That is quite awesome to hear. Horray for good PR and for dreams coming true.
Well the ball is in blizzards court now.
So we will have to see how they take this, there are 2 possibilities.
1. Blizzard sees this as a huge opportunity, seeing that the arcade with the correct previsions can bring in vast donation money, to vastly improve on the editor. removing some focus from E-Sports.
2. Blizzard sees this as a false sense of security and the updates that we have been getting stop.
Honestly I believe in blizzard and think they will go with the first option, but that 2nd is always there. I have thought about this a lot since this kickstarter opened, and have hit both sides of the argument several times, of course thats what I do, look at the facts, the past, and try to predict the future based on that information :) its quite fun.
There were also 2 options if the kickstarter failed(which I thought would happen, though was proven wrong :D )
1. Blizzard would see that the arcade is dying and really do everything in its power to boost it.
2. Blizzard and the majority of the mapping community would go into further despair
Thanks so much for the support guys the whole team is ecstatic and hopefully Blizzard is too. The fans are insanely passionate and this right here shows how imortant mapping is. With any luck this means they'll put some heavy effort into the mapping scene. It also kind of outlines a way to revive dead projects that would have also blown people away if they were finished. It's still not over until 30 hours and people can back out but I don't think anyone would be so cruel :D