Blizzard Umbrella #27 : The Netherlight Crucible, Garrosh Hellscream, Knights of the Frozen Throne, and Lucioball!
This week Blizzard Umbrella is back for the twenty seventh recording. The guys have both been hard at work both 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. WoW catchup mechanics, Garrosh Hellscream, Lucioball, and the new Hearthstone expansion are all on this weeks lineup. 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 back into the gaming realm after having been on vacation and has also been working a lot. In game Ryan has been playing some Diablo on his freshly 70 Necromancer. His guild downed H Avatar and is working on KJ. Other than that Ryan has been leveling his hunter and got his priest class mount.
Dusty this past week pick up the Twilight and Luminous Starseeker. In WoW Dusty has been spending a ton of time on his fresh character he is trying to get Loremaster on. Dusty has been doing all of this as he reads the Chronicle books. On top of WoW Dusty has also been playing a bunch of Overwatch. In Diablo Dusty has gotten up into the 400 paragon range. Outside of Blizzard games Dusty has been playing some PUBG with Marty from the Blue Recluse and Ryan.
World of Warcraft:
Right now, Blizzard in 7.3 has a few catch up mechanics slotted that will be super cool additions. The first mechanic is a change to artifact knowledge. Starting Day 1 with 7.3 every single player no matter how long they have been at level 110, will have the exact same artifact knowledge and that knowledge will go up one level each week. That means 10 weeks into 7.3 if someone hits level 110 for the first time they will automatically be at AK level 50.
Also coming to the game is the Netherlight Crucible. The Netherlight Crucible will unlock relic talents when you hit 6 different artifact points. Each point will randomly assign a shadow trait and a holy trait to a relic slot. No trait can be assigned twice. Every time you put a new relic into your weapon for each tier of traits you have unlocked you will randomly be assigned new traits.
Heroes of the Storm:
Garrosh releases this week and Michael weighs in on last weeks discussion. Michael talks about how he thinks that so many new characters won’t affect league play because the players will adapt. Michael also talks about the fact that new characters gives player more options to find a character for a certain role that they really enjoy. For instance Varian might not be a fun Warrior for a player but Garrosh might.
The new Hearthstone expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, is here. As this expansion gets closer Dusty feels like this expansion has been receiving less hype than Un’Goro. Dusty worries that the new cards won’t be as exciting and fun. With the new expansion players will be getting Thrall Death Seer for Shamans and Arc Bishop Benedictus for Priests.
Lucioball is back and with a competitive mode. Both of the guys are super pumped to have this. Along with Lucioball is the Summer Games event and a bunch of new skins. The old skins will be reduced to 1000 in price.
The new season is well under way and recently there was a nerf to goblin appearance rates in a certain area because players were abusing this to level. With this nerf some of the dev team received death threats from players. NOT COOL.
Starcraft Remastered will be making its appearance on the 14th!
Trivia for Ryan:
Dusty asks Ryan what boss is in both WoW and Diablo and has the same name. Ryan answers Cow King and is right but Dusty says he is wrong and that he should have answered The Butcher in Highmaul.
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