Feedback -- Blizzard Talks WoW: Cataclysm Edition

Posted: December 8, 2010
Feedback -- Blizzard Talks WoW: Cataclysm Edition
On this edition of Feedback, Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, and Leah Jackson are joined by Blizzard lead designers Alex Afrasiabi and Tom Chilton to talk about the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

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  • Grublet

    These men at Blizzard are good at convincing me to purchase their product. *Sigh* Time to go renew the WoW account and play my drunken midget that I've secretly missed and my orcs.

    Posted: December 8, 2010 10:34 PM
  • STCook

    Morgan's silhouette doesn't match her hairstyle.

    Posted: December 8, 2010 10:21 PM
  • Crobuzon

    Two very fine women on today go MORGAN AND LEAH!!!

    Posted: December 8, 2010 9:37 PM
  • BoydofZINJ

    Sadly, I never could get into WoW. I thought the PvP was a bit too softcore for me. Likewise, I am not a fan of battlegrounds. For me, I love to get ganked or gank people while they are raiding or PvEing. It adds flavor and memorable events. Lineage 2 was one of my favorite games, until the BOTS and the CHEATERS took over. I will give Blizzard props for keeping them mostly away.

    In the segment, it was mentioned that many new MMOs tried to be like WOW and I agree. Look at all the new MMOs that recently came out. Most of them are just WOW CLONES. Who wants to play a cheap clone when WOW is a more polished game with tons more content?

    Likewise, look at games that are radically different... EvE Online. While it is not nearly as successful as WOW in terms or pure numbers... it IS a very successful MMO. I do not like it, but I give it props too. More companies NEED to be different, IMHO, to be more successful. Will the newer MMOs like Rift, Terra, SWTOR, and Guild Wars 2 be radically different or just WOW clones but with a twist? (It almost appears SWTOR will be WOW with Jedis and Sith in space.) If they will be WOW clones... will they have enough content to live past the 3 or 4 month period when people start getting bored?

    Posted: December 8, 2010 9:12 PM
  • joughy

    O...M...G...I am in love with Leah...she is sooo darn cute. Sorry, I am just smitten right now...video games? what? huh? :D (happy emiticon)

    Posted: December 8, 2010 8:55 PM
  • Snowball90

    Sony already has a Ps3 Reward service, just had to mention it before someone said that the ps3 was copying the 360 again,

    Posted: December 8, 2010 8:53 PM
  • Sandersr

    For the love of all that is holy change that damn camera man that kept zooming in and out.

    Posted: December 8, 2010 8:03 PM
  • BoydofZINJ

    Leah marry me :)

    Posted: December 8, 2010 6:47 PM
  • kings_legacy

    Two good looking girls, two people from Blizzard and Adam, what more can you ask. This show makes me actually consider getting into MMOs again although I wish Adam you could have tried to get a release date on Diablo 3 from them.

    It would be intresting to see Star Wars MMO vs WoW in a videogame deathmatch.

    Good show guys!!

    Posted: December 8, 2010 6:45 PM
  • CyberSzabo

    Look at all these trolls!!!



    I've never been a hardcore WoW player but I plan to really start playing this time around.

    Posted: December 8, 2010 3:31 PM
  • Melotraumatic

    I wanted to know how long their crunch time is...probably non-stop.

    Posted: December 8, 2010 2:10 PM
  • dethklok666D4

    LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRROOOOOOY JENKENS! and that's all i know about WOW. but you guys made warcraft 3 witch is the reason i am addicted to TDs so thanks i guess?

    Posted: December 8, 2010 2:03 PM
  • FrostWyrm

    I've made it no secret on the forums that I'm not particularly fond of WoW. I am, however, considering getting Cataclysm just for the sheer volume of changes I've heard about.

    Completely overhauling the 1-60 experience is a definite plus. Since I refuse to bot and/or buy accounts, I've played through the 1-60 levels more times than I'd care to think about. I always felt like this was the meat and potatoes of the game, the part where there's always some new skill or upgraded talent right around the corner to look forward to. It had gotten so stale to me, however, that every time I would give the game another shot, and make a new character, I would always end up playing in that semi-conscious semi-autonomous state where I really wasn't enjoying my time leveling, but rather just doing it without even paying attention. People have actually commented to me in the past how ridiculously fast I seemed to level, especially playing solo.

    A new 1-60 is absolutely incentive for me to come back to WoW. I just hope it lives up to expectations.

    Posted: December 8, 2010 1:52 PM
  • NoBodysGamer

    Guys its 2010, WoW is not relevant anymore and you just bored us with for 44 minutes instead of talking about real games.
    And even when it was relevant, the people that play these games are not, uber nerds with no life sitting naked in their basment, fat ugly boys playing as elf girls

    Posted: December 8, 2010 1:03 PM
  • BV0000

    I'll never understand... NERDS!!!

    Posted: December 8, 2010 12:38 PM
  • Admiral_Ackbar


    Don't let nostalgia blind you my friend. :)

    Posted: December 8, 2010 12:27 PM
  • TheMilkMonster

    I expected more in depth cataclysm talk. Things such as Archaeology, specific changes in terrain (new cities), the difficulties in making flying mounts available throughout Azeroth, the level 80-85 questing zones, the new(ish) "phase" quests. But I guess that would make this feedback impossible to watch if you aren't a WoW player. Any way it was cool to hear about the roots of WoW. I remember picking it up about 5 years ago back when there were no battlemasters in cities. The only way to play WSG was to go to the portal. I enjoyed the game better back then, mainly due to the world PvP shenanigans that went on. It was always fun to take a 40 man alliance raid to Hammerfall when half of your raid was level 25 and shouldn't even be in Arathi. That was also back when it took a solid couple of months to get to level 60. Ah, the nostalgia of having to rely on zepplins again.

    Posted: December 8, 2010 11:58 AM
  • Xsess

    Great show! It is great you got the WOW guys on! It is cool you brought people on the panel that love playing WOW too (Morgan and Leah)! Nice job!

    Posted: December 8, 2010 11:53 AM
  • Admiral_Ackbar

    Poor Leah. Total deer in the headlights. Maybe they should have had someone that could contribute. A little ackward, especially since the entire show was about her gaming speciality.

    Posted: December 8, 2010 11:48 AM
  • DrowNoble

    Cats just doesn't seem to have the buzz that previous WoW xpacs had. After months of hype about the cataclysm itself, when they finally did "blow up the world" it didn't seem that cataclysmic. Some zones didn't have immediate noticeable changes.

    As for buying the xpac I don't see it worth $40 for only 5 levels and less content than wrath. They said that Cats has more quests than previous xpacs, but majority of them are 1-60. Two races mean nothing to me since there are no new classes.

    Posted: December 8, 2010 11:39 AM