Blizzard Umbrella #24 : New Hearthstone Expansion, Black Temple Time Walking, Doomfist, and Stukov!
This week Blizzard Umbrella is back for the twenty fourth recording. The guys have both been extremely busy on the show, off the show, in game, and out of game. This week the guys are excited to talk about a lot of the news coming out of the Blizzard camp. This week the guys talk the new Hearthstone expansion, Black Temple time walking, Doomfist, and Stukov. The website is up and running and you can find it at www.theblizzardumbrella.com to find out about the show and what they have been up to.
What We’ve Been Up to:
This past week Ryan has been focusing on his guild’s progression and having some fun with Dusty and the Sunday Funday raid. Ryan also did a +15 which was a lot of fun to say the least and has been leveling up a DH tank alt. Other than WoW and podcasts Ryan got a chance to try some Doomfist action over on the Overwatch PTR.
Dusty as well has been spending some time leveling up an alt, a monk. Dusty got to come along with Ryan’s guild for the Sunday Funday raid and got his KJ kill. Dusty got his first legendary on his Demon Hunter and has been working on the mage class mount. Other than WoW Dusty has been playing an aggro Druid list in Hearthstone.
Knights of the Frozen Throne, the next Hearthstone expansion has been announced. Dusty is super excited for this expansion and believes it will drop the 3rd or 10th of August. With the new expansion, will come a new legendary hero card, that will turn your hero into a Death Knight. Dusty has already purchased the pre-order. Dusty goes on to explain that we will get a bunch of new cards and the hunter hero card turns your hunter into Death Stalker Rexxar. Dusty also goes on to explain what abilities and costs are associated with this card. This type of hero card will be available for every class. Lifesteal will also be making its appearance in the new cards available. July 24th as Dusty tells us, will be the next reveal of more things to come with this new expansion.
Also in Hearthstone news, is a new event, a frost event. This event like the current one will also give lots of free stuff and is a great opportunity for players to get into the game.
World of Warcraft:
The long wait for Ryan and many other raiders who go back to the days of Burning Crusade, is finally over. Black Temple time walking is here. Ryan and his guild are super ecstatic to get into Black Temple time walking. The raid will drop 900 ilvl gear and will scale everyone down to level 70. Ryan also talks with Dusty about how the raid will be somewhere between normal and lfr tuning wise. The guys in closing for this topic discuss briefly the nostalgic appeal of this event.
Also in WoW news is the Mythic World Race and a Korean guild joining Method and Exorsus on Mythic KJ. Ryan and Dusty make their predictions that the mythic race will see its end inside of this week.
Dusty this week found a website. wowloretldr.com. This site, takes the history of Warcraft and breaks it down into super short bite size chunks. The guys take a moment to ooh and aah over the website and how cool it is for lore nuts who might not enjoy reading quest text. This site has a ton of good information and is really worth checking out in the guys’ opinion.
There has possibly been a leak revealing the next expansion. Per some data mining on the ptr, there were some icons found that give a hint at a new zone and a new expansion. Both Dusty and Ryan feel that the next expansion with what we already possibly know that this would be super cool.
To close out the WoW talk the guys briefly discuss one of the new mounts datamined for Argus and changes to artifact knowledge. The mount looks really good and the guys are pumped to try and get it. Artifact knowledge might see a boost to 50 in Argus.
Ryan had a chance to try out Doomfist before the show. Doomfist has a hand cannon that shoots rechargeable ammo out of his left hand. The right hand contains the “Doomfist”. This fist has an uppercut ability, a backhand ground slam ability, a punch that launches Doomfist forward, and an ultimate which launches Doomfist up in the air where the player can target a spot on the ground for Doomfist to come crashing down and one shot anyone caught standing there. Ryan and Dusty also take some time to discuss the feel of Doomfist.
Dusty lets everyone know that Stukov launches today and is a support character. A support character that is more utility than healing. Dusty also takes some time to describe his abilities.
While everyone awaits the next season, Dusty tells everyone about a bug that people were exploiting to one shot everyone and infinitely level their characters paragon levels. This exploit did bring about a hotfix and a double xp weekend coming up.
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