Ten years … Can you fellas believe this? A whole freaking decade has passed since World of Warcraft was first played by the masses and two … TWO decades since Warcraft first came out and heralded a new genre of gaming that would forever after be known as RTS (real-time strategy). But right now it’s all about WoW and so you know there’s a lot of interesting stuff just waiting around the corner because if we are to trust in Metzen’s words, they already finished writing through the next ten expansions … So the game is far from over and what’s best still waits around the corner.
Now I played for almost 8 years now and I loved the game in its many different forms with both good and less inspired changes, it all managed to fit in eventually and even if I don’t like every features of today’s Warlords of Draenor, I still respect all the changes as being for the best interest of us, the players. And when I speak of this I truly mean what I say and do allow me to let you in on a little secret that made WoW so great and enduring through all the ups and downs it had. You ready for this? The people who made it, wanted to play the game themselves and made it in such a way that they would love it and even today they still work to enhance their own gaming experience firstly and then come all the rest of the many players who enjoy their creation on a more or less daily basis. I could have told you this a long time ago when I first saw the people who made the game in their interviews, but then again there comes a time of confession to us all and the Blizzard team made theirs in a very interesting documentary (seriously you have to watch it all):
World of Warcraft: Looking for Group Documentary
Well that was a real breeze … I must confess to you that I wanted to see one of these put together for quite some time now and I assume that nowadays when Blizz finally takes its long anticipated shot within the film industry as well, a well crafted documentary like this one is a pretty good preping material for the big motion picture, which by the way is progressing and there are quite a lot of known facts about it already, just look it up and you’ll see what I mean. Anyways on a less serious note I also wanted to share with you another take on the whole story of Warcraft, from a slightly different angle … Do you still remember the Honest Trailers I presented at some time a few months ago? Well it’s ok if you don’t cause they really don’t appeal to everyone (although it appeals to a lot of people because it’s messing with pop culture). Anyways they released an honest trailer for World of Warcraft too a couple days before the big launch of this new expansion that we are all enjoying at this very moment. So for those of you with a crude sense of humour, enjoy:
World of Warcraft – Honest Game Trailer
So that basically sums up in a very awesome 3 minutes everything that WoW is and stands for in the realm of gaming … Everything is totally awesome and well balanced and extraordinarlily acted (with a few notable exceptions), but overall things are great and they could be greater still. But now allow me to take this post into a slightly different perspective and tell you all that the response I had on my recommendations for Zygor Guides were just simply amazing and everyone was more than happy with the new and improved guides that work perfectly with the brand new expansion and all its content. But I will not insist anymore on this cause you know where to find them if you’ll ever feel like it. Anyways where I want to go is the future, the possible future out of the many that lay before us.
As I was saying Blizzard has done an amazing job with their World of Warcraft franchise and have done a good job with all the other titles they have released along the years, but as with any big and respectable company they too are always on the lookout for new and improved content and untested and uncharted terrain which they could try out and exploit. They did this a very successful way with Hearthstone if you ask me and they might just nail it with Hereos of the Storm (after all both LoL and DOTA were born from WC3) and just recently I found out they are going to make another game that just simply seems quite “out of the box” for them and that is Overwatch. If you still haven’t had time to look it up and get a more detailed description of it then check it out cause it seems to be quite promising. Seriously for a FPS type of game the trailer looks pretty awesome and brings back a lot of good superhero memories:
Overwatch Cinematic Trailer
And yes it would seem that they want to see this through as well. Fine by me as long as I don’t have to play it, right? Sure thing if it’s all good then I will be just like the small kid and get all excited about it, but up until then a lot can happen. The game is supposed to enter beta testing at some point next year and there would be quite a long time before we’ll actually get to play it. Now I hope you’ve enjoyed this small presentation and I assume that if everything goes well we might just meet in-game and shoot at each other with laser guns and think it’s Star Wars … only in Blizzard’s own version of events. Anyways, thanks for reading and I bid you all a merry time playing whatever you’re “wasting” your time with at the moment.