Episode 14: 3 strikes and you’re out!

“The door to death finally swings open in Hearthstone, and soon you can level your heroes in the storm.”

Heroes of the Storm

New hero and new battle ground

http://www.heroesnexus.com/news/1152-hero-rotation-for-week-of-july-15th-developer-q-a

earthfury

New hero level progression

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/14845424/incoming-progression-system-and-reward-changes-7-18-2014

Introducing artifacts

http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/14833869/introducing-artifacts-21-07-2014

Garden of Terror – new battleground

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/14806627/developer-insights-garden-of-terror-7-16-2014

World of Warcraft

Holiday events changing? Revamped?

Muffinus hinted that holidays may see some changes or updates in Warlords of Draenor.

https://twitter.com/Muffinus/status/489212646680313857

A little bit of perspective – Blizz got 36% of the all the mmo players

http://www.gamebreaker.tv/games/world-of-warcraft-mmorpg/star-wars-the-old-republic-broke-165-million-last-year/

Hearthstone

Naxx is released tomorrow

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/14832730/curse-of-naxxramas%E2%84%A2-creeps-out-on-july-22-7-17-2014?cid=social_20140717_28006146

Another card reveal

http://www.hearthpwn.com/news/561-naxxramas-card-reveal-loatheb-deck-spotlight

All the new cards

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.701675023208602.1073741841.498467596862680&type=3

Episode 13: The Price is Right

“Empty your gold sack or break open your piggy bank. Naxxramas pricing is announced! But will you be able to buy flying in Warlords?”

Heroes of the Storm

Into the Nexus podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/into-nexus-heroes-storm-podcast/id854521079?mt=2

World of Warcraft

Faction hubs

http://www.gamebreaker.tv/games/world-of-warcraft-mmorpg/why-faction-hubs-wont-work-in-warlords/

New blasted lands quests and Orgirmmar guards

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4142-Blasted-Lands-Quests-and-Orgrimmar-Changes-Blue-Posts-Connected-Realms-Dark-Below

Flying in Draenor update

We still think a 6.1 patch seems like a pretty reasonable point where flying would become available in Draenor, likely with some kind of aforementioned prerequisite. Maybe it’s gold, maybe it’s some kind of epic quest, maybe something more straightforward. But we’re staying open to changing that post-release if it seems like it’s working out really well and we want to keep rolling with it. I’m digging that there seems to be a pretty reasonable mix of beta experiences here though. Definitely looking forward to feedback when we get to the max-level content too.

Hearthstone

Naxx still on track for July and Pricing released.

http://eu.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/14601010/

Episode 12: We like girls

“We didn’t have time to write a witty, funny or even informative introduction, We’ve been too busy playing Heroes of the Storm.”

World of Warcraft

Cross faction AH

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4119-Cross-Faction-Auction-House-in-Warlords-of-Draenor

Dark Nights Rise Again.

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4141-Warlords-of-Draenor-Darker-Nights-New-Character-Models-Blue-Tweets-News-Recap

Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Ending – Bottoms Up!

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4137-Mists-of-Pandaria-Cinematic-Ending-Bottoms-Up!

Hearthstone

Women banned from Hearthstone tournament in Finland

http://wow.joystiq.com/2014/07/02/hearthstone-tournament-bans-female-competitors/

Blizzard’s response:

“One of our goals with e-sports is to ensure that there’s a vibrant and also inclusive community around our games,” a Blizzard spokesperson said in a statement provided to GamesBeat. “We do not allow the use of our games in tournaments that do not support this, and are working with our partners to ensure they share the same goal.”

The IeSF responds:

http://ie-sf.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=iesf_notice&wr_id=105

Heroes of the Storm

Some guides (more to be added later)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiQ5x5Ip-7Zwbs77tLKAC-bGjjMLyO-4O

Episode 11: It’s happening

The Hearthstone Naxx update is almost here, you can feel the cold chill in the air, and grab your surfboard and check ye mail, as Warlord’s first wave of beta invites is about to set sail.

Hearthstone

Naxx out in July, Pricing on 1st July
http://www.hearthpwn.com/news/524-curse-of-naxxramas-to-be-released-in-july-pricing

Possibly pricing for Naxx? (Not confirmed)
http://www.millenium.org/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft/accueil/actualites/la-malediction-de-naxxramas-malediction-de-naxxramas-boss-tcg-raid-cartes-aventure-mode-patch-hearthstone-111196

World of Warcraft

New Human Models
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4103-Artcraft-Champion-of-Stormwind-New-Human-Male-Model

Raids get their own graphic settings
http://wow.joystiq.com/2014/06/26/warlords-of-draenor-raids-get-their-own-graphic-setting/

Goodbye Guild Levels
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4115-Warlords-Menu-Death-Knight-and-Rogue-Tier-17-Horde-Garrison-Blue-Posts-News-Recap

Beta Begins
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4107-Warlords-of-Draenor-Beta-Begins-Friday-Priest-Tier-17-Blue-Posts-and-Tweets-Comic

Warlords of Draenor Beta Invites

Bashiok answered a few questions about this invite wave on Twitter.

  • Invites in this wave were targeted to WoW Veterans rather than being random. Not every veteran will get an invite in this wave.

  • Both US and EU players were invited in this wave.

  • PAX keys are not enabled yet. THEY ARE

  • You don’t need to be subscribed to the game currently to get an invite.

Episode 10: Empty Wallet

Steam sales is one of the best things that happened to gaming… but one of the worst for my wallet. Oh, and we also got some blizzard news.

World of Warcraft

Neutral Panda hits level 90

http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/321069-doubleagent-hits-level-90/#post1
http://www.gamebreaker.tv/games/world-of-warcraft-mmorpg/doubleagent-hits-level-90-in-pandaren-starting-zone/

Azeroth Choppers Result

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8tvhKP3bBg

WoW movie

http://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/ben-foster-reveals-warcraft-movie-character/#!UVt1x

Hearthstone

“Do you know when Naxx is coming out, and if so, could you give us a general due date? The wait is killing me!”

We are not answering questions on unannounced content. We have announced that Naxxramas will hit sometime this summer, and we’re still on track for that. – Zeriyah (Source)

Last Class Card Annouced:

http://www.hearthpwn.com/news/515-curse-of-naxxramas-hunter-minion-card-revealed

Diablo 3

First Look at Patch 2.1.0

http://www.diablofans.com/news/48110-first-look-patch-2-1-0-ptr-preview

Heroes of the Storm

Next Phase of Alpha Soon.

http://www.heroesnexus.com/news/1133-next-phase-of-the-technical-alpha-beginning-soon

 

Episode 9: Another Brick In the Wall

Take heart from the new buff in WoW, things in Hearthstone are about to get more colourful and get ready? set? Azeroth Choppers vote is Goooooooooooooooooo!

Hearthstone

Season 3 begins

Diablo 3

Level 800+ monk

World of Warcraft

Azeroth Choppers

Garrisons

Episode 8: We’ll never get this podcast done in time

Hearthstone season 2 is coming to an end, but Diablo Legendary buff is here to stay and could we soon be playing Heroes of the Storm?

World of Warcraft

Crash Courses

Further Customization

Challenge mode weapons and tier set

Hearthstone

World championships at Blizzcon

Diablo 3

Anniversary buff is here to stay

Heroes of the storm

Possible ‘Founders Pack’

Episode 7: Double Up!

In this episode we catch a rare glimpse of the new Night Elf model, improve our epics and double up on legendaries in Diablo!

World of Warcraft

The new nightelf model

New Mounts

UI Improvements

Episode 6: Minions of Diablo Ate Our Show

WoW subs are down, Unleash the hounds is up and Evil is coming to a console near you!

WoW down to 7.6 million subscribers

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls out on console

Episode 5: Podcast versus Player

A new season of hearthstone has begun. So prepare your deck – and sharpen those blades, as we talk PVP changes for Warlords of Draenor

Heroes of the Storm

New skins

Azeroth Choppers

Episode 3

Hearthstone

Season 2 backs

World of Warcraft

Changes to PVP

New quest log

Interview with Ion Hazzikostas