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Legion: My Top 6 Class Specs

by Hotstreak on

With Legion literally right around the corner, I’ve found myself struggling to choose which classes and specs that I want to devote the most time to. This is made even harder by the fact that each spec gets their own artifact and quest line. Ideally I want to pick two classes to devote my time to, so I’ve narrowed my choices down to six specs consisting of three melee and three ranged and hopefully, with any luck, this will help you out too if you’re struggling as well. These are my personal favorites and I’m in no way claiming them to be the best. So let’s get into it starting with my top three melee specs. Enhancement Shaman I have always liked the fantasy of Enhancement, being a dual wielding badass of the elements was always something I clicked with. But over the past couple of expansions they were in ...

Since the advent of Diablo III, players have been able to collect bonus goods that are attached to accounts, but don’t provide any in-game bonuses or power. The community has come to collectively call these “cosmetic items”. The first such item was the promotional Angelic Wings, which one could equip on the back of characters they created for added flair. These wings are obtained by registering a CD-key for the Collector’s Edition of Diablo III. Over time, more items like these were added and in particular with Reaper of Souls and Patch 2.4.1, which introduced the Menagerist Goblin and hidden transmogrification items, it became increasingly difficult to keep track of which ones you had still yet to find and from what source it could come. Enter official forums MVP (Most Valuable Poster) MissCheetah. Working tirelessly to compile and collect her own in-game goodies, she began to track all of the different attainable cosmetic items and where ...

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, Jimmy, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the crew every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! This week on The Payload: The crew recaps the Atlantic Showdown. Support heroes aren’t getting as much XP on the Season 2 PTR. Jeff Kaplan “lightly” touches on the possibility of retiring heroes. The internet explodes. John gets you caught up on the Sombra ARG. There’s a small new patch on the PTR. For the big discussion, The Payload Podcast discusses social features in non-competitive Overwatch. Based on this article by Bruno Dias from zam.com, the group discusses what non-competitive Overwatch would look like without text/voice chat. What did you guys think of the discussion? Send us your emails to thepayload@blizzpro.com. Also please ...

It looks like the developers have been hard at work on potential optimizations of the game for Patch 2.4.2, but they need our help to test things out. A call to arms has been issued to do a server slam on the Patch Test Realm (PTR) starting today, August 25th. Blizzard has done these in the past when they’ve identified possible methods of improving the live servers, but don’t want to push those improvements without first having everyone give it a go on the PTR. Do keep in mind that there is no new content available for testing during this PTR, but there is an incentive with an increased Legendary droprate of 2000%. Continue onward for the details on how you can participate:...

 

Gul'Dan Horrifc Warlock

by zexerous on

Gul’Dan has now been in the nexus for a number of weeks now and people are finally getting a good taste of what the Orc Warlock’s power can bring to a team in the nexus. Today I will cover a build that I’ve been working with that I think will serve you well in laying everything to waste in the nexus. Abilities D Trait Life Tap Despite his overwhelming fel powers, Gul’Dan does not regenerate mana in any way. This lack of innate regen is made up by Life Tap, where Guldan will sacrifice a bit of his health in order to recover 25% of his maximum mana. Be very careful of mashing this as you don’t want to lose up to 50-75% of your life on accident. Q Fel Flame With an amazing cool down of 1.5 seconds and dealing a base 209 damage, fel flame is spamable and ...

 

MVP System Revealed

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More details have emerged about the new MVP System that is scheduled to hit the PTR next week. An MVP will be chosen at the end of every game, excluding Custom Matches. This MVP can be from either the winning or losing team. In addition, four other players will also be recognized for their contributions during the game. Some example of what a player might be commended for include most damage taken by a Warrior, most mercenary camps captured, or most coins turned in on Blackheart’s Bay. Just like MVP, players from either team are eligible for these commendations. Once these Awards are given out, players will have about fifteen seconds to recognize their favorite award winner with an up vote. If you would like to read more about the MVP and Commendation System click here to see the official post from Blizzard....

Hi Danny Donuts here again. Right now we are halfway through the release of the new cards from ONiK. This article will be a recap of what has happened in the past few weeks as the Wings of Karazan have released. It is really interesting to see some of the decks that have been made viable by the new cards introduced, and how the meta changes week by week. These comments that I am making should be taken with a grain of salt, as the meta is currently in flux, and these decks that are currently good may not be as the meta is shaken more by the next two weeks, or as it settles down in the upcoming months. Week 1 Great Priest of the Feast I believe that everyone complaining about Purify really led to this card being underestimated. At this point, it has been extremely powerful in ...

Introduction The Menagerie, the third wing of One Night in Karazhan (ONiK) will open its doors for NA Hearthstone players later today, the rest of the world will have to wait a litlle longer, most likely about 4-8 hours past the initial NA release. If you want to buy the wing, it will cost you 700 gold or 7 US$. Let’s take a look at this week’s cards… Cards of “The Menagerie” Card Predictions As in last week’s preview, I will not talk about every single card in this article again, as we already did individual initial reviews. I kindly invite you to take a look back at our Karazhan Card Evaluation #1 to #7 articles or to head to my Karazhan Power Rankings. Some predictions of these reviews already were proven wrong (hello Wicked Witchdoctor) but most were on point or really close. Today, I will provide a look at the actual state of ...

 

Farming Legion Invasions for XP

by Ktjn on

The Legion is upon us and it’s time to rally the troops—in the form of alts! Farming invasions is the quickest way to catch up if you’ve recently returned to Azeroth, be it from Draenor or a more Earth-based hiatus. Invasions provide a great amount of XP, in addition to item level 700-720 gear (when opened at max level) from loot boxes—or purchased from the reluctant vendor with the invasion-specific currency, Nethershards. These boxes can be held onto until you hit 100 regardless of what level you were when obtained. Levels 1-60: The best, albeit tedious, method is cycling the first two phases of an invasion site. For Horde, the best spot is Azshara since you can quickly run into Orgrimmar and reset the phases. Alliance side, your best bet is Dun Morogh, where you can pop into the Inn and quickly log out. Phase three requires more mobility to get ...

Heroes Powerhour 71: RIP our Worgen Friend! The crew talks about the new patch changes including huge changes for Tyrael, Greymane, and Auriel. We also go over the most recent Esports news! http://patreon.com/heroespowerhour Intro Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds (http://twitch.tv/NoCopyrightSounds) Jim Yosef – Firefly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_OwcYTNbHs Jim Yosef: https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef...

**Ooops! We misnumbered the show notes. This is actually Episode 36 despite saying Episode 35 multiple times in the show!** You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts John, Rosh, Jimmy, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the crew every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! This week on The Payload: Blizzard reveals Eichenwalde, Overwatch’s new hybrid map. The Overwatch team debuts “The Last Bastion” digital short at GamesCom. Season 1 has ended and with Season 2 comes many significant changes. A new major patch has hit the PTR. BMing in Overwatch has never been more rewarding for other players. Overwatch servers go high-bandwidth Jeff Kaplan is a boss and does his Developer Updates in one take without queue cards or a teleprompter. Also please take some time to support Jake who made our ...

Heroes Powerhour 70: StarCraft Event Detected! The crew breaks down the latest news in Heroes with the StarCraft event which includes two maps, two new heroes, and much more! We also cover the NA Regional and what if you could grab your other heroic at level 20? http://patreon.com/heroespowerhour Intro Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds (http://twitch.tv/NoCopyrightSounds) Jim Yosef – Firefly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_OwcYTNbHs Jim Yosef: https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef...

Heroes Powerhour 69: A New Champion Rises in North America! Balrogfan and DJTyrant recap the first North American Regional for Fall, what it means for the meta, and discussion about the meta and more. http://patreon.com/heroespowerhour Intro Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds (http://twitch.tv/NoCopyrightSounds) Jim Yosef – Firefly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_OwcYTNbHs Jim Yosef: https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef...

It’s Tuesday and while we wait for the various games to return from maintenance and the inevitable crush of Demon Hunters named xXxIllidanxXx or some variation thereof, we’ve got a wrap-up of all the news from last week. It was fairly concentrated around card announcements for the upcoming Hearthstone expansion “One Night in Karazhan” with OtakuMZ and dannydonuts breaking down all of the announced cards and how they fit into standard play this season. Along with that there was a special Well Met! episode featuring Disguised Toast competing in a game of Jeopardy! and a breakdown of F2K Cipher’s Secret Paladin deck of the week. A new Diablo patch was released to the servers prior to the beginning of season 7, Overwatch got some new limited-time cosmetic items, and Starcraft II’s second set of Nova missions opened up. Let us know what you’re looking forward to the most in the ...

Episode 97 – Lucky Number 7 In this episode Nienball and Leviathan get ready for Season 7 with some tips and tricks to help you get under way! As Blizzcon gets closer, so does speculation on the future of Diablo. Could the future be told with a roll of the dice? As always, we read through your comments and showcase your epic loot! We love hearing from our fans so drop us an email with your feedback and items at westmarchworkshop@blizzpro.com Desolacer’s DH Guide: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SWR_9jW6pVjWjHS42hV11EaMxf2aJ1BRHAsLCVjB7jo/edit#gid=0 S7 Pocket Guide: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o3zTM8P7LDSZRZbg0ipexFr-zZlriuMA-4FC6Lapbkc/edit#gid=1481591091 Lvl 1-70 Roadmap for All Classes: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1I4qvNabBnI9LoDkp9o2_kP2j4P7LD-MvfTLhuNldUz8/edit#gid=766092462...

Heroes Powerhour 68: Auriel Brings Hope to the Nexus! The guys talk about Auriel, the PTR patch with tons of Heroes changes, we preview the 1st North American Championship for Fall and Karl takes us through some MMR knowledge. http://patreon.com/heroespowerhour Intro Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds (http://twitch.tv/NoCopyrightSounds) Jim Yosef – Firefly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_OwcYTNbHs Jim Yosef: https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef...

Patch 3.5.0 has released and the 2nd mission pack for Nova Covert Ops is now available with it. The pack comes with 3 new missions and those that bought the entire bundle will have them already available. You can read about the mission below (beware it has spoilers!) You can read the full patch notes for 3.5.0 below...

Heroes Powerhour 67: Patches, Supports, and getting nerfed IRL by Blizzard! The guys talk about the new patch, about supports, and someone gets nerfed IRL by Blizzard! http://patreon.com/heroespowerhour Intro Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds (http://twitch.tv/NoCopyrightSounds) Jim Yosef – Firefly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_OwcYTNbHs Jim Yosef: https://soundcloud.com/jim-yosef...

It was announced about a month ago that Facebook Streaming would be coming to Blizzard games. Tonight, Battle.net has launched into beta the Facebook Livestreaming. Several people received emails inviting them to the beta test. You can access the beta features by going to your settings in battle.net, navigating to the “In Development” section and downloading the newest beta build. Once you have this, you will see in the top right corner a video camera link on your battle.net application. By clicking that, you can start setting up your livestream by connecting to your Facebook account. As of right now, this appears to only work on your own personal page, so if you have a Page set up for your website or something like that that you manage, it doesn’t appear you can connect to that. Not something that would affect most people, but I would like to be able ...

Episode 96 – 86 Season 6! Season 6 has been 86’ed, but Season 7 is almost here! Neinball and Leviathan look at the changes coming to Season Journeys, what that means for you, and the rewards you can get from them. Our hosts also talk about the recent changes in the development team and theorize some on the future of the Diablo series. As always, we read through your comments and showcase your epic loot! We love hearing from our fans so drop us an email with your feedback and items at westmarchworkshop@blizzpro.com...

 

BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket

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The Virtual Ticket for BlizzCon 2016 is now available for purchase! If you weren’t able to pick up tickets or aren’t able to attend BlizzCon in person, Blizzard is once again offering their Virtual Ticket service which provides access to all of the panels, contests, interviews, and the closing ceremony concert for both days of the show. On top of that, you’ll be able to watch the videos for up to two weeks after the event in case you miss something. Available from the Battle.net shop, the ticket can be purchased via your Battle.net account and includes the same virtual goodies as physical attendees of the event. Virtual and physical ticketholders are also eligible to purchase a physical goodie bag from the store starting today along with future access to BlizzCon exclusive merchandise through the gear store. While the virtual goodies have not been announced yet, the items are generally similar across ...

Have you ever longed for the old days of Star Craft? No, I’m not talking about like Wings of Liberty. I’m talking Brood War. The classic age where juggernauts would collide in fantastic contests of skill and management. There is a channel on twitch right now that is streaming 6344 VODs of Brood War 27/4, for the most part, including shows like Bnet Attack where a pro heads into battle.net to fight with random bnet patrons. The downside is that the vast majority of it is in Korean, but from time to time you catch a few english spoken games. I’ve caught some Tastetosis in their early days watching this channel. It’s a great little channel that isn’t nearly getting enough love for what it brings to the table. Go Check it out! https://www.twitch.tv/medrybw...

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