Blizzard Entertainment at gamescom 2017
Blizzard recently updated the beta build of WoW from Patch 7.1 to Patch 7.3, likely updating it from the previous BlizzCon build to the gamescom build.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blizzard is heading back to Cologne, Germany next week for gamescom 2017! The event takes place from August 22–26, and we’ll be there to put on our best show yet.

We’ll kick things off by releasing a special preview video of all the playable content we’ll be showcasing at gamescom. Be sure to mark your calendar for 18:00 CEST on Monday, August 21, and head to YouTube to watch it. Subscribe to our channel to be sure you don’t miss it!

At 18:00 CEST on Wednesday, August 23, members of our game development teams will take to our main stage for the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony, which will be live-streamed on http://gamescom.blizzard.com.

Throughout gamescom, visitors to the Blizzard booth in Hall 7 of the Koelnmesse will have the chance to play the latest content for Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, StarCraft: Remastered, and Diablo III. Of course, we’ll also have some epic entertainment in store, including our Blizzard Cosplay Contest and two performances from Video Games Live—these activities and more will be viewable via live stream on the website.

Our full schedule of activities is now available on http://gamescom.blizzard.com, and you’ll find an overview of each game below.

Overwatch
  • Visitors to the Blizzard booth will be able to experience a brand-new Overwatch map—tune in to our preview video on Monday when details will be revealed.
  • The world premiere of a new Overwatch animated short will take place on our main stage and via live stream during the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony on Wednesday.
  • We’ll be showcasing some impressive Doomfist cosplay on our main stage on Wednesday.
  • The German voice actors from Overwatch will be doing a live performance on Thursday.
  • Overwatch FX Artist Rachel Day will be presenting her work on the making of Doomfist live on Friday.
  • Members of the German Overwatch World Cup team will be doing an on-stage panel on Saturday.

Hearthstone
  • Hearthstone players can enjoy an early look at new Fireside Gathering features during gamescom, where they’ll join forces in a whole new kind of Fireside Brawl: a group raid against the Lich King.
  • We’ll find out which country’s players will rise above the rest as the Hearthstone Global Games Finals take place live on our Hearthstone stage on Friday and Saturday—choose your champion to win a card pack, and watch the tournament live-streamed on www.twitch.tv/playhearthstone.
  • To celebrate the latest expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, gamers in Cologne will be able to grab a free frozen treat and participate in Hearthstone activities at the gamescom city festival—where the Hearthstone traveling ice cream truck will be making its final European stop on the Ice Cream Citadel tour on Friday and Saturday from 15:00-23:00.

World of Warcraft
  • Gamers will be able to group up with other gamescom attendees and run through a dungeon from World of Warcraft’s upcoming Patch 7.3—details about this content update will be unveiled on stage and via live stream during the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony on Wednesday.
  • Twelve top-ranked Arena teams will battle it out in the WoW European Championship Finals on our World of Warcraft stage from Wednesday to Saturday for a share of the $100,000 USD prize pool and the chance to compete in the WoW Arena World Championship Finals at BlizzCon later this year—watch the live stream on http://www.twitch.tv/warcraft.
  • Visitors to the Blizzard booth will be able to attend a live Darkmoon Faire, which will include activities like an airbrush makeup station and photo opportunities with iconic WoW statues and items.
  • Top European World of Warcraft guilds Nova and Set Sail For Fail will race against each other in Mythic dungeons live on stage on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Heroes of the Storm
  • Blizzard booth visitors will be able to get some hands-on play time with our latest Hero—details will be revealed in our Monday preview video.
  • Heroes of the Storm: Showdown will see community personalities and pros duking it out in live show matches on our main stage—including Team Liquid and Team Expert on Wednesday, and popular German YouTubers ApeCrime and PietSmiet on Friday.
  • Carbot Animations will be doing a Heroes of the Storm drawing session live on stage on Thursday.

StarCraft
  • Our newest co-op commander will be playable for the first time at the Blizzard booth—tune in to our preview video on Monday when details are unveiled.
  • StarCraft: Remastered, our recently released modernization of the classic award-winning real-time strategy game and its Brood War expansion, will also be available to play on the show floor.
  • Well-known StarCraft players White-Ra, iNcontroL and TLO will clash in exciting live StarCraft II and StarCraft: Remastered show matches on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Diablo III
  • Attendees at gamescom will be able to command legions of the risen dead and wield the dark arts with Diablo III’s Rise of the Necromancer pack, playable on PC and PlayStation 4.

We’ll also feature our famous dance contest on Friday and our cosplay contest on Saturday, as well as signing sessions, quizzes, and more on our main stage—including performances from Video Games Live on Thursday and Friday. Remember to visit http://gamescom.blizzard.com for the full schedule of activities.

In addition, gamescom attendees can pick up a selection of Blizzard merchandise, including some brand-new and convention-exclusive items, at the Blizzard store in Hall 5.

Daily Live Streams
Those who can’t make it to gamescom 2017 in person will still be able to catch all the excitement via daily live streams on http://gamescom.blizzard.com. Well-known streamers will also be bringing you live action from the Blizzard booth—visit the website for details, and follow our social media channels for the latest news live from the event!

Trial of Style - Do Your Little Turn on the Catwalk
Trial of Style is finally live this week!





Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_01 (New) - Theme: Summer Styles
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_02 (New) - Theme: Winter Wear
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_03 (New) - Theme: Ready for Battle
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_04 (New) - Theme: Fun and Flirty
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_05 (New) - Theme: Mismatched Mayhem
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_06 (New) - Theme: Fire and Ice
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_07 (New) - Theme: Dark and Deadly
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_08 (New) - Theme: Faction Pride
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_09 (New) - Theme: Primal Style
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_10 (New) - Theme: Heroes of Azeroth
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_11 (New) - Theme: Make Me Laugh
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_12 (New) - Theme: Tabard Time
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_13 (New) - Theme: Everyday Heroes
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_14 (New) - Theme: Epic Purple
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_15 (New) - Theme: Champions of the Light
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_16 (New) - Theme: Freestyle!


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Ladies and gentlemen of the Horde and Alliance, it’s time to synchronize your wardrobes and prepare to do battle. The Trial of Style has arrived and it’s time to put your transmogrification skills to the test.

You’re Invited!

When: August 17–21
Where: Queue for the 5-player scenario at your friendly neighborhood Transmog NPC
What: Contestants will have two minutes to create transmog sets from within their collection, based on themes in the scenario. Two players at a time will be pulled up on stage to strike a pose and show off their creation— leaving the remaining three to vote on who of the two has managed to capture the theme best.


No peeking! It comes as no shock that you'll be properly smocked before the competition begins.


Strike a pose and shake your little tush...on the catwalk. When the glitter settles, you'll earn your just rewards.

Once the glitter settles and the rounds of voting have completed First Place, Second Place, and Third Place winners will be awarded. Don’t worry, even if you don’t win, there’s always the Trial of Style Consolation Prize. These prizes contain Trial of Style Tokens which can be redeemed for special transmog gear in Dalaran.

Fashion conscious citizens of Azeroth can also take advantage of Transmogrification and Barbershop services for free during the Trial of Style. Even if you don’t participate, you can adjust your hairstyle and transmog for no gold cost while the event is active.

Are you ready to dress to impress?
This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzard Entertainment at gamescom 2017, Trial of Style started by chaud View original post
Comments 55 Comments
  1. scubistacy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Pebbleton View Post
    The trial of style is a good idea, but the rewards could be better. Maybe they'll rotate different sets every time it pops up?
    Also players have horrible tastes. 30 mins ago I was in a trial and a gnome made it in the top three. Luckily no pandas yet.
    I have seen a male pandaren win the 1st prize on a trial, but it was very fitting - representing a farmer in the everyday heroes theme.
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Segus1992 View Post
    Of all the non-issues people complain about, this is the most non-issuey.
    It is an issue since that account is the only way I can do this event since my primary one is full.
  1. Lord Pebbleton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scubistacy View Post
    I have seen a male pandaren win the 1st prize on a trial, but it was very fitting - representing a farmer in the everyday heroes theme.
    Well I won a "Fire and Ice" dressed like a mountaineer. Sometimes creativity is appreciated more than sticking to the actual theme it seems.
  1. The Black Widow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by effs View Post
    Wouldn't it be the new Widowmaker map?
    Oh that could be possible. But I think Widow has had her fair share of cinematics, as good as it would be. There are still a large amount of characters we haven't seen in these shorts. I was hoping we'd see one with Doomfist and the "Team Talon trio" But I think it's a little late now
  1. Moonstream's Avatar
    Did this a few times last night, until I finally got first after getting 2nd and 3rd like 4 times in a row. Is a lot of fun but I wish there would be more prize options, the ones they have are pretty lackluster. Or if the bag would drop some fun temporary cosmetic buff or something. Or even a toy? Idk, just something more than

    The tabard one really through the group for a loop, only one of us had one lol.
  1. Alopex Major's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Muh View Post
    Back then they had a huge problem with people leaving wow....
    You think people aren't leaving now? Lol.
  1. HeyGuysHello's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Pebbleton View Post
    Well I won a "Fire and Ice" dressed like a mountaineer. Sometimes creativity is appreciated more than sticking to the actual theme it seems.
    I dressed my warlock up in literal Fire & Ice gear, with matching blue and orange shoulders to boot. A rogue in an all-black set won. I didn't even place. I mean, I won first eventually, but I won't touch it now. Too many drooling mongs.
  1. Muh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alopex Major View Post
    You think people aren't leaving now? Lol.
    Not as many as back then.
  1. GhostSkull's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Forogil View Post
    Am I missing something; you can have up to 200 tokens - and can spend 61?
    Apparently, that's it. There should be a low-hanging fruit set like they have now, and then rare single pieces that one can acquire. Perhaps universal gear like hats from the vendor. Or a changing assortment of gear sold in all those existing class gear shops in Dalaran. As it is now, they're basically rarely visited background.

    The RP server folk must be also concerned (in an mode befitting their particular character) since they're particularly interested in dress-up.
  1. Konteil's Avatar
    might play with the trial of style later. i think i have some decent mogs.
  1. Lord Pebbleton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Widow View Post
    Oh that could be possible. But I think Widow has had her fair share of cinematics, as good as it would be. There are still a large amount of characters we haven't seen in these shorts. I was hoping we'd see one with Doomfist and the "Team Talon trio" But I think it's a little late now
    To be fair, I appreciate style more than I appreciate sticking to the theme. This morning the theme was black and deadly, and a not-so-black rogue won. In the meantime there were people dressed as literal clowns, with black stuff on them caught in the forgotten depths of the transmo tab. No matches, different palettes of black, just horrible. The rogue on the other hand had nothing to do with the theme but he was really well put together.
  1. Mask's Avatar
    I dressed my warlock up in literal Fire & Ice gear, with matching blue and orange shoulders to boot. A rogue in an all-black set won. I didn't even place. I mean, I won first eventually, but I won't touch it now. Too many drooling mongs.
    My first time in it was the "Tabard Time" theme, and the person who won was just some paladin in his raid gear. Wasn't even wearing a tabard. Yay this event.
  1. GhostSkull's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mask View Post
    My first time in it was the "Tabard Time" theme, and the person who won was just some paladin in his raid gear. Wasn't even wearing a tabard. Yay this event.
    Apparently a lot of people don't collect tabards. I sported a rare tabard with matching xmog and came in 3rd. The winner had no tabard at all.

    Similarly, I saw a beautifully outfitted Panda man in shimmering white cloth lose "By the Light" to people who were mostly out of theme even though he received all my votes.
  1. DeltrusDisc's Avatar
    Why are those the rewards for this? Talk about ugliest possible tmog sets ever...
  1. A dot Ham's Avatar
    That mail set though... LOL.

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