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Weekly Bluepost Roundup

by Hotstreak on

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 ...

 

A Wonderful World of Hearthstonecraft #12

by Marc Huber on

In this column, we like to feature a very different side of Hearthstone and the Hearthstone player community. We search the web for user created content inspired by Hearthstone, and share it with you whenever we can. With Halloween just about a month away, it’s a perfect time to feature some Hearthstone cosplay. First, a truly stunning Jaina Proudmore by Narga Lifestream (click to enlarge). In case you are costume planning, the Faerie Dragon is considerably less involved, but equally impressive. Cosplay by Cosplay Py, photography by Brent Allen Thale (click to enlarge). Finally, if all else fails and all you have are some groceries and a bowl, the Mad Bomber is just right for you (click to enlarge)....

 

Blue Post Round-up

by Marc Huber on

Every Saturday, we will be sharing with you our Blue Post Round-up - the “can’t miss”, quirkiest, or most insightful blue posts and tweets from the previous week. World Championships: With BlizzCon only weeks away, excitement is building for the various finals in Hearthstone, StarCraft and of course Warcraft. It all begins October 31. Mark your calendars! 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 as possible. That’s why this year, the global finals for all Blizzard eSports tournaments will get underway a week early at a special World Championship Opening Weekend event ...

 

Warlords of Draenor In-Game Cinematics

by JR Cook on

In what I would consider Blizzard wanting to get this information out to fans before data miners do, they have released all of the in game cinematics that will take place in Warlords of Draenor. These very much will spoil storylines for a game that isn’t set to release for 2 more months so please tread ahead carefully. Without spoiling anything, I will say this – the in game cinematic team (lead by Terran Gregory) has stepped up their game for this expansion. You can tell that Blizzard is really focusing on story development in WoW more and more. Warning: Here be spoilers!* Go no further! Turn back now before it’s too late! You have been warned! The distant echoes of the Iron Horde’s war machine have already begun to reach the ears of Azeroth’s heroes. Soon, the journey into Draenor will begin in earnest—a journey filled with drama, tension, ...

 

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!...

Hello everyone and welcome back to BlizzPro! My name is Dannie “IAmDiR23″ Ray 23, and If you are familiar with my work, you know that I mainly dabble in theorycrafting and game mechanics. But today I’ll take a 180 degree turn as I’m joined by GiantSequoia, a lore enthusiast. Today we will talk about the amazing story gems that can be found on both enemy lore entries, and the different Books scattered through Sanctuary. But first of all, let our guest introduce himself. GS: Hello everyone! My name’s Mike, aka giant-sequoia. I live in Ontario, Canada, and I’ve been an avid reader and writer for as long as I can remember. I’ve been a gamer for most of my life as well, since I was eight (I’m now 25). Blizzard’s games were among the first I ever played, and I’ve been hooked ever since. My preferred platform is the PC, ...

 

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. World Championships: With BlizzCon only weeks away, excitement is building for the various finals in Hearthstone, StarCraft and Warcraft. It all begins October 31. Mark your calendars! 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 as possible. That’s why this year, the global finals for all Blizzard eSports tournaments will get underway a week early at a special World Championship Opening Weekend event taking place at ESL’s ...

 

Developer Insights with Chen

by djtyrant on

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"

by Magistrate on

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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