One of the first things, it might even be the first thing come to think of it, I do when I join a Dota2 match is mute everyone on the other team. They’ve never said anything I needed to hear anyway. Any potential for humor, meaningful exchanges, friendly asides has already been destroyed by playing this game. What they’re going to say probably cruel, racist, sexist, homophobic, insulting, angry, demeaning, and pointless. So I mute them. It helps. Sometimes I mute my teammates if they’re especially vitriolic or crude but not always. They might say something useful, organize a gank, or talk about a useful push strat.
I love that I can’t communicate with the enemy team in Heroes. Love it. I don’t want to talk to them. If I want to, I can friend them and chat that way but the freedom to scream via a keyboard at a stranger on the internet is gone, and I don’t miss it.
There was a very brief tweet by Robert Clotworthy today concerning Chris Metzen at the studio. When a fan responded the tweet with the Legacy of the Void hashtag, Robert responded to him to not jump to conclusions.
For years I have been one to discuss rumors and to put several scenarios on the table for fans to browse through to pick their favorite one in benefit of discussion.
What I personally can guess from these bits of comments is that the voice actors are recording for the Blizzard All-Stars. That’s a game where Robert Clotworthy might be called to the studio to record Jim Raynor’s voice for.
It could also be for the Blizzard All-Stars cinematic trailer if Blizzard had plans to unveil that at BlizzCon 2013 this upcoming November 8-9th.
A very remote possibility could be an appearance of Jim Raynor in StarCraft: Ghost — if that game was to be announced at BlizzCon. Remember, that game was postponed and has not been officially cancelled. Back on 2008, Rob Pardo mentioned at the D.I.C.E. Summit all the video games Blizzard Entertainment has secretly developed and cancelled. Curiously, StarCraft: Ghost was not in that list.