I Was Not Prepared
Day One of Blizzcon actually had a surprise or two for me. And the day before had one, as well.
The day before
The evening before the con, somebody found this background image on the Blizzard website somewhere, and people immediately started to lose their shit.
See the problem? I circled it to make it easier. Down at the bottom, where it says “Expected game release on or before September 21, 2016.”
Basically, at least another 10 months. There was wailing and gnashing of teeth.
What we all showed up for
We knew that Legion would be a topic of discussion, but pretty much everyone I know was all excite over the Warcraft movie trailer, and they did not disappoint.
There will be much discussion as to what all of this is showing us over the months to come.
But I was not Prepared
And then they dropped this on us, which I did not see coming.
And Blizzcon collectively lost its shit again.
As reveals go, this was pretty badass. Mr. Big Chin Varian Wrynn, the Darl Lady, Varian doing a spec swap in the middle of a battle (this is why he’s the King), and an intro that really gets your juices going, if you are the sort of person with juices that go.
I’m just puzzled as to why Varian didn’t bring at least one Demonology Warlock along. I mean, he KNEW it was the Legion, right? Khadgar DID warn him.
At any rate, not a bad opening ceremony. By the time we got to Varian shredding Felguards, few could remember the angst over the background image from the day before.
Not that there isn’t angst to come. More on that in future posts.