posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 10:16 AM
shame, now they must get real jobs.
A these people have what fake jobs?
Pro gaming and streaming is no different than any other form of athlete or entertainer.
But back on topic.
Blizzard has lost all it's talent, they cashed in their bonuses and time served to work with like minded people in other areas of the business. I
called it back when Metzen announced he would retire to focus on his personal life that Blizzard would start to fall apart. When he left a lot of the
people who created games like D2, WC3, and WoW were distributed to thin on multiple projects or just simply left. Then Activision stepped in.
People blame the loot boxes and what not, but honestly, the games were far more 'addicting' back pre loot box days, they were more of a time sink, for
example in WoW even just the gathering of goods and materials from the open world and even the time it took to get on your mount was calculated to
make the player sink more time into the game, and the scarce Epic and legendary items that people played so hard for was like you won the lottery when
you got your first one.
I like to compare their old games to that likes of table top casino games and modern games to just mundane slot machines.
Either way, it sucks, that HOTS is being dismantled, it started off as just a pet project a sort of time vault for Blizzards iconic heros, but
exploded into the vapid Esport which ruined it for the everyday player. Same thing is happening to OW.