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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 07:01am 18/04/11 | 52 Comments
The internet caught wind of a new job posting over at Blizzard.com, asking for a "Software Engineer" to work on "Unannounced Game Title". Now, you could argue this is for the previously revealed "Titan" MMO, or any one of their planned expansions to existing titles, but all of those are listed separately on the site, leaving "
Unannounced Game Title" as one tantalising position, indeed.

So now we have Titan, two more StarCraft II expansions, three more planned World of WarCraft expansions, an admittance to a Diablo III expansion and now this. Hopefully we learn more at this year's BlizzCon, though knowing Blizzard, that's highly unlikely. Speculation away...



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DEVDOGG
Posted 07:20am 18/4/11
IM GETTING REALLY EXCITED FOR THIS UNANNOUNCED GAME TITLE!!!

then i remember that im still not playing diablo 3 and i realise it will be at least 10 years before blizzard decide that this "unannounced game title" is finished...

oh well,
BACK TO WOW!!!
Jim
Posted 09:03am 18/4/11
3 more wow expansions eh
sweet
Reverend Evil
Posted 09:11am 18/4/11
They need to switch off the WoW servers. So three more expansions would be about another six years worth. I can't see it being that appealing after all that time.
Thundercracker
Posted 09:14am 18/4/11
BlizzCon better spill some beans this year. BlizzCon without juicy game info is just a waste of time.
Vash
Posted 09:21am 18/4/11
WoW is going to be around forever like counter-strike. I can see it.
Everquest and Ultima online had far fewer player bases and are still going.
Eorl
Posted 09:42am 18/4/11
I dunno though, WoW's playerbase strive on new content. If they get bored, they quit at the drop of a hat. That is why WoW is so successful, it gives everyone what they want, something they can say "hey, look what I have", and large amount of said things. And it's by far the easiest MMO to play.
carson
Posted 10:28am 18/4/11
How long before we get the two SC2 expansions?

Three more WoW expansions is pretty keen.
APK
Posted 10:52am 18/4/11
Why can't it be Ghost ;_;
Khel
Posted 11:00am 18/4/11
Damn, I'd give my left nut for a job at Blizzard. I applied last year after the last games company I worked for went belly up but I didn't really have enough experience for them to be interested, especially since there would be relocation involved. Even their junior programmers have like 4+ years game dev experience under their belts and multiple titles shipped, its a high bar to reach.
Totenkopf
Posted 11:07am 18/4/11
theyll have to be idiots to stop a game thats giving them millions of dollars a year.
Raven
Posted 11:10am 18/4/11
Three more expansions for WoW is fine, but it would be incredibly expensive for anyone just starting the game if they continue the current model of requiring the previous expansion to play. It seems especially cheap if they're lowering the experience required to play through the lower levels when you're still charging for them.

Having to buy the game for $30, then BC for $50, then WotLK for $50, then Cata for another $50... if they did another three at that kind of price you're looking at a $300+ outlay for a new player to play with existing players!
Jim
Posted 11:35am 18/4/11
seems pretty likely you wouldn't have to buy them all like that
paveway
Posted 11:43am 18/4/11
so they're working on an expansion for diablo 3 ?.......

or is this just their TO DO list?
Eorl
Posted 12:21pm 18/4/11
Raven, you don't actually need to do that. Get World of Warcraft. Get to level 60. Then buy Burning Crusade. Get to level 70. Then get Lich King. Get to level 80. Then get Cataclysm. Get to level 85. Over time, it's not as "expensive".
Thundercracker
Posted 12:25pm 18/4/11
would just be on their to-do list paveway
Enska
Posted 01:23pm 18/4/11
I love how because Rev no longer plays WoW they should just switch off the servers.
Sc00bs
Posted 01:25pm 18/4/11
hahaaha, yeah he was all dressed up in his special robe proclaiming "WOW is the best" few months back
skythra
Posted 01:34pm 18/4/11
How long before we get the two SC2 expansions? Three more WoW expansions is pretty keen.

Thought they were supposed to come out every year, but i can't remember...

Wait here's what i remember:



edit: Can't remember if this was fake or not.
Enska
Posted 01:38pm 18/4/11
Yeah I always thought it was two more WoW expansions, totalling five all up, but meh.
Taipan
Posted 01:44pm 18/4/11
need to switch off the WoW servers. So three more expansions would be about another six years worth. I can't see it being that appealing after all that time.


By rights it should of stopped being appealing already. Lets face it people are less likely to be playing it now because of how good the game is but rather because of an unwillingness to give up the mammoth investment in time they have poured into it. I know a metric-f***-ton of old guild mates that simply log on each day and go through the motions. It's not a game it's a shame.
deeper
Posted 01:57pm 18/4/11
I think a large part of the problem is there aren't any active mmo's that are particuarly more enjoyable to play - they all seem basically the same

Needs daoc2 ~
Reverend Evil
Posted 02:02pm 18/4/11
I love how because Rev no longer plays WoW they should just switch off the servers

I'm still playing dude. I stopped for a month but when there was nothing else worth playing I went back.
Eorl
Posted 02:32pm 18/4/11
That's why I've put my interests into my girlfriend, and other games. And also uni. Haven't touched WoW since December last year, and if my girlfriend has anything to say of it, don't think I will be coming back!
Outlaw
Posted 02:48pm 18/4/11
pix of gf
sharkuul
Posted 03:30pm 18/4/11
pix of gf or lying
Khel
Posted 03:47pm 18/4/11
That's why I've put my interests into my girlfriend


Thats a new one, I've never heard it called 'my interests' before.
skythra
Posted 03:50pm 18/4/11
cut to the chase, tits or gtfro
I think a large part of the problem is there aren't any active mmo's that are particuarly more enjoyable to play - they all seem basically the same Needs *insert anything*
Seriously, noone wants anything different, and if its the same, they all say its the same. People then say "needs X" and then X is released and they say "It's not a wow killer".

Can't have it both ways, something different can't kill wow. Something the same will only match or beat wow for about 3 months and then most people go "well i already invested xhundred hours into my wow char and i want to be at the end game already..".

Wow introduces a new area with roughly the same quests and every fanboy jizzes, introduce a different game with similar quests and fanboys go "ugh so samey".

I thought rift was good, i just don't want the attachment of a lifetime of a mmo. It's like a job which doesn't pay money, which makes it like a girlfriend who doesn't have sex with you. Kind of this weird thing you could show off to a few people who will circle jerk with you around it, but otherwise totally pointless.

What was the thread topic again?
Hogfather
Posted 03:52pm 18/4/11
Getting right into Rift atm.
Eorl
Posted 11:43pm 18/4/11
Haha, I don't think she'd like that.

Edit - PEER PRESSURE!

Thundercracker
Posted 04:18pm 18/4/11
Getting right into Rift atm.


^^ this.

although at the moment between new house, new baby and having my f*****g wallet stolen I have very little time to sink into it :/
Tetsuo
Posted 04:39pm 18/4/11
Eorl that looks like my sister mang....

Quit wow after err that other old god dude in WoTLK and haven't gone back since, i just stopped seeing an appeal. Tried rift. Lost interest.

I think wow killed all mmos for me lol.
Trauma
Posted 04:45pm 18/4/11
BlizzCon better spill some beans this year. BlizzCon without juicy game info is just a waste of time.

This, it's been a huge disappointment of late.

Eorl that looks like my sister mang....Quit wow after err that other old god dude in WoTLK and haven't gone back since, i just stopped seeing an appeal. Tried rift. Lost interest. I think wow killed all mmos for me lol.

That's pretty much exactly how it's gone for me.
Eorl
Posted 05:46pm 18/4/11
Last years Blizzcon was a bit of a disappointment, but I chalk that down to them being in limbo, with SC2 out, WoW already had Cataclysm announced the year before, and Diablo 3 was same old same.

And haha Tetsuo, maybe I'm dating your sister :O
Dazhel
Posted 06:40pm 18/4/11
They need to switch off the WoW servers.


I'm sure they'll get right on that.

"Hey boss, you know that virtual world we're running on our server farms that brings in 1 billion dollars in revenue each year? I'm thinking it's no longer needed so I'll just go ahead and switch it off."
^rza
Posted 08:43pm 18/4/11
Eorl you seem like a nice guy, so imma let you finish....but is that thing your call a gf rocking a massive schlong??? Dead set, thats one of the ugliest things ive ever seen and i really think your time would be better invested in wow.

Thanks me later mate, just happy to help out a fellow qglian.
Eorl
Posted 09:07pm 18/4/11
Haha thanks rza, are you the expert on males in drag?
Door
Posted 09:24pm 18/4/11
Eorl you seem like a nice guy, so imma let you finish....but is that thing your call a gf rocking a massive schlong??? Dead set, thats one of the ugliest things ive ever seen and i really think your time would be better invested in wow. Thanks me later mate, just happy to help out a fellow qglian.


Hahahahahahhahhahahahah. I don't usually laugh at the computer but you just full-on went for it and it paid off.
Outlaw
Posted 09:29pm 18/4/11
Probably should downsize the image more her shrek-like shoulder is still showing
Thundercracker
Posted 10:07pm 18/4/11
Out of interest, there was an interview with Kevin Martens from diablo 3:

http://www.atomicgamer.com/articles/1235/1/diablo-iii-interview

where he answers the question "What are the chances we’ll actually see Diablo III on consoles in the near future?" with:

We’re definitely looking into it. We’re seriously considering it.
Eorl
Posted 11:24pm 18/4/11
Haha, I would really like to go out for drinks with you guys, would definitely be a night of laughter.
DM
Posted 11:45pm 18/4/11
That graph further up the page has proven to be pretty accurate so far. WoW Brazil was announced for that date if i'm not mistaken, as well as WoW Mobile. I'd take it as the most correct estimate to rough release times. I quit WoW awhile ago (for like the 7th time) and don't have any interest in going back. Guild Wars 2 killed all other MMOs for me and i'm hanging out for that one so bad.

Rift was ok for awhile but I quickly got bored of it because I had no one to play with. Not nearly as fun when your on your own all the time.

last edited by DM at 23:45:44 18/Apr/11
d^
Posted 10:00am 19/4/11
Yep that graph was confirmed to be real.
TicMan
Posted 10:11am 19/4/11
I gave up on WoW gaming back in Jan when the baby came along and only started gaming again when Rift came out as it was good timing with the baby starting to settle down a bit. Played Rift, enjoyed it but got to about 20ish before I just started to think "It's just the same playing grind as WoW, why would I give up playing that with all the time invested to start something fresh". So couldn't be arsed playing WoW or playing Rift so fired up CoDBO and had fun in that before last weekend when I gave WoW another go and found it a little bit more enjoyable.

I think Rift is awesome, I would play that over WoW but I just can't seem to "get into it" to the same level.
Outlaw
Posted 10:26am 19/4/11
Any game would be enjoyable after playing CoDBO.
Reverend Evil
Posted 11:18am 19/4/11
I think wow killed all mmos for me lol

I'm sorta in the same boat as you dude. I've spent so much time on WoW that I don't wanna start a new MMO and begin all over again. I gave Rift a go and while it looked nice and felt WOW-ish, I just couldn't bring myself to get to max lvl. Think I got to about 20-21 I think. Although I wouldn't mind trying Star Wars when it comes out. If it comes with a free month of game time when you buy it than that's your money's worth right there.
Khel
Posted 02:13pm 19/4/11
That graph may be real, but I wouldn't put too much stock in the timeline, especially as things move furthur along. Since when do blizzard every release new games on time.
Reverend Evil
Posted 02:40pm 19/4/11
Well they released Cata on time, although it wasn't finished.

8-/
Jim
Posted 09:08pm 19/4/11
how do you figure it wasn't finished? given the nature of mmo's
it was a pretty polished release imo, and the launch was incredibly smooth
Superform
Posted 09:18pm 19/4/11
this ad for the unsecified job is always there isnt it?

also i'm soooo f***** glad i quit wow when the first expansion came out..
Reverend Evil
Posted 10:06pm 19/4/11
how do you figure it wasn't finished? given the nature of mmo's
it was a pretty polished release imo, and the launch was incredibly smooth

I dunno, I just felt like having a whinge. I think the whole getting to lvl 85 in 2 days was just ridiculous plus three of my toons got stuck in Vashir because the submarine mission was bugged. So I waited over a month before I went back and finished it. I dunno, I just expected more and felt ripped off. I know they re-vamped old Azeroth but I'm not about to start another new toon and lvl again. Maybe if they added a new class then yeah, I'd do that. I just think between the three exp-paks that have been released I found this the most boring.

8-/
Jim
Posted 10:33pm 19/4/11
yeh I didn't really care about old azeroth or levelling, I just wanted new raid content and to be in at the start of it before it got nerfed down to faceroll mode

my only real gripe is some of the class changes have been dumb, although not impossible to adjust to - and the amount of RNG in 10man raid hardmodes is stupid. resetting maloriak 5 times cos he doesn't cast aberrations before dark phase, or healers getting explosive cinders before they even get on the platform on nefarian p2 etc
Khel
Posted 01:22am 20/4/11
Yeah, Cata was one of the smoothest launches I've ever seen and it was more complete than Wrath was when it launched. At least it had proper raid content, not just a cut and paste of naxx.
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