Ion Hazzikostas

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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...

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.




Update: Argus won’t have flying, now or in the future Update: Sorry, everyone. In a developer Q&A Ion Hazzikostas repeated what Ornyx said in September: we are definitely not getting flying in Argus.

Liveblog: Legion developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas Today starting at 1PM CDT there’s a scheduled World of Warcraft: Legion Q&A with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, and we’re here to liveblog it. They plan to address 7.3 mainly, but also any general questions or concerns about Legion as a whole.

WoW Live Developer Q&A Thursday, October 5th with Ion Hazzikostas This Thursday it's time for another Live Developer Q&A. At 11 AM Pacific, head to the Warcraft Twitch channel and join World of Warcraft's Game Director Ion Hazzikostas as he answers questions about patch 7.3.

BlizzCon 2017: Pre-show Videos highlight cosplay, WoW year in review and more BlizzCon is still more than a month away, but that just means we’re getting hyped. Blizzard is helping out with that hype with the BlizzCon 2017 pre-show.




Differing raid philosophies make balancing the extremes difficult Tomb of Sargeras has been doing well so far. The fights seem fairly well-designed with enough variety to make different roles happy.

How the Netherlight Crucible isn’t just Reforging 2.0 During the recent World of Warcraft: Legion Q&A session, Ion Hazzikostas spoke briefly with community manager Lore about a system we all remember fondly. Reforging went the way of the dodo before we set foot on Draenor, and its removal has been a point of debate ever since.



WoW Patch 7.3 Live Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas Thursday at 11 a.m. PDT As we get closer to taking the fight to the Legion on planet Argus with patch 7.3, you may have questions about how the patch is going to affect your favorite class, spec, or beloved insanity-inducing Artifact. If so, you’re in luck because WoW Game Director Ion Hazzikostas will be answering your 7.3 questions live on...

Patch 7.2 Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas liveblog In just a few short minutes, another Legion Q&A will be kicking off on Twitch. Game Director Ion Hazzikostas will be answering previously-submitted questions on all things Patch 7.2.

Developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas set for April 27 This Thursday, April 27th, we’ll be getting another Developer Q&A with World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas. It will be on the Warcraft Twitch channel, and they’ll be taking a look back at Patch 7.2 since its release, answering your questions about what they’re up to for just about anything involved in the patch...

WoW patch 7.2: Mobs scaling with ilevel is intended Update: After a mountain of negative feedback, Blizzard has dialed down scaling. While outdoor mobs still scale based on your ilevel, they scale a lot less than they used to.

Ask Ion Hazzikostas your Legion questions on Thursday, February 23 The next Legion developer Q&A is just around the corner, with Ion Hazzikostas hitting Twitch next week to answer your questions. These monthly Q&A sessions have been packed with game info, and we’re looking forward to picking Ion’s brain next week.

Watcher discusses Artifact Power design and changes coming in 7.2 If you’ve been grinding your way through your Artifact Traits, you’ve probably aware that the Artifact Power needed to get later traits doesn’t increase as sharply as it did at earlier levels. This can leave you well behind your peers if you aren’t spending a ton of time at the AP grind.

Soon you’ll be able to get Legion flying with Broken Isles Pathfinder achievements Remember the flying controversy around Warlords of Draenor? When Blizzard said, before release, that we’d be able to fly in Draenor after launch (possibly as late as patch 6.1)?

WoW’s Legendaries are about to get buffed and nerfed You may have sensed change was coming to WoW’s Legendary philosophy during last week’s Q&A, where the subject of Legendaries came up more than once. The problem, as anyone with bad Legendary luck knows, is that some Legendary items are just better than others.