We've been wondering for a while what World of Warcraft's patch 8.3 would be about, especially after the end of the War Campaign in patch 8.2.5, and now we know.
We will likely be getting the patch 8.2 PTR soon (patent pending) according to a new interview PC Gamer just published with Ion Hazzikostas, the game director of World of Warcraft. That's big enough on its own, but the interview covers a lot of ground: also Ion talks about lessons learned from Battle for Azeroth, how the Heart of Azeroth will change in patch 8.2, how Blizzard designs big open world content zones in the wake of the Timeless Isle and Argus, and a lot more.
If you’ve been chasing T’paartos’ look, rejoice, for you will finally be able to hide your chest armor
During the Q&A on March 21, Ion Hazzikostas answered a question about transmog that, had I not been lying on my back in intense pain and thus not watching the Q&A at that time, would have immediately put a big dumb smile on my face.
After the World of Warcraft What's Next panel, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas took 10 minutes out of his busy schedule to talk (briefly) with BlizzCon hosts Michelle Morrow and Alex Albrecht about the upcoming patch, Tides of Vengeance.
Now that we're finally past the launch of Battle for Azeroth and patch 8.1 is on the PTR for testing, Ion Hazzikostas sat down with Forbes Magazine and did an interview post-mortem on the launch and how Blizzard feels it went.
Just to be frank, I've had difficulties with Azerite Armor pieces.
Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas and Community Manager Josh Allen did a Q&A today to address everything from balance hotfixes, scaling issues, and Azerite gear being locked to whoever looted it.
Patch 8.0 brought together several changes to player stats, mob scaling, and sharding (the technical wizardry used to separate players).
There was an IGN stream at this year's E3 with World of Warcraft Production Director John Hight, and a slip of the tongue made there has gained so much traction that Ion Hazzikostas had to deny it on last Thursday's live Q&A on the Warcraft Twitch channel.
In last week's Battle for Azeroth alpha update, several players noticed that combat felt a bit...