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  BillMurphy

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OP  10/10/13 7:00:08 PM#1

According to Gamasutra, it looks like the bid for independence from Activision-Blizzard to separate from Vivendi is moving forward.  Read on for more details.

From the Gamasutra story:

Activision Blizzard first announced intentions to buy back a majority stake from the media conglomerate in July, in order to become an independent (albeit publicly-traded) corporate entity. However, severalshareholders filed suit against the publisher, arguing that the stock purchase disproportionately benefited Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and an elite group of investors, leaving the rest of Activision shareholders out in the cold.

The suits successfully blocked Activision Blizzard from pursuing the buyback deal pending a vote from shareholders. Activision appealed the injunction with the state supreme court in late September, resulting in today's court judgment in favor of the publisher. The company now expects to complete the stock purchase by October 15th.

Business analysts from Wedbush Securities were optimistic at the news, expecting an uptick in Activision Blizzard share prices to follow the announcement.

Read the rest at Gamasutra.

 

  User Deleted
10/10/13 7:09:33 PM#2
Which officially means project Titan is WoW 2.0 because why would you spend that kind of money on a 10 year old game?
  barasawa

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10/10/13 8:40:34 PM#3

Titan may displace WoW as top dog at Blizzard, but if Blizz is to be believed, Titan is NOT a Wow, Diablo, or Starcraft game setting. 

Blizz may not tell us a lot, but they have tended to tell us the truth in the past. I'll accept their statements as to what Titan is not, at least until there's actual proof rather than just wild speculative rumors to the contrary.  I really have to wonder why so many people can't conceive of Blizzard doing an mmo game that isn't based on their previous 3 franchises. Don't they have any imagination left?

 

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  Purutzil

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10/10/13 9:52:34 PM#4
Originally posted by barasawa

Titan may displace WoW as top dog at Blizzard, but if Blizz is to be believed, Titan is NOT a Wow, Diablo, or Starcraft game setting. 

Blizz may not tell us a lot, but they have tended to tell us the truth in the past. I'll accept their statements as to what Titan is not, at least until there's actual proof rather than just wild speculative rumors to the contrary.  I really have to wonder why so many people can't conceive of Blizzard doing an mmo game that isn't based on their previous 3 franchises. Don't they have any imagination left?

 

Well to give them some credit, Blizzard hasn't exactly been the most original with its own ideas in some time. They haven't really created a new IP in some time, and many of their iterations tend to take mostly things from other games and mash it into their own, such as  WoW which is heavily based around Everquest 1 with many of its elements coming from other games rather then blizzard's own creation.

Its not to say they can't, they just haven't seemed to do much as far as originality in years, at least things that were taken to be good. 

  furbans

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10/10/13 10:32:01 PM#5
Originally posted by Purutzil
Originally posted by barasawa

Titan may displace WoW as top dog at Blizzard, but if Blizz is to be believed, Titan is NOT a Wow, Diablo, or Starcraft game setting. 

Blizz may not tell us a lot, but they have tended to tell us the truth in the past. I'll accept their statements as to what Titan is not, at least until there's actual proof rather than just wild speculative rumors to the contrary.  I really have to wonder why so many people can't conceive of Blizzard doing an mmo game that isn't based on their previous 3 franchises. Don't they have any imagination left?

 

Well to give them some credit, Blizzard hasn't exactly been the most original with its own ideas in some time. They haven't really created a new IP in some time, and many of their iterations tend to take mostly things from other games and mash it into their own, such as  WoW which is heavily based around Everquest 1 with many of its elements coming from other games rather then blizzard's own creation.

Its not to say they can't, they just haven't seemed to do much as far as originality in years, at least things that were taken to be good. 

And EQ1 was heavily regurgitated from another MMO.  They whole WoW copied EQ1 is old and not true.  The similarity ends with that they are both MMOs and themepark.

  JeroKane

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10/11/13 1:43:11 AM#6
Originally posted by furbans
Originally posted by Purutzil
Originally posted by barasawa

Titan may displace WoW as top dog at Blizzard, but if Blizz is to be believed, Titan is NOT a Wow, Diablo, or Starcraft game setting. 

Blizz may not tell us a lot, but they have tended to tell us the truth in the past. I'll accept their statements as to what Titan is not, at least until there's actual proof rather than just wild speculative rumors to the contrary.  I really have to wonder why so many people can't conceive of Blizzard doing an mmo game that isn't based on their previous 3 franchises. Don't they have any imagination left?

 

Well to give them some credit, Blizzard hasn't exactly been the most original with its own ideas in some time. They haven't really created a new IP in some time, and many of their iterations tend to take mostly things from other games and mash it into their own, such as  WoW which is heavily based around Everquest 1 with many of its elements coming from other games rather then blizzard's own creation.

Its not to say they can't, they just haven't seemed to do much as far as originality in years, at least things that were taken to be good. 

And EQ1 was heavily regurgitated from another MMO.  They whole WoW copied EQ1 is old and not true.  The similarity ends with that they are both MMOs and themepark.

Ehh what MMO? There weren't any other graphic 3D based MMO's at that time other than text based MUDs.

UO might own the title of first graphic based MMO, but it still had a more RTS like look, compared to the now traditional 3D look of EverQuest 1.

So sorry to rain on Your parade, but EverQuest 1 was the grandfather of MMOs as we know it today.

 

MMO's that followed years later were almost all based on EverQuest and not UO.

  jesteralways

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10/11/13 3:30:11 AM#7
Originally posted by JeroKane
Originally posted by furbans
Originally posted by Purutzil
Originally posted by barasawa

Titan may displace WoW as top dog at Blizzard, but if Blizz is to be believed, Titan is NOT a Wow, Diablo, or Starcraft game setting. 

Blizz may not tell us a lot, but they have tended to tell us the truth in the past. I'll accept their statements as to what Titan is not, at least until there's actual proof rather than just wild speculative rumors to the contrary.  I really have to wonder why so many people can't conceive of Blizzard doing an mmo game that isn't based on their previous 3 franchises. Don't they have any imagination left?

 

Well to give them some credit, Blizzard hasn't exactly been the most original with its own ideas in some time. They haven't really created a new IP in some time, and many of their iterations tend to take mostly things from other games and mash it into their own, such as  WoW which is heavily based around Everquest 1 with many of its elements coming from other games rather then blizzard's own creation.

Its not to say they can't, they just haven't seemed to do much as far as originality in years, at least things that were taken to be good. 

And EQ1 was heavily regurgitated from another MMO.  They whole WoW copied EQ1 is old and not true.  The similarity ends with that they are both MMOs and themepark.

Ehh what MMO? There weren't any other graphic 3D based MMO's at that time other than text based MUDs.

UO might own the title of first graphic based MMO, but it still had a more RTS like look, compared to the now traditional 3D look of EverQuest 1.

So sorry to rain on Your parade, but EverQuest 1 was the grandfather of MMOs as we know it today.

 

MMO's that followed years later were almost all based on EverQuest and not UO.

Nope EQ1 was a direct copy of UO. Lots of gameplay material were directly copied and pasted in EQ1 from UO. Like the idea of MMO itself. like the idea of crafting, gathering, fighting mob. Idea of a seamless persistent world, idea of a constant online environment and so much more. You want to continue this "who copied who" nonsense further? 

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  Nitth

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10/11/13 3:53:59 AM#8
Originally posted by barasawa

Titan may displace WoW as top dog at Blizzard, but if Blizz is to be believed, Titan is NOT a Wow, Diablo, or Starcraft game setting.  

As blizzard has 'scrapped' the project and is claiming a change in direction, all bets are off on prior information/speculation.


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  JeroKane

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10/11/13 4:17:04 AM#9
Originally posted by jesteralways

 

Nope EQ1 was a direct copy of UO. Lots of gameplay material were directly copied and pasted in EQ1 from UO. Like the idea of MMO itself. like the idea of crafting, gathering, fighting mob. Idea of a seamless persistent world, idea of a constant online environment and so much more. You want to continue this "who copied who" nonsense further? 

Who is talking nonsense here?

The difference between UO and EQ1 are like night and day!

You want to continue in trying to make "Apples" into "Oranges"?

 
  BloodyViking

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10/11/13 4:27:19 AM#10

Lets not forget that the WoW universe was a ripoff of Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy setting.

There is little that Blizzard has done that was original work.

EQ1 was indeed the granddaddy of modern MMOs while UO is the granduncle :-)

  Serenes

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10/11/13 4:33:24 AM#11

I believe that UO is the granddad of modern MMOs.

I also think its kinda stupid to say that Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy setting had anything to do with WoW that would be like saying, "OHHH GOD YOU USED A ELF YOU FUCKING RIPPED US OFF YOU CUNT." I'm sorry somethings are public domain and this is one of them.

  BloodyViking

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10/11/13 4:55:44 AM#12
lol you dont know the first thing about the originas of the World of Warcraft game and lore then. It was originaly planned to use the GW Warhammer license but they decided to develop their own similar setting when a license didnt work out.
 
Search for Kotaku article "How Warcraft Was Almost A Warhammer Game And How That Saved WoW"
 
 
  BloodyViking

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10/11/13 5:02:11 AM#13
You can read the article by search for Kotaku article "How Warcraft Was Almost A Warhammer Game And How That Saved WoW"
  Newfr

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10/11/13 5:43:43 AM#14
Originally posted by Serenes

I also think its kinda stupid to say that Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy setting had anything to do with WoW that would be like saying, "OHHH GOD YOU USED A ELF YOU FUCKING RIPPED US OFF YOU CUNT." I'm sorry somethings are public domain and this is one of them.

Think again. For example Orc race. Yes, orcs are beasts from fairy tales and no ones intellectual property. But let's look at how they are discribed in various sources. J.R.R. Tolkien's orcs are some kind of mongoloids. He discribed em as: "...squat, broad, flat-nosed, sallow-skinned, with wide mouths and slant eyes... ...degraded and repulsive versions of the (to Europeans) least lovely Mongol-types". In D&D orc description is different: "In general, they resemble primitive humans with grey-green skin covered with coarse hair. Orcs have a slightly stooped posture, a low jutting forehead, and a snout instead of a nose. Orcs have well-developed canine teeth for eating meat and short pointed ears that resemble those of a wolf. Their eyes are human, with a reddish tint that sometimes makes them appear to glow red when they reflect dim light sources in near darkness". In early editions (till mid 80ish) they were humans with pig heads. But only after WH universe your common orcs started to look like this. Green, no fur, very muscular with massive jaw and boar like tusks. That exactly what you imagine now when hear "Orc".

So yes, while orcs are public domain you have plenty of different views on how they look like. You can even make your own vision. But for some reason Blizzard copied Warhammer ones. You can argue is that just a rip-off or WH just inspired Blizzard (like Tolkien inspired D&D creators and lots of other RP fans) but you simply CAN'T say that WH have nothing to do with Warcraft.

  ThomasN7

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10/11/13 9:56:05 AM#15
My thought is this. Blizzard wants WoW to live forever in the most desperate way. Why would they make a completely new ip and totally disregard WoW players ? To me that makes no sense at all. If Titan is not WoW 2 then I would be totally shocked. I just can't see them abandoning the player base for a new ip. The ip is too popular to just wash away.
  Kaneth

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10/11/13 10:05:10 AM#16
Originally posted by ThomasN7
My thought is this. Blizzard wants WoW to live forever in the most desperate way. Why would they make a completely new ip and totally disregard WoW players ? To me that makes no sense at all. If Titan is not WoW 2 then I would be totally shocked. I just can't see them abandoning the player base for a new ip. The ip is too popular to just wash away.

They may not cannibalize their own audience at all. Titan could be drastically different from WoW, more action oriented or RTS style mmo, etc. It's been rumored to be a more Sci-Fi/Dystopian future setting, which is pretty different than the fantasy setting of WoW. Hell, they may not even make it a raiding type game, but focus on other elements. Point is, there's multiple ways for them to release another mmo without disregarding their current paying player base.

I can also see Blizzard having some single price point model that is an all-in-one sub for WoW and Titan, and even possibly allow for some type of premium status in SC2 and D3.

 

  ThomasN7

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10/11/13 10:10:40 AM#17
Originally posted by Kaneth
Originally posted by ThomasN7
My thought is this. Blizzard wants WoW to live forever in the most desperate way. Why would they make a completely new ip and totally disregard WoW players ? To me that makes no sense at all. If Titan is not WoW 2 then I would be totally shocked. I just can't see them abandoning the player base for a new ip. The ip is too popular to just wash away.

They may not cannibalize their own audience at all. Titan could be drastically different from WoW, more action oriented or RTS style mmo, etc. It's been rumored to be a more Sci-Fi/Dystopian future setting, which is pretty different than the fantasy setting of WoW. Hell, they may not even make it a raiding type game, but focus on other elements. Point is, there's multiple ways for them to release another mmo without disregarding their current paying player base.

I can also see Blizzard having some single price point model that is an all-in-one sub for WoW and Titan, and even possibly allow for some type of premium status in SC2 and D3.

 

I am most positive they will have raids. This so called new mmo will be catered to WoW players no doubt in my mind.

  Drakephire

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10/11/13 10:21:49 AM#18
Don't play WoW, but I'm glad Blizz can get their company back.  Why be shackled to a corporate bloodsucker like Vivendi whose only purpose is to drain profits from the hard work of the devs at Blizz.  With this ruling, Blizzard can keep more of its money for reinvesting.
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10/11/13 10:22:04 AM#19
Originally posted by Nitth
Originally posted by barasawa

Titan may displace WoW as top dog at Blizzard, but if Blizz is to be believed, Titan is NOT a Wow, Diablo, or Starcraft game setting.  

As blizzard has 'scrapped' the project and is claiming a change in direction, all bets are off on prior information/speculation.

I totally agree. Now that they scraped Titan all bets are off. We could get anything at this point.

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  nerovipus32

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10/11/13 10:33:30 AM#20
Originally posted by Rockniss
Which officially means project Titan is WoW 2.0 because why would you spend that kind of money on a 10 year old game?

It always has been wow 2.0 The whole new IP was just to throw everyone off the scent. They'd be stupid to create a new IP when they have 3 that would generate millions as a new mmo. If i were blizzard i would just make wow 2 and watch the money roll in.

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