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Blizzard Announces Appearance at GamesCom 2013

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Diablo 3 News, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

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Blizzard Entertainment announced their attendance to the 2013 GamesCom in Cologne, Germany through August 21-25.

Now this is kinda awesome in a few ways. This event takes place less than three months before BlizzCon (November 8-9).

Just a few days ago, San Diego Comic Con attendees had the opportunity to play Diablo III (PS3). GamesCom attendees are likely going to play the latest build just prior to the game shipping (September 3).

However, GamesCom might have a few surprises that could breath-take fans.

For example, Blizzard revealed the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Opening Cinematic at GamesCom 2012 (August 15-19).

GamesCom 2011 spawned Diablo III screenshots, Diablo III Interviews, Diablo III Inferno-Mode, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm single-player screenshots, World of Warcraft Patch 4.3 details and even Blizzard DOTA info (now Blizzard All-Stars).

Something to note is that Diablo III Beta started a month later on September 20, 2011.

In the 2010 GamesCom, Blizzard invited key press journalists to discuss a secret feature of Diablo III with Jay Wilson.

Speculation

It isn’t Blizzplanet unless I wrap up with a round of speculations. As you can see, based on past precedents, this 2013 GamesCom might have a few surprises under Blizzard’s sleeve. Could Duncan Jones and Thomas Tull make a surprise appearance to reveal more about the Warcraft film? Hearthstone Opening Cinematic? Hearthstone demo stations|screenshots|gameplay video|interviews? Blizzard All-Stars tease? Only time will tell.

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Blizzard Entertainment will be at gamescom 2013, the world’s biggest games convention, taking place August 21-25. Join us there for the latest news on our games, great entertainment, and fantastic competitions with great prizes!
We’ll be at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany to meet players from across Europe and the world and give everyone a chance to play our latest games. All kinds of entertainment will also be on offer to visitors to the Blizzard booth (B40 in Hall 7): show matches, live music, quizzes, competitions and much more.

You can find out more about this incredible games show, including how to attend, here.

Making a welcome return to gamescom will be our celebrated costume and dance contests. Always wanted to appear on stage as a witch doctor, a pandaren monk, or a Protoss Zealot? Or are you brave enough to show off your goblin, night elf or tauren dance moves? This is your big chance! In the coming days we’ll have signups ready so you can reserve your place in the contests, but for now you can already start stitching, welding and practicing.

Stand by for more contest information, prizes, a full schedule, and details on what you can play, see and watch with Blizzard at gamescom 2013! — source

 
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Activision Blizzard Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results Conference Announced

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Activision Blizzard, Diablo 3 News, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Activision Blizzard announced the upcoming Second Quarter 2013 Financial results will take place on August 1, 2013.

activision-blizzard-logoSANTA MONICA, Calif. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) intends to release its second quarter 2013 results after the close of the market on Thursday, August 1, 2013 . In conjunction with this release, Activision Blizzard will host a conference call that will be broadcast over the Internet.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

1:30 p.m. Pacific Time ( 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time )

To listen to the call, please log onto:

http://investor.activision.com/events.cfm

Or dial:

U.S. and Canada : 888-339-3466

International: 719-325-2309

Passcode: 3585535

Anyone planning to dial in to the call should RSVP to Pam Beaver at:

E-mail: PBeaver@activision.com

 

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The Forge is now The Arena (Hearthstone Livestream)

Written by Travis Morrow on . Posted in Blizzard Entertainment, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Eric Dodds and Ben Brode explored the ever changing nature of Hearthstone today during an hour long livesteam. The duo began their commentary explaining that the Forge has been renamed to the Arena to avoid confusion with Hearthstone’s card crafting system. The change reflects internal testing done by the Hearthstone team and also better captures the spirit of the game mode.

After the name announcement, Dodds began to comb the Twitch stream for questions while Brode entered the Arena to build a deck.

Building an Arena deck is entirely random. Players are presented with a choice of three heroes from the game’s total of nine. Afterward, the building process guides players through deck construction with cards suited for the selected hero. In the livestream Dodds and Brode selected Jaina Proudmoore, the mage.

Players have 30 choices to make the deck, each choice being between three random cards. The proceeding choices are not influenced by previous choices: i.e., selecting Ice Lance does not increase the likelihood of seeing a Frostbolt or Water Elemental. Any rarity of card can appear for selection. The maximum number of card duplicates in a deck is removed, allowing for three or more of any card.

At any point during deck construction players can leave the Arena and return later, picking up exactly where they left off. The same is true once a deck has been made. Players that leave a game in progress, either by closing Hearthstone or disconnecting, are given a loss. The duo acknowledged that accidental disconnects are a problem the development team is addressing.

Dodds and Brode emphasized that careful selection of cards is key to success in the arena. Deck strategies can change quickly as different cards are presented.

Once a deck is built players enter a match queue against opponents of equal success with their decks. The games progress as normal. Each win, however, improves the quality of a player’s Arena Key, to a current maximum of nine wins. The key is used to unlock a chest in Hearthstone’s Arena that gives rewards. The value of the rewards can vary but it always includes at least one card pack for the standard play mode.

Players can retire successful decks at any time. After three losses, a deck is forcibly retired and the player’s key unlocks the Arena chest automatically.

Dodds and Brode played two games during the livestream. The first was a decisive victory against Uther the Lightbringer. The second game was closer and resulted in a loss to Valera Sanguinar. A game was attempted between against Garrosh Hellscream but networking issues caused the session to crash.

Dodds and Brode unlocked their chest at the end of the livestream, displaying the process and rewards. They received three bags of five gold, ten arcane dust, and a booster pack. While the rewards from the chest were initially unimpressive, the booster pack of five cards contained two rares and a golden version of the legendary minion Cairne Bloodhoof.

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Hearthstone – The Forge to be Livestream July 26

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone community manager Zeriyah will livestream The Forge feature this upcoming Friday at 10am PDT via Twitch.tv. However, there are surprises to be found. Whatever you saw of the Forge before no longer holds true. New changes to the Forge have been implemented in this Hearthstone build. Don’t miss the livestream.

Zeriyah: Join us on Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. PDT for our first-ever live stream of The Forge on the Hearthstone Twitch.tv channel at http://www.twitch.tv/playhearthstone. Our designers will take you into the burning heart of this alternative game mode, showing you how to hone your deck-building skills into a weapon of absolute dueling dominance. Will our card choices align with yours? You’ll have to watch to find out!

Along with taking you further into The Forge than ever before, we’ll also be talking about some of the exciting changes we’ve made to the mode since we first unveiled it.
Learn more about Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on the official site, and stop by the forums to take part in the discussion. Opt in to the beta on Battle.net here.

*Warning: The heroes of Hearthstone are unable to be honed or sharpened in the literal sense. Please do not drag them over a whetstone, trim them down, or insert them into an actual forge for smithing purposes.

 

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World of Warcraft PTR 5.4 – NPCs Play Hearthstone Board Game

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, World of Warcraft News

The recent World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PTR 5.4 build added the Hearthstone board game. NPCs can be found outside the Vale of Eternal Blossoms cities playing the board game.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft beta testing will start sometime during Summer 2013. Just a matter of time. Learn more about Hearthstone through the Blizzplanet’s PAX East 2013 coverage and the official Hearthstone website.

I’m not sure if the NPC names are related to Blizzard Entertainment developers or if the intention was other. I do know there are a few developers that match those NPC names:

  • Kat might stand for Kat Hunter (Former Blizzard Licensing Project Manager, currently Senior E-Commerce Manager)
  • Evangelia — Evangelia Dendramis (Front End Web Developer)
  • Mr. Creasy — Ryan Creasy (Senior Reliability Engineer II)
  • Andy — simply too many Andrew(s) at Blizzard to figure out which.


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BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT AND NETEASE, INC. TO BRING HEARTHSTONE: HEROES OF WARCRAFT TO MAINLAND CHINA

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase signed a three-year contract to publish Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in mainland China. This deal is signed so-to-speak in the eve of Hearthstone beta testing which was announced to start some time during the Summer 2013.

Deceptively simple, insanely fun free-to-play strategy card game from the creators of Warcraft® coming to PC and iPad®

SHANGHAI, CHINA—July 8, 2013—Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase, Inc. today announced an agreement to license Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™ to a NetEase, Inc. affiliate in mainland China for a term of three years.

The companies have been collaborating since 2008 to bring Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®, StarCraft® II, and Battle.net® gaming platform to Chinese gamers. Today’s announcement further enhances the partnership between Blizzard and NetEase and promotes a consistent level of quality and service in mainland China for all Blizzard games involved in the partnership.

Announced in March, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is Blizzard’s new free-to-play strategy card game for Windows®, Macintosh®, and iPad®. In Hearthstone, players take on the role of legendary heroes from the Warcraft universe, playing spells and minions from customized card decks. Matches are fast-paced and friendly, with players dueling for fun, glory, and the chance to win awesome new cards.

“Hearthstone represents everything we love about games—it’s easy to pick up and play, it has a lot of personality and depth, and it’s just pure fun,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re putting a lot of focus into delivering a Blizzard-quality free-to-play experience with Hearthstone, and we know gamers in China will have a blast playing it.”

“We are very excited to be bringing a new game to China from Blizzard, and we believe Hearthstone will be a hit with gamers here,” said William Ding, CEO and founder of NetEase Inc. “We’re working closely with Blizzard to prepare everything needed for launching Hearthstone in China, and we look forward to providing players with another great gaming experience.”

Deceptively simple but epically engaging, Hearthstone will be instantly accessible to players regardless of their familiarity with Warcraft or collectible card games. Anyone who picks up the game will be able to jump right in and start winning cards and building their collection. For players who prefer to expand their collection a little faster, card packs can be purchased via an in-game store.

With hundreds of cards to choose from, featuring a wide range of colorful Warcraft spells, weapons, and characters, players will have limitless possibilities for developing and fine-tuning their deck-building strategies. Further details about Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be announced as development progresses.

 

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Hearthstone – Crafting Preview

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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The Hearthstone website has a preview to explain how the crafting system works.

You can buy Expert cards with gold or realm-money. There are 4 types of Expert Cards: Common, Rare, Epic and Legendary. Each of these can be disenchanted into Arcane Dust.

With this Crafting System you go find the card you want for your collection and spend Arcane Dust to acquire it.

Players can also enhance the appearance of their cards with Arcane Dust to make Golden versions. The cards get beautiful frames, and even special animations which set them apart from normal cards. At this point these are for aesthetic and bragging purposes. There is no enhancement or benefit to them.

The new Hearthstone Crafting page offers some examples of the cost of each type of card. Numbers aren’t final.

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What’s Cooking in the Hearthstone? – New Cards Preview

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone community manager Zeriyah (Christina Sims) posted an article recently titled “What’s Cooking in the Hearthstone?“.

Card updates: We’re constantly tweaking cards to get them just right. Here are some highlights of cards that have recently gotten a facelift:

  • Vaporize now triggers when an enemy minion attacks your hero.

  • Illidan Stormrage redesigned—you may want to grab some fire resistance gear for this change. For 6 mana, Illidan is a 7/6 minion that has the ability: “Whenever you play a card, summon a 2/1 Flame of Azzinoth.”

  • Onyxia has a new power: “Battlecry: Summon 1/1 Whelps until your side of the battlefield is full.” Many whelps! Handle it!

  • Mind Vision now costs 1 mana and copies a card from your opponent’s hand.

  • Mind Control Tech has lost his mind and has built a new, more polished one. His new power reads: “Battlecry: If your opponent has 4 or more minions, gain control of one at random.

 

Among the new cards previewed by Zeriyah are:

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Fireside Duel: Rogue vs Druid

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment unleashed a new Fireside Duel video featuring the Rogue vs Druid. Check out the full article.

Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free-to-play strategy card game for Windows, Macintosh, and iPad. Designed to be deceptively simple and epically engaging for players of all backgrounds, Hearthstone features quick and lively duels that evoke the spirit of a friendly match played beside a crackling tavern fire.

Each player’s card deck centers around a hero representing one of nine iconic Warcraft classes, customized with a set of minions, spells, and/or weapons based on individual strategy and available cards. Players will be able to hone their skills in practice matches against the computer, and when they’re ready for the challenge, they can take on their Battle.net friends and other players in friendly duels. To further develop their decks, players will be able to acquire cards by crafting them and by winning or purchasing new card packs. With hundreds of unique cards to choose from, the potential card combinations and possible strategies are endless!

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Blizzard Entertainment Careers – Job Openings – May-21-2013

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Entertainment, Diablo 3 News, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

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Blizzard Entertainment Careers Team have posted new job openings these past days. Recently, Blizzard Entertainment was ranked #6 America’s Ideal Employers 2013 by Universum after a survey with the participation of over 65,000 students. Join one of the best employers in United States and the World.

Follow the links below to submit your resume at the appropriate page:

Looking for a different position? No sweat. These above are just the newest ones. Over 80 job openings available at Blizzard Entertainment here. Look for the navigation bar to search Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania job openings.


Language Tester, Italian

Quality Assurance – Irvine, CA

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for intelligent and highly motivated multilingual game testers to help test our games in Italian. Job duties include documenting bugs, working closely with a team of translators, testing games for hours upon hours. An ideal candidate is a hardcore gamer with a localization background, or an individual with a higher education in a language-related discipline, who is good at both finding bugs and describing them in an organized and clear fashion. language testers must be able to work full-time at our headquarters in Irvine, California. Applicants must also be available to work extended hours and weekends when necessary, to meet project deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • Review the Italian translation of Blizzard Entertainment games.
  • Ensure consistency with the glossary between games and other projects.
  • Perform quality assurance for Blizzard Entertainment games and other projects.
  • Review localized material and provide regular feedback to project leads and supervisors.
  • Handle other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Passion for video games and linguistics
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in both Italian and English
  • Excellent knowledge of fantasy, and / or science fiction worlds and an understanding of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Willing to work extended hours
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Strong motivation and a high level of commitment

Pluses

  • Previous experience in video game localization or video game quality assurance
  • Higher education in language-related disciplines, and / or work experience as a professional translator
  • Excellent knowledge of Blizzard Entertainment games

Applicants must submit (i) a cover letter (with language proficiency), (ii) a resume, and (iii) a mock game analysis of their latest favorite video game in English and Italian. Only resumes with cover letters and game analyses will be considered.

  • The game analysis should demonstrate applicant’s understanding of the game play mechanics and relationships to the design and implementation of the game.
  • The game analysis should be on either a computer game or console game. Please limit the game analysis to no longer than 5 pages (the average length of an analysis is approximately 3 pages).
  • This game analysis should not be a game made by Blizzard Entertainment.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 


Customer Service – In-Game Services

Office – Irvine, CA

Customer support representatives or game masters (GMs) are service specialists supporting Blizzard Entertainment customers via phone, web chat, and email within the game environment and on account related issues. Through problem identification, troubleshooting, education and resolution, GMs are required to provide innovative and exceptional customer handling following Tier I Empowerment Guidelines. As a key member of customer service, GMs are expected to maintain Blizzard’s culture of excellence and commitment to quality in every aspect of their work.

Responsibilities

  • Provide first contact resolution of customer issues via phone, web chat, and e-mail.
  • Deliver timely and accurate responses to customer questions and requests.
  • Take personal ownership of customer requests and maintain accountability for follow-through.
  • Provide exceptional customer experience as measured through customer surveys.
  • Maintain productivity that meets or exceeds departmental goals for Tier I.
  • Perform account maintenance, data entry, and order processing functions.
  • Display a professional, positive, and enthusiastic demeanor to employees and customers.
  • Learn and review departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provide proactive customer communication via phone, chat, or email when necessary.
  • Maintain accurate account of hours worked and report any discrepancy in a timely manner.
  • Maintain security and confidentiality of Blizzard internal information and customer / account information.
  • Respond to general customer inquiries.
  • Identify, update, and report on interface or game mechanic issues.
  • Provide for restoration of character / item losses of low complexity.
  • Investigate reports of player harassment or inappropriate behavior.
  • Investigate and communicate reports of service outages.
  • Escalate and communicate any customer well-being issues.
  • Escalate or refer issues beyond the scope of Tier I training and duties.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced, ever changing, high-volume environment
  • Comfort with using telephony related hardware and software
  • Flexible to work rotating shifts
  • Strong customer service and written communication skills
  • A minimum of 1 year experience handling customers within service / technical fields
  • Basic computer and typing skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office
  • Successful criminal background check may be required if allowed by local law

Pluses

  • Previous call center or direct customer-facing experience
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Drive for self-improvement
  • Passion for supporting gamers

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 


Associate Producer / Producer

Office: Irvine, CA

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a producer to join our support systems engineering team. Support systems engineering is a 100% agile software development group currently using the Scrum framework. In this position, the producer will be empowered as the product owner for one of our Scrum development teams. The ideal candidate has a passion for product development and a natural aptitude for business.

Responsibilities

  • Meticulously maintain a product backlog that represents the product’s vision and roadmap with a focus on customer and business needs.
  • Build and maintain relationships with customers from all levels and job positions within the company.
  • Communicate a clear vision and release plan for the assigned product(s).
  • Actively manage expectations, results, and forward progress for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Determine and report on product return on investment.
  • Provide regular reporting of product scope, schedule, progress, and planning.
  • Promote a collaborative environment for development, user experience and quality assurance to deliver successful products within.

Requirements

  • Strong desire to be a part of and contribute to a team environment
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Passion for user experience
  • Previous experience in product development
  • Able to set and manage business priorities judiciously
  • A demonstrable understanding of marketing techniques
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and associated activities
  • Possess a strong understanding of agile development methodologies, particularly Scrum
  • Clear ability to manage a range of different personality types in a facilitative and professional manner
  • Superior listening, written, and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to plan, execute, and complete project activities to achieve high quality results
  • Able to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical personnel

Pluses

  • Experience creating mock-ups, workflows, wireframes, and / or prototypes
  • Product Owner Certification
  • PMP Certification

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 


Associate Producer – Locatization

Office – Irvine, CA

The Blizzard Entertainment Localization team is looking for an associate producer (AP) to support the localization of text, audio, and video assets for Blizzard game titles, as well as, the localization of support services initiatives that accompany the launches of those titles. The ideal candidate has superior organizational and communication skills, three years of localization-related experience on a AAA title, fluency in one or more non-English languages, strong technical skills, and in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games. For more information, check out the posting.

The associate producer’s primary responsibilities will be assigned by the localization production staff, and involve hands-on localization tasks within game clients as they ramp up for release. Other responsibilities will be to organize and execute localization requests for support services teams, such as, community, PR, web, video and post production, etc., whether via Blizzard’s internal localization teams or its external vendor partners. The AP will also work with localization QA to champion localized product quality and the platform services project management team to ensure transparent and proactive communication to all relevant project stakeholders. Secondary responsibilities will be to challenge and champion the tools and initiatives designed to assist the department in running as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Requirements

  • Passion for video games
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work under tight deadlines
  • A minimum of 3 years’ localization-related product development experience on a AAA title
  • Willing and able to travel internationally as needed
  • Team-oriented with the ability to work independently
  • Computer literate and familiar with MS Office products

Pluses

  • Understanding of the complete localization life-cycle
  • Fluency in one or more non-English language(s)
  • Experience with MS Project
  • Above-average knowledge of Blizzard and its games
  • Working knowledge of database and version control software
  • Working knowledge of audio, graphic, and movie file types and applications

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 


Network Engineer

IT – Network Operations
Office – Irvine, CA

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly motivated and skilled network engineer to join our network operations engineering team. The ideal candidate possesses a high level of experience with cutting-edge network platforms. The network engineer must be efficient and organized while working in a self-directed team environment.

Responsibilities

  • Design, install, and operate LAN / WAN network infrastructure.
  • Perform network performance tuning and administration.
  • Research new technologies including software and hardware, based on business requirements.
  • Provision and deploy new routers / switches / security platforms in current or new data centers.
  • Document operational processes and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain network topology diagrams for all networks.
  • Troubleshoot and locate root causes of network incidents.
  • Mentor network administrators and technicians.
  • Participate in production support and in on-call duties.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with enterprise-level or service provider network design and support
  • Excellent knowledge of TCP / IP protocol
  • Knowledge of application flows, packet capture, and analysis
  • Extensive experience with network routing protocol like BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP
  • Extensive experience with Cisco routing and switching
  • Knowledge and experience of public and private peering
  • Security experience with Cisco and Juniper firewalls
  • Experience with network monitoring tools
  • Experience with load balancer solution
  • In-depth understanding of network H / W architecture
  • Superior troubleshooting skills

Pluses

  • A degree in computer science or a related field.
  • Comfortable with Linux / UNIX
  • Network certification(CCIE,JNCIE)
  • Experience with supporting MySQL and Oracle
  • Experience with SAN switching

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 
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Universum Ranks Blizzard Entertainment #6 America’s Ideal Employers 2013

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Diablo 3 News, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

The global leader in employer branding since 1988, Universum, surveyed over 65,000 students in United States of America.

Universum published the results of the American Student Survey (run through December 2012 to March 2013) which reveal how students perceive organizations as employers in United States.

Blizzard Entertainment figured as #6 in the survey ranking.

#1 Google
#2 Microsoft
#3 Apple
#4 IBM
#5 Amazon
#6 Blizzard Entertainment

It’s time to visit the Blizzard Entertainment Careers page and to submit resumes. At the top of the page you may navigate job postings in America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

The full list of the top 100 Employers surveyed by Universum can be found here.

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Hearthstone – Warrior Card Reveal: Commanding Shout

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard posted a new card reveal from Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft online CCG. The Warrior class’ Commanding Shout card is able to protect your minion cards from certain death by giving each of them the ability to not go below 1 health for one turn.

That means if the opponent casts an AOE ability that would usually kill all your minions, this card prevents them from dying, and allows you one more round of attacks.

In addition, Blizzard presents two new cards: Amani Berserker and Rampage, providing a few scenarios that can be played in conjunction with Commanding Shout to surprise your opponents with powerhouse minions. Check out the full preview.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Void of Terror

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, World of Warcraft News

Blizzard Entertainment revealed one of the cards available in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft as a Warlock class … the Void Terror.

The Void Terror casts Battlecry — which destroys the minions on either side of this minion and gains their Attack and Health.

That’s a pretty intimidating card there. Basically, if you had three minions with 3 health each and 3 attack each, then dropped a Void Terror card on the table, your Void Terror turns into a powerhouse.

The Void Terror has 3 Health, 3 Energy and 3 Health. The example above would transform the Void Terror into a 12 Health, and 12 Attack minion.

According to Blizzard, the Void Terror can absorb AOE spells such as Hellfire, which can cripple a deck filled with small minions.

The Hellfire card uses 4 mana, and deals 3 damage to ALL characters.

The new page explains which other cards can make the use of the Void Terror very interesting and efficient against your opponent.

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Poll of Power

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, World of Warcraft News

Blizzard Entertainment is readying up to post more Class previews of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. One thing, though … they have no clue which class to preview next. Can you help Blizzard decide which Class to preview?

Among the poll options are: Warrior, Warlock and Shaman. Choose your poison from this Poll of Power.

Fortune favors the informed! You are, no doubt, brimming with curiosity about the powers, cards, and abilities that Hearthstone’s heroes will be wielding in the course of dueling for card-o-logical supremacy. Exert your will across the aether and cast your vote below to learn more about the tricks and tools that will be at the beck and call of your favored fighter in the poll below.

 

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Hearthstone – Warrior Cards

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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Basic Cards
Cost
Charge0
Whirlwind1
Execute1
Cleave2
Fiery War Axe2
Heroic Strike2
Shield Block3
Warsong Commander3
Kor'kron Elite4
Arcanite Reaper5
Expert Cards
Cost
Disenchant into:
Craft with:
Inner Rage0 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Shield Slam1 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Upgrade!1 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Armorsmith2 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Commanding Shout2 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Battle Rage2 40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Cruel Taskmaster2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Rampage2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Slam2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Frothing Berserker3 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Mortal Strike4 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Arathi Weaponsmith4 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Brawl5 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Gorehowl7 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Grommash Hellscream8 400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon1600 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon

Hearthstone – Warlock Cards

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Basic Cards
Cost
Sacrificial Pact
Soulfire
Corruption
Mortal Coil
Voidwalker
Succubus
Drain Life
Shadow Bolt
Hellfire
Dread Infernal
Expert Cards
Cost
Disenchant into:
Craft with:
Blood Imp1 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Flame Imp1 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Power Overwhelming1 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Demonfire2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Felguard3 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Void Terror3 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Sense Demons3 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Pit Lord4 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Shadowflame4 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Summoning Portal4 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Bane of Doom5 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Doomguard5 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Siphon Soul6 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Twisting Nether8 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Lord Jaraxxus9 400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon1600 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon

Hearthstone – Rogue Cards

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Basic Cards
Cost
Backstab0
Deadly Poison1
Sinister Strike1
Shiv2
Sap2
Fan of Knives3
Assassin's Blade5
Assassinate5
Vanish6
Sprint7
Expert Cards
Cost
Disenchant into:
Craft with:
Preparation0 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Shadowstep0 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Cold Blood1 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Conceal1 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Patient Assassin2 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Blade Flurry2 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Betrayal2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Defias Ringleader2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Eviscerate2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Edwin VanCleef3 400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon1600 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Headcrack3 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Perdition's Blade3 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
SI:7 Agent3 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Master of Disguise4 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Kidnapper6 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon

Hearthstone – Mage Cards

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Basic Cards
Cost
Mirror Image1
Arcane Missiles1
Frost Nova2
Frostbolt2
Arcane Explosion2
Arcane Intellect3
Water Elemental4
Fireball4
Polymorph4
Flamestrike7
Expert Cards
Cost
Disenchants into:
Craft with:
Ice Lance1 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Mana Wyrm1 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Sorcerer's Apprentice2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Ice Block3 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Spellbender3 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Counterspell3 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Kirin Tor Mage3 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Vaporize3 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Cone of Cold3 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Ice Barrier3 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Mirror Entity3 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Ethereal Arcanist4 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Blizzard5 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Archmage Antonidas7 400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon1600 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Pyroblast8 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon

Hearthstone – Druid Cards

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Basic Cards
Cost
Moonfire0
Innervate0
Claw1
Mark of the Wild2
Wild Growth2
Savage Roar3
Healing Touch3
Swipe4
Starfire6
Ironbark Protector8
Expert Cards
Cost
Disenchants into:
Craft with:
Savagery1 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Naturalize1 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Power of the Wild2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Wrath2 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Mark of Nature3 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Bite4 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Keeper of the Grove4 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Soul of the Forest4 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Nourish5 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Starfall5 20 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Druid of the Claw5 5 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon40 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Force of Nature6 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Ancient of Lore7 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Ancient of War7 100 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon
Cenarius9 400 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon1600 hearthstone-arcane-dust-icon