Warcraft Wednesday: 8.1 Drop!

So, I spent most of my time logged in to Warcraft today doing island expedition’s, World Quest, and leveling up a hunter alt.

It was nothing to fancy but it seems like leveling seems to be going quickly.

I am not sure what is pushing me to level up a hunter other than I haven’t had the class at max level. Otherwise, Warcraft today for me seemed to be very uneventful.

Funny thing is, the hunter is a gnome. Nothing particularly interesting other then mechanical pets. At this point I’m just doing the leveling up thing until the next raid teir is available for us middle of next month.

I don’t think we have spent enough time with the new patch for me to formulate a full opinion on it.

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Warcraft Wednesday: Pilgrim’s Bounty

If you have the time during the holiday season, go and get your transmog on!

Also, the black Friday sale is going on at the Blizzard store. So get your shopping on! https://gear.blizzard.com/us/black-friday

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Warcraft Wednesday: Tyrande’s Ascension!

SPOILER WARNING!

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Blizzcon 2018: After Post!

Monday’s for the last few weeks has featured Magic! The Gathering. Providing the title of this post, we are not going to have that post today.

I am going to be covering the big news announced at Blizzcon over the weekend!

Warcraft:

Battle For Azeroth

  • New Charity Battle Pet Whomper, Proceeds to Code.org
  • New Battle for Azeroth Cinematic, Lost Honor

  • Tides of Vengeance, 8.1 Patch, December 11th launch! (Key art!)
  • Kul’Tiran classes announced: Druid, Hunter, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior
  • Kul Tiran Racials: Brush It Off, Child of the Sea, Haymaker, Jack of All Trades, Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • New Worgen and Goblin Models Coming in a Future Patch Sylvanas & Xal’atath: https://www.wowhead.com/news=288373/sylvanas-and-xalatath-in-patch-8-2-rise-of-azshara
  • New Heritage Armor For Gnomes and Tauren Coming in Patch 8.2 – Rise of Azshara
  • New Island Expeditions: Crestfall & Snowblossom
  • Heroic Warfronts: The much awaited option is coming up in 8.2! Queue up with 9 friends, play Warfronts with a higher difficulty and collect epic rewards!
  • New Arena – Mechagon Arena: A new PvP Arena located right at the heart of Mechagon.
  • Battle for Azeroth Season 3: New Nazjatar-themed Seasonal Affix for Mythic+, new PvP season and another item level increase across the board!
  • Flying in 8.2!

Classic:

  • Release is set for summer 2019 and will be bundled with the current live WoW Subscription.

Warcraft 3: Reforged:

  • Visual updates (All characters and animations have been fully remastered!) to the game that is anticipated to be released some time next year.
  • Pre-purchase is available for $29.99 standard edition and $39.88 for the “Spoils of War” edition.

Diablo:

Diablo Immortal – Mobile game.

Hearthstone:

Rastakhan’s Rumble Expansion!

  • Release Date – December 4th, 2018
    • Rumble Run – Single-Player – Release Date: December 13th, 2018.
  • New Cards: 135
  • New Keyword: Overkill – Cards with Overkill trigger additional effects when they kill a minion by doing damage that exceeds the minion’s health.
  • New Card Style: Spirits – Spirits are special minions with abilities that can turn the tide of battle. Elusive creatures, spirits enjoy stealth the first turn they’re in play.
  • New Card Style: Loa – Among the countless brawlers who are competing in Rastakhan’s Rumble, a handful of legendary loa are ready to shake the competition to its core.
  • Free Stuff: When the expansion is released, you just need to login and you will get one Free Legendary Loa, two Spirit cards from the same class, and six Rastakhan’s Rumble card packs!

Overwatch:

  • New Animated Short – Reunion

  • New Hero – Ashe

Heroes of the Storm:

  • New Hero – Orphea, Heir of the Raven Court:  The first Hero not part of any previous Blizzard games and entirely based on the lore of the Nexus.

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Warcraft: November Events!

blizzcon-logo-og-39036eb778a980553e0d9aedc668c1b6ca825e46cb8c1d1b30cfe95e4e2918fcc0fd69e17666353c3f6c29541275f18ee8b2a5835bde018693283f4d05702142Aloha my Warcraft and Blizzard loving friends! It is almost Nerd Christmas!

The month of November has a lot in store for us!

Blizzcon is Friday and Saturday. For the full schedule of events click here!

In November for Warcraft there is also a bunch of things to do!

November 1st to the 3rd Day Of The Dead

November 4th to the 10th Darkmoon Faire

November 6th to the 12th Pet Battle Bonus Event

November 12th Moonkin Festival

November  13th to the 19th Timewalking Dungeon Event

November 16th to the 30th WoW’s 14th Anniversary

November 19th to the 26th Pilgrims Bounty

November 20th to the 26th Arena Skirmish’s

November 27th to December 4th World Quest Bonus Event

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Warcraft Wednesday: Confessions Of A Raider? (or PVP’er!)

wowscrnshot_090218_011625.jpgI have been provided an idea for a segment for Zephirah’s Adventure Podcast that I would like to try. It will be called “Confessions Of A Raider” and similarly to the previous “Community Spotlight’s” there will be several questions for the participant to answer.

Obviously, these questions will be specific to raiding (or pvp) and the experience of the player.

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Thursday Thoughts: Azerite Gear

traits-azerite-interfaceI would like to start by saying that not everyone is in the loud minority that complain’s about everything that is wrong with the current state of World Of Warcraft. I also know that not everyone knows how to approach Blizzard with an appropriate suggestion to resolve the current issues. We as players need to remember that we are players and not a developer of games. At least the vast majority of us never actually designed a game from the ground up. Nor do we have the said skills to do so. Most of us need to learn our place in the world.

For the entitlement part of this situation, I guess the casuals casualed their way to casually high casual item level. You have to work for what you want even if you do not like how things are working out. I know that I do not like the Azerite system but I am not letting it be a focal point on how I play the game. I have always enjoyed pet battling and running old raid’s solo on my main and plethora of alts. Neither of them involve Azerite or the gear involved in that system. As a by product, I am gathering gold as a passive way to keep me above water and to purchase mats for raiding on Tuesday night’s with my raid team in Convert To Raid. The Rubber Chicken Coalition is a great group of people and I am super happy that they let me tag along on weekly basis.

The current issue with Azerite each piece has a predetermined set of traits that can not change under any circumstances. Even if a reforge was allowed on the item, it would cause a huge amount of gold and you may not get the trait that you are needing on that particular character that you would need. The randomness of it all seems to be janky at best. I know not everyone has the time or energy to spend trying to get the gear from lfr or normal due to work and family life. Also, for the ones who are suggesting to add Azerite pieces to mythic pluses, it will currently not fix the randomness of it all and it will remain the same situation.

With that all being said, I busted my butt to get my priest where she is currently. Is it great, no. However, I am making the most of the situation with what I have. I know I have to adjust around the gear I have. What I can say in a positive light for Azerite gear is that Blizzard is trying out a new way to do thing and it may take a little bit to perfect it. Now everything takes five minuets to fix or adjust in game. I know that the Warcraft team is making an effort to look at things, do their research, and apply changes to the gear that is the game currently. For that, I thank them for working so hard.

So, you are going to ask what it will take for the Azerite gear to be good? Take a look at your own games, specifically Warcraft. What worked in previous expansions? What did not and why? If something worked previously but was overpowered, how can you adjust it for the Azerite gear? What about your other IP’s like Diablo?

I had seen in one of the many forum post on the Blizzard website about “Azerite Rewiring”. It seems to be a semi-decent idea. It covers cost for redoing each ring of traits, and with each time you choose that it would randomize the traits in each ring with one of those said traits will always be there. Meaning each ring would have an improved base trait. I am not sure if this is something that is feasible from a development side. However, these are my thoughts and hopefully they will take a look at the loot!

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