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Hearthstone’s August 2014 Ranked Play Season: The Chill of Icecrown is coming to a close at the end of the month, and with it your chances of acquiring the Icecrown card back for your collection. The Icecrown card back will only be available during August, so be sure to hit Rank 20 before September 1st in order to qualify and don’t miss out! Reach Rank 20 or better and the card back will be awarded to you at the end of the season.  This is the final month to qualify for the Championship Qualifiers through Ranked Play! The top 16 Legend players from the August 2014 Ranked Play Season  will qualify to participate at a Championship Qualifier Tournament! For more information on the Hearthstone World Championship, click here. Your chance at undying glory and the $250,000 prize pool awaits! Acquire all new cards for your Hearthstone collection with Curse of Naxxramas: A Hearthstone ...

Deadset’s “Leapquake” Crusader was the most voted spec of this Month’s Play Your Way Thursday. This earned him the chance to showcase his Build on the official Diablo Twitch channel. He will be joined by CM Nevalistis, Designed John Yang, and YouTuber Qelric, starting at 3:00PM PT. With 2.1 now live, and Seasons starting this Friday; this Stream is almost can’t miss, as the important tidbits of new information that are almost certain to be shared here could prove invaluable for your Season 1 progress. Last week, voting completed for the latest round of Play Your Way Thursday builds. Your dedication to the Zakarum faith is clear, so tune in this Thursday, August 28 for our Round 3 livestream featuring the Crusader! Here are the TL;DR details: What: Our third Play Your Way Thursday livestream Where: http://www.twitch.tv/diablo When: Thursday, August 28 @ 3:00 p.m. PT to 5:00 p.m. PT Who: ...

 

Patch 2.1.0 Hotfixes!

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Stay ahead of the curve! Check out the Hotfixes for patch 2.1...

 

[Featured] What Would DKMR Do? #9

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Team DKMR: Twitter | Website | Forums Sponsored by: Hearthstats - Gunnar - 2P - Waypoint - SoulFire Masters 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: There are two crucial decisions on this turn. First, do we remove the Misha or choose not to attack? Second, do we play a minion or Armor Up? If we play a minion, which one? Let’s see what you said! Anthony said: Play the Acolyte, and trade into Misha with Taskmaster then Armor smith to gain 2 armor as well. Anthony has opted to play the Acolyte in order to increase his board presence without giving his opponent a means by which to trigger his Mad Scientist. Mr. Ctrain agrees. Cosmeagol believes: trading the taskmaster and armorsmith into Misha is a must, its not great value-wise, but we cant afford to gamble on anything ...

 

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 ...

Gameplanet posted an interview they had with World of Warcraft game director Tom Chilton during Gamescom. He discusses future expansions, Warlords, and some other interesting things....

 

The Starcraft universe villain (or hero, depending on how you look at it) Sarah Kerrigan is being highlighted this week for Hero Week. Blizzard’s blog post features a lore summary, a neat trailer, tips, fan and concept art, and an overview of her abilities. For more on this hero, we encourage you to read up on our Kerrigan hero page, where you can find her statistics, abilities, talents, and skins, as well as a bit of lore. “SOMETIMES I MISS BEING HUMAN… …UNTIL I SEE HOW EASILY THEY DIE.” - KERRIGAN, QUEEN OF BLADES Once a terran ghost with formidable psionic abilities, Kerrigan was betrayed by her allies and transformed by the zerg into the Queen of Blades. Now freed of the dark one’s corruption, Kerrigan faces a threat that could destroy the galaxy itself, but in the meantime, the Nexus calls! Sarah Kerrigan hails from the depths of the StarCraft universe, and ...

A new flying mount recently began appearing in Warlords of Draenor beta mount lists--the Solar Firehawk....

 

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!...

 

Kaeo Milker: Ranked Play Mode Is Coming

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In an interview at gamescom with ingame.de, Producer Kaeo Milker talked about the long-awaited Ranked Play options that will be coming up in Heroes… though he was also quick to mention that ranked play doesn’t make sense with a small pool of players, and the number of players in the technical alpha is still too small for these mechanics to work fairly. Milker first discussed the Draft Mode, where opposing (and pre-made) teams of players will be able to ban each other from selecting up to three certain heroes, and then take turns picking heroes in order to fill out the team. Players can’t select a random hero in this mode. Looking at this from an e-sports angle, I like the idea from a competitive standpoint: if you’re well-schooled enough with the game to predict what kind of strategies your opposition will use from their character selection, and tailor your team ...

 

Episode 49: Will We Get New Classes in Hearthstone? Articles Discussed WoW Release Date and Cinematic Warlords Collector’s Edition Raid Schedule Reaper of Consoles Heroes of the Storm at GamesCom Hearthstone interview...

 

Construct Quarter Walkthrough

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Episode 24: Construct Quarter Walkthrough Twizz and Studder cover the Construct Quarter as well as do the Warrior and Priest class challenges.  We also talk about the new cards and what other cards/decks they would combo well with!...

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Warlords Event Report and Pictures!

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Blizzard invited the community to visit Los Angeles at the Act Hotel theater and watch the premier of the Warlords of Draenor cinematic and get a release date for the latest World of WarCraft Expansion. For reaction on the video’s revealed today, make sure to check out Crow’s reaction from this morning. We arrived at around 7:15am, a good 75 minutes before we’d be let in so we joined the already big line and waited and conversed with the others around us about WoW, PvP, etc. This is one of the few events you get to really geek out with fellow geeks and attendees. It really reminded me of a mini BlizzCon of sorts or a launch party, which made it better! After waiting sometime, we were able to get wristbands that the Blizzard staff handed out to guarantee us a seat within the theater. According to some people I talked ...

Episode 27: Warlords of Draenor levelling speed, Last week, we mentioned that the release date for Warlords was going to debut on Thursday. Too bad we ran out of time and couldn’t get around to discussing what our predictions were! When do you think the expansion will drop? With the beta becoming more and more polished with every build, Will wanted to take a look at the approximately levelling speed going from level 90 to 100. How hard do you plan on levelling? Would you rather take your time and enjoy the sights and sounds the leveling experience has to offer or would you rather blitz to level 100 and get a taste of the end game? Contest details You still have a few more days before we give away five keys for the Warlords of Draenor beta! Last week on August 3rd, we sent a tweet out from The Edge account ...

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