Patch 7.2: Early Tomb of Sargeras Zone Screenshots - Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:04:51 -0600 Players took their first steps in testing some of the Heroic Bosses in Tomb of Sargeras this week. Meanwhile, we took the opportunity to do some exploring in this highly-anticipated raid zone, first announced at BlizzCon 2016. Interested in the bosses and their abilities? Click here for encounter details.
These pictures are of the entrance to the Tomb of Sargeras and the first hallways you see ascending into the main hall, The Chamber of the Moon.
Priest Tier 20 Armor Set Models - Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:49:25 -0600 Patch 7.2 introduces the Tomb of Sargeras raid which drops Tier 20 armor sets, heavily inspired by Tier 6 sets from Black Temple. In this post we're previewing the Tier 20 Priest set, based on .
The Normal set is nearly identical to Tier 6 in style, but the Mythic sets have a chain on the halo, animated broken shoulder chains, and faces on the shoulders with glowing eyes instead of a blindfold. All sets have more elaborate belts and 3D gems on the gloves and belt.
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.