Having found out such a thing exists after an exhausting search that took more than 8 seconds, I have perused the document in question. The only shocking thing here, to me, is “WOW Brazil” — it’s not particularly shocking that they are localizing content for an untapped market, but that Brazil was the market they chose to tap. Why not WOW Isle of Man, or WOW International Space Station?
Cataclysm is their big release for the big quarter this year, Diablo 3 is the big release for the big quarter next year; this is sensible. What makes no sense is how they are going to sucker me into buying Diablo 3 and two expansion packs. I can already feel my resistance dwindling, and the familiar Blizzard-induced wallet vacuum rearing its majestic head.
It gives me pleasure to see the last WoW expansion lined up with the “Titan” project, which I assume is either Blizzard’s relocation into deep space, or the huge MMO they have been strategically whispering about. If it is the latter, I foresee a population of stragglers desperately clinging to their cheevies and vanity pets in a dying world, while all those who played WoW for fun transition into the next definitive entry into the MMO genre. These hangers-on will form a subcaste of society, building an churning micro-economy in digital space which will, in theoretical yuan, outproduce the whole of China’s formidable agrarian capacity.
Ecstatic at the Thought of You,