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Warcraft Movie Cast Announcement
Legendary announced that Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown will also be joining the Warcraft movie cast. Daniel Wu recently appeared in Europa Report and Clancy Brown regularly appears in and does voices for TV shows. It isn't his first time working on a Warcraft project though, as he was Thrall in the cancelled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans game.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Warlords of Draenor Music
Is there going to be any new music in WoD? I find it surprising that nobody has asked this question. I love the music in the game and wondering if they've kept up to the scale and quality of previous expansions.
As always, you can expect some new music in the expansion. I couldn't answer as to how much yet, but if you look back over the years, you'll see that we've added many hours of music on a fairly consistent basis. Also, being able to see the Draenei and Karabor in a new light should be illuminating to the auditory system. We'll do what we can to provide any sneak listens or insights we can along the path to the release of the expansion. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Warlords of Draenor Timeline
I guess im bothered that actions in this past, wont affect present day. it's considered "separate".
Iron Horde orcs are pouring through the Dark Portal into your home. It will absolutely be affecting your present day... and you were just starting to make a sandwich. Jerks. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Legendary Cloak Effort
The point of this thread is to state.... this is by far the most complcated time consuming Legendary ever in this game.
Hah, well thanks for laying it out visually. I think we like how it worked out in essence, ultimately having something for even the LFR player to work toward over a long period of time is a great goal to have for people. Definitely a lot of lessons learned on how we can make steps feel less grindy, and maybe make the experience more cohesive. But having that kind of Legendary doesn't necessarily preclude us from also having a Legendary that's maybe class specific and more of a personal challenge like Fangs, or something like the Warlock green fire quest. We don't think it necessarily has to be one or the other. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Character / Items
That's an answer to a different question. Currently spirit does nothing for mage, but something for SPriest.
We allowed the Shadow conversion in a weak moment, but they had alternatives. Balance and Elemental did not. (Source)

Why the sweeping itemization changes for WoD? Lack of Agi/Str on secondary pieces halves the power.
So we double the amount of attack power on an item? That's an easy tweak, not a reason to dislike the system IMO. (Source)
AGI also increases crit. Without AGI on 1/3 of equipment this a major loss in effectiveness.
Or we could just boost crit chance. Again, these seem to be easily solved details and not a reason to reject the design. (Source)

Unsure you're best to ask this, but: Will all of Draenor be explorable (achievement-wise) at expansion launch? Or not til 6.1?
All at launch. Is this related to flying? (Source)

So since healer armour will be shared with dps, will the "Bonus" random stats affect healers too? Multistrike, cleave, etc.
Yes. (Source)
is the cleave stat going to affect healers and the way they heal?
The idea is it could heal nearby targets like the SoO trinket. (Source)

Simple question. Will secondary stats be random on gear in WoD too? Chest of Awesome always has haste + mastery off 1st boss?
For a raid boss drop, the secondary stats will likely be the same every time. May not be the case of other sources of loot. (Source)

Are Dodge and Parry getting rolled into Armor specifically as a stat?
No. Tanks will have a fixed amount of dodge and parry, perhaps with CDs or procs that buff it temporarily. (Source)

Hearthstone Beta Patch 4243
Hearthstone had another small patch this week with some bug fixes and mana cost increases for Mage cards that Freeze.



Dark Legacy Comics #420
DLC #420 has been released.

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  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yig View Post
    You mean like Paula Patton? Why aren't there any conjoined twins in this movie? Why doesn't anyone in this movie have autism? Why aren't there openly gay and lesbian characters in this movie? Why aren't there any polygamists or asexuals in this movie? Where are the vegetarians? Oh, my heavens.
    Comparing women to autism. You stay classy mmochamp.
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by paralleluniverse View Post
    Why are there no females in this movie?
    there will be plenty of females in the movie.

    garona and alleria will most likely be in this movie
  1. Yarathir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    Comparing women to autism. You stay classy mmochamp.

    Grasping at straws to serve your confirmation bias sure feels good, does it not?
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yarathir View Post
    Grasping at straws to serve your confirmation bias sure feels good, does it not?
    He compared autism to women, your confirmation bias can ignore that fact all you want.
  1. Remnas's Avatar
    There can be only ONE!

    Clancy Brown makes me very happy.
  1. Vosz's Avatar
    Clancy Brown.. who?
  1. Naztrak's Avatar
    Have I missed any asian-looking dude in Warcraft? Or are they filling the multi-racial cast criteria for a blockbuster?
  1. Mesovr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Remnas View Post
    There can be only ONE!

    Clancy Brown makes me very happy.
    Its called a hyperbole not a comparison. Good try though.
  1. Agoonga's Avatar
    Woot! Dr. Neo Cortex/Mr. Krabs is going to be in the WoW movie!
  1. Barny's Avatar
    I laughed more than recommended on DLC #420
  1. mileskg21's Avatar
    typical mmochamp forums with all the human race hate /failfish
  1. Yig's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    Comparing women to autism. You stay classy mmochamp.
    No, I was making an analogy on the spectrum of diversity and rather than understand that you went with one of the pettiest interpretations of context you could manage in an effort to feel like you're being intellectually persecuted by the ignorant. Meanwhile your own ignorance is hiding behind the shield of protecting the under represented while you're oblivious to the point. There are multiple female roles in this movie, if you had more than a shallow interest in stirring up controversy or making token attempts to assert your views you might know that. And you also ignore a statement on artificially embellishing a story purely based on a token representation of diversity, but don't let me stop you from wearing that persecution complex with pride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naztrak View Post
    Have I missed any asian-looking dude in Warcraft? Or are they filling the multi-racial cast criteria for a blockbuster?
    Warcraft has had different ethnicities in the human race for a while now.
  1. Kivimetsan's Avatar
    Clancy Brown was awesome in Starship Troopers.
    Top bloke.
  1. Rolly's Avatar
    For some reason that Dark Legacy made me sad.

    It made me remember the wonder and awe I had when I first started the game/genre which has now turned to bitchy, cynical contempt at the fact that yet another avenue of entertainment is being destroyed by blatant greed.
    Where we once had gamers in development we now have accountants and people like Kotick, who base success on the bottom line not game play.

    Sadly unless something changes in 2014 I really think my time with MMOs is coming to an end, when profit driven decisions are more glaringly apparent than game play driven decisions.


    Or maybe I didn't get enough sleep last night, I don't know, all I know is when I think of MMOs now I don't get excited, my first thought is "How are they going to try and gouge the player base this time"

    When you get to that point it's probably a good time to move on, just like I moved on from single player games when the release day DLC bullshit started.
  1. YumYum's Avatar
    Why do you guys post stuff GC tweeted a freaking month ago half a dozen at a time every other day...
    Bought into Blizzard's design philosophy for content?
  1. UnifiedDivide's Avatar
    I would have hoped that some of you guys would remember Clancy Brown as Scourgelord Tyrannus in WoTLK... then again, I doubt very many people actually care about this kinda stuff. Though it won't stop you complaining

    Anyway, awesome casting, imo. No idea who the other guy is thought tbh :S
  1. Nindoriel's Avatar
    Iron Horde orcs are pouring through the Dark Portal into your home. It will absolutely be affecting your present day... and you were just starting to make a sandwich. Jerks.
    When people say that WoD will not have consequences for our timeline, they mean that the changes made in the past will not remake our present. Stating that the Iron Horde pouring through the portal will affect us (obviously it will) is missing the point.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    two new cast members that adds like 2 more years to the release date right?
  1. Mgann-Morzz's Avatar
    Clancy is pretty awesome, cool to have him on board.
  1. Mr. Smith's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    I would have hoped that some of you guys would remember Clancy Brown as Scourgelord Tyrannus in WoTLK... then again, I doubt very many people actually care about this kinda stuff. Though it won't stop you complaining

    Anyway, awesome casting, imo. No idea who the other guy is thought tbh :S
    Color me excited then, I loved Tyrannus' voice!

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