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Second Warcraft Movie Rumor Mentioned by Chris Metzen Second Warcraft Movie Rumor Mentioned by Chris Metzen There have been some rumors going around recently about a potential second Warcraft movie that may be in development. These were somewhat vague and just mentioned that the production company for the first movie, Legendary Entertainment, were "already discussing" the next Warcraft movie behind the scenes and that it would wipe the slate clean and start the franchise over. The next rumor had a little more weight to it, coming from a relatively reliable "scooper", Daniel Ritchman via Movie Web, and claimed that the second movie is actually already in development. All related articles mention the poor critical and audience receptions of the first movie, as well as it's success in China and high box office returns from overseas. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Today at 05:27 by Starym
Blizzard Hiring for the Diablo Franchise Blizzard Hiring for the Diablo Franchise It's been quite a while since we heard anything from Diablo 4, as we wait for the third quarterly update which should be arriving by the end of the month. However, there has been some movement on the staff front, in addition to the recent recruitment post for a monetization expert. We have two new job postings to take a look at today, with Global Digital Marketing Manager and a Senior PR Manager positions being available. Diablo Diablo Today at 02:48 by Starym
Patch 8.3.7 Hotfixes: September 22nd Patch 8.3.7 Hotfixes: September 22nd Even this late in the expansion, we still get to hear from some hotfixes! Today it's Brewfest that gets an improvement, as a flashing spell effect has been removed. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 01:17 by Starym
PTR Release Candidate Bulild + Season End Warning Discussion PTR Release Candidate Bulild + Season End Warning Discussion The PTR is updating with a new build which has been marked as a release candidate, which usually indicates the patch is close, but we really knew that already considering the expansion is a little under 5 weeks away. While this at least means there could be a release soon, release candidates have been known to get a variable number of iterations, so we didn't really narrow the timeframe down by much, if at all. World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Yesterday at 22:52 by Starym
Second Source Allegedly Confirms The Burning Crusade Classic Beta in March 2021 Second Source Allegedly Confirms The Burning Crusade Classic Beta in March 2021 Nano from the Nostalrius project is back with a second source that allegedly confirmed that Phase 6 and Naxrammas are planned for early December 2020 with The Burning Crusade Classic Beta launching in March 2021, and we also find out that TBC Classic may launch sooner than expected. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Yesterday at 20:20 by Stan
Bonus Roll Removed in Shadowlands Bonus Roll Removed in Shadowlands There will be no bonus rolls in Shadowlands. World of Warcraft WoW 7 comments Yesterday at 19:46 by Stan
Blizard on Loot in Shadowlands Blizard on Loot in Shadowlands Blizzard posted a follow-up on their Shadowlands "let loot be loot" philosophy. The new expansion eliminates Warforging and Titanforging, and gear in the first Season obtained from dungeons, raiding, and PvP will be capped at Item Level 226. World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Yesterday at 19:42 by BluePosts
Castle Nathria Mythic Raid Testing Schedule: September 25th Castle Nathria Mythic Raid Testing Schedule: September 25th Castle Nathria raid testing continues on the beta, as Mythic is focused this Friday, specifically Sun King's Salvation and Council of Blood. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 19:06 by Starym
US Realm Connections Update: September 24-25 US Realm Connections Update: September 24-25 Exodar and Medivh will be connected to Alleria and Khadgar on September 24. Blizzard also plans to connect Saurfang to Caelestrasz and Nagrand on September 25 in the US region. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 18:28 by BluePosts
Heart of Darkness Azerite Trait Will Be Useless in the Shadowlands Pre-Patch Heart of Darkness Azerite Trait Will Be Useless in the Shadowlands Pre-Patch With the removal of the Corruption System in Shadowlands, the Heart of Darkness Azerite trait will be useless. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Yesterday at 18:15 by Stan
The Final 1-handed Sword Stream: DesMephisto Heading to 100% The Final 1-handed Sword Stream: DesMephisto Heading to 100% Since we last checked in with DesMephisto he's managed to get all but one of the currently available 1-handed sword in game, and we get to watch him get the final one live on stream! The only possibly-kinda exception to all this is the sword from the Headless Horseman, which won't be available until October 18th, but as that will be after the pre-patch hits (or won't considering how slow the patch is to arrive), all the new Shadowlands swords will be put into the database, bringing the total down from 100%. So while it's technically probably maybe not exactly 100%, we can forgive this one! World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 18:13 by Starym
New and Improved Amazing Cosmology Chart! New and Improved Amazing Cosmology Chart! The Warcraft universe Cosmology chart is one of the of the most important pieces of art we have, as it showcases the basic and primal forces of everything, so it's no surprise it's gotten quite a few makeovers recently. AJT_GameArt is back once again, improving his previous rendition once again, with some better images and characters associated with the various cosmic forces, including new Shadowlands figures! World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 16:20 by Starym
Engineering Battle Resurrection is Staying in Shadowlands Engineering Battle Resurrection is Staying in Shadowlands Raid buff scrolls won't be returning and Blizzard also nerfed class buffs down to 5% in Shadowlands, so the removal of the Engineering battle rez was something entirely possible to give classes with combat-resurrection capabilities more prominence in raids. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Yesterday at 16:11 by Stan
Restrictions of the New Customization Options in Shadowlands Restrictions of the New Customization Options in Shadowlands Shadowlands comes with tons of new customization options, but some of them are locked behind specific skin tones, hairstyles, and more, which is an apparent downside of the feature. World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Yesterday at 14:17 by Stan
Recruit A Friend Program Changes in the Shadowlands Pre-Patch Recruit A Friend Program Changes in the Shadowlands Pre-Patch In the latest blog post, Blizzard outlined changes to the Recruit A Friend system coming in the Shadowlands pre-patch. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 11:23 by Stan
Nightmare Fuel Bugs on the Shadowlands Beta Nightmare Fuel Bugs on the Shadowlands Beta We're looking at some terrifying texture/model bugs from the Shadowlands Beta, shared by Software Engineer Matt Yan on Twitter. World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Yesterday at 11:01 by Stan
Marksmanship Hunter in the Shadowlands: Spec Highlights and Class Recommendations Marksmanship Hunter in the Shadowlands: Spec Highlights and Class Recommendations It's round two of the Hunter class highlights as Azortharion continues to enlighten us with his take on the specs in Shadowlands. Today it's Marksmanship's turn and he goes over QoL changes, the new and changed abilities and talents, Covenant choice and legendaries.
 
World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Yesterday at 03:36 by Starym
Blizzard Confirms Max Corruption Resistance Numbers Blizzard Confirms Max Corruption Resistance Numbers With Schrodinger's pre-patch looming above Battle for Azeroth, players have been wondering if there would be an extension to the Corruption resistance granted by the legendary cloak, and Blizzard have confirmed that last week's 125 cap is indeed the final number for BfA. Whether the fact that the maximum Corruption cap was reached last week indicates anything about the pre-patch timing is also up for debate, but Blizzard is keeping the release date as if it was the biggest secret ever in the World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Sep 21, 2020 at 21:43 by Starym
WoW Characters in Real Life Converted by AI WoW Characters in Real Life Converted by AI Of all the things Artificial Intelligence could do for humanity... this application of it might be the best! The PULSE AI technology developed by Duke University is being used to convert images of WoW characters into real-life humans and the results are... interesting. Miroslav Yegorov used the AI to see what WoW characters might look like as real people, using several different images to base it off of and getting different results for the same characters. Of note, Sylvanas might not look quite right as the tech included her hood as her hair, and Arthas is... a "little" off as well, but generally, those are very human faces and they might have you looking at the characters in a different light. And laughing. A lot. World of Warcraft WoW 11 comments Sep 21, 2020 at 19:30 by Starym
Everything Coming in the Shadowlands Pre-Patch (Official Preview) Everything Coming in the Shadowlands Pre-Patch (Official Preview) Even though we still don't have the official release date for the Shadowlands pre-patch, Blizzard just posted all the changes that await us when it goes live. World of Warcraft WoW 7 comments Sep 21, 2020 at 18:08 by BluePosts
The Appearance Change Service for Shadowlands is Retiring Soon The Appearance Change Service for Shadowlands is Retiring Soon The Appearance Change service for Shadowlands is retiring from the Blizzard Shop prior to the release of the pre-patch. You can simply visit the Barber Shop and change your gender and customize your appearance. World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Sep 21, 2020 at 18:00 by BluePosts
BlizzCon 2021 Is Coming on February 19th! BlizzCon 2021 Is Coming on February 19th! We have the dates and more details for the new digital-only BlizzCon 2021! Renamed to BlizzConLine, we're getting a big community showcase in addition to the now standard contests we're used to, including cosplay, art, storytelling, a talent spotlight and the March of the Murlocs!

While not listed here, we'll also definitely be getting new information on Blizzard projects, whether it's in the form of live panels or perhaps pre-made videos, but you can be sure the event will have a whole lot of info to share with us.
World of Warcraft WoW Sep 21, 2020 at 17:15 by BluePosts
Updated Skyboxes in Old Zones with Brewfest Toy Updated Skyboxes in Old Zones with Brewfest Toy The skyboxes in older zones have really been looking pretty bad for a long time now, especially with new ones getting so good (hello new Icecrown). Many players have been playing around with adding the new ones to the old zones and it seems like one of those changes that would make basically everyone happy. Well, in case you didn't already know, you can check out what the old zones would look like with the new boxes in-game right now! World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Sep 21, 2020 at 16:23 by Starym
Chorus of Dead Souls Event in Torghast, Tower of the Damned Chorus of Dead Souls Event in Torghast, Tower of the Damned The second Torghast event that we're previewing is called Chorus of Dead. It transforms you into a monstrosity, granting you access to special abilities while you are inside the tower. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Sep 20, 2020 at 21:16 by Stan
15 Minutes Through All Zones and Cinematic Highlights Videos 15 Minutes Through All Zones and Cinematic Highlights Videos We're taking a look at two fan video creations today, with two very different entries. First off we have a really nice overview of all the WoW zones with a very chill fly-through compilation condensed into 15 minutes, showing off the vast variety of places the game has to offer: World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Sep 20, 2020 at 16:48 by Starym
Brewfest 2020 (September 20th - October 6th) Brewfest 2020 (September 20th - October 6th) Brewfest starts today in World of Warcraft. The Brewmaster achievement is required for What a Long, Strange Trip It's Beenand here is the official preview of the event. World of Warcraft WoW Sep 20, 2020 at 13:10 by Stan
Dalaran Recreated in Minecraft Dalaran Recreated in Minecraft It's time for another WoW in other games edition, as redditor LapisBroSammy has gone through a lot of trouble to remake Dalaran in Minecraft! We've already seen similar projects, like the Atal'Dazar, Orgrimmar and Stormwind, Arathi Basin, and even Lich King projects, so this one fits in very nicely! It a project a few years in the making and is looking damn impressive, especially since It was made in Survival mode, but with mob griefing turned off. Let's take a look at some highlights, and you can check out the full imgur album here as well. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Sep 20, 2020 at 06:13 by Starym
Maldraxxus Weather Effects Are Soulstorms Maldraxxus' Weather Effects Are Soulstorms We already know that regardless of other factors in an expansion, WoW's art team will always create top-notch quality environments and effects, but with Shadowlands it seems they're really outdoing themselves. Whether it's the rich canopy of the weird and otherworldly realm that's inspiring them, some of the places we'll be going in the new expansion are really quite something. Today redditor felplague noticed just how awesome some of these designs are, spotting a weather effect in Maldraxxus that wasn't quite rain or snow... World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Sep 20, 2020 at 04:29 by Starym
Affliction Warlock in the Shadowlands: Spec Highlights and Class Recommendations Affliction Warlock in the Shadowlands: Spec Highlights and Class Recommendations We're on to Warlocks, as our expert Motoko shares his extremely positive thoughts on the DoT king of WoW, Affliction, as it's getting some great new features and is set to be an excellent spec in Shadowlands! He goes over the new and changed abilities and talents, Covenant choice, legendaries and even condiuts to give you a really good overview of the spec which is poised to be a top contender if tuning holds.
 
World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Sep 20, 2020 at 04:13 by Starym
Will the Shadowlands Pre-patch Release on October 6th / 7th? Will the Shadowlands Pre-patch Release on October 6th / 7th? Update: Blizzard have released the official preview for everything that's coming in the pre-patch and said the end of Battle for Azeroth Season 4 is coming "soon". You can check out the full post here.

The WoW community spent the second half of this week in anticipation of Blizzard's pre-patch release date announcement, only to come away disappointed. There has been plenty of speculation on the date, going from September 15th all the way to the current most likely date of October 6th (for the US). Also, a brand new clue/tinfoil hat conspiracy has come up recently as well, as some mobs are channeling once again!
World of Warcraft WoW 16 comments Sep 19, 2020 at 17:02 by Starym
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