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Exploring Draenor: Ruins of the First Bastion

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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: Gorgrond, east of Evermorn Springs Task: Kill and collect Rewards: 63g Gorgrond is a savage zone in a savage land. The overarching theme is the combat between Draenor’s plant elementals and the stony ancestors of the ogres. You’ll find evidence of this clash everywhere: Horde players will witness a titanic Magnaron, Tog the Earthrender, fighting a massive plant elemental, Ula, after their introductory quests. Another example is, of course, the Ruins of the First Bastion. The Ruins are one of Gorgrond’s many bonus objectives. Presumably the remains of the ogres’ first attempt to settle Gorgrond, it is a crumbling fort that has been subsumed by the flora of the ...

 

Brawler's Guild Season Two Preview Is Up

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Expert pug pugilist Community Manager Crithto posted up a blog covering what’s happening with Brawler’s Guild as we move into Warlords of Draenor, and if one-person fights against wacky mechanics are your thing, you might be interested to see what’s in store. The short version is that any achievements you got during MoP will get saved as Feats of Strength in a Legacy category. Generally speaking, the ranks are getting re-tuned for level 100 characters, the lineups in each rank are getting shuffled (and some bosses moved to challenge-only status, like that filthy cheat Hexos), and it’s being brought back down to eight ranks instead of ten. No new encounters are being added, but it’s highly likely that we’ll see new encounters trickled in throughout the expansion, just as was done during MoP. Also, if you like the idea of having an angry gnoll in your garrison, Meatball will be a recruitable follower. ...

This public service announcement is brought to you by the good folks at Blizzard Entertainment and BlizzPro. If you have yet to hop into Hearthstone and try out some of the Curse of Naxxramas content, the clock is ticking on how long you have to get a taste of it for the price of free. Yes, as of September 30th, 11:59 PDT, the Arachnid Quarter will officially cost just as much as any of the other wings to unlock. If you were thinking about start a free-to-play account in another region, for instance, I would get started on that today in order to take advantage of saving 700 gold. Read on below for the official announcement from Blizzard: The Curse of Naxxramas launch event is ending soon! This means you have until September 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT to log in to Hearthstone and unlock the Arachnid Quarter for free. If you haven’t ...

 

Streamer Spotlight: Blitzballer

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Diablo 3 is played by a huge variety of people around the world. Some might play it once a week, some might play it several hours a day, and others might even make part of their living playing the game. You can found a great sample of size at Twitch.TV, where you can find several people streaming this game we love everyday. On Twitch you can find Diablo pros, funny personalities, and even people who are just learning the game. Streamer Spotlight is here to share the stories of some those interesting players....

Oh Thorns, you’ve been around forever and you even have a set to support you, but you are yet to become a viable option. What is so wrong with Thorns? Lets find out!...

We’ve touted him on previous podcasts and articles as one of the best things to happen to Hearthstone commentating. I’m of course talking about Admirable, one of the mainstays in casting at many of our highest level tournaments. Not only is he a great caster, but the man backs it up with formidable skill, as he is a top competitor in his own right and also a sought after coach. Lest we fill his head with anymore well-deserved praise, read on for Blizzard’s official highlight of Admirable as a streamer. This is one guy you want to click that follow button for: If you’re interested in sharpening your Hearthstone skills, plenty of people out there are making entertaining and informative videos. Among these luminaries you’ll find pro players and skilled amateurs who all share a common goal—to entertain viewers by sharing their knowledge of the game mixed up with memorable ...

Episode 53: Blizzard Needs to Offer WoW Collectors a Better Solution Articles Covered Hearthstone hits 20 million players You are better at Hearthstone than you think Final Phase of Technical Alpha WoW Character Name Release Legendary Quest Chain to retire Heirlooms BlizzCon pet revealed: Grommloc WoW’s Collector Edition...

 

Control Warrior Reboot Deck

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Episode 29: Control Warrior Reboot Deck Another 5-0 week on the Power Hour against a Warlock, Priest, Hunter, Druid and Warrior mirror match! (Ok, the first game was accidentally in casual mode…) We discuss the Hunter/Leeroy nerf a bit and what the community is saying about that.  We talk about alternative cards to use if you’re missing some Legendary cards as well.  We hope you enjoy! Deck List Warrior Control Class: Warrior Warrior (16) Execute x2 Shield Slam x2 Fiery War Axe x2 Armorsmith x2 Cruel Taskmaster x2 Shield Block x2 Death’s Bite x2 Brawl Grommash Hellscream Neutral (14) Unstable Ghoul Acolyte of Pain x2 Big Game Hunter Feugen Loatheb Sludge Belcher x2 Stalagg Cairne Bloodhoof Sylvanas Windrunner The Black Knight Ragnaros the Firelord Alexstrasza...

Blizzard has announced that the upcoming account data wipe on the Technical Alpha for Heroes of the Storm will be the final data wipe (including purchases, matchmaking rating, etc.) before the game enters its next testing phase, which will eventually transition to the live game servers. This is in line with the release methodology they used for Hearthstone in 2013-2014. The server move will bring Heroes on to the Battle.net production servers, which means that players on other Blizzard properties will be able to see and interact with their friends who are playing Heroes of the Storm. Significantly more invites into the game’s testing phase are expected as part of this move. Finally, the upcoming patch will include new features, including custom games and replays. The complete update from Blizzard follows: If you’re currently in the Technical Alpha, we hope you’re enjoying a week where all Heroes are available in ...

Episode 32: Class Highlight: Paladins. Also, WoW news and comments! Your Edge hosts went over some serious news this week. The Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 background downloader is now live so your launchers should be starting the downloading process now. Legendary cloaks will no longer be obtainable during the expansion so you might want to get on that right away if you haven’t yet! Gaze of the Black Prince is still in effect and will be until patch 6.0.2.  Tier tokens will now have elements of randomness as they might come with sockets or tertiary stats when you turn them in. The good news? There’s a chance for it to be Warforged! The bad news? You won’t know until you turn them in! The last big news of the day, Blizzard has officially canned their next gen MMO: Titan. After 7 years, Blizzard declared that it would not continue with the project ...

 

BlizzCon 2014 In-Game Goodies Revealed

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Blizzard posted a list of all the digital doodads awarded to players who purchase a BlizzCon ticket this year. The list adds to the previous unveiling of Grommloc, the World of Warcraft pet shown last week. Ticket holders will also receive a special Hearthstone card backing, Starcraft II portraits and decal, Diablo III weapon transmogs based on Warlords of Draenor, and a Heroes of the Storm mount (for Heroes, not WoW) and portrait....

Episode 24 – It’s a Hardcore Life In this episode we continue the Diablo parodies with the wonderful lyrical styling of Leviathan. While official news has died down a little, there is no shortage of things to talk about! The big question on most players’ minds is ‘When is this Season going to end?’ Join Archon, Leviathan and Neinball as they discuss their thoughts on Season length. And our hosts also want your feedback on why do you want to know when a season ends? Let us know your thoughts at westmarchworkshop@blizzpro.com!...

It’s been 7 years since Blizzard has been working on their next gen MMO. It’s been a few years since we found out the codename was Titan and roughly a year since Blizzard hit the reset button on it. Now, according to Mike Morhaime and Chris Metzen in a Polygon interview, Titan has been officially cancelled. Speaking to Polygon, Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime reiterated that the company has technically never officially announced Titan, though it hasn’t been shy to talk about the game over the past seven years. “We had created World of Warcraft, and we felt really confident that we knew how to make MMOs,” Morhaime said. “So we set out to make the most ambitious thing that you could possibly imagine. And it didn’t come together. “We didn’t find the fun,” Morhaime continued. “We didn’t find the passion. We talked about how we put it through ...

 

Final Phase of Technical Alpha coming!

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The Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha is finally coming to a conclusion the week of September 29th, to celebrate the end of this grueling process all Heroes will be made available. Also, this is your last chance to get the exclusive Wonder Billie Mount!...

Episode 52: WoW’s 10 Year Anniversary, Starving Buzzard Nerfed to the Ground Articles Covered WoW’s 10 Year anniversary details Plastic Surgery at the Barber Shop 6.0.2 PTR opens Patch 2.1 Hotfixes Chen Week in Heroes of the Storm Leeroy and Starving Buzzard Nerf...

 

Token Druid Deck

by JR Cook on

Episode 28: Token Druid Deck This weeks episode we go 5-0 with a little different Token Druid deck.  No Violet Teachers or Imp Masters for us but we have a moment of silence for the Wonder Bra hot air balloon that perished this week. We hope you enjoy! Deck List Token Druid Class: Druid Druid (15) Innervate x2 Wrath x2 Savage Roar x2 Swipe x2 Keeper of the Grove x2 Druid of the Claw x2 Force of Nature Ancient of Lore x2 Neutral (15) Echoing Ooze x2 Haunted Creeper x2 Harvest Golem x2 Shade of Naxxramas x2 Defender of Argus x2 Loatheb Spectral Knight x2 Cairne Bloodhoof The Black Knight...

 

BlizzCon 2014 Pet Revealed--"Grommloc"

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If you've always dreamed of owning a Murloc genetically spliced with Grommosh Hellscream, then 2014 is your year! Blizzard revealed that Grommloc, inspired by the Orc of similar name, will be this year's BlizzCon pet for ticket holders everywhere....

Blizzard has announced that the opening bouts for the World of Warcraft Arena Championship, the Starcraft II World Champion Series Global Finals, and the Hearthstone World Championship will all take place the weekend before BlizzCon 2014, from October 31st to November 2nd. With all the championship games scheduled to happen at BlizzCon itself, it’s certain to be a huge esports event, aside from all the regular excitement we all get from the convention. Check out Blizzard’s full details on the events below. One weekend can’t contain all of this year’s BlizzCon eSports action. With the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals, Hearthstone World Championship, and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship all culminating this year at BlizzCon 2014, we needed an extra weekend to squeeze in all of the competitions—and to make sure everyone has a chance to take in as many of the tournaments and events during BlizzCon ...

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