Moira and latest Mercy changes now live in Overwatch with latest patch notes First announced at BlizzCon 2017, new Support hero Moira is now live in Overwatch on both consoles and PC. Moira is an agent of Talon who plays somewhat akin to a Discipline Priest in WoW.
Blizzard Watch Ep. 145: Why can’t we all just get along? Welcome to episode 145 of Blizzard Watch’s podcast! In this episode Matt, Anne, and Mitch have plenty to say on the games of Blizzard Entertainment while answering your reader emails.
What does WoW character creation need? I’ve always liked WoW’s character models, but truthfully WoW is really lacking compared to other MMOs. The character update that came with Warlords of Draenor definitely helped bring personality and realness to the characters, however, they could use so much more.
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Blizzard learned from the mistakes of Artifacts to make the Heart of Azeroth As they plan a new expansion, the World of Warcraft developers look at the current expansion’s systems. They ask themselves what worked, what didn’t and how they can use those answers to make the next expansion better. It’s one of the things which produces the signature Blizzard shine and brings me back to their games again...
Why doesn’t WoW have its own player toxicity strike team? Overwatch has gotten a bit of a reputation for toxicity. It’s so bad that the developers recently organized an anti-toxicity strike team to combat the growing problem and find ways to make the game’s community better for everyone.
Do hybrid characters make you more likely to try new roles? Alexstrasza recently hit the Nexus, and Moira will be joining the live Overwatch roster in the near future. Both of them — the latter especially — are technically Support characters, but both of them also can dish out a bit of damage if need be.
WoW Live Developer Q&A today will cover patch 7.3.5, Antorus, and BlizzCon We’ll be getting another Live Developer Q&A today with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas. He’ll be discussing a variety of Legion questions including the upcoming raid and patch 7.3.5, as well as questions about the announcements from BlizzCon.
Get a Kobolds and Catacombs pack from this week’s Hearthstone brawl If you want to get a head start on collecting Kobolds and Catacombs cards (without spending $50 to pre-order a batch of new cards), you can grab a single pack by playing this week’s Hearthstone Tavern Brawl: Treasure in the Catacombs. And, fortunately, it’s a Brawl anyone can get in on, even without a beefy...
What the heck is happening with Vol’jin in Battle for Azeroth? Vol’jin’s death at the beginning of Legion was devastating on a number of levels. Not only did the Horde lose its then-Warchief, but he was also killed by a lowly minion — not exactly the epic death Varian received.
Battle for Azeroth will not have traditional raid tier sets Tier sets have been a staple of World of Warcraft raiding since the game first introduced players to raiding, all the way back with Molten Core. With Antorus, we’ll be seeing the arrival of the twenty-first raid tier set — which will apparently also be the last traditional tier set we see.
“Honor and Glory” Director’s Commentary provides great insight into the cinematic If you were wondering what the story is behind Overwatch‘s “Honor and Glory” cinematic that premiered at BlizzCon this year, wonder no longer! Blizzard’s just released a Director’s Commentary version of it, with director Ben Dai explaining what was going on when the team created the beautiful cinematic.
How did Blizzard’s Hallow’s End events treat you? Yesterday officially concluded the last of Blizzard’s Hallow’s End event, with Heroes of the Storm‘s celebration ending a decent bit after both World of Warcraft and Overwatch‘s. If you’re me, this meant you spent a ton of Shards crafting all the Hallow’s End stuff you didn’t earn from Loot Chests.
Overwatch interview with Jeff Kaplan and Bill Warnecke talks Mercy, Moira, and more There’s still a lot of info to parse through thanks to BlizzCon 2017, and a lot of that info comes courtesy of interviews, which take a bit of time to transcribe. One such interview occurred between Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan, Lead Software Engineer Bill Warnecke, and Reddit moderators turikk and BoozyPelican.