Eazymothafukne, on 19 November 2012 - 09:14 AM, said:
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.
First off, the game is not balanced. I'm telling you that blizzard isn't looking at it as "promoting a broken game." They are promoting their game, regardless of the nature, and you cannot tell me that that does not make sense. You're essentially saying that not product should be advertised unless its perfect, or reasonably perfect. You have seen COUNTLESS advertisements for sub par, or not even working products. Example: Vitamin C. The stupid vitamin was studied when it first came to popularity and it was found that it does nothing to help your immune system fight influenza symptoms and often has more do with your perception of how it will help your health (can't find the study, I wrote it down too long ago). Why does this product sell on this basis, if it has not been scientifically proven to do do anything to help these symptoms, and in fact shown to be primarily based on psychological perception of it? Because of the advertisements (like Airborne or w/e) and testimonies of people that praise it for helping your immune system fight influenza symptoms. So maybe you don't like Blizzard for engaging a valid (read: not perfect) business model?
Secondly the stream issues were not exclusive to world of warcraft. The production was outsourced to a Chinese company as it was for WCS: asia finals, and the quality is sub par to that of other large tourneys (DH in particular, which held the WCS Eu finals, which was one of the best produced tourneys of the season). So if you are bashing Blizzard for their stream quality, go for it, but its not just wow. Blizzard knows about the issues and they are hosting the next global finals in the US/Eu as Mike Morhaime released yesterday.
Finally, are you the king of reddit? "IMO they lost money." What the hell does this even mean? In your opinion they lost money? Can you have an opinion on factual statements? Neither of us know what financial gains blizzard got out of this. Neither of us have seen blizzards financial summary and we probably never will, but that doesn't mean they didn't make any money out of this. Exposure means a lot, especially in China, for world of warcraft. Advertising and exposure doesn't directly net you money, but sales that occur because of advertisements do. Holy shit. I'm not even convinced you have any idea of what you thought you said. Have fun!