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03/24/2017 01:06 PMPosted by Eurytus
Well, they have time to change the name and icon but do not have time to implement a apear offline feature?

Blizard was so good, now is just a money company.
My God it took 5 seconds to change the name. It would take far longer to put in an "appear offline" feature.

The levels of stupid being brought to the forum is getting astounding.
03/24/2017 12:30 PMPosted by Sigrid
03/24/2017 12:21 PMPosted by Levíathan
It's not so much about the app itself. It's more the upcoming move to consolidate all nomenclature to "Blizzard [whatever]".

It's been in the planning stages for quite a while and now it seems it is starting to roll out. Eventually the name "Battlenet" will be gone from everything, even Battlenet itself.

For example, rather than both Bizzard.com and a Battle.net, it's all going to Blizzard.com.

Are they going to consolidate the games too?

World of Warcraft -> Blizzard MMORPG
Diablo 3 -> Blizzard ARPG
Hearthstone -> Blizzard TCG
Overwatch -> Blizzard FPS
Heroes of the Storm -> Blizzard MOBA

I mean they've just changed from something that had a branded name to something generic.
Blizzard is generic? Blizzard is just as much a branded name as battle.net is. My head is starting to hurt with this thread.
03/24/2017 11:24 AMPosted by Arryk
It's branding, plain and simple. Blizzard is the name of a big gaming company with tons of recognition. "The Blizzard app" to a gamer means "an app associated with Blizzard."

The "Battle.net Launcher" means...something that launches Battle.net. Which, yeah, we all know what that means, but for someone who knows gaming in general but not the specifics of Blizzard operations, doesn't mean a lot.

I am not saying it's necessarily right or something they should've bothered with, but I get it from the corporate branding standpoint.

However, if there isn't a better definition of first world problem than "The new icon is ugly and I can't bear to look at it," I don't know what it is.


Then it should be the Valve App and the EA App.
03/24/2017 01:24 PMPosted by Clyamidius
03/24/2017 01:06 PMPosted by Eurytus
Well, they have time to change the name and icon but do not have time to implement a apear offline feature?

Blizard was so good, now is just a money company.
My God it took 5 seconds to change the name. It would take far longer to put in an "appear offline" feature.

The levels of stupid being brought to the forum is getting astounding.


Ok thx mr, they keep changing that thing everyday...cast feature and ect, but ok ok, you are right.

I will not respond the blizzard blindly defenders, they are the cause why this game is that bad. Keep that way, players will still drop like they are doing, for me, i dont really care..
03/24/2017 12:08 PMPosted by Bomdanil
03/24/2017 11:57 AMPosted by Rrayy
Youa re blowing stuff up way out of proportion and I guarnatee you 99.9% of their customers don't care about.


I'm not blowing anything out of proportion; I'm correcting the statement that killing battle.net is somehow going to help Blizzard's branding when it's their oldest and most recognisable product.
Yes you are. You are sitting there and saying changing from battle.net to zblizzard will somehow hurt their branding. It won't. Everyone knows who Blizzard is. Changing a logo on the launcher and changing the name of the launcher isn't going to come anywhere close to harming the brand as you stupidly claim. The only ones who care are you and the few others who are nerdraging on the forums. The other 99.9% do not care if it is called Blizzard, battle.net or something entirely different.
03/24/2017 01:31 PMPosted by Eurytus
03/24/2017 01:24 PMPosted by Clyamidius
...My God it took 5 seconds to change the name. It would take far longer to put in an "appear offline" feature.

The levels of stupid being brought to the forum is getting astounding.


Ok thx mr, they keep changing that thing everyday...cast feature and ect, but ok ok, you are right.

I will not respond the blizzard blindly defenders, they are the cause why this game is that bad. Keep that way, players will still drop like they are doing, for me, i dont really care..
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

They don't change the name of the launcher everyday. People aren't going to stop playing over this.
03/24/2017 01:24 PMPosted by Clyamidius
My God it took 5 seconds to change the name. It would take far longer to put in an "appear offline" feature.


People's issue with the delay in appear off-line is that it's a basic privacy function that's been around since the early 90's. This isn't some cutting edge, next generational thing we're talking about here; it's something that people have had on every social service for longer than a lot of the current crop of gamers have been alive.
03/24/2017 01:17 PMPosted by Eurytus
You as a shiny guy in the forums(MVP - Technical Support) really should visit the battle net forums sections, then you will know what i'm talking about. To make it short, there is many posts everyday asking for that there...eve ry day
I know the BDA forums well. I wasn't speaking on whether or not the player base wanted it. I was indeed speculating on the Bliz side of things.
03/23/2017 05:10 PMPosted by Zainoqt
holy crap the new taskbar icon is ugly


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03/24/2017 01:46 PMPosted by Bomdanil
03/24/2017 01:24 PMPosted by Clyamidius
My God it took 5 seconds to change the name. It would take far longer to put in an "appear offline" feature.


People's issue with the delay in appear off-line is that it's a basic privacy function that's been around since the early 90's. This isn't some cutting edge, next generational thing we're talking about here; it's something that people have had on every social service for longer than a lot of the current crop of gamers have been alive.
What they don't get is that this is a function that has to work with 6 different games with entirely different code setups. Not as easy as those whining think it is. The logo change was basically pointing to a different file name.
Yeah it's pretty !@# now too. Have to restart my PC in order to get WoW to open correctly now...
03/24/2017 01:54 PMPosted by Clyamidius
What they don't get is that this is a function that has to work with 6 different games with entirely different code setups.


Which hasn't been a problem for Valve or GoG despite them having thousands of games under their umbrella.
Everything has to be 'app' these days.

./sigh

Nothing wrong with Blizzard Launcher if it comes to that... but app? Talk about lazy smartphone marketing to jump on the social media bandwagon.
03/23/2017 05:07 PMPosted by Braniel
Now just "Blizzard App"


When I first seen it I thought it crashed lol
03/24/2017 02:11 PMPosted by Bomdanil
03/24/2017 01:54 PMPosted by Clyamidius
What they don't get is that this is a function that has to work with 6 different games with entirely different code setups.


Which hasn't been a problem for Valve or GoG despite them having thousands of games under their umbrella.
YOu can't assume that Blizzard's launcher interacts the same was as Valve/GOG does. Also, WoW is a 13 year old game as well. Much harder to get it to work with a game that old vs making it work when you first release it.
03/23/2017 05:07 PMPosted by Braniel
Now just "Blizzard App"


I for one am thankful they dedicated time and resources to this because there isn't anything else in game that needs attention, at all.

Really sucks that you can't put tone in text, but I'm sure most of you get what I'm saying here.
I remember battle.net from the days of my freshman college years while playing Diablo and Starcraft on my Compaq laptop and 28K modem. Ah memories!
03/24/2017 02:22 PMPosted by Raziael
03/23/2017 05:07 PMPosted by Braniel
Now just "Blizzard App"


I for one am thankful they dedicated time and resources to this because there isn't anything else in game that needs attention, at all.

Really sucks that you can't put tone in text, but I'm sure most of you get what I'm saying here.
Again the WoW deve team does not = launcher dev team. They are two completely separate teams.

Why people can't grasp that simple concept is beyond me.
03/24/2017 02:36 PMPosted by Clyamidius
03/24/2017 02:22 PMPosted by Raziael
...

I for one am thankful they dedicated time and resources to this because there isn't anything else in game that needs attention, at all.

Really sucks that you can't put tone in text, but I'm sure most of you get what I'm saying here.
Again the WoW deve team does not = launcher dev team. They are two completely separate teams.

Why people can't grasp that simple concept is beyond me.


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