My boyfriend was really psyched about it, and when I first saw it my mental processing went something like this "Ooooh, classic Orc! Yaaaay! Oooooh, mean human too, on the same island! Yaaaay! Oooooh now they meet each other! Yaaay classic human vs orc! Yaaay panda- ermmm... its very fluffy and... he looks odd... erm... now you lost me what is this... why are they comically gaping at each other? Why are they friends? Why is this panda ... what is going on here... why did it go from awesome to just mocking itself?!"
I can't get excited. I just can't... I am sad to say but to me a lot of what Blizzard has been doing the last year has just felt as if they've been mocking their own game. And their players. Their gimmicks has gone from "oh lawl" to "wait... are you making fun of me?".
It suits the players that love it. I have plenty of friends who adore WoW and has done so for a good few years. I am glad they have a game they feel at home in but personally? After seeing the work Trion has done? Blizzard are nubs even after having been in the market for so many years. They aren't developing a game, it feels like, they're developing an outdated gimmick.