For this game to live on, it will need to be passed on from one generation to the next much like a traditional sport such as football or baseball.
And it seems to me that, with the game now over 20 years old, we shouldn't be too far off from seeing the children of long-time BW warriors starting to make names for themselves.
A few discussion topics for this community:
1. Have any parents started to train their children in BW? Do you have any takeaways or amusing anecdotes from that process? Did your children look at you like you were the world's oldest man trying to teach them that old timey game where you roll a hoop with a stick?
2. For those of you without kids, what are you thoughts on the possibility that a wave of 12 year olds will once again descend on battle.net? Are you excited at the prospect of their fresh perspective? Or are you horrified at a possible drop in our community's stellar manners and maturity level?
3. What strategies are most likely to succeed in cultivating the next generation of players? The cartooned version was a good start. Next, how about establishing a BW Little League with uniforms and pizza parties and all that? Or filling a spawning pool with progamers' DNA and waiting to see what emerges?