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WatcherDev confirmed that raid tier gear tokens will no longer require players to turn them in at a vendor for their relevant items. Similar to gear tokens acquired on the Timeless Isle, Warlords of Draenor raid tier gear will be attainable “on the spot”: @RhoWoW @MeaganTC They will work that way in Warlords. No more vendors – you can get your set piece on the spot. — Watcher (@WatcherDev) September 1, 2014 It is unclear whether these tokens will be broken up only according to class for the current tier or behave more like Timeless Isle tokens. Before token usage, Timeless Isle gear is known only by its armor type–upon usage, the token is then converted randomly into a class-specific item of the represented slot. However, since that would really make acquiring raid loot drops (and possibly trading them with your raid buddies) a pain, it seems highly unlikely that this would be the ...

 

Exploring Draenor: Grizzled Frostwolf Veteran

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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: Frostfire Ridge, east of Stonefang Outpost Task: Wave battle Rewards: Frostwolf Veteran’s Keepsake and Faded Note North of the Horde garrison and just east of Stonefang Outpost, you’ll come upon a lone shack. Nestled in the rocks above Stonefang and protected from the harsh elements of Frostfire, the hut is inhabited by one stubborn old Frostwolf orc – and surrounded by corpses. This orc, known only as the Grizzled Frostwolf Veteran, has killed a group of Thundermaw – presumably trying to oust him from his home. If you talk to him, he’ll complain about the other Frostwolves urging him to fall back to the village. He asks if you, like him, are willing to ...

When it comes to making a great universe come to life, there's nothing like a great Cosplay. Join me today as I sit down with Cyehra and we talk a little about Diablo, Conventions, and Cosplay....

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. Ever wondered why legendary gold minions are so expensive? Because it takes a lot of effort from a lot of murlocs. Hunqwert on Deviant Art wondered the same thing, and decided to paint a picture of the manufacturing process. The image was originally created for a hungarian Hearthstone fansite contest. Hunqwert explains: “I try to illustrate that how a legendary card is made and why it costs so much arcane dust. You can see Illidan Stormrage’s name on our hungarian red-white-green national flag, but his name sounds very strange in hungarian language, so we called him as ‘Viharharagos Iláj’.” Hearthstone is created with an international audience in mind, and fans of the game have ...

With all the Cons happening this long weekend, one expect the major Hearthstone related news to come out of PaxPrime or DragonCon. However, the biggest Hearthstone happening this weekend has definitely been on the Tournament scene.  Technically a minor tournament with a still respectable prize pool of $2500, The VGVN Naxxramas Release #2 Tournament started on Friday August 29th and the finals air today, Sunday August 31st. Streamed on Twitch, the tournament has been filled with some amazing Hearthstone game play that one would expect to see from some of the best players in the world!  Tune in at 12:00pm EST to watch what is sure to be a fantastic semifinal match between two of the top European players, Kolento & Thijs....

djWheat (Marcus Graham) had the opportunity to interview Heroes of the Storm game developer Dustin Browder, as well as sit in on gameplay by senior 3D artist Phill Gonzales....

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

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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....

 

Ice Bucket Challenge

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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

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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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