It seems like just yesterday World of Warcraft was celebrating its tenth anniversary — video games grow up so fast these days, don’t they? This month, the game will be celebrating its 11th anniversary from the 16th to the 30th and we have a sneak peek from information datamined from Chinese servers. And, if it […]
Now that the League of Explorers has gone live, players will be assisting the Reno and company as they attempt to help retrieve the Staff of Origination. This adventure introduces a number of new cards along with the Discover mechanic. The first wing consists of three encounters with the last one being one of the more […]
Welcome to Shifting Perspectives, Blizzard Watch’s (semi-)regular column for druids of all specs. We’re still working on hiring permanent Druid columnists. No, really. Until then, you got me. The guy who launched the column in 2007. The Legion Druid class preview has dropped and confirmed a number of things we learned earlier in the week […]
Can’t keep up with all of the great WoW-centric (and WoW-adjacent) webcomics out there? We’re rounding up the latest editions of your favorites weekly in Webcomic Wrapup, so you can catch up on the week all in one place. What are we still talking about in the intro? Let’s go ahead jump into this week’s […]
Welcome back to The Queue, our daily Q&A feature for all of Blizzard’s games! Have a question for the Blizzard Watch staff? Leave it in the comments!
Due to the sudden glut of post-BlizzCon news, we didn’t really get to do the leveling stream this week. I logged in just to make sure my character didn’t have any mail sitting around waiting to be picked up, and that’s when I remembered I have this new deer I tamed somewhere in Dragonblight. He’s cool. We’re just, you know, hanging out until Thursday. But for now, I guess we’ll stick to answering some questions!
Captain Hindsight of Nesingwary (US-H) writes, “I present this screenshot as evidence that the Piccolo of the Flaming Fire is the greatest toy OF ALL TIME. My brother’s paladin, Daizy of Anub’arak (US-H), finished the Shadowmourne questline and invited me to watch him turn in the items. As is customary when we’re in Icecrown Citadel, […]
On Friday, you weighed in on how the upcoming Legion balance changes will affect your favorite class. But if you’ve pre-ordered the expansion, you get a level 100 boost to any one character immediately. Do any of these class change previews make you want to boost a new class? Personally, I’m torn. I already have […]
BlizzCon frustrated me as a Warlock. Blizzard was swearing up and down to me that each class and spec would feel unique due to its fantasy and yet I was reading my current spells’ exact tooltips on slides dedicated to Demon Hunters. I was unable to get hyped about Demon Hunters at all; I felt like […]
With Cho’Gall arriving on Tuesday in Heroes of the Storm and Greymane plus Lunara on deck, the devs have rolled out a preview of the skins for the three new champions. Bonus: new mounts as well. The master skin of the two-headed ogre Cho’Gall’s gives him a classic WoW raid boss look while his Corrupter […]
As promised at their BlizzCon panel last weekend, the content-heavy patch 2.4 for Diablo 3 has hit the PTR. What’s included? I’m glad you asked, Nephalem. Two new areas are being introduced, one off the Ruins of Sescheron and the other in Leoric’s Manor Courtyard. There’s also an entirely new zone, Greyhollow Island, with 16 […]
BlizzCon 2015 may be over, but we came out of it with a mountain of information regarding the upcoming Legion expansion. Pre-ordering the expansion not only nets you a free level 100 boost, but you get early access to the Demon Hunter class as well. While this is admittedly great for players deciding whether or […]
I am pretty excited about Outlaw Rogues. Just how excited am I? I’ve already started annoying my guild with Pirates of Penzance.
Oh, better far to live and die
Under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part,
With a pirate head and a pirate heart.
Away to the cheating world go you,
Where pirates all are well-to-do;
But I’ll be true to the song I sing,
And live and die a Pirate King Queen.
And now it’s time to move on before we get too far into my affection for operetta. Another day has dawned over the Queue, which means it’s time for your questions and our answers — and I promise they’re not all about pirates.
I asked, and lizard-orc Drahken of Arthas (US-H) answered! “Hey, BlizzCaps! It’s your old pal, Drahken! Why didn’t you just tell me you needed more screenshots, BlizzCaps? I went through my screenshot folder to find shots that were cool, funny, or just interesting.” And he sent in 27 pictures. His comment on this one: “Dang, […]
Blizzard threw out previews for all Artifact weapons last week, and as I was in the middle of BlizzCon, I didn’t actually have a chance to give them a good look until yesterday. I’ve been hesitant on whether or not I’m going to continue playing my Rogue into Legion, largely because the Demon Hunter class […]
Blizzard announced late today that patch 6.2.3 will be hitting the Live servers this Tuesday. Included in this patch is the reintroduction of Valor, new Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeons, new PVP season, a new way to get the Grove Warden Mount, and a bump in the iLevel of items dropped in Mythic Dungeons and in Tanaan […]
In the Darkmoon Faire area of BlizzCon, a small group of Overwatch representatives were discussing counterplay strategies for heroes along with potent or unorthodox team compositions. Overwatch was never designed as a game where you stick to just one hero for the entire match. Check out a quick summary or watch the full video below! On heroes […]
There was a lot of lore revealed via the Artifact descriptions on the official site, and as we go into Legion we’re apparently not just going to learn about the Burning Legion and the Broken Isles but about the past and the history of many different parts of the world of Azeroth. This week I’ll […]
Welcome to episode 43 of Blizzard Watch’s podcast! In this episode Matt, Anne, and Alex are back together post-BlizzCon, and they all have plenty to say on the games of Blizzard Entertainment while answering your reader emails. Join us every week on our twitch.tv page for the live show, and check back later on for […]
BlizzCon has come and gone and we’re now seeing a deluge of information! The official Mage class preview was one of the first to be available and we’ve received some details about where Blizzard is going with our design for Legion. I’ll give you the good news first: It’s all pretty good news! Although Mages […]
Looks like WoW‘s Rogues are about to get a lot roguier. Ever patient and opportunistic, we Rogue players endured a longer wait for our Legion class preview than players of any other class. When it finally came, it brought exactly what a well-crafted major class design reveal should: A lot of surprise, plenty of disappointment, […]