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Hearthstone is Blizzard's Free-to-Play Online Collectible Card Game, but how Free -to Play is it? Is there any truth to the constant Pay-to-Win accusations? Dannie Ray breaks down the situation and tries to get to the bottom of it....

 

Hearthstone Releases for Smart Phones

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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...

 

Patch 6.1.2 Hotfixes - April 20th

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Just two hotfixes today so we’ll keep this short, sweet, and to the point: You kids have fun out there, and watch out for insane turnips!...

The new sale and hero rotation are fast approaching and we have all the info you need here at BlizzPro! Free Hero Rotation This week’s free hero rotation will feature Arthas, ETC, Kerrigan, Lili, and Tychus. If you reach profile level 12 you will have access to Nazeebo and at level 15 Illidan. 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 Zeratul for $4.99. Matching this weeks sale hero the Ronin Zeratul Skin will also be on sale for $4.99. Finally the Grimskull Nazeebo Skin will also be on sale for $3.74. 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....

 

Exploring Draenor: Song of Silence

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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: Mok’gol Watchpost, Nagrand Rewards: Apexis Crystals, Leggings of Howling Winds, Brutag’s Iron Toe Boots You probably know Mok’gol Watchpost from your Apexis dailies, but to truly shut the stronghold down you’ll need to complete an achievement to take out the leaders. To get those precious achievement points for completing The Song of Silence, you will need to brutally murder Karosh Blackwind, Brutag Grimblade, Gortag Steelgrip and Krahl Deadeye. The orcs are located around Mok’gol, but three of them are in the raised central area, across a dry moat. The sole orc in the village proper is Karosh Blackwind, who – as the name suggests – is a Shaman. He will attack with Wind ...

While a lot of people scream for nerfs when cards feel overpowered, I don’t see many people calling for buffs to long forgotten cards. In my mind, every non-joke card should at least be a decent fit in a viable deck. Also, the meta would grow a lot more interesting if a wider array of cards suddenly started seeing play. So without further ado… Welcome back to Mending Mondays, a weekly feature where I, Dannie “IAmDiR23″ Ray will take a look at some of the worst cards in the Hearthstone and evaluate why they are deemed to be horrible, and what could be done to fix them. BRM isn’t out on its entirety yet, but if there is a card out there that deserves the Mending Mondays treatment, it is definitely this one. If you’ve read anything about this card, you know that  Majordomo Executus has been deemed the worst ...

 

Heroes Release Date

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Over the weekend the Heroes of the Storm Community team teased an announcement happening today. In a video and blog posted this morning, we now know what that announcement is: That’s right, we have a launch date! Following a two week period of open beta testing, Heroes of the Storm will officially launch June 2nd, 2015. There will not be any more wipes of existing data, so whatever progress you’ve made thus far you will keep when the game launches. While there are some minor technical issues which still need to be worked out, keep in mind this still gives Blizzard six weeks to do final polishing before the game goes live. Once the game does go live most issues with matchmaking should work themselves out as there will be many players for the system to choose from when creating matches. Development for the game will also be ongoing as ...

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....

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....

 

Ars Arcanum: Crashing Rain

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Books have often been society’s only bastion of light for passing along knowledge that would otherwise be lost to time or convoluted by the oral tradition. In order to provide new and old adventurers with as much knowledge of what to expect on their journey in Sanctuary, we created this tome of knowledge – Ars Arcanum. We will regularly feature a Legendary weapon or armor piece, discussing its stand-alone powers and capabilities, as well as how it may synergize with new builds or other items. Let’s take a break from rings for a little bit. At the end of last week, Season 3 kicked off and I saw my friends list come alive. It was interesting leading up to the opening moments, as some players were still having trouble deciding what class to roll in the 11th hour. After the weekend passed, I decided to take a look and see just ...

 

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 ...

 

Grim Patron Warrior Deck

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Episode 56: Grim Patron Warrior Deck This week we try bring you our twist on the Grim Patron Warrior deck. It makes for a lot of fun when paired with the Warsong Commander. It’s got good tempo and a few other benefits that put us on the winning side of the table several times. We hope you enjoy! http://patreon.com/HSPowerHour Deck List Grim Patron Warrior Class: Warrior Warrior (22) Inner Rage x2 Execute x2 Whirlwind x2 Fiery War Axe x2 Armorsmith x2 Cruel Taskmaster x2 Bouncing Blade Frothing Berserker x2 Warsong Commander x2 Death’s Bite x2 Brawl Crush Grommash Hellscream Neutral (8) Acolyte of Pain x2 Grim Patron x2 Sludge Belcher Emperor Thaurissan Dr. Boom Kel’Thuzad...

Episode 44 – One Year at the Workshop On April 2nd 2014, two guys with opinions started a little show about a game they loved and what a long, strange trip it’s been since then. In this episode we celebrate our first year of the podcast, announce the winner of our Reaper of Souls anniversary contest, go over some last minute things to complete for Season 2, and what we look forward to in Season 3. We’ve got a very big announcement of a very special guest that will be joining us in a few weeks. It’s also been a few weeks since we’ve last been able to go through your feedback, but fear not! We’ve dedicated a large portion of the show to go through your thoughts, ideas, and to showcase your items. Keep that feedback coming!...

 

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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