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by Published on 2016-03-23 12:23 AM

Update (5:20 PM EDT): The entire N'Zoth artwork was posted on Twitter.

Potential BlizzCon 2016 Dates - November 4 and 5
Blizzard may be getting ready to announce BlizzCon, with an update to the Blizzcon site that has since been reverted, including this information:
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
BlizzCon is an epic celebration of Blizzard Entertainment's game universes and the global player communities that bring them to life.

This year marks the 10th BlizzCon and Blizzard's 25th anniversary—we’d love for you to join us in celebrating these milestones together at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016.
by Published on 2016-03-22 05:53 AM

New Moderators Reminder

New Warlock Card Reveal - DOOM!

New PTR Patch - Dehaka Files, Changes to Ranked Play

Recall: The Story of Winston - Overwatch Animated Short, New Overwatch Agent Pictures!

Legion - Enhancement Shaman Spell Animations
New animations aren't complete, but here is an early preview of the new and modified Enhancement Shaman spell animations.

Legion - Artifact Appearance Unlocks
PvP artifact appearances will be unlocked for all specs per character when you earn the difference appearances.

Warcraft Movie Set
Duncan Jones shared another picture from the Warcraft movie set today!.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Legion PvP Testing
This morning, a wave of invites was sent out with a focus on PvP experience. We'll continue to monitor participation. Thanks! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Item Level Scaling in PvP
Can we get any confirmation how it trickles down to lower level PvP? Still static 0.1%?
Low levels are currently set to the same scaling values as level 110. The baseline item level is different for each bracket. It is approximately the ilevel of an heirloom item at the max level for each bracket. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Grove Warden
Will they ever fix Grove warden? The camera bug is making me so dizzy, I love the looks of the mount but can't stand using it.
Just a... heads-up... this is something that we are aware of and it's being tracked for a fix in an upcoming patch. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
doesn't matter when often one "style" is too good not to play over the other talent. i often choose my gameplay style by class.
During alpha, you should pretty much ignore tuning. (Celestalon)

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
happy with the state of balance druid gameplay on #legion? Would love to hear design goal, spec seems a bit... lost atm
Balance is looking solid, especially after the latest Artifact revisions. Any specific feedback or questions? (WarcraftDevs)
Our issues are here in this post, but no Dev gave us an answer.
That feedback is almost exclusively about tuning, which hasn't happened yet. (Celestalon)

Will male-BE in #legion eventually get ALL the updated melee animations? (i.e. Bloodthirst upwards swing instead of old spin)
This is an interesting question. They have the animations, but some iconic race-specific animations are still... (Celestalon)
...used for a few things, since players found them iconic. Don't want to lose all the soul of the race. (Celestalon)

Character / Items
Will the Warglaives of Azzinoth be recoded as "warglaives" with new warglaive animations? Or still swords and old animation?
It's important that Warriors and Rogues continue to be able to use them, so they will likely remain as swords. (WarcraftDevs)

The shapeshift camera bug is there with ghost wolf form, too
We are aware of this issue across many transformations on the Alpha. We're working on fixing it soon. (WarcraftDevs)

Artifact based abilities seem to act like Artifact is a separate mob - critless DotS, only 5% Crit, no benefits from Mastery
They should act like you casting them, using your stats. It's a bug if not. (Celestalon)

Curious if @WarcraftDevs are seeing anyone use Adaptation or Relentless in #PVP. Everyone I've seen uses Medallion.
We would be interested in hearing feedback from players who have tried Adaptation or Relentless in PvP. (WarcraftDevs)

Will we get an option to see our PvP Prestige progress on a bar like our Xp and Artifact Power?
Yes, this will be an option! (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
LFD was a choice between doing content or not doing it at all. Could take hours to find dungeon groups.
I'll argue that's a false dichotomy. I agree with the problem but maybe there were other solutions. (OccupyGStreet)

I dont get why you think matchmaking is no valid group setup mechanism if most of the players prefer it over organization.
I think they are valuing convenience though. It's like being surprised that players like free loot. (OccupyGStreet)
In BC, Mechanar was the most popular dungeon by far. I don't think it was for the encounters. It was for quick badges. (OccupyGStreet)
So you just have to be careful when you measure participation that you don't mis-conclude they love the content they are doing. (OccupyGStreet)

N'Zoth Revealed
Hearthstone's latest expansion has revealed N'Zoth, who is one of the Old Gods.

Dark Legacy Comics #530
DLC #530 has been released!

by Published on 2016-03-21 07:03 PM

Warcraft Movie Trailer, Overwatch Short Tomorrow, Tweets, Frost Mage Spec Preview

Overwatch - Recall
Overwatch's first animation short has been released!

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
"Recall" tells the story of Winston—a genetically engineered gorilla and brilliant scientist who longs for the days of heroism to return. In this episode, we explore Winston's thoughts and memories as he wrestles with the decision to recall the agents of Overwatch, all while the forces of Talon stage an attack on his laboratory in the abandoned Watchpoint: Gibraltar.
by Published on 2016-03-21 12:51 AM

Update (2:00 PM EDT): Duncan Jones shared another picture of the Warcraft movie set.

Reaper of Souls Anniversary Giveaway, 2nd Server Slam, Bluddshed's Firebird Archon

New Legendary Priest Card Reveal - Herald Volazj, Most Popular Decks of the Week, This Week in Hearthstone

New In Development Video - Dehaka, Shogun Artanis, Shadowpaw Li Li & More

Achievements & More Skins Soon, Play of the Game, Social UI Philosophy, TownHall Overwatch Ep 4

Warcraft Movie Trailer
Yet another trailer has been released, with a few new clips.

Overwatch Short Tomorrow
Don't forget to check back tomorrow at 12 p.m. PDT for the first Overwatch Short, Recall! It tells the story of Winston, including his thoughts and memories as he wrestles with the decision to recall the agents of Overwatch, all while the forces of Talon stage an attack on his laboratory in the abandoned Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Hate to be that player, but the only problem I have with Legion rn is that fire mages have mandatory frost spells/talents. X_x
Seen feedback in both directions. "I'm a fire mage, I only want fire spells" & "I'm a Mage I should be able to use all schools" (holinka)

Please do not force LFR on players (for the artifact upgrade questline). At least let them do Normal Raiding in place of LFR.
You can do it in other difficulties, LFR/LFG is just an option for players without premade groups. (WarcraftDevs)

I'm kinda surprised, devs didn't take lessons learned from dungeon finder and lfr when they made ashran.
Different situation when direct competition is involved. (holinka)

Will the arena also function in the actual zone? Like free-for-all Nagrand arena in outland Nagrand? Would be nice!
No. This location in the world is used by the Feral Druid artifact acquisition line and will not function as such. (WarcraftDevs)

the new arena looks amazing. Did Julien work on it?
Yup Chris and Julien collaborated on it and did a great job! (holinka)

Are Horde players going to get an option to fire back at Tyrande's insults in Val'Sharah, like the Alliance had with Vol'jin?
The dialogue in the beta got a lot of deservedly negative feedback, it's being changed! (DaveKosak)

Pets and Pet Battles
So there might be 'collector content' but not so much 'battler content', which will upset one side. Or vice versa. Tough to find a balance.
I think that both groups both can and should be satisfied, the game is richer for having both, and cross-pollination. (Muffinus)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
It has been 2 years already? Man I still remember Riot announcing you joining their company and everyone being scared of Lissandra Nerfs
They actually introduced me around the office as the person who would focus on buffing Lissandra. For the record, my frost mage in WoW was like level 32 or so. Not sure she ever PvP'd. It was just an urban legend.

Final Boss - Frost Mage Spec Preview
Final Boss is back with another spec preview!

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