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News Roundup: On Upcoming Raid Nerfs, BlizzCon Tickets, New Support Site
2011/05/24 at 6:38 PM
Just a few new Blizzard posts today after earlier's
major update to the patch notes
, including a clarification on the decision behind the upcoming raid dungeon content nerfs. In addition, Blizzard reminds us of the upcoming (second) sale of BlizzCon tickets, available this Thursday. They've also launched a brand new support site, which allows users to submit tickets via a web interface instead of the clunky in-game method! Sounds awesome to me. :)
On 4.2 Raid Content Nerfs
I'm sure you guys noticed the
massive list of raid nerfs
coming in 4.2, intended to offer players easier access to content that they may not have gotten to experience. Blizzard has certainly learned from their past mistakes in making and then keeping content inaccessible and now wishes to keep content challenging while it's new and then as new content becomes available, gradually move previous content to a PUGable level. Is this a good thing? What do you guys think?
Plenty of people like the challenge, but not everyone has the ability or maybe even desire to be in a guild capable of tackling it right from the get-go.
Patch 4.1 Hotfixes (May 15 - 19)
2011/05/20 at 1:58 PM
A few big hotfixes were just announced for live today.
's AP coefficient has been reduced from 0.75 to 0.7.
has been reduced from 160% to 150% base weapon damage.
has been reduced in power by 20%.
now deals 25% less damage.
First Batch of BlizzCon Tickets
Also, as a quick reminder, BlizzCon tickets go on sale in less than 24 hours. Remember to get up prepared on Saturday!
Just in case May 21 isn't circled on your calendar, here's a quick reminder that BlizzCon 2011 tickets will be going on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. PT -- keep your eye on
the ticket sales page
tomorrow for the chance to get yours. If you are unable to purchase tickets tomorrow, a second batch will go on sale Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. PT. In addition, tic
BlizzCon 2011 Tickets Going On Sale May 21 & 25
2011/04/12 at 4:33 PM
Blizzard has just announced that
will go on sale
Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT
Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m
! Each ticket will cost
USD (yes, $25 more than last year) and can be purchased through the official
. BlizzCon 2011 will take place on October 21 and 22 this year. Tickets will also be available for the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, priced at $500 each.
Not planning on going to BlizzCon? Don't worry, you can still purchase the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket for online streaming coverage or the DIRECTV stream for televised HD content for $39.99 USD.
Mark your calendars! Tickets for BlizzCon 2011 will go on sale at on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT and on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. PDT through the official BlizzCon website (
). In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will go on sale Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. PDT. BlizzCon tickets will be available at $175 USD each, while tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner (which include admission to the show) will be priced at $500
BlizzCon 2011 Announced
2011/02/07 at 8:59 AM
It's that time again:
has been announced! On Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22, players from around the world will be able to once again return to the Anaheim Convention Center to participate in Blizzard's fan convention.
Right now there is no information on when tickets will be available, but rest assured as soon as we have that info we'll post it here!
What could be better than spending two days checking out the latest versions of Blizzard games, watching eSports tournaments, and chatting with developers alongside a few thousand of your closest friends? We couldn't think of anything either, so we're bringing BlizzCon back in 2011! That's right, BlizzCon will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22, and will feature an exciting mix of discussion panels, tournaments, hands-on gameplay, contests, and much more. Check out the announcement press release, and keep an eye on
in the months ahead for further details, including ticketing information.
Deathy the Murloc Animation Fix Coming Soon
2010/10/30 at 2:30 PM
Anyone who went to BlizzCon this year was probably just as excited as me to get home and enter the exclusive code to unlock this year's promotional item,
(found inside his very own
Smoldering Murloc Egg
). Many players ordered the online streams and will be receiving their pet in a matter of weeks. However, players who have already activated their codes and received a Deathy of their own have noticed that he acts a little... strange (for an apocalyptic murloc, that is).
For those of you who attended or watched BlizzCon 2010 and claimed a Deathy pet, you may have noticed that he’s acting strange. In fact, he seems to think he’s Grunty the Murloc Marine. This is an unintended consequence of the groupthink from which all murlocs suffer. Deathy will be undergoing an extensive rehabilitation program and should be acting appropriately destructive once his idol, Deathwing, shatters the world in an upcoming patch that will debut prior to the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
Unfortunately, this means that those of us who went to BlizzCon and already have our Deathy pets will have
Red Shirt Takes Command at BlizzCon, Schools Lore Team
2010/10/29 at 9:38 AM
I didn't have the chance to attend the Quests and Lore panel at BlizzCon since I was trapped in the Blizzard Store Line of Pain. This morning, however,
she who shall not be named
was reviewing her Yahoo news feed and asked me if I "saw the nerd pwn the Blizzard people at BlizzCon". When I said I hadn't, she played the following video:
For confirmation, you need look no further than our database!
I'm not super-deep into the lore of the game, but I am a fan of consistency. Way to keep Blizzard in check, Red Shirt Guy, and way to disprove the stereotype that all people in red shirts are cannon fodder for away missions.
The Weekly Marmot - Blizzcon 2010 Wrap-up
2010/10/27 at 7:15 PM
This week I go over some of my thoughts about Blizzcon. What was cool? What wasn't so cool? What can they do to make it even better in the future?
BlizzCon 2010 Recap and Summary
2010/10/26 at 3:02 AM
So the team is straggling back in from BlizzCon, and slowly but surely catching up on our sleep and resuming our normal duties!
For those of you who are looking for our minute-by-minute coverage, you can find it on our
page. If, however, you're looking for a recap and summary of the festivities—and of course all the pictures we took—then this is the place!
Check after the break for thoughts, news (summarized in a more readable format), and pics!
BlizzCon 2010 Live Blog Wrap-Up
2010/10/23 at 6:24 PM
BlizzCon Live Blog
coverage is complete for this year! We're still going to be covering events on the floor, but the panels are done.
If you're still interested in following our BlizzCon exploits, check in on our updates on
! The Wowhead staff Twitter roster is below:
And of course
, even though he doesn't technically work for us anymore.
Diablo III Open Q&A
2010/10/23 at 4:26 PM
We'll be live-blogging the D3 open Q&A shortly. The WoW art panel is going on as well, and Miyari is taking pictures for us to post later.
Updates will appear below!
PvP Wizards (2010 BlizzCon Arena Discussion)
2010/10/23 at 3:35 PM
Congrats to CompLexity.Red for an AMAZING performance against *aAa*! A last-second kill of *aAa*'s lock in round four allows C.R to close out this incredible tournament 3-1 in the finals, and they take home $75,000 and championship rings as a grand prize! *aAa* takes home $30,000 in prize money, and LightZ CaMerA ActioN rolls into a strong 3rd for $15,000 in prize money. Congrats to all!
Original post follows below...
DUDE. Me? Loving PvP? What?
You know, I've never been a big PvP guy, but this? The BlizzCon WoW Tournament Stage? This is pretty damn sweet. I mean c'mon, announcers? Play-by-play? Gladiator-like cheering? I could get into this! And that's just the start...
World of Warcraft Open Q&A
2010/10/23 at 3:05 PM
The WoW Open Q&A will be starting at 1:30 Pacific! Come and join us here for updates as we go.
The updates will appear below!
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