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Hidden Easter Eggs: Harrison Jones

by JR Cook on

Did you know that Harrison Jones has been hanging out in the Nexus lately? He’s a bit hidden but you can find him lurking on the Sky Temple and Tomb of the Spider Queen maps. In fact, if you find him and win the game, he’ll come celebrate with you at your opponents core. Last night, the Heroes Powerhour crew was playing with Alebeard from AlebeardTV on Twitch and he showed us how to find Harrison Jones. There is a little cylinder right below the boss with a cover on it. If you click it enough it will break the cover and Harrison Jones will pop out. He’ll then hop on a magic carpet and zoom away being chased by what looks like a large spider. It’s quite likely the Tomb of the Spider Queen resides right underneath Sky Temple. The next easter egg takes place on Sky Temple. On ...

Hearthstone is a pretty fun game by itself, just the numbers and cool abilities, different heroes, and the ever changing metagame. Even if some might regard to it as “casual”, Hearthstone has enough meat to it to keep an avid theorycrafter busy for days. But ever since Blizzcon, I’ve become pretty interested with other side of Hearthstone, and that’s its E-Sport potential. I’ve spent plenty of hours not only watching and enjoying, but also analyzing every aspect of Hearthstone’s E-Sport aspect. Last week we started talking about Tournament Formats, specially the existing ones. This week we will turn around and introduce a few Tournament Format Concepts of our own, stick around to see how this two wild ideas could change the way we look at Hearthstone eSports. The Double Duel Format Deck match-ups can be a real issue on Hearthstone. Regardless of how you build your line-up, the first match ...

 

Deck of the Week: Savjz Eboladin

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Is aggro more of your style of play than control? Getting sick of Face Hunter or Warlock Zoo and want a little bit of a different taste? Well, Savjz’s Eboladin might be the deck for you. This deck is centered around Hobgoblin and turning your lowly 1 attack creatures in 3 attack creatures. The deck is also built to get you a ton of card draw, especially if you’re playing against control decks by using Divine Favor and Jeeves. If you have the right card draw you can easily play your hand out with some strong creatures and quickly replenish for the next turn. Here is the full deck list: Eboladin Class: Paladin Paladin (8) Blessing of Might x2 Coghammer x2 Divine Favor x2 Truesilver Champion x2 Neutral (22) Wisp x2 Abusive Sergeant x2 Argent Squire x2 Leper Gnome x2 Annoy-o-Tron x2 Echoing Ooze x2 Haunted Creeper x2 Ironbeak Owl Knife ...

Recently I have leveled an alt with my significant other and we were trying to figure out what stuff we could do to gear up. In this conversation the topic of world bosses came up. I remember having done Tarlna the first week it came out but after that I did not see the point of doing them every week. This apathy for world bosses is something recent that is pretty much consistent with all the non raiding content this expansion. Back in Mists of Pandaria one of the things I enjoyed doing outside of my raid times was doing world bosses. I would find a group of random people and fly around the world killing bosses, it was not the most exciting of things, but it was simple content I looked forward on doing most weeks. One of the biggest differences between now and then is the quality of gear that ...

Episode 43 – One Year of Reaper of Souls Did you miss us? Sorry for the delay, but to make up for our absence and to celebrate the one year anniversary of Reaper of Souls we’ve brought on another special guest. In this episode we’re joined by Flux, long time editor of Diablo Incgamers. We look back on launch of Reaper of Souls, our experiences through out this past year, and a rather long discussion of Flux’s demon hunter....

Episode 43 – One Year of Reaper of Souls Did you miss us? Sorry for the delay, but to make up for our absence and to celebrate the one year anniversary of Reaper of Souls we’ve brought on another special guest. In this episode we’re joined by Flux, long time editor of Diablo Incgamers. We look back on launch of Reaper of Souls, our experiences through out this past year, and a rather long discussion of Flux’s demon hunter....

 

March 27th Hotfixes

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Welcome to the weekend! Below you’ll find the first round of hotfixes for patch 6.1.2....

 

Chen: Drunk Tank Build

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Chen, the drunken panda tank, has been a BlizzPro favorite by many of our staff members. I think his strengths draw from the fact that Wandering Keg counters channel spells, which makes him a great counter pick in draft style play. He also can get the craziest health regeneration out of any hero in the game! If you would like to see the basics head on over to the Chen hero page here Chen’s trait is Fortifying Brew. Chen does not have use a mana pool, instead he uses his trait to gain brew. With Fortifying Brew Chen gains 40 brew and a temporary shield. The brew caps at 100 and the shield caps at 120, though the shield scales higher with levels. The shield will persist for two seconds after you stop using Fortifying Brew. This trait is what makes Chen unique. Managing your brew levels and getting the ...

 

Illidan Build and Gameplay

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Episode 13: Illidan Build and Gameplay So, everyone has the heroes they are good at. Twizz proves in this episode that Illidan is NOT his strong suit. A very powerful hero….in the right hands. We also discuss the new flare added to the game with this new patch, play 2 quick match games and one hero league! It’s a big adjustment to the new meta. We hope you enjoy! http://patreon.com/BlizzPro...

 

Ars Arcanum: Blood Brother

by Stephen Stewart on

Books have often been society’s only bastion of light for passing along knowledge that would otherwise be lost to time or convoluted by the oral tradition. In order to provide new and old adventurers with as much knowledge of what to expect on their journey in Sanctuary, we created this tome of knowledge – Ars Arcanum. We will regularly feature a Legendary weapon or armor piece, discussing its stand-alone powers and capabilities, as well as how it may synergize with new builds or other items. Patch 2.2.0 promises to introduce a slate of truly interesting items and while some slots in particular (like last week’s bracers) are being super leveraged as auxillary set pieces, weapons are also another area where it seems the developers have laid a heavy focus with the hope of unseating familiar mainstays. Today, let’s talk about Blood Brother, a two-handed sword, and how it might shake up ...

 

Zetalot's Control Priest Deck

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Episode 55: Zetalot’s Control Priest Deck This week we feature another deck by Zetalot! It was his season 12 Priest deck that served pretty well! We offer some different card choices and get a good look at how this performs in the current meta. Don’t forget we are buying Doghouse Systems gaming rigs for our Patrons! Be sure to check out the site for more info! http://patreon.com/hspowerhour Deck List Zetalot’s Control Priest Class: Priest Priest (21) Circle of Healing x2 Light of the Naaru x2 Power Word: Shield x2 Northshire Cleric x2 Shadow Word: Death x2 Thoughtsteal x2 Auchenai Soulpriest x2 Holy Nova x2 Vol’jin Holy Fire Cabal Shadow Priest x2 Mind Control Neutral (9) Zombie Chow Wild Pyromancer x2 Injured Blademaster x2 Harrison Jones Loatheb Sylvanas Windrunner Sneed’s Old Shredder...

 

Legacy of the Void Beta Hype

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Episode 69: Legacy of the Void Beta Hype Articles Discussed PVP Damage Reduction Hotfix Reverted BRF Item Level Increase Season 2 Ending Legacy of the Void Beta Sylvanas Week XP Boost New Skins Overwatch Interview Blackrock Mountain Preorders New Cards Revealed...

In an interview with Polygon, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan talked somewhat more specifically about how the game rose from the ashes of the Titan project, but also how Blizzard’s current game offerings have had an impact on how it’s gone so far. Something that surprised me coming out of this article is how hard Kaplan is working to drive home the point that Overwatch is not just a piece of the intended Titan experience spun out into its own game, but instead something built from scratch that only took some design lessons learned by the Titan dev team. Another interesting note came from how the team is starting to consider the esports possibilities of the game. Kaplan tells a story about how the Overwatch QA team took funds intended for a party and instead threw an in-house tournament for the game. This was apparently a turning point in how Blizzard thought about the game, which then laid the ...

Blizzard announced today that the closed beta for Legacy of the Void will be kicking off March 31st, and among other things, Archon Mode will be one of their first test objectives as soon as the test begins. Hearing the line that the beta will start off with more rough edges and “run for a longer period of time than usual” is very interesting to hear, since it gives the impression that the beta will be longer than the six month periods that both Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm received. That being the case, we might not see the release of Legacy of the Void until shortly before or after BlizzCon this year. Just when you thought Blizzard learned their lesson of having their convention and a product release push at the same time… ah well. We’ll see. Read the full blog below. The Beta is near… ...

 

Sgt. Hammer Build and Gameplay

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Episode 12: Sgt. Hammer Build and Gameplay This week we drop the hammer on the Nexus by breaking down the Sgt. herself!  Twizz walks you through the character breakdown, a build and some minor deviations depending on what you’re up against.  /salute!...

 

Handlock Revisited

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Episode 54: Handlock Revisited We dive back into Handlock to see if it’s still viable in the meta. We run into some close calls but in the end it still ends up being a solid deck! We brought back some cards that aren’t normally played like Faceless Manipulator and some others. We hope you enjoy! http://patreon.com/hspowerhour Deck List Handlock GvG Class: Warlock Warlock (8) Mortal Coil x2 Darkbomb Hellfire x2 Shadowflame Siphon Soul Lord Jaraxxus Neutral (22) Zombie Chow Ancient Watcher x2 Ironbeak Owl Sunfury Protector x2 Defender of Argus x2 Twilight Drake x2 Antique Healbot x2 Faceless Manipulator Loatheb Sludge Belcher x2 Dr. Boom Ragnaros the Firelord Mountain Giant x2 Molten Giant x2...

 

BlizzCon 2015 Announced

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Episode 68: BlizzCon 2015 Announced Articles discussed BlizzCon 2015 Announced Josh Mosquiera GDC Panel Patch 2.2 PTR Details Hearthstone 1 Year Birthday Eric Dodds Interview...

Episode – 42 Patch 2.2… The Answer for Everything We’ve got a ton of new changes over this past week and we’re bringing them all to you! Two new PTR patches, a Play Your Way stream, and Josh’s GDC panel all bring some fresh news for the community. Leviathan also has a special treat for you in our opening and a special bonus for the show during our feedback section!...

Blizzard has announced that their next fan gathering will be held in November, so prepare yourselves. Tickets will go on sale in two batches in April. Read the full release below for all the details. You’ve been summoned to Southern California for BlizzCon 2015! Blizzard’s ninth epic gaming convention and community celebration is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015. Form a party with your fellow members of the Blizzard community and get ready for two days of in-depth discussion panels with our developers, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard games, and intense eSports tournaments featuring top pro gamers from around the world. BlizzCon 2015 tickets will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Eventbrite, priced at $199 each (plus ...

 

Hero League

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Episode 11: Hero League Normally we breakdown a character and explain the build that’s going to be used but Twizz was out of town all last week and wasn’t able to work on a new Hero. But never fear! We hit up some League action and PAX East news with special guest Gillyweed! http://twitter.com/GillyweedSC2 http://twitter.com/TwizzBP http://twitter.com/BalrogfanBP http://twitter.com/NeinballGamer http://twitter.com/Eldorian http://twitter.com/BlizzPro...

 

Overwatch: Zarya

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Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world's strongest women, a celebrated athlete who sacrificed personal glory to protect her family, friends, and country in a time of war....

 

Blizzard announced yesterday that they’ve got some plans for the ladder system in the coming seasons, so let’s get right to it. The short, short version? For the current season they plan to adjust leagues and the starting point for new players to be in line with their stated intent, as both have drifted off the mark. For next season, MMR decay will be disabled and more matchmaking tweaks will be made in order improve the experience. As we approach Legacy of the Void, the whole system will be under the magnifying glass. Overall, the sense is that they know ladder has got some issues, and are working to get those under control to make it more functional for everyone, especially players who are just getting onto the SC2 ladder scene. Read the whole post below, and if you’ve got strong feelings on the ladder system, make yourself heard. In recent months, we’ve ...

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