Episode 19: Bacon

“Naxxramas has been conquered in Hearthstone but what lies ahead? Reaper of Souls has hit consoles and that Warlords info just keeps on coming!”

Hearthstone

Next expansion
http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/22/next-hearthstone-expansion-to-include-around-100-cards-bought-via-booster-packs/

4 x Thaddius
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg1cCIrDBhg

Diablo 3

Reaper of Souls hits consoles
http://www.diablofans.com/news/48177-ultimate-evil-edition-release-season-4-incoming

Greater Rifts in 2.1
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/15317478/?cid=social_20140822_30297676

World of Warcraft

Coliseum
http://wow.joystiq.com/2014/08/23/warlords-of-draenor-highmaul-coliseum-offers-free-for-all-pvp/

Leeroy Jenkins sounds datamined
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_xOlo-MiJk

Hellscream – the short story and prequel to Warlords
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/game/lore/savage-world/hellscream/page-1

Robin Williams NPC in WoW confirmed
http://i.wow.joystiq.com/2014/08/20/robin-williams-world-of-warcraft/

Interview with Tom Chilton
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4268-Dev-Interviews-Upcoming-Beta-Build-and-Tech-Blog-Drake-Collector-Blue-Tweets-DLC-Dev-Interviews-Upcoming-Beta-Build-and-Tech-Blog-Drake-Collector-Blue-Tweets-DLC

General Blizzard News

New developer API for battle.net
https://dev.battle.net

Last Orders

“Don’t get your hopes up”-podcast
https://soundcloud.com/dgyhu/internet-can-resolve-a-gender-war-peacefully-dont-get-your-hopes-up-01

Episode 18: The Warlords of Draenor Edition

“Prepare for War…lords as the street date is FINALLY revealed. And put on your wooly hat and gloves as we venture into the final wing in the Hearthstone Naxx update…”

Diablo 3

Paragon level 1000 reached
http://www.gamebreaker.tv/news-main/pc-2/level-1000-in-diablo-iii/

Inside the Treasure Goblin portal – aka the Vault
http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/blog/15157768/patch-210-preview-the-vault-13-08-2014

Heroes of the Storm

New heroes: Chen Stormstout, Anub’arak and Azmodan
http://imgur.com/a/C47x3

World of Warcraft

Warlords Release date and Cinematic
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4250-Warlords-of-Draenor-Cinematic-and-Release-Date-November-13-2014

Warlords info we talked about:
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4247-Warlords-Cinematic-and-Release-Date-Event-Stream-Now-Live
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4255-Warlords-of-Draenor-Final-Boss-Legendary-Items-Transmog-Revamp-and-More
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4261-Raid-Release-Schedule-Mists-of-Pandaria-on-Sale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0dvwGcZlnI&t=4m10s

Lords of War web series
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY0KbDiiFYeP8hkPrVS3y0Ua45EJlWRBw
Collectors Edition
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/15225287/

Robin Williams as NPC in WoW
http://pxdy.co/1sRJU8n

Hearthstone

Frostwyrm Lair

Sapphiron – http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Sapphiron

Kel’Thuzad – http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Kel%27Thuzad_(hero)

Last Orders

10 years, 10 questions – By Alternative Chat Blog – Contribute towards a podcast documentary by answering 10 questions about World of Warcraft
http://www.alternative-blog.net/

Interesting post about how the Alternative Azeroth will fare due to Garrosh going back in time
http://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/2dm6sr/azeroth_b_is_doomed/

Episode 17: Patch Werking?

“We’ve got some “hot” news regarding the 10 year anniversary event in WoW and have you “constructed” your deck for the next Naxx wing in Hearthstone?”

World of Warcraft

WoD cinematic teaser

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4235-Warlords-of-Draenor-Cinematic-Teaser-Gaze-of-the-Black-Prince-Upcoming-Beta-Build-Warlords-of-Draenor-Cinematic-Teaser-Gaze-of-the-Black-Prince-Upcoming-Beta-Build

WoW down to 6.8 Subs
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4219-WoW-Down-to-6-8-Million-Subscribers

Alliance Chopper to cost 100k
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4223-Warlords-of-Draenor-Beta-Build-18689-Character-Wipe-Upcoming-Raid-Testing

Tarren Mill Vs Southshore Map added
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4215-Warlords-of-Draenor-Beta-Build-18663
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/15107686

Heroes of the Storm

How Match Making works
http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/15145471/matchmaking-design-in-heroes-of-the-storm-08-08-2014

3 New Heroes playable at Pax Prime
http://www.heroesnexus.com/news/1172-three-new-heroes-playable-at-pax-prime-matchmaking

Hearthstone

Patchwerk
http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Patchwerk

Grobbulus
http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Grobbulus

Gluth
http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Gluth

Thaddius
http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Thaddius_(hero)

Class Challenges
Priesthttp://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/File:Dark_Cultist.png
Warriorhttp://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/File:Death%27s_Bite.png – Fun fact – First weapon to feature a Death rattle.

Episode 16: Announcing the Announcement of the Announcement

“Stand to attention as the Military wing is released in Hearthstone and a new feature in Heroes of the storm has been axed!”

World of Warcraft

Alliance chopper
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4206-The-Alliance-Chopper-Is-Riding-into-Azeroth!-The-Alliance-Chopper-Is-Riding-into-Azeroth!

Orc Hump

Regarding Orc posture, want to add upright orcs eventually but that won’t be part of this update, no guarantee or eta. If/when we introduce It would be as an option, not replacement of current posture. For every person who doesn’t like it, there are 2 others that love the hump:)

https://twitter.com/artofcgrobinson/status/495766566227947520

Warlords Cinematic and Release date to be announced – Thursday 14th August
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4212-You-re-Invited-to-a-Warlords-World-Premiere-Cinematic-and-Release-Date-on-August-14

Heroes of the Storm

Artifacts… Gone! Leveling faster – as requested
http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/15056492/update-on-artifacts-and-talent-unlocks-01-08-2014

Sneak Peak at New Hero – Chen Stormstout
http://www.heroesnexus.com/news/1165-chen-stormstout-sneak-peek-at-chinajoy

Hearthstone

Season 5 begins
Season 4 comes to a close and if you managed to get rank 20 (which I’m sure you did) you received a quite relevant Naxx card back and now S5 is Icecrown themed.

Alexstraza diabled for Loatheb
https://twitter.com/ryanaeckles/status/494236514616762369
“When attempting to play the card, Kel’Thuzad pops up to say: “This is Heroic Naxxramas! I won’t stand for such cheap tactics here!” Alexstrasza is then destroyed and your mana is not refunded.”

Next Up: Military Quarter

http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Instructor_Razuvious

http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Gothik_the_Harvester

http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/The_Four_Horsemen

Class challenges:

Shaman
http://www.hearthpwn.com/cards/7731-reincarnate

Warlock
http://www.hearthpwn.com/cards/7733-voidcaller

Last Orders 

https://twitter.com/JacobVadnais – Leatherwork crafter making some really neat Hearthstone wallets.

Episode 15: I got 99 problems but Loatheb ain’t one

“Lights, Camera, Action as more Warcraft movie details are revealed and we recap on the new Naxx update and talk about the horrors to come”

World of Warcraft

Get to da choppa

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4182-Get-to-Your-Choppa!-Claiming-Your-Mount-Get-to-Your-Choppa!-Claiming-Your-Mount

Movie description and animated logo

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4192-Warcraft-Movie-Animated-Logo-and-Teaser-Description-Warcraft-Movie-Animated-Logo-and-Teaser-Description

Heroes of the Storm

Rehgar Earthfury is the new hero

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/heroes/rehgar/?cid=social_20140722_28255246

Awesome new skins

http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/14926650/skin-preview-frost-wyrm-arthas-and-big-top-gazlowe-24-07-2014

The latest patch notes

http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/14742016/heroes-technical-alpha-patch-notes-july-23-2014-23-07-2014

Hearthstone

Naxx is Live!

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4174-Hearthstone-The-Curse-of-Naxxramas-Now-Live!

Up Next: The Plague Quarter:

Noth

http://www.hearthpwn.com/guides/546-naxxramas-noth-the-plaguebringer-boss-overview

Heigan

http://www.hearthpwn.com/guides/547-naxxramas-heigan-the-unclean-boss-overview

Loatheb

http://www.hearthpwn.com/guides/548-naxxramas-loatheb-boss-overview

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