Skizzlol, on 27 March 2013 - 04:13 AM, said:
how is sc2 more fucked than this game? sc2 just had over 100k viewers watching mlg, and it was one of the best tournaments to date. SC2 is an amazing game and has amazing balance, versatility, amazing community, REAL pro gamers, people actually try to help others get better when they stream etc. etc. etc.
TLDR SC2 is amazing.
if you are comparing the two as esports, then yes, but if you've long since abandoned the idea that wow is comparable to games that have had LAN tournaments running for over a decade then the comparison you're left with is the gameplay, interface, etc. this is what i assumed was the comparison to make since we're talking about things like displaying wins on the interface and not which one is going to get picked up by LAN tournaments
and in that regard, the game is not in the best shape. the game is unfriendly to people who don't want to queue matchmaking, and get crushed until they fall to an MMR where they can get a 50% winrate, then constantly be reminded that they are still in the middle of a league four leagues below their friends. it's not fun to lose repeatedly and be 100% accountable for the majority of people who play games, which is why sc2 is less popular than BW ever was
it's admittedly gotten better with hots unranked matchmaking and enhanced custom map interface, and there's been a resurgence of interest with the new game, but comparatively, blizzard has been much less responsible about basic ways to improve sc2 than they have with wow. the hots changes are mostly things that were available on battlenet 10 years ago, and we're still lacking a handful of those which are sorely missed
if you're talking about esports nobody is going to defend the direction blizzard has taken wow, but in terms of creating an environment that more people want to play in (tweet in OP), wow has little to learn from sc2