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It’s been only a day since the official release, but that’s been long enough for Stephen, Robert and Marc to get a full dose of Curse of Naxxramas. Having played through normal and heroic modes, the hosts share their first impressions of this brand new solo play mode, and the news is all good. [There are no strategy spoilers in this episode.] Your hosts: Marc aka @shamanrongar Shauna aka @Mageycake, twitch.tv/trin1595, youtube.com/user/mageycake  Stephen aka @sastewart111, twitch.tv/leviathan111 Robert aka @RobertAWing, twitch.tv/zenstyle Intro performed by: Lucas Reis @Lucas_ReisRBM, youtube.com/user/LuckReisBR RSS feed: feeds.feedburner.com/BlizzprosHearthstonePodcast Subscribe in iTunes Follow the show on Twitter: @hearthproshow YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/HearthProShow Ask a Question: ask.fm/HearthProShow Connect to us on Facebook Contact us at: hearthpro@blizzpro.com Record a voice message for the show...

 

Legendary Reveals Warcraft Movie Logo

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Legendary Pictures, the production company behind the Warcraft movie, has revealed the logo for the film in advance of this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Revealed at the @Legendary booth, here’s your first look at the #WarcraftMovie logo! #LegendarySDCC pic.twitter.com/BFqeuDpl6u — Legendary (@Legendary) July 24, 2014 We’ve known for awhile that director Duncan Jones has already wrapped principal photography on the film, but also that there would be a long, long period of post-production work before the film’s scheduled release in March 2016. Still, Legendary’s reveal bodes well for there being some new updates about the film’s production revealed at Comic-Con. Note that it’s highly unlikely that any footage they show off at Comic-Con will be visible outside of the panel; folks may recall that the conceptual footage shown last year was never made available elsewhere. Still, we’ll keep you up to speed on any news that comes out of the con, ...

 

Tech Alpha Patch Notes for July 23rd

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The Heroes team has posted the patch notes for the latest build of the technical alpha, inviting you to enjoy them and prepare yourself while the alpha servers are down to distribute the patch. Highlights include: Rehgar Earthfury has been added as a fresh hero. Garden of Terror will be another available map for play. The first iteration of the Artifact system is in and ready for scrutiny. The new progression system updates are in place. Take a look at the full notes below: We’ve brought the Heroes of the Storm service down for a period of extended maintenance today in order to release a brand new patch for the Technical Alpha. Maintenance is ongoing, but don’t worry; we’ll let you know as soon as the Nexus is back online! In the meantime, you can check out complete patch notes below. Please welcome Rehgar, our latest addition to the Heroes of ...

***THERE ARE POTENTIAL GAME PLAY SPOILERS BELOW! DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU ARE WAITING TO PLAY BEFORE READING ABOUT THE ARACHNID QUARTER*** By the time you read this post, the first wing of Curse of Naxxramas, the Arachnid Quarter, should have been available for play for at least 24 hours. If you’re like me, you were doing your best to avoid spoilers all day yesterday until you could get home from work and experience it all first-hand, nice and fresh! Well, you’ve had a day, so let me introduce you to this post from Community Manager Zeriyah which puts the Arachnid Quarter on beautiful display. Below, you will find details on which bosses you can expect to find, which cards you can expect to earn, and so much more. Venture forth, brave heroes, and steel yourselves for the challenges ahead! Gather your strongest spells, sharpen those armaments, and dust off your ...

Let’s talk about garrisons. As of the latest build: You’ll be able to collect ore and herbs from your Mine/Herb Garden even if you don’t have the appropriate gathering skill. Tapping these nodes currently provides experience (we’ll see if that sticks around) and currently respawns very quickly (which according to Stockton is merely to facilitate testing). You are still unable to gather these materials outside of your garrison, however. The Alliance finally has a plans vendor in the Town Hall, and prices for level 1 blueprints have been dramatically reduced. Notably, only the small buildings (all except the Salvage Yard) are available to build; medium buildings remain on the vendor but are locked, and large building plans are supposedly unlocked from questing in later zones. In addition, while the small buildings CAN be built, not all of them are fully functional. The Alchemy Lab and Gem Boutique appear to be ...

 

Developer Insights Interview

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Game Director Dustin Browder and Designer Matt Cooper teamed up with CM Josh "Rockette"(*) Rester-Zodrow to drop some science about the upcoming patch for Heroes of the Storm on Twitch today. Highlights include an overview of the abilities for the just-announced support hero Rehgar Earthfury, a brief look at the new map Garden of Terror, and a discussion about the progression system updates and the controversial Artifact system....

 

Just like his predecessor, Diablo III has secret level. Instead of fighting demons and other hellish monsters, you're tasked with raiding a land of pink, rainbows, and happiness where you are supposed to conduct a massacre against unicorns, teddy bears, and even flowers....

 

Episode 45: Curse of Naxxramas is HERE (almost) Articles covered Gaze of the Black Prince Buff is back Ashran Zone Preview Gorgrond Zone Preview Talador Zone Preview 2 handers FINALLY buffed in 2.1 New Battleground, New Hero (Heroes of the Storm) Curse of Naxxramas Spoiler List ESPN to show DoTA 2′s Tournament – The International...

Episode 18: Kolento Pally Kolento Paladin Class: Paladin Paladin (14) Humility Equality x2 Holy Light Aldor Peacekeeper x2 Truesilver Champion x2 Consecration x2 Hammer of Wrath Guardian of Kings Lay on Hands Tirion Fordring Neutral (16) Elven Archer Knife Juggler x2 Wild Pyromancer x2 Harvest Golem x2 Defender of Argus Sen’jin Shieldmasta x2 Azure Drake x2 Harrison Jones Stampeding Kodo Sunwalker x2...

Welcome back to BlizzPro. I’m Dannie “IAmDiR23″ Ray and this is our weekly State of Balance. What is the single most powerful legendary shoulderpiece? You would likely have to think about it, right? The same would likely apply for most of our equipment slots, but what about jewelry? In particular, what about our rings? If I were to ask you what is the single most powerful pair of rings in the game, I’m sure that 95%+ of the answers would be the same: Ring of Royal Grandeur + The Stone of Jordan. We are going to look at each of these rings individually to see exactly how strong they are and will see if these two are really heads and shoulders away from the competetition. Stone of Jordan The Stone of Jordan has a 15-20% to your favorite element, up to 30% Damage against Elites, and if that wasn’t enough ...

Episode 16 – Is PTR Real Life? With the PTR in full swing and seasons coming soon, what should you be doing with your play time? This week Archon and Neinball go over all the recent news and developments from the PTR. With the death of Neinball’s latest Demon Hunter our hosts also reminisce over some of their past losses in Hardcore....

Completely cheating for this week’s budget deck of the week by featuring Reynad’s hunter deck from Dreamhack. Episode 17: Hunter Control Deck from Dreamhack Reynad Budget Hunter Class: Hunter Hunter (22) Hunter’s Mark x2 Flare x2 Tracking x2 Freezing Trap x2 Starving Buzzard x2 Eaglehorn Bow x2 Animal Companion x2 Kill Command x2 Unleash the Hounds x2 Houndmaster x2 Savannah Highmane x2 Neutral (8) Stonetusk Boar x2 River Crocolisk x2 Oasis Snapjaw x2 Stranglethorn Tiger x2...

Episode 44: Warlords of Draenor Coming to Console? Articles Covered Rob Pardo departs from Blizzard Warlords coming to console? Starcraft 2 sale Patch 2.1.0 PTR updates Curse of Naxx pricing info Clarity on golden cards Changes to death rattle...

It seemed like every year there was a BlizzCon, there would be Jay Mohr hosting the show. Some fans enjoyed him, many fans reviled him. To be fair, his first year he was terrible. He wasn’t one of us, he wasn’t a gamer and didn’t understand the culture and made terrible jokes. However, he learned from it and got better the next year and made it a point to understand this community and what it’s about. However, Jay Mohr would never be accepted as “one of us” and therefore would always be reviled by fans for his work at BlizzCon. Things have changed though, this year, Jay Mohr won’t be hosting BlizzCon. When asked on Twitter if he would be, he responded that he would not be there this year and he would check who would be doing the hosting duties: @Ceejer970 @nerdist is hosting this year. Great hire, great guy ...

Episode 23: Beta Dungeon Impressions and a Farewell to Rob Pardo, Sean and Matt discuss Rob Pardo’s departure from Blizzard along with special guest host @GitErRaid. With the beta having been out for some time, the crew talk about their first hand impressions at the new dungeons. Matt happens to go off on a tiny tangent towards the end about how healing feels overall and whether or not the sky is actually falling. Don’t worry. It’s not....

Episode 15 – New PTR Patch Archon and Neinball cover the latest update to the Patch 2.1 PTR. There are some interesting discussions happening between the devs about the high end difficulty balancing. Our hosts also go into the recent set of Monk nerfs and the Crushing Blow mechanic....

Blizzard announced earlier today that both the original StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and its first expansion, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, will be permanently reduced in price on the Battle.net store effective immediately. You can purchase either the original game or its expansion for $20 USD apiece, or a bundle of the two together for $35 USD. If you haven’t already enjoyed Blizzard’s RTS masterpiece, there’s no better time to get started. Additionally, if you’re thinking of playing Heroes of the Storm when it comes out, Heroes is built on the same engine and control scheme – learning the StarCraft control scheme will help you be familiar with some of what to expect (if you don’t have Technical Alpha access). Remember – you can try StarCraft II for free using the Starter Edition before committing to purchasing it! The Starter Edition includes the entire Blizzard Arcade experience, as ...

 

Last Chance to Join the Edge!

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Sean and I are still going over applications for that elusive third co-host for The Edge! We’re hoping to go live with the extremely lucky individual next week, but there’s still time for you to get your application in! If you’re still nervous, let me offer you a few pointers. Tips Speak clearly. Don’t mumble. Speak at a normal pace. Pretend you’re just having a conversation. No need to rush yourself or feel pressured. Relax! Slow it down! I’m guilty of this but that’s because I’m really excited about the news and topics we’re discussing. Easy on the Um’s. If you find yourself going “um” or “uh”, to force yourself to inhale instead. Practice. It’s okay to do more than one take. Rehearse repeatedly with the gear you have. Fiddle with the volume if you need to. Practice and revise what you’re saying as you go! Speaking is way different than blogging or writing. Look ...

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