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Old 07-29-2013, 12:58 PM
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Default Wild-Wild-Westpeculation: Blizzard going Steampunk?

I just got this email from SteelSeries about a BlizzCon ticket giveaway, and I couldn't but twitch at the mention of their partnership with Jinx and the League of S.T.E.A.M for this promo.

The League is going to make a disguise for the winner, but what stroke me as odd is this is not a Blizzard licensed partner and this league has nothing to do with Blizzard games.

So my mind went bonkers and I thought to myself: "If you were a company, and you are dying to tell fans what you know -- but you can't reveal it due to those pesky NDAs, wouldn't you leak it in a subtle and creative way instead?" ... I don't know -- like inviting the League of S.T.E.A.M into your upcoming scheduled BlizzCon giveaway?

So I visited the League of S.T.E.A.M website and read the About page: "It's an effing Steampunk group!!!"

What are the chances Blizzard is announcing a steampunk game at BlizzCon? Would you play that type of game?




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Old 07-29-2013, 01:02 PM
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Tinker.

But yes, yes I would play a steam punk game.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:05 PM
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You say "steampunk". I say

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:05 PM
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This + early scare about the "Iron Horde" = Steampunk expansion?

Not a clue.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:09 PM
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We find a massive barren continent, which sets off a huge wave of colonization and railroad building.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:11 PM
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We find a massive barren continent, which sets off a huge wave of colonization and railroad building.
Not bad. They could put in RTS elements and we start out with a camp, and eventually it turns into a massive fortress. Would be cool.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:12 PM
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So you do see a parallel "possible" hint sneaked into this giveaway? It's not my creepy imagination hitting ghostly punching bags. lol
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:12 PM
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Steam punk jumped the shark years ago.

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:13 PM
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I would love some steam punk inspiration.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:16 PM
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UGH. No thanks. I never liked anything Steampunk related.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:23 PM
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To be fair, Warcraft is already fairly steampunk. Look at just about anything related to Gnomes or Goblins
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:29 PM
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Kodoboy Tinkers, yay!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:30 PM
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Why would we need steampunk if we already have motorcycles, robots, and lasers?
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:41 PM
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Do I want steampunk in Warcraft? Not really, not much.

Do I like the steampunk aesthetic in general, especially the moustaches? Fuck yeah I do.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:13 PM
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I hate the steampunk aesthetic. So overdone.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:16 PM
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I hate the steampunk aesthetic. So overdone.
The classic Steampunk aesthetic annoys me as well. What I've really wanted to see is someone doing a unique take on the theme in some-way.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:20 PM
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I hate the steampunk aesthetic. So overdone.
Agreed. What WoW needs is more truly advanced tech. Like what the Titans make.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:21 PM
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Steam is so ineffective, give me internal combustion engines any day.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:22 PM
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Your first thought is a "new steampunk game" announcement? You do realise, Warcraft has space for a new class.

Picture this, just replace the leather with mail, and the knives with guns. Maybe add a few robo arms with clamps on the ends. Voila,Tinker.




Or maybe this will lead to nothing and Blizzard is just doing something else for some reason. Wouldn't be the first time.

Except weren't they pushing a bunch of chinese related things before MoP was announced?

And holy shit, victorian era? Where have I seen that before? Mayhap my dreams of Gilneas actually getting current lore will be realised this expansion??

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:46 PM
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Steampunk is like the "physics puzzles" on the art side of games.

Like, when an indie dev doesn't know what kind of game to make? Physics puzzles! Want an art style for your game that is easy to do with a built-in audience? Steampunk! (also lazy pixel art, not to be confused with good pixel art which is pretty and not easy to do. Lazy pixel art is like, atari-resolution pixel art, maybe with more colors because no one has time to be authentic )
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:57 PM
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I'm fine with wow going steampunk as long as they don't overdo it like the asian theme.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:59 PM
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Really? I liked the asian theme. Nice change of pace. I don't mind a style change every so often, I just think steampunk is cliche as hell.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:00 PM
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I'm fine with wow going steampunk as long as they don't overdo it like the asian theme.
I'd love it if warcraft embraced technology (it is beyond silly as is), however I feel Steampunk doesn't cut it. People of Azeroth are beyond steam, we need Dieselpunk or full on SciFi even.

I prefer Dieselpunk because it is the little treaded middle ground between Steampunk and SciFi.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:00 PM
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Really? I liked the asian theme. Nice change of pace. I don't mind a style change every so often, I just think steampunk is cliche as hell.
I just hated the gear. That said, the Steampunk should be less prevalent.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:00 PM
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Your first thought is a "new steampunk game" announcement? You do realise, Warcraft has space for a new class.

Picture this, just replace the leather with mail, and the knives with guns. Maybe add a few robo arms with clamps on the ends. Voila,Tinker.




Or maybe this will lead to nothing and Blizzard is just doing something else for some reason. Wouldn't be the first time.

Except weren't they pushing a bunch of chinese related things before MoP was announced?

And holy shit, victorian era? Where have I seen that before? Mayhap my dreams of Gilneas actually getting current lore will be realised this expansion??
I could totally get into steam punk if it was anything like Dishonored's victorian gothic brand of steam punk.

That or probably not even steam punk but definitely something heavily industrial.
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