Blizzcon 2015 - Day 2 Schedule
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Blizzcon 2015 Schedule
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Blizzcon 2015 - Day 1 Recap
Saturday starts off with the Legion Game Systems panel at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST, followed by Q&A and an In-Game Cinematics panel at the same time. Linkin Park will close out the show!

We will be going back and covering the Cinematics panel after the Q&A is wrapped up, along with the Engineering discussion and Community Game Systems discussion later in the day.

Opening Ceremony

World of Warcraft
  • Legion beta begins in the weeks following Blizzcon
  • Legion Cinematic was released
  • Warcraft Movie
    • The movie trailer was shown during the Opening Ceremony.
    • There was a press event with Duncan Jones, Chris Metzen, and some of the movie cast
  • Legion Releasing by September 2016
    • The regular version costs $50 and Digital Deluxe costs $70.
    • Pre-purchasing gives you a Level 100 Boost and at least one week early access to the Demon Hunter class.
    • You will need a level 70 character to create a Demon Hunter and you can only have one Demon Hunter per realm.
  • Artifact Weapons - Blog posts for all of the Artifact Weapons include models and a little bit of story.
  • World of Warcraft: Legion - World and Content Overview (Official Recap)
    • The Broken Shore has a 20 Alliance and 20 Horde (40 Player) scenario that begins right after the cinematic.
    • Demon Hunters have a unique starting experience involving Illidan, who creates a Felsaber epic mount for you.
    • There are four leveling zones that can be done in any order, as they scale.
    • There will be endgame world questing content that aren't strictly daily quests.
    • Legion will have two raids, one with 7 bosses (Emerald Nightmare) and one with 10 (Suramar Palace) with Gul'dan as the final boss.
    • Legion Challenge Mode dungeons keep becoming harder as you defeat them and the rewards keep getting better. Complements or replaces raiding.
  • World of Warcraft Cinematics - The Road to Legion
  • Misc

Overwatch
  • Overwatch Pricing
    • Overwatch - $40, PC only, includes all of the heroes. Widowmaker skin bonus for pre-orders.
    • Overwatch Origins Edition - $60, PC, Xbox One, and PS4. All of the heroes, bonus skins, rewards for other Blizzard games. Baby Wintson Pet for WoW.
    • Overwatch Collector's Edition - $130 PC Xbox One, PS4. All of the Origins Edition content plus the soundtrack, an art book, and Soldier: 76 statue.
  • New Map and Trailer
    • Hollywood is the new Overwatch map, set in a fictional version of Hollywood.
    • A new gameplay trailer was released.
  • New Heroes
    • D.Va - Former pro-gamer turned mech pilot.
    • Mei - Former Climatologist. Uses lower damage frost based attacks, has an ice block like ability, ice wall, blizzard.
    • Genji - Hanzo's brother. Throws Shuriken, deflects attacks, charges forward, and uses a katana.
  • Whats New in Overwatch
    • There will be no support for Macs
    • Release will only have 21 heroes, no announcement on additional heroes or pricing for anything after that.
    • New heroes are coming to beta next week.

Hearthstone

Heroes of the Storm
  • Announcement Trailer
  • Hero Deep Dive
    • There are more than 200 characters on the list of potential heroes.
    • Lunara, King Genn Greymane, and Cho'Gall are the three new heroes.
    • Cho'gall is one hero controlled by two players.
    • Cho'Gall will be given to everyone that bought a Blizzcon (or Virtual) ticket.
    • If you party up and play 2 games with someone who does not have Cho'gall, they will unlock the hero for free as well.
    • If you play 4 games as Cho'gall with someone else, you will get bonus gold!
    • The Arena is a new mode will let you pick from 3 random heroes, then play on a new small single objective map. The game is shorter and has less restrictions than normal games now.
    • Towers of Doom is the new map, allowing you to destroy enemy towns to take them over and damage the core.
  • New Hero Skills and Talents

Diablo III
  • Blood and Treasure - New Content and Features for Reaper of Souls
    • New zone - Greyhollow Island, Adventure Mode only.
    • The Eternal Woods and Royal Quarters were expanded for Adventure Mode.
    • Patch 2.4.0 is going to revamp, revisit, or revise nearly every one of the 24 class sets in the game.
    • Set Dungeons - Once you complete and don the full six pieces of any given class set, you'll receive a clue to track down an ancient dungeon designed just for you and your set.
    • Empowered Rifts, New Legendaries, More Stash Space, Season Journey Revisions, and more!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzcon Day 1 Recap, Day 2 Schedule started by chaud View original post
Comments 18 Comments
  1. Zabatakis's Avatar
    Meh. Transmog system is nice, but a little late.
  1. Adramelch's Avatar
    "Legion will have two raids, one with 7 bosses (Emerald Nightmare) and one with 10 (Suramar Palace) with Gul'dan as the final boss."

    Legion will have two opening raids (HM+BRF equivalents), not two raids in total.
  1. bazyk's Avatar
    There will be no support for Macs
    waaatttttt Blizz is known for native game support for OSX not just by DX emu! Activision's fault.
  1. Solidusbr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MMO-C View Post
    Overwatch Collector's Edition - $130m PC Xbox One, PS4. All of the Origins Edition content plus the soundtrack, an art book, and Soldier: 76 statue.
    That's one expensive game.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Solidusbr View Post
    That's one expensive game.
    Dubai Collector's Edition, includes a 100 meter tall bronze statue.
  1. Maulis425's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Solidusbr View Post
    That's one expensive game.
    Well you are getting the soundtrack, art book and a soldier. Apparently 130m doesn't go as far as it used to.
  1. Xe4ro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bazyk View Post
    waaatttttt Blizz is known for native game support for OSX not just by DX emu! Activision's fault.
    Guess i won't be playing Overwatch then... can't understand why the all of a sudden don't release a game for mac. From their first day on they did games for both systems...
  1. sebun's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xe4ro View Post
    Guess i won't be playing Overwatch then... can't understand why the all of a sudden don't release a game for mac. From their first day on they did games for both systems...
    Blame Apple for wanting to be different from the whole rest of the industry:
    http://www.developer-tech.com/news/2...st-directx-12/
  1. Shockeye's Avatar
    Artifacts will take some effort for other specs, but you should be able to switch specs. The further behind you are, the faster it goes. Keeping two Artifacts completely maxed out may take some more effort, but switching and catching up or keeping one Artifact a little bit behind shouldn't be too bad.
    Are artefact weapons upgraded via questing or raid and dungeon content? Concern is that for healers and tanks the off-spec artefact may upgrade faster than main spec due to more frequent use during level-up and max-level questing content.
  1. daf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xe4ro View Post
    Guess i won't be playing Overwatch then... can't understand why the all of a sudden don't release a game for mac. From their first day on they did games for both systems...
    Might have been a simple business decision that it wasn't worth the work to make a OSX version for the relatively small mac audience and focusing only on the 3 announced platforms (PC/PS4/XBONE).

    Could also have been apple dismissive stance on gaming as a whole with their hardware always using weaker mobile GPUs and pushing of their own graphic api Metal to the detriment of more widely accepted standards like OpenGL and/or Vulkan.

    Probably a bit of both.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shockeye View Post
    Are artefact weapons upgraded via questing or raid and dungeon content? Concern is that for healers and tanks the off-spec artefact may upgrade faster than main spec due to more frequent use during level-up and max-level questing content.
    All the things IIRC. You earn artifact power from doing lots of difference activities in the game.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shockeye View Post
    Are artefact weapons upgraded via questing or raid and dungeon content? Concern is that for healers and tanks the off-spec artefact may upgrade faster than main spec due to more frequent use during level-up and max-level questing content.
    Almost all venues of play provide artifact power. I think pet battling is the only exception.
  1. voskopoula's Avatar
    I am pretty sure Overwatch was supposed to be f2p? what happened
  1. Wolfie of Medivh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bazyk View Post
    waaatttttt Blizz is known for native game support for OSX not just by DX emu! Activision's fault.
    Respectfully, it's not AV's fault. It's apple's. I say that a dedicated Apple fan and supporter. But To be very blunt: Apple has turned its back on gaming. It has decided that internal graphics are fine (and they are for the vast majority of Apple's users) and outdated OpenGL is okay.

    When you have a 1500$ computer that won't run it as well as a 500$ off-the-shelf HP with a 150$ GTX 950 in it, then it's not worth supporting.

    I suspect they'll still support the current games, but a twitch shooter like OW is not the Mac's bailiwick.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by voskopoula View Post
    I am pretty sure Overwatch was supposed to be f2p? what happened
    No one ever said that. It was assumed by fans.
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    "The Broken Shore has a 20 Alliance and 20 Horde (40 Player) scenario that begins right after the cinematic.

    I wonder how they will handle this 6 months to a year in when you decide to level another alt at that time. CRZ enough in? Or you get tons of NPC help?
  1. Fablewynd's Avatar
    Anyone else having trouble with the stream? The Main Stage has no sound whatsoever. All the other stages are fine, but not the Main Stage. It doesn't matter what browser I watch it on, it's still doing it.
  1. thottstation's Avatar
    "Class halls needed to be in a location that strongly represents the class. You should feel like your class when you are in that space."
    I'm a rogue.

    Yup, I sure feel like my class, mopping up mage feces and mage liquid waste, down in the bowels of a Mage City.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thottstation View Post
    I'm a rogue.

    Yup, I sure feel like my class, mopping up mage feces and mage liquid waste, down in the bowels of a Mage City.
    You get to pickpocket other rogues.

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