The Blue Recluse Episode 189: Oh My COD!

Main episode topics include: Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm & Overwatch

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Tasty bits of Blizzard Entertainment News!

What’s on the menu this week:

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is now on the Battle.net Launcher

Diablo Season 13 is coming to a close

The latest Heroes of the Storm Developer AMA updates

The Overwatch Anniversary event is about to begin!

Are eSports about to become an Olympic event?


Last Orders

Stay tuned after the episode for The Frazley Report from our favourite Gnome, Frazley.

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Episode 67 – Joust in time

Nozdormu has been misusing the timelines so Blizzard had to set him straight. Meanwhile in a galaxy far far away the Protoss are preparing for war.


World of Warcraft

Updates from DragonCon. Yes.. backpack might get updated. HYPE!


Starcraft 2

Live event is on the horizen, will feature cinematic and launch date for Lotv


Overwatch

Beta still on track for fall.. we hope!


Hearthstone

Joust bug fixed. Poor Nozdormu!

 

Episode 42 – The Race Is Over

“The race for world first in World of Warcraft is over and the winner has been found but it sadly isn’t the Danish Terrace whom I put my money on.” 


World of Warcraft

Blackrock Foundry got conquered on Mythic mode and in a closely fought contest the winner was…..

6.1 goes live this week with many new small items and features, including the elusive S.E.L.F.I.E stick.. oh boy there is just no escaping them is there!


Hearthstone

Good news for fans who watch games in Hearthstone as spectator mode will see some improvements. Now let’s just hope we’ll soon be able to view friends drafting in Arena!


Diablo

Patch 2.2 will be hitting in the PTR soon, we discuss briefly the upcoming update to the Diablo world. MORE GOBLINS YAY!

 

 

Episode 41 – A Fresh Start

“Are you ready for a fresh start in Diablo, Season 2 begins! and Light your lantern as the Lunar Festival has arrived” 


General Blizzard

Duncan Jones (Director of the Warcraft Movie) has been talking about the movie and potential marketing moves.


World of Warcraft

Argi the Space goat mini pet rakes in an impressive $1.9 million for the Red Cross for the ongoing Ebola relief efforts.

The Lunar Festival is here with a new pet, but not too much to offer veteran players sadly.


Diablo

Season 2 has begun and we talk about starting over and why you should… or shouldn’t..


Heroes of the Storm

There is an Upcoming WoW and Heroes promotion. We talk about how they might implement this. Cross over stuff is awesome!

Also we talk about the state of ranked play and with the Lunar Festival in full swing in Azeroth, The Nexus will reap it’s benefits with a XP Boost.

 

Episode 40 – Mount Up, Feet Up

“Season One in Diablo is finally over.. no seriously it’s done… Hell I thought it would never end..” 


General Blizzard

An article was posted (then pulled, and reposted) on Yahoo Finance with leaks from inside Blizzard HQ. We are going through all of these leaks/rumors and give our opinion about it.


World of Warcraft

Mounting at Level 1? That’s crazy talk! No! It’s true, if you are a Heirloom collector you better listen carefully to see how you can get your hands on this mount.


Diablo

Season One is complete. What does this means now? Also when might we see Season 2?


Heroes of the Storm

New skins! They look so good.

 

Episode 39: Love, Leaks, Lunar

“Love is in the air in Azeroth, Hearthstone welcomes Lunar New Year and Blizzard News has leaked everywhere…” 


General Blizzard

An article was posted (then pulled, and reposted) on Yahoo Finance with leaks from inside Blizzard HQ. We are going through all of these leaks/rumors and give our opinion about it.


Hearthstone

The new card back for this months play has been released and it’s inspired by Lunar New Year

feb-2015

 


World of Warcraft

Love is in the air and you can as usual get a few pets, some mounts and 635 epics.

Episode 36: #why????

“New beta, new season and a new patch – it’s 2015 and Blizzard seems busier than ever.”


Heroes of the Storm

The closed beta is finally here. Not in the beta yet? Here’s what to do.


Diablo 3

The first season in diablo 3 is almost over – but what’s to expect when the season ends?


World of Warcraft

Loads of new stuff is going into World of Warcraft when patch 6.1 hits and you’ll soon be able to try it all on the public test realm.


Last orders

If you are a bit stats-confused in World of Warcraft like me then I can recommend the addon Pawn.

Episode 30: David M. Adams Tweeted Me A Picture

“Thank god there isn’t that much news after this years Blizzcon. We might actually have to shorten the show today.”


We are talking about all the goodies that got announced at Blizzcon.

The big announcement was their new game Overwatch which is a multiplayer FPS. The whole announcement was just so amazing and what we saw so far looked awesome.

The eternal struggle between Goblins and Gnomes will be the main theme of the new expansion for Hearthstone.

Loads of new things for the up coming patches of Diablo 3 which included new legendaries, new area, new season, just new stuff.

Legacy of the Void is the new expansion for Starcraft 2 and we did get a sneak peek at what’s in store.

A few new heroes and new battlegrounds was also announced for Heroes of the Storm – including a beta date for January already.

Also a big thanks to all the people I tweeted with during Blizzcon. Was super fun to live tweet and thanks for the picture you sent me David M. Adams from the Overwatch booth at Blizzcon.

The “Thom is in Canada” segment has music from bensound.com

Episode 24: Titanfell

“6.0 for WoW might be out this week but there’s something at Blizzard that won’t be out as a new ghost enters the graveyard of games.”


General Blizzard

After seven years of production Blizzard finally decided to cancel Titan. It’s probably not a shocker since the earlier announcement that the game was being reevaluated. So we’ll probably never find out what Titan was going to be about, but there are some pretty good guesses out there.

If you are a fan of Blizzcon but can’t make it this year, you are probably going to buy the Virtual Pass. It has now been revealed what game rewards you will get when you buy the ticket.


Diablo 3

The Blood Shard prices for Kadala’s shop items has gone up. But luckily so has the chance to get those sought after legendary items.


World of Warcraft

Did you delete a character by mistake (or maybe in a nerd rage) then you can easily undelete it with the new restore my character in-game tool.

The last episode of Lords of War is out and this time it’s staring Maraad the Draenei who accompanied Wrynn in the previous videos. And don’t sweat it Maraad, we’ve all messed up the occasional escort quest.

Episode 22: Enter the Panda

“Leeroy’s getting a nerf in Hearthstone but at least he still has chicken, and things in Heroes of the Storm are about to get a little kung-fu!”


World of Warcraft

8 days after the release of Warlords of Draenor some new content will be added to the game. World of Warcrafts 10 year anniversary will add some cool new stuff to do.

If you can’t wait to see what’s in store for the pre-WoD launch, you can now test the upcoming patch 6.0 on the public test realms.

Are you tired of your characters look then you should visit the barber shop. You will be able to give your new improved character model a face-lift if you feel like those wrinkles needs to be smoothed.

Last chance to get your Challenge Mode rewards and those SoO achievements. Because come 6.0 they will go away.

Do you have an old character that you haven’t played since 2008 that’s just sitting there waiting for you to have time? Then you need to log it if you want to keep the name.


Heroes of the Storm

The Nexus isn’t a safe place and with the newest alpha patch update The Nexus just got a bit more dangerous. You can now test our Chen Stormstout and so far the reactions have been quite good. He should be a fun addition to the game. We can’t wait to test his skills.


Hearthstone

Leeroy Jenkins took a beating with the nerfbat together with the Hunter’s Buzzard. We think Leeroy nerf is fair enough since it’s always been a very powerful card and one you never have to think about picking. Will be a huge blow to miracle rogues though. Buzzard change is quite hefty though and with 2 health for 5 mana it can still be easily removed.


Diablo 3

Pets owners rejoice in Diablo 3 with the news that pets will be slightly buffed to reflect player statistics. I for sure know one very happy Witch Doctor who can’t wait for these changes to come through.


Last Orders

One José Vega has made some amazing concept art and among others these awesome Hearthstone card backs, which beats our own very effort a few weeks back.

The Starcraft 2 game editor together with the community just keeps to amazes us. Someone have remade Diablo 2 within the Starcraft 2 editor. Amazing, right?

The Assassin’s Creed movie is going to be out in August 2015 – it has Robert Downey Jr. as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michael Fassbender as Desmond Miles. I’m so excited! But it does increase the expectations with those actors.

And Markus “Notch” Persson sells his company Mojang to Microsoft who will take over the development of Minecraft. The price? Small $2.5 billion.