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Full list of statements and rumors about TITAN;

 

Credible or not. It’s just a list for you to have a quick overview of all the statements about TITAN. 

Every Statement will start with a bullet at the beginning, this makes it somewhat easier.

I know it's a lot, but there you have it. Feel free to add new rumors or facts. Have fun!

 

Updates: see bottom line

 

TitanWiki: Titan quotes by Blizzard employees (pre-announcement)

 

TitanWiki: Rumors from non-Blizzard sources (pre-announcement)

 

  • Rumor by Springerfield

" You play Titan as a big storyline and you`ll be able to recreate the human history. All things you do have deep impacts on your character whereever you use magic or just be a brutal warrior with brute force. In the endgame there will be a huge event with apocalyptic aftermath, from this point on the story splits up: depending on which desicion you have made in the game, the world will change for you. It could be a futuristic scene (StarCraft), a really deep deep evil scenery (Diablo) or it will resurrect the old gods and natures beauty (WoW). At the end of the day you are playing a mindblowing fucking epic prequel from one of three big Blizzard brands! "

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...new-titan-leak/

 

  •  Spiteful_Vengeance

 

Titan is an FPS/MMO.

Think Team Fortress + tradeskills (from wow) in cities.

Multiple classes 5-6 w/ different attributes, you go on missions in different areas, back to cities to do other mmo things.

The talk used to be that all servers would be connected and you could travel to any area, I don't know if that's still the case.

FPS gameplay with MMO elements, housing, tradeskills, auction house, etc.

 

 

It was earth the last time I saw it. Couple hundred years in the future.

I remember some names but not all the details of the classes. Those have probably changed significantly.

 

Link: http://www.reddit.co...teful_Vengeance

  • Cameron Dayton:

„Shifting tectonic plates, raising Atlantis, and reviving Teotihuacan. Damn I love my job.“

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...fo-emerging-r22

 

  • Cameron Dayton: 

„Imagining, creating, and writing the universe for Blizzard's new MMO (working title: Titan) from the ground up -- the history, philosophy, heroes, and villains. In addition to the core construction of the game's story, I wrote flavor pieces for the main characters and important events to lend depth and immersion for our team. Much of my time involved meeting with the art and animation team to ensure their work wove into the narrative.“

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...fo-emerging-r22

 

  • "Anonymous" on TitanFocus: 

„Titan is a code word derived from large mechanical-esk things in the game. The setting and mechanical-like 'Titans' were described to be as something akin to what you can find in the movie Wild Wild West (as in not mecha and not humanoid per say).“


  • "Anonymous" on TitanFocus:

„It was strongly hinted that the game will have a MUCH MUCH heavier social aspect than any of their previous games, the social  aspect being such an integral part of the game that they don't believe it will make it a major contender with WoW.“

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...fo-about-titan/

 

  • Rumor - Titan with robots:

Somebody on an Escapist thread claims that he was an employee at Blizzard and had had the opportunity to play the alpha-version of Titan during his tenure there. He says that the game is pretty much Team Fotress 2 with robots, and the gameplay would be objective-based.“

 

Link: http://www.gamespot....s-2-with-robots.


  • Rumor (by Lupin)- Titan F2P:

„I just heard some info from someone who seems trustworthy and I wanted to share the few details I was given. His more "crazy-out-there" theory (again, all pieced together from hints dropped by his own sources and what he knows about them) is the MMO Project "Titan," which he believes might have a Free-to-Play model (downloadable from the Wii U eShop-equivalent) with microtransaction support and possibly NFC items at retail.“

 

Link: http://www.neogaf.co...postcount=10058


  • Blizzard COO Sams - Project Titan:

„I think we have a very bright future. I believe Titan is the most ambitious thing we've ever attempted. And I feel like we have set our company up to succeed on that.

 

We have some of our most talented and most experienced developers on that team. Many of the people that built World of Warcraft are full time on that other team. We think that Titan is going to be very impactful in our industry and, we hope, very impactful to the world.

 

We think that the reach of that product is greater than anything that we've done before. We're very excited about that. I believe that it's the type of game that will have a very long life, much like World of Warcraft has. So, hopefully in 10, 15 and 20 years, that [new MMO] will still be growing strong and will have set a new mark in the industry for that type of product.“

 

Link: http://www.gamasutra...hp#.UStHmqVg-gZ

 

  • Rumor - Titan set in the future with two modes:

„The game is set in the future. Aliens have invaded Earth to claim resources humanity never knew existed, including something connected to the secret of life. The game has two modes, 'office' and 'field', with players having a different avatar in each.
The 'office' is more social-interaction-focused whilst the 'field' is the more familiar MMORPG paradigm with exploration of ruins, quests etc. There are three factions: 'hippies', the authoritarian power-seekers and a bunch of cyborgs. There is also magic involved as well as technology.“

 

Link: http://www.rpgcodex....-new-mmo.55759/


  • Panigg, ex Blizzard GM - about Titan:

„Titan isn‘t not WoW... it's not gonna be anything new either. Just as any other blizzard game, it's gonna be a lot of proven concepts refined to the best of the genre mixed with reliable ways to sell to the masses and added with some tiny bits of hardcore to appeal to even the darkest of souls.... also sims players.

 

How does it look? Well at the time they showed it to us it looked pretty awesome. The world, the artwork was huge and awesome and the game characters had so much charisma it was almost unbelievable. I guess they will reveal something about it in 2015. This is the last info I have on the game. Don't hold this against me tho!“

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...-and-a-bomb-r50

 

  • German Article on FragSharlet. Titan = improved Second Life:

„The fact is that we have received the insider information that Titan will be a realistic real MMO with in-game advertising from real companies. What do you think now? SECOND LIFE ...  NEW YORK 2.0  CITIES ... big houses, rooms, real billboards (advertising spaces)

Who could play Second Life, will be especially pleased, because the game could indeed boast with lots of users, however, in my opinion it was technical a pure disaster. Content in Second Life, however, had a very interesting and unique concept. The game was
released in 2003 – it should be kinda like a second life (parallel world), in which the avatars of real people could interact with other users: play, trade or otherwise communicate. People and companies were offering virtual goods or services."

 

Link: http://frag-sharlet....s-titan-mmorpg/

 

  • Jeffrey Kaplan:

JK:I am shocked we haven't seen more sci-fi, near-future, post-apocalyptic, historical MMOs; there's all these completely different fantasy settings beyond the traditional high fantasy ones. 

 

MTV: So is Blizzard's new MMO going to be sci-fi, near-future, post-apocalyptic or historical? 

 

JK: All of those combined!

 

Link: http://multiplayerbl...-console-games/


  • "alphaNoid" - about project Titan:

"I can't go into too much detail, but a guy on my team lives with a code monkey who's working on Project Titan at Blizzard.Blizzard has been on record saying that Titan would be a new IP. Its not, its a spin off of an existing franchise ... and they're playing into that to allude to a new IP.


Its going to be what Blizzard fans want. All I'm going to say is Titan isn't technically a new IP, it is.. but it isn't. Its a spinoff of an existing Blizzard IP. Titan is the next Blizzard MMO, but its not Warcraft. FYI Titan just left the framework stage not long ago. Level designers and artists just got their hands involved recently. You probably won't see anything Titan related until closer to 2014.

 

Also, what I'm getting at in a stealth manner is that the team working on Titan at Blizzard, the successor, the next MMORPG after WoW is now working on writing framework for the next Xbox in addition to PC. The only other thing I was told was that the SDK for the next Xbox is the best SDK they have ever worked with.

 

Project Titan is locked tight at Blizzard, my friend lives with a guy working in there. This is Blizzards next MMO, which has been stated
1000 times to be a complete new IP and it is not WoW2. The core framework is all thats done, the engine. The programmers were tasked at building an engine for a game that did not yet exist and still does not exist. No art, no modeling, no nothing has started on

Project Titan yet. 

 

It’s a franchise that I think is going to excite people very, very much. Which one? Which would would people want more than any other? I hope you can wait, its not going to be coming out until closer to 2015, and I'm not joking. Just talked to one of the lead programmers for the Titan framework and thats all it is right now, a bunch of software engineers designing the framework. Project Titan started out with no details given to the programming team other than software requirements for the framework. As far as

I know no art has even been conceptualized for the game yet, its that locked up.

The blizzard campus is on lock down on a day to day basis, but the guys working on Titan is something like a team of 13 sr software engineers locked away in a unmarked, key card locked room at the end of a hall far from anyone else. Nobody at Blizz knows Hamsters rock, Squirrels suck! aboutTitan accept for a design team consisting of like 5 senior execs. The software engineers have no clue what the game is about ... outside of the fact that it IS a spin off of an existing franchise and NOT a brand new IP like previous stated. My sources are hinting at some kind of World of Diablo-like ... spin off. I have been told straight faced it is not a brand new IP and can be lead to be believed as one since its a spin off. 

 

25/01/2012: Um Titan just left the framework stage a few months back. Artists are just getting involved and the game is like 2-3 years
before it will be shown, closer to 4 before it releases. Titan is not entirely a brand new IP and is also coming on XBOX.

 

My insider at Blizzard who is working on the Titan framework has had access to a near final "next Xbox" dev kit since November. "

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...-more-rumor-r60

http://hardforum.com...87&postcount=14

http://hardforum.com...#post1036862723

http://hardforum.com...#post1035488707

http://hardforum.com...hp?p=1034480398

http://titanfocus.in...-more-rumor-r60

 

  • Quote "Candleshoes": „Titan... or should I say, Atlas. „

Link: http://www.mmo-champ...6569&viewfull=1

Click here to view another interesting site regarding "Atlas Billing EU"

 

  • Rumor - Titan with ancient civilisations:

„Titan is set in a trans-world in which ancient historical civilizations compete for world supremacy. Players will be able to choose different ancient civilizations, however post 17th century civilizations will be likely not playable. There will be no class mechanic, but
rather players will be able to choose and develop roles in their communities. Alliances will be player controlled, and players could be hosted on massive realm rather than broken into smaller servers. There will be PvP, but it will not be instanced, for the game will not be heavily instanced like WoW was. The game will focus primarily on player operated economies and civil matters, and will not be PVE game involving monsters. Obviously this could be controversial in some senses, many people are fanatical about real world heritages. The prevailing idea is to allow the playerbase to control the outcomes of their world, and allow different interests to be pursued, unlike the typical raid/arena model of WoW. Please don't post this on other message boards. (think Civilization/Age of Empires but MMO style in way)“

 

Link: http://www.mmo-champ...-Titan-is-about

  • Rob Pardo:

„We are making games for the blizzard audience. Titan is different enough from all of our other games and we will get a lot of new fans too I think. It’s such a huge project. It’s all brand new technology. We think people are gonna be really excited about it… not really expect what they see coming from this this time. I think in the past we’ve announced our games a little bit too early, and what we want to do now is how long can we hold out before we announce it.“

 

Rob Pardo Interview (Oct 2012):  "Over 100 working now on Project Titan."

 

Link: 

 

  • Zarhym:

"We have nothing to advertise for the new MMO because it's a shell of a game thus far. We've already stated it'll be a brand new franchise, which means the lore, art, and game play are being developed entirely from scratch. It's an overwhelming process, but a process through which we excel. Our track record supports this."


"It'll be a brand new franchise, which means the lore, art, and game play are being developed entirely from scratch."

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...lues-so-far-r26

http://kotaku.com/59...-timeline-titan

 

  • Rumor from "TheConstantRedditor":

„This will probably sound like the biggest pile of Hamsters rock, Squirrels suck! ever, but what the hell. A few months back I worked with an ex-Blizzard employee on a daily basis. He claims to have seen footage of Titan, and claims that Blizzard is taking this project in a different direction than previous releases (which they've mentioned.)

 

From what he mentioned, the game is going to be a pseudo-SIM/MMO, and Blizzard aims attract both SIM and MMO players. Supposedly, the game revolves around two universes: a SIM universe, and an MMO universe. In the SIM universe, you simulate the life of yourself, or rather, your alter-ego. When you enter the MMO universe, you become your true self: a super hero. I can't vouch for the credibility of this information, and maybe the person was lying, but I guess I wont know until release.

 

There was a bit more, but I think this will do. If it is worth anything, he had a copy of Diablo 3 that we played at work pre-beta. Honestly, I doubt I would play it, but it's a good idea. I can see a game like that attracting a lot of gamers, if it were to exist.“

 

Link: https://pay.reddit.c...lizzard/c7rcmxr


  • Rumors (by Grygoire):

§  Blizzard has 5 teams working on the character aspect, ie: Advanced rigging, eye movement, facial animation, modeling and
life-like skinning

 

§  Voice-chat lip-synching is a planned feature.

 

§  There will be hairstyles and pets in Titan.

 

§  Dance routines will, for certain, be something out of this world.

 

§  Content updates will be like World of Warcraft, and not like Diablo 3.

 

§  We will get the same unlock-to-announce stuff as Diablo 3 did. First it was in September then July 


§  The game will be available in multiple languages and a global launch is planned. (This is of course something we should expect, so nothing new here.)

 

§  Not a spin-off as we would see it like we do in tv-series

 

§  It's fully online, no sandbox, no new input devices

 

§  Third party content is a possibility

 

§  It will be a game my mother and sister would like to play (kinda dont know what my mom would be playing, though)

§  It will cannibalize WoW to some extend

 

§  It will be more condense and future compatible for consoles. PC is the only thing they are working on.

 

§  Has a statying power of 8 (on a scale from 1-10 very 10 is the best)

 

§  PvP is not only combat related: ie: Politics, Economics, relationships and dating

 

Papaz asking Grygoire:

 

1. About the release schedule his tweet was (this is the tweet I remember the best since it gave the most

"info")

teasers (13), trailers (+beta 14) and then peed trousers (1/2 of 15)

 

2. About the kind of game Titan could possible be described as

What would Earthbound look like if it was made today?

 

3. About how big Titan is (I don't remember the quote so this is entirely my wording)

Destiny has a bigger scope than Titan.

 

4.  1. Lazers or swords&shields? 2. 1-10 where 1 is Eve Online and 10 Disneyland themepark?. 3. Cool or cute? 4. Aim or tab?

„There will be stages and content releases over time. So, let's assume "in the end" then it will be both, 8, both, both sorta.“

 

Papaz asked him how he knew that, if he was just estimating, and he said that there have been devs transferred from Bungies Destiny to Titan.

 

Link: https://twitter.com/grygoire (only for confirmed followers)

http://titanfocus.in...-source/page-11 (TitanFocus)


  • Hint - City generating software thanks to euph, check out the link below to read the full article:

Info 1 - Blizzard acquires city generating software in 2009

What is it? Basically, Blizzard bought a license to use CityEngine, an application used to generate cities based on variables controlled by the user.

 

Info 2 - The mysterious page of Kotaku.

What is it? Basically, Kotaku posted a timeline of the Titan updates in September 2012 (article last updated 25th Oct 2012) and because they've ported their blog site to Tumblr or something posts before October aren't able to be seen. Luckily, you can still catch some info in the google caches of the pages! Initially I thought Blizz had asked them to take it down, until I realised about the tumblr thing.

 

Info 3 - The mysterious link to titan video on Blizzards' website

What is it? Basically, it's a webpage that showed up on google for a video on the Blizzard website. The actual page shows no video nor video title.

 

http://eu.blizzard.c...OLBOYS:features

 

One big thing I did notice though, is that when you change the link in the top (I'm talking about the actual page) to something else i.e. http://eu.blizzard.c...OYS:features it still comes up as the same layout and in the source code the directory tree is merely edited:(/blizzard/movies/games/titanLOLBOYS/blizzard2011/titanLOLBOYS-blizzard2011-en_us.flv). This would seem to disprove my theory about a video. But the interesting thing is that the link for the titan one came up on Google and I attempted typing in again random terms site restricted to Blizzard but nothing similar came up.

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...redible-source/
(TitanFocus)


  • Hint from Vladimir Stukov:

If you think Titan will be a historical MMO or have time travel, you can rule out the WW2 era. This is from Kenny Carvalho, character art manager for Titan:

„My recommendation is to do this yourself at this stage in your career. You should take the act of looking for a job as a full time job. Do your own research on different companies. What are you looking for? Is it location? A company that makes games you like? A studio that is stable? All of the above? Also, make sure you have artwork that is relevant for the company that you apply to.
Don't send a WW2 tank model to Blizzard Entertainment for example. Try and match the style and content that the company is working on. This is almost like taking a test for the company without getting an official art test. This will also show the hiring manager(s) that you are really interested in the company.“

 

Link: http://www.polycount...00&postcount=25


  • Blizzard Job Posting:

"Franchise Development Producer

NEXT-GEN MMO

Work with major consumer brands to facilitate product placement and licensing within the world of Blizzard Entertainment's next-gen
MMO that enhances the gameplay experience.“

 

Link: http://us.blizzard.c...html?id=10000B3

 

  • Interview with Frank Pearce (2010):

VG247: One interesting news announcement you made recently was about Facebook integration with Battle.net – what is the thinking behind that?

Frank Pearce: Well, it’s less of an integration and more of a convenience feature, wherein if you want to import your Facebook friends list to create your Battle.net friends list then you have that option. It’s really just a convenience feature.

 

  • Rumor: Blizzard’s Project Titan = MMOFPS ?

Splash Damage contacted GameSpy to let us know a grand total of one developer from the Brink team is now working at Blizzard. I'm terrible with numbers, but I don't think that qualifies as a "large portion of the development staff." So it looks like this one is much more rumor than truth.

Given Splash Damage's track record (Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, among other FPS shooters), it's safe to say Blizzard would hire devs from the studio specifically for their shooter expertise.

 

Link: http://pc.gamespy.co.../1223423p1.html


  • Mike Morhaime talks about Titan: (2008)

Morhaime: "We're trying to create a different massively multiplayer experience." „So let’s just say it’s going to be different and it’s not going to be a sequel to World of Warcraft. It will be different.“

„We’re not trying to replace World of Warcraft with this new MMO. We’re trying to create a different massively multiplayer experience, and hopefully World of Warcraft will still be going strong when that one is released.“

 

Link: http://www.wired.com...a-blizzard-ceo/

 

  • Hint: Titan is already playable (2011)

Sams: "We're very confident in that product. It's an awesome one, we're playing it already."

 

Link: http://www.gamasutra...hp#.UStjQKVg-gY

 

  • Hint: Q1 2012 conference call results points towards Titan being a MMORPG

Strong pipeline for 2012 and beyond: A new free to play game and a new MMORPG

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...9-titan-mmorpg/ (Image on TitanFocus)

 

  • Hint: Titan - open to third party devs

Titan refers to two things It’s an new IP MMO AND a development platform (or building framework). 
The big deal is not the new MMO (I’ll come to it after), the big deal is the TITAN platform and Blizzard is willing to bet his future on it.

 

Link - read more over here: https://plus.google....sts/TGoKPSeBLJC

 

  • Rumor

In this new MMO, each player would have two "lives": the first one is a sort of Sims Online, a giant hub of social interaction and the possibility of connecting with his second life. One which will consist of first person combat.

 

Link: http://titanfocus.in...lues-so-far-r26 (Titan Focus)

 

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Update (1): Added Rumor

Update (2): Added Link to Atlas Billing EU

Update (3): Added TitanWiki links

Update (4): Added Blizzard Statement

Update (5): Added Blizzard Statement (there are also single-player missions)

Update (6): Added Greg Street Hints - no flying mounts

Update (7): Added Rob Pardos statement.

Update (8): Added Spiteful_Vengeance's comments

Update (9): Added Springerfield's rumor


Edited by MuhAlter, 06 April 2013 - 05:39 PM.


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Holy Moly, nice compilation!

 

This is actually something I've been planning for a while now and wanted to do it on the wiki, but I've always postponed it. Great job! Let's see what we can add to it. I have no idea if you missed something or not, but I'll look into it later.

 

Also, I took the liberty of doing a bit of formatting, hope you don't mind. I didn't change any text, just modified spacing, indentation and all that.

 

Also, I think this is definitely Sticky material!

 

P.S. You should try and split all these into two categories, statements and rumors. I'll do it later on if not.


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Awesome post man, have a like!


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Wow - amazing post.

 

The very last bit has me very interested, I just read the article in the link. I feel like we need an entire new topic just on this link regarding Titan being open to 3rd party devs.

 

  • Hint: Titan - open to third party devs

Titan refers to two things It’s an new IP MMO AND a development platform (or building framework). 
The
big deal is not the new MMO (I’ll come to it after), the big deal is
the TITAN platform and Blizzard is willing to bet his future on it.

 

Link - read more over here: https://plus.google....sts/TGoKPSeBLJC

 

 

I've got to say, this would make a lot of sense.

 

 

Interesting quotes from the article for those of you who don't want to read it:

 

"So what could “TITAN” mean for a Blizzard developer?

In Warcraft
lore, the Titans are a god-race of creators. They create new races and
new worlds. For a developer Titan means an awesome builder (raising
terrain, adding buildings, creating life to inhabit the new lands...).
The big emphasize about Titan is CREATION.
"

 

and this one

 

"To find an analogy, Blizzard will attempt to do the same as Apple did
for smartphones with the Appstore. A kind of portal to virtual worlds
with a gaming social network around.
"

 

 

 

Nice work Silver



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Outstanding post, keep those rumors coming! :D



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thanks for all the likes.

 

today cameron dayton tweetet this:

 

 

I think I want to buy Homeworld (the IP). Anybody else want to chip in?

http://kotaku.com/59...g-else-of-value

 

any thoughts on that? could be something, could be nothing. maybe i'm just a bit too serious and reading too much into details, dunno.



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I don't think there's anything to it. He's been writing a lot of Starcraft lately, including the Project Blackstone thing, so it doesn't come completely out of nowhere that he's taken interest to Homeworld, which was a pretty remarkable game and IP about a decade ago.


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added; http://www.lupusolus.com/blizzard.php

 

This sounds to me like Titan has two sides - one multiplayer and one for single-player. Some rumors are also giving hints about this.

Maybe they're only meant to be quests in an online environment, but I don't think so (as you cannot call those "single-player-missions").



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update bump;

 

world of warcrafts gameplay is very 2-dimensional. if you get on your dragon, you're high up in the sky like in a 3-dimensional world, it feels like you're leaving the flat 2-dimensional Warcraft ground. the world around you seems safe and that takes away the greatness of the gameplay-potential. with greg streets statement I dare to assume it's possible we won't see any flying mounts in titan, but i can imagine npc-driven public transportation systems (with aeroplanes).

 

looking at some artworks of the designers (especially artem volchik) it's likely we'll use cars (equally to tigers in WoW as ground mounts) and that titan will be somewhat futuristic. keep in mind that blizzard aquired city generating software back in 2009. 

 

classic leveling like in world of warcraft (for example: lvl 1-60) could also be implemented in titan, regarding to what rob pardo stated @titaneverything

 

check out this list to see all the links and regular updates. stay tuned!

 

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I don't think some of the latest rumors you added have much to do with Titan. It's better we keep this list strictly related to Titan and noise free, as this way it will remain truly useful. 

 

For example, Ghostcrawler and his dev team are heavily involved in WoW and as far as we can tell they have 0 influence on what's going on at Titan. At no point during that interview was he even thinking about Titan. It's not his job to think about Titan or to make big company wide decisions. I'm sure he's busy enough with WoW. Sure, it can mean something, but it's way too indirect to be considered anything.

 

 "So many cool projects almost done, and I got to fly to Colorado tomorrow! Oh well, the rest of the NA @Warcraft team will bring it all home."

 
Same goes for this. It's hard to say it has anything to do with Titan, especially since nothing came of it since and Warcraft is mentioned there.
 

Rob Pardo: "I still get to do some design here and there. On the new MMO there’s some systems I get to do high-level design on, help to lead the direction on, so that’s cool."

 

As for this one, I think you've misunderstood what he meant (which is no problem, but it's worth correcting). By high-level design he meant he gets to have a say in games from a general, zoomed out view. He does not get into the gritty little details, that's the job of the designers themselves. He just oversees their decisions from somewhere "above". So basically that's an expression and it has nothing to do with actual game levels. It's the same as high-level programming, where you don't have to know what kind of CPU or architecture your program will run on, you just worry about the logic part.

 

Let me know what you think. My opinion is that it's an awesome list and that's exactly why we should be more strict on what we add to it, so it doesn't become too confusing or irrelevant.


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that's okay. i won't touch it again since it's you getting donations, not me  ;) feel free to adjust it to your wishes.



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I don't think some of the latest rumors you added have much to do with Titan. It's better we keep this list strictly related to Titan and noise free, as this way it will remain truly useful. 

 

For example, Ghostcrawler and his dev team are heavily involved in WoW and as far as we can tell they have 0 influence on what's going on at Titan. At no point during that interview was he even thinking about Titan. It's not his job to think about Titan or to make big company wide decisions. I'm sure he's busy enough with WoW. Sure, it can mean something, but it's way too indirect to be considered anything.

 

 
Same goes for this. It's hard to say it has anything to do with Titan, especially since nothing came of it since and Warcraft is mentioned there.
 

 

As for this one, I think you've misunderstood what he meant (which is no problem, but it's worth correcting). By high-level design he meant he gets to have a say in games from a general, zoomed out view. He does not get into the gritty little details, that's the job of the designers themselves. He just oversees their decisions from somewhere "above". So basically that's an expression and it has nothing to do with actual game levels. It's the same as high-level programming, where you don't have to know what kind of CPU or architecture your program will run on, you just worry about the logic part.

 

Let me know what you think. My opinion is that it's an awesome list and that's exactly why we should be more strict on what we add to it, so it doesn't become too confusing or irrelevant.

 

I agree with you to an extent Mynsc. However - regarding Ghostcrawler and his influence on Titan... Specifically the comments he made about decisions he regrets in WoW, if you listen to the interview he doesn't make it seem like a "personal" regret. He implies that Blizzard as a gaming company, in general agrees, with his views. Again, it might not be directly Titan related (which is why I see your point in not attaching it to Titan). I think once or twice he added "the developing team", or "Blizzard" team... and while it's likely this means the *Blizzard team working on WoW*, they are still under the Blizard umbrella. I think whoever is workign on Titan, will surely look at mistakes they made with WoW, and even chat with those currently working on WoW. (This is hypothetical, but come on... why wouldn't they?).

 

I think its worth recognizing that Blizzard as a whole gaming company would (and do) acknowledge mistakes they made in WoW the MMO......and I personally believe they will take what they learned from previous games and not make the same mistakes in Titan.

 

As always, my humble opinion...

 

/edit - I understand why it shouldn't belong in this thread, but I do think it's important information worthy of predicting possible Titan attributes.



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 I think once or twice he added "the developing team", or "Blizzard" team... and while it's likely this means the *Blizzard team working on WoW*, they are still under the Blizard umbrella. I think whoever is workign on Titan, will surely look at mistakes they made with WoW, and even chat with those currently working on WoW. (This is hypothetical, but come on... why wouldn't they?).

 

I think its worth recognizing that Blizzard as a whole gaming company would (and do) acknowledge mistakes they made in WoW the MMO......and I personally believe they will take what they learned from previous games and not make the same mistakes in Titan.

 

I totally agree with this, hell, I even wrote an article about it  :D, it's just that I think these statements are too indirect to be in a list strictly about Titan. If we add these, then we'd have to add every statement made by Ghostcrawler since he started working at Blizzard or since Project Titan started. Same goes for any other Lead Designer / Producer at Blizzard, no matter at which game. 

 

I guess what I'm saying is that it would become hard to put any limits to what can be added here. The only difference between this interview and many, many others is that it happened while we were here, vigilant and attentive to find out anything new about Titan.

 

Anyway, it's just my opinion, it's silverslide's topic and I won't edit it if he does not want to. I'd just like to keep it "clean", from my point of view at least.


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I totally agree with this, hell, I even wrote an article about it  :D, it's just that I think these statements are too indirect to be in a list strictly about Titan. If we add these, then we'd have to add every statement made by Ghostcrawler since he started working at Blizzard or since Project Titan started. Same goes for any other Lead Designer / Producer at Blizzard, no matter at which game. 

 

I guess what I'm saying is that it would become hard to put any limits to what can be added here. The only difference between this interview and many, many others is that it happened while we were here, vigilant and attentive to find out anything new about Titan.

 

Anyway, it's just my opinion, it's silverslide's topic and I won't edit it if he does not want to. I'd just like to keep it "clean", from my point of view at least.

 

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I completely agree with you. I was just debating making a threat(typo) thread* about "blizzard lessons learned" .. damn you Mynsc, you've done it all!



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I'm going to spitball for a bit.  Please feel free to join me...

 

 

Titan is codename for something monstrous.

 

1 part social inner,1 part gaming outer and add 3rd party development.  It's part platform, part game.

 

Blizzard is a gaming company.

 

We often think of Blizzard as their main successes Diablo, StarCraft, WoW.

 

 

What if... what if... It is attempting to be the gaming platform.  Origin and Steam sell games, but you play locally.  Facebook is where people go to play the games and be social.  

 

What if they are creating the gaming platform, not the social or the distribution.  Think of it as a SDK that anyone could actually create their game *within* Titan.  Oh yea, there's also this giant MMORPGFPS thing showcasing all the things that can be done.  And anyone who wants to develop with microtransactions, we already have blizzard bucks and all the legal stuff from D3 taken care of.

 

When I say platform, I mean agnostic.  I mean extensible.  I mean unlimited.  Wii users could play with their Titan using their remote.  XBox players could play with IR.  PC, Mac, you name it.   You want to create a mini-game  inside the social and make it available as an app, you can do that too.  It would be the ultimate leverage of developers.  Come develop on our platform.  We are Blizzard, we know games, we know development.


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Could this be something to add?

 

Mike Morhaime (see video):

 

 

„we are all sci-fi and fantasy fans“ 1:08 

(they already have a fantasy MMO (WoW), so with Titan they could reveal their different Sci Fi MMO)

 

„we will be back with a vengeance in 2013“ 2:40

(vengeance = Titan announcement? What else would you define as a "vengeance"? clear statement imo!)

 

source:

 

 

Edit:

 

Also, Ghostcrawler said we have a lot to talk about this years' Blizzcon.

Link: http://ow.ly/jbxvJ



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"Back with a Vengeance" could point to SC2 HotS, since it was its motto. But since he's talking about Blizzcon, I think it's just the first expression that came to his mind. It doesn't really have to mean anything, except that it will of course be a packed event. Which kinda already is the case, even with no Titan there. :D

 

I love that you're following all these quotes (that GC interview is pretty awesome), but unfortunately real hints and teasers are far in between, so don't expect to find one in every interview. Until marketing and the dev leads will give the go ahead signal, Titan is way back in every Blizzard employee's mind, so when they say stuff like this I doubt they're really thinking about Titan, but rather their currently active projects.


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i won't touch that list again until i have something really meaningful again. of course, all of you are invited to post interesting updates over here. thank you.



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(vengeance = Titan announcement? What else would you define as a "vengeance"? clear statement imo!)

"... with a vengeance" is just a common saying. 

 

I'm all for rumors and theories, but searching for deeper meaning in every word just because there is ZERO evidence of anything is a little much... 



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"... with a vengeance" is just a common saying. 

 

I'm all for rumors and theories, but searching for deeper meaning in every word just because there is ZERO evidence of anything is a little much... 

 

Hi, do you have something to contribute, tell us, or was it just for the purpose to criticize me? Would be nice if you have something to add, thanks.