The World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Alpha installer is a 24GB download. I’m currently downloading the client from my Battle.net account. I am still unsure if my account has access to play the game or if servers are active. I’ll find out in several hours once the download has …read more
The official World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor patch notes are now available. This is the real deal, and not the April’s Fool one. As reported earlier, Warlords of Draenor Alpha was announced.
Welcome to an early look at patch notes for the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion: Warlords of Draenor. …read more
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor has officially gone Alpha! This is amazing news. We might soon start to see video streams, and a plethora of screenshots, and information about the expansion.
Garrisons won’t be available in the initial Alpha build, as Blizzard wishes to focus on other areas of the …read more
Blizzard Entertainment deployed a press release to inform that over 2.7 million copies of Reaper of Souls were sold worldwide. By the way, the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector’s Edition is still in Stock with FREE Shipping.
More than 2.7 million players join the crusade against the Angel of Death …read more
The one that is nicknamed as The Blue Shirt Guy, Loreology (my secret lover, but keep it as a secret, ok?), published the fourth round of the Ask Creative Development, questions for the one who don’t know are about story of the World of Warcraft franchise.
Salutations! The name’s Loreology, one …read more
Today, Hearthstone has been officially launched on the iPad in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Other regions will follow suit soon. A press event will take place tomorrow Thursday, April 3 in San Francisco where the press will be able to play the iPad version.
The Hearthstone iPad rollout begins: today, …read more
A while ago, Blizzard announced that the Challenge of Mists of Pandaria dungeons were going to end before the release of Warlords of Draenor, today there was a little update about the rewards. Most of what you will have acquired will be account-wide like the title and the Phoenix mount …read more
The first official ranked season of Hearthstone has started today!
Welcome to Hearthstone’s Ranked Play Season 1: Pandamonium! At the beginning of each Ranked Play season, all players will have their ranks reset and will receive bonus stars based on their performance from the previous season. Pandamonium will last until the …read more
Update: April Fools’ Day – April 1, 2014
However, a real Yrel short-story may be in the works
— Micky Neilson (@MickyNeilson) April 2, 2014
I’ve been waiting quite a while for the NDA to wear off on this. I am proud to announce, in a BlizzPlanet Exclusive, the next World of Warcraft novel, World of Warcraft: Yrel: Heart of Draenor! Just as World of Warcraft: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde had a writer new to the Warcraft franchise behind it, so will Heart of Dreanor: the famous Tara Gilesbie!
In the press details I was given by Micky Neilson, Lead Story Developer for Blizzard Entertainment, he explained this novel will bridge the gap between Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor by giving readers a look into one of the expansion’s lead characters, Yrel. The story will chronicle Yrel’s journey from a simple priestess at Karabor, to her witnessing the formation of the Iron Horde, ultimately leading to her first encounter with the player character (done similarly in Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War).
“We are incredibly excited to be working with Ms. Gilesbie,” Micky said in regards to the upcoming novel. He also mentioned we may be seeing a forbidden romance in Yrel’s adventures which will heavily affect her role in Warlords of Draenor.
He also clarified that, following another of Shadow of the Horde‘s traditions, Heart of Draenor will be a darker and more mature fare than most Warcraft novels. Due to this, I’ve had to censor the excerpt provided later on in the article slightly for the BlizzPlanet readership.
“We’ve seen how massively popular the pairing of Jaina and Kalecgos was in Tides of War, and Thrall and Aggra presented in-game is still considered one of our best works here at Blizzard. So it was natural to have another unique and well written romance. I wont’ say who catches Yrel’s eye, but I’ll give you a hint: his dad’s the leader of the Iron Horde.”
Just imagine the conflict that’s going to come from that! It looks like Yrel won’t just be Warcraft’s Joan of Arc, but perhaps their Romeo and Julliet as well?
As for our newest Warcraft author, Tara Gilesbie is a world renowned writer who, like many in today’s age, got her start on the internet. She is best known for her novella My Immortal, a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead-style take on the popular Harry Potter series of books; which chronicles Harry’s adventures through the eyes of a mentally challenged vampire student attending Hogwarts. Originally published for free, the full work can be read here if you want to get a taste of Gilesbie’s unique writing style before Heart of Draenor is out.
While I could not reach Tara herself, I was given this quote from her: “I m sooooo eksited to work on dis story! Fangz (geddit becuz Im Goffik) Blizzurd for givin me the change to work with u guys1″
I was also given a very short excerpt from Yrel: Heart of Draenor, detailing a scene between Yrel and her forbidden lover. As this is a spoiler, I’ll leave it under the read-more.
I have added the transcript of the Heroes of the Storm Developer Q&A Part 4 which took place on March 19, 2014. Hope you have fun finding out details straight from the developers: Dustin Browder, Matt Cooper and Richard Khoo.
Tychus: I was told this suit would be my prison. Suits …read more