Big Takeaways from Blizzcon [for me]

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Blizzcon 2016 is over, and it left a lasting mark for what’s to come for Blizzard products in the next year. That’s the point of it, after all! But the stuff I’m excited about may not be the stuff everyone else is excited for, and I can accept that. I didn’t get to watch it this year, which is unfortunate, but I kept up with as much of it as I possibly could! The first Overwatch World Cup happened, and the South Korean team absolutely obliterated their competition [seriously, that Russian match didn’t even look fair. Sorry guys.] and took home the gold. So, congratulations to them as well! But what really got my blood pumping? Sorry, but it wasn’t that, no matter how exciting it might have been.

Diablo: In January, we’ll be able to go back to Diablo 1! In Adventure Mode, a portal will exist that will take you back to a dungeon that is a rework of the original Diablo 1. The four big bads are there, as well as plenty of iconic villains and horrific monsters. I’m hoping they’ll keep it longer than that, but I’m sure it will be temporary. It’s to celebrate 20 years of Diablo, after all. ALSO NECROMANCER HYPE HOLY SHIT. Necromancer is one of the two classes I really invested into, and will definitely be leveling one when it comes out next year. Hopefully I won’t have to wait too long . . .

World of Warcraft: Tomb of Sargeras is where we’re going next! The gear from it will be inspired by Black Temple gear, and I’m totally on board with that. I loved that stuff anyway. However, I have yet to do Kara because I’m bad. There’s also talk I believe about us going to the demon planet, Argus, in 7.3. Now that is exciting! Me and a few friends have been speculating that this or next expansion would take us there, and I guess it’s a bit earlier than we thought! I’m really really really excited to head to that world, and I don’t care how much green fire is there.

Overwatch: Sombra. They packed a lot of interesting info into her video trailer, and she’s sadistic and wicked in ways that Reaper most definitely is not. She’s a thinking-man’s villain, and while I think she’s going to be a blast and I’m definitely going to play her. . . her kit is too. damn. bloated. Seriously, she can do everything but execute and resurrect people from the dead. I think that’s just a matter of time, honestly. . .

What did you guys like/not like about Blizzcon 2016? Planning to go next year? Did you go this year?

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