Thursday, October 9, 2008

BlizzCon 2008

Tomorrow BlizzCon 2008 opens. I try not to get to exited about it, but it is hard to keep down my excitement as the opening hours gets closer. So what am I looking forward to? Mostly any announcements regarding Starcraft II of course. Back in June at the Blizzard 2008 Worldwide Invitational in Paris, there was a lot of information, but not a lot of new information. I hope it is better this time around. The only thing I am sure of though, is that they are going to talk more about the single player campaign of Starcraft II. Not a high priority for me.

But then we probably get a few fansites' reports on how the game play is. Last time around the reports were, that Protoss were close-to-done and fun to play, Terrans felt complete, but somewhat lacking and that Zerg had quite a long way to go yet. I'm hoping that both the Terran and Zerg faction is improved to the next level by now.

There is also a classic Starcraft: Brood War tournament at the exhibit. 6 Koreans vs an American and an Italian. The American IdrA is currently playing in Korea, but don't think neither of them have a chance of surviving first round. In the consolation bracket they are not going to face each other, which means they will get only two macthes and then be out. fOrGG is currently the highest ranked player (5) in the tournament, but I am not sure that necessarily means that he will win. For some reason I like Nada (15) and Jangbi (12) better. Unfortunately they have to face each other in round one. I don't know if it is significant that there are 4 Terrans, 2 Protoss and 2 Zerg players. Quite heavily biased, I'd say.

And the rest of the event? Sure, they will talk about World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and Diablo III. Nothing I am overly exited about.


  1. Yeah it's hard not to get exited when blizzard events are taking place. It' a shame there are no free streaming this time, when the WWI in Paris where taking place I had constant background streaming from the event, at least whenever posible that is :)
    Pretty cool to hear the diffrent panels etc.

  2. I am basically hoping for a lot of Starcraft II gameplay to end up on youtube. That and a Beta announcement ;-)