Blizzplanet: BlizzCon Blog

We have a second part to our BlizzCon Day One coverage which describes the backstage of the event.  This time one of our winners to the Warcraft Lore Contest wrote a small blog of what he experienced and observed at BlizzCon when he arrived.  In case you missed the Contest, we chose three winners randomly from a drawing of fans that answered Lore questions found throughout Blizzplanet’s pages.  The winners got a FREE admission ticket to BlizzCon.  This blog was written by Alumriel @ Dragonblight Realm.

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Community BlizzCon Coverage

Here we have some BlizzCon Coverage material available at fellow fansites:

  • Our buddies at Wow.Stratics let us know of their BlizzCon Coverage with some screenshots of the event.

  • Athalus and WCRadio Team are starting to upload some screenshots, and BlizzCon video downloads will be ready by Tuesday.  For now, Fans can watch some photos of the WCRadio Team with the Gorgeous model disguised as Nova.

 

Blizzplanet: BlizzCon Day One Preview

Blizzard Entertainment made great revelations about their upcoming expansion World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade and Starcraft: Ghost throughout BlizzCon Event.  We wrote a preview of what happened at Blizzcon on Day One, and added some extra info that might be of interest to the fans.  We added the screenshots of the BlizzCon’s Expansion Video Trailer

Blizzcon: 1up hands-on

1up wrote an intersting hands-on preview of Starcraft: Ghost which they played at BlizzCon.  There are many interesting things about playable zerg and gaming dynamics in Multiplayer.

As noted, from our playtime, the Zerg feel a bit more fun than the Terrans—probably because the Terrans are more straightforward (seemingly to ease new players in), and also because the Zerg are so damn fast. It’s a bit difficult to shoot a zergling enemy because they zip around so fast, and when you’re a zergling, it’s relatively easy to run up to someone and just start tearing into them. Hydralisks don’t move as fast as the zerglings, but spitting poison quills (which mess up Terran vision) is pretty cool, and if you score enough kills, you can run’n’gun by playing as the infected marine. Finally, the mutalisk is fun to play, but is also an “advanced” character since it can fly, and there’s a bit of a learning curve to flying (you push in the analog sticks to control ascent and descent).

BlizzCon Movie Contest Winner

BlizzCon Movie Contest set a winner movie :  “The Return: A Warcraft Saga”.  I watched it on the live WCRadio Videostream and it just looks awesome.  You can download it here.  Additionally, Return was Nominated for “Mackie” awards at the Machinima Film Festival 2005 in the categories of Best Direction, Best Writing, Best Editing and Best Off-the-Shelf Machinima.

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Starcraft: Ghost—Zerg playable

Blizzard just announced in the live videostream that Starcraft: Ghost will have playable Zerg characters in the Multiplayer mode:

  • Zergling

  • Hydralisk
  • Mutalisk
  • Infested Terran

We will get you more details when it becomes available.  This info came straight from Mike Morhaime—president of Blizzard Entertainment—in the live videostream held by WCRadio

BlizzCon Previews List

I will be monitoring the entire internet in search of Articles, and previews of BlizzCon and will share it with you guys.  The list below will increase as new updates are found.  I will open a page to keep record of them:

BLIZZCON ARTICLES:
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Wow: Burning Crusade Website Open

It is official, the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion website is now open.  Take a look at the Video Trailer

Several years have passed since the Burning Legion’s defeat at Mount Hyjal and the races of Azeroth have continued to rebuild their once shattered lives. With renewed strength, the heroes of the Horde and Alliance have begun to explore new lands and broken through the Dark Portal to investigate the realms beyond the known world. Will these heroes find friends or foes? What dangers and rewards lie in wait beyond the Dark Portal? And what will they do when they discover that the demons they thought vanquished have returned to renew their terrible Burning Crusade?

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard’s award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, and more. Here is just a partial list of what you can expect from the World of Warcraft expansion:

  • An increase in the level cap to 70

  • Two new playable races, including the magical Blood Elves
  • New starting zones in Quel’Thalas and beyond
  • The entire new continent of Outland, reachable through the
    Dark Portal

  • Many new high-level dungeons to explore in Azeroth,
    Outland, and elsewhere

  • New flying mounts in Outland
  • Many new and dangerous monsters, including epic world
    bosses

  • Hundreds of new quests
  • Hundreds of new items
  • A new profession: Jewelcrafting
  • Socketed items

Cast your Vote on Starcraft

Earlier this month we posted information about StarCraft’s nomination to the Walk of Game.  StarCraft is now in the running to receive a distinguished steel star on this Metreon landmark. However, the competition is understandably close, as some of the greatest games and game characters of all time are among the nominees. Voting will end on October 31, so we would like to take one more opportunity to ask you to visit the site and cast your vote for the nominees you feel are most deserving of this rare honor.
http://vote.walkofgame.com

WCRadio Videostream from BlizzCon

WCRadio.com will broadcast Live Videostream from BlizzCon through October 28-29. For that matter, Athalus is going to run a test in preparation for tomorrow’s BlizzCon Day 1 Coverage where you can watch developer panels discussing everything about World of Warcraft and Starcraft: Ghost.

UPDATE: Seems the test failed. It wont be a peer to peer broadcast pitifully. He can only serve around 700 people. If you have a relay with 100mbits and ability to relay .wma

contact athalus@wcradio.com—hes planning to distribute DVDs and can arrange advertising in the live stream and DVD credits for whoever is able to give a hand .

This time you can only use Windows Media Player 10—no other software required. Go to FILE > OPEN URL and type:

mms://206.251.165.130/wcradio

Starts October 28 and 29 around 12pm EST / 9am PST

If your WMP 10 is buffering like crazy go to tools -> options -> performance and set buffer to 60+ seconds

For more info visit WCRadio BlizzCon website

Live tournament coverage from the show floor will begin promptly on Friday at 10:00 AM and then again, for the second and final day of BlizzCon, on Saturday the 29th at 10:00 AM. You can keep up with all of the action at the sites below!

For video coverage: http://www.ggl.com/mediaplayer/
For audio coverage: http://listen.radioitg.com/listen1.pls (WINAMP)
                    http://listen.radioitg.com/listen1.asx (WMP)

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