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BlizzCon 2015 - Heroes of the Storm Hero Design Panel
2015/11/06 at 2:49 PM
The team was planning on doing Cho'Gall for a while but there were a couple of problems that had to be solved.
Riding shotgun may not be fun. However, the team actually found it was fun to ride shotgun!
One team will only have 4 heroes. However, the balancing team said they could tune Cho'Gall up.
Cho is the one controlling the movement.
Gall is the caster but does not get to control movement.
Cho'Gall's third ability uses an extra layer of communication.
Runic Bomb - Hurl a Bomb in a targeted direction dealing damage to all enemies it hits.
Runic Blast - Explode the Bomb dealing damage to all enemies around the current position of the bomb.
BlizzCon 2015 Opening Ceremony and Legion Pre-Order
2015/11/06 at 12:50 PM
We have our team at BlizzCon down in Anaheim and some of us are watching the stream at home. We're bringing you the latest and liveblogging the opening ceremony plus the World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm panels. Be ready to hear tons of news about your favorite titles--and maybe something a little extra.
Make sure to join in the discussion here in this post as if you're watching along on the stream! We're even holding an awesome contest!
BlizzCon 2015 Contest
Every comment you leave on any BlizzCon 2015 post is entering you to win prizes like a
Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger
. As long as you don't spam, each comment only increases your chances to win by giving you another entry.
Read more here
--we have several awesome prizes to give out all weekend.
Opening up with a segment on StarCraft and how it is the best RTS. It's taken Blizzard where they are today. They'd just finished WarCraft II then decided to make something scifi. "Orcs in space."
Morhaime has taken the stage. Shouts out to the community, especially those who have met their partners through Blizzard titles. Next month will mark the 20th anniversary of WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness.
Fans have helped raise over 9 million dollars through charity.
will be released on December 2nd, all proceeds will go to Make a Wish.
Seguing into a Legacy of the Void trailer, as the release date is this month!
What's next for StarCraft following Legacy of the Void? Mission packs! Three will be coming in 2016. Nova Covert Ops will be the first one.
Blizzard has given away over 5 million dollars to eSports. There's tons of eSports to watch this weekend.
Cast members from the Warcraft movies are taking the stage for a world premiere of a trailer.
Heroes of the Storm is taking focus now. New game mode in 2016 coming called Arena: you get three random heroes to choose from, get to pick one ability, and then go wild.
Two new heroes: Greymane and Lunara. New map called Towers of Doom. New hero called Cho'gall, two players control ONE hero. Cho'gall won't be in the store, he'll spread like a virus: players who play with him will spread him to the team.
New Hearthstone adventure the League of Explorers. New mechanic called Discover which finds cards that fit its criteria that aren't in your deck, creates a sense of exploration and wonder. Golden Monkey is a new card. New cards and more. Coming November 12th, 2015.
Three new heroes for Overwatch and a new map. Genji, Hanzo's brother; Mei; and D. Va. New map called Hollywood.
Overwatch will have an Origins edition which comes with skins and in-game items for every Blizzard title including Hearthstone card back, Diablo III Mercy wings, and a Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft! There will also be StarCraft avatars and Tracer is added to Heroes of the Storm as a hero.
Metzen is now explaining Legion. The fel-storm was conjured by Gul'dan and this is where the legion is coming from. Illidan is also in this storm.
Legion is now available for preorder
Sylvanas and King Varian Wrynn will work together to take down the Burning Legion. Cinematic debuted.
It's a wrap!
BlizzCon 2015 Giveaway
2015/11/06 at 12:43 PM
BlizzCon 2015 is upon us and what would it be without a huge giveaway?
Okay, we get it, it'd still be pretty epic. It's BlizzCon after all. But we have a bunch of prizes to give out anyway to add to the greatness that is BlizzCon! For the weekend of BlizzCon and the following days after, we're giving away tons of prizes from
WoW TCG Loot
--from the most coveted mount in the game (
Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger
we've got lots to give to our community.
The best part? It's easy to enter. All you have to do is leave quality comments on
BlizzCon 2015 coverage posts
to be entered to win free loot.
How to Win
To be entered to win these prizes, all you have to do is leave comments on any of
our BlizzCon 2015 coverage
This contest has ended. Winner selection is 'In Process.'
You can find eligible posts through
our BlizzCon portal page
by browsing Wowhead News
. One comment is one entry and there is no limit to the amount of comments allowed. Keep in mind that comments must be quality--that means no spam or one liners, we're looking for actual interaction and we will disqualify people who spam irrelevant comments.
The giveaway ends on November 10, 2015 at 10AM PDT so be quick with your comments!
Here are all the goodies we got from
WoW TCG Loot
Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger
Ghostly Charger's Skulls
Wowhead Party Livestream and Giveaways
2015/11/05 at 9:15 PM
Wowhead Party Livestream
You can watch the livestream of the Wowhead party right here, and the VOD when the party's done! The livestream is hosted by Wowhead Video Manager
Wowhead Party Site Giveaways
We've promised all along that we're going to be doing giveaways on the site for players who can't join us in person on the day--and now we're delivering!
All you need to do to enter to win all of the prizes below is comment on this post with a party-themed message!
Our prizes are:
1x 6-month subscription from
1x Swift Shorestrider
2x Fool's Gold
20x Floating Spellbook
BlizzCon 2015 Overview: Panels, Attractions, Schedules
2015/11/03 at 6:39 PM
BlizzCon 2015 takes place on November 6th and 7th at the Anaheim Convention Center. We've put together this guide to everything you need to know about BlizzCon, and will be updating it throughout the event with links to our panel coverage.
If you are attending BlizzCon, check out our
Survival Guide for Attendees
for tips on travel, packing, and general convention advice.
The Wowhead Party takes place 6-11pm on Thursday, November 5th on the 5th floor of the Hilton Anaheim. Admission is free and our space is four times the size of last year's party!
to let us know if you'll be there!
BlizzCon Q&A Panel Poll, BlizzCon® 2015 Guide Mobile App, Q3 2015 Subscribers at 5.5 Million
2015/11/02 at 4:00 PM
Q3 2015 Earnings
for the Q3 2015 Activision Blizzard Earnings Call has been posted in advance. Here's what's new with
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft® subscriptions remained relatively stable, ending the quarter at 5.5 million subscribers. Players are excited about the upcoming expansion, Legion™, which will feature a new class, customizable Artifact weapons, class order halls, and much more. World of Warcraft remains the No. 1 subscription‐based MMORPG in the world.
Warcraft is down 100k subscribers from
, which is a small loss after the dramatic losses earlier in Warlords of Draenor.
Blizzard has confirmed to
that this is the final time they will release subscriber numbers:
"Note that this is the last quarter that we plan to provide subscriber numbers," the company said. "There are other metrics that are better indicators of the overall Blizzard business performance."
Instead, Activision Blizzard will use other unspecified "engagement" metrics to talk about the health of WoW. These were not detailed during the earnings call where the announcement was made on November 3.
Keep reading for additional news, including BlizzCon Q&A Polls and information on the BlizzCon Mobile App.
News Roundup: Gear Shop Fashion Section, Windows 10 Sponsor of BlizzCon, New WarcraftLogs Features
2015/10/11 at 6:29 PM
Today's news covers Windows 10 Sponsoring BlizzCon, a new apparel section on the Blizzard Gear Shop, and a new feature from WarcraftLogs.
Major Nelson Blog
announced that Windows 10 is a sponsor for BlizzCon 2015, which means that players can watch the Opening Ceremony on their Xbox One via the Xbox Live Events interactive (XLEi) app.
The Blizzard Gear Shop has
added a "Fashion" section
to their Women's Apparel section, featuring the
leggings we've been highlighting in recent episodes of Wowhead Weekly.
The combat log and analysis site
has added weighted DPS rankings, rewarding players who focus on the correct targets.
Check out the full post for more details!
Community Manager Crithto Leaving Blizzard; BlizzCon Goody Bags Sold Out, Mythic Mannoroth Guide
2015/10/07 at 2:16 PM
Community Manager Crithto announced that October 8th is his last day at Blizzard. Crithto was involved in many community projects, including the
Major Payne pet series
from Mists of Pandaria and the Art of Warcraft panel from BlizzCon 2013. However, he's probably most recognizable as a friendly
Here are all the references to Crithto and Pugs in game, if you'll miss Crithto, take a picture by one of these and
Tweet it to him
is a friendly pug that runs around Stormwind, often wearing a festive hat. However if you engage him, he'll turn hostile with 10 million HP. Killing him only drops the
Empty Puppy Collar
is a battle pet that's a reward from
Looking For Multitudes
Over the years, costumes were added:
"Dapper Gentleman" Costume
"Dread Pirate" Costume
"Little Princess" Costume
Big Pink Bow
"Mad Alchemist" Costume
"Lil' Starlet" Costume
, and the upcoming
"Merry Munchkin" Costume
The pug can also hold a firework in its mouth with
You can rescue a bunch of Crithtos in
Crate of Kidnapped Puppies
Wowhead Weekly #53, Wild Bangerang Legion Leggings, Guide to Leveling Battle Pets
2015/09/26 at 12:40 PM
Wowhead Weekly #53 covers the newly-revealed BlizzCon goodies and everything about battle pets for the pet holiday!
Pet Battle Bonus Event
also runs through Monday and as it's a great time to powerlevel pets with the experience boost, we have a new guide by Serrinne:
Tips and Tricks to Level Battle Pets
Wowhead Weekly #48: BlizzCon!
2015/08/22 at 11:30 AM
Wowhead Weekly #48 covers all the BlizzCon 2015 and PTR updates!
Wowhead Weekly is a World of Warcraft podcast with Wowhead Site Manager
and Downtime Tuesday host
where all the recent Blizzard news and Wowhead developments are discussed. You can
subscribe to our YouTube Channel
to see every episode. We also livestream each episode Friday afternoons, starting at 6pm EST, on
. If you subscribe to our twitch channel, you can get Pepe and rocket emotes!
Downtime Tuesday #29, BlizzCon Goody Bag Revealed By Michele Morrow
2015/08/18 at 10:09 AM
Downtime Tuesday Episode 29 with
gives you a quick breakdown of what's new--Flying on the PTR, Timewalking Rewards, Legion updates and more!
BlizzCon 2015 Goody Bag was also revealed
by Virtual Ticket Cohost
and the main item is going to be a BlizzCon messenger bag! Check out the complete post for the unboxing video and some images.
Downtime Tuesday #25, Blizzcon Contest Signups, and Westfall Recreation
2015/07/21 at 11:20 AM
We have a new episode of Downtime Tuesday!
Downtime Tuesday Episode 25 with
covers Mercenary Mode, the Wowhead Blizzcon Party, and the upcoming addition of flying.
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