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Spell Combos, Ultimates, No Word on Monetization and More: The Big Diablo Immortal Interview Spell Combos, Ultimates, No Word on Monetization and More: The Big Diablo Immortal Interview We have another great Games Beat interview, this time on Diablo: Immortal. Among the big things that have come out of it are how the game design is different from Diablo 4, why there was so little focus on it at BlizzCon, the way combat works, skills, ultimates, items and a whole lot more new info. It's a very detailed and exhaustive interview, so definitely check it out if you're interested in the game. Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal Today at 04:49 by Starym
More Changes to Anniversary Alterac Valley Battleground More Changes to Anniversary Alterac Valley Battleground There's more changes to the anniversary Alterac Valley battleground event, as Blizzard have tuned it more so that certain repetitive quests and turn-ins no longer affect the battle as much. The mines and mount farming for the riders will now only be daily quests and you will not be able to turn them in after the dailies are completed. The timewalking badge rewards for winning and loosing the BG, however are doubled. We already saw significant changes to how Korrak worked in the latest hotfixes, which you can check out here. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 03:01 by Starym
New Lamentation Barbarian Legendary Nerfed, Blizzard Responds New Lamentation Barbarian Legendary Nerfed, Blizzard Responds There was a change to the PTR version of patch 2.6.7 in the client that was at BlizzCon, with the new legendary power for Lamentation being taken off - meaning the 200% buff to Rend is no longer on the item at all. This caused a lot of discussion and complaint from the barbarian community, started by well known barb advocate Free, and today we finally got a response on the matter from Nevalistis, the Diablo community manager. Diablo III D3 Today at 02:51 by Starym
Era Ending with Patch 2.6.7 + Season 19  Probable Start Era Ending with Patch 2.6.7 + Season 19 Probable Start We'll be seeing an end to the current Diablo 3 Era when patch 2.6.7 aka Season 19 arrives, meaning  the main, non-seasonal, leaderboards will reset. As for when exactly the patch will arrive, the safe bet is this Friday, November 15th, as that's how long the between-season downtime has been for the past two seasons.

Season 19, the season of Eternal Conflict, will feature a new system of combos, where you'll get a specific effect trigger after a specific killstreak, as well as a flat damage and move speed buff, stacking  up to 1000 kills. We'll also get new Crusader and Monk sets, new legendary items/powers and a lot more!  Check out the patch notes from the PTR for all the info, as we still wait for the official ones to release:
Diablo III D3 Today at 02:11 by Starym
Worlds Fastest Molten Core Clear in Phase 1 by Salad Bakers World's Fastest Molten Core Clear in Phase 1 by Salad Bakers Molten Core speed runs ahead of Phase 2 seem to be really popular these days and Salad Bakers from Gehennas-EU managed to clear the raid in 28 mins and 29 secs, which is currently the world's fastest reported clear of the 40-player raid. WoW Classic WoW Classic Yesterday at 22:49 by Stan
Patch 8.3 PTR Raid Testing Schedule: November 14th & 15th Patch 8.3 PTR Raid Testing Schedule: November 14th & 15th Normal Ny'alotha is now disabled and a new round of Mythic testing begins November 14. This week, we will finally get to see the final encounter of the raid as N'Zoth will be tested on Heroic Difficulty on November 15. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 22:18 by Stan
Free Character Moves from Select US Realms Available to Horde Characters Only Free Character Moves from Select US Realms Available to Horde Characters Only According to the latest update by Blizzard, free character moves from select US realms will be only available to Horde characters. WoW Classic WoW Classic Yesterday at 21:17 by Stan
Leaks Before the Diablo 4 Announcement: Amazon, Paladin and Release Date? Leaks Before the Diablo 4 Announcement: Amazon, Paladin and Release Date? Some 4 months ago there was a leak over on reddit detailing a lot of the announced features for Diablo 4, and we thought we'd take a look at what exactly the leak got right and not, so we can decide if the part about the other two classes being Amazon and Paladin, as well as the planned beta and release dates are correct. Diablo IV D4 7 comments Yesterday at 20:14 by Starym
New Patch 8.3 Factions: Rajani & Uldum Accord Overview New Patch 8.3 Factions: Rajani & Uldum Accord Overview Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms will be periodically under assaults by N'Zoth's forces in Patch 8.3 and we'll help the Ramkahen (Uldum Accord) and Mogu (Rajani) repel the looming threat. World of Warcraft WoW 7 comments Yesterday at 15:15 by Stan
Shadowlands Overview Guides Now Live Shadowlands Overview Guides Now Live We've updated our guide section with new Shadowlands overviews which cover the upcoming level squish, Class changes, zones, and covenants. We will update them in the future with more information as they become available. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Nov 10, 2019 at 18:54 by Stan
Everything We Know About the Corrupted Items System So Far Everything We Know About the Corrupted Items System So Far A compilation of everything we know about the alternative to Titanforging coming in Patch 8.3. World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Nov 10, 2019 at 17:09 by Stan
New Gameplay Videos Without Commentary New Gameplay Videos Without Commentary Game Informer's next issue is all about Blizzard and they had a visit at the Blizz offices and got another look at the demo we all saw at BlizzCon, with three of their writers getting to play. Luckily for us they made videos from their visit, one for each class, and although we've seen plenty of footage from the demo already, these are "clean", with only the gameplay sounds and no commentary. Diablo IV D4 8 comments Nov 10, 2019 at 16:15 by Starym
NZoth VO in Patch 8.3 N'Zoth VO in Patch 8.3 In Patch 8.3, we're taking the fight directly to N'Zoth in Ny'alotha, the Waking City, and here's a preview of his sound files from the forthcoming patch. World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Nov 10, 2019 at 08:13 by Stan
Scarab Lord and Anniversary Event AhnQiraj Gong Special Interactions Scarab Lord and Anniversary Event Ahn'Qiraj Gong Special Interactions As you'll have noticed, the old Ahn'Qiraj gong got a copy made for the anniversary and it's now in the Caverns of Time, with NPC Coridormi standing next to it. What you probably didn't notice is that Scarab Lords, those rare few that got their mount and achievement for finishing the Ahn'qiraj gate opening quest chain (which was only a few people server, just one on most), have some different interactions with both the gong and Coridormi! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Nov 09, 2019 at 17:33 by Starym
Mythic Season 4 Rewards in Patch 8.3: The Awakened Title & Awakened Mindborer Mount Mythic Season 4 Rewards in Patch 8.3: The Awakened Title & Awakened Mindborer Mount While previous Mythic Seasons only had a Feat of Strength achievement tied to them, you'll be able to collect a new title and a mount in the upcoming Mythic Season 4. World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Nov 09, 2019 at 16:29 by Stan
Into the Nexus BlizzCon 2019 Interview Into the Nexus BlizzCon 2019 Interview Gareth from the Into the Nexus Podcast had a chance to talk to Kyle Dates and Brett "Daybringer" Crawford about Nexus Anomalies. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 6 comments Nov 09, 2019 at 15:48 by Stan
How the Level Squish Will Work with Soloing Old Content How the Level Squish Will Work with Soloing Old Content Eurogamer recently spoke to Shadowlands producer Michael Bybee and lead engineer Patrick Magruder about the level squish coming with the new expansion (and for some reason insisted on calling it a level squash) and we found out some interesting details regarding the way soloing older content will work after it. World of Warcraft WoW 17 comments Nov 09, 2019 at 07:44 by Starym
Diablo 4 Will Feature Cosmetic Microtransactions Diablo 4 Will Feature Cosmetic Microtransactions While Blizzard have been somewhat cagey about this topic in various interviews, it did slip out that they are in fact planning on having microtransactions in the game. We have separate information from a few sources, beginning with Quin69's original interview with lead designer Joe Shely: Diablo IV D4 20 comments Nov 09, 2019 at 02:39 by Starym
WoW Classic Hotfixes: November 8th WoW Classic Hotfixes: November 8th We have some Classic hotfixes today, as guards will get more involved in PvP with Friendly players, presumably in preparation for the Honor system that's coming next week andwe also get an Onyxia threat fix! WoW Classic WoW Classic Nov 09, 2019 at 01:55 by Starym
Methods BlizzCon 2019 Interview Method's BlizzCon 2019 Interview Method sat down Lead Game Designer Morgan Day and Game Producer Shani Edwards at BlizzCon to talk about WoW Shadowlands. World of Warcraft WoW Nov 08, 2019 at 23:46 by Stan
Upgrading Your Version of Shadowlands Upgrading Your Version of Shadowlands The upcoming expansion is now available for pre-purchase and here are some clarifications regarding upgrades for the different versions of Shadowlands. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Nov 08, 2019 at 20:46 by Stan
WoW Classic Phase 2 Launch & Free Character Moves WoW Classic Phase 2 Launch & Free Character Moves Phase 2 will introduce World Bosses and the PvP Honor system and the plan is to set all WoW Classic realms to a single layer on November 12 and release Phase 2 on Thursday, November 14. WoW Classic WoW Classic 1 comment Nov 08, 2019 at 19:00 by Stan
Tyrande in Visions of NZoth Tyrande in Visions of N'Zoth While we haven't heard much of Tyrande recently, she's back in Patch 8.3 filled with rage after the events of the Fourth War unfold. Slight spoilers ahead. World of Warcraft WoW 14 comments Nov 08, 2019 at 11:55 by Stan
Weekly Brawl - Industrial District: November 8th Weekly Brawl - Industrial District: November 8th This week's brawl is Industrial District! The single-lane Overwatch-themed map comes with the usual ARAM rules which include standard play and Shuffle Pick. Destroy the enemy core to win and complete 3 matches to earn a Scarlet Heist Loot Chest. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 1 comment Nov 08, 2019 at 11:17 by Stan
Play Darkmoon Arcade Games in Patch 8.3 Play Darkmoon Arcade Games in Patch 8.3 The Mechafun Arcade has been added to the Darkmoon Faire in Visions of N'Zoth, allowing you to play some of your favorite mini-games for the duration of the event. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Nov 08, 2019 at 10:31 by Stan
NZoths Actual Size from the Nyalotha Raid N'Zoth's Actual Size from the Ny'alotha Raid After the model for N'zoth was datamined a while ago and people started comparing it with other bosses, a whole lot of discussion came up about whether and why he was so small. Today we saw the Heroic raid testing for the penultimate boss of the raid, Carapace of N'zoth, and we get to see the real body of the old god in a skybox: World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Nov 08, 2019 at 06:41 by Starym
Patch 8.2.5 Hotfixes: November 7th Patch 8.2.5 Hotfixes: November 7th It seems the anniversary brought a lot of issues as we have another set of hotfixes addressing the event's problems! The big one today features Alterac Valley and fixes the problem with Alliance reaching Korrak in time as he now spawns 2 minutes after a match starts, and we also get his health buffed so he can survive a bit longer. We then have more anniversary concerns, with some scaling issues fixed for low level players in AV, players without BfA can queue for the event battleground, the AV achievement bug has been fixed and we get some Memories of Azeroth raid tuning! World of Warcraft WoW Nov 08, 2019 at 01:43 by Starym
Q3 Earnings: Classic Drives Biggest Quarterly Increase to Subscription Plans in History Q3 Earnings: Classic Drives Biggest Quarterly Increase to Subscription Plans in History It's that time of year again when we find out how it's going on the financial side of things for Activision Blizzard, with the thord quarter of 2019 bringing better than expected results. WoW Classic is the biggest news, as it has produced the largest increase in quarterly subscription plans in WoW history! While that may sound like some PR talk to boost numbers, we should take into consideration this includes every expansion launch ever, meaning the spike from regular BfA to Classic's release has exceeded even the biggest jumps from a bad or no-content at the end expansion (like WoD) to a popular one (like Legion), which is pretty impressive. Blizzard Blizzard Nov 07, 2019 at 22:48 by Starym
Reputation Gains Increased by 75% This Week Reputation Gains Increased by 75% This Week Reputation gains from World Quests are stacking up to 75% this week, which is ideal for Allied Races reputation farming ahead of Mechagnomes and the Vulpera in Patch 8.3. World of Warcraft WoW Nov 07, 2019 at 20:27 by Stan
Brown Alpaca Drops from Dunegorger Kraulok in Patch 8.3 Brown Alpaca Drops from Dunegorger Kraulok in Patch 8.3 In this week's 8.3 PTR Build 32414, Blizzard added the source for the Brown Alpaca mount. You will be able to obtain it from Dunegorger Kraulok in Vol'dun. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Nov 07, 2019 at 20:00 by Stan
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