Does blizzard spend too much time working on patches?

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Does blizzard spend too much time working on patches?

  1. Yes, they should put more effort into making new games.

    60 vote(s)
    38.7%
  2. No, their current games need more work; new games can wait.

    48 vote(s)
    31.0%
  3. They put the right amount of effort into both patching and creating new games.

    47 vote(s)
    30.3%
  1. Swooper

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    Yes, they should put more work into new games (Ex. WoW)
     
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    Yes, they should put more effort into making new games(sc2).
     
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    D3. :(
     
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    1.10 took about 15 months to be released. They could'ved easily used that to concentrate that time on another game. They have so many projects they just leave unfinished it would seem embarassing.
     
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    The Frozen throne balance team dosnt work on new games...
     
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    I highly doubt you can spend months working on one patch.

    New games for my vote.
     
  8. Emperor Pan I

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    I prefer them spending time on warcraft 3. one look at SCG, and WOW, And I know there is no hope beyond thier success at diablo II and starcraft.
     
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    What pan said...
     
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    No, their current games need more work; new games can wait.

    New games would be great yea, but I think some of there already made ones could use a few more tweaks.
     
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    they should make it equal........ 1/2 patches 1/2 new game ideas........ even 1/4 patches 3/4 new game ideas....
     
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    They don't spend enough time on patches. The games that are out right now need to be balanced. Games that are being made don't have any patches yet and different people work on the two things. They need to spend more time on the patches. I'm sure they can make WoW and still have time to make GREAT patches.
     
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    They need to spend more time on patches, warcraft III Frank and I AT'ed twice, our first two games together and we got matched against a level 22 team and a level 23 team... Make sure their current games are balanced and bugless before starting new ones. Having good previous games will draw customers towards the newer ones.
     
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    Yes, diablo is still the best RPG, SC maybe is a little old game i think but they have success with warcraft. I think they need t work on what they currently have. Creating new games would just kill the interest to warcraft and the rest of the games.
     
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    Their current games need to be patched more. Has anyone noticed how unbalanced the RTing system is in Warcraft 3? Sometimes they put a lvl 9 solo vs a lvl 18 (Happened to me today, still won ^.^). They shouldn't base it so much on win percentage, moreso on the experience levels.

    I don't play D2 or SC anymore, but I know that hacked items and dupes were sneaking onto D2 by the time I left.

    -Frank :cool:
     
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    -_- Yet another silly and biased opinion by Pan.

    If they spent all their time on WC, then they'd run out of business. But you make a small point, in that Blizzard screwed up WC3 so much that it isn't balanced and needs more patches.

    Unlike the godly SC :)
     
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    WC3 is not screwed up so much. it is jsut more advacned/complicated than SC. Warcraft would have been balanced like sc, if there were no heros, items, mercs, creeps, and 4 races. There is a higher degree of difficulty when it comes to warcraft, cause not only does blizzard want to balance all units to be viable in games, they need to make sure there are no advantages.
     
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    Yes accept the truth that warcraft > starcraft
     
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    Let's not make this yet another Water Closet vs StarCraft discussion topic...

    I'm all for new games.
     
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    i agree with you Seph i played some of blizz's games and there ok not bad...but after a while you do get tired if u want to stay up on top of the business you need 2 stay fresh and new.