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A recent discovery of an undocumented change got me thinking about ubers and key farming, this change made key drops global which makes key farming much easier for groups of people. But the best part is no one is actually sure about which patch this change came with which is a cause for concern for this set of content. This could quite simply mean that nobody is really doing this content enough to notice any changes. So lets dig into why this could be by looking at where the content stands with the players. I’ve been noticing some frustration from players who would like key farming to be more efficient for solo play. While I understand that frustration I don’t actually agree with it. I have seen people throw out some numbers that show the efficiency of solo play vs group play and while those numbers may be accurate, Diablo III is first ...

What can we do to Improve Feugen, Stalagg, and Thaddius? On this week's Mending Mondays, Dannie Ray looks at this Legendary Trio and offers some options to make them feel truly Legendary, and maybe even viable for serious play....

 

Exploring Draenor: Borrok the Devourer

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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: East Crackling Plains, Frostfire Ridge Task: Sous chef Rewards: Carapace Shield of the Devourer The ogres of Frostfire Ridge have an annoying habit of worshipping things that are very bad for them. Over in Stonefury Cliffs, the Bloodmaul ogres bow down to the Soul-Gorger, while to the east, the Grimfrost revere Borrok the Devourer – a massive lava worm. And with a name like that, how do you think they honour him? When you come across the lava pool that Borrok has made his home, you’ll find a group of ogres preparing to pay tribute to the creature with a – very unlucky – Frostwolf orc. The Grimfrost Wormpriest is calling out ...

A new week is here which means another new sale and hero rotation and we have all the info you need here at BlizzPro! Free Hero Rotation This week’s free hero rotation will feature Diablo, Muradin, Raynor, Tyrande, and Zeratul. If you reach profile level 12 you will have access to Gazlowe and at level 15 Tassadar. Weekly Sale This week’s sale gives you 50% off of a hero, a hero skin to match the sale hero, and an additional skin. This week’s hero on sale is Sgt. Hammer for $4.24. Matching this weeks sale hero the World War Sgt. Hammer Skin will also be on sale for $4.99. Finally the Betrayer Malfurion Skin will also be on sale for $4.99. The sale ends on Monday and Blizzard will have another sale begin the day after. As a reminder these sales are for real life money only and are not discounted with in game gold....

When Heroes of the Dorm was announced at PAX East, I not only thought the name was corny but that it wouldn’t be all that big of an ordeal even with the ESPN thing. I figured it would be interesting to some but for the most part people wouldn’t really care. Those who would want to watch it would watch it regardless of what it was on and that they might as well have streamed it on Twitch since that’s where most of the audience would be at anyway. I thought in the end it would be a small footnote of history that would consist of people patting their own backs for bringing eSports to TV and “We did it eSports!” while the rest of the world doesn’t even bat an eye. Boy was I wrong. Instead, eSports history was made last night and people took notice. Social media absolutely ...

Are you stuck with a DPS that thinks they’re a tank and is constantly initiating pulls, or a healer or tank that thinks that doing damage is their first priority? If you’ve played Warcraft for any longer than a week, of course you have! Our next few installments of Dungeon Professionals will be focusing on each of the three major roles in dungeons and what’s expected of them. Healers Much like how fights would last forever without competent DPS, healers are also necessary to keep the dungeon moving at a steady pace. Even if the DPS and the Tank can mitigate and put out enough damage to survive an encounter, without a healer they’ll be waiting for quite awhile between in each pull. Additionally, while bosses can be killed without the other 2 rolls if necessary as long as skill and gear are up to par, there is very little chance ...

 

Blackwing Lair is out and one of my favorite cards from the set has been released. It’s no secret that I was incredibly excited about Flamewaker and once I had it I immediately went about trying to find ways to make it work into a deck. It doesn’t fit into Mech Mage and it doesn’t really fit into Freeze Mage – although some of the spells in Freeze Mage work very well with it. Instead I think it creates a new deck on it’s own, and this one I have been playing non stop this weekend. This deck first came to my attention from a post by Yueshen from the Competitive Hearthstone subreddit detailing the Chinese scene. The Chinese player called (life is a trip)#5671 was able to get to Legend #62 on the Chinese region with this deck. The deck is very cheap mana cost wise and also card ...

Welcome to the Horadrim Corner! Come gather by the fire and talk about the builds you all want to see! Let the ancient knowledge of the Horadrim assist your quest for greatness as you slaughter the demons that stand in your way. For all that is good, build yourself into a warrior worthy of Pandemonium! Hello and welcome to the first edition of Horadrim Corner. I am Threedaysjpt, here to show off weekly builds to help get you started in your Diablo grind. For this first build, we shall be looking at my personal favorite, the Monk, and the revamped Raiment of a Thousand Storms set. In this particular version, we will be playing off of the “Thousand Storms” name and focusing the build around lightning, literally creating one thousand storms. Although this might be the style used here, most any element can be used to modify the build to ...

Episode 47 – Of Blood Thieves and Bans Since our last episode, there was massive exploit involving Blood Thieves, but that’s all past us now. Blizzard quickly fixed the bug and banned the exploiters and we couldn’t be any happier about it! Neinball tells a tale of two dead Demon Hunters, we discuss the burnout associated with seasons, and Blizzard’s growing interest in keeping Seasons competitive. We also go through the backlog of listener feedback and items of the week. We love to hear for you all, so please continue to send in your comments, ideas, and items!...

This last week we got a lot of excitement as Hearthstone got released to smart phones, Patch 6.2 hit the PTR in WoW, and Heroes of the Storm gets a release date. There was so much more than that being written on BlizzPro so here’s a list of everything in case you missed any of it. BlizzPro BlizzPro Weekly Episode 72: Hearthstone Releases for Smart Phones BlizzCon Goody Bags Offered to Virtual Ticket Holders Diablo Westmarch Workshop #46: Story Time with Wyatt Cheng Transmog Tuesday #5 Ars Arcanum: Crashing Rain Hearthstone Well Met! Podcast Episode 6: Just by a Baron Rivend-hair Hearthstone for iPhone, Android Phone Launches Bonus Deck: Void Gang Boss Zoo Got Lethal #10: Demon Sacrifice Beating Highlord Omokk Beating General Drakkisath Beating Rend Blackhand Blackrock Spire Heroic Deck Lists and Videos Hearthstone eSports Series #4: UI and Game Mechanics Blackrock Mountain Week 2 Card Review Mending Mondays ...

 

Episode 72: Hearthstone Releases for Smart Phones Articles Covered Patch 6.2 hits PTR Wyatt Cheng Interview Heroes of the Dorm Hearthstone releases for Smart Phones Blackrock Spire Deck Lists...

Episode 46 – Story Time With Wyatt In this episode we’re joined by a very special guest, Senior Technical Designer Wyatt Cheng. Together, we discuss our late night grindfests for Season 3, our experiences with the new season so far, the development team’s views on Grift Trials (spoilers: they’re going away!), and other amazing stories that shed a little bit of light on what goes on behind the scenes of our favorite game. This is quite a show and we’ve got a lot in store for you....

 

Overwatch: Symmetra

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Symmetra literally bends reality. By manipulating hard-light constructs, she crafts the world as she wishes it to be, in hopes of engineering a perfect society....

 

BlizzCon 2015 Tickets on Sale

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Episode 71: BlizzCon 2015 Tickets on Sale Articles covered BlizzCon tickets on sale Warcraft token releases Patch 2.2 live Diablo 3 Wyatt Cheng on BlizzPro Molten Core releases in Hearthstone Heroes of the Dorm...

As we prepare for BlizzCon ticket sales this Wednesday, Blizzard released some additional information and reminders about how tickets will be obtained this year once they have been purchased through EventBrite. They also announced that, once Virtual Ticket sales begin, there will be an option for members of Team No-Pants to obtain the physical goody bag instead of just the digital items as in previous years. There will be certain limitations in place for who can obtain the physical items from the bag, but this is something more than a few members of the community have asked for and Blizzard is demonstrating that we are being heard....

Episode 45 – What to Do in Patch 2.2 Patch 2.2 is here and Season 3 is right around the corner! This patch contains tons of changes, new items, and re-vamped sets that we’re excited about. There was one item that has caused quite a ruckus in the community, but we try not to let it get us down. Make sure to catch our live stream of the start of Season 3 this Friday at 10pm ET/7pm PT and don’t forget about our special guest next week! Wyatt Cheng, Senior Technical Designer, will joining us on April 15th, it’s an episode you won’t want to miss!...

 

Sylvanas Build and Gameplay

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Episode 14: Sylvanas Build and Gameplay Doing something a little different this week, please let us know if you like it or not. Decided to split up the show into 2 parts – part 1 is discussing news items and things happening in the community and giving a breakdown of a build. Part 2 will feature gameplay and focusing on team compositions....

Lots of stuff happening at Blizzard Entertainment and at BlizzPro this past week. We saw a new adventure mode get released in Hearthstone, Legacy of the Void beta is in full swing, WoW releases the in game token, and Diablo Season 2 comes to an end with Patch 2.2.0 releasing and Season 3 starting up this Friday. Here’s a list of everything you might have missed Diablo Westmarch Workshop Episode 44: One Year at the Workshop Diablo Patch 2.2.0 Now Live What to Expect from Season 3 Ars Arcanum: Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac The End of Era 2 is Upon Us Transmog Tuesday #4 Hearthstone Well Met! Podcast Episode 4: Into the Molten Core Is This the Worst Deck Ever? Frodan vs. Seltzer Showmatch at the ViaGame House Cup Dealing with Dr. Boom April Fools: HD Card Backs, the Disgruntled Chicken, and Ninjas vs. Pirates Got Lethal #8: HARDEST ...

 

BlizzCon Benefit Dinner

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The BlizzCon benefit dinner is a tradition started before BlizzCon 2013. This dinner is a special charity event sponsored by Blizzard in conjunction with a charity of their choice (usually the Children’s Hospital of Orange County) where attendees are able to meet, enjoy a meal, and chat with employees of Blizzard Entertainment. All proceeds from ticket sales for this dinner are donated to CHOC. In 2015, each ticket for this special event includes admission to the dinner, a signed print of a piece of artwork from Blizzard, a ticket to BlizzCon, a goody bag (complete with commemorative swag to be announced at a later date), a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, and “the opportunity to forge some epic BlizzCon memories.” This year the cost of each ticket is $750 (not including taxes and fees) and there is a limit of 2 (two) per household. While this cost may seem quite steep, the ...

 

April Fools: Spear of Adun

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The day that the entire internet becomes a useless piece of crap is now here, and as always (well, except for the year they decided not to) Blizzard is participating. First up today is the StarCraft April Fools where they claim you can purchase the Spear of Adun, a real Protoss arkship. Best thing is, it’s even on sale! Now instead of paying $9,999,999 you can get it for the low price of $9,999,998 on the Blizzard Gear store. Too bad it’s out of stock though. Never fear though, the estimated completion date on this thing is the year 2315, but since this is Blizzard you can probably expect it around 2412 instead. Check out the full blog post here for more information on the Spear of Adun:...

 

Overwatch: Torbjörn

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At its height, Overwatch possessed one of the most advanced armaments on the planet, which could be traced to the workshop of an ingenious engineer named Torbjörn Lindholm....

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… ...

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