Blizzcon has come and gone. I watched the Overwatch stuff with some interest, although I may never play the game because I don’t expect to enjoy a game that is all fighting with no story arc.
The Legion information was pretty good. Really it was “we’re bringing you lots more of the same!” which is fine if you’re still playing the game, as I am. If you have left WoW, I’m not sure what was there that would bring you back. The artifact weapon is cool – if you’re a paladin and get Ashbringer. The other classes get more obscure weapons that would interest lore geeks, but they are not of themselves as exciting.
This is no fault of Blizzard. The MMO genre is played out. They can’t change it because people hate change. But by not changing it we just get more of the same.
With the Class Halls idea, I keep hearing people say that it looks like a glorified quest hub. So what if it is? After all these years, do you really expect WoW to abandon quest hubs?
I’m looking forward to a new leveling experience, new 5-man dungeons, and new story. It looks like we’ll get Karazhan reimagined as a 5-man, Demon Hunters, and quality of life improvements.
As of this writing, Blizzard is revealing class previews three per day. The Rogue preview is last. The new Outlaw spec (formerly combat) should be interesting to see. I’ll wait and see how that plays out.