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Donate to Extra Life Charity, Win Prizes

by JR Cook on

We are less than a week away from our Extra Life Hearthstone Charity Event on October 25 and we still have a long ways to meet our $1,000 goal. So with that, we decided to give a little incentive for people to start donating. For every $5 you donate to http://extralife.blizzpro.com you will be entered into a raffle drawing to win a SteelSeries Warlords of Draenor Headset ($220 value). I currently own one of these headsets and it is the absolute best sounding and most comfortable gaming headset I have ever owned. It could potentially be yours with a donation as small as $5. If you want to donate more than $5, you will get multiple entries. So, let’s say you donate $50, then you will get 10 entries into the drawing. We will do the drawing on Sunday October 26 and the winner will be contacted. We have more ...

 

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!...

“So eager you are, for my blood to spill. Yet to vanquish me, ’tis my head you must kill!” It’s the most magical time of the year and Hallow’s End is yet again upon us! Wait. I think I might confuse the terminology slightly, but nevertheless, Hallow’s End is my favourite in-game holiday event, and this year it’s extra special as it’s the first holiday to be updated in two years. That’s right, not only has the gear been upgraded to item level 540 (up from 470), but there are also new vanity items and companion pets to be obtained. And then there is of course the highly coveted reins for the headless horseman’s mount; a mount that still to this day eludes some players. In addition to the three already existing pets (Sinister Squashling, Feline Familiar, and Creepy Crate) there are two new pets are available: Cursed Birman and Widget ...

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 ...

 

DECK OF THE WEEK #35: Freeze Mage

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Every Friday a legendary member from team DKMR breaks down Don’t Kick My Robot’s “Deck of the Week” . These decks are seeing a lot of play either in constructed ladder or tournaments. Team DKMR explains the deck lists and how to play them. Make sure you check out Don’t Kick My Robot if you want to become a better player or check out their premium services if you would like them to do a 1 on 1 coaching session with you to help you better your game. View past Deck Lists of the Week. Team DKMR: Twitter | Website | Forums Sponsored by: Gunnar - 2P - Waypoint Faramir here, bringing you the Deck of the Week. This week we have a very special deck. Freeze Mage has been around for a very long time and with its recent resurgence in tournament play, we decided to go over how it works. Right upfront I want to warn you, if you try this deck ...

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 previous three Play Your Way Thursday (Formerly Theorycraft Thursday) streams were amazing. We always had some little tid bits of information on coming changes that the devs would talk about during the stream, but this stream is shaping up to be a bit different. This stream is going to feature the one, and only, deadmau5! If you didn’t know, deadmau5 is a huge diablo fan and a dedicated hardcore player. That’s right, he plays hardcore. This will be Blizzard’s first official hardcore stream and it’s going to glorious! I truly hope no one dies, but I won’t deny that it would be entertaining if someone does… You don’t want to miss this stream, catch it tomorrow October 16 at 2:00pm PDT. While the master of magic, the Wizard, prevailed in our last Play Your Thursday community vote, we were unfortunately unable to sync up with V3dun#2884 for our upcoming livestream. Thankfully, runner-up Majier#1230 has ...

As if all the fun shenanigans of Patch 6.0.2′s release weren’t enough, Blizzard is sweetening the pot on doing Siege of Orgrimmar raids: if you’re looking to get your hands on a Bind-on-Account heirloom weapon from Garrosh, you’re now guaranteed to get one appropriate to your spec whenever you kill Garrosh on any non-LFR raid difficulty. This is a limited-time offer, of course: once Warlords releases on November 13th, Garrosh won’t drop heirlooms at all. Get all the details below. Garrosh got an iron-tight grip on your heirloom? It’s time to smash ‘n grab! Beginning Tuesday, October 14 and lasting until the launch of Warlords of Draenor on November 13, we’ll be giving players a bonus 100% chance to get their first Garrosh heirloom weapon in each difficulty* of Siege of Orgrimmar. If you have yet to claim an heirloom for your collection, here’s your chance. Once Warlords of Draenor goes ...

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

by JR Cook on

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...

Episode 25 – 2.1.1 Fun! After a string of technical difficulties we’re finally back! We have a bunch of news to cover with the release of Patch 2.1.1 since our last show as well as the sad cancellation of Project Titan. Witch Doctor’s will be happy with the new buffs to pet builds, everyone will be happy with many quality of life changes and people have been grumbling over the changes to Kadala (spoiler’s, she got buffed.)...

 

Secrets Mage Deck

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Episode 30: Secrets Mage Deck This week we tackle the Secrets Mage! It has its pro’s and its con’s, but it’s never a dull match! Twizz goes PvP on a mosquito at the end and the sound board gets a little violent (put earmuffs on the kids). Anyways, we hope you enjoy! Be sure to check out BlizzPro’s Extra Life info at: http://extralife.blizzpro.com Deck List Secret Mage Class: Mage Mage (17) Mana Wyrm x2 Frostbolt x2 Counterspell x2 Duplicate Mirror Entity x2 Kirin Tor Mage x2 Fireball x2 Polymorph Water Elemental x2 Flamestrike Neutral (13) Undertaker x2 Loot Hoarder x2 Mad Scientist x2 Harvest Golem x2 Loatheb Sludge Belcher x2 Sylvanas Windrunner Ragnaros the Firelord...

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