Eazymothafukne, on 18 November 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:
So they are promoting an unbalanced game? You just agreed with my post before. GJ
I forgot to add priest healer in earlier, my apologies.
My point was that it was about not about promoting a balanced game or not, its about promoting a game, in general, as a marketing strategy to gain more exposure and in turn more money. Blizzard didn't sit down and say "lets promote the balanced World of Wacraft 3v3 arena," no matter what you say, it just was never the case. If you want wow to be promoted as an esport, and you in turn care about them broadcasting a balanced game, you're asking the wrong company/the wrong game.
Your argument seems to be: well if blizz can't have a balanced pvp game then I don't want to watch. Which is great because you don't have to watch, let alone blizzard doesn't give 3 shits about your viewership, as you clearly haven't noticed over the years! You simply weren't the targeted audience, nor the reason they made the effort. If you don't believe me, go look at the changes from Blizzcon 2011 to BWC 2012 for starcraft. THAT is what Blizzard looks like when they care. You'll see better maps, a better format, more world representation, more prize money, a bigger pool of participants, outsourced production to places like MLG and DH, DH being the best esport producers in the world, hands down, bar none. You'll see sick games because of the money on the line and the totality of the players. WCS Korea was essentially a GSL itself, with so many amazing games and talented players. The fact is, blizzard's outlook on wow is not the same- they are not trying to make wow an esport, and you have to realize it, otherwise you're going to be flaming blizzard for no reason until you decide to quit the damn game like so many before you.
You don't see why the increased the prize pool and I just explained it to you. I agree, they should work more to balance the game, but the truth is, whether you care or not, blizzard did not have the BWC to show case their perfectly balanced MMO wow arena gameplay. They put some money in it to bring in exposure as WoW is blizzards money machine.
tl;dr- Blizzard isn't promoting a balanced game, and they didn't intend to do so. Use braincells, OR follow Starcraft, because its a fun game to watch. And blizzard cares about it. A lot. xD