Blizzard Umbrella #18 : What to do when there is nothing to do?! Tomb release date and a new Overwatch map!
This week Blizzard Umbrella is back for the eighteenth recording. The guys have both been hard at work on the show, off the show, in game, and out of game. This week the guys are talking about some of the exciting news coming out of Blizzard. The WoW dev team finally gives a release date for Tomb and Overwatch announces a new map. The website is up and running and you can find it at www.theblizzardumbrella.com to find out about the show and what they have been up to.
What we’ve been up to:
This past week Ryan has been away from the computer to spend time with his significant other who just took off for a summer job. The one night he did get to play games he managed to level a DK to 100 and get caught up on all his emissaries and other things in WoW on his main.
Dusty has been playing Hearthstone and another card game called Gwent. Dusty has also been playing a lot HOTS and doing so with some D.Va and Genji action. Other than that Dusty has been keeping up with his emissaries in WoW and slowly leveling his DH this past week.
Release date for Tomb:
Recently Blizzard has finally told the community that the release date for Tomb is finally on the calendar. That date is the 20th of June. Dusty asks Ryan on the general feeling he and his guild have on this release date. While there is a big amount of disappointment from both Ryan and his guild that this date is later than it should be, there is still a big amount of relief that the date is finally here and not that far around the corner. This date marks the beginning of the end for NH and the start of preparing for Tomb. Ryan's guild made the jump into mythic in Nighthold and are looking to dive deeper into mythic with Tomb. This means that with this release date on the calendar, Ryan and the other officers will be looking at guild policies to see what is working, what hasn't been working, and look to address any of these things that need attention before Tomb comes. This is done with the intent to improve the guild so that larger amounts of success can be had in Tomb progression. Dusty feels like from what he has seen with Tomb that a lot of that raid is very similar to what we have seen in the past. This apprehension from Dusty doesn't come without some hope that Tomb will still be a fun and exciting raid. Ryan's worry is slightly different in the fact that he thinks there might be the situation where, because everyone has been twirling their thumbs with the waiting game that some of the initial excitement with Tomb might be short lived.
New Overwatch map:
The Overwatch team has announce that a new map called, Horizon Lunar Colony, is coming to the map circuit. Horizon is on the moon and is based in Winston's old stomping grounds. There will be some spots with anti gravity effects. Dusty talks about how every time the Overwatch team releases a content reveal, with them doing such a good job, he is left wanting more. Ryan asks Dusty about his thoughts on how he thinks the dev team portrayed Winston in the release video. While Dusty feels like they did a good job making Winston seem like the overly intelligent gorilla he is, Ryan felt like they almost made him seem like a big dumb brute at times. Dusty thinks this might be intended because Winston does have a bit of a blend of these characteristics due to the nature of how he came to be who he is via this lab. Ryan asks Dusty what drives his character picks in game. Dusty's response is that for the most part in competitive it is with the intent of team comp and winning but in quick play, he often does pick characters because he likes them and their story.
Broken Shore is broken..........:
Ryan talks about how this week's Broken Shore quest is both broken and a waste of time. This week's quest is to complete three Legionfall Order Hall quests from your mission board. Ryan, and many other players are finding it incredibly difficult to get these missions to even appear on their mission boards not to mention it is yet another week of a lazy lack luster time gated quest chain. Dusty as well feels like this is the case and it feels like Blizzard is just using these lack luster quests to tide us over until Tomb releases. Ryan feels like this week in particular is especially bad because where the previous quests were doable despite the lack of creativeness with them, this week's quest is gated and extremely difficult to do because the missions don't even show up.
What to do when there is nothing to do:
The guys bring up the fact that in a lot of Blizzard's game lately we have been in a dead spot with content. There hasn't been a lot of new stuff coming out. In WoW the players have been waiting for Tomb for quite a while now and this is the same with some of the other games. Keeping this in mind Dusty asks Ryan what he does when these slow times come about. Ryan tells Dusty he often hops on an alt, plays other games, and does his best to try and do other things to keep the gaming fresh and not boring and monotonous. This is often is a time to do some of the things people have been putting off because they were playing another game of choice. The guys also talk about, with all the cross over events that Blizzard does, is the intent of Blizzard to keep people playing one game or keep them playing all of them games. Dusty feels like the intent is to keep people playing games inside of the Blizzard ecosystem.
The show is still looking for a third co-host. If you are interested and think you would be a good fit, use the contact info listed below to get in touch with the guys.
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