Warcraft and Blizzard has lost a lot of keep people in some high up design seats. Now all of these people seem to have left on good terms and have worked there for a very long time so I can't blame them. And no doubt the people who are stepping into those spots have some very big shoes to fill but they have also been well prepared for this day.

However I wonder if we can be seeing some major changes to Blizzard's IP's. Blizzard has had such a strong core of creates for so long it kind of reminds me of someone else.

Disney's nine old men, ever heard of them? Well if not no doubt you know their work. Disney's nine old men was the core animation team of most of Walt's original classics. As time went on they got old and new young people were needed to come in or the company could have actually died from old age. If we take a look at Disney compared to then and now we can see some similarity but also some major changes as the new creators come and create their own legacy.

I wonder if we will see something similar with Blizzard. I expect the new up comers will strive to stay true to the IP's spirit but I suspect we will see them change a fair amount as well. Now seems like a very strong time for that with all of Blizzard's classics. StarCraft Two has just finished up in a very solid way. So there is a lot of wiggle room for a very different StarCraft three. Diablo has a history of a long times between games. So again we could see some big changes in Diablo four. And World of Warcaft is very long in the tooth, in fact players now have Legendary lore weapons like Ashbringer and the Scythe of Elune to kill merlocs with. Short of faction leaders can we get any bigger? So if there was a time for World of Warcraft 2, I think now would be a good time to hit the reset button and let players be small adventures again. This would also allow the up new up comers to begin creating their own Legacy.

Overwatch is still to new I think and Heros of the Storm and Harthstone both don't quite lend them selves to needing reinventing yet.

It's possible we might see even more new IPs from Blizzard as well. (but come on 4 huge IPs, most game companies are lucky to just have one.)

In any case I think even now Blizzard continues to be a interesting company to watch and I hope will continue to make games just as interesting.

(Next update 9-26-16)


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JSStryker 19th Sep 2016, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
WoW might be getting long in the tooth but they hit a home run with Legion! I'm just miffed that every big quest line ends with "Oh BTW you need to run this dungeon to finish the quest line"
Lackinganame 22nd Sep 2016, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Oh ya Legion astounding. Best buy this year for me so far.
Maryalee 19th Sep 2016, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
WoW 2 would effectively kill WoW. That reset would mean wiping the story that players have come to love back to scratch. I seriously doubt that the resulting game would have a chance to survive in the current market. Look at how "New" Disney has lost market share to the likes of Pixar, Amblin, even to Studio Ghibli. There comes a point where too much change means it's no longer the same.

. . . Nothing, I said nothing. Ignore that comment on the previous page. The eyebrows tell the whole story on this page. Now, Arua has seen strictly trolls so far, and Veja is seeing a human (too tall to be a dwarf.) Just coincidence?

And before I lose consciousness for the evening, why is Veja so seemingly blase toward resident spirits? A troll thing, or is he really plastered from that rum?
Lackinganame 22nd Sep 2016, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Veja don't care.
domestic goddess 19th Sep 2016, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
This brings back memories of Ghost Hunters, not that Jason or Grant was ever drunk, but the complete casualness of seeing a ghost.
testcase 147 21st Sep 2016, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
Such a guy response, yea, that was weird.
Maryalee 25th Sep 2016, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
I may be thinking too much, but the more I think about it, all the different ghosts seem to have their own personality. Mr Troll Top Hat, the dignified gentleman. The "door troll" seemed to be laughing in mirth at scaring Arua. The ghost in the dining room seemed to be mixing a cocktail; and miss human-looking ghost is seen shuffling forlornly as though doomed to an endless walk of silence. I'm intrigued.
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