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by Published on 2015-10-20 06:05 PM

Update: Some additional reasoning has been posted.
Update (1:00 PM EDT): Blizzard clarified the Valor sources coming in 6.2.3.

Battle.Net Voice Chat, Blizzcon Engineering Panel Update, Oct 19 Hotfixes, Final Boss

Linkin Park LIVE at BlizzCon 2015!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Whether you’re geeking out on the show floor at BlizzCon or tuning in from home, this is a performance you won’t want to miss: Linkin Park is closing out BlizzCon 2015!


The Grammy Award–winning rock band—and the biggest band on Facebook, with 63 million fans and counting—will be taking the stage the evening of Saturday, November 7, to provide an epic send-off for everyone at this year’s convention. Even if you didn’t score tickets to the show, Blizzard gamers and Linkin Park fans around the world can still get a front-row seat from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

BlizzCon is the biggest Blizzard party of the year, packed with in-depth developer panels, intense eSports tournaments, the legendary Friday night contests—this year hosted by Wil Wheaton—and what’s sure to be an epic finale from Linkin Park. The Virtual Ticket lets you watch it all online, live and in high definition. Order a Virtual Ticket and you’ll also receive a treasure trove of in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.

Check out the press release for more information on this year’s closing concert featuring Linkin Park. We’ll see you at the show!
by Published on 2015-10-20 03:51 AM

Quin's Hammerdin Guide, YanaFortuna's DH Cosplay

Popular Constructed Decks of the Week, ASUS ROG Play It Cool Marathon Decks

New Patch Medic Buffs, Artanis' Availability, Shop Changes, Weekly Rotation/Sales Oct 20th

Battle.Net Voice Chat
It looks like Voice Chat might be coming to the Battle.Net client. An upcoming build has references to Vivox, a company that produces voice chat for games. It is in use already in Eve, World of Tanks, The Elder Scrolls Online, H1Z1, Star Trek Online, Second Life, and many other games. As always, this is just a possibility and nothing is guaranteed! Sometimes features are planned but just don't work out.



Blizzcon - Engineering Panel Update
It looks like Virtual Ticket viewers won't get to see the Engineering Panel after all.



Patch 6.2.2a Hotfixes - Oct 19
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Creatures and NPCs
  • Fixed an issue that could occur with Arachnis where players were unable to loot multiple items.

Achievements

Poll - Voice Chat
Assuming it works as well as it does in the other games that already have integrated it, would you use Battle.Net voice chat?



Final Boss #99 - Plate Tanks
Final Boss looked at Protection Warriors, Paladins and Blood Death Knights this week.

by Published on 2015-10-18 10:46 PM

Static Monk POV and zDPS Build, A Community Open Letter against Botting

Popular Constructed Decks of the Week, ASUS ROG Play It Cool Marathon Decks

Watch Old Replays on PTR, No Planned Thrall Changes, Blizzcon Merchandise Sale

Patch 6.2.2 - Terky
Patch 6.2.2 changed Terky to be obtainable from White Murloc Egg. Up until now, the egg was only for a promotion in Asia (Redeem iCoke Prize Voucher). A user on Reddit claims to have found it a few weeks ago, and thanks to some EU forum posters we have the location!

You can grab the Terky by going to Riplash Ruins in Borean Tundra, heading down into an underwater passage into a cave, and exiting into an underwater cave that has the egg. Be sure to use the Magic Pet Mirror and with Terky for some extra fun!





Hallow's End 2015
Hallow's End is here and it has lots of new things this year! Be sure to check out the full guide on Icy Veins for more details.



Headless Horseman Loot

Level Type Spec Name
670PlateAll Strength The Horseman's Horrific Hood
670One-handed SwordAll Agility The Horseman's Sinister Slicer
670FingerAll Strength Band of the Petrified Pumpkin
670FingerHealer Wicked Witch's Signet
670FingerAll Agility Seal of Ghoulish Glee
670FingerAll Intellect The Horseman's Ring


New Rewards

Level Type Name
1Other A Tiny Scarecrow Costume
1Other Spooky Supplies
1Consumable Hallowed Wand - Wight
1Consumable Hallowed Wand - Gargoyle
1Consumable Hallowed Wand - Nerubian
1Holiday Exquisite Costume Set: "Deathwing"
100Other Coin of Many Faces
1Other Sack of Spectral Spiders


New Quests

Level Name Rewards Money Objective
Smashing Squashlings
Daily
15 40Kill 6 Growing Squashlings.
Mutiny on the Boneship
Daily
15 40Kill Bonerender.
Foul Fertilizer
Daily
15 40Destroy 8 kegs of Dread Fertilizer.
Culling the Crew
Daily
15 40Destroy 12 Boneship crew members.


Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
So do you see Blizzard going the direction of pumping out a large multitude of titles or generally perfecting its current ones?
Blizzard has always been about their own timeframes and polished games, I don't see that changing any time soon. (Muffinus)

What new hunter pets can we expect for #Legion? Wind riders, thunderlizards, maybe hippogryphs? I'd really like those! #Warcraft
Not at liberty to say, but always appreciate thoughts on what you'd like to see tamed, I'd wait for beta for new models. (Muffinus)
New models? wotNOT THUNDERLIZARDS? PLZ THUNDERLIZARDS.
Secret expansion info: there will be some new models. And demon hunters. Pls dont share, v secret. (Muffinus)

According to Dave Kosak voidwalkers aren't demons so...why do warlocks summon and control them? Can you give a reason why?
The concept of old gods as separate abberations came about after Classic, but the Warlock class' blueberry felt iconic and right (Muffinus)
Maybe warlocks touch on Void magic a bit in their unorthodox practices? (Muffinus)

Dark Legacy Comics #509 - The Pill
DLC #509 has been released.

by Published on 2015-10-17 06:43 AM

Invisible Adria Bug, Blizzcon Hosts Revealed, Blizzcon Merchandise Sale

Popular Constructed Decks of the Week, Maximizing Gold Acquisition, Americas Hearthstone Champion

Watch Old Replays on PTR, No Planned Thrall Changes, Blizzcon Merchandise Sale

BlizzCon 2015 Online Merchandise Sale Begins
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The BlizzCon® 2015 online merchandise sale has begun! Beginning today, October 16 through November 8, BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders have access to a treasure trove of BlizzCon-premiere loot through the Blizzard Gear Store. The virtual aisles are loaded with new items debuting at the show, along with some BlizzCon classics—visit the BlizzCon section of the Gear Store to check out what our master crafters have worked up.


To access the BlizzCon sale, simply head to the Blizzard Gear Store (gear.blizzard.com), and log in using the Battle.net account you used to purchase your Virtual Ticket. Each of this year’s BlizzCon-premiere products will be marked with a BlizzCon logo.

If you’re attending BlizzCon in person, use the account on which you redeemed the BlizzCon Digital Bonuses code sent to you via email earlier this year. If a friend bought your ticket for you, ask them for your code—remember, it also grants you a Virtual Ticket and this year’s in-game goodies—and head to www.battle.net/code to redeem it.


Supplies are limited, so if you spot anything you like, make sure to order early. All orders will be shipped upon receipt—so the sooner you order, the faster you’ll get your BlizzCon swag. Keep in mind that orders are shipped from the United States, so international shipping rates may apply. We’ll also be adding new items once BlizzCon gets underway on November 6, so be sure to check back in then.

Happy hunting!

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
The Infinite Timereaver from Timewalking.
Isn't all the loot in TW dungeons personal anyway? So I guess that the mount will be the same.
This is correct. The Infinite Timereaver will be awarded via Personal Loot. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

GMs Appearing in Game
This is a request we see crop-up from time to time. While I do appreciate that it sounds cool for a Game Master (GM) to appear in a capital city and spawn something, this would also be a very disruptive event that could ruin the gameplay experience for others. It would also somehwat break the immersion of the game if Hydross, for example, suddenly appeared in Stormwind. There is also only a finite amount of times such an event can be done before it starts being perceived as an annoyance, or loses its significance.

This is why such events are normally used to celebrate the end of Beta and the shut-down of the Beta servers; a fun once-off event that doesn't affect the live Realms in any form, but signifies the destruction of the Beta world and makes for some cool videos and screenshots. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
So what software do you guys use for animation?
maya for animation (artofcgrobinson)

Having more LAN events outside of Blizzcon, is that something you guys have been thinking about for wow esports?
We're primarily focused on Blizzcon and the Road to Blizzcon. If a major event wanted to add WoW to their schedule, we'd love it. (holinka)

When you can't fail, everything matters less. Some reflections on the value of death penalties in games. (craig_amai)
. its why not alot of people play hardcore or do wow iron man
Yeah, those are definitely some of the trade-offs. A more engaged audience perhaps, but typically a smaller one. (craig_amai)
I'm planning on making a couple more posts on the subject that tap into the areas between the 2 extremes. (craig_amai)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Majority rule isn't always great for design either. Cell phone customers always just ask for more battery life not features.
Still not a good idea to tell customers "The battery life is fine. Here's a bunch of features you didn't ask for."
I'm hardly a cellphone historian but I don't remember users asking for a camera, map and music on their phones. (OccupyGStreet)



Meet Your BlizzCon 2015 Virtual Ticket Hosts
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Your BlizzCon 2015 adventure begins in just a few weeks! If you’re joining the party from home with the Virtual Ticket, allow us to introduce some of your dungeon guides: the hosts of the Virtual Ticket and DIRECTV broadcasts, covering the Main and Panel stage channels this year!

Michele Morrow (@michelemorrow)

Actress, undead hunter, and voice of Alleria Windrunner Michele Morrow returns to co-anchor the show from the DIRECTV desk this year, where she’ll be conducting interviews and providing commentary in between the panels and other activities on the main stage both days of the show. Michele hosted Heroes of the Dorm, which aired on ESPN2, and made her BlizzCon debut in 2014—we’re thrilled to have her back!

Alex Albrecht (@alexalbrecht)

Joining Michele this year at the DIRECTV desk is Alex Albrecht, host of popular geek-culture TV shows like G4’s The Screen Savers, creator of the World of Warcraft podcast and website Project Lore, and 50% of the Half Hour Happy Hour podcast. In between BlizzCon co-anchoring gigs, look for him hanging out in the Nexus.

Malik Forté (@Malik4Play)

Nerdist.com gaming editor, Crewham member, and correspondent Malik Forté has been a part of multiple Blizzard events, including Heroes of the Storm: The Mayhem Begins, and we’re excited to welcome him to the BlizzCon 2015 Virtual Ticket crew! Malik will be contributing to multiple facets of the show, exploring the show floor and much more.

Wil Wheaton (@wilw)

In case you missed the announcement earlier: Wil Wheaton will be hosting this year’s BlizzCon costume and talent contests on Friday night! Wil is the author of books like Just a Geek, the creator of the popular board-gaming show TableTop, a prolific podcaster, and much more. He also blogs a bunch at www.wilwheaton.net—check out his recent entry on gearing up for BlizzCon.

The action begins November 6 and 7, and you can pick up a Virtual Ticket now to be a part of it. We’ll also have plenty of eSports action throughout the show, and we’ve got some awesome hosts and casters lined up for this year’s tournaments—stay tuned for more details. We hope you can join us!

Crithto Joins GUNNAR
Crithto left Blizzard last week and we know where he ended up now! He also got Broken Eye Protectors in the latest PTR build.


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