MMO-Champion - Blue Posts, TCG Art Gallery Update, The Daily Blink, DotA 2 Trailer
Blue posters are still awfully calm and depending on what happens this week, you might see a few other-games related news on the front page during Gamescom this week.

I also had people contact me to ask why I "ignored" the US Battle.net Invitational WoW tournament, the answer is simple, Blizzard didn't release any information for it yet, only the Starcraft 2 tournament was streamed and there is no match results or VoDs on the official site for the WoW tournament. Hopefully it will be updated soon.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Legendary Questline Difficulty
To be fair, we've heard complaints that this is too hard for X, where X = just about every class/spec. It's supposed to be extremely challenging, harkening back to the feel of the Molten Core item quests, which were also not easy. On the other hand, you have unlimited attempts and time to try to figure it out.

Warlocks have a good dispel in Devour Magic (Felhunter), though it's understandable that sometimes more PvE-oriented locks don't have as much experience using their pet in this manner.

It may be really hard, but the feedback we've heard from those who have completed it (including warlocks), is that it ultimately brings a major sense of accomplishment. If you want a legendary item, this questline isn't for the faint of heart. But we do wish you luck. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

2011 Blizzard Global Writing Contest!
Blizzard Entertainment is proud to present the 2011 Blizzard® Global Writing Contest!

You sit at your typewriter, hands frozen in fear by the sound of crumpling paper from the darkness behind you. Shadows of broken quills encroach on your sight's periphery but slither out of view when you turn toward them. Summoning your courage, you lash out at the apparitions before they fade, only to awaken in a cold sweat with pencils and pens gripped tight in your clenched fists. You know what this dream foretells: the 2011 Global Writing Contest is upon us!

The Prophecy of the Unblinking Eye portends of a time when writing contest judges, mad with ocular fortitude from judging the 2009 and 2010 Global Writing Contests, would brazenly unleash the powers of the Ocunomicon. Seeking rituals to infuse themselves with the twisted souls of fel ocularians, they look to wield powers not meant for this or any other contest. But the sacrifices of semicolon keys and left-handed quills have only just begun, their Inkwells of Despair not yet depleted—there is time yet to save this contest!

Is your prose pulchritudinous enough to save this contest from eldritch powers that no eye should possess? If so, submit a 2,500- to 7,500-word short story written in English and set in the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, or Diablo® universe by September 28th, 2011, and earn your chance to visit the Blizzard headquarters and meet the writers and staff behind the lore of Blizzard's games and books. (And probably save the world, too!*)

Grand Prize - The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Blizzard's headquarters in Southern California, where you'll meet and eat with the Blizzard writing staff. In addition, you'll receive a Doomhammer™ hammer by Epic Weapons and copies of the StarCraft Archive, the Diablo Archive, the Warcraft Archive, the Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archive, and World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War. All books will be signed by Chris Metzen, their respective cover artists, and the Creative Development Publishing team.

Runners-up - Seven runners-up will each receive copies of the StarCraft Archive, the Diablo Archive, the Warcraft Archive, the Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archive, and World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War. All books will be signed by Chris Metzen, their respective cover artists, and the Creative Development Publishing team. (Blue Tracker / Official Blog)

Recent Quest Tracker Update
This is a known bug for which we have a fix lined up in patch 4.2.2. This bug also affects other UI elements, such as your saved role and collapsed headers for quests, reputations, etc. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Trading Card Game Art Gallery Update
The Trading Card game art gallery has been updated with ten new pieces.





The Daily Blink - At Least the Cardboard Box Went ‘Boink’
Another excellent comic from The Daily Blink!



DotA 2 Trailer
In unrelated news, a DotA 2 trailer for Gamescom was released today. More information will likely be released later this week. For more discussion, see the topics in our Video Games forum.

The game will be previewed through The International, a tournament held during the Gamescom this week with a $1M Cash prize! Shortly after, League of Legends announced a $5M Prize Pool for the Season 2 of their championship.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Blue Posts, TCG Art Gallery Update, The Daily Blink, DotA 2 Trailer started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 78 Comments
  1. miracles's Avatar
    Daily blink: really funny
  1. The Glitch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crummy View Post
    "Legendary Questline Difficulty To be fair, we've heard complaints that this is too hard for X, where X = just about every class/spec. It's supposed to be extremely challenging, harkening back to the feel of the Molten Core item quests, which were also not easy. On the other hand, you have unlimited attempts and time to try to figure it out."

    HAHAHAHAHAH, Who said that it was too hard? xD HAHAHAHAHAHA. Clearly you gave the staff to the wrong person if you consider this to bed hard. You don't even need Rag HC goddamn it. ROFL, this made my friggin day. I'm screenshoting this to use it as my wallpaper. Thank you, whoever stated that it was too hard.
    Before you go all out laughing your arse off. Stop and have a look around , Have you completed the quest? If not then try doing it, I have heard many accounts of it being buggy as hell, making it more difficult than it should, it is already quite a challenging quest line, add in bugs and it makes it very much banging head off of a wall scenario.

    People want a challenge, they don't want to spend hours trying to accomplish something that by all means is almost impossible due to a bug they have no control over.

    See above posts about warlocks pets bugging out etc.
  1. twilightsamus's Avatar
    You mean you might have to respec to a specific Affliction spec and know how to decently micro a pet in order to do well? What a complete and total outrage! It's a travesty that you might have to know how to play better than the average casual in order to obtain items that are stupidly better than epics.
  1. Powell's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing Turkey View Post
    Before you go all out laughing your arse off. Stop and have a look around , Have you completed the quest? If not then try doing it, I have heard many accounts of it being buggy as hell, making it more difficult than it should, it is already quite a challenging quest line, add in bugs and it makes it very much banging head off of a wall scenario.

    People want a challenge, they don't want to spend hours trying to accomplish something that by all means is almost impossible due to a bug they have no control over.

    See above posts about warlocks pets bugging out etc.
    Then the issue is a bug, not the difficulty. Ofcourse, one leads to the other, but reducing the difficulty will not solve the problem of the bug.
  1. MrKnubbles's Avatar
    How can you call a game Dota 2 when it's the same as original Dota but with better graphics? Dota, I am dissapoint. It was great when it was the only Moba but new Mobas failed to make the game better, they only made it the same. League of Legends is the one worthy successor that changed the game for the better. HoN and Dota 2 are the same old crap.
  1. Hellga's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrKnubbles View Post
    How can you call a game Dota 2 when it's the same as original Dota but with better graphics? Dota, I am dissapoint. It was great when it was the only Moba but new Mobas failed to make the game better, they only made it the same. League of Legends is the one worthy successor that changed the game for the better. HoN and Dota 2 are the same old crap.
    Its impossible not to improve DotA.. since DotA had some incredible flaws! Those werent Icefrogs fault ofc!
  1. Trollspwn's Avatar
    Rewards take effort? Damn, thought they patched that bug out.
  1. Raylol's Avatar
    Ahhh, the Daily Blink
  1. Chikko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrKnubbles View Post
    How can you call a game Dota 2 when it's the same as original Dota but with better graphics? Dota, I am dissapoint. It was great when it was the only Moba but new Mobas failed to make the game better, they only made it the same. League of Legends is the one worthy successor that changed the game for the better. HoN and Dota 2 are the same old crap.
    League of Legends is made by a lot of the same people who did the first dota. Thats why their first 10 champs all have something in common / look like ones from Dota
    imo you should be asking why a game that is being made by Valve is being called Dota 2?

    I know the people who did the first one didnt copy right any thing and thats why dota 2 has a lot of the same champs, but for the love of god come up with a better name.


    also to the person asking why someone is complaining about the staff quest, it is pretty hard. I dont know how locks do it but I did it on a boomkin and it took me four hours to finish, the last boss would destroy me if i didn't do everything 100% perfect, its worthy of a complaint but its also nice that blizzard did something hard again.
  1. Youarefired's Avatar
    What is a Dota? Just spell the damn words... Jesus...
  1. gdahgsfhs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Youarefired View Post
    What is a Dota? Just spell the damn words... Jesus...

    What is a search engine? Just use one...jesus.

    I can't believe you play wow and don't know what DOTA is.
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coldrage View Post
    I can't believe you play wow and don't know what DOTA is.
    I've played WoW since its release and I've never heard of any DotA until now. I also have no idea how it links into WoW at all.
  1. roahn the warlock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuraine View Post
    I've played WoW since its release and I've never heard of any DotA until now. I also have no idea how it links into WoW at all.
    Wow really? it was a map made from Warcraft. It's because of craft that it exists.
  1. gdahgsfhs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuraine View Post
    no idea how it links into WoW at all.
    DotA = Defense of the ancients = custom map of warcraft III
    WoW = World of Warcraft

    There's your link.
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    Ah I see. Still, never played the original Warcraft games so I wouldn't know. I hate RTS games...
  1. Fryx's Avatar
    That picture from The Daily Blink really made my day!
  1. Vulmio's Avatar
    Boubouille should "threaten" to write about other games more often
  1. Siuk-Me's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coldrage View Post
    DotA = Defense of the ancients = custom map of warcraft III
    WoW = World of Warcraft

    There's your link.


    "custom map for warcraf" - lol you explained it perfectly. Well done. You win a potato medal of honor.

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-20 at 04:00 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartuck View Post
    League of Legends is going to dominate every single MOBA game Fuck dota2, we have LoL now.
    LoL is shit. HoN is way better. LoL is like Tibia in mmo world.

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-20 at 04:02 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuraine View Post
    Blergh, this means nothing to me. I don't have a clue what DotA is or stands for, if anything, since the website doesn't even tell you, and the only way I even know that LoL exists is cause my boyfriend plays it and talks about it sometimes. They're both RTS games aren't they? If so, that'll be why I don't know about them.
    Nice.. my condolences.

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