The Daily Grind: Did BlizzCon deliver on your expectations?

    
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TAKE THIS, CARS

It’s not exactly a stretch to say that Blizzard Entertainment casts a long shadow over the field of online gaming. World of Warcraft remains an absolute juggernaut of the MMO field despite its recent history of shedding subscriptions with zeal. Hearthstone seems to be everyone’s favorite as-long-as-I-have-five-minutes card game. Overwatch has the interest of many people who otherwise ignore team-based shooters; Diablo III is heir to a long legacy of not-quite-MMO item farming. Odds are that whatever your flavor of game may be, you have a Blizzard game somewhere on your hard drive.

This year’s BlizzCon addressed all of the company’s games, and that meant covering a lot of ground. Whether you were watching for Legion news, new Hearthstone cards, or more details on Heroes of the Storm, it’s probable that you caught at least bits and pieces out of the event. So did it live up to your expectations? Did it leave you excited, disappointed, or somewhere in between? Were our liveblogs awesome, or too awesome?

You don’t need to actually answer that last one.

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Smiggins refaal

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The Happy Troll Armsbend 
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BritoBruno Smiggins  Wildstar looks like a game for 12 year olds and they didnt do anything innovative, its a bad WoW clone. So Im not really sure how that applies.

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refaal Smiggins Really? What games were Warcraft/Starcraft and Diablo based off?

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Gibbins You sound like you dont know much about cars.

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Eliot_Lefebvre tonymcs
Very glad to hear it Eliot, it just hasn’t been very apparent in your articles since the WoD beta.  Never had a problem with your criticisms, just their tone. I also never thought you picked WoW out of a hat ;-)  I assumed , like me, you’d been playing since classic, but were a little burnt out and I don’t think I was alone in that impression.  My apologies for my incorrect premise and I look forward to your future columns.

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The wow changes are nice, but I really expected a new diablo xpac, or a meaty content patch at least. Yeah I know 2.4 is coming, but I was like really, this is all?

Madda
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Gottphoenix Madda What a dumb reply.

Now give Madda some sauce.

Rouzeki
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Conference announcements itself were pretty meh, but the Hearthstone WCS was awesome. Thijs vs. Oskaka was probably the best “pro” Hearthstone competing I’ve ever seen.

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breetoplay Loopstah zyrusticae And i’m ok with MOP being a lens. But why is a chronicle of something not journalism? You are reporting on things, you mention things. There might be slight bias towards what is reported and what not (in terms of the content), but not because of an ulterior motive, but rather due to prioritization. 
Am i crazy to think that bias in selecting bits and pieces of a news story to include in an article is different type of bias than saying “this event sucked” or “this product is great”? There is a clear difference between a biased opinionated article and a biased reporting article.
Again, disclaimer -> I do not feel that this article was opinionated.