Hatching of the Hippogryphs Live
Hatching of the Hippogryphs is a micro-holiday that allows players to witness the hatching of hippogryphs in Feralas. This event runs through February 23rd.

  • This event takes place in the Frayfeather Highlands in Feralas.
  • You can stand near an egg for a short while to keep it warm so that it hatches.
  • Once an egg hatches, you have a baby hippogryph on your shoulder for one day.
  • You can kill Lorthalium to obtain a Spectral Feather, which will keep your hippogryph around for five days.



Duncan Jones Syfy Interview
Duncan Jones recently had an interview on syfy to discuss many things including the Warcraft film.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
What was the hardest scene you ever had to shoot (or write)?
Warcraft was a political minefield as far as filmmaking goes. And I think a lot of the rewriting in that, over the course of making the movie was really, really difficult and at times disheartening. Just being forced to make changes and compromises just due to the politics and the nature of that film. So, that was a real heart-wrencher. But I've learned a lot and I've become more mature and able to deal with those kinds of situations because I've been through it now. But at the time, that felt pretty traumatic.

It was mainly studio politics. You know, Legendary had an incredibly turbulent period while we were making Warcraft. They were associated with Warner Bros. They left Warner Bros. and joined Universal. They were sold to Wanda, this Chinese conglomerate. They lost or replaced a number of their producing staff halfway through our movie.

And at the same time as all of that, we were also working with Blizzard, who understandably were very careful about what happened with the movie because their bread and butter was the game Warcraft, which was bringing in a billion dollars a year for them. So, whatever we did with the movie was likely to be small potatoes compared to how important the game was for them. So it was really a very active political landscape.

I think I learned a lot from that experience and if I ever put myself in that situation again, even though I went into it eyes open, I'm a lot wiser now.

What was your best day on set, and what happened?
I would say one of the things about Warcraft is that we got to build some phenomenal, huge film sets and one of them was the exterior of the city of Stormwind. We built this huge chunk of the town.



This Week in WoW History
We're taking a look back at old MMO-Champion posts and World of Warcraft news that occurred during this time in previous years.

PTR Patch 4.1
The first content patch of the Cataclysm was set to bring back two iconic raids in the form of 5-man dungeons. After the zones were reworked, the mounts which previously dropped also became unobtainable and replaced with new ones. The two dungeons, Zul’aman and Zul’gurub were both accessible through the dungeon finder, with Zul’aman having a special timer which guaranteed the drop of a mount if completed in time.


Method vs. Dragon Soul
Method made a cinematic style video that showed off the Dragon Soul raid. The movie included all of the cinematics and boss fights.


Nightsong
The Video Game Music Choir (VGMC) performed the song “Nightsong” from the Cataclysm soundtrack and uploaded their interpretation to their YouTube channel. The VGMC has created multiple interpretations of game music, however their Warcraft song remains one of the most popular.


Warlords of Draenor Press Event
Blizzard held a few press events throughout Europe and Korea, revealing some new information about the new expansion. After the press events new in-game footage and screenshots were revealed and shared across media-sites. The events mostly showed off the starting zones of the expansions and Garrison construction.


PvP Brawls
2017 introduced a new feature for everyone who enjoys casual Battlegrounds. The new PvP Brawls were set to rotate on a timer and rewarded participants with extra rewards. The initial set of Brawls included the Gravity Lapse, Tarren Mill vs. Southshore and the Warsong Scramble. More modes were added after the success of this new battleground type.



Sean Copeland Back on Twitter
Sean Copeland, better known as Loreology, is active again on Twitter.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
I'm back, lore friends! You amazing folks still doing OK? (llorewalker)

Potential New Overwatch Hero Explained: Emre Sarioglu
The Overwatch community has come up with some theories on who the next hero could be.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Hatching of the Hippogryphs, Duncan Jones Interview, This Week in WoW, Llorewalker started by Stoy View original post
Comments 30 Comments
  1. AnTwan's Avatar
    That Duncan Jones interview reads like a nail in the coffin for a WoW sequel. That's kind of a bummer to me, because the movie was pretty bad but I found myself really into it and enjoying myself despite its flaws.
  1. AeronPeryton's Avatar
    Duncan Jones saved an otherwise dead movie. Even if you don't like Warcraft, he at least kept it serviceable and interesting. As of late last year, he said he's still working on a script for Warcraft II in his spare time, should the need arise. Hopefully, it will - The Warcraft franchise deserves better than to be dictated by a committee.
  1. Nairesha's Avatar
    Dat Overwatch moderators british accent. My poor ears
  1. The One Percent's Avatar
    Well, at least Jones learned from the Warcraft movie. Hopefully Blizzard does as well and never wastes resources on something so fucking stupid again.
  1. Jin's Avatar
    What is the point of making a news item about a microholiday a day after it ends?
  1. docjekyl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jin View Post
    What is the point of making a news item about a microholiday a day after it ends?
    I know right.
  1. Thelyron's Avatar
    Nice timing on that holiday article -.-
  1. Kromkar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jin View Post
    What is the point of making a news item about a microholiday a day after it ends?
    So true, they always do this...
  1. 3allz's Avatar
    More precisely, whats the point in micro holidays? Does anyone even do them?
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    I wish the ingame popup system would alert about the microholidays. It's entirely too easy to miss.
  1. getupkid55's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AeronPeryton View Post
    Duncan Jones saved an otherwise dead movie. Even if you don't like Warcraft, he at least kept it serviceable and interesting. As of late last year, he said he's still working on a script for Warcraft II in his spare time, should the need arise. Hopefully, it will - The Warcraft franchise deserves better than to be dictated by a committee.
    I'm sort of wondering why Blizzard can't produce a sequel exclusively. They would maintain much more creative control.
  1. Phagelives's Avatar
    well 3 mins is alot of time for a company like blizzard try an do a 90-120min movie , even if they did they would still need to ship it out but they dont have the dough for that , and there is marketing. takes money too.
  1. Nozuka's Avatar
    I actually really enjoyed the movie.
  1. korijenkins's Avatar
    Another micro holiday that does nothing for anyone.

    Just remember, this stupid holiday cost you a raid boss in one of Legion's tiers.
  1. mojojojo101's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by getupkid55 View Post
    I'm sort of wondering why Blizzard can't produce a sequel exclusively. They would maintain much more creative control.
    Because producing major blockbuster films is very expensive, even more so if you don't already have the infrastructure set up both for filming but also wider production and distribution.
  1. musicallittle1's Avatar
    p.s. stupid video, the next hero is gonna be Brigette. Late to the news game.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    "Hatching of the Hippogryphs Live" Kinda late there guy arnt ya?
  1. Elestia's Avatar
    Why the hell is MMOC consistently late on One-Day holiday articles. There's absolutely zero reason to post this when you post about it a day late.

    Thanks for wasting my time. This holiday actually looked interesting - come to find out, it's ALREADY PASSED.

    Thank you for the reliable information MMOC, I'll be sure to fucking remember it NEXT YEAR!!!!
  1. Baluki's Avatar
    So it sounds like the execs at Warner Bros. have their heads completely up their asses and have to fuck up every major franchise movie they get their hands on. It's a shame that they can't just trust the people they hire to produce a good movie, and have to meddle in everything.

    Of course, anyone who's been paying attention to the movies based on DC Comics characters is already quite familiar with this habit.
  1. Turaska's Avatar
    the Overwatch hero looks like a mash-up of The Soldier and The Heavy from TF2.

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