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Activision has devoured the very skin of Blizzard and now chew on meaty meat .....Poor Souls
its better when they do it on blizzcon because then its worth the increased price if you compare flying to gamescom and blizzcon together it was more expensive
European fans feel left out because Blizzard won't be at their con for the first time in ten years, huh?Have Blizzard ever had a major presence in Australia or New Zealand? Or anywhere else?Anyone?Bueller? Bueller?
They probably have nothing worthwhile to show and want to blow their hype cans all on blizzcon since 2018 was probably the most sleep inducing one convention yet.And the people who say "why would they go to gamescom when they have their own convention?" this really shows your lack real world knowledge not everyone has money to spent on a world trip to go to a convention for a few days really shows your privileged life style.
To be honest, I didn't know they were even there until they announced Legion there. To me, I believe it is a waste of money and resources to go there when you have your own things a couple of months later.
This means Blizzcon is going to be disappointing. If Blizzcon had major announcements (D4 + WoW expac), they would have been able to put together a few minor updates for GC and not lose impact. That they can't fill both doesn't bode well. I wouldn't be surprised if 9.0 announcement is delayed to "focus on quality", D4 is missing but we get to see an "awesome" hearthstone set, a "killer" D3 season, release of WC3R and the final patch for BFA. Oh, and Diablo Immortal announcements.
Of course they got rid of 800+ employees many of which reach out to the community despite a 20% profit gain. None of the devs going to do this. This is why wow is unsubbed now, I refuse to support this company of blzzard/activison anymore in the direction it going. On another note FFXIV looking great!
Good marketing and publicity is showing off the product. Blizzard don’t seem to understand that by having a decision like this.
Well this is good. Now we can all focus on only one Con for info instead of piecemeal updates. But really, it comes down to cost. They are going to go big for BlizzCon and are also wanting to cut costs due to Activision, they are spending a little more on BlizzCon and cutting A LOT more by removing GamesCon IMO.
I don't understand why one of the biggest gaming companies in the world can't send a handful of people to this. Seriously, they should have a travel team that goes to all gaming conventions, and updates their stuff as they go. Other professions do this, other gaming companies do this, I just don't understand.