PVP Lead Design Q&A: World of Warcraft Legion

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Brian Holinka addressed a wide variety of player questions during the Q&A on March 9th.  Here are a few of the more interesting topics:   We can’t get the gear we want in PvP like we did before – what are you doing about it? What is going on with PvP in the world environment vs. the PvP instances; why are …

Museum Exhibit featuring – World of Warcraft

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World of Warcraft has a place in an exhibit named “Make Software: Change the World!” at The Computer History Museum, 35 miles south of San Fransisco in Mountain View, California. If you are ever in the area you might relish a visit. The exhibit might be more for people who never played WoW, giving them a flavor for what we …

Mischief Managed: 2.5 Million Raised

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From December 2nd, 2016 to December 22nd, 2016 World of Warcraft nerds around the world rushed to the Blizzard online store to buy the adorable Mischief the Kitty in-game pet and the Mischief Plush Toy. This adorable and mischievous little fel kitty stole our hearts and our money. The cause for this clamor was an amazing one – with all the proceeds …

Snow Fight: A WarCraft Tale – Written By Chris Metzen

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While browsing through Amazon doing my last minute Christmas shopping, I found this little gem that, had previously gone out of print and looks like it is once again available for purchase.  Written by our beloved Chris Metzen with artwork by Wei Wang, Snow Fight: A WarCraft Tale features our favorite World of Warcraft characters and discusses themes like  bullying, love and friendship. Pick …

Legion-Design Retrospective

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During Blizzcon, they hosted a panel called ‘Design Retrospective’. This panel featured  Brian Holinka, Jeremy Feasel, Jonathan LeCraft, Owen Langdren, and Paul Kubit as they discussed Legion and all it brought to us. Below, I will do my best to break down the topics – showing you a few screenshots here and there as well.  The Broken Shore: Jeremy Feasel …

BlizzCon WoW Q & A Panel

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For the World of Warcraft Q&A Panel on the Main Stage we have: J. Allen Brack (Executive Producer) Ion Hazzikostas (Game Director) Matt Goss (Lead Game Designer) Alen Afrasiab (Creative Director) Chris…seems like a nice guy! Will crafted gear be able to scale throughout the expansion (other than raising the obliterum cap)? Yes. We may use a different type of obliterum, …

Interview with Chris Robinson and John Hight on Legion

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The interview that Wowhead did with Chris Robinson and John Hight was packed with lots of information which gives us a sneak-peek into the future at what may (or may not) be coming in Legion. With all they talked about it, it is important to highlight some of the most exciting things. For further information – please click the link to the …

Legion Panel at BlizzCon- What’s Next

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Now that we have been in Patch 7.1 for a while – Blizzard Game Director – Ion Hazzikostas, announced at Blizzcon a “small” patch, 7.1.5, will be coming soon™. In this patch these are the things that we can expect to see: Timewalking in Pandaria: Timewalking will be bringing all your favorite Panda Land Dungeons. We will be seeing the following dungeons: Temple …

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

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Gadgetzan is coming to Hearthstone! Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is the new expansion headed our way in early December. This expansion will offer 132 brand new cards! Within the expansion, you will meet three main factions:  The Grimy Goons, The Kabal, and the Jade Lotus. Those factions will offer all new tri-class cards.  These neutral minion cards are only available …

Blizzard Announces Overwatch League

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At BlizzCon today, Blizzard announced a new e-sports league designed for Overwatch: Overwatch League. It is designed with some novel approaches to the handling of current e-sports with its design mainly focusing on region impact and team stability. Borrowing from professional physical sports, Overwatch League is focusing on having teams represent cities around the world with team franchises bidding on …

7.1 Quality of Life Improvements

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With 7.1 just around the corner Blizzard has made some changes which will improve leveling alts, rep grinding and more. Leveling Alts With the changes in 7.0 for leveling characters, Blizzard found the flow of spell progression needed some fixing. Spells will have a more gradual progression as you hit level 20, 40, 50 & BEYOND. Rep Items New reputation …