Episode 29: The Pre-Blizzcon Show

“This is the Pre-Blizzcon Show – and we will talk about a lot of stuff we know nothing about yet; including hopes and predictions.”


Hearthstone

Blizzard have been busy banning accounts the past few weeks. People who have been botting or win trading have been banned and Blizzard have thereby promoted fair play and no cheating in Hearthstone.

There’s some speculations to what the new Hearthstone expansion will contain and the recent trademarking of Eye of Azshara has been stirring up some more speculations.


World of Warcraft

Together with the launch of the oceanic World of Warcraft servers there also was an Q&A which brought up topics as new blood elf models, server delay and the future of dungeons.


General Blizzard

Geoff Kneighley, the host of the Blizzcon live stream, has been teasing us saying we should look forward to the opening ceremony for Blizzcon. Personally I’m hoping for an announcement of Overwatch, whatever that might be.


Last Orders

Blizzard have promoted the Podcast(ish) youtube channel about the Nerdlords of Draenor. I found it really entertaining and cool with a new take on how you can do a podcast. They play through the WoD dungeons/starting zone so beware of spoilers!

Episode 28: G’Day Mate!

“Grab your surfboard because WoW is going down under. Metallica will be thrashing Blizzcon but not before a mystery is solved.”


General Blizzard

It’s the mighty Metallica who is playing at the closing ceremony at Blizzcon. Remember even if you don’t have tickets for the real thing you can still watch it with the virtual ticket. I’m wondering if they will be playing St. ‘Sha’ of Anger.

Others have noticed the same thing as I did last week with the missing panels at Blizzcon. They even noticed missing details in the floor planning.


Hearthstone

If you are the owner of an Android phone or tablet then you might be missing out on Hearthstone. Blizzard will change that come 2015 when the game will be out for the Android platform.


World of Warcraft

You will now be able to hunt crocodiles from your home computer if you are from Australia or New Zealand. Blizzard are setting up servers in Australia which should give a smoother game play for those affected.

In a recent interview with Ion Hazzikostas he said that unless something significantly changes there should be 10 more years of World of Warcraft.

If you like the rest of us have experienced any connectivity issues with the latest patch then there’s good news. These issues should be solved now. If you still are having issues you should contact the Blizzard support team so they can get it fixed.

A new patch will be added tomorrow to prepare for the launch of Warlords of Draenor. Hopefully it wont break as much as the 6.0.2 did.

Episode 27: World Server Down

“The latest World of Warcraft patch hit a bit harder than expected. It knocked out a few servers. Maybe see if you can get a spot in Heroes of the Storm instead?”


Heroes of the Storm

If you are in the alpha you get a chance to win access to all your battle.net friends. If you aren’t in the alpha? Well, then you also get a chance to win.


World of Warcraft

With an expansion on the horizon and the passing of summer the World of Warcraft subscription numbers are up.

If you haven’t killed Garrosh yet or if you’ve just been unlucky with the heirloom weapon drops you now get a 100 % chance to win a weapon.


General Blizzard

If you got the virtual ticket for Blizzcon you now also have access to the online merchandise store.

Episode 26: On The Horizon

“The Nexus has been rebooted and is ready for battle. The Iron Tide is upon us in World of Warcraft. And Blizzcon is just around the corner.”


World of Warcraft

Seems that we won’t see darker nights in all zones yet as only the worst offenders gets darkened.

But the big pre-expansion-patch will hit the servers this week so expect a lot of changes when those servers are back up.


Heroes of the Storm

A large patch hit the Heroes alpha last week which brought loads of new stuff to the Nexus.

If you were in the alpha you also had a chance to brawl with the blues. If you weren’t in the alpha or just weren’t lucky enough to play against them don’t fret. There’s video proof.


General Blizzard

The full schedule has now been released for those of you who are attending Blizzcon either in reality or virtually.

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 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’