Tagged: Blizzcon

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.

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6.2 May Or May Not Be Heading To The PTR

A new patch is being pushed to the PTR, after being asked on twitter if it was 6.2 QA Analist Zorbrix did not deny (nor confirm) if it was 6.2.

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Greetings All!The PTR realms are currently offline so that we can deploy a new PTR Build. Current ETA on downtime is about 8-10 hours.

I’ll be leaving this thread open for general discussion as long as people remain civil and follow forum rules.

Get Your BlizzCon® Tickets This Week

Blizzcon tickets will go on sale this week. But not only that, for the first time ever the virtual ticket holders will be able to buy a Blizzcon Goody Bag!

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Get Your BlizzCon® Tickets This Week

Just a reminder to set your alarms and sync up with your traveling companions: BlizzCon 2015 general admission tickets go on sale this week in two batches—one on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. PDT, and a second on Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. PDT. When the time comes, head to the BlizzCon ticketing page at the link below to try for tickets, and check out our original announcement for all the details.

Buy BlizzCon tickets here.

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A Bit o’ Good Goody Bag News

If you can’t make it to the show in person, this year there’ll be a whole new way to bring a piece of the BlizzCon experience home: For the first time ever, Virtual Ticket buyers will have the option to purchase a BlizzCon Goody Bag of their own. Supplies will be limited, and some regional restrictions will apply—we’ll share additional information closer to the Virtual Ticket’s launch, so keep an eye on BlizzCon.com in the months ahead.

*NEW FOR 2015* Ticket Delivery and Making Name Changes

Keep in mind that ticket buyers have until August 14 to change the names on each ticket they’ve purchased. That means:

  • For ticket buyers: If you bought tickets through Eventbrite and reassign them to someone else, make sure you tell the person you assigned it to previously that their ticket has been reassigned and will no longer grant entry to the show.
  • For people who received tickets: If someone else bought tickets for you, double-check with them that your ticket is still in your name after the name-change deadline rolls around (August 14).

IMPORTANT: In order to pick up a badge at BlizzCon, the name on your ticket must match the name on your photo ID, as well as the name assigned to the ticket in the ticketing system.

That means if the ticket was reassigned to someone else without your knowledge and you show up to BlizzCon anyway, we won’t be able to give you a badge—so be careful when acquiring a ticket from a source you don’t know and trust.

One other important change for ticket buyers: This year, you’ll be able to access and reprint your tickets at any time through your Eventbrite account. That means no more waiting around for us to send out a badge email, and no need to worry if you or your attendees lose that email or they get caught in your Spam filter.

BlizzCon 2015 tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. through www.blizzcon2015.eventbrite.com. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

6.1.2 Hotfixes: April 10

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6.1.2 Hotfixes: April 10

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


April 10

Raids and Dungeons

Blackrock Foundry

  • Blackhand
    • Blackhand’s Marked for Death ability should no longer have a preference to target players that are already stunned during Stage Two.

PvP

Conquest Catch-Up Cap Changes

  • Conquest catch-up cap received a change to how it’s calculated that should result in a roughly 50% increase to the catch-up portion of the cap.
  • The formula used to calculate a player’s catch-up cap is now: <Number of weeks passed in the season> × 1500 – <Total amount of Conquest earned this season>
  • Further information on this change could be found in the forum thread titled: Changes to Conquest Catch-Up Cap.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where whispers were not working correctly from the Mobile Armory chat client.

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6.1 Hotfixes: March 12

Here you’ll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft Patch 6.1. 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.

Hotfixes have been listed by the date they’ve been implemented. Also available, hotfixes compiled by category for those wanting a quick summary of all hotfixes that have been applied since the start of World of Warcraft Patch 6.1.

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 Information

March 12

Classes

  • Priest
    • Talents
      • Cascade will now properly use the casting Priest’s Multistrike chance for bounces beyond the first one.

Raids and Dungeons

  • Blackrock Foundry
    • Operator Thogar
      • Grom’kar Man-at-Arms’ Iron Bellow ability should no longer be redirected by a Grounding Totem.
  • Legacy
    • Icecrown Citadel: Players should now correctly only be saved to the raid when all three Blood Princes have been defeated during the Blood Prince Council encounter.

Items

  • Auto-Repairing Autoclave now has 33% more Spirit.
  • Elementalist’s Shielding Talisman now has 33% more Spirit.

Bug Fixes

  • Achievements
    • Players should now correctly receive credit towards the Call to Arms! achievement after completing a max level Battleground match.

March 11

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • General
      • Fixed an situation where Blood Tap (Talent) and Death Strike could interact incorrectly and allow Death Runes to become permanent.
  • Druid
    • General
      • Shred now deals 20% more damage while stealthed (down from 35%).
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Tranquilizing Shot now costs 50 Focus (up from 20 Focus).
    • Hunter Pets
      • Cornered now causes the pet to deal 20% more damage (down from 50%).
    • Talents
      • Fixed an issue where Exotic Munitions’ Incendiary Ammo and Frozen Ammo were causing the Hunter’s swing timer to reset incorrectly.

Raids and Dungeons

  • Blackrock Foundry
    • Blackhand
      • Siegemaker’s Battering Ram ability is no longer considered to be an area-of-effect attack on Normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulty.
  • Legacy
    • Icecrown Citadel: Defeating Professor Putricide too quickly should no longer cause players to become trapped in the room.

PvP

  • Players now deal 10% less damage against other players while in PvP combat.

Join the Party at BlizzCon® 2015 November 6 and 7

Blizzcon will be back this year!

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Join the Party at BlizzCon® 2015 November 6 and 7

You’ve been summoned to Southern California for BlizzCon 2015! Blizzard’s ninth epic gaming convention and community celebration is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015. Form a party with your fellow members of the Blizzard community and get ready for two days of in-depth discussion panels with our developers, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard games, and intense eSports tournaments featuring top pro gamers from around the world.

BlizzCon 2015 tickets will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Eventbrite, priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). Check out the BlizzCon Ticket webpage for all the details.

In addition, we’re once again planning a special pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner the evening of Thursday, November 5 in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), where guests will have a chance to meet and chat with developers, artists, community team representatives, and others from Blizzard. Attendance to this special event will be limited, and we’ll have more information on ticket pricing and availability at a later date.

If you can’t make it to the show in person, you’ll be able to watch from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multichannel Internet stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

See the full press release or check out the BlizzCon Ticket page for more information, and be sure to visit www.blizzcon2015.eventbrite.com at the dates and times above for a chance to purchase a ticket to the show. We hope to see you there!