I never liked WarCraft, was always the lesser of the big three series that Blizzard cultivated in the 90s and early 00s for me and I just couldn't get into it, but I do feel for WarCraft fans. This is the first time modern Blizzard has touched the traditional WarCraft IP, and now they're having done to them what StarCraft and Diablo fans experienced years back.
Modern Blizzard doesn't deserve to have these IPs. The people working there now didn't create the originals and it damn well shows. They neither respect the people that made those games nor realise what made them so well loved (I think that became clear with the team discussion leaks following the launch of Diablo III, which were filled with arrogance and derision directed at the original devs). Heck, they can't even do a simple remaster justice it seems, let alone a sequel. I fear for Diablo IV.
Edit - Also thank fuck Valve got Icefrog and the Dota IP over Blizzard. Valve isn't perfect, but they at least cultivated Dota and its community, and turned it into a great game and a leading esport. Blizzard would've done neither, as HotS shows.
It seems to me as though Blziz has that bratty mentality of being both a sdore loser over Valve picking up that team, as well as not being top spot or first to the Moba scene. It's been made evident by their lacking care for HotS, as well as the fact that their new ToS for WCIIIR means that they 100% want the next Dota on ownership lock down.
I hate that they allowed themselves to be absorbed by Activision, because it's become so increasingly clear to me over the years, that Activision is the sole player in this partnership that's been making things worse. We all know how strong Bobby is in regards to control and what really goes on around both companies. Why else would Blizz's founding fathers leave so abruptly one after another in the span of 5-6 years?.
Now, without any founding fathers, Blizz is basically a shell of it's former self, as well as those 800+ staff that were let go previously as well. It's like all Blizz is focused on these days is China+esports+multiplayer, rather than single player, co-op and offline gameplay, as well as good storytelling. God I miss the old Blizz so dearly now.
But in all seriousness, fuck Activision. I wish those guys were removed from this industry for the shit they cause (I want High Moon Studios back, dammit).