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by Published on 2015-12-28 04:43 AM

Moldran's Patch 2.4 Review

Happy Holidays From HearthPwn, Ben Brode on Deck Slots, Alt Card Art, Beginners; Hearthstone Jingle Bells

Funny Ability Variations, Into the Nexus #82 The Holiday Meta

Happy Holidays from Overpwn

Legion - Artifact Weapon Previews
Today we have the Protection Paladin Artifacts Oathseeker and Truthguard.







Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PvP
Not a loaded question, just curious, do you guys read arenajunkies forums?
Sometimes. Most topics quickly degrade into namecalling. (holinka)

Lore
lore question if you'll indulge me: Where does Elune rank in terms of power? Old God level? Titan level? Even higher?
Those questions are more fun to speculate about than answer. Where do you think she falls? (DaveKosak)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Do you think mmo's would profit from having less numerical feedback? (eg. combatlogs and tooltips)
MMOs can't generally afford sufficient combat feedback without all the numbers. (OccupyGStreet)
Some fighting games have so much rich animation that it sells how you're doing with very little use of numbers. (OccupyGStreet)
MMOs often have to emphasize quantity over quality, and that usually means a pretty simple basic combat model. (OccupyGStreet)
By which I mean positioning, timing and so on have to be pretty simple. (OccupyGStreet)
They dress that up with depth, usually in the form of numbers, e.g. resistances, speed, crit, dots, and so on. (OccupyGStreet)



Legion Alpha - Demon Hunters and Nefarian
It looks like Nefarian was updated to have a Demon Hunter class call before the Alpha went down.

by Published on 2015-12-25 06:32 PM

Merry Christmas! - Crashin' Thrashin' Flamer Controller Christmas Gift
The Christmas gift is available in-game and you might want to log in to grab this year's gift: Crashin' Thrashin' Flamer Controller (3D)! You will need this toy to complete the Iron Armada achievement.

New in 2015 is the Red Wooden Sled, which can be found in the Gently Shaken Gift. Also new this year is the "Merry Munchkin" Costume for your Perky Pug, which can be found in Carefully Wrapped Present.

by Published on 2015-12-24 07:47 PM

Lightning Talk on Buff Bar feat. Wyatt Cheng, Limited Rebirths

Happy Holidays From HearthPwn

Greymane Not Coming This Week, Epic Plays 58 Christmas Special

Armory Stats - Winter Veil Gifts
As we wait for Greatfather Winter to arrive, we are going to look back and see how many current players have the older gifts. For this data, we defined active as players that have logged in since November 1, 2015. All includes all of the players in our database, no matter when they last logged in. While we were gathering data, we noticed that only 114,022 players have all 8 years of gifts!

Unfortunately, we can no longer tell when a player actually got their gift achievement, as Blizzard removed the Feat of Strength achievement timestamps from the API (but left them on armory and in game).

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Name Active (%) All (%)
Clockwork Rocket Bot Proud owner of the 2007 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the Clockwork Rocket Bot.
31.49%27.78%
Crashin' Thrashin' Racer Proud owner of the 2008 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the Crashin' Thrashin' Racer.
32.55%30.01%
Red Rider Air Rifle Proud owner of the 2009 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the Red Rider Air Rifle.
41.04%35.36%
MiniZep Controller Proud owner of the 2010 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the MiniZep Controller.
38.66%34.52%
Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater Proud owner of the 2011 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater.
41.28%32.25%
They're Both Footballs? Proud owner of the 2012 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the Pigskin and Foot Ball.
30.46%24.09%
Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Proud owner of the 2013 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer.
32.60%24.73%
Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder Proud owner of the 2014 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder.
36.15%27.88%


Poll - Oldest Winter Veil Gift
What's the oldest Winter Veil gift you have on your account?



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
I gotta ask, what's up with the in-game music that's playing in Forge of Souls? It just seems rly out of place
Bronjam loves to jam! (Muffinus)

The term "spirit" and "soul" mean the same thing. Does that mean "chi" is the use of one's own soul as a magical energy source?TY
In Warcraft "Spirit" is one of the elemental forces, not just a synonym for "soul." (DaveKosak)

Fan Art - Dalaran After Dark
KaNNis is back with some more fan art!



Final Boss - Affliction Warlock
Today we have the Affliction Warlock preview.

by Published on 2015-12-23 02:32 PM

Season 5 Preview

Ben Brode on Card Text Consistency

Rotation for Dec. 22, 2015, Lunara Gold Price Reduction

Legion - Moose Mount
For players that don't get the Grove Warden, there is still hope for a moose mount. Legion adds a new moose mount model, but there is no spell, item, or source yet, so we can't be sure if you will be able to obtain this mount.





Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Can you guys please add Winter's Grasp and Flames to the Stolen Present? One chance a year is nuts!
No that is not rare. A'lar is rare. Rivendare's mount is rare. One chance in a lifetime simply sucks.
It's do-able yearly, per character, not a one-time quest. (Muffinus)

Poll - Blizzard Games
What Blizzard games will you be playing in 2016?



Final Boss - Survival Hunter and Fire Mage
Today we have the Survival Hunter and Fire Mage spec previews.



by Published on 2015-12-22 01:22 PM

GamesDoneQuick Diablo 1 and 2, Prepare for Patch 2.4

Deck Spotlight: Mech Priest, Deck Spotlight: Mech Shaman, Fun Deck Spotlight: The League of Explorers

Hotfix Patch Notes - December 21, 2015 , Top 5 Fails #28

Legion - Artifact Weapon Previews
Today we have the Protection Warrior Artifacts Scaleshard and Scale of the Earth-Warder.







Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Why do you feel games need to be hard?
I don't think games need to be hard. They need to be satisfying and one way to do that is overcoming a true challenge (OccupyGStreet)



Final Boss - Protection and Fury Warrior
Now that we have seen all of the Warrior Artifacts, let's take a look at two of the specs.



Dark Legacy Comics #518
DLC #518 has been released!

by Published on 2015-12-21 05:01 AM

Legacy of Nightmares Final Numbers, Patch 2.4 on Consoles, Final PTR Patch Commentary

Top Deck of the Week, Hurtstone - Secrets

Space Lord Leoric Tease, Heroes WTF Moments #29, Progression in Overwatch

Legion - Arcane Hippogryph Mount
Legion adds a new hippogryph mount that goes nicely with Brightpaw and the Mystic Runesaber mount. There is no spell, item, or source yet, so we can't be sure if you will be able to obtain this mount.





Legion - Fel Core Hound Mount
The only existing Core Hound mount was a reward from the WoW 10th Anniversary celebration, but Legion adds a new Fel Core Hound. There is no spell, item, or source yet, so we can't be sure if you will be able to obtain this mount.





Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Character / Items
Can you guys please add Winter's Grasp and Flames to the Stolen Present? One chance a year is nuts!
.Feedback received, they will be account wide xmogs in Legion, should feel rare and special. (Muffinus)
No changes planned for this event? Gone through 7 characters and have neither, and never got Flames from Rag :-(
We will continue to monitor the feedback (Muffinus)

PvP
what's the purpose of making people start over with prestige levels? Why not just continue gaining xp/prest after 50?
We want the decision to Prestige to be optional, but not trivial. If everyone does it, it's not nearly as "Prestigious." (WarcraftDevs)

Stay true to the idea of a tank being hit; make Taunt give penalties for not hitting tank, such as reduced damage dealt.
We don't think the fantasy of "I get hit" works well in PvP. Prefer to work on the "I'm on the front line" fantasy instead. (WarcraftDevs)

Curious how you landed on 0.1%/ilvl. What was the target goal? Is 0.2% or 0.5%/ilvl too much?
It's based on the full spectrum of item levels in the tier. (WarcraftDevs)

Looks fun!Will stat nullification(reallocation) activate upon entering pvp combat in open world or only in instance pvp?
Only in instanced PvP. (WarcraftDevs)

Transmogrification
Will Winter's Grasp and Flames of Ragnaros be xmogable enchants in Legion if you have them?
Yep! (WarcraftDevs)

Garrisons
Anything that can be passed on about the 'Garrison Resources' that MMO-champion brought up?
What's been datamined for Class Order Missions is very early dev. Expect quite a few changes between Garrisons and Order Halls. (WarcraftDevs)

Are bodyguards going to be in Legion? Please tell me Illona is a follower, somehow, some way! I would follow HER if I could!!!
Some followers will have the ability to be bodyguards, but it may function differently to what you're used to in WoD. (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
Hi Greg, just wondering your thoughts; why do designers rarely make things "Nintendo Hard" nowadays? https://t.co/L1ILE4fcy9
1) Game budgets are 1000x what they were in the NES days, so it's a big risk to have players not like your game. (OccupyGStreet)
2) Many games are so story based that devs and players want you to reach the end of the story. (OccupyGStreet)
3) The devs forget that getting better at something and finally mastering it is immensely satisfying. (OccupyGStreet)



Heroes of the Storm - Greymane Ability Overview
Greymane is one of the heroes announced at Blizzcon this year, finally being added to the game this week. Also, if you haven't seen it already, be sure to check out the Heroes Winter Veil video!


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