Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:14 AM
[quote name='Pride7' timestamp='1353290811' post='3807495']
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
[/quote]If they are trying to promote a game that is insanely broken at the moment then they are not gaining money. No one wants to play a game that is insanely broken and that is why im mostly on live to just play with friends and then im on AT where you don't die within a global thru cheat death without lining anything up or even just thru shield wall + die by the sword. I can understand them trying to promote but they also had alot less viewers then they did last year and the year before on stream. They also had alot of problems with their stream such as random lag during games yas randomly stopping a game with no one explaining what happened and not being able to change their comp much. Really only reason snutz won blizzcon was due to MLS and it being the only GOOD comp there that could beat anything. 2nd place was a team that played TSG then mage war x... I turned the stream off as soon as I saw TSG where another got globald, watched the vods already knew snutz had it after that happened. Game is broken and complete shit atm I don't understand why they would promote shit like this where even in stream chats people are saying it's completely broken and then giving 1st place 100,000$ for facerolling. IMO they lost money.