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Madame Lazul Reveal: Rise of Shadows The Fortune Teller and member of the League of E.V.I.L is a Legendary minion for Priest. Hearthstone HS Yesterday at 23:11 5 comments
Hide All Slots Except Pants Option Coming in Patch 8.2 In the next World of Warcraft content update, you will be able to hide everything except for pants at the Transmogrifier. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 19:46 10 comments
Loot Trading in Classic WoW Loot trading, introduced back in Wrath, will be preserved in WoW Classic. Back in the day, you would open a ticket and it could take days for the item to reach the intended recipient, so Blizzard decided to keep it. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 17:03 2 comments
Weekly Brawl - Lost Cavern: March 22nd This week's brawl is Lost Cavern, but there isn't any quest associated with it, meaning you won't receive a Loot Chest for playing three games. We currently don't know if this is a bug or intended. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Yesterday at 13:49 12 comments
Draught of Ten Lands Exploit Ban Wave: March 22nd Players recently abused a bug related to the Draught of Ten Lands potion. Separating the potion into multiple stacks resulted in more Draught of Ten Lands applications than intended. Everyone who exploited the bug have had their account suspended. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 11:47 10 comments
Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes: March 21st Here come more hotfixes, today focused on the Brawler's Guild issues, Wintergrasp Honor gains have been buffed, Paladins get a reduction in haste gains for Light of the protector and there's more quest and achievement fixes as well. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 00:24
Live Developer Q&A Roundup: March 21st Game Director Ion Hazzikostas today answered your Battle for Azeroth questions and here are the highlights! The WoW dev team is internally discussing a level squish and no Allied Races are planned for Patch 8.2. World of Warcraft WoW Mar 21, 2019 at 22:48 6 comments
Three New Rise of Shadows Cards Revealed in Latest Hearthside Chat In his inaugural Hearthside Chat appearance, Chad "Celestalon" Nervig introduces us to the League of E.V.I.L. and shows two new Warrior and a Warlock card. Hearthstone HS Mar 21, 2019 at 22:38 12 comments
Inven Global Leak on Hearthstone Grandmasters Format Ever since the announcement of the Hearthstone Masters system, the details on the final tier - Hearthstone Grandmasters - have been a mystery. However, Tom Matthiesen from Inven Global has released some info on its format, prize pool and invited players. Hearthstone HS Mar 21, 2019 at 12:58
Tavern Brawl: Battle of the Bans This is a brand new Constructed Tavern Brawl. Hearthstone HS Mar 20, 2019 at 23:44 13 comments
Icy Veins Podcast Episode #38 In Episode 38 of the Icy Veins Podcast, we speculate about the Derek & Jaina Reunion Cinematic, discuss Hearthstone's Rise of Shadows expansion with Sophia, and go through main features of the latest Heroes of the Storm update that will go live next week. Icy Veins Icy Veins Mar 20, 2019 at 23:34
Tiger's Peak Arena Temporarily Disabled Tiger's Peak, introduced back in Mists of Pandaria, will be removed from the pool of Arena maps with next week's maintenance. World of Warcraft WoW Mar 20, 2019 at 21:59
Crucible of Storms Item Tuning Crucible of Storms tuning continues. The raid will open on April 16 and Blizzard increased the effects of certain items via hotfix to the PTR last Friday. World of Warcraft WoW Mar 20, 2019 at 21:10 5 comments
What's Coming in World of Warcraft Patch 8.2: Rise of Azshara Now that Patch 8.1.5 is live, it's time to find out what's coming in Rise of Azshara. World of Warcraft WoW Mar 20, 2019 at 20:23 11 comments
Rise of Shadows Card Reveal Schedule The community card reveals for RIse of Shadows will happen during the next ten days. Hearthstone HS Mar 20, 2019 at 18:20
Trial of Style Season 4 (March 20th - March 24th) Trial of Style is back with Season 4 starting today and Blizzard added four new Ensembles in Patch 8.1.5 which can be purchased for 60 Trial of Style Tokens each. You can queue up for the event by talking to a transmogrifier through March 24. World of Warcraft WoW Mar 20, 2019 at 17:48 3 comments
Roger and Reall Banned from Hearthstone Grandmasters To ensure the integrity of Hearthstone esports, Blizzard has banned the two Taiwanese players who were previously accused of wintrading and stream sniping. Hearthstone HS Mar 20, 2019 at 17:41 4 comments
Upcoming Changes to Shards & Loot Boxes in Heroes of the Storm An overview of a few changes to the game's monetization model in the upcoming patch. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Mar 20, 2019 at 12:52 11 comments
Heroic Deals: March 19th Arthas, Mephisto, and the Lost Vikings are on sale this week along with Golden Lunar Skyrocket which costs 10,000 Gold. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Mar 20, 2019 at 11:59
Live Patch, Mar 19th: Baptiste, Balance for 19 Heroes and More Here comes Baptiste! And he's bringing with him a whopper of a patch with a huge amount of Hero changes. There's also yet more changes to how armor works, this time in relation to damage over time effects, with them having varied greatly and being more normalized now. Damge boost also got a look and it now applies when a projectile is fired as opposed to when it his. Overwatch OW Mar 19, 2019 at 23:00
This Week in WoW: March 19th Events for this week include Trial of Style with new Ensembles, Comp Stomp PvP Brawl, and more! World of Warcraft WoW Mar 19, 2019 at 22:49 1 comment
Oblivitron & Lazul's Scheme Reveal: Rise of Shadows A Legendary Hunter minion and an Epic Priest spell were revealed earlier on an Instagram story by PlayHearthstone. Hearthstone HS Mar 19, 2019 at 22:06 8 comments
Realm Maintenance Podcast Episode #281 Rho chatted with me and Patrick on the latest episode of the Realm Maintenance Podcast. We discussed origins of the Icy Veins Podcast, what's ahead for the show, and Icy Veins as a fansite. Tune in to Episode 281 to find out more! World of Warcraft WoW Mar 19, 2019 at 19:55
Chromie & Lucio Rework: A List of All Abilities & Talents Chromie and Lucio were revamped in the latest patch and here's a look at their updated abilities and talents. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Mar 19, 2019 at 18:44 9 comments
Support WoW Esports Programs with Your Toy Purchase You can now directly contribute toward this year's finals LAN event prize pools for Arena World Championship and the Mythic Dungeon International by purchasing two new toys. World of Warcraft WoW Mar 19, 2019 at 18:20 6 comments
Alterac Valley in Classic Clarification With the specific time frame Classic will be releasing in and the recent announcement of the content plan for it, Blizzard have now clarified how Alterac Valley will fit into that timeline. It seems we're getting the 1.12 version of the original battleground, before reinforcements were added and before all Commanders Lieutenants were removed. Check out the full statement below: World of Warcraft WoW Mar 19, 2019 at 16:27 2 comments
Official Cosplay Battle Finals Voting The official Cosplay Battle Europe projects are done and we have 6 amazing entries from 6 European countries, whose topics were chosen by the community and that the artists put a huge amount of effort into. Now it's time to vote for the best and get a chance to win one of 10 Overwatch goodie bags filled with art books, Funko Pops, plushies and a lot more! Overwatch OW Mar 19, 2019 at 14:29 1 comment
Heroes Blue Posts: March 19th The Heroes team recently talked about Loss Forgiveness, Storm League seeding, and solo queue in a series of blue posts on Reddit. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Mar 19, 2019 at 11:43 4 comments
Brawler's Guild Guides for World of Warcraft Patch 8.1.5 Patch 8.1.5 brings a new Brawler's Guild Season and in this post, we wanted to highlight our updated Brawler's Guild guides. World of Warcraft WoW Mar 19, 2019 at 09:44
Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes: March 18th We have a bunch of fixes today with Tailoring quest issues being addressed as well as a couple of smaller quest and PvP problems as well. World of Warcraft WoW Mar 19, 2019 at 00:49READ MORE NEWS
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- Made several updates to the guide.
- 22 Mar. 2019: Marksmanship Hunter Battle of Dazar'alor as Marksmanship Hunter
- Added tips for Jaina on Mythic Difficulty.
- 21 Mar. 2019: Fire Mage Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities
- Formatted the rotation to be clearer during AoE rotations and added more Pyroclasm information.
- 20 Mar. 2019: Restoration Druid Gear and Best in Slot
- Added Tortollan Seekers world quest trinkets.
- 19 Mar. 2019: Beast Mastery Hunter Introduction
- Updated the Raiding viability/performance comparison section.
- 19 Mar. 2019: Frost Death Knight Frequently Asked Questions
- Updated the page for Patch 8.1.5.
- 19 Mar. 2019: Frost Death Knight Gear and Best in Slot
- Added a note about on-use trinkets.
- 19 Mar. 2019: Frost Death Knight Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities
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