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A Raid for All Seasons: Flexible Raid Preview
2013/06/06 at 8:07 PM
Blizzard is introducing a new raid format in Patch 5.4! The new
system is designed to allow social groups a close-knit raiding experience outside of the usual 10 and 25 player formats.
This new raid format is intended to appeal to players who enjoyed the 10-player normal format in Wrath of the Lich King. It's something players can enjoy doing for fun on off-nights with their Real ID or Battle.net friends. There isn't an ilvl requirement for Flexible Raids, so new alts can tag along too!
This should also be a welcome alternate to LFR, where players can run through easy content solely with their friends and don't have to rely on PUGs to round out 25 players. Rewards are also slightly better in this format--higher ilvl gear, and the chance to complete achievements and win mounts.
A raid's difficulty will scale based on how many players are in the Flexible Raid. Between 10 and 25 people can be in this raid.
This raid format has a separate lockout than LFR, and Normal/Heroic. You can also complete achievements on this difficulty level.
Gear rewards will be between LFR and Normal quality. Players can also get some items not available in LFR.
There's no ilvl requirement for Flex
Diablo® III – Coming September 3 to Xbox 360 & PS3
2013/06/06 at 9:03 AM
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<p>On September 3, evil will be reborn on console systems throughout the world with the release of Diablo® III on the PlayStation™ 3 and Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft. That's right, Diablo III will be unleashing hell on <em>both</em> Xbox 360 and PS3™ before summer's end, so <a href="
in your preorders with your local retailer soon</a>.</p></br>
<p>As an added bonus, all preorders of the Xbox 360 and PS3™ versions of Diablo III will include the exclusive Infernal Helm (in-game item only. . .though we have to admit it'd look pretty sharp IRL). Wearable at level 1, the Infernal Helm confers a +EXP bonus to help you whip your new PlayStation™ or Xbox® characters into shape. Plus, it looks sweet as hell on all five mortal heroes of Sanctuary—be it the Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Wizard, Demon Hunter, or Monk. Keep in mind that the redeemable key for the Infernal Helm, which you will find in your preordered console copy of Diablo III on launch day, requires an I
Introducing Talk Azeroth: A New Show by Olivia Grace
2013/06/05 at 5:06 PM
We're proud to announce that Olivia Grace will be joining our
YouTube channel with a new weekly show,
! You may recognize Olivia from her prolific articles on
covering everything from PvP news to breaking news to UI advice. She's also one of the
hosts over at Gamebreaker.tv, which Lore from
hosted before starting his new job at Blizzard!
This week on the very first episode of Talk Azeroth, Olivia Grace waxes lyrical on the departure of her predecessor to the sunny shores of Blizzard Entertainment, and recounts her own tale of her recent visit to Blizzard EU in Paris, where she got to play Hearthstone, as well as grilling Blizzard developers Ben Brode and Eric Dodds on the upcoming CCG.
Moving in to the more Warcraft-focused news, Olivia brings us up to date on the WoW movie, with a short potted history, before wondering whether it will be a success, theorizing what route might work best for Blizzard's box office, and asking whethe
Patch 5.3 Hotfixes: June 4th
2013/06/04 at 9:02 PM
More Patch 5.3 hotfixes went up this evening:
Gate of the Setting Sun
now requires players to be at least 88 when entering on Normal difficulty.
Some changes were made to Matter Swap on the
Fox pet family's
ability now have a duration of 10 seconds, down from 30 seconds.
Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King
and Retinal Armors now scale properly for the level 85-89 bracket for Battlegrounds.
Click the cut for the full hotfix notes!
All Character Services 50% Off This Week, New Battle.net Desktop Client
2013/06/04 at 4:29 PM
It looks like a new Battle.net desktop client, similar to Steam, may be on its way--a huge improvement over the Launcher. When recently going through Hearthstone data, we found some details on this desktop client:
All Blizzard games are integrated--no more separate launchers for each game.
There are tabs to view information on all Blizzard games, patch notes, and promotions, as well as news and blogs written by Blizzard CMs.
Many Settings options for all games, including game installation, security options, game updates, battle.net app specifics, and network details.
None of the screenshot shown are finalized--this appears to just be an early teaser, although the beta logo at the top left would seem to indicate that we'll hear more about this soon.
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Hearthstone Image Tooltips, Patch 5.3 Darkmoon Faire Changes
2013/06/03 at 12:43 PM
Patch 5.3 Darkmoon Faire Changes
Each patch in Mists of Pandaria has brought updates to the Darkmoon Faire, and Patch 5.3 is no exception. The Faire went up again yesterday, and we noticed the following changes:
The Darkmoon Faire is now affected by CRZ in Patch 5.3. This makes accomplishing
, and completing quests like
DEPRECATED: Putting the Carnies Back Together Again
much more difficult than before.
On a happier note, the
needed to complete
Collect Your Deck (Season 2)
and fight the
at the Brawler's Guild is confirmed to be found inside
Darkmoon Game Prize
Darkmoon Game Prize
from completing the following Darkmoon Faire dailies:
He Shoots, He Scores!
It's Hammer Time
The Humanoid Cannonball
Only level 90 players can see the
Darkmoon Game Prize
to the right character before opening.
Your Brawler's Guild rank doesn't affect your chances at seeing this item. The resulting quest,
, unlocks the option to fight the
on your entire account.
Many US players have reported CRZ issues with obtaining
. Switching servers ca
Transmogrification Guide: Dungeon Sets
2013/06/01 at 12:44 PM
Today's transmog guide covers all the armor sets that are acquired in dungeons across all expansions. Many of these sets do not have class-restrictions and resemble quest or class-specific tier gear, making them very popular among users, like
Judgement Armor (Recolor)
We've organized all the dungeon sets by expansion and type, as well as provided links when applicable to all of their sources. You can also mouseover the set's name to see an image of the set!
In addition, you can search for dungeon sets more easily now with our new
Check out the complete updated series of Transmogrification Guides:
PvE and PvP Tier Armor
Lookalike Tier Without Class Restrictions
Patch 5.3 Hotfixes: May 29
2013/05/29 at 7:35 PM
Here's the latest in Patch 5.3 hotfixes:
Latent Kor'kron helms now come with a meta and yellow gem socket. Should be better for alts now!
Greater Cache of Treasures
, awarded for completing Normal difficulty Scenario should now properly have a chance to contain Motes of Harmony.
Conquest Quartermasters (Armsmaster Holinka and Roo Desvin) should be available once again. They sell Season 13 Tyrannical gear for
if you have completed
Hunter pets will now auto-cast
Click the cut to read the complete hotfixes!
Blizzard on Titan: Official Statement
2013/05/28 at 10:11 PM
Late this evening, rumors started circulating that Titan, Blizzard's next-gen MMO, was delayed until 2016 with many developers reassigned to other projects.
WoW down to 8.3 million subscribers
after the latest Activision Blizzard earnings call, some players thought that Titan development needed to be sped up. But in order to be a truly great next-gen MMO and breathe some new life into the genre, taking extra time to deliver an excellent product is worth the wait.
ZAM reached out to Blizzard
to see if any of the rumors, first covered on
, were true. In the following statement, it was confirmed that some developers have been reassigned to other projects while the core team implements some large design and technology changes to Titan. No specifics on launch dates were given.
We've always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception. We've come to a point where we need
News Roundup: Ghostcrawler Tweets, Patch 5.3 Tribute NPCs
2013/05/28 at 11:20 AM
5.3 Flavor NPCs
Patch 5.2 introduced some quirky world details like a
Fire Kitty disguise
, and it looks like Patch 5.3 is continuing this trend with some interesting additions. This weekend, users found several interesting NPCs added in Patch 5.3 in obscure locations!
First up there's
, the epitome of a successful classic-era rogue. She wears full
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
besides her. The
used to be a reward from a long LBRS questline in vanilla.
Next to her are clickable pots of
Assassin's Grade Blinding Powder
Assassin's Grade Flash Powder
that gives your character a brown crafting animation. They're references to the removed Rogue reagent
, originally needed for
, originally needed for
. Using these pots resets cooldowns on those two abilities if they've been used recently.
She can be found at 73.6, 54.4 off the coas
Patch 5.3: Updated Brawler's Guild Guide
2013/05/25 at 3:07 PM
The Brawler's Guild, added in 5.1, is designed to provide players with solo challenges that test their DPS and situational awareness. Players fight various well-loved bosses with quirky abilities to gain ranks in the Guild, earning titles and vanity items as prizes. While gaining an invitation to participate in the Guild is exclusive, any player can gather around the Brawl areas and watch their friends learn the new bosses.
This guide covers how to obtain an invitation, the guild locations, vendors, all the bosses and their abilities, how to complete the achievements, vanity items, and fun touches like tribute NPCs to
We have updated it for Patch 5.3, which includes twenty new bosses, Challenge Cards, new vanity items, and spectator mode!
Also be sure to check out
GuildOx's new Brawler's Guild Ranking Tool
to see how far along your friends are!
Click the cut to read the guide!
Patch 5.3 Hotfixes: May 24th
2013/05/24 at 8:51 PM
In tonight's Patch 5.3 hotfixes, the Chess Encounter in Karazhan got another nerf. Other changes include:
Boot rewards for
Path of the Last Emperor
can now be upgraded.
Summonable bosses on the
Isle of Thunder
will now drop their special vanity weapons, like
, more frequently.
Divine Protection should now be usable while stunned.
Socket bonuses for helms now give PvP Power instead of Resilience.
Click the cut to read the hotfixes!
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