BlizzCon 2009 came as fast as it went. The news Blizzard dropped on us last week during their 4th BlizzCon from the Anaheim Convention Center was very exciting and definitely delivered the thirst for previews and fun that we all have come to expect from BlizzCon.
This year’s BlizzCon has definitely been the best one for me. The new World of Warcraft expansion looks like it will be the best one yet. I love the old world and getting to go back there and visit all the old content with new activities looks like it will be a lot of fun. The new raids and dungeons look amazing. The fact that they chose to concentrate on end game and environment rather than quest lines. Some may not like this but I prefer the end game so I was very delighted to hear that news.
For those who like the quests, the new Path of Titans system will keep them occupied once they reach level 85. The new Worgen and Goblin races are really cool too. When I first heard about them, I wasn’t too excited, especially with regard to the Worgen. I have ran into them in game and they just looked kind of lame but after playing then and watching them transform from human to Worgen, I really want one now. I will definitely be making one, even if it is alliance, just to run around transforming. The goblin was a decent addition. The racials really make them fun to play. I will definitely be using the rocket belt to boost me from the bank to the mailbox on my goblin banker!
The Star Craft release teaser was a long time coming. It seems like every BlizzCon in the past has let us play SCII, whether in the form of Ghost or its current form, yet there was never a hint as to when it was set to be released. 2010 is the year for it to be upon us and I cannot wait.
A large part of the delay was the overhaul of the Battle.net. The changes to Battle.net look great and will definitely make the game community more interactive and allow for people to keep in touch with their friends in a more intuitive manner.