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BlizzCon 2014 Schedule

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  1. Elly

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    BlizzCon 2014 Schedule

    Blizzard have posted the schedule for BlizzCon 2014 on 7th and 8th November. There are just two panels scheduled for Diablo 3 this year, one on each day.

    Friday at 2:15 - 3:15 PST - Diablo III, What's Next. Join the Reaper of Souls developers as they discuss the new features and concepts that will be coming soon to the world of Sanctuary.

    Saturday 12:45 - 1:45 PST - Evolving Reaper of Souls. Explore the team's ever-evolving design philosophies, and learn about changes now in development. Then watch the developers team up with the community to create a new Legendary item for looting in a future patch.


    Not bristling with Diablo 3 action so it'll be a relatively quiet event for the Diablo 3 community this year. Still, two panels to tune into and perhaps a chance to get involved with the second one if there is some online component included.

    Thanks to nobbie for the tip.

    Update: A couple of points, from comments and other conversation about the schedule:

    1) The Blizzcon schedule usually evolves and gets filled out more as the show draws closer. In past years we've seen panels for Diablo 3 and other games cancelled or entirely changed in content just days before the show. Do not count on this being the final form.

    2) Blizzard always leaves blank spaces for panels supporting new announcements, but doesn't tip their content in advance. For instance, on Friday there's nothing scheduled on the main stage for 2 hours after the opening ceremonies. That's because they're keeping secret whatever the panel(s) immediately after the Opening Ceremony will cover. Starcraft expansion #2? Diablo 3 expansion #2? Warcraft 4? Titan Reborn? Unknown, but there will certainly be a lot more going on at the show than you see confirmed on this advance schedule.
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    No lore panel for Neinball? I hope the community legendary is a nerf bat :)
     
  3. nobbie

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    First D3X2 teaser inc during the opening ceremony ^^
     
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    I'd love another xpac :)
     
  5. Mage Slayer

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    Yeah, the huge gaps after the opening ceremony on both the main and panel stages, the two main stage gaps on the Saturday, and the bland "What's Next?" titles for the first panels for both D3 and SC paint a fairly clear picture.
     
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    The problem with not creating new legendaries (sets specifically) is that the build diversity at higher difficulties is still terrible and because of they way the skills/items are so dependent on each other in D3, they can't fix the crappy diversity without adding new sets.

    At the same time there are still dozens upon dozens of legendaries without a unique affix which go straight on the scrap heap as you mentioned. Which do you prioritise?

    I doubt they will cover both at the same time and with the time between patches, one will have to take a back seat for quite some time.
     
  7. nobbie

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    I dunno, that "gap" (imo) might be party time with something special because WoW celebrates its 10th anniversary, and WarCraft its 20th.
     
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    Maybe, but I don't see why they wouldn't announce that sort of thing in advance. And I'd kind of expect it to be at the end of the day.
     
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    There actually seem to be more empty spots in the schedule this year than I remember seeing previously.

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    No lore panels for any games? I guess they were the ones fewest people cared about. A shame nonetheless. They were kinda fun in an uber nerdy way.
     
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    I added a note to the post about how the schedule always evolves as we get closer to the show. And also how secret stuff isn't listed yet, because secret. For instance, there will be some panel(s) on the main stage right after the opening ceremony; it's just not listed yet since the game/project hasn't been announced. I assume SC2's next expansion, but who knows.
     
  12. nobbie

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    Judging by the fact that there's still a SC2 portrait missing in the BlizzCon goodie bag, you might be right. OTOH, why the "SC2: What's Next" panel so later after the "Diablo 3: What's Next" panel then?
     

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