6.1 PTR - New Blood Elf Models

Due to delays announced last July, the Blood Elf model revamp wasn't completed in time for the Warlords of Draenor release in November. Shortly after launch, Blizzard posted an update on the ongoing artistic update, showing some examples of the ongoing development. Now, those models are in-game.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/23
Reaching Legend In Hearthstone

Knowing that only 0.5% or so of Hearthstone players ever reach Legend, it can seem like a daunting task to even set out on the quest. If you have a decent card collection, a deck or two that you've got lots of experience with, and - more than anything - the time, though, it's an achievable target.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/22
You Should Try: Challenge Modes

Added to World of Warcraft in Mists of Pandaria, Challenge Modes represent some of the most difficult small-group PvE content in the game. In Warlords of Draenor, the tuning of the Challenge Modes is even tighter. If you haven't already, you should definitely be trying Challenge Modes!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/22
Three Under-The-Hood Improvements In WoW Patch 6.1

Along with the previously noted Twitter integration and in-game content additions ranging from Garrison changes and DMF updates to permanent Pepes, the Warcraft development team has included three brilliant system/interface improvements that you may not fully appreciate - yet.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/21
Three Features WoW Should Steal From Diablo

With separate development teams working on each of their franchises, Blizzard will often share clever ideas or riff on the work of their teammates - but some of the implementation varies. There are (at least) three features that World of Warcraft should emulate from Diablo.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/21
Does Warlords Need More Pruning?

One of the major iterative design processes that underpinned Warlords of Draenor's overall direction was simplification. With the removal of old stats, various forms of crowd control, class abilities, guild leveling/bonuses, reforging, and more, Blizzard hinted that they wanted the game to evolve to a place that was more accessible. Is there more to come?

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/20
Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack

Blizzard has announced a new Heroes of the Storm in-game item bundle called the Founder's Pack. This bundle will include three starting Heroes, a bonus skin for each, a unique mount, and 2,500 in-game gold for use towards additional content. It will also confer guaranteed beta access.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/20
WoW 10th Anniversary Gift

As you have no doubt seen by now, Blizzard produced a limited quantity of scale models of their campus Orc statue that were distributed to players who have held an active subscription since World of Warcraft was launched. Feedback on the move has been mixed.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/20
Sottle's Weekly Hearthstone Meta Analysis for Week of 11/01/15 - 18/01/15

Hello again friends! Now that the GvG meta has had a little time to settle and normalise, I can return to these weekly articles where I discuss what's hot, what's not and how you should be building decks to fight back against the meta.

Read more Published by Sottle on 2015/01/19
Bodyguard Perks - Leorajh Mission Table

One of the underutilized benefits of the Garrison is the ability for certain Followers to become Bodyguards. If you keep and upgrade the Barracks in your Garrison (to level 2 or higher), you can assign a Follower with the Bodyguard trait to the building, then speak to them outside the Barracks to take them on patrol with you.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/19