News and Guides for World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone

Weekly Brawl - Braxis Outpost: October 18th Weekly Brawl - Braxis Outpost: October 18th Braxis Outpost is available as this week's brawl and comes with standard ARAM rules which include disabled Hearthstones and no healing at spawn. Complete 3 matches to earn a Scarlet Heist Chest. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Yesterday at 20:17 by Stan
Azsharas Eternal Palace Nerfs: October 22nd Azshara's Eternal Palace Nerfs: October 22nd Cross-Realm Mythic Eternal Palace opens next week and Blizzard just announced nerfs for Lady Ashvane and Queen Azshara on Mythic difficulty to go live with it on October 22. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 16:09 by Stan
Mechagnome & Vulpera Racials Preview Mechagnome & Vulpera Racials Preview Our preview of Patch 8.3 continues with a first look at racial abilities of the upcoming Allied Races. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 08:31 by Stan 4 comments
Guide Writers Thoughts: What the Hotfix Tuning Numbers Mean Guide Writer's Thoughts: What the Hotfix Tuning Numbers Mean Yesterday's hotfixes introduced some big changes to the existing builds, with some favorite and very powerful items getting nerfed, so we though we'd talk to one of our guide writers, Motoko, to hear what's actually happened, as he tests the changes for upcoming guide updates.

We'll just go through all the hotfixes and hear what all those numbers actually mean. Obviously as the hotfix is still fresh, there's a lot of testing yet to be done, so these are just first impressions, but considering Motoko has a lot of experience and play time, they're definitely worth a read.
Borderlands 3 Borderlands 3 Yesterday at 06:24 by Starym
Nyalotha Allseer Mount in Patch 8.3 Ny'alotha Allseer Mount in Patch 8.3 Ny'alotha Allseer is a N'Zoth-themed mount added to the game in Patch 8.3. It is rewarded from a quest and could very well be the end-of-expansion reward for everyone, who defeats N'Zoth on Heroic difficulty before the next expansion, similar to Legion's Kirin Tor Summoning Crystal. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 17, 2019 at 20:50 by Stan 1 comment
Nyalotha Leather Raid Sets Preview Ny'alotha Leather Raid Sets Preview Here's a preview of Leather sets that will drop in Ny'alotha, the Waking City raid in Visions of N'Zoth. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 17, 2019 at 19:46 by Stan 8 comments
Warcraft 3: Reforged Gameplay Videos Warcraft 3: Reforged Gameplay Videos It seems we have some very enthusiastic people in the closed WC3: Reforge beta, as youtuber Book of Flames has posted several videos of the game running on max settings at 1080p at 60FPS! We get a good look at the Orc and Human factions, with 3 matches being played and a surprise cameo by a Pandaren Brewmaster! We get some nice zoom-ins on a few units as well and a pretty good showcase of the game in action. Blizzard Blizzard Oct 17, 2019 at 19:35 by Starym 13 comments
New Death Knight Swords Added in Patch 8.3 New Death Knight Swords Added in Patch 8.3 Last week, Blizzard added Death Knight creature textures for Allied Races and the Pandaren along with encrypted sound files of Bolvar and Darion Mograine to the game. In this week's PTR build, four Death Knight Swords have been added. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 17, 2019 at 18:42 by Stan 8 comments
Updated NZoth Model on Patch 8.3 PTR Updated N'Zoth Model on Patch 8.3 PTR Blizzard has updated N'Zoth's model in this week's Patch 8.3 Build 32218. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 17, 2019 at 17:14 by Stan
Hotfixes for October 17th: Legendary Tuning, Hex Nerf, Pet and Mech Buffs Hotfixes for October 17th: Legendary Tuning, Hex Nerf, Pet and Mech Buffs Today's hotfixes bring another huge round of legendary tuning, with nerfs to the massively powerful Lyuda, Lucian's Call, Flakker, Hellwalker, with buffs to many other weapons. The bigger news if that Hex grenade (the most powerful one in the game) also got a massive 70% nerf as well as a duration reduction, hitting both the Moze grenade and Amara Elemental Ricochet builds, with Firestorm also getting a 70% reduction.

We then have Vault Hunter adjustments, with big Iron Bear, pet and Digiclone health buffs, and a big improvement for shield boosters, as they're now an auto pickup, making those types of shields much more viable! We'll be updating our guides to include the changes soon.

As always, the changes will be live some time today before midnight CEST.
Borderlands 3 Borderlands 3 Oct 17, 2019 at 15:03 by Starym 1 comment
WoW Classic Free Character Moves (EU) Coming October 18th WoW Classic Free Character Moves (EU) Coming October 18th Free Character Moves in Europe will be available starting tomorrow from select realms in addition to the free transfers from all PvP servers to Mandokir (EU). WoW Classic WoW Classic Oct 17, 2019 at 12:15 by Stan
8.3 PTR Class Changes: Additional Disc Priest Tweaks 8.3 PTR Class Changes: Additional Disc Priest Tweaks There's more class changes coming to the PTR and Visions of N'zoth, as Discipline Priests' Schism will only increase damage done from Priest effects only. For other class changes, featuring more Priest tweaks, as well as Druid, Mage, Monk, Paladin and Warlock entries, check out our initial coverage of patch 8.3. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 17, 2019 at 02:09 by Starym 1 comment
Explanation On Why Only 2 Classes Get New Sets this Season Explanation On Why Only 2 Classes Get New Sets this Season It seems the fact that only Crusaders and Monks are getting new sets is bothering a fair amount of people and Nevalistis has replied to a forum thread titled "2 out of 7 classes are getting love!?", which is a pretty ironic title considering Barbarians are getting quite some affection this season as well (I suppose it's only love if there's sets involved... typical materialists!!1).

The explanation goes into why this way of releasing updates to the classes was chosen and what other ways were planned and then scrapped (although the reason behind the initial limitation is clearly because there aren't that many devs working on D3, as is to be expected - and hopefully the rest are all on D4):
Diablo III D3 Oct 17, 2019 at 00:34 by Starym 1 comment
Free Character Moves US/OC Realms: October 17th Free Character Moves US/OC Realms: October 17th There's a whole lot more free moves coming tomorrow from pretty much all US and OC servers, in addition to the already ongoing moves to Latin American and Brazillian realms. While the transfers start tomorrow, there's no end date listed, however moves will be closed as soon as a target realm reaches high population. With layering being removed completely soon, and already at a bare minimum now, these moves come at a pretty good time. WoW Classic WoW Classic Oct 17, 2019 at 00:06 by Starym
Auction House Revamp Details and Updates Auction House Revamp Details and Updates There's been a lot of feedback on the Auction House changes introduced on the PTR and today Blizzard have responded to a lot of it, with some answers about how the AH will work in general, as well as PTR specific issues. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 16, 2019 at 22:03 by Starym 1 comment
Borderlands 3 Guides Have Arrived Borderlands 3 Guides Have Arrived Borderlands 3 has been around for a while now and our writers have spent enough time with the game so that they are now ready to give us some guides! We're starting with Vault Hunter builds, specifically Amara, Fl4k and Moze, with their most popular and powerful variations, as well as some leveling setups, but we'll be adding more soon. You'll also be able to check out Borderlands 3 news separately as it's gotten its own tab at the top, with all the latest hotfixes and useful links in case you missed it on the main feed. Borderlands 3 Borderlands 3 Oct 16, 2019 at 19:47 by Starym
Introducing Mastery Rings Introducing Mastery Rings Mastery Rings are a new feature that was added to the game in the latest balance update. They are the successor to legacy Mastery Skins that existed back then. When you reach level 15 and 25 with a certain Hero, you will be able to purchase these augmented rings for 5,000 Gold each. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Oct 16, 2019 at 18:35 by Stan 4 comments
New Dubloon Vendor Selling Island Expedition and Invasion Crates in Patch 8.3 New Dubloon Vendor Selling Island Expedition and Invasion Crates in Patch 8.3 In Visions of N'Zoth, you will be able to purchase crates which contain items tied to specific Islands and invasions from a new vendor. Therefore, do not spend your dubloons until Patch 8.3 hits live servers. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 16, 2019 at 17:46 by Stan 4 comments
Patch 8.2.5 and Classic Hotfixes: October 16th Patch 8.2.5 and Classic Hotfixes: October 16th Here come some more hotfixes for both retail and Classic, with the Classic side just being the already mentioned Dire Maul bug fix for stacking tribute buffs. On the BfA side we have higher chances for R4 Condensed Life-Force drops off Azshara, PvP fixes for Conflagration and more, increased gold rewards for weekly Island Expedition quests and Naga invasions for rank 70 neck holders and a lot more! World of Warcraft WoW Oct 16, 2019 at 17:35 by Starym 3 comments
Nyalotha Cloth Raid Sets Preview Ny'alotha Cloth Raid Sets Preview Ny'alotha, the Waking City is the raid where we deal with N'Zoth and his forces and the armor is obviously heavily-inspired by the Old Gods. Today, we're looking at Cloth sets from the new raid. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 16, 2019 at 16:08 by Stan 1 comment
Heroic Deals: October 15th Heroic Deals: October 15th The in-game Collection has been updated with new Heroes available for purchase at a reduced Gem cost. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Oct 16, 2019 at 14:27 by Stan
Ilgynoths Whispers in Patch 8.3 Il'gynoth's Whispers in Patch 8.3 Il'gynoth returns as a boss in Ny'alotha, the Patch 8.3 raid, and with it comes another round of whispers full of prophecies. What do they entail? This article contains spoilers. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 16, 2019 at 13:16 by Stan 6 comments
Azsharas Bargain & The Key to Defeating NZoth in Patch 8.3 (Spoilers) Azshara's Bargain & The Key to Defeating N'Zoth in Patch 8.3 (Spoilers) Next, we're checking out the sound files for Queen Azshara and Sylvanas. They both had a bargain and in Patch 8.3, Azshara has the key to defeating N'Zoth. Spoiler alert! World of Warcraft WoW Oct 16, 2019 at 13:00 by Stan 2 comments
New Forsaken Leadership in Patch 8.3 (Spoilers) New Forsaken Leadership in Patch 8.3 (Spoilers) After the events of Patch 8.2.5, the Forsaken are looking for a new leader in Visions of N'Zoth. This article contains spoilers. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 16, 2019 at 12:00 by Stan 4 comments
Cross-Realm Mythic Eternal Palace Available on October 22nd Cross-Realm Mythic Eternal Palace Available on October 22nd 100 Alliance guilds have finally defeated Mythic Queen Azshara and filled The Eternal Palace Mythic Hall of Fame, which means Mythic cross-realm raiding will become available for the raid next week after maintenance. World of Warcraft WoW Oct 16, 2019 at 10:33 by Stan 3 comments
Dire Maul Stacking Guard Buff Hotfix Dire Maul Stacking Guard Buff Hotfix It seems there was a short-lived bug in Dire Maul North that allowed the buff the guards gave after completing a tribute run to stack! A hotfix has been deployed around 30 minutes ago and that is no longer the case, so if you managed to snag some extra power you've had your fun and it's now fixed! WoW Classic WoW Classic Oct 15, 2019 at 22:40 by Starym 1 comment
Hotfix for October 15: Enchants No Longer Count as Helpful Auras Hotfix for October 15: Enchants No Longer Count as Helpful Auras It's been a while since we got word that something weird was happening with the auras in Classic, with several aspects that affect them already resolved. Today we have further progress on that, namely the part where some item enchants were using up slots and thus knocking off helpful buffs like Power Word: Fortitude and the like, as the issue has been partially fixed. There are still some item enchants that require a slot, but that's what it was like in 1.12 as well so it's staying. Check out the full details below: WoW Classic WoW Classic Oct 15, 2019 at 22:15 by Starym 1 comment
Heroes of the Storm Balance Update Patch Notes: October 15th Heroes of the Storm Balance Update Patch Notes: October 15th The latest balance patch comes with new augmented Hero Rings, purchasable for 5,000 gold each, which are equivalent to the old Mastery Skins, Hero updates, and more. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Oct 15, 2019 at 20:09 by Stan 4 comments
Dire Maul Dungeon Hub & Official Preview Dire Maul Dungeon Hub & Official Preview Dire Maul is now live and we've updated our guide section with the Dire Maul Dungeon Hub, which contains links to individual guides for all wings (North, East, West), quests found in the zone, the Quel'Serrar weapon questline, and the Shen'dralar reputation. WoW Classic WoW Classic Oct 15, 2019 at 18:18 by Stan
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: October 15th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: October 15th This week's Hero rotation includes AnaBrightwingKael'thasZul'jin, and more. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Oct 15, 2019 at 15:32 by Stan
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