Category: Blizzard

The opening ceremony for blizzcon has concluded, here’s a summary of everything new that was announced:

  • Brightpaw the Mana Kitty, will be this year’s charity ingame WoW pet on the blizzard store
  • Diablo will get a patch 2.4
  • Starcraft 2 will get mission packs, they will provide new stories and missions for the players to play.
    • The first is “Nova Covert Ops”
    • It will have 3 new missions
  • The trailer for the Warcraft movie was shown

  • Heroes of the Storm will get a new game mode next year: The Arena
    • The heroes you play will be randomly chosen (you can choose from 3 random heroes)
    • You could have 5 of the same hero on your team (e.g. 5 illidans)
    • It’s a small, single objective battleground
  • Heroes of the storm new heroes: Genn Greymane, Lunara, Cho’gall (played by 2 players)
    • Cho’gall will be given to blizzcon attendees, those with virtual tickets and a few players on battle.net
    • The rest will have to earn Cho’gall through a quest.
      • You will have to play 2 games with someone who does have cho’gall to get him.
      • If you as cho’gall owner play 4 games with someone who doesn’t have him, you’ll get gold in Heroes.
  • Heroes of the storm new battleground: Towers of Doom
  • Hearthstone is going to get a new adventure: The League of Explorers
    • You will have to defeat challenges for every wing. Completing each wing will give you a legendary card.
    • A new mechanic will be introduced “Discover”. This will present you 3 random cards from which you get to choose 1. It will be appropriate for your deck.
    • It will release later this month! Infact, it starts on Thursday!
  • Overwatch gains 3 new heroes: D.VA, Mei and Genji
  • Overwatch gains 1 new map: Hollywood
  • Overwatch will need to be bought. You’ll get all heroes and maps with it.
  • There will be a special edition: Overwatch Origins
    • This will have 5 different hero skins.
    • This will lprovide ingame bonuses like other collector’s edition games. WoW ingame pet, HS cardback, etc. (Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm)
  • Origins edition will also be brought to XBOX One and PS4.
  • You can buy at buyoverwatch.com it will give you a pre-purchase widowmaker skin.
  • Overwatch will launch in the spring of 2016.
  • WoW Legion:
    • Gul’dan’s mission was to tear a hole in reality
    • Illidan will help the Alliance and Horde to defeat The Burning Legion
    • The intro cinematic for Legion was shown
    • Will launch summer 2016
    • You can pre-order it now.

Gamescom brought a lot of new content previews for most of the Blizzard games! Here’s an overview of all the announcements:
Hearthstone – More cards, the joust mechanic and more rewards for ranked play
Heroes of the Storm – 3 new heroes and 1 battleground
Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void – Allied Commanders preview
Overwatch – New hero Lúcio

In the next 4 days there are going to be livestream previews/announcements each day on http://www.blizzgc.com/

Here’s an overview of the biggest ones:
Thurs 17:45 WoW
Fri 17:00 HotS
Fri 18:00 HS
Sat 18:00 SC2
Sun 17:00 WoW

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Selfie Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes

Hunt down the weekly location, take a screenshot of yourself there, submit it on our sweepstakes site, and you could win big prizes!

The WoW Selfie Scavenger Hunt sweepstakes has begun, and every week you have a chance to win Blizzard gear, Battle.net Balance codes, or an iPhone 6—and every week you enter it increases your chances to win the Grand Prize: a trip for two to BlizzCon 2015!

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Visit the WoW Selfie Scavenger Hunt site now to enter, and come back each week for a new challenge.

New Garrison Feature: T.I.N.D.R. for Followers

Once again April Fools has come and gone, as usual blizzard put out some april fools jokes!

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New Garrison Feature: T.I.N.D.R. for Followers

Just because you’re stuck on Draenor fighting a constant, desperate battle for survival doesn’t mean there isn’t time for love. Coming in Patch 6.1.4, we’re introducing a new feature designed to help your Followers locate the perfect complement to their Abilities and Traits—the T.I.N.D.R. Box!

Find companions for your companions, and steer the boat of love to safe harbor.

Acquiring a T.I.N.D.R. Box is easy! Similar to the S.E.L.F.I.E. camera, you’ll be given a random mission in your Garrison that will award a T.I.N.D.R. Box. It can then be applied to any level 100 Follower just like any other upgrade, and that Follower—armed with their new dating gadget—will spend countless hours swiping left and right as

they meander through your Garrison, overriding whatever task you’ve assigned them to.

Good news for you completionists: T.I.N.D.R. Box missions will continue to flood your queue until you’ve equipped all of your Followers (including everyone recruited from your Inn and immediately set to Inactive).

When the T.I.N.D.R. box goes live, Pleasure-Bot 8000 will resign from his duties as your Garrison’s sewing machine to play host to your Followers’ relationship excursions. Once you have at least one Follower equipped with a T.I.N.D.R. Box, you’ll receive alerts while out adventuring whenever one of your Followers has found a match. Return to your Garrison and speak to Pleasure-Bot 8000 to begin their date. Be sure to act quickly—dropping out of a Mythic Raid mid-encounter, if necessary—before either prospective match gets distracted and moves on.

When your Follower returns, you’ll be able to see if their mission was successful in fanning the flames of passion, or if they’d “rather just not talk about it.” Either way, as your Garrison’s commander you’ll receive a reward for your attempts at cultivating a courtship—along with a S.E.L.F.I.E. from your Follower documenting their results.

 

Given enough time, you’ll be able to guide all of your Followers to true happiness. For l’amour!

Sound off with Confidence: Introducing B’Motes

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Sound off with Confidence: Introducing B’Motes

Navigating the social pitfalls of online gaming can be a challenge. How do you voice your opinion without stepping on your guildmates’ toes, or keep up with your team’s witty banter if you’re trying to concentrate on optimizing your DPS? If these are the kind of things that keep you awake at night, we have the solution. Today, we are proud to present you with a new way to enhance your Blizzard gaming experience: B’Motes!

With a staggering variety of brand-new emotes and expressions as well as an Automated Chat Optimization Overlay (AChOO*), you can finally sound just as epic as the heroes you play. To get the full run-down of how B’Motes will take your social online experience to the next level, visit the official B’Motes page now!

*Gesundheit.

6.1.4 Patch Notes (April Fools’)

You can find the huge list of fake patch notes here!

6.1.2 Hotfixes: March 31

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6.1.2 Hotfixes: March 31

Here you’ll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft Patch 6.1.2. Hotfixes are updates made on our end without requiring a new client-side patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require the realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.

The latest batch of hotfixes are listed below. Previous hotfixes will be compiled by category to provide a quick summary of all hotfixes that have been applied since the start of World of Warcraft Patch 6.1.2.

Tags may be added to some hotfixes to denote a special condition.

  • [Requires a realm restart] means the hotfix will not take effect until after a scheduled rolling restart or maintenance.
  • [Hotfix in testing] means the hotfix is in early stages of testing and may not be implemented just yet. However, the change is important and is posted to provide as much advanced notice as possible.

Patch 6.1.2 Information


March 31

Classes

  • Druid

    • Armor Sets
      • Tier-17 4-piece set bonus for Feral Druids should now correctly have a chance to trigger from Multistrikes.

Quests

  • Legacy

    • Striking Back (Dun Morogh): Repaired Bomber should now correctly fly over Ironforge Airfield and allow players to complete the quest.

Raids and Dungeons

  • Blackrock Foundry

    • The Blast Furnace
      • Phase 1
        • Furnace Engineers should now throw a bomb at players roughly every 6 seconds. Throw Bomb is now instant-cast, but the range is now 40 yards (down from 50 yards). These changes are intended to diminish the relative benefit of having two or more priests, compared to one or none: Mind Control allows for more controlled targeting of the Bombs, but does not speed up the phase as a whole.
        • Reduced the health of Heat Regulators.
    • Blackhand
      • Blackhand’s health has been reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Blackhand’s Massive Shattering Smash ability now deals 25% less damage on Mythic difficulty.
      • Iron Soldiers’ health has been reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.

Collections

  • Heirlooms

    • In response to player feedback, we have increased the power of Heirloom for levels 91-100. This change is intended to help Heirlooms be more competitive relative to Draenor dungeon gear.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Mistweaver Monks that had undergone a Paid Character Boost to deal less damage than intended while in the process of unlocking skills and abilities.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause looping flight paths used for quests to not work correctly.