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Burning Crusade Classic: Overlords of Outland Now on the PTR Burning Crusade Classic: Overlords of Outland Now on the PTR The PTR has arrived for the next phase of Burning Crusade Classic, as we get Tempest Keep, SSC, guild banks and more: TBC Classic TBC Classic Today at 21:10 by Staff
Shadowlands 9.1 Season 2 Mythic+ DPS Log Rankings, Week 3: Blue and Yellow, Together Again Shadowlands 9.1 Season 2 Mythic+ DPS Log Rankings, Week 3: Blue and Yellow, Together Again The third week of Season 2 has come and gone, and we have the blue team remain at the top, including Fire, which doesn't seem to be going anywhere and just can't be taken down in Mythic+! The very high-end keys are still rarely visited, but +15s seem pretty stable and offering some good stats. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 17:25 by Starym
The Last Time Each Spec Has Been in a World First Kill The Last Time Each Spec Has Been in a World First Kill Here's a very interesting set of data, as Velinian took a look at when exactly each of the specs was present at ANY boss World First kill. Now this certainly isn't intended as an assessment of a spec's actual quality, but is an interesting and fun piece of trivia nonetheless (although perhaps not as "fun" for Survival Hunters). World of Warcraft WoW 7 comments Today at 07:48 by Starym
A Look at the Activision Blizzard Walkout Protest A Look at the Activision Blizzard Walkout Protest Earlier today Activision Blizzard staff held a walkout protest related to the recent sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit and their treatment at the company, and many more than were expected showed up. Blizzard Blizzard 12 comments Today at 06:36 by Staff
A Compilation of In-Game Protests Organized by Players A Compilation of In-Game Protests Organized by Players World of Warcraft players have organized a massive virtual protest in Oribos across multiple servers to support the Activision Blizzard walkout, protesting against the recent harassment allegations and lawsuit. World of Warcraft WoW 9 comments Yesterday at 20:53 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Employees Response to Bobby Koticks Statement Activision Blizzard Employees' Response to Bobby Kotick's Statement Activision Blizzard employees have now responded to Bobby Kotick's statement via IGN and are organizing a walkout protest today. Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments Yesterday at 19:13 by Stan
Exchange Reservoir Anima for Various Goods Exchange Reservoir Anima for Various Goods If you have spare Anima, seek out Anima Exchange Specialist To'kul, a new NPC in Oribos that lets you exchange Anima for various goods. World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Yesterday at 18:47 by Stan
World Quest for the Fathom Dweller Mount Available on US Servers World Quest for the Fathom Dweller Mount Available on US Servers The World Quest for Fathom Dweller is currently available on US servers. Check out how to summon Kosumoth the Hungering and get the mount! World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Yesterday at 16:16 by Stan
Torghast Layer 12 Speed Cleared Under 3 Minutes Torghast Layer 12 Speed Cleared Under 3 Minutes Gitoff speed-cleared Torghast Layer 12 in 2 minutes and 56 seconds. World of Warcraft WoW 8 comments Yesterday at 15:01 by Stan
Hearthstone 21.0 Patch Notes Hearthstone 21.0 Patch Notes A new Hearthstone update prepares the Tavern for United in Stormwind, launching August 3. Here are the official patch notes. Hearthstone HS Yesterday at 07:49 by Staff
Echo World First Sylvanas Windrunner Cinematic Kill Video Echo World First Sylvanas Windrunner "Cinematic" Kill Video Here's a treat for all you RWF fans, and well, everyone else as well as Echo, the winners of the Sanctum of Domination race, have put together a "cinematic" kill/defeat video, with a cool intro and then regular multi-PoV footage going through the entire fight, the nerdscreams and the real-life footage at their event. There's also a cool thank you list to the many players that helped them with split runs which runs at the end, looks like an Avengers movie CGI artists list, and lasts 6 minutes. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 06:57 by Starym
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Koticks Letter to Staff Calls Companys Initial Responses Tone Deaf Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's Letter to Staff Calls Company's Initial Responses "Tone Deaf" We have another internal Activision Blizzard letter, as CEO Bobby Kotick sent the following message to all staff, in which he calls the company's initial responses to the lawsuit and employee concerns "tone deaf", explains that a review of internal policies and procedures has been started, as well as enumerates some immediate actions that will be taken. World of Warcraft WoW 17 comments Yesterday at 01:04 by Starym
Patch 9.1 Hotfixes: July 27th Patch 9.1 Hotfixes: July 27th Her come Tuesday's hotfixes, featuring a brand new and infinite use for Anima, as it can be traded for Korthite Crystals and tradeskill goods! World of Warcraft WoW 7 comments Jul 27, 2021 at 22:41 by Starym
Blizzard Offers Paid Time Off for Wednesdays Walkout Protest Blizzard Offers Paid Time Off for Wednesday's Walkout Protest Blizzard will be offering paid time off during the walkout protest on Wednesday, July 28th. This comes from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, a veteran games journalist with many sources in the industry, who has been covering the Activision Blizzard lawsuit since it was first reported. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Jul 27, 2021 at 22:32 by Starym
A Message From the World of Warcraft Team A Message From the World of Warcraft Team The WoW team has now posted an official message regarding the recent situation and lawsuit: World of Warcraft WoW Jul 27, 2021 at 21:03 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Employee Walkout Protest on Wednesday, July 28th Activision Blizzard Employee Walkout Protest on Wednesday, July 28th Many Activision Blizzard employees have decided to stage a walkout protest in response to the statements made by the company's legal counsel and the latter internal statement by Frances Townsend. The walkout is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday July 28th, and follows an open letter responding to the above statements, which has now been signed by over 2500 employees, and aims to get Activision Blizzard executives to work with the staff on improving working conditions: Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Jul 27, 2021 at 20:20 by Starym
World of Warcraft Streamers/Content Creators Talk About the Lawsuit World of Warcraft Streamers/Content Creators Talk About the Lawsuit Today, we are looking at what streamers/content creators have to say about the ongoing lawsuit. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jul 27, 2021 at 19:04 by Stan
By Our Hand Cinematic Revealed on Live Servers By Our Hand Cinematic Revealed on Live Servers A new cinematic appeared on live servers this week. Check it out! World of Warcraft WoW 13 comments Jul 27, 2021 at 17:26 by Staff
World of Warcraft Class Changes: July 27th World of Warcraft Class Changes: July 27th A handful of class changes (mainly PvP) are hitting live servers after the weekly maintenance in each region. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 27, 2021 at 17:12 by Staff
Race to World First Guild Finances and Stream Viewership Numbers Race to World First Guild Finances and Stream Viewership Numbers Here's some more very interesting insight into the Sanctum Race to World First, as some of the top guilds shared their financial/gold situation before and during the race, and we also have a very interesting report on the various streams' viewership during the race! World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Jul 27, 2021 at 07:42 by Starym
Salvaging Ethereals Gets You a Lot of Mats And... Something Pretty Unexpected Salvaging Ethereals Gets You a Lot of Mats And... Something Pretty Unexpected Another interesting/weird one today: apparently salvaging the new powerful level 70 ethereal items will get you some unexpected and not quite logical results! But at least we do find out the essence of what makes these sought-after items so mighty. Diablo III D3 7 comments Jul 27, 2021 at 06:31 by Starym
Patch 9.1 and Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: July 26th Patch 9.1 and Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: July 26th Here come the week's first hotfixes for 9.1 and BCC. We have changes to the Arena points formula in Classic, some PvP and PvE tuning for 3 classes in retail, in addition to the Necrotic Wake weapons getting tweaked and more. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 27, 2021 at 01:41 by Starym
Critical Open Letter Signed by over 1000 Current and Former Activision Blizzard Employees Critical Open Letter Signed by over 1000 Current and Former Activision Blizzard Employees An open letter criticizing the company's responses and statements in relation to the lawsuit has been sent to several publications, including Bloomberg (who initially reported on the lawsuit) and Polygon, signed by over 1000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees.  Blizzard Blizzard 19 comments Jul 26, 2021 at 20:59 by Starym
Lawyer Reviews of the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit (Videos) Lawyer Reviews of the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit (Videos) We have two videos going into the details of the actual lawsuit aimed at Activision Blizzard, from how the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing works, opinions on the suit's outcomes, what exactly the details mean and a lot more. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Jul 26, 2021 at 19:10 by Starym
Sanctum of Domination Mythic and Heroic DPS Log Rankings: Week 2 Sanctum of Domination Mythic and Heroic DPS Log Rankings: Week 2 We're back for week two of Sanctum Mythic, with many more guilds having downed a LOT more bosses (but still very few in the second part of the raid - only 60ish guilds actually got past Painsmith so far) and so we're going to take a look at both Mythic and Heroic again this week, still focusing primarily on Heroic. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 26, 2021 at 18:02 by Starym
Overlords of Outland (Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2) Hitting PTR Soon Overlords of Outland (Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2) Hitting PTR Soon Holly Longdale,  The Lead Producer on WoW Classic, joined Venruki on the last day of the WoW Classic Arena Tournament and revealed that Phase 2 will be hitting Public Test Realms soon. TBC Classic TBC Classic Jul 26, 2021 at 10:26 by Staff
Echo Co-CEO and Complexity-Limit GM Talk About the Sanctum of Domination Race Echo Co-CEO and Complexity-Limit GM Talk About the Sanctum of Domination Race We have a really cool one to check out today, as two of not only the best players in the world talk about pretty much everything that happened during the Sanctum Race to World first! World of Warcraft WoW Jul 26, 2021 at 07:07 by Starym
You Can See if a Legendary Is in the Horadric Cube From Your Inventory You Can See if a Legendary Is in the Horadric Cube From Your Inventory In the "how have I been playing the game for so long and not have known this" category: did you know there's a way to find out if a legendary power is already in your cube just by LOOKING AT the legendary in your inventory?? Yes? Then why didn't you all tell me?! Diablo III D3 8 comments Jul 26, 2021 at 06:10 by Starym
Ben Brode Talks About a Harrasment Situation, Reports and Firings and More Ben Brode Talks About a Harrasment Situation, Reports and Firings and More We now have former Hearthstone Game Director and one of its chief architects, Ben Brode, speaking out in relation to the accusations of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. He talks about a situation where a colleague confided in him about a harassment situation, as well as mentions several firings that resulted from his own reports to HR and about whether a toxic work environment was why he left the company. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Jul 26, 2021 at 03:34 by Starym
Triple Sylvanas Bow Drop + Players Getting Heroic Upgrade Tokens After Hotfix Triple Sylvanas Bow Drop + Players Getting Heroic Upgrade Tokens After Hotfix Here's some Rae'shalare, Death's Whisper, aka the Sylvanas bow-related news, as players have been receiving Heroic upgrade tokens after having it drop with a lower item level prior to the hotfix, as well a look at a very lucky guild. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 25, 2021 at 20:51 by Starym
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