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Reddit Q&A Roundup

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The Diablo dev team did a Reddit Q&A session over on /r/Diablo earlier today where they answered a lot of questions regarding Season 4, Patch 2.3, and the future of Diablo 3. You can check out some of the more interesting responses down below! They are aware of the efficiency gap between solo play and group play (more detailed answer down below). The team wants to add a more valuable gold sink to the game and has something in the works for patch 2.4. They think that adding a tooltip to show if a legendary has been extracted into Kanai’s Cube is a cool idea. No plans to allow players to craft Ramaladni’s Gift with Kanai’s Cube Pride of the Invoker set has been reworked for patch 2.4 and will fully embrace the thorns theme. The Shadow’s Mantle, Might of the Earth, Jade Harvester, Firebird’s, Akkhan’s, Invoker’s, and Marauder’s sets are ...

 

Is Beta on the Horizon?

by JR Cook on

If you attended Gamescom and were one of the winners of the Blizzard giveaway for it, then you got a pretty exciting email in your inbox. Basically winners were told to select what region they wanted, NA or EU and they needed to give a response before September 4th or they would be automatically flagged for Europe beta access. Of course, users turned to Reddit to share the emails they received. So does this mean beta will come out September 4th? Absolutely not. First of all, Blizzard has stated the beta will be in Fall 2015. Fall does not even start officially until September 23rd. This does not mean these users will get access on September 4th either. So, here’s a little secret – press/fansites are normally given some kind of access in the first wave of the beta. Almost every time there is a beta we’ll get an email ...

In August of 2014, the Internet exploded with outrage and support of false accusations with regard to women and the gaming industry.  The term “GamerGate” became a widespread hashtag on Twitter and led to some discussion about how women in video games and in the gaming culture. “Social justice bloggers” started to condemn the gaming industry and community for its misogyny and sexism.  As such, many news sites picked up the story.  Many of the prominent women in the industry who came forward became victims of hateful comments, leaking of personal information (doxing) and calling the police to their residence when they were streaming online (swatting). The Supreme Court even weighed in on the issue, in a way.  Since there was no way to prove some of the threats posed prominent danger, not much could be done about it legally.  In June 2015, Elonis v. United States’ ruling stated that ...

 

TwizzCast Episode 1: The Return

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BlizzPro’s flagship show!  Covering all news in Blizzard Entertainment ranging from World of Warcraft and Hearthstone to Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft 2, Overwatch and much much more.  What’s been often referred to as “the late night show for Blizzard related gaming”, Twizz, Reb, Studder and Archon will entertain you with many laughs, news, comical top 10 lists and much more.  It’s a LIVE show you won’t want to miss.  So feel free to be informed and entertained.  We promise it won’t hurt. Live on Air: Monday 9:00 PM CST Channel: http://twitch.tv/BlizzPro Support the Show: http://patreon.com/TwizzCast Email: podcast@blizzpro.com Twitter: @TwizzBP Episode 1: The Return Twizzcast is back and in this episode we’re bringing you all the news under the Blizzard Entertainment logo including patch note discussion, WoW Addons, Hearthstone decks and card combos, a Kharazim HotS build and much more.  We hope you enjoy!...

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a recap of all the news from the last week across the various Blizzard games. Catch up on all the news you may have missed and let us know what you’re looking forward to in the comments! Diablo IGN: Diablo’s Future, Console Seasons, and PvP? D3 School: Speed Leveling For Season 4 Patch 2.3 Releases, Patch Notes Ars Arcanum: Johanna’s Argument Westmarch Workshop: Ep. 64 – Kanai Play Season 4 Yet? Hearthstone Fade2Karma Meta Snap Shot: The End of BRM What Grand Tournament Legendary Should I Craft? Hearthstone Isn’t Really a Professional eSport, But It Doesn’t Need To Be Well Met! Podcast Episode 25: Top 5 Legendary Cards Mending Monday Specials #1: How good is Fencing Coach? Heroes of the Storm Kharazim Patch: Winners and Losers Hungering Arrow Valla Build with Special Guest WoWCrendor Nazeebo Build: Insecticide How Hero League Drafting Works Weekly ...

 

Sponsors – GamersGearEU  |  twitter – @Fade2Karma | Facebook – Fade2Karma | www.Fade2Karma.com Written by @F2K_Chalk Every week the pros from team Fade2Karma break down the “Deck of the Week” . These decks are seeing a lot of play either in constructed ladder or tournaments. Team F2K explain the deck lists and how to play them. View past Deck Lists of the Week. The forgotten archetype that’s making a comeback, Midrange Shaman has gotten stronger after the TGT (The Grand Tournament) release. The deck reached its peak after Hearthstone introduced the expansion Curse of Naxxramas where Shaman got a lot of great cards like Zombie Chow, Haunted Creeper, Sludge Belcher, and many others. Midrange Shaman hasn’t seen much play during GVG and Blackrock Mountain although many pro players like GOOBYSENCHOU, Hotform, and Hawkeye were making it work. TGT cards such as Totem Golem and Tuskarr Totemic have made Midrange Shaman a force to be ...

Patch 6.2.2 is being released to Live realms in the North American region today and the EU region tomorrow, and with a new patch comes patch notes. Addressing things right up front, WE CAN FLY!!! Mercenary Mode has been added for PvP Battlegrounds, which allow members of one faction to temporarily join the opposing faction in order to help queue times. You can still earn achievement progress while acting as a mercenary with the exception of faction-specific achievements. Additional rewards have been added for Timewalking events to encourage additional participation, and certain items that could previously drop from dungeons (such as the Blue Proto-Drake) can now drop in Timewalking instances. Bonus events also now begin earlier in the week to allow players more time to complete them. Along with the changes above there’s the usual litany of item changes, bug fixes, and tuning passes done. Feel free to check out the ...

In less than 2 weeks we will learn about the release date for Legacy of the Void (spoilers: it’s probably after BlizzCon in November). We will also get to see the World Premiere of the cinematic. If you want to see all of this in person while watching the WCS Season 3 finals then you can join Blizzard at their event in Los Angeles. The Barcraft will take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in LA on September 13th at 10 AM PDT. For those not able to attend, you can watch the action online at http://twitch.tv/starcraft This has surprised a few people they would be announcing this now instead of at BlizzCon, but let’s be honest here, BlizzCon would have been far too late to make a street date announcement for a game we expect to see released either late November or early December. Instead, BlizzCon will likely ...

 

Draenor Now Has Flying

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Episode 85: Draenor Now Has Flying...

 

Blizzard has released an update to the iOS Mobile Battle.net Authenticator, updating it to version 2.0. Android received an update today as well to 1.1.3, but generally they try to keep parity between the two so expect to see this 2.0 update there soon as well. Version notes are below along with screenshots of all the gorgeous new artwork and remade app that uses the full resolution of the newest devices (in this case the screenshots come from an iPhone 6 Plus): iTunes / App Store Link * Brand new design – Authenticator has received a modern design refresh and an extra layer of polish, plus you can see great Blizzard franchise art every time you load up the digital code. * iCloud restore – We’ve streamlined setup and made it easier to restore by using iCloud back up. * Usability improvements – Getting a code now features an improved visual ...

 

Exploring Draenor: Felspark

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Exploring Draenor delves into the hidden places of the world that will one day become Outland. From the volcanic landscape of Frostfire to the gloomy dells of Shadowmoon, these articles are your guide to events that are off the beaten path. Location: Throne of Kil’jaeden Rewards: Fel Singed Wraps The Throne of Kil’jaeden is a dangerous area, crawling with closely-packed elite demons and orcs. While a lone DPS player can usually tackle most of the one-, two- or sometimes three-mob pulls, anything more will require a group. However, the Throne also contains more deadly enemies: namely, the rare spawns that patrol the peak. While most of the rares in the Throne of Kil’jaeden are demons, Felspark is an exception: a fel-green elemental, which has made the pools of fel sludge around the mountain its home. It is not an unreasonable assumption to believe that Felspark used to be just another fire ...

Funny story about Fencing Coach, when the inspire Mechanic was just revealed. I mentioned that a lot of the inspire effects felt too slow, because using a lot of Hero Power was too big of a tempo loss. And that for Inspire based decks to become a thing, I would like to see cards that allow these types of deck to make up for this tempo loss, what I suggested was strikingly similar to Fencing Coach....

A new week is here which means a new weekly sale along with a new hero rotation. We have all the info you need for the coming week right here at BlizzPro! Free Hero Rotation This week’s free hero rotation will feature Raynor, Muradin, Jaina, Uther, and Zagara. If you reach profile level 12 you will have access to Illidan and at level 15 Azmodan. Weekly Sale This week’s sale consist of 1 hero a skin to match the hero and a mount. The hero on sale this week is Sgt. Hammer for $4.24. The skin matching this weeks sale hero is the World War Sgt. Hammer Skin for $4.99. Capping things off for the week the Magic Carpet mount will be on sale for $4.99. The sale ends on Monday and Blizzard will have another sale begin the day after. As a reminder these sales are for real life ...

 

How Hero League Drafting Works

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Last week we talked about how to get ready for Hero League.  This week we are going to cover how the draft process works so that you will know what to expect when you hit that Ready button for the first time.  This article focuses on the mechanics of the draft, and is geared towards new players who are looking to start playing Hero League.  Next week we will step it up, and talk about draft strategies, and the specific team compositions that you will see. When you start playing Hero League you will initially be unranked.  You will need to complete twenty placement matches before you are assigned to a Rank.  It is important to remember that your Rank is determined by your hidden MMR, not your placement match record.  the term MMR refers to an internal rating that compares your skill level to that of other players.  Your ...

Patch 2.3 is here, but we’re still waiting for Season 4! Neinball and Lt. Lunatic are joined by none other than Leviathan for discussions about how we’re all going to tackle Season 4 and some last minute tips to prepare you for the new Season. We also discuss some of the latest news in the realm of Sanctuary including a recent IGN article about the future of Diablo. 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 Deadset’s Guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/3ih0hn/deadsets_guides_to_23/ Minerva’s Leveling Guide: http://diablo.blizzpro.com/2015/08/25/d3-school-speed-leveling-season-4/ IGN – The Future of Diablo: http://diablo.blizzpro.com/2015/08/25/ign-diablos-future-console-seasons-pvp/...

Patch 2.3 is here, but we’re still waiting for Season 4! Neinball and Lt. Lunatic are joined by none other than Leviathan for discussions about how we’re all going to tackle Season 4 and some last minute tips to prepare you for the new Season. We also discuss some of the latest news in the realm of Sanctuary including a recent IGN article about the future of Diablo. 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 Deadset’s Guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/3ih0hn/deadsets_guides_to_23/ Minerva’s Leveling Guide: http://diablo.blizzpro.com/2015/08/25/d3-school-speed-leveling-season-4/ IGN – The Future of Diablo: http://diablo.blizzpro.com/2015/08/25/ign-diablos-future-console-seasons-pvp/...

Episode 30: Hungering Arrow Valla Build with Special Guest WoWCrendor In the first portion of our show we discuss a little bit of the news in the Nexus with our very special guest host WoWCrendor! We discuss our week in gaming, the Piggy Bank mount is going away, a Valla breakdown and more! http://patreon.com/HeroesPowerHour Game Play...

It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for another wrap-up of all the news that happened over the last week across all of Blizzard’s games. Diablo fans got a look at the upcoming changes in patch 2.3.0, future updates to character profiles, the Ultimate Evil edition for consoles celebrated its one year anniversary, season 3 came to an end, and we started looking ahead to season 4. The Hearthstone team took a look at the current tournament scene and meta heading into the release of the newest expansion, The Grand Tournament. The Heroes of the Storm store saw some changes with new mounts being removed, the creation of Dynamic Bundles, and we take a look at this week’s sale and free hero rotation. Starcraft II has added Automated Tournaments for testing during the Legacy of the Void Beta, and World of Warcraft got a release date for Patch 6.2.2, aka “The Flying ...

 

Monk Patch Discussion

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Episode 29: Monk Patch Discussion This week we polish off the patch notes we dove into last week. We also discuss various articles on http://heroesofthestorm.blizzpro.com as well as some of the new mounts and a bunch more! Also please note that due to money constraints – the show will now only be available in audio format on iTunes. Video was just way too expensive for handle unfortunately. http://patreon.com/heroespowerhour Game Play...

Episode 63 – Patch 2.3, Season 4 Goals, and Beyond! In this episode, we’re joined by forum MVP and all-around awesome lore guy Monstrous! We discuss our goals for Season 4 and muse on some of the more interesting tidbits that had been datamined in the PTR over the past month. We also dig deep into lore and speculation. As always, we read your feedback and showcase your loot! We love to hear from our fans, so feel free to send in your comments and items to have them featured on the show. Quin’s Video on Area Damage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydMEhQaULu4...

 

It’s finally here, the most requested feature since StarCraft 2 existed is finally happening – automated tournaments are coming to the Legacy of the Void beta. This feature used to be in the old battle.net client and was available in Warcraft 3 but it never seemed to make it’s way to the current games. Now with Legacy of the Void and the rumors of BattleNet 3.0 we are seeing automated tournaments coming to StarCraft 2 – is this the beginning of seeing this feature to other games as well?...

 

Lúcio Gameplay Preview

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Blizzard has released a gameplay preview for the newest character introduced to the Overwatch universe: Lúcio. Lúcio is a freedom-fighting DJ wielding a Sonic Amplifier which can be used to heal his companions and provide a temporary speed boost as long as they’re in range. He can also create a Sound Barrier which acts as a shield for himself and his allies. Check out a full match featuring Lúcio below and let us know what you think of Overwatch’s newest hero in the comments. Armed with his signature Sonic Amplifier, Lúcio never misses a beat in this complete, unedited match from an early version of Overwatch, captured in 60 FPS on PC. Here, Lúcio plays on the attacking team in Numbani, a hybrid Point Capture/Payload map set in a utopian city on the edge of the African savanna. As with other gameplay previews you’ll want to watch this in 1080p HD to ...

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