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Leeroy Jenkins
Twelve years ago the Leeroy Jenkins video was revealed to the internet. Since then, it has been referenced in other games, TV shows, movies, advertisements, and more!


Name Points Reward Players
Leeeeeeeeeeeeeroy! Kill 50 rookery whelps within 15 seconds.
Title Reward: <Name> Jenkins
61.8%
Leeeeeeeeeeeeeroy...? Assist Leeroy Jenkins in recovering his Devout shoulders in Upper Blackrock Spire on Heroic difficulty.
10
Title Reward: <Name> Jenkins
44.3%




Addon - SimpleObjectiveProgress
If you've ever been doing a quest that requires you to fill up a progress bar and wondered how much progress killing an NPC would award, SimpleObjectiveProgress is the addon for you!



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Tier 20 Havoc Set Bonus Bugged
This is fixed in a future build, thanks for the report. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Tier 20 Destruction Set Bonus Bugged
This is fixed in a future build. Thanks for the report. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PvP
So, I have the Merc Buff but I zoned in Horde side. Is it not possible to go merc for Warsong Scramble?
Correct. Mercenary Mode does not apply to PvP Brawls. (WarcraftDevs)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
As someone who played very very little WoW yet interested in its class design can you explain the design of the Rogue combo system?
They use a resource (energy) which regenerates over short time frames. So it’s possible to go all out, but have enough resources to be able to push buttons again in a relatively short time (compared to say mana). We always liked this design because it’s very easy for rotations to fall into a pattern of “you must always push X when it is on cooldown.” Energy regeneration adds an extra wrinkle to this discussion.

Then, there are basically two kinds of abilities. Things that generate combo points and things that consume combo points to cause big damage. It has that satisfying feel of pulling something off (much like a fighting game combo), can deliver high burst moments (which feels very rogue-like), but also has the similar benefit of energy in that you have a reason to use both kinds of attacks rather than always just spamming the same button over and over.

Rogues had (maybe still have) the added nuance that the combo points are on the target (not on the rogue), so you can’t just switch targets at a moment’s notice (which has interesting nuance for PvE and PvP). Sometimes it’s worth sticking to your current target until you can pull off a finisher. Other times, it’s worth abandoning those.

I have often said that I think rogues had the best designed resource system in WoW, but that we didn’t want to just copy that for every other class, or it might feel less special.

As with any WoW answer, my info might be very out of date. (Source)



Overwatch League Update
ESPN has an article stating that Blizzard is struggling to sign franchises for the Overwatch league due to unfavorable terms. Blizzard released a statement to say that things are going well and someone may be trying to spread misinformation for bargaining reasons.

  • There is a $20 million franchise fee
  • Teams are not guaranteed revenue sharing until after 2021 and only if Blizzard meets certain criteria
  • If a team sells its spot to another party, the league would receive 25 percent of the proceeds

This article was originally published in forum thread: Leeroy Jenkins, SimpleObjectiveProgress Addon, Blue Posts, Tweets, Overwatch League started by chaud View original post
Comments 61 Comments
  1. SupBrah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Psykee View Post
    Overwatch is a big thing, no matter what you say.

    Being greedy with the terms are however a sad way to potentially cripple the best launch, which could give PR for a bigger franchise.
    There's a big, big difference between being greedy and being laughed right out of the door. Activision Blizzard needs to shed a million or 19 off that price. LoL is the biggest esport out there and it only has like a $1.8 mil buy in I think.
  1. Fabled's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anduin Menethil View Post
    Are you that desperate that you have to make a news post about Leeroy Jenkins? lol
    Or maybe, just maybe, it's because it's the 12th anniversary of said video?
  1. telygroar's Avatar
    Not news about blizzard on competition.
    Try making a real good lan arena and look at the obligations if you were to play overwatch. And know it : they will NOT make it easy for you.
    It's strange how much they make it dfficult.
  1. Daveon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Airbag888 View Post
    Typical Activision-Kotik being over greedy... $20m when LoL asks for $1.8m.. good job activision you screwed up the OW professional scene thinking you'd make some dough.

    And without pro teams playing people will play OW less and less
    Why is the $20 million being reported as fact? ATVI hasn't released information yet about it.

    In fact, a different article even said this:

    "According to Sports Business Journal, owners looking to pick up a team are going to have to shell out a significant chunk of change, however. Their report claims that smaller market owners will have to drop $2 million to $5 million, with spots in Los Angeles potentially costing as much as $15 million."

    Poor reporting for MMO-C...
  1. Rush2803's Avatar
    The funniest thing about the entire Leeroy thing remains that numbercrunching haha that just cracks me up.
  1. Froggy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rush2803 View Post
    The funniest thing about the entire Leeroy thing remains that numbercrunching haha that just cracks me up.
    I agree. Also if there was any question if the vid is staged, the number crunching gives it away. Being staged doesn't take away from how great it is though.
  1. Anduin Menethil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabled View Post
    Or maybe, just maybe, it's because it's the 12th anniversary of said video?
    Wow, the 12th anniversary of a video. Will we also celebrate the anniversary of other videos now? No, it's just a slow news day.
  1. Riistov's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anduin Menethil View Post
    Wow, the 12th anniversary of a video. Will we also celebrate the anniversary of other videos now? No, it's just a slow news day.
    Its not just a video, it was one of the first gaming videos to go viral. It was also the video that helped put WoW on the map in terms of pop-culture references.
  1. Berethos08's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anduin Menethil View Post
    Wow, the 12th anniversary of a video. Will we also celebrate the anniversary of other videos now? No, it's just a slow news day.
    For better or worse, it's one of WoW's early defining moments as it relates to the game's place in a larger cultural context.

    Which is why it's getting the "oh that's neat" treatment.
  1. Anduin Menethil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Riistov View Post
    Its not just a video, it was one of the first gaming videos to go viral. It was also the video that helped put WoW on the map in terms of pop-culture references.
    Yeah, and? I've seen it years ago, it's not news. We don't need to celebrate the anniversary of videos. This is just slow news day. MMO-C does this all the time.
  1. AriochIV's Avatar
    Blizzard are such greedy fucks.
  1. Atraxxa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cface View Post
    Blizzard is a joke when it comes to esport. All they can do, is live on it's former glory remastering starcraft, cause sc2 is such an epic fail. What else do they got? Think Heartstone is doing ok, although not my cup of tea, and calling it esport is really stretching it.
    ^ this and you cannot even credit Hearthstone as being a thing when its pretty much a rip off the decades old and successful Magic the gathering Online, just with the blizz spin on it.
  1. Auddie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anduin Menethil View Post
    Yeah, and? I've seen it years ago, it's not news. We don't need to celebrate the anniversary of videos. This is just slow news day. MMO-C does this all the time.
    Actually, it just sounds like you're being overly critical. This reference is familiar to a vast majority of online gamers, and even a significant number of people who haven't even played MMORPGs. Recognizing that it's been 12 years since the video was released is likely nostalgic for most of the player base, as it was for me. I've never stuck with any game as long as I've stuck with WoW, so being reminded of something as far-reaching as Leeroy Jenkins is absolutely welcome. If they want to acknowledge anniversaries of other similarly memorable moments in the game, I welcome it.

    You not liking the story doesn't, by default, make it a "slow news day", nor is this strictly a "news" website so it really doesn't matter... at all. Go find some other website to be hyper-critical of. (To be honest, your comments make it sound like you simply weren't around when this happened, and you're bitter about being left out or ignorant of the details. But don't worry, this is where you "correct" me by saying how you WERE there, and it's just dumb to bring it up again.)
  1. Rolly's Avatar
    "I have often said that I think rogues had the best designed resource system in WoW, but that we didn’t want to just copy that for every other class, or it might feel less special"


    But then you went and copied it anyhow.
  1. cuafpr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anduin Menethil View Post
    Yeah, and? I've seen it years ago, it's not news. We don't need to celebrate the anniversary of videos. This is just slow news day. MMO-C does this all the time.
    its one of the first "viral" vids ever, one of wow's first vids and very significant to wow vids and early wow machinma in general. Its been referenced in multiple movies and TV shows over the years so its not just another video..
  1. berdrek's Avatar
    and here folks you have why blizzard has been trying to get into the Esports scene since the early days of WoW arenas, then S2 then HS then HoS. So then can charge 20 mil sign up fees. theyre greedy jaws are silivating because they really think they made it to the center of Esports. These people are out of their fucking minds.
  1. chubbybunny's Avatar
    I've heard kids saying they're going to do a leeroy jenkins, when asked if they know where that came from, they haven't a clue.. The whole point of them celebrating 12 years since, is that it's became famous for meaning rushing in while unprepared.
  1. Bamboozler's Avatar
    @Anduin Menethil

    You are seriously the worst kind of whiny little gamer, dude. I swear you never stop bitching.
  1. Hextor's Avatar
    Blizzard being greedy fucks, what else is new?
  1. Penpal's Avatar
    Could Overwatch really hold a candle to some of the more established franchises out there? The game is certainly pleasant to look at, as are all Blizzard titles, but the whole idea of a 'Blizzard Game Athlete' has always been an issue of contention in some of the more competitive corners of the internet; someone who is exceptionally skilled at Counterstrike will be leagues ahead of someone who is unusually gifted at Overwatch, and people can generally tell the difference in skill caps. It would be hard to give them both the same spectacle value, so to speak.

    There is such a thing as thinking too big, and a 20m entry fee might just be it.

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