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What new modes should Overwatch do next? Recently we found out that Blizzard is putting a Deathmatch mode in Overwatch. A lot of players have wanted that mode forever, and now it’s coming. But that has me wondering — how many modes does Overwatch need? More importantly, at this point is it lacking anything you’d like it to have? Overwatch seems pretty diverse to...

Are you prepared for the Trial of Style? Transmog addicts rejoice — the Trial of Style is making its debut in World of Warcraft today! The Trial isn’t your usual mini-holiday, it’s a full fledged event that runs through Monday and includes in-game prizes. Transmog prizes, of course, purely cosmetic rewards. Compete against your fellow players to create beautiful transmogs and earn enough...




Can Heroes of the Storm survive without Blackthorne? Yes, Heroes of the Storm can survive without Blackthorne. In fact, it will likely prosper with or without him. I may be a touch eccentric but I’m not quite so far gone that I believe my enormous fanboy crush on a game from 1994 is going to make or break a modern MOBA. However, if I...

What do you want from Blizzard at Gamescom? Gamescom, one of the world’s biggest gaming conventions, starts next week — Tuesday, August 22nd — and in the past it’s seen some pretty big news out of Blizzard. It was at Gamescom that Blizzard announced Legion, for example, back in 2015. Now, more than two years after the announcement and almost a year since Legion launched,...

Are you buying StarCraft: Remastered today? It feels like almost no time at all has passed since Blizzard first announced StarCraft: Remastered, but here we are, ready and able to take the remaster for a spin. I admit, I never actually played the original campaign fully through — by the time I actually got into the StarCraft series, it was several...

Do you want a new expansion yet? I am probably pretty unusual in this because I really don’t want anything like a new expansion announced at Gamescom. I’m not even sure about BlizzCon this year. Do we need a new WoW expansion? I mean, logically yes, we will need a new one. We can’t be in Legion forever. But maybe this is...




What are your favorite things? We all play Blizzard’s games here — that’s why we’re reading (and in my case, writing for) a website about said games. And since we play and presumably like said games, there have to be things we like about them — favorite characters, maps, items, or other elements that stand out for us. In no...

What quests do you refuse to do? I still remember like it was yesterday. The first character I ever played was a Night Elf Druid and I was exploring Teldrassil. On my way to Dolanaar, I ran into a satyr who wanted me to go collect some random feathers and fangs for him. Ok, his name probably should have been a tip-off,...



What do you keep forgetting to do? I was super excited to see what the Deaths of Chromie scenario was all about. It sounded cool from its description alone, but after watching the short preview that took place after the patch 7.2.5 developer Q&A, I was even more keen on trying it than I’d already been. A classic whodunnit caper involving time...

What do you think the next World of Warcraft novel will be? It’s official – Christie Golden is writing another World of Warcraft novel. I’m ridiculously excited about this, because I’ve loved her work since I first picked up Lord of the Clans, the first Warcraft novel I ever read. But although we know another novel is in the works, we don’t know what it’s going to...

What do Twilight and the Starseeker mount say about WoW’s next expansion? Recently — and a surprisingly short time after they were decrypted — the Twilight battle pet and Luminous Starseeker mount were added to WoW as purchasable items. They’re totally adorable, and Blizzard likely made a lot of money within a few hours of them going live because who can resist kitties? But besides being super...

Would you like to see more World Quests? World Quests are something I do a lot in World of Warcraft, and as such, they’re something I think about a lot. With patch 7.3 fast approaching, I’m very curious about whether or not the ones we have will remain viable as content or if we’ll all switch over to the new Argus zones and...

Do you pay attention to Diablo’s story? I’ve been playing my Seasonal Hero in Diablo 3, trying to get the Seasonal Journey down. I noticed that the two new zones they added in patch 2.6 included a bit of weird story in the Temple of the Firstborn. When you get to Vidian (the bounty I had was to kill him) there’s a...

How easy is too easy? LFR difficulty has kind of a reputation. People from all walks of WoW visit it, so it’s at the mercy of the lowest common denominator. It has to be easy to account for all possible skill levels skill levels among the multitudes of players who queue up every day. Raiders make jokes and laugh when...

Have you been collecting class mounts? I may be just a little bit obsessed with collecting things in World of Warcraft. Pets, recipes, transmog gear, achievements, and of course the ever-elusive mounts. I’m not quite at Lord of the Reins level just yet, but I’m close. Needless to say I’ve been pretty happy with mounts so far in Legion. They aren’t...

Do you hop between games? Since I don’t raid much, I’m pretty much done with patch 7.2 in World of Warcraft. I could keep grinding for Nethershards for a small chance at a Titanforged upgrade, or I could run LFR and eventually run into that one player who gives me grief for momentarily missing a spell effect — “What are you,...