Tuesday, May 12, 2009

BlizzCon 2009 Pet

Blizzards has finally announced the in-game reward for attendees at this years BlizzCon and it's a pet Murloc with a gauss rifle. Seriously. If you don't believe me, check out the official thread.

Now feel free to call me an out of touch purist, but "Grunty" seems to be just past the line which separates the fun from the absurd. The team at Blizzard has gone out of their way to create a well rounded world framed by largely consistent lore. Obviously, Azeroth is far from believable, but it is at least largely consistent. The idea of a bunch of miniature Murloc Space Marines running around just serves to distract from the feel of the game.

I know we already have Rocket Chickens, Gnomes in santa suits, and even a Zergling running around, not to mention the goofy Blizzard Bear, but Grunty just seems to cross the line. I am all for fun and games, but Azeroth is a big enough place to pull convention goody bag ideas out of, why not go with something more fitting with Warcraft's setting.

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