This week Blizzard Umbrella is back for the nineteenth recording. The guys have both been hard at work on the show, off the show, in game, and out of game. This week the guys are talking about some of the exciting news coming out of Blizzard. There has been a lot of news coming out of Blizzard this week and the guys are eager to talk about it. 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:
Dusty is off on a much needed vacation with his family. While he is enjoying his time off with the wife and kid Ryan is keeping the show running. Dusty will be back with the regular recording next week, but this week, Ryan has a special guest on the show and his name is Anthony!
This past week Ryan has been a leveling machine. With Tomb of Sargeras right around the corner, Ryan has been scrambling and leveling toons trying to find what character he will play for Tomb to fill whatever voids his guild ends up having. Outside of WoW after Ryan takes care of the real life on goings we all deal with, the podcasts and school, there hasn't been much time for other games.
Anthony, makes his podcast Debut. He tells the show that he plays tons of WoW and Hearthstone but other than playing Diablo with content releases he doesn't find himself playing many of the other games. Anthony finds himself enjoying leveling but not the grind for gear. In WoW Anthony labels himself as a hardcore casual. He doesn't raid in any capacity but really enjoys rep grinds. He has been enjoying these rep grinds since his first days of WoW in the latter portion of Wrath.
Recently Blizzard made a comment that they feel raid pacing in Legion has been good. Ryan feels like yes, they can absolutely hold to to that claim with EN and ToV and into Nighthold. They can not however claim that Nighthold into Tomb of Sargeras was good pacing. It has been what Ryan feels like, the opposite of what Blizzard had claimed they would not do again. They claimed that they wouldn't repeat the staleness that was Warlords of Draenor and yet Ryan feels like they are right back there with the wait for Tomb and not to mention the giant ball that is the Broken Shore they dropped. That being said however, Ryan and his guild is overly ready and excited for Tomb.
Class Mounts are here:
This past week marked the appearance of class mounts. Anthony got his mount but explains that mounts aren't something he gets overly excited about. Mounts for Anthony serve a purpose and with or with out the cosmetics of those mounts, as long as the job he needs them to do gets, done, he is more than happy.
Pet Battle Dungeons:
Anthony tells the listeners about the new pet battle dungeon that's on its way, Deadmines! This dungeon will bring some great nostalgia and another dungeon to pet battle dungeon pool, along side Wailing Caverns. The new dungeon will also bring some more pets to the game!
Black Temple Timewalking:
Black Temple makes its' return with time walking. Ryan's group is looking forward to this and will more than likely go in on a raid night to knock it out and relive some of the past glory that was Burning Crusade. The gear that drops out the raid will scale to the level of your character and the encounters will still have mechanics that will need to be taken care of. This raid will not be a push over like looking for raid.
Legendary and Heirlooms:
Legendaries will get bumped to 970 with an item that is obtainable to to upgrade already existing legendaries. Heirlooms will also see a bump to 110 with Tomb of Sargeras.
The Necromancer beta went live last week which means Necromancers being live is inching its way closer.
Diablo Cross Over:
Maltheal a new assasin is coming to HOTS and the cross over event in HOTS this time is for Diablo. With this event after playing 15 games in a party with a friend you get a cool death horse like mount in HOTS and ghost Kerrigan wings in Diablo. This event starts on the 13th.
A New Hero Leaked for Overwatch:
There has been a pretty good leak recently about a new hero coming to Overwatch. This hero's name appears to be Hammond, who is a chimpanzee support character. This character has placeable hook points that either puts up a barrier or stuns.
The anniversary event ends the 12th so make sure to get in there and get your loot boxes while you can.
Hearthstone is going to see some new features like deck importing and golden card stacking.
Ryan Anthony talk about Blizzard resource management. Ryan feels like the resources for WoW have been spread thin and in some cases away from some things that would have once upon a time not gone neglected with the push putting out more content quicker than they have in the past.
The guys also discuss what could the secret dev team at Blizzard be cooking up? Is it a mobile game? All Anthony knows is that he hopes it's not free to play.
Anthony wants a Warcraft 4!
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...also on The Raider's Confessional podcast
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