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Blizzard Umbrella: The Podcast For People Who Love Blizzard Games

This is a podcast about all things Blizzard Entertainment. We cover all of their games on a weekly basis. We talk World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, and Starcraft 2. Each week Dusty and Ryan talk about their weeks in the Blizzard Universe, the recent news, and a topic related to the Blizzard gaming sphere. This podcast was inspired by shows like The Instance, Convert To Raid, Overwatchers, Angry Chicken, and so much more! If you are into blizzard games this is the show for you!
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May 12, 2016
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My week in Blizzard Games.
 
WoW - Doing my normal Garrison Dailies. Leveled up my skinning to 700 on my Hunter Main --- Trying to make a checklist now that Legion will be coming in a few months on what I want to have done by August 30th release date. Started a new undead Warlock for no reason at all... I don't even like the undead models at all. May delete the character soon. :)
 
Hearthstone - Been playing a Yogg Mage all week long plus a Divine shield Paladin that has been a ton of fun. The meta is beginning to take shape and it is a lot of  fun. Chakki took first place in the DH tournament in Austin.
 
HOTS - In heroes I have been playing a TON of Lt. Morales. She is basically an OP healer from what I can tell. I played 11 games with her and won 9. I really am enjoying heroes more now that I am going in and playing different types of characters. I have been trying to do my dailies every couple days and that keeps me motivated to play different heroes that I may not have tried before.
 
Diablo 3 - Continuing with my Seasonal Journey in Season 6. This has been a lot of fun this season playing a Wizard. I am in the process of finish my Firebirds set. I have all the pieces but a couple of them have really bad rolls. I'm trying to unlock that darn portrait this Season! That is my goal.
 
Starcraft - Trying to continue my way through the story line. And want to begin playing the new 
 
Overwatch - Not to much Overwatch this week as I am trying to wait until release so all of my progress does not get wiped. 
 
Blizzard Gaming News
 
Wow - Some transmog items have popped up all over for those who go to see the new Warcraft Movie. They all look pretty cool. A bunch of updates to the Legion Alpha, BUT all of that stuff is going to change anyways
 
There was a live stream with content creator Jesse Cox that revealed some interesting stuff about Legion and World Quests
  • Order Halls have less visual customization but you can customize the gameplay. Order Halls are iconic locations that have been around long before you--you wouldn't totally redecorate it. However, the Artifact Weapons have visual customization.
  • Order Hall fantasy - you are a champion but also part of a group of famous peers. Think King Author and Knights of the Round Table.
One time story Epic quest for each class. Gave some really cool examples.
Every day when you log in, there is an emissary that asks you to do specific sets of world quests to aid a faction 
Talked about the leveling experience from 1 and how they know it is broken and they want to fix it.
They talked about other stuff as well BUT it's all online linked somewhere for you to find easily.
 
Hearthstone - The biggest news in the hearthstone world was that Chakki won the DH Austin tournament this weekend with some really cool decks. He had a nazoth Paladin deck that was awesome!
 
Heroes of the Storm - This week 2 new heroes were revealed. Chromie and Medivh. Both are assassins. and Chromie is the first Gnome to enter the game! How exciting is that! There are going to be some major Heroe reworks in the near future for Arthas and Anubarak as well as Falstad. 
They also talked about the upcoming Ranked Mode Revamp. So they introduced Grandmaster Leagues, Seasons, and Rewards. This will begin around a month from now. There are multiple tiers now with rewards each season. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and the best will be called diamond. With each win or loss you may either be promoted to the next highest tier or demoted to a tier below the one you are in now. Also, I love this because I am all about more STUFF like the rewards such as the Wolf that they have teased in the forum post as well as new portraits.
 
Overwatch - The only news in overwatch is that the Beta is over and they gave us an extra day so that was fun. As I said earlier I am patiently waiting the release date on the 24th of May.
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