Current state of raiding, and raiding in Warlords of Draenor.

The current state of raiding is excellent according to many raiders i’ve chatted with. During MoP we’ve received some nice raids, Art, and encounter wise, Such as Mogu’shan vaults, Heart of Fear, Throne of Thunder, and of course the beautiful Siege of Orgrimmar. These raids are the perfect amount …read more

BlizzCon Mobile Countdown Updated for 2014

Blizzplanet has updated the BlizzCon countdown web application in anticipation of this year’s event. If you already have this saved on your phone then you don’t need to do anything as the countdown should have already updated. If you don’t have it, follow these steps on your phone and get excited for BlizzCon! This is designed to be used on your iOS or Android mobile phone.

1. Browse to http://www.blizzplanet.com/blizzconcountdown/ or http://is.gd/blizzcon if you want a shorter URL to type in.

2.If you are on iOS a button should popup with instructions. If it doesn’t, tap the Arrow button on the bottom bar of Safari. If you are on Android it varies from device to device but look for an Add Bookmark to Home screen option.

3. Tap Add to Home Screen

4. Choose a Name and hit Add.

You will now have a nice BlizzCon icon on your phone’s home screen.

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Blizzplanet Review – Diablo III: Morbed

Back on October 12, 2013, at the New York Comic Con — Micky Neilson told me there were plans for a novella based on Morbed. Today Pocket Start released the new digital book Diablo III: Morbed by Micky Neilson (Blizzard publishing lead & New York Times best selling author). …read more

Combat Resurrection in Warlords of Draenor

Blizzard has recently added to Warlords of Draenor Alpha Patch Notes some information about changes in the current Combat Resurrection system.
But before presenting them, let’s talk a little bit about Combat Resurrection?

Have you ever thought about how the combat resurrection is important for PvE Players? And how a change on …read more

Pull Up a Chair: Introducing Fireside Gatherings

Blizzard’s latest Hearthstone Event ! Participating will Get a New Card Back!

Well met, fellow tavern-goers! Do you love Hearthstone? Looking for other worthy opponents to challenge? Want to just enjoy the game with likeminded Hearthstone players in your area? Then Fireside Gatherings are exactly what you’re looking for! …read more

Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™ Poster Contest

Blizzard has just announced the Hearthstone Poster Contest. Join up and win an iPad Air™

Ready your paintbrushes and sharpen those pencils (digitally, of course), because we’ve got a Hearthstone poster contest that may just be right up your alley! Source
We’re challenging all artists out there to come up with your …read more

The Art of Xuezhi Wang, Magiclefty

A wonderful Heroes of the Storm Community Creation.

“I AM THE SWARM!” — KERRIGAN, QUEEN OF BLADES

The inhabitants of the Nexus and their visitors come in all shapes and sizes. From the smallest baby murloc up through the looming presence of the Lord of Terror, there are an impressive …read more

NPC Facelift in Warlords of Draenor

One of the most exciting, yet overlooked, aspects of Warlords of Draenor is that the new character models will also be applied to npcs. This will give Azeroth a facelift even Cataclysm could not offer. Unfortunately, with the alpha still employees only; we had no way to see how our favorite NPCs would look with the new models, until now. Thanks to Wowhead‘s model viewer, any NPCs using finished models (male and female orc, gnome, dwarf and male tauren) can be viewed in their brand new WoD glory. I’ve put together a sampling of 12 iconic NPCs (who at least two of which will play large roles in Warlords of Draenor.

First off, some notes:
-The new foot design with separately modeled toes hasn’t been accounted for by Wowhead’s model viewer yet, so ignore that all the characters appear to be wearing extremely tight socks instead of boots. This should be fixed in-game.
-Moira Thaurissan and Gelbin Mekkatorque should be on this list, but both of their models are glitched (in Moira’s case, terrifyingly so) at the moment.
-Tauren males in general seem to be glitched. Dezco is a notable exception.
-For reasons unknown, Aggra is using a new female fel orc skin. Her appropriate Mag’har skin is being used by Dragonmaw orcs right now.
-If your favorite NPC isn’t here, you can search literally every character currently in the game on Wowhead’s model viewer.

WoD-Models

Expect more looks into the NPC facelift in the future as more models are datamined and glitches are cleared up with current ones.

Diablo III: Morbed by Micky Neilson Coming April 21, 2014

Pocket Books will publish a brand-new story based on the Diablo universe which is written by New York Times best selling author and Blizzard publishing lead Micky Neilson. I am amazed at how quick this book is coming and how it utterly bypassed my long-range radar. All the more welcome. …read more

Heroes of the Storm – Li Li Stormstout Talents

Blizzard Entertainment revealed four new Heroes at PAX East 2014, and within four days made Lili Stormstoute available to play in Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha on April 15th.

Lili Stormstout is an easy-to-learn support Hero who can heal her allies, and push and blind enemies with …read more

Bundle Packs now available in Heroes of the Storm

Bundle Packs are out for those wanting to save money, better buy now!

To prepare you for glorious battle in the Nexus, we’ll be testing a series of bundle packs in Heroes of the Storm, each of which allows you to save at least 60% on select heroes, skins and mounts.

Check …read more

Brightwing Hero Week

Another week, another new hero spotlight!

“YOUR INSIDES TASTE LIKE BERRIES!” – BRIGHTWING, FAERIE DRAGON

Cute does not equal harmless, and Brightwing the Faerie Dragon is a mischievous little dragon with a big appetite who hails from the Warcraft universe. In Heroes of the Storm, Brightwing takes on the role of a high-mobility …read more

Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha Patch Notes

Blizzard Entertainment deployed a new patch today which wiped all characters and any progress to start testing from scratch. Two new Heroes have been added: Brightwing and Lili Stormstout can be played now by Technical Alpha testers.
The Blizzplanet staff has been granted access, and hopefully more videos will be appearing …read more

PAX East 2014 - Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas

Blizzard announced Curse of Naxxramas, A Hearthstone Adventure at PAX East!

Hearthstone’s highly anticipated single player Adventure Mode has been officially announced today at PAX East: Curse of Naxxramas, A Hearthstone Adventure! Source
The Curse Comes!

Heroes of the Storm – Heroes Voice Over Quotes

Something I had put in the backburner the past few weeks. I managed to record all the Heroes’ voice over quotes for your delight. Some of the Heroes say pretty funny quotes in reference to movies or previous Blizzard games.
These voice overs are triggered by clicking on a Hero multiple …read more

Azeroth’s Away Team: Familiar Alliance Faces in Draenor

The recent datamining of the Warlords of Draenor alpha by MMO-Champion has revealed much about the upcoming expansion’s story. We’ve known from its announcement that, similar to MoP, our characters will journey into Draenor with an elite team of heroes from their respective factions, but now it has been revealed precisely who will accompany us. While we’ll be seeing plenty of characters from Warcraft’s lore on Draenor, these are the familiar faces from Azeroth. For this first article, we’ll look at the Alliance expedition.

Before hitting the jump to see them, note that is all alpha information and is highly subject to change. It’s also datamined, which means this could be left over data from already scrapped content. In other words, this is what appears to be correct at the time, but take it with a grain of salt just in case.

PAX East 2014 – Heroes of the Storm Res-Up Screenshots

The Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha is going to get a High-Resolution pass in an upcoming build. Senior Artist Phill Gonzales showed off amazingly breath-taking high resolution images featuring the before and after 3D models of some of the Heroes.
This High Resolution pass is making these models really close …read more

Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha Character Wipe on April 15th

Blizzard Entertainment is planning to perform a character wipe for the Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha on April 15th.
It hasn’t been specified in the e-mail sent to alpha testers, but hopefully this new build introduces the high-resolution 3D skins shown today at PAX East 2014. Check an upcoming newspost …read more

From the Bullpen: Hero Lethality

Dustin Browder discusses more about decision making in Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is a game that’s focused on strategy and team work. Our game is all about objectives, and working with and against the map and the enemy team in order win. Because each match features lots …read more