BlizzCon 2017 kicked off today with an opening ceremony where the developer announced Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs, the next expansion for the popular collectible card game. Hearthstone game director Ben Brode took the stage for the big reveal. He called it “a return to the roots of fantasy.”The debut trailer for Kobolds and Catacombs emphasized exploring dungeons and finding loot.
During the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2017 this morning, Blizzard revealed a cinematic and the first details of the seventh expansion pack for World of Warcraft. Titled Battle for Azeroth, the new expansion will add the expected level cap bumps and new zones but will also feature a tighter focus on the conflict between the game’s two factions, the Alliance and the Horde.
There’s a tradition in the World of Warcraft fan community that might seem a little strange to outsiders. If you’ve ever been to BlizzCon or watched a BlizzCon opening ceremony broadcast, you’ve surely seen it before.
@sdirtythugnasty I am absolutely willing to keep talking privately if you'd prefer that. I did not want to initially take it to DMs out of concern for making you uncomfortable and given the context of the thread. I would appreciate the chance to discuss further privately, though, if you are ok.
@sdirtythugnasty It is gracious of you to not hate me. I have struggled a lot with trying to understand power dynamics and my own approach to flirting, and that is why I've turned to outside help. But this is not an excuse for making you or anyone else uncomfortable. Again, I am sorry.
@sdirtythugnasty As I said I wanted to reach out earlier but also wanted to respect your block. You are right that apologizing doesn't erase that I made you uncomfortable. I have been and will continue to be in therapy working to better understand how I failed here and also where I have elsewhere
@sdirtythugnasty Hey. I owe you an apology. I've wanted to give one for months but also wanted to respect that you had blocked me and presumably did not want communication. Now that I am unblocked, would it be ok for me to give that apology? Whatever you are comfortable with.
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