posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 11:12 PM
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For those interested in hearing about how day 1 at Blizzcon went then great, let's chat.
For those that want to flame or complain or degrade their are plenty of official social media channels to do that on.
A few people have PM'd me questions based on previous posts I have made so I'm posting for them and anyone else that wants to know.
Opening ceremony started with an apology on how we handled the Blitzchung scenario. Again I'm not interested in getting into a debate on that, social
media channels can handle it.
From there in rolled into one of the two primary announcements that most people that attended this year were interested in.. A Diablo IV cinematic
made the rumor real and the crowd in the live stage and the streamed stages loved it. Definitely a good feeling after our choices last year. Energy in
the crowd was great for this with various moments of ohhs and ahhs or thunderous applause.
Next up was the WoW announcement for Shadowlands and IMO the cinematic for this got the loudest chear which is saying something given how loud D4 and
HotS and Hearthstone went next with their various updates and the crowd was good though not as loud as the D4, WoW or O2 news.
Finally it ended with the official Overwatch 2 announcement which the crowd ramped up for again.
Great energy and great response. Just about equal to the D4 announcement.
Just about everything above has a playable demo of some sort which resulted in large queues throughout in each area.
On the positive side overall the crowd was huge, energy was great, people seemed happy which was a great change from the choices we made last year.
Additionally the cosplayers took things to a new level. It always amazes me seeing how into it they get, how dedicated, creative and competitive they
On the neutral their were a very small number of pro. I can't even call this a negative as I, like many employees, don't necessarily agree with all
elements of the HK scenario. So it's good to see what could have been handled differently and to own it.
Anyway.. On to tomorrow, the events of the day and the band closing it out. 😎