Hearthstone makes me embarrassed to play WoW

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Yeah, I remember back when Warcraft took itself super seriously.

You know, with the flying sheep, critters that exploded when you clicked on them, pop culture references everywhere, and drunken pandas.
I love how some of you guys are nitpicking Onyx's opinion apart to feed your own fire.
08/23/2017 03:48 PMPosted by Celekogar
Not entirely sure what you mean by this. Looking at the cinematic, it does look like a pixar film for children. That's just the style it was seemingly made it, it even has a musical number to compliment that point.


Pixar makes Family Films, not Children FIlms. Anyone who makes animation solely for Children generally ends up getting mocked because of the reputation of how poor those things are.
Just watched it. It's not as bad as people are saying, animation is alright. Voice acting is alright. Song is not really catchy, but it's their first time making a song I think. I don't see any reason to get in a tizzy
Overwatch, Hearthstone and to some extent HotS has literally killed the big three Blizzard classics of old. Why? Because there just isn't enough money in it anymore. Why make 5 million making a Diablo 3 expac or SC2 expac when you can put more team members in Overwatch and make double that amount.

Opportunity Costs

WoW directly KILLED Warcraft IV
08/23/2017 03:28 PMPosted by Cartis
08/23/2017 03:20 PMPosted by Ornyx
Opinions are opinions. I love the new "Hearthstone is Home" short and I love the Mei Overwatch short. They are both awesome storytelling pieces that bring a lot of life to both universes.

Also, Hearthstone makes me proud to play WoW. The awesome universe they've created is based within our own universe, and the team has really built an epic story experience taking place across Azeroth.

But this is the forums, so of course anyone who likes anything is an outcast, right? :P

...But man, if that's your outlook on a cinematic, I don't know how you get by on the day-to-day.

Can't believe you responded to a thread that was created by someone with the maturity of 15 year old whose favorite show must still be Beavis and Butthead.

Come on, you're better than that.


Well...you responded, didn't you?
Song is not really catchy, but it's their first time making a song. I don't really see any reason to get in a tizzy


You obviously have not seen the other hearthstone cinematics/expansion launches. Many previous expansions used a little song in them. Also it's fun to note the guy in the cinematic, the big human with the curly hair, was in the TGT cinematic at the end there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe7XDBtlQzg

Nice little callback.

Also feeling the need to link my favorite. Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTyeE5oK7LQ
08/23/2017 03:52 PMPosted by Aehl
I mean they made a Statue of Chris Metzen holding the hands of that Overwatch Baby Gorilla to look like the statue of Walt Disney holding Micky Mouse's hand in Disneyland.


Well yes they did.

Remember this?

"Never accept the world as it appears to be, dare to see it for what it could be"

The scene of Winston and his mentor , to this day, brings a lump to my throat every single time.

Not my fault you forgot what the magic of the human heart can do.


I never watched any Overwatch cinematics (No pun intended)
I never watched any Overwatch cinematics (No pun intended)\


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3WhdXPaUd8

Here. See for yourself.
08/23/2017 03:54 PMPosted by Taargon
Yeah, I remember back when Warcraft took itself super seriously.

You know, with the flying sheep, critters that exploded when you clicked on them, pop culture references everywhere, and drunken pandas.


Most of these things were relegated to being Easter Eggs though.
Opinions are opinions. I love the new "Hearthstone is Home" short and I love the Mei Overwatch short. They are both awesome storytelling pieces that bring a lot of life to both universes.

Also, Hearthstone makes me proud to play WoW. The awesome universe they've created is based within our own universe, and the team has really built an epic story experience taking place across Azeroth.

But this is the forums, so of course anyone who likes anything is an outcast, right? :P

<span class="truncated">...</span>But man, if that's your outlook on a cinematic, I don't know how you get by on the day-to-day.


I like HS though I am too busy with WoW and D3 and MtG to play anymore, but um aren't you kind of required to like other Blizzard products?
Not necessarily. I've never been a huge Starcraft or Diablo fan, but I can still admire their work and such.


<span class="truncated">...</span>But man, if that's your outlook on a cinematic, I don't know how you get by on the day-to-day.


Not entirely sure what you mean by this. Looking at the cinematic, it does look like a pixar film for children. That's just the style it was seemingly made it, it even has a musical number to compliment that point.

My only issue is, I remember having epic, fantasy story worthy experiences going to places like Northrend or Outland for the first time. Going to Pandaria and fighting a war again the other faction. Taking that and saying its equivalent to the Hearthstone cinematic just doesn't feel right, and downplays the general theme associated with the game. It would be like taking a game like Fallout and then saying "and through this door you can visit the set of Little Einsteins".

I get by on the day-to-day same as most people I imagine. I enjoy my games, live my life, and point out the obvious when I feel it needs to be pointed out. My interpretation of a cinematic isn't something I would consider life damning.
I meant it's a bit hard to get by in this day without seeing the works of studios such as Pixar, Disney, etc. So if you're turned off by a cinematic that reminds you of those animations styles, it's hard to imagine you enjoying any entertainment media in general. I get that you see it as a "childish" animation, but I personally think that the art style you're seeing is timeless, and, as we can easily see by Pixar and Disney's incredible success in their films over the last two decades, it's not going anywhere.

Not all stories in Azeroth are of war and destruction, and I don't think they need to be - sometimes people want to relax in an inn and play a game with each other. Don't forget that Azeroth is a world within itself, so people do have lives outside of what you see represented in World of Warcraft - even in Fallout, your example, taking place on Earth, people in the wastes would often stop for a break and play the card game 'Caravan'.

I get what you mean by the note that they aren't telling an "epic" story full of action and combat, like we often do with World of Warcraft, but - I think that's entirely the point. Hearthstone is typically whimsical with the stories it tells, and even when they do tell a more serious story, like the current Lich King expansion, it is carried along by the same whimsical nature (such as the Lich King breaking the fourth wall playing a card game). And, honestly, Warcraft has always had a very similar nature. Take a look back at the Warcraft RTS games, or the silly-ness of plenty of quest lines across WoW; if you somehow missed some of the tongue-in-cheek moments, I think you'll be surprised by how often we take those turns.

Anyways, all of this to say: all of our game universes across our titles and franchises are not meant to portray the same fantasy tropes. Where we are now certainly doesn't mean World of Warcraft will be any less epic in the future.

Edit: Sorry for the 8,000 edits.
You seem kind of fragile OP.
08/23/2017 04:00 PMPosted by Pärker
Song is not really catchy, but it's their first time making a song. I don't really see any reason to get in a tizzy


You obviously have not seen the other hearthstone cinematics/expansion launches. Many previous expansions used a little song in them. Also it's fun to note the guy in the cinematic, the big human with the curly hair, was in the TGT cinematic at the end there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe7XDBtlQzg

Nice little callback.

Also feeling the need to link my favorite. Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTyeE5oK7LQ


Still not as awful as people are insisting
08/23/2017 03:28 PMPosted by Cartis
08/23/2017 03:20 PMPosted by Ornyx
Opinions are opinions. I love the new "Hearthstone is Home" short and I love the Mei Overwatch short. They are both awesome storytelling pieces that bring a lot of life to both universes.

Also, Hearthstone makes me proud to play WoW. The awesome universe they've created is based within our own universe, and the team has really built an epic story experience taking place across Azeroth.

But this is the forums, so of course anyone who likes anything is an outcast, right? :P

...But man, if that's your outlook on a cinematic, I don't know how you get by on the day-to-day.

Can't believe you responded to a thread that was created by someone with the maturity of 15 year old whose favorite show must still be Beavis and Butthead.

Come on, you're better than that.

Ok hang on, Beavis and Butthead owns
08/23/2017 11:39 AMPosted by Averyx
That cinematic is probably the only place were we'll ever see cinematic gnomes and goblins.

08/23/2017 11:35 AMPosted by Kheradin
WoW has always had its goofy moments.


Warcraft has always been defined by being very goofy. WC3 had so much silly stuff like Arthas in a band, the click quotes, the secrets hidden in maps and so on.


Blizzard in general has always had a bit of goofiness. Even back in Diablo 1, the grimdarkest thing they did, you had things like "Yes, that is a cow" and Griswold and his mushrooms.
08/23/2017 09:10 AMPosted by Celekogar
The animation looks like a pixar film for 7-9 year olds. The guy on stage had to try desperately to get enthusiasm from the crowd.


In what universe is "this looks like a Pixar film" not a gigantic compliment?
You're all so weak to be using the word cringe when something is not dark edgy or violent. This isn't freaking Diablo it's a spin off game aimed at a different audience. I swear you people seriously need to reconsider yourselves.
08/23/2017 03:20 PMPosted by Ornyx
so of course anyone who likes anything is an outcast, right? :P


You're right, I like flying, thus, am an outcast.
Personally, I liked them both. I play hearthstone and enjoyed the hearthstone cinematic. I do not play overwatch but actually still liked the overwatch short (wasn't 100% sure who the people were/what was going on) but I liked the style of it and the story that I did understand. It makes me actually want to try out overwatch eventually.
Ornyx

I think our friend has forgotten that there is a world of difference between childish...and childlike.

One is silly...the other stays true to the belief and hope that there is still magic...that things can still be seen and experienced with a sense of wonder and joy, as a child that walks out into a garden for the first time.

Gamers are still childllike at heart and we always will be.

We still see and feel the magic...the sense of what could still be out there...where the heart has not yet grown old, and where the soul still searches for moments of beauty.

He may have forgotten that.

I havent.

I hope I never will.

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