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No one usually remembers a patch by its official name (numbers be damned), so I decided to give this one the moniker you see in the title. After all, these are major changes to two widely used cards. Are you celebrating or mourning? Let us know in the comments. See below for the official notes: In this Hearthstone patch, we’re addressing some bugs as well as making balance changes to Leeroy Jenkins and Starving Buzzard. To view our in-depth explanation on the Leeroy Jenkins and Starving Buzzard changes, please visit our forum thread here. The full patch notes are below! Card Changes Leeroy Jenkins (Neutral) now costs 5 (up from 4) Leeroy Jenkins created a strategy that revolved around trying to defeat your opponent in one turn without requiring any cards on the board. We like having a variety of deck types but taking 20+ damage in one turn is not ...

Aranya (@aranyaphoenix aka the nicest person on Twitter) joins Stephen, Kevin, and Marc to talk about Hearthstone while also talking like a pirate. When Aranya isn’t playing Hearthstone or World of Warcaft, she administers two Deviant Art communities: The Hearth and Artists of Warcraft. We talk about the latest announcements, including the 20 millions players now playing this game, the breakdown of different ladder ranks, and the road to BlizzCon – including some bumps in said road along the way. Finally, the hosts look different options to conduct Hearthstone tournaments. Subscribe in iTunes Follow the show on Twitter: @hearthproshow YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/HearthProShow Ask a Question: ask.fm/HearthProShow Connect to us on Facebook Contact us at: hearthpro@blizzpro.com Record a voice message for the show...

 

Exploring Draenor: Frenzied Golem

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Exploring Draenor delves into the hidden places of the world that will one day become Outland. From the volcanic landscape of Frostfire to the gloomy dells of Shadowmoon, these articles are your guide to events that are off the beaten path. Location: Talador, North of Auchindon Task: Kill (rare spawn) Rewards: Shard of Contempt or Shard of Scorn Auchindon, in Talador, is under attack by the Burning Legion, with the demons under the tentative control of the Iron Horde warlocks. The Alliance and Horde have joined forces to protect temple, and the Blood Elves have contributed several golems to the war effort (unlike normal Blood Elf sentinels, they look like the Dark Animus). However, the rigours battle have knocked one out of commission. It is being subdued by a small group of elves called Sunsworn Defenders, which will join you in the fight. The Frenzied Golem references one of Blizzard’s other games: in this case, Diablo 3. It is a rare ...

 

Guide: Brewfest 2014

by Magistrate on

Stack the mugs and salt the sausages–Brewfest is here! From September 20 through October 6, the loose World of Warcraft take on Oktoberfest has enough meat to it to keep you busy for days. Celebrated by both the Horde and the Alliance, the Brewfest is a time to enjoy the fermented fruits of the harvest: pretzels, cheese, and booze! The competing breweries Thunderbrew, Barleybrew, and the Ogres, all come together outside of all the major cities in a bid to outdo each other with their special ales, meads, and beers. Brave adventurers are invited to sit back, take a pull, and sample the finest wares these brewers have to offer! (Source) This year, BlizzPro put together a guide to get you on your wasted wobble through the streets of Azeroth cities. There’s toys to be had and achievements to be earned, so let’s get right to it! Overview Brewfest is a fully-featured holiday with ...

Are the Marauder's set mechanics too strong to be kept as they are? Dannie Ray certainly thinks that is the case, but he's not going to complain. Instead he suggests a simple adjustment that should benefit DH's everywhere....

 

Weekly Bluepost Roundup

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This week has been a bit light on blueposts, but there has been a few topics that have gotten some attention. These topics include Rift Density (for Greater Rifts as well), Legendary Gems, and the Lord of Bells achievement. Blizzard is aware of the complaints in regards to Rift Density and are working towards improving them. Although, this is likely to take a bit of time as it isn’t something that they can just fix in one patch. Since Greater Rifts are a competitive system, they need to be extra careful with how they balance them.  Hey guys, thanks for your ongoing feedback on density in Greater Rifts. Finding the ideal density for every map for every player is not something we’re likely to perfect in one fell swoop, but we are listening and will indeed be making adjustments to Greater Rift monster density in future patches. I realize it may ...

 

Final Phase of Technical Alpha coming!

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The Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha is finally coming to a conclusion the week of September 29th, to celebrate the end of this grueling process all Heroes will be made available. Also, this is your last chance to get the exclusive Wonder Billie Mount!...

 

Developer Insights with Chen

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Chen is the newest Hero released to Heroes of the Storm and Blizzard wasted no time in getting us an interview with the developers to get a behind the scenes look at what they looked into while designing this new (and unique) hero! We’re highlighting the question about the new resource type, Chen’s Brew which you can read below. Trikslyr: Chen’s arrival brings a new type of resource into the mix, Chen’s Brew, which ties directly into his trait. The trait allows Chen to replenish Brew by standing still and taking a drink from his keg. What was the design team trying to accomplish with such a demanding trait? John: Like all our Heroes, Chen’s design was a combination of chasing a specific fantasy “feel” and trying to explore new mechanical space. The fantasy behind Chen’s trait was heavily inspired by Jackie Chan in Drunken Master, where Chan’s character plays ...

Episode 52: WoW’s 10 Year Anniversary, Starving Buzzard Nerfed to the Ground Articles Covered WoW’s 10 Year anniversary details Plastic Surgery at the Barber Shop 6.0.2 PTR opens Patch 2.1 Hotfixes Chen Week in Heroes of the Storm Leeroy and Starving Buzzard Nerf...

 

Token Druid Deck

by JR Cook on

Episode 28: Token Druid Deck This weeks episode we go 5-0 with a little different Token Druid deck.  No Violet Teachers or Imp Masters for us but we have a moment of silence for the Wonder Bra hot air balloon that perished this week. We hope you enjoy! Deck List Token Druid Class: Druid Druid (15) Innervate x2 Wrath x2 Savage Roar x2 Swipe x2 Keeper of the Grove x2 Druid of the Claw x2 Force of Nature Ancient of Lore x2 Neutral (15) Echoing Ooze x2 Haunted Creeper x2 Harvest Golem x2 Shade of Naxxramas x2 Defender of Argus x2 Loatheb Spectral Knight x2 Cairne Bloodhoof The Black Knight...

 

BlizzCon 2014 Pet Revealed--"Grommloc"

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If you've always dreamed of owning a Murloc genetically spliced with Grommosh Hellscream, then 2014 is your year! Blizzard revealed that Grommloc, inspired by the Orc of similar name, will be this year's BlizzCon pet for ticket holders everywhere....

Blizzard has announced that the opening bouts for the World of Warcraft Arena Championship, the Starcraft II World Champion Series Global Finals, and the Hearthstone World Championship will all take place the weekend before BlizzCon 2014, from October 31st to November 2nd. With all the championship games scheduled to happen at BlizzCon itself, it’s certain to be a huge esports event, aside from all the regular excitement we all get from the convention. Check out Blizzard’s full details on the events below. One weekend can’t contain all of this year’s BlizzCon eSports action. With the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals, Hearthstone World Championship, and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship all culminating this year at BlizzCon 2014, we needed an extra weekend to squeeze in all of the competitions—and to make sure everyone has a chance to take in as many of the tournaments and events during BlizzCon ...

 

Episode 23 – Spicy Hotfixes Another week into Season 1 and we’ve got a ton of hotfixes to address issues and exploits in the game. Our hosts cover some of their favorite changes, their thoughts on how seasons have been playing out so far and this week we received a ton of questions and feedback from out listeners. Archon also gives the best opening in the show’s history, this episode is worth listening to for that alone!...

Reports are coming in from across the net that barcodes for BlizzCon 2014 are in the mail. If you don’t see yours yet, keep checking, and don’t forget to look in spam filters if necessary. Included with the ticket barcode that gets you into the show is a separate “digital bonuses” barcode, which is what unlocks your access to the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, the BlizzCon online merchandise advance sale, and whatever other to-be-announced digital goodies ticketholders will get. Check them inboxes folks. Now’s the time to finalize travel plans....

Episode 51: Why Hearthstone Needs to Improve Organized Play Articles Covered BlizzCon Virtual Ticket Gems no longer Prospectable Professions easy mechanic WoW Q&A Patch 2.1.0 Is Live StarCraft WCS 2015 Golden Joystick Awards New Card Back...

 

Mid Range Ramp Druid Deck

by JR Cook on

Episode 28: Mid Range Ramp Druid Deck This week we go 4-1 with a Ramp Druid!  5/10 Ancient of War OP and leaked photo’s…that is all. Deck List Mid Range Ramp Druid Class: Druid Druid (18) Innervate x2 Wild Growth x2 Wrath x2 Savage Roar Swipe x2 Keeper of the Grove x2 Druid of the Claw x2 Force of Nature Ancient of Lore x2 Ancient of War x2 Neutral (12) Zombie Chow x2 Harvest Golem x2 Sen’jin Shieldmasta x2 Loatheb Sludge Belcher x2 Sunwalker Sylvanas Windrunner Kel’Thuzad...

In a hotly debated, widely contested discussion on whether or not Blizzard should ‘region lock’ their World Championship Series in competitive StarCraft II, a highly anticipated – but ultimately unexpected – announcement was released today. As WCS 2014 is nearing conclusion, it was revealed today that WCS 2015 will have a strict residency requirement. Players will be required to be legal residents of the region they are competing in. The full announcement was as follows: WCS 2014 has been one of our most exciting competitions yet! As we near the finale of Season 3 on the road to the StarCraft II Global Finals, we’d like to share a few details covering major changes for WCS 2015 that will affect the players and the WCS competition. We will share more information about 2015 as soon as possible. But we wanted to share the following changes immediately so players can start planning ...

Episode 22 – Seasons Week 1! Seasons have finally arrived and they are everything we’ve hoped for and more! Join hosts Archon, Leviathan and Neinball as they discuss their experiences starting new hardcore characters for Diablo III’s inaugural. Spoilers, Leviathan is Sean Bean of the podcast....

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