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Fallout 76 - The Big Interview
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:18am 14/10/10 | 53 Comments
We've been dropping hints here and there over the past few weeks in minor forum and news comments replies, but AusGamers is officially heading over to BlizzCon, courtesy of Blizzard Australia, and in the spirit of utilising our hardcore (and handsome) community, we're asking you to let us know what it is you're most burning inside to have revealed from one of the world's most successful developer/publishers.

We don't fully know what's being shown (or revealed) at the event, but can tell you we have a stack of interviews lined up, and you can probably guess the three big ones: Diablo III, StarCraft II and of course, World of WarCraft will be on-hand, so tell us what you want to know.

AusGamers jets off on the 21st of October, with the event to follow almost as soon as we land, so you have a week to populate the Comments section of this news post with whatever it is you're wanting to hear from Blizzard - whether it's related to hardcore lore, tech, design or even business - if it's constructive, we'll ask it.



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Latest Comments
Eorl
Posted 11:25am 14/10/10
Anything about the new MMO hopefully. But one question I really want you guys to ask if you can, is how are the solutions for aussie/oceanic servers going?
Goulashia
Posted 11:32am 14/10/10
Yes, would love some info on servers for WoW in the Oceanic region.
Python
Posted 11:33am 14/10/10
When are they going to release Half Life Episode 3!?!?!?!


-_-
greazy
Posted 11:42am 14/10/10
Will blizzard ever make a Warcraft RTS?
Esotericthief
Posted 11:50am 14/10/10
I don't play WoW but I would also love to know about the Aussie servers. I hope that after seeing Blizzard do this other gaming companies will follow suit.

I risk sounding old here but if you could work a question in there about a Warcraft 4 EVER being made, I'd appreciate it. I still play Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos every week.
Eorl
Posted 12:05pm 14/10/10
Umm, wtf python? And eso, I agree full heartedly. Just look at HoN, it has a oceanic server I believe. I'm sure deals can be made.
The GuVna
Posted 01:07pm 14/10/10
When will they release a proper isometric view sequel to Rock & Roll Racing.
Sc00bs
Posted 01:10pm 14/10/10
F***** OATH GUVNA

that was one of my most enjoyed game as a kid.

FraktuRe
Posted 01:13pm 14/10/10
When will they stop being such c**** and just let gamers play the f*****g games?
Sc00bs
Posted 01:20pm 14/10/10
How long till your cheap company start charging customers for vital updates of your half completed games you release?
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 01:41pm 14/10/10
I don't really have any specific questions, but I'm more keen on info about Diablo 3 than WOW.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 01:52pm 14/10/10
we'll definitely be getting info on everything there, as AusGamers is getting the red carpet treatment, so don't worry about that ;)
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 02:19pm 14/10/10
So jealous :P

Get them to watch my SC2 Commentary :P

http://www.youtube.com/user/ZapoStarcraft
Valtello
Posted 02:22pm 14/10/10
Australian Based Servers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crakaveli
Posted 02:52pm 14/10/10
But one question I really want you guys to ask if you can, is how are the solutions for aussie/oceanic servers going?
Yeah, ask the question thats been asked a million times that each time gets the same generic answer.

"we're talkin bout it"
Esotericthief
Posted 03:12pm 14/10/10
It only makes sense to ask until we hear news that they either are or are not going ahead with it. It's a hot topic and they should have something new to tell us by BlizzCon. They are about to get heaps of media exposure at their own event, it would make sense to have some new info.

Anyway Crakaveli, it says your from the USA. You know nothing of our struggle!
gamer
Posted 03:18pm 14/10/10
Serious question:

Australian based WOW servers - many ISPs and game hosting companies have offered, why dont blizzard accept their offers? What are the figures needed in an offer (what do they need in terms of hardware and bandwidth)?

Mood lightening question:

Will Linken's Boomerang make a come back in Cataclysm? "Us Aussies love our boomerangs!)


(That should get a laugh out of them! :) )
paveway
Posted 03:49pm 14/10/10
when is wow going to foad ?
Trauma
Posted 04:02pm 14/10/10
New MMO info and how much/little influence does Kotick have over Blizzard (I don't expect an answer of course.)
Sc00bs
Posted 04:06pm 14/10/10
why dont blizzard accept their offers

id say the international gaming commitee, sitting in their crystal cavern with a big golden table, has something against australians with us never gettin any oceanic servers, games with half the stuff censored and over priced products.

Eorl
Posted 04:08pm 14/10/10
Whats foad pave? And Crak, what's the problem with asking legitimate questions? It's better then asking stupid questions like "lol whens my next shiny pony?" or "how lung dus de servers take to come up gg".
Creepy
Posted 04:57pm 14/10/10
I have a question yo - where are the awesome after parties for said red type, yo! I'm drivin down to the con next week. : P
Steve Farrelly
Posted 05:01pm 14/10/10
creepy - you should try and catch up with me :)
Khel
Posted 05:29pm 14/10/10
I only have one question - Can you take me with you? :(

Nah, seriously, i'm curious if they have more expansions for WoW planned. They probably are going to brush that question off with no real reply, mainly I want to know if they still have plans to do the Emerald Nightmare cos I just got done reading the Stormrage novel about Malfurion Stormrage's fight in the Emerald Nightmare and it was epic!

Also, give them kudos for upping the difficulty of Cataclysm and bringing some strategy and finesse back into pve, after the faceroll that Wrath became I'm avidly looking forward to it. Make sure they don't cave to pressure from people crying about it being too hard, keep it challenging!

Also, get them to give me a job. I'll work cheap.
ctd
Posted 06:52pm 14/10/10
Srs questions
- Will we ever see blizz games on steam?
- When will we be able to login to bnet without loading up sc2 so we can see who is online + receive messages?
- Why you c**** such f*****s?
greazy
Posted 06:54pm 14/10/10
Show them this thread.
TicMan
Posted 06:56pm 14/10/10
Q: What is Blizzards opinion on the regionalised pricing that Australians have to endure .. time and time again Steam say it's the publishers that set the pricing, so why would a publisher try to tax us for living somewhere that's awesome.
Esotericthief
Posted 08:09pm 14/10/10
Interesting question TicMan.

Any chance you could tell us the names of some of the people you will be interviewing and/or their positions within the company? It would mean we could ask questions specifically for each interviewee.
Eorl
Posted 09:26pm 14/10/10
Yea, that would be nice, I have a few questions pertaining to game development and programming.
Mattressi
Posted 10:21pm 14/10/10
Ask them how much money they got for their soul from Activision.

Actually scrap that; the price would have been minimal because they already lost most of their soul a while ago. Since WoW they've been going downhill and assuming that all gamers are knobs that still live with their parents at age 30 and are more than willing to pay huge amounts for restricted nothingness (Starcraft 2 cut into 3 pieces, SC2 and D2 have no LAN, etc). Yet another company that I will boycott. I think I'm left with Valve and indie games now...oh well.
Jimbo
Posted 10:27pm 14/10/10
#1 Relaease date on Diablo 3

#2 5th class for diablo 3

#3 Will diablo 3 have same s***house server problems as everyone else is b****ing about
Enska
Posted 12:06am 15/10/10
Actually scrap that; the price would have been minimal because they already lost most of their soul a while ago. Since WoW they've been going downhill and assuming that all gamers are knobs that still live with their parents at age 30


Yeah ask this question. I wanna see the WTF look on their face when they try to figure out what the f*** was just asked.
What f*****g tripe.
Creepy
Posted 03:30am 15/10/10
Funny, I couldn't find anywhere in Steve's OP where he's looking for lame/inflammatory questions for Blizzard, about pricing/WoW/hosting/the-tinfoil-conspiracy-that-is-Activision (partnership). :P
trolltann
Posted 05:21am 15/10/10
Now that THQ are making Warhammer games, are they going to look for another fantasty universe to brazenly rip off ?
kos
Posted 09:35am 15/10/10
Jesus so many of you people are so negative and angry and depressive. If you don't like their games, just f*** off from them, if you hate life so much that everything makes you angry, then there's really only one solution.

Thank god some of you are boycotting Blizzard, means less whinging d*******s I have to deal with while playing their games.

Edit: a few too many people with ODD methinks!
HeardY
Posted 09:36am 15/10/10
TicMan's question for sure!!

We get f***ed over on prices and f***ed over on servers!!
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 12:30pm 15/10/10
"Do you find it frustrating at all on a creative level when you've got so many core franchises that it's hard to work on something fresh and exciting. Or is that what the new MMO is about".
Steve Farrelly
Posted 01:20pm 15/10/10
good question Tibbets
Khel
Posted 03:32pm 15/10/10
Now that THQ are making Warhammer games, are they going to look for another fantasty universe to brazenly rip off ?


Because you know, Warhammer is so amazingly original and not derivative in the slightest.
casa
Posted 03:43pm 15/10/10
Ask them if they can please buy out THQ and finish making the warhammer 40k mmo so it doesn't get ruined.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:21pm 15/10/10
it's amazing that with 40 Comments, there are around five good questions here - thanks dudes!
TicMan
Posted 04:24pm 15/10/10
Any time Steveo
ravn0s
Posted 04:30pm 15/10/10
ask them what they think about all the retarded s*** robert kotick says
Eorl
Posted 04:48pm 16/10/10
Creepy and Cos, at least my question, and a couple other psoters about servers being hosted here, isn't inflammatory or retarded. It is a legitimate question, and why should we stop asking them just cause they said they're thinking about it last time we did? Updates are always needed.
Khel
Posted 07:42pm 16/10/10
In all seriousness though, if you can find a way to slide in a question about what it actually takes to get hired by blizzard, I'm geuinely interested :) I'd imagine they have pretty high standards, and they can afford to, I'm just wondering what sort of things they look for, are they more interested in people with a lot of experience and impressive resumes, or people who've shown a bit of initiative and maybe built a small game under their own steam. What sort of things do they value and look for, and where do Blizzard people in general come from, like what background?

And would they hire an aussie or is that just too much effort to get sorted out :P
Eds
Posted 09:01pm 16/10/10
And would they hire an aussie or is that just too much effort to get sorted out :P


I have aussie friends that work there. Apparently its awesome!
Basket
Posted 09:09pm 16/10/10
Ask them there key to success, and make sure they don't do say the whole "having a big penis" line anything else i will accept.
fpot
Posted 09:18pm 16/10/10
it's amazing that with 40 Comments, there are around five good questions here - thanks dudes!
Guess that means you'll have to do your own work this time :P
Reverend Evil
Posted 11:24pm 16/10/10
Q. Are they planning on adding class specific mounts for hunters, priests, rogues etc, like there are for pallys, warlocks and death knights?
Creepy
Posted 07:41am 17/10/10
Khel - submit your resume! They aren't going to know about you, if you don't throw your hat into the ring. Create a profile at their careers section and send it in.

Their employee benefits are excellent. The quality of working life varies though, depending on which dept you're part of. Also, Irvine's campus is supposedly better than the Texas facility. But that'd probably be due more to the Development vs Logistics/Support breakup.
Rukh
Posted 12:02pm 17/10/10
Will they name another item after me? :)
The GuVna
Posted 12:56pm 17/10/10
it's amazing that with 40 Comments, there are around five good questions here - thanks dudes!


I'm actually serious about my Rock & Roll Racing question :) Possibly an XBLA/PSN HD version would suffice :D

Another question about there older I.P.s, could we possibly see a 4 player Lost Vikings Game on XBLA/PSN?
Sc00bs
Posted 01:03pm 17/10/10
I would definately buy rock and roll racing 2 if it came out
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