MMO Week in Review: Blizzard likes your money after all (August 2, 2015)

    
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Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

I know I wasn’t the only person worried about Blizzard’s intentions regarding World of Warcraft after its latest patch was revealed as the last serious update for the poorly received Warlords of Draenor cycle; in this very Week in Review column, I even snarked that Blizzard no longer wanted our money. But maybe that worry was for naught. This week, the studio made one of those announcements-about-an-announcement to get the hype and buzz started for WoW’s next expansion. Will it suck, or will it be jammed full of the content MMORPG fans traditionally clamor for? Let the speculation continue, at least until Thursday.

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

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MARVEL HEROES
Marvel Heroes 2016 rebranding is in the works - Remember when Marvel Heroes was just Marvel Heroes? I mean, it still kind of is, at least around these parts where no one refers to it by its official Marvel Heroes 2015 title. Apparently an annualized…
PROJECT GORGON
OTHER TOP STORIES
Nexus Telegraph: Righting the S.S. WildStar - This past week I got the opportunity to ask a few questions about WildStar's new "stat refactoring" patch that's coming this fall. There were several finer points that I wanted clarification on, but the big one…
Bashiok bids Blizzard adieu - Blizzard's long-time community manager, Bashiok (known in the earlier days as Drysc), is leaving the studio after more than a decade of wrangling the World of Warcraft forums. Bashiok, who has been a constant figure in…
Turbine to announce LotRO server closures on August 3 - Turbine has published a blog post detailing Lord of the Rings Online's upcoming server transfers, server consolidation, and data center move. The company hasn't announced which servers will be affected yet; that information will be released…
WildStar forums compromised by exploit, taken down - If you've been wondering where the WildStar forums have gone, you're probably not the only one. Carbine Studios took to Reddit today to explain that it had voluntarily disabled the forums while it is dealing with…
Windows 10 and your favorite MMORPGs - If you're upgrading to Windows 10 this week, congratulations! You're brave! You might be in for a week of tech headaches and busted games! Tech support across multiple games and studios is recommending that you fully update your graphics…
THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS
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Authurious
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shaw sbst SenshiruK Authurious Eh, the WoW devs will copy anything they can from FFXIV. Don’t really need a suggestion forum for that.

BhimaJenkins
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Bluxy

Vanilla was best because of nostalgia. There was literally nothing else to compare it to at the time. Looking back, even though I had the MOST fun during Vanilla, I felt WOTLK was their best expansion.

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KuroiEr Denngar

Grizzly Hills ftw. I listen to that track when I drive into Yosemite Valley.

shaw sbst
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SenshiruK Authurious So you want WoW to be FFXIV, right?

Zennie
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Zennie

I though this is pretty much standard in themeparks nowadays?

KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

Not even gonna try and understand why people still play WoW.

Tamanous
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Authurious SenshiruK I imagine they do. When I used to make many suggestions about the direction of their game they went and did the exact opposite of what myself and many others asked for and ended up with the shit game that exists now. 

To me this proves they read our suggestions. ;)

Authurious
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SenshiruK Authurious I used to make posts on the suggestion forums. Does Blizzard even have a suggestion forum anymore?

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MatthewYetter Thanks Captain Obvious