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When hitting the first tier of progression raiding for top end raiding guilds – the plan of attack is usually to get as many crafted epics on your raid as possible, usually paying exorbitant amounts doing so.  And when you get around to leveling up alts, crafted gear is a quick way to bump up your ilevel to meet LFR (or what will be known as Flex in Warlords). But Blizzard has definitely thrown a wrench into the plan by making crafted epics unique equipped to only 3 “Warlords crafted” items.  Many of the items are also currently listed as “Bind on Pickup”, which means only those toons with the appropriate profession will be able to craft and wear them. Here are some examples of crafted gear with the "Unique-Equipped: #Warlords Crafted (3)" #WoW #Professions pic.twitter.com/cBbXGaZ3ss — Elvine (@Elvinelol) August 30, 2014 Of course, it is still in beta, and ...

If you had plans for using your Garrison mine as a non-stop supply of ore to be prospected for the Auction House, you will be out of luck.  The ore in Draenor will not be prospectable by jewelcrafters. Confirmed, No new "Ore Shuffle" in #Warlords. New ore will NOT be prospectable. #WoW #GoldMaking #Professions #Jewelcrafting — Elvine (@Elvinelol) August 30, 2014 While the ore has not been noted as being prospectable, many assumed it was just beta and hadn’t been enabled yet.  Instead jewelcrafters will have to obtain their gems from Garrison workorders and a daily cooldown which is created by combining Taladite Crystal with specific herbs depending on the cut. Taladite Crystals, ONLY uncut gem used for ALL gems cuts obtained via daily cooldown & garrison work order. #Warlords pic.twitter.com/GsbjYJ6kQk — Elvine (@Elvinelol) August 30, 2014 This will also cut into the profits of those who play the auction ...

 

Blue Post Round-up

by Marc Huber on

Every Friday, we will be sharing with you our Blue Post Round-up - the “can’t miss”, quirkiest, or most insightful blue posts from the previous week. Hearthstone Sweepstakes - Win Stuff: From August 14 through October 21, you’ll have the chance to win a Windows 8 tablet from Intel. Perfect for the next Fireside Gathering! Greetings card slingers! In celebration of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft coming to a Windows 8 touch screen device near you, Intel® is holding a Hearthstone on Tablet Sweepstakes! Don’t have a Windows 8 touch screen device? Not to worry, Intel’s sweepstakes offers you a chance to put a fancy new Intel tablet in your card playin’ paws. As part of the Tablet Sweepstakes, Intel is dealing out 30 Intel Atom Tablets, and one of you might be lucky enough to draw the Intel 2 in 1 Ultrabook. Intrigued? Visit the contest site to enter the sweepstakes. The contest runs from August 14 to October 12, so don’t ...

 

Hearthstone Player Interview: Amaz

by Marc Huber on

After a series of streamer highlights over the past few weeks, today the Blizzard Hearthstone Community team treats us to an interview with Amaz. The interview was originally conducted in July by the company’s team in Taiwan, but now it has been translated and published for a wider audience. Q: We heard that you originally wanted to use the name Amazon as your ID, but that you eventually shortened it to Amaz. Does the name Amazon have any special significance to you? Amaz: When I wanted to make a username for online games, I wanted to merge “Amazing” and “Jason” together, so “Amazon” seemed like an awesome creation. Then I realized that the term is used everywhere—I don’t sell things online!—so I shortened it to Amaz and it has stuck ever since. Q: Recently, you sang the Amaz Theme Song on your live channel. Did you write the lyrics yourself? You mention Ragnaros the Firelord, Sylvanas Windrunner, Thoughtsteal, Wild Pyromancer, and ...

Episode 21 – Patch 2.1 and Leviathan Have Arrived! Patch 2.1 is finally released and Seasons are almost here, but the most exciting news is the addition of a third co-host!  Everyone please welcome the newest member to the Workshop, Stephen “Leviathan” Stewart! Leviathan has been a long time fan of Diablo and is going to make a great addition to the team. This week the team looks at what to expect in the new patch, some new information we’ve gotten from the developers streams this past week and what our plans are for Season 1....

Sorry folks, unfortunately we’ll have to skip this week’s episode of BlizzPro Weekly. Our head writer JR is busy at DragonCon (embarrassing pictures are sure to be posted), and our production guru behind the camera, Paul, just became a dad (drop in sound file “Cheering Crowd Sound.wav” in post)! We’re not entirely sure what Chris Arnone’s excuse is; surely that magnificent beard of his could have compensated for the other two absent individuals on our production team… Happy Labor Day weekend! We will celebrate by not working on a show this week....

 

Treasure Goblin Farming Route

by Hotstreak on

Hello everyone! In light of the new Treasure Vault Dungeon and the Treasure Goblin Community Buff, I thought it would be fun to put together a post going over a short and sweet Goblin farming route. This route contains three areas that are relatively small and easy to run through, so let’s get into it! But keep in mind that the Treasure Vault isn’t a 100% spawn and only has a chance to spawn from slain Treasure Goblins. Act I – Halls of Agony Level 2 Halls of Agony Level 2 contains a guaranteed Treasure Goblin spawn somewhere in the level. But Halls of Agony 2 isn’t a very big tile set so it’s very easy to quickly run through and hunt down your pair of Goblins. Be sure to check every single room and corner because these little guys have no limit to where they can spawn. Act II – ...

If you weren’t able to snag tickets to this year’s BlizzCon, Starcraft players can win two tickets simply by testing the Starcraft PTR for patch 2.1.4. There are a few requirements, you need to have reached level 5 by the contest closing of September 22, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.  There are also some additional perks – anyone who reaches level 5 on the PTR gets a one month Twitch Turbo subscription and 50 players will win a Twitch subscription for WCS EU/AM Prizes for participation   To all players who reach level 5 on the PTR: A one month subscription for Twitch Turbo To 50 random players who reach level 5 on the PTR: A Twitch subscription for WCS EU/AM To one random player who reaches level 5 on PTR: A pair (2) of 2014 BlizzCon tickets You’ll have from 12:00 AM PST August 26, 2014 to 11:59 PM PST September ...

The old news is that Blizzard is attending PAX Prime this week--that's August 29 through September 1. The cool new news is that they shared the exciting things they're bringing to the event, including playable demos, giveaways, and updates on what's on Hearthstone's horizon....

A new Developer Insights focuses on the Queen of Blades, featuring a talk with game designer Kent-Erik Hagman on her design and mechanics....

The Heroes of the Storm now offers battleground pages, with interactive maps, objectives, and more, according to a blog post posted today....

Deadset’s “Leapquake” Crusader was the most voted spec of this Month’s Play Your Way Thursday. This earned him the chance to showcase his Build on the official Diablo Twitch channel. He will be joined by CM Nevalistis, Designed John Yang, and YouTuber Qelric, starting at 3:00PM PT. With 2.1 now live, and Seasons starting this Friday; this Stream is almost can’t miss, as the important tidbits of new information that are almost certain to be shared here could prove invaluable for your Season 1 progress. Last week, voting completed for the latest round of Play Your Way Thursday builds. Your dedication to the Zakarum faith is clear, so tune in this Thursday, August 28 for our Round 3 livestream featuring the Crusader! Here are the TL;DR details: What: Our third Play Your Way Thursday livestream Where: http://www.twitch.tv/diablo When: Thursday, August 28 @ 3:00 p.m. PT to 5:00 p.m. PT Who: ...

 

Ice Bucket Challenge

by JR Cook on

Episode 50: Ice Bucket Challenge Please consider donating http://alsa.org We challenge Christina Sims, Robert Wing, Lyndsi Archucarro, and the rest of the Hearthstone community team to the ice bucket challenge! Articles Discussed Mists Price Drop Robin Williams NPC New Beta Patch Ultimate Evil Edition Releases Patch 2.1 is coming!  Heroes Ranked play Hearthstone wins award Mike Donais Interview Ice Bucket Challenge...

Blizzard released a blog today detailing their project with Ryan (creator of Gameheart) to add many of the features of the Gameheart interface into the game. For those who may not be familiar with Gameheart, it’s a 3rd party project that was created to enhance the viewer experience for both casters and spectators allowing for more details to be seen in game, lessen chances of critical moments being missed, and allowing greater exposure of teams and their sponsors. Gameheart also was crowd funded last year to help redesign it as well. The Gameheart project is looking to be added in pieces into StarCraft II, with some being added into the extension mod feature (released with 2.1), some into the game itself, and others as an observer mod (which can all be used in conjunction with each other).  The blog post over at Blizzard’s site details some of what’s to come ...

 

Deathrattle Priest Deck

by JR Cook on

Episode 26: Deathrattle Priest Deck This week we demonstrate a fairly effective Deathrattle Priest deck!  Twizz gets pretty passionate about the Deathlord and Studder is dumbfounded at a GREEEEEEDY Leeroy play by a Warrior  Other than that it’s effective and we give recommendations on what cards to swap in and out! Deck List Deathrattle Priest Class: Priest Priest (14) Power Word: Shield x2 Northshire Cleric x2 Shadow Word: Death x2 Thoughtsteal x2 Dark Cultist x2 Holy Nova x2 Holy Fire Cabal Shadow Priest Neutral (16) Undertaker x2 Zombie Chow x2 Loot Hoarder x2 Unstable Ghoul Deathlord x2 Defender of Argus Loatheb Sludge Belcher x2 Cairne Bloodhoof Sylvanas Windrunner Kel’Thuzad...

Episode 28: Warlords Release Date! Good news, everyone! We have a release date! Warlords of Draenor is slated to go live on November 13, 2014! Which Edge crew member had the closest guess? Will did! Speaking of release dates, Matt went into further detail discussing the raid release schedule. That leaves about two and a half weeks to level to 100. Is that enough time? Is it too little or too much? One of the newest features in Warlords is the Group Finder. Will offers his take on the new feature and what it means for players and how they handle group content. Will thinks that it’ll be a new game changing feature that will seed widespread use and could even revitalize the raiding community! Finally, we touch on the topic of the final boss in Warlords of Draenor. Some players are a little miffed that it’s been revealed as Grom ...

Episode 20 – Just the Tip We’re back! Gamescom is over, the Ultimate Evil Edition has been release and Patch 2.1 is almost here! Join us as we look into the latest round of PTR changes, discuss some of the philosophies behind Patch 2.1, talk about the new console release and announce a new addition coming to the team!...

Episode 25: Frost Wyrm Lair Walkthrough and Midrange Warlock Deck This week we polish off Naxx, discuss the cards and play around with a mid range Warlock deck.  We got a very quick reminder of casual play and what a “miracle” opening hand looks like for a priest.  12/12 Pagel?  C’mon Enjoy the show!...

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