I know this is quite forward but the richness of Conan is the Western feel. Right now - we have political changes in the USA that is not welcome by many. Blizzard made an extraordinary mistake and their chance of an increased audience left them in shambles that still reverberate today. Reading the World Of Warcraft forums many perceive Mists Of Pandaria as their favorite expansion and their least favorite, why? Blizzard’s eagerness to expand their audience to the East alienated many in the West; This is in a sense to a kind of culture shock. Today WoW developers praise their “group finder” as being their greatest success but many players have commented that it is their biggest failure largely because this incorporates a streamlining of the game, reducing the time to create parties to enjoy the game adventures (raids, dungeons, quests…) in the trade of a blind elimination of greater social interaction to form groups and build bonds and lasting friendships. Year after year the polarization has altered the way people interact and it has reduced the overall Western feel of the game and it has created a sense of an empty confusion and listlessness. Taking the Imperial Pack off the market would reduce this wave but upset those who have already purchased it. The WoW’s new expansion Battle For Azeroth will have added features to help cure this; The content is more acutely bringing on the old confrontational theme between the Horde and Alliance in hope to bring people together and to try and resurrect the old WoW spirit. An additional feature, the social tool that they currently use in Diablo3 to build communities will be available in their new BFA expansion. The Imperial East Pack may end up costing Funcom more in the future than having left Conan alone to emphasize a more Western theme and American product.
I apologize if I offended anyone from Asia and in trying to point out my concern I overreached. We are all Asian blood in some way and this is just to point out a marketing concern to us kids who 1st met Conan via Hollywood. Arriving to play this game it alarmed me to find an expansion advertised so soon and so boldly. My apologies for the American politics that hit China (I too - do not agree). Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Hollywood has shaped my expectations for the game and I have been moved by the writing of only a few pages in the book. The reason I have stated that I am from the USA is only to indicate from where my views are coming from to make it more fair and personal. We all enjoy products that are built in our own country - it gives us a certain pride no matter what country you call home. Seeing the advertisement for the Imperial East Pack I tied the marketing of Funcom with Blizzard. My country is in terrible shape and it is an American author I wished to escape in a heritage sense - - It is finding further definition in an American writer that does not reflect today’s coarser realities and from where I was born that interested me. I know that what I have said will still not sit well with all readers of this post but if your country you grew up were in political shambles - you too might look for stories by authors from wherever you call home. It is kind of a way in searching for one’s roots.