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New Preview Showcases Gorgrond Denizens

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While the Artcraft series seems to be over, that hasn’t stopped Blizzard from posting another expansion preview article that focuses on showcasing the flora and… well, floral-fauna of Gorgrond, one of the questing zones to come in Warlords of Draenor. You might hear some folks argue that Blizzard is just re-skinning older models to make them match with the new expansion aesthetics; the genesaur are clearly using the tol’vir model from Cataclysm, while the Infested are using the “plague eruptor” model from Wrath. Aside from the part where this is modus operandi for Blizzard (the saurok used the new worgen model, and the saberon in WoD are using the same skeleton as well) there’s the part where the new models look fantastic, even if it amounts to a new coat of paint. The bottom line is that this is going to be a beautiful zone to play in, and that’s what this ...

 

In a blog entry posted today, Blizzard has announced that several services will be getting a discount from now until October 29th. So if you’re thinking about doing any shuffling, such as moving your character or guild from one realm to another, or even changing teams, now’s the time to do it. Read the full post below. The invasion of Azeroth is imminent. Beyond the Dark Portal, the destructive might of the Iron Horde gathers. Now’s the time to summon your guildmates, arm yourself, and prepare to stand against the tides of iron and fury. This week only, select character services are available for 25% below their normal price. The following services will be on sale until October 29, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT: Character Transfer Faction Change Guild Transfer Guild Faction Change To get started, simply click here. Alternatively, you can log in to your Battle.net account, select your World of Warcraft ...

 

What Would DKMR Do? #17

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Team DKMR: Twitter | Website | Forums Sponsored by: Gunnar – 2P – Waypoint Written by Varranis Welcome to this week’s “What Would DKMR Do?” Each week we’ll present an in-game situation and discuss the possible lines of play. Here’s the scenario for this week: In this scenario, we’re a Warrior with a lot of options looking to survive against our menacing Hunter opponent. How would you stay alive while setting up for lethal? Paul and Aanvil would: “Play Sylvanas Windrunner and pass.” This play progresses our board in a big way and limits what our opponent can do with Eaglehorn Bow. Matheus Revoredo, SkarnSW, and Peter Thorne want to check the traps first. Matheus said: “The best play would be to go face with the acolyte, then if it’s Freezing Trap, drop Sylvanas Windrunner pass. If it’s Explosive Trap we see what we draw, if it’s Sludge Belcher or Harrison Jones we drop it, coin Armor Up, if not, ...

 

Ars Arcanum: Frydehr's Wrath

by Stephen Stewart on

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. The long awaited Patch 2.1 has been with us for quite some time now. Not only did it usher in essentially a new era of Diablo with its massive introduction of new features, but it also brought with it new items to mercilessly hunt down and theorycraft new builds with. One of those particular items is currently tucked away as a season-only Legendary, so if you ...

Blizzard posted an update earlier today to indicate that their development work on porting Hearthstone to mobile platforms, including Android and an iPhone-scaled version on iOS, is ongoing. They have tentatively slated the tablet Android release for Q4 2014, while mobile versions will not become available until into 2015 now. The update also included an infographic with some interesting statistical data. For example, it shows that the longest Ranked play win streak is 24 games, and the shortest number of games played to reach Legend in a season was 74. Read on for the full post details… Greetings to all card-slingers around the world! Some time has passed since we last sat down and pow-wowed, and in that time a lot has happened. Since launching Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™ back in March, we’ve: Let players’ fingers do the dueling with the arrival of Hearthstone on iPad Survived the creepy-crawly wings ...

 

Ten Ton Hammer Shaman Deck

by JR Cook on

Episode 32: Ten Ton Hammer Shaman Deck This week we explain and play the Shaman deck that Savjz played in Seatstorycup II. Mainly played around Rank 13. We hope you enjoy! Extra Life/BlizzPro/Archtypegaming Fireside Event (EPIC Prizes too) Come see Studder and Twizz shoutcast the event LIVE! Watch the stream on Saturday October 25th: http://twitch.tv/BlizzPro Check out @ReviewDadMedia‘s Extra Life pledge to dress up like Elsa and sing “Let it Go!” if his goal is met: http://reviewdad.com/help-sick-kids-see-a-grown-man-dress-like-a-princess/ Deck List Ten Ton Hammer Shaman Class: Shaman Shaman (23) Earth Shock x2 Lightning Bolt x2 Rockbiter Weapon x2 Flametongue Totem x2 Feral Spirit x2 Hex x2 Lava Burst x2 Lightning Storm x2 Mana Tide Totem Unbound Elemental x2 Doomhammer x2 Fire Elemental x2 Neutral (7) Bloodmage Thalnos Haunted Creeper Defender of Argus Gnomish Inventor Azure Drake x2 Loatheb...

 

Metallica to Play at BlizzCon

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It’s always fun to hear people speculate every year on who will play at BlizzCon and I don’t think anyone has ever got it right. There is no rhyme or reason on who Blizzard gets to play at their biggest show of the year and this one is no exception. Metallica will now join the ranks with Ozzy, Foo Fighters, Tenacious D, and Blink182 of the past and will be playing at BlizzCon’s closing ceremony this year. Prepare yourselves for awkward moments of the lead singer asking if you actually brought an iPad to a rock concert. You can read the full announcement here: We’re thrilled to announce that Metallica will be performing the closing concert at BlizzCon 2014, playing before a sold-out convention crowd on the night of November 8! If you didn’t score tickets to the show, don’t worry—you can still get a front-row seat from home with the BlizzCon ...

 

Episode 35: 6.0 IS HERE!

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Episode 35: 6.0 is Here! Patch 6.0 has arrived! The Edge team spends the first half of the episode discussing the positives and the negatives that the patch is bringing out. We’ll have more updated thoughts in next week’s episode after we spend some more time with it. Here’s a quick and consolidated list of the major updates: New Character Models Stat Changes Item Changes Auction House Changes Currency Changes Toy Box Reagent Bank Void Storage and Reagent Bank Additions Class Changes Guild Changes Group Finder Siege of Orgrimmar Changes Level 90 Upper Blackrock Spire Blasted Lands Quests UI Improvements Old World Dungeon Revamps Undelete Character Feature And more! In other news, Blizzard has reported that World of Warcraft gained an additional 600k subscribers (presumably due to patch) placing the total number of active subscriptions at 7.4 million. This is a great time to bring back or introduce friends to the ...

Episode 55: Blizzard to Announce New Game at BlizzCon? Articles Covered BlizzCon Schedule and Map Released Patch 6.0.2 For WoW Consoles get 2.1 for Diablo Heroes gets new features Hearthstone America Qualifier Results...

 

Hallow's End Skins Now Avaliable

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A few weeks back we showed you a preview of 3 Hallow’s End inspired skins. If you loved them, you should be happy to know that these skins are now avaliable on the In-Game Store. You can get all three skins individually, or get 30% off in a bundle including Countess Kerrigan and Skelethur Abathur. You can see the official announcement on the Heroes Blog, and check out the release video below!...

As previously noted by my good friend Neinball, this latest edition of Play Your Way Thursday was going to be extra special. Not only were two builds going to be featured (both the winner V3dun’s “Void Ray” Wizard and second place finisher who was able to step in for the stream spot, Majier’s “Sweeping Thunder” Crusader) and not only were all of the participants going to be putting their characters (and pride) on the line by showcasing Hardcore gameplay for the first time on Play Your Way Thursday, but also the effervescent and widely-popular deadmau5 would finally be making his Diablo debut in an official capacity. [Those in the know surely recognize the tribute to him in this item.] With Brandy “Nevalistis” Camel and Don Vu in tow, this stream could not be anything but amazing. So, did it live up to the hype? Read on for my favorite highlights from the session and the ...

As of today, October 17, all through November 11, BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders will be able to lay their hands on some sweet loot from the Blizzard Gear Store. Instructions on how to go about obtaining these unique items can be found HERE (or you can read the post in full below). BlizzCon Online Merchandise Sale Begins This year’s BlizzCon online merchandise sale is underway! Starting today through November 11, BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket buyers can score some cool BlizzCon-premiere loot through the Blizzard Gear Store. Gearing Up for BlizzCon Hordes of blacksmiths, drones, and goblin engineers have been tirelessly working on a treasure trove of epic new items to debut at BlizzCon 2014, and the first results of their labor are available for purchase now. The store is stocked with some epic never-before-seen loot, along with some of your favorite items from BlizzCons past—check out our Facebook gallery to get a closer look ...

Episode 26 – Dark Before the Dawn This week we’re down one host, but the original duo must carry on. Archon knocks it out of the park with yet another lyrical parody. Archon and Neinball go over some of the new additions for console players and the most recent set of controversies plaguing the seasonal leaderboards. We also had a ton of feedback from our listeners and we really appreciate your input!...

Players all around the world are eager to join into the Heroes of the Storm Fun, but Alpha invites have been somewhat limited thus far. But do not despair if you haven't gotten a chance to get into the Nexus, Blizzard is giving its fans another shot at getting one of those precious Alpha Invites....

 

Meet Ciwiel Cosplay

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Today we sit down with the Multi-Talented Ciwiel Cosplay. Learn more about her and her stunning costumes....

The BlizzCon 2014 schedule (most of it) is now out along with the floor map. At first glance, people who are not fans of eSports might be disappointed while those who are fans are going to be very excited. However, do not let this schedule fool you as there are some obvious gaps that Blizzard is not putting on this schedule and will probably reveal in the opening ceremonies. Friday Schedule Saturday Schedule Map If you’re an eSports fan, you’re loving how much work that Blizzard is putting around the StarCraft 2 WCS and the stage area they are using. They are really trying to play catch up to Riot and Valve in terms of throwing an event. I believe you’ll either hear more about the next expansion Legacy of the Void or at the very least how Blizzard is going to want to focus more on the eSports component ...

 

Tempo Rogue Deck

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Episode 31: Tempo Rogue Deck This week we have concocted a pretty neat deck that’s a split between tempo and miracle.  No big finishers but constant board presence and ways to handle obstacles put out by your opponent.  We hope you enjoy! Deck List Tempo Rogue Class: Rogue Rogue (20) Backstab x2 Preparation x2 Conceal Deadly Poison x2 Blade Flurry x2 Eviscerate x2 Sap x2 Defias Ringleader x2 Perdition’s Blade Edwin VanCleef SI:7 Agent x2 Sprint Neutral (10) Bloodmage Thalnos Sen’jin Shieldmasta x2 Spellbreaker Gadgetzan Auctioneer x2 Loatheb Sludge Belcher x2 Ragnaros the Firelord...

 

Titan is Cancelled, But What's Next?

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Episode 54: Titan is Cancelled, But What’s Next? This was uploaded a week after it was supposed to be due to problems with our internet connection in not allowing us to upload it. Articles Covered Please consider donating to Extra Life: http://extralife.blizzpro.com Titan Cancelled BlizzCon in Game Goodies Revealed 6.0.2 Background Downloader Character Undelete Process Kadala Changes Next alpha Phase October 7 Fireside Gathering Pack Dreamhack EU...

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