Activision Blizzard Earnings Report for Q4 2016 - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:31:34 -0600 Activision Blizzard held the Fourth Quarter Calendar 2016 Results Conference Call today at 1:30 pm PST. While the active number of WoW subscribers is no longer revealed at these calls, there are still a few interesting tidbits of information.
Patch 7.2 Voice Over (Spoilers) - Xal'atath, Aluneth, Anduin and More - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:54:10 -0600 There's been lots of Patch 7.2 content to preview but we've found some 7.2 voice over dialogue hinting at content and NPC interactions still-to-be-tested. Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire, Aluneth, and Skull of the Man'ari also have new dialogue!
Spoilers in the audio.
The Artifact Weapons Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire, Aluneth, and Skull of the Man'ari are quite chatty and in Patch 7.2, they have additional voiceover lines.
Battle.net and Facebook Friends Integration - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:37:06 -0600 Players in the Battle.net beta can try out a new feature - Facebook friends Integration. This allows you to link your account to find Facebook friends that play Blizzard games.
Blizzard previously set up Facebook Streaming via Battle.net, Facebook Login, and the Heroes of the Dorm finals will be held on Facebook this year.
Raid testing is also up for the week of February 10th!
On Friday, February 10, we will be conducting a preliminary raid test of two Tomb of Sargeras Heroic bosses. This is as much a stress test and server-stability test as anything else, and these bosses will be revisited later on.
Acquiring Maximillian of Northshire as a Champion in Patch 7.2 - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:06:13 -0600 While demonic invasions and the Tomb of Sargeras open for testing in this Patch 7.2 PTR build, there are some more lighthearted bits of content such as recruiting Maximillian of Northshire as a Paladin follower! Originally slaying "dragons" aka dinosaurs in Un'Goro, Maximillian of Northshire has moved onto slaying "demons" aka murlocs in the Broken Isles.
Mischief Raises More than 2.5 Million for Make-A-Wish - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:03:53 -0600 Blizzard has announced the charity numbers for Mischief in December 2016: over 2.5 million for Make-A-Wish. This Mischief Plush is still out of stock, but you can purchase the in-game Battle Pet here.
Perksnpeeves from WarcraftPets has tallied charity costs for the other pets and it looks like Mischief has made a record amount for charity. The next highest amount was Cinder Kitten which raised $2.3 million for the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Patch 7.2 Sentinax Beacons and Nethershards - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:38:20 -0600 This week's 7.2 PTR build introduces the Sentinax, a ship which spawns demons and other challenging creatures that drop Nethershards and crafting items.
Check out our other coverage from the newest PTR build:
23530 Data Updates - Spells, Artifact Traits, Reputation Tokens
PTR Development Notes - Tomb of Sargeras Raid Testing
Killing mobs under the Sentinax ship rewards Broken Sentinax Beacon, which starts the quest The Shadow of the Sentinax.