April Fools at Blizzard – 2010

[This is about the 2010 Blizzard April Fools. 2011 is covered here.]

As usual, Blizzard has a series of April Fools items around their various sites.

There is the Battle.Net Neural Interface.

A new way to connect!

On the WoW front, they have announced the Equipment Potency EquivalencE Number (E.P.E.E.N.), that includes a graphic measurement of who has more.  Not quite up there with last year’s Battle Dance System, but okay.

Now we know whose really is bigger!

The Blizzard site also has some fantastic announcements around two mobile games, Blackthorne 2 and Queen’s Quest.

Over at the Diablo III site there was the X-treme Gamer Blanket.

That is all I have spotted up to this point.  There wasn’t anything obvious on the StarCraft site, but they might be too busy with beta and launch plans to play the April Fools game.

Did I miss anything in my morning run through the land of Blizzard?  Did they announce that the change of relationship between Blizzard and Activision was just an April Fools?  One can only hope.

Addendum

A reader comment from David pointed out that there is also a Deckard Cain GPS Voice Pack page, the old Two-headed Ogre player character story brought to life, and a new Battle.net Matchmaking service to add to the Blizzard April Fools list.

Battle.net's April Fool Page

Such fun.  Anything out there exclusive to the EU Blizzard sites?

10 thoughts on “April Fools at Blizzard – 2010

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  2. sid67

    Anyone else think that the E.P.E.E.N. is only half-joke?


    With this new system, you’ll no longer have to wonder about your perceived or actual worth as a player. Your Equipment Potency EquivalencE Number, automatically derived from the quality of the gear you currently possess, will be placed on your character sheet and in the Armory[.] Thanks to this new system, no one will be able to ignore the fruits of your long, hard journey toward gear perfection.

    How Your Number Is Determined
    With every new piece of gear you obtain, your number will grow; if you attain a high enough number, you’ll graduate to the next tier[.] If you’re looking to boost your number even more, activities such as earning raid and Arena achievements or realm-first titles will help you get it up[.]

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  3. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    @David: Nice! Though the two-headed orge thing has been at least an ongoing joke/rumor in the forums for ages.

    @Sid: I am sure this is a prod at the gear score obsession that has overtaken much of the high end game. The best jokes often take a shot at something real.

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  4. sid67

    @TAGN
    Oh, I agree. It’s definitely trying to poke fun at Gear Score, it’s just failing because there is so much truth to it. It’s not nearly absurd as they make it seem because that’s what people already DO.

    It’s kinda like making fun of a cripple because he has no arms. Making light of it doesn’t really change the fact that he’s still a cripple.

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