Episode 74 – Sporc’ulation & Anticipation

The time for BlizzCon is days away, so it’s time to predict and speculate and the world needs heroes (& me but not Thom) as the Overwatch beta has begun!


Overwatch

Beta is live…. just in-case you didn’t know.. We talk about what’s to come and discuss a new potential hero.


Hearthstone

Blizzard tease next month’s card back with a blue secret, what could this mean?


BlizzCon Predictions

In the past week we’ve began making BlizzCon predictions. Marty had wrote about how he thought the Warcraft Movie trailer would be shown in the opening ceremony, which has since been confirmed, nice work Marty.

Marty also goes into detail about Blizzard game release schedules and Thom boldy predicts Icecrown Adventure in Hearthstone along with a new Hero.. the Deathknight, while guest John (S-L-M) hopes this is true, he also suggests a possible Throne of Tides or Ulduar adventure.


Last Orders

This week we are fortunate to be joined by John who is a Tavern Brawl concept creator from Reddit (Username: S-L-M). John discusses his latest concept and answers a few of our questions. We’ve mentioned his work in a few episodes now but here’s a list of the current Tavern Brawl concepts he has created, we implore you to check it out!

Battle of the Aspects Tavern Brawl Concept by: S-L-M on Reddit

Frozen Throne Duel Tavern Brawl Concept By: S-L-M on Reddit

Blood Curse Battle Tavern Brawl Concept By: S-L-M on Reddit

Episode 73 – Silence Before the Storm

With BlizzCon only 2 weeks away the amount of news has more or less stopped coming from Blizzard HQ. So what on Azeroth are we going to talk about? It’s the silence before the storm.


General Blizzard

Blizzard starting an E-sports division – Blizzard hired former CEO of ESPN and the former president of Major League gaming, dedicated to eSports. 

Bnet voice chat – This will be part of the Overwatch Beta (which will also be coming out in EU on the 27th Oct you might want to add)

Linkin Park to close out BlizzCon 2015 –  Last year we turned Metallica song titles into Blizzard game themed songs. Here are some of our efforts so far:

Breaking the Harpy (Breaking the Habit)

In the End Time (In the End)

Shadowform of the Day (Shadow of the Day)

Lost in the Echo of Medivh (Lost in the Echo)

Keys to the Eastern Kingdom (Keys to the Kingdom)

The Summoning Stone (The Summoning)

A Place For My Headpiece (A Place For My Head)

One Combo point Closer (One Step Closer)

Cure for the Magical Debuff (Cure for the Itch)

Feint (Faint)

Don’t Stay in Fire (Don’t Stay)

From the Instance (From the Inside)

Nobody’s Listening (Theme song for LFR – “Try to give you warnings, but everyone ignores me”)


Heroes of the Storm

Hero Spotlight: Artanis(FYI Artanis is Sinatra spelt backwards) Artanis’s last name may infact be Knarf….

Hallow’s End event – If you can’t get the Headless Horseman in WoW, maybe you’ll fare better in the Nexus


Episode 72 – Nerf Bat and the Ghost

A nerf bat has shown itself. A ghost of the past has returned to the land of the living. And the Overwatch beta is scarily close. It must be that time of the year again: Hallow’s End is here


Overwatch

Beta out before Blizzcon.


World of Warcraft

Valor is back and more time-walking dungeons to be added.


Hearthstone

Warsong Commander gets nerfed. Sending Patron Warrior to the retirement home.


Last Orders

S-L-M from Reddit has made another Tavern Brawl concept. This time: Duel at the Frozen Throne featuring none other than Arthas Menethil and Tirion Fordring.

 

Episode 71 – Broken Chair

Potential new bosses in Tavern Brawl. Playable prologues. Blizzcon hype. The news is so exciting this week that even the most solid chairs can’t handle the pressure.


Hearthstone

Could this be the next Tavern Brawl?


Starcraft 2

The prologue is now playable…


General Blizzard

Blizzcon 2015 Schedule is now live, what do you guys make of it?

 

Episode 70 – Game Ogre

It’s a slow news week again this week. Probably because Blizzard is saving all the good stuff for Blizzcon. But that doesn’t matter. We still found some things to talk about. Like… Ogres


Hearthstone

October card back is Ogre themed and Hearthstone is coming to Japan. You can also potentially get a free pack here.


World of Warcraft

The Ingame shop is expanding to make it easier to purchase services


Starcraft

New user interface incoming with a bit of a nostalgia kick for Starcraft 1 players.


Heroes of the Storm

Some balancing are inbound to the Nexus.


Last Orders

Great Tavern Brawl concept by Reddit user S-L-M