September 12, 2014

Lords of Wha?

Alright, Lords of War, after being told to watch this for weeks, I finally did today after work. And now I wish I had watched it earlier, what a nice surprise Blizzard, and thanks Emil for the tip. So now here I am sharing not 1, but why not all, videos with you.

Simply the Lords of War is an introduction of the story behind Warlords of Draenor. And combined being a reminder of old warcraft lore videos with the cinematic excellence we have come accustom to from Blizzard in the recent years, it is also reminiscent of Diablo 3 cinematics. I'm impressed.

And whilst the Warlords of Draenor expansion itself is still 2 months away, there are now 3 videos out, and they are a nice way to get into the spirit of things. I'm gonna go copy my character now.

September 7, 2014

Set The Dates

Alright it's September, in 2 months a bunch of things will happen in rapid succession, I thought it was time to mention them all once again, chronologically and discuss what's up.

Mid Oct: Patch 6.0
First there is the last patch before the new expansion is launched. Previous years this patch happened about a month before an expansion went live, so with that in mind, my guess is you can expect patch 6.0 to be here mid October.

Nov 7: BlizzCon
As was announced several months ago, BlizzCon 2014 will be held on November 7th and 8th in Anaheim, California.

Nov 13: Warlords of Draenor Release
Then Warlords of Draenor is set to launch on Thursday, November 13, the week after. As there is so little time between the convention and the expansion release, there will be little time for people to get exhausted by too much content revealed too soon. I'm hoping for several new things to be unveiled, and info on Warlords of Draenor for those not on the beta.

Nov 21: 10 Year Anniversary
And a week later, on November 21, the anniversary celebrations (and content) will begin, and will last until Tuesday, January 6 2015. As said before, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the temporary content. This will include the temporary battleground, return of Molten Core, a mount and a pet.

Dec 2: Other Dates
The new PvP season will start December 2nd. Raid content (flex) will also be out December 2nd, with LFR and Mythic coming the week after on December 9th.

Hope this will help you prepare for the last months of the year, and all this exciting new content still to come. If you haven't been able to be on the alpha or beta, take it from me, it looks amazing, the game is changing once more, but this time I think it's for the better.

August 29, 2014

Azerothian Size

Clípz and I were wondering this week 'How big is Azeroth in real life?'. We have played this game for years, have seen the world from the inside for what it is, but it's usually something that is hard to explain to people unfamiliar to the game. An online search found several people speculating about it, but because lengths are not really mentioned in WoW it's still a hard estimate to make, and and then we found this video.

On a side note, we're still preparing for Warlords of Draenor, Bloodsworn is shaping up nicely. I've gone less and less on the beta, trying to spare myself some content, tho it is hard. Having seen the new world, the wait for another two and a half months seems way too long.

August 22, 2014

Boss McFatty

People who read my blog regularly know I don't promote other websites, bloggers, etc too often. But the Warlords of Draenor release date has been announced to be November 13th, and I'm super excited, and now I wanted to take time and share the youtube channel FatbossTV with people. You may have heard of them, may have killed bosses using their tactics, and if not, these are guys to follow on YouTube.

So who are they, and why should you care? Some people chose to be on beta/PTR to experience new content, others rather see it when it's live, but when you consider yourself a PvE-er, Fatboss releases videos from content, of dungeons and raid bosses, and have done so for many years, and they are helpful to any guild/player new to content. They give a nice introduction to bosses, their abilities and possible ways to combat them.

For the Warlords of Draenor expansion they have already uploaded videos of all the 8 new dungeons, and are in the process of uploading raid bosses they have done (more than half of them are already on youtube). Of course there are videos with different tactics, 'better ideas', ways of doing things that suit your guild/person better, but when it comes to getting introduced to new fights, Fatboss is the way to go, imho.