2012 Predictions for Blizzard: Social features, pandas, and summertime

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Last week, you all happily indulged some thought leak from me, considering it was the holidays and I usually have a lot that I would like to say. Thankfully, you all obliged. Thank you kindly. Now, as we hit 2012 with a running head start, I’ve got more words that I want you to read. Blizzard is a company that is always looking to grow and expand, not necessarily in the realm of people or functions but opportunities and numbers. Blizzard is in the business of making games, making money, and hopefully having some fun along the way. I’ve got some predictions based on the business of things.

Please don’t take my predictions as set-in-stone realism. I know for a fact a lot of what I’m predicting is pie in the sky, but that’s what I’m hoping for this year — big changes. World of Warcraft is entering into almost eight years of service, and with such computer game old age setting it, it’s time to revitalize the product and push for another bright eight years to come. Read on for my Blizzard predictions in 2012.

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