Blizzard Umbrella #22 : Argus, Tier 21, New Hearthstone Expansion, and the Necromancer!
This week Blizzard Umbrella is back for the twenty second 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. Tier 21 appearances, a new Hearthstone expansion, Argus, and the Necromancer all make the weekly discussion. 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 spending most of his in game time doing Tomb of Sargeras stuff with and for his guild. He also has been continuing to gear up his warlock. Outside of WoW Ryan finished his placement matches in Overwatch, purchased the Necromancer pack, and has been working a lot on both podcasts.
Dusty as well has been spending a lot of time in the World of Warcraft. He managed to get a few games of HotS in and has been playing his Necromancer in Diablo. For WoW, Dusty has been trying out the new raid, leveling up charcters that he hasn’t yet, and working on class mounts.
Information recently data mined from the PTR has brought some news to the attention of the public recently that Argus very well could have some zones. One of the big worries for Ryan was that Argus would just be a raid and not fleshed out very well. Dusty informs everyone that Argus outside of the raid and the new dungeon will be like the Timeless Isles.
Some other information that came from this data mining were models for tier 21. Based on the models Ryan feels like that for the first time in a long time, the tier for the most part is all around very good looking. His past impressions of raid tiers as far back as Wrath of the Lich King was such that he felt like the players would only get 1 or 2 good looking class sets. Tier 21 however is amazing looking for Ryan.
Further Cinematic Storyline Moments:
Dusty and Ryan talk about the announcement that Argus will bring about more cinematic story moments tied in with story quests.
Argus will also bring a new dungeon, Seat of the Triumvirate, to the docket and the guys briefly discuss how they feel the new dungeon will fit in.
Nether like Crucible:
A nether like crucible will potentially be coming to WoW which will allow players a way to customize relics. Ryan explains to Dusty why this would be a good addition to help alleviate the pain that is farming relics for raiding based on their traits, by making a way for players to alter their current relics to be more viable.
New Raid Lead in:
The guys take a moment to discuss the new raid and the possibility of another round of lead in quests like with 7.2.5. Both Ryan and Dusty feel like repeating the weekly quests that players saw with the Broken Shore will be a very bad thing and should be avoided. The guys also discuss how excited they are to finally see the end of what has been a struggle the residents of Azeroth and beyond have been fighting for a very long time.
New Hearthstone Xpac:
Thursday July 6th will bring a new expansion announcement for Hearthstone.
The Necromancer is on live servers now. Dusty has been able to get in some time with it and Ryan plans to try it out this coming weekend. Dusty feels like the Necromancer game play feels really good and is a ton of fun.
New HotS Hero:
Check out the link below for the new hero teaser.
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