Can't say I didn't saw it coming... I guess pride was holding Blizzard back but I heard Activision told them to cut costs and a struggling game like Heroes seemed like a prime choice.

However, I don't want to talk about this right now, you can see the finer detail here with some pretty awful extra inside scopes here. What I want to point is the new politic of saving costs. I question if Blizzard will be able to keep the current quality with tighter budgets. I doubt the cream of the top would want to keep working at Blizzard if the pay was small, the project budget is tiny and the cafeteria doesn't have the best free donuts of the industry.

Time will tell, but I am already adjusting my expectations.