Wowhead dropped a metric ton of raw data from the Legion beta files tonight. Among the infodump was a lot of information about professions. Read on for spoilery goodness. For the Herbalists, Inscriptionists, and Alchemists we have the names of the Legion herbs: Aethril Dreamleaf Foxflower Fjarnskaggl Starlight Rose Felwort For Enchanters, there is confirmation […]
The datamining wizards at Wowhead are at it again, and this time they’ve unearthed some brand new battle pets that may turn up in the next World of Warcraft expansion, Legion. It’s a bit surprising to see progress on pets this early in the development cycle, but keep in mind that datamined information definitely isn’t set in […]
Hot off the heels of our first set of datamined Legion info, we’ve got more news from the Legion beta files. Tonight we have string data about spells, talents, professions, battle pets, hunter pets, mounts, and more, courtesy of Wowhead. While you need to take datamining with a grain of salt — anything we see […]
A new set of World of Warcraft hotfixes for patch 6.2.3 have been released and posted to the official blog. There are several class balance tuning changes for PVP this time around — Hunters, Monks, Priests, Shaman and Warlocks all have changes. In addition, players that are Timewalking in End Time should now be scaled […]
For me, one of the signs of a great video is that you get something new out of it every time you watch it. And this couldn’t be more true for the winner of the BlizzCon 2015 movie contest, “Heroes of the Store”. In the foreground you get to watch a number of live action […]
Last week was pretty exciting for Hunters. We found out we’re getting the biggest overhaul yet, and I think the reaction to the changes has been mostly positive. We all have questions or concerns about certain details, but most seem to agree that things are headed in a good direction. To address some of those concerns, […]
If anything in Heroes of the Storm‘s shop has been tempting your wallet lately, you might want to hold off for a few days. Starting November 24 and running through December 8, all heroes, skins, and mounts will be on sale at a 50% discount. The sale also includes a 360 day stimpack offer and […]
Rossi’s been going over some of the new lore regarding the Artifact weapon reveals for Legion, and I’m going to jump into the fray as well, because there is a lot of material hidden among all those little introductory paragraphs we got for our new weapons. With so many new weapons and so much new […]
Yeah, beta build. Datamining. Tons of neat stuff. It’s all crazy awesome, and I’m digging through it just like y’all. But please, please, don’t get too excited, or upset, about anything you discover. Datamining is awesome but it’s also not in context, stuff gets left in that’s never meant to go live, old versions of new content. Just keep a bowl of salt next to your monitor for a while, okay? Expect nothing until it’s announced. It’s just easier that way.
Anyway, here’s the Queue. Let’s talk. There are some spoilery things here because that’s what happens when you talk about datamining. I understand if you’re trying to avoid those, so be warned.
Submitter Shannon writes, “So I was out doing some archaeology in Gorgrond and I came across a vegetarian vulture. That is a plant he’s eating, right? Mandragoras are considered plants, right?” Calling all vegetarians: are sentient, aggressive plants okay to eat? What about the Harry Potter mandrakes, the ones that look like angry babies? This […]
Though Legion‘s beta isn’t playable yet, the client hit Blizzard’s CDN (that’s a content delivery network, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the term) last night, which means dataminers have been in a frenzy ever since. One of the most interesting sets of data from the client is a small collection of Class […]
I was thinking about this one as far back as during Wrath when they talked about bringing distinctiveness between specs. I mean, how does an Assassination Rogue differ from an Outlaw? (I love that spec name.) What sets Retribution Paladins apart? What’s the class fantasy for a Holy Priest? I’m sure you’re always in danger […]
A new set of World of Warcraft hotfixes for patch 6.2.3 have been released and posted to the official blog. In the ongoing saga of Teron’gor, an issue causing characters to disconnect after receiving Valor from defeating the boss in Mythic Auchindoun has been fixed. In addition, a hotfix to correct an issue where champions […]
This week’s Hearthstone Tavern Brawl is Captain Blackheart’s Treasure. Each turn, instead of drawing a card from your deck, you choose one card from a random selection of three cards. In essence, this Brawl is The League of Explorer‘s Discover mechanic all day, every day. Matt Low and I went head-to-head once again in this […]
Cartoonish arch rivals, exploding chickens, and a monocled monkey assistant — no, I’m not talking about a classic cartoon here; I’m talking about the new promotional video for World of Warcraft’s level-100 boost service. In the video, we see Lemmy from the level-90 boost video being spied on by his enemy, Krazzel Crashfuse. Krazzel is […]
Tomes of the Clear Mind? GONE! Yes, it’s an old and hoary joke. But it’s still true — we’re no longer going to have to carry around a pile of those things to switch around our talents in Legion. Nope! No reagents are needed to swap talents in Legion. https://t.co/Nfznjn29AR — WarcraftDevs (@WarcraftDevs) November 18, […]
Rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. No, our stream team didn’t quit on our leveling shenanigans — we just had to put things on hold until the BlizzCon craziness concluded. We’ll be up to our nonsense again later today. Though I took today’s header screenshot in Grizzly Hills, we don’t yet know if […]
Overwatch has come out with two beta patches in quick succession, including some changes to address hero balance and a brand-new rating system. The system allows players to rate their match after the match has ended with the intent of improving the matchmaking system overall. In addition, an option to rank players has also been […]
I absolutely adore Karazhan. I have run it hundreds, perhaps thousands of times, both in at-level groups and at higher levels. (Memorably, I recall trying to do the raid with a group of three Paladins during Wrath of the Lich King. We started around 2am and I don’t think we’d figured out how to get past the chess event by 5am.)
The art and atmosphere are great. The music is great. The boss encounters are fun, and some have a great sense of humor (like Opera) while others have been given a sense of humor by the players (like Shade of Aran). In part, I just like the place, which feels like nothing else in World of Warcraft, and in part I have lots of great memories of running it with friends during Burning Crusade. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it return in Legion, but we’ll talk about that more in today’s Q&A, below.
What do we want? MRGLGRRRL! When do we want it? Now! “Today saw the rising of the murlocs in Stormwind!” writes submitter Mrglrlrgar of Argent Dawn (EU-A). “No longer will we be bested by level five adventurers in Elwynn Forest! We march as one, for we are MURLOC!” Then they all got slaughtered by a […]