The Blue Recluse: Episode 164 – Insert Smiley Face Here

Episode topics include: General Blizzard, World of Warcraft and Overwatch

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Bar Snacks

Let’s kick off with the most important Blizzard news of the year… 


😁  “A Thousand Years of War” – The Story of Alleria & Turalyon 


Junkertown is live 💣 – Mercy / D.Va changes and Doomfist 👊


Main Course
Raiding in Legion

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Marty, Thom and Ryan.. well mainly Marty and Ryan 😂, take an overview at raiding in World of Warcraft: Legion so far and break down some of their favourite encounters, what Blizzard have been doing right, what’s not been tickling their fancy and more!


Last Orders

If you enjoyed this episode’s chatter about raiding then why not check out the latest episode of The Lounge.

This month Marty, Thom and Michael were joined by Sil (Battle Chat Show / Girls Gone WoW) as they took a look at Instances in World of Warcraft.

From their first steps into a dungeon to the highs and lows of raiding, they cover it all in this round table discussion.


Many thanks to Ryan from the Blizzard Umbrella and The Raiders Confessional podcast for joining us today!


Do you 💓 Emoji’s!? What’s your thoughts on the New Audio drama featuring Alleria and Turalyon? Have you visited Junkertown yet?

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Frostmourne Hungers for your opinion! We want to hear from YOU!

Let us know YOUR thoughts about anything we’ve talked about on this episode or if you have your own questions feel free to leave a reply below or contact us via:

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Episode 106 – Lé-gi-on Go!

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The pre-expansion events are almost upon us in World of Warcraft Legion, are you prepared? Sudden Death in Overwatch competitive play might not live much longer and is it new hero time in New Earth already?


Bar Snacks (Introduction)

  • World of Warcraft pre-expansion patch has begun downloading!
  • Top 10 video game movies.
  • Overwatch competitive play update.

Overwatch


World of Warcraft

  • Legion Comic #2 is out – “Nightborne: Twilight of Suramar” – Available in PDF and Motion format.
  • Warlords of Draenor PvP Season 3 is ending.
  • Legion is almost here.

Last Orders

Don’t forget to ‘Stay a while and petition‘ to #getdeckardajob. We really want Deckard Cain in Heroes of the Storm!

HearthWatch: A Hearthstone Overwatch Infusion.

What if Overwatch invaded the tavern in Hearthstone and became actual playable cards?  Blizzard have said in the past that Hearthstone will only be pulling ideas and characters from the Warcraft Universe (hence the name Heroes of Warcraft.. Hehe!), but here at The Blue Recluse we like to dream big.

Here’s a selection of Hearthstone cards we have created with an Overwatch flavor.



Which characters from the Blizzard world would you like to see in Hearthstone? Tweet at us (@TBRPodcast) with your own ideas, or make a suggestion and we’ll do our best to create it!

Episode 91 – Novawatch

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“Voice chat is coming to Battle.net, Play by sound in Overwatch, We keep hearing Whispers from the Tavern in Hearthstone and Nova is ready to make some noise in Starcraft 2…”


Introudction

Last week we forgot about Azmodunk! How is it possible?!


General Blizzard

Blizzchat is on the way!


Starcraft 2

Nova: Covert Ops got a release date


Overwatch

Animated Shorts got a teaser and then finally got released yesterday Overwatch: Recall. We also find out what’s to come – Lore-wise and soon we could be playing by sound


Hearthstone

We discuss Old Gods cards revealed from the week in Hearthstone


Last Orders

#FakeGods is here. Every day until Old Gods is released we’ll be revealing a card created by ourselves or the community.

Episode 79 – Overwatch and Out

‘Overwatch Beta is having it’s lights switched off for Christmas, while in Hearthstone it’s candy canes and gifts all round… Ho ho ho!’


Overwatch

Jeff Kaplan went on Youtube and told use about the features they are working on for Overwatch and also (finally) expanded on the payment model for future heroes and maps. All in time before the beta is going on Christmas vacation.


Hearthstone

Even Hearthston now gets to celebrate Christmas with this Winter Veil themed tavern brawl that should hit launchers during this week.


World of Warcraft

Warcraft is getting a bit more diablofied with the latest reveal that Legion will have treasure (goblins) demons!

Episode 69 – Lore Galore

This week Blizzard has given us two new YouTube videos and they promise to release more books in a not too distant future. It’s every lore geek’s wet dream! It’s lore galore!


LOL of the week


General Blizzard

Blizzard teams up with Random House: 2 new books on the way.


Starcraft 2

Reclamation is out! Nice little video in similar style to Lords of War to increase the hype for the new Starcraft expansion.
Marty: “Watch it! So amazing!”


Overwatch

New Overwatch Heroes have been announced. The ‘Junkers‘ have arrived.


Hearthstone

Ben Brode recently gave an interview to PC Gamer.

 

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 63 – Gul’done and dusted

“New Hearthstone cards revealed for the grand tournament, but which ones will compete in our decks.. oh and there’s a WoW expansion being announced this week…. No biggie..”


Overwatch

Graphic novels will be one of the ways they’ll tell the story of the world of Overwatch.. Shut up and take my money?

New hero announcement teasing with the release of Numbani tours image and some work from an in game music artist


Hearthstone

We talk about a few of the new cards catching our eye from TGT. As always you can new cards as they get released over at Hearthpwn.


Subject of the week

World of Warcraft new expansion announcement

Yes of course.. how could we not talk about it. The announcement of the announcement of the next expansion being revealed at GamesCon this week in Germany. We talk about possible new features in the next expansions and our pro’s and cons from WoD.

 

Episode 44 – Level 34

“New maps and new characters for both Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch has been announced, oh, and also a little adventure for Hearthstone.”


It’s the weekend after Pax East and there is so much news!


World of Warcraft

Special mention goes out to Doubleagent, that crazy guy who has been leveling a neutral Pandaren in the Pandaren starter zone dinged 100.


Heroes of the Storm

Coming soon to the Nexus, if you are currently in the beta you might get selected by Blizzard and receive some additional keys which you can hand out to your buddies.

From Pax the New Battleground: Tomb of the Spider queen was shown off. It’s an underground location that is pretty unique to the Nexus so far as it’s incredibly small.

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Also a new hero video of Sylvanas Windrunner. She is looking pretty awesome.

Also on the way is more progression ideas and clans. It seems Heroes of the Storm is moving along nicely.


Overwatch

Do not adjust your set, we do have some Overwatch news. This sees the introduction of two new heroes and one new payload map.

Welcome aboard Zarya & McCree.


Hearthstone

Probably the most exciting news to come out of Pax (in our opinion) was the announcement of a new Hearthstone adventure, Blackrock Mountain. We had hinted at it in our previous show but now it’s official.

Also Marty mentions about an interesting talk on the UI design for Hearthstone and how the game was brought to life.

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

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World of Warcraft

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