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A new Official Blog Post has revealed two more class cards, both Ogres, one for the Rogue and one for the Shaman.  These cards are similar to the previously revealed Ogre Warmaul, as they share the following ability: “50% Chance to Attack the Wrong Enemy” This ability is clearly negative, but it allows the Ogres to have better stats than they would usually have at that mana cost. In fact, they are looking quite tasty. But is the trade-off worth it? I can’t wait to try this out these Ogres and see if they can bash some skulls in. Are you excited for these dudes? Sound off on the comment section!...

 

New Artcraft Previews Blood Elf Updates

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A new Artcraft has arrived, giving players a taste of what the revamped Blood Elf models (both male and female) will look like. No indication on when the new models will be implemented, but personally I’d lay odds on the first major content patch for Warlords. All things considered, this really looks like just a refinement of the blood elf models rather than the same kind of top-down renovation we saw with some other races. That has a lot to do with the blood elf models being developed early in the lifecycle of Burning Crusade, and getting plenty of refinement and iteration at that time. That Blizzard ended up leaving them for last isn’t really surprising… until you consider that Blood Elf female is the #1 most popular race/gender combination on the Horde worldwide by a country mile, and in the top 3 combinations for all characters everywhere, according to Realmpop. ...

 

Warlords of Draenor Review

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Let me start by saying that there has yet to be a WoW expansion that I haven’t enjoyed to some extent. Yes, some have had more issues than others, but each one has brought something unique to the table, from Cataclysm’s revamp of the Old World to Mists of Pandaria’s inclusion of a bi-faction race and the easing of access to content for more casual players. In a way then it is strange that Warlords of Draenor, an expansion that hasn’t actually added a whole lot of new features, will possibly go down as one of Blizzard’s best and might even dethrone Wrath of the Lich King as my favorite expansion. First, I’ll cover what is actually new. The main addition to the usual formula is your Garrison, which serve as kind of home base for your adventures throughout Draenor. Through your various deeds you’ll unlock new buildings and followers ...

 

Burly Rockjaw Trogg revealed!

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Meet the Trogg mâcheroc mastoc, aka Burly Rockjaw Trogg. If you were ever commited to the Alliance, you are likely to remember this classic WoW enemy. But while the Troggs were a pretty low level enemy in Coldridge Valley and Dun Morogh, inside the Hearthstone Inn they are much stronger. The card was revealed by French Site Jeux Video, and it reads something like this: “Whenever your opponent casts a spell, gain +2 attack.” Definitely an interesting alternative to the good old Yeti,  this Burly Trogg could at the very least end up being a pretty good Arena Pick. Do you see yourself using this in constructed? If so, in which kind of deck? Let me know using the comments below....

As you are likely well aware by now, Season 2 is available for preview and play on the Patch 2.1.2 Test Realm right now. Along with the fully functioning test also comes the ability to preview next season’s Conquests and get some practice in on executing them as quickly as possible for when the real deal goes down on live. So, what are the new Conquests? Here’s a picture preview of each taken directly from the PTR moments ago: As you can see, some of the ideas from the Season 1 Conquests came back, but in reimagined form, with only Divinity/Lionhearted being the true returner. It’s simply scaled up to Greater Rift 35 due to the rebalancing of Greater Rifts for Patch 2.1.2 after you reach Greater Rift 25. If you were planning on getting a leg (not a Legendary) up on the competition by plotting out strategies for these during ...

 

Winter Veil Skins Incoming!

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Unwrap that present early, the official Heroes Blog has released a video on the new Winter Veil Goodies for Heroes of the Storm. You won’t have to worry about building a snowman this holiday season, because Winter Veil Jaina has got you covered! We have a variety of new and exciting skins in development, as well as a festive new mount! Today we are offering you a sneak preview of Winter Veil Jaina, Great-father Winter Rehgar, and while there has been some debate if reindeers are better than people, we can assure you that Reign-Deer will get you where you need to go in the Nexus, in style. The history we know has also been reimagined in two additional Altered Fates-themed Skins – Betrayer Malfurion and Warden Tyrande! While these skins and mount are not yet available in our in-game shop, they’ll be coming soon. For now, you can take ...

Episode: 29 – Patch 2.1.2 PTR Has Begun Fresh off the Blizzcon hype we’re rushing straight into the Patch 2.1.2 PTR! We’re sad that the new sets won’t be added to the game, but we’re still excited seeing some of the changes to help address things like DH M6, Monk damage, and more! We’re also still taking submissions for our Augchild’s Giveaway to win a copy of the Ultimate Evil Edition for the PS4....

On Episode 28 of Westmarch Workshop we started a contest to win a copy of the Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition for the PS4. Participation is simple. All you need to do is email us your idea for the set bonuses of the infamous Augchild’s Set to westmarchworkshop@blizzpro.com. That’s it! This contest is open to US and Canada residents only and we’ll be taking submissions until Dec. 2nd. Once the submission period ends we’ll look over all the entries and pick our favorite to be announced live on stream on Dec. 3rd....

 

Overwatch: Mercy

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A guardian angel to those who come under her care, Mercy is a peerless healer, a brilliant scientist, and a staunch advocate for peace....

Episode 28 Part 2 – Blizzcon Recap Sorry for the wonky audio edit in the middle there. We’ve still got more Blizzcon info to talk about and a very special announcement at the end of the show!...

Episode 28 Part 1 – Blizzcon Recap We’ve been gone for far too long, but we’re back and we’ve got a lot to talk about. A lot. As you can probably tell from the title, Episode 28 is so long that we had to break it into two parts. Blizzcon has come and gone, but our thoughts and theories are only just beginning! Log in, start up a rift, and sit back as we go over every detail we can possibly squeeze out of Blizzcon....

Gunnar Optiks is partnering with Blizzard to release a Heroes of the Storm branded eyewear. Learn all about the details right here!...

 

BlizzCon Merchandise Open to Public

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BlizzCon has come and gone and lots of goodies were available to purchase from the BlizzCon store at the event or online through the virtual ticket. So did you not go to the event or buy a ticket? Never fear, the merchandise is now available from now until November 24 (10 days) to everyone. Just go to the Blizzard Gear store and click on the BlizzCon link while supplies last....

 

Firebat BlizzCon Deck and Card Analysis

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Episode 35: Firebat BlizzCon Deck and Card Analysis This week we explain and play the deck used by Firebat that won the world championship at BlizzCon.  We also take a look at some of the cards in the upcoming Hearthstone expansion and discuss utility and a combo that’s going to set Priests ahead of the game! Deck List Firebat Druid Class: Druid Druid (18) Innervate x2 Wild Growth 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 Cenarius Neutral (12) Sunfury Protector Big Game Hunter Shade of Naxxramas x2 Chillwind Yeti x2 Azure Drake Loatheb Spectral Knight x2 Cairne Bloodhoof The Black Knight...

 

Tracer Statue Available for Pre-order

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A statue of Overwatch hero Tracer is now available from the Blizzard store for pre-order! She’ll set you back a cool $150. The base of the statue has the option of coming with an illuminated Overwatch logo. You can see her in a classic mid stride as she’s in gunning form. Sculpted by Senior Sculptor Brian Fay and painted by Senior Illustrator Laurel Austin, you can really notice the care and attention that was given to really capture Tracer’s personality. The figure measures 10.5″ (or 26.67 cm) from floor to head and it includes an AC adapter with a battery option. Alas, it does not come with batteries. These statues are expected to ship sometime in February 2015. She looks awesome! Can’t wait until I get one of these!...

 

The Edge: The Post BlizzCon Depression

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Episode 39: The Post BlizzCon Depression! We’re back from BlizzCon! Two days of fun action and games while hanging out with some of our favourite personalities from around the community. The big news coming out of BlizzCon is Blizzard’s new game, Overwatch. Along with that, we received new information and updates for Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Starcraft 2. Nothing new this year from Diablo 3 or World of Warcraft. The hype is real! And it is here! Unfortunately, no KT this week for us on the show as she had other obligations to attend to. Overwatch Overwatch: Matt’s First Impressions Will and Sean both are excited! Sean managed to get in six games over two days. Looks like his hero of choice is Tracer! Hearthstone The Goblins vs Gnomes expansion is here and it is way closer to release than expected! Blizzard is aiming for a December release ...

 

I want to focus first on the cinematic experience for Overwatch, since it literally brought me to tears when I was watching it this morning on the show floor. Rumor has it that Blizzard’s Cinematics guys have been rubbing elbows with Pixar lately, and if that’s true it really demonstrates what Nick Carpenter and his team can do when they glom onto a style and run with it. The anime-influenced style is definitely something that you wouldn’t normally associate with Blizzard, but this cinematic changes all of that. From the 2D elements in the first part of the video to the six different characters in play throughout the fight itself, this is a brighter, crisper and more fluid kind of animation than we’ve ever seen out of them before, and it looks amazing. Moreover, as a cinematic that gives you a very strong impression of what the game itself looks ...

BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders can rest easy if they haven't gotten the chance to purchase any Blizzard swag yet. New goodies are now on sale on the Blizzard Gear Store through November 11....

Blizzard announced a brand new IP for the first time in seventeen years. Overwatch is a significant departure for Blizzard Entertainment and as such if you were to sit down and play this without knowing if was a Blizzard game, you’d have a hard time really knowing it was. This is a whole new world that lacks Orcs, Terran’s, or a Reaper of Souls. The first thing that comes to mind from the trailer is Team Fortress 2, and this wouldn’t be too far off from the feeling I got from the game. But along that line, it has that Blizzard polish that they are so well known with this game having the variety and amount of classes so far looks to lend some depth and variety this genre. One thing I also noticed during the trailer and gameplay is this feels like a very family friendly game. The game doesn’t seem ...

 

Legacy of Void Details Emerge

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The long awaited conclusion to the Starcraft II trilogy is finally here. Today we’ve finally gotten our first look at the Legacy of the Void. The campaign will focus around Artanis and his quest to take back the protoss homeworld of Auir and to stop the looming threat of the Xel’naga. In single player story you’ll command the Spear of Auir, a massive warship, that will allow you to use a super weapon during missions that has the ability to wipe out entire armies. Multiplayer In addition to the single player content, there will be new additions to the multiplayer and eSports side of the game. It seems you’ll be able to play LoftV without Wings of Liberty or Heart of Swarm, but we don’t have details yet on how that will work in terms of multiplayer modes or story modes. We have three new play modes being added in: ...

 

Legacy of Void Details Emerge

by Neinball on

The long awaited conclusion to the Starcraft II trilogy is finally here. Today we’ve finally gotten our first look at the Legacy of the Void. The campaign will focus around Artanis and his quest to take back the protoss homeworld of Auir and to stop the looming threat of the Xel’naga. In single player story you’ll command the Spear of Auir, a massive warship, that will allow you to use a super weapon during missions that has the ability to wipe out entire armies. Multiplayer In addition to the single player content, there will be new additions to the multiplayer and eSports side of the game. It seems you’ll be able to play LoftV without Wings of Liberty or Heart of Swarm, but we don’t have details yet on how that will work in terms of multiplayer modes or story modes. We have three new play modes being added in: ...

All the eSports action is already live from BlizzCon 2014. Events for Hearthstone, StarCraft, Warcraft and Heroes of The Storm will be streamed all weekend on Twitch. More information on the events and times can be found here on BlizzCon’s official page. BlizzCon 2014 is getting underway today, and we’ve got more StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm eSports than you can shake a stick at. Watch where you point that stick! Join Nick “Tasteless” Plott, Sean “Day” Plott, James “Kaelaris” Carrol, Yoan “ToD” Merlo, Andrew “mOOnGLaDe” Pender, and observers Phil “inFeZa” Bertino and Alexandre “FunKa” Verrier as they take you through the entire round of eight and on toward the Global Championship. With live streams in fourteen languages, you’re sure to find a stream that suits your tastes, and today’s round-of-eight is overflowing with epic matchups. In addition to live streams and VODs, we’ve ...

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