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Mists of Pandaria launch events will be shown on YouTube

Friday, 21st September 2012 17:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Mists of Pandaria launch events will be shown on YouTube for those in Europe who can’t make it to one in person, Blizzard has announced.

The festivities will be shown live and direct from launch events all over Europe through here.

The stream is scheduled to start at 10.30pm CEST/9.3pm UK, an hour and a half before Mists of Pandaria goes live across Europe.

Film crews and live links between the official launch events in Paris, Moscow, Milan, Madrid, London, Stockholm and Cologne, will connect with each event

Mike Morhaime, Greg Street, Chris Metzen, Tom Chilton, Cory Stockton and many more Blizzard folks will be present.

World of Warcraft:Mists of Pandaria launches on September 25.

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  1. Se_7_eN

    How exciting… With all the emails I have been getting from Blizzard they should change the name to “World of Please Come Back!”

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    They’ve been taking lessons from ArenaNet, here.

    There are a number of things that ArenaNet does well (and one of them is making really good games), but the relevant one here is that they understand how you’re supposed to interact with people. There’s a checklist for this shit, and right at the top of that list you have a numero uno. There’s a prime directive if you’re dealing with people.

    1. Treat people decently, with dignity, not like walking wallets.

    Before now, Blizzard would have tried to monetise this somehow in a really cynical way. So this is clearly their competition changing them for the better. Number two on that list is also really important.

    2. Respect the intelligence and worth of your customers.

    If you’re going to be super cynical, and then you’re going to expect your customers to never notice, then people are going to take offence. For years, Blizzard has been charging for expansions, charging for subscriptions, charging for events, and really nickel-and-diming seven shades of coinage out of those poor sods who call themselves fans.

    Occasionally you just have to throw something out there which is free and available for everyone, regardless of whether they’re into your game or not. Now, ArenaNet does this a lot. There are lore posts on their blog, and they use Youtube for everything. You can learn a lot about GW2 and the ethos behind the game without ever having played it.

    So what ANet tends to do factors into 1 and 2 of the checklist of how you should handle your customers. And apparently Blizzard is catching on, because like I said, there was a time when Blizzard would charge you through the nose for stuff like this. And they certainly would never have used a service for ‘common peasants’ like Youtube. Seeing them become less cynical is actually a good thing. Surely no one can argue with that?

    #2 2 years ago