The lack of any Diablo references on the banner got me thinking...
(I know its long, sorry :S)
Blizzard has made no reference to a new title being announced during the WWI, the event should be dominated by a WC, WoW and SC2 fan base. It doesnt make sense to supply this event with D3 content if this has not been promoted as there will be a very minimal fan base present to whom this new content would appeal (not to say fans of other Blizzard titles are not Diablo fans but a large contingent of hardcore Diablo fans is unlikely to be present). Correct me if I am wrong, Blizzard has always included D3 in its conventions promotional material, why have they suddenly dropped it?
I imagine Blizzard will not want a large Diablo fan base at the WWI if there is only going to be an indirect announcement with no content or a press release with information and perhaps a teaser. They may be trying to avoid the scenario where hyped up D3 fans present react very negatively to a lack of more comprehensive D3 content, as brought up earlier on this thread.
That said, I have a feeling there will be an announcement confirming a new title including a press release and just maybe some content or a teaser. We know Medievaldragon has been invited to the WWI and is being pampered by the Blizzard Gods while there. This could be the beginning of the journey back into a world we all love.
This leads me to my final point... the extra hall being prepared for Blizzcon.
It makes sense to announce a new title during WWI and create hype for the following event in which more content and info could be available. In their press release dates 12-May-08 Blizzard mentions tickets will be made available in a few weeks which places them just 2 weeks prior to the WWI. This also make sense to me due to the following, Blizzard knows how quickly tickets will sell if people know there will be D3 content at Blizzcon, but they have to be careful not to have an uproar from fans of their other titles not getting their hands on tickets themselves. Releasing tickets prior to the announcement so that hardcore fans can buy them up quickly and then having the last tickets scooped up by D3 fans, fits.
The only thing im not sure about is how quickly Blizzcon tickets sold out last year bearing in mind there may be 50% more tickets available this year?
Yea, the tickets went very quickly last year.. Thats why i plan to buy mine when they first put them out. Better safe than sorry.
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Well, I could even talk seriously and personally about sex without saying something akin to, "My girlfriend and I have had sexual intercourse not once, not twice, but thrice. During these times I had inserted my penis in and out of her vagina and ejaculated accordingly. I gently sobbed afterwards while she held me in her arms. This has all brought us closer together."
This is what I miss when I get grounded for failing English... And going to D.C.... Anyway, this is pretty sweet news, I just really hope that they won't hold the announcement until then, I mean, that would be really gay...