Ozzy Osbourne Rocks Blizzcon
Hail, brothers and sisters! If you are reading this, you are either just curious about what's going on (which is fine), or you have the fiery blood of one who listens to rock and metal. Which is even better for this announcement, for you are about to receive a grand facemelt.
Remember the Tauren Chieftains? Also known as Level 60 Elite Tauren Chieftains and L70ETC? The guys that show up at Blizzcon every now and then and perform a WoW-themed rock song like
I am Murloc!
? Well, if you liked them, chances you are going to like this - Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness, one who
challenged the Lich King
himself for that title... This very man is going to perform live on Blizzcon 2009! Links below, full announcement - after the break, as usual.
Blizzard Official Announcement
[Spoilers] Speculated Details About Upcoming Expansion!
Details that have been speculated from a few sources about the upcoming expansion named World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, have been released: the factions to which each race (Goblin and Worgen) will belong. Though this information may be obvious to some people, a spoiler alert has been added as a precaution. The speculated information is right after the break!
Choose a Champion Contest
Blizzard has just teamed up with
to give us the chance to win lots of prizes, including a brand-new laptop!
Think you know who will win the StarCraft, Warcraft, and World of Warcraft tournaments at BlizzCon 2009? Intel is running a contest where you can put your predictive powers to good use.
to get details on how you can register to "Choose a Champion." Participants who choose the tournament winners correctly have the opportunity to win one of three ASUS G50VT gaming laptops. Entry closes August 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. (PST).
Click the link in the quote box above, or continue reading after the break to learn more!
Official 3.2 Thread!
That'll teach me to try going out to dinner on patch day! Blizzard has
that faction restrictions on PvP servers have been removed, apparently as part of their transition into offering a
service. The post is here:
So an interesting article on
indicates that faction restrictions on pvp servers are currently disabled, and users can now create characters of any faction on a pvp server, no matter what characters they already have. No word yet on whether this is intentional—it certainly isn't in the patch notes.
So here's the official thread, y'all! 3.2 is today!
Here then, is a centralized location—to discuss changes, express your irritation at the nerfs, or to rail at Blizzard for not being able to get their servers back u
Priest Q&A with Ghostcrawler
It looks like
right—I am not prepared! Who would have guessed Blizzard would release two Q&As in one day? ;)
One of my favorite parts of the interview is that Blizzard's considering removing the "backlash" from
if the target is within "
" range. The other part is that Blizzard wants to make Shadow talents that improve the overall damage of Shadow Priests, so that their damage is not penalized in cases where DoTs are useless. But enough chit-chat—let's get to the interview!
You can read the entire interview after the break, or read the original one linked below:
Rogue Q&A with Ghostcrawler
Much like the rogue class itself, Blizzard decided to be pretty sneaky and release the Rogue Q&A as one of the last class Q&As. Maybe they used some rouge to hide it? :D
For the most, I enjoyed reading the interview. I like that Blizzard admitted that a few aspects are in need of a fix, and that they defended a few decisions which negatively affected rogues. My favorite part of the interview was about
and its current functionality—but have a look for yourself! You can read the entire interview after the break, or read the original one linked below:
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League of Legends Beta! (DotA Fans Rejoice!)
So I don't know how many of your are fans of Warcraft III—I can hope there's at least a small number of you, judging by the comments on my first
Warcraft III related blog
Well, anyone out there who played Warcraft III online is likely ALSO to remember
Defense of the Ancients
—there was a good long stretch where nobody I knew would play anything else. :)
Well, all of you DotA fans may be interested to learn that there's a game coming out shortly called
League of Legends
, which is a free to play game based on the DotA mod, and our sister site ZAM.com has got beta keys to give away. If you're a DotA fan from way back, go sign up for the beta giveaway
The full story and signups are at
All the keys have been given out!
Q&A Crusaders' Coliseum + Isle of Conquest
Looks like the class Q&A were popular enough to make Blizzard create non-class Q&A as well :) I don't know about you, but I feel better seeing that all those questions we ask on the forums are being read, and some of them - even answered. Publicly.
This time it's a combined Q&A about the
(the new 5-, 10-, and 25-man dungeons) and the
Isle of Conquest
(the new Battleground).
I myself didn't find a terrible lot of new information in this Q&A, but it helps to see all those thing put together by somebody from Blizzard. Follow the link to the WoW-Europe forums, or read on to find out what
has to tell us:
Archivist of Ulduar, Auriaya
unfortunately bears no resemblance to the
in Diablo III.
Actually, scratch that. Sonic Screech looks like
makes me think of Sentinel Blast, and
is kind of like Terrifying Screech. But
I have found myself with some time in my hands, and nothing in particular to do, so I thought I'd put another Strategist together. Hoping that somebody actually reads and uses these... ;)
Also, before I actually start writing, I will have you know that this boss is actually rather hard for my guild. I think we might be doing something wrong - it's not that the strategy doesn't work, it's just messy.
MMOs: Not Just For Kids!
So here I was, reading through the official forums, when I found a thread that looked interesting. I'll spare you the unnecessary details of the thread, but the person who wrote the thread claimed to have been eighty-eight-years-old when it was written back in April of this year. You read it correctly—an
year old, and I'm not even kidding.
That thread reminded me of an experience I had back while I was leveling my paladin during Burning Crusade. Intriguing? Read on!
Slow internet, sitting out of raids this week, poor weather for going out... Which means more Strategists this week!
A little known fact about
- Brann Bronzebeard wiped on him. So you better read carefully and not repeat the dwarven explorer's mistake. In addition to this, Kologarn is a mandatory boss, whom you need to kill in order to reach the Keepers' sanctums. And then Yogg-Saron. His dead body will become the bridge to the Observation Ring, and Ulduar's archivist - Auriaya. Body crafted personally by Ignis the Furnace Master, who hopefully lies dead by his forge by the time you get to Kologarn. You are quite a decimating group of raiders, aren't you? :)
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