There are whispers and rumours currently that won’t go away. People keep tipping me off, using Blizzard’s new Legion video of ‘game features’ as evidence, and a recent interview with PCGamesN only serving to confirm the truth, that you won’t be playing The Broken Shore ‘event’ before Legion launches. Despite Blizzard stating, in front of an audience at Gamescon last year that this would be the lead in, it won’t happen unless you buy the Expansion. Which, believe it or not, is absolutely fine.
You and I need to have a little talk about realistic expectation going forward.
The Broken Shore is an intractable part of Legion’s ‘lore’: it isn’t going away, is clearly included as part of the package. We’re not talking about disappearing islands or vanishing tier, as was the case with Warlords, it still appears as part of the experience. It does however look, to all intent and purpose, as if Activision Blizzard decided this was a better hook into people playing the Expansion as part of that data and NOT packaged in the pre-Expansion invasions. This is what is called a marketing decision. People poking me and asking for my indignation because someone changed their mind between August last year and now can be somebody else’s tinfoil hat drama, and not mine.
I’m going on holiday on the 9th and therefore I’m gonna miss a lot of the early Invasion stuff regardless. It can’t be helped. These things happen. Crying over them doesn’t do anything other than reduce your potential enjoyment and if that’s what matters most of all? Why make the fuss to begin with?
Oh yeah, this is the Internet.
If you’re one of those people who is sending me shit over what you say is a terrible and unacceptable change on Activision Blizzard’s part? Please stop. Marketing decisions are not news. Nothing has been lost, everything is still included in your Legion experience. Deciding this is another reason to attack the game is just sad, bad and frankly depressing. It’s like the day when you finally can log in and play unimpeded and some dick-splat decides to DDoS Battle.Net because everybody loves a good bit of Internet anarchy, right? Maybe you people need to spend less time attacking the stuff you think is wrong and start doing something worthwhile with your time. #Justsaying.
If you’ll excuse me, I have far better things to do that entertain such stupidity.