Blizzard Umbrella #32: Blizzcon Merch, Overwatch Sales Records, and Junkrat to the Nexus!
This week Blizzard Umbrella is back for the thirtieth. 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 Blizzcon merch sale, BC timewalking, HCT, Overwatch hero updates, Junkrat in the Nexus, WCS finals, Destiny 2, and much more. The website is up and running and you can find it at www.theblizzardumbrella.com to find out about the show and the guys.
What We’ve Been Up To:
This past week Dusty has been playing a lot of Hearthstone. As well as Hearthstone Dusty spent some time watching the HGC tournament, leveling some alts in WoW, and playing some HotS.
Ryan, like Dusty mentioned, has been leveling his rogue. Outside of the Rogue Ryan didn’t have a ton of time to play games due to school, but managed to raid one night, try out the Halloween event in Overwatch, and did some Destiny 2 raid.
Blizzard recently announced that the countries of New Zealand, Japan, and Canada will soon be seeing all costs in their own currencies instead of the standard USD. This is the beginning of what Blizzard hopes to do for all countries with Blizzard gamers.
The Blizzcon merch sale is now open to all players. The guys talk about all the cool stuff they like.
The Blizzard annual pumpkin carving contest is now open to contestants. The guys take a look at some of the past entries and mention how good some of them are.
World of Warcraft:
In the World of Warcraft KJ saw some nerfs overall.
The guys also talk about BC timewalking coming back around and whether or not they will jump into Black Temple. Ryan says once was enough.
Ryan also takes some time to discuss the mechanics behind the new legendary trinkets and its epic counterparts from the upcoming raid.
Dusty talks about the HCT Summer Championships and how his picks did. He also discusses with Ryan about their thoughts on how much does the new Blizzard Arena add to the viewing experience.
Beyond the HCT tournament, Dusty talks about the new warlock hero Nemsy Necrofizzle and some of the controversy behind how players can acquire her.
Dusty also discusses some of the free goodies players can get and his favorite, the Gone Fishin’ card back.
This past week in Overwatch Ryan talks about the changes that both Lucio and Mercy received. Lucio had his wall speed increased and Mercy saw a change to her rez in combination with her ult.
Ryan also talks about the recent sales record Overwatch just hit with 35 million sales.
Also a side note, a recent petition was signed by 10k players to force Blizzard to reveal loot box chances in light of some recent pushes to change legislation to treat some in game micro sales with the same rules as gambling.
Dusty mentions that both Junkrat and the Hallows End event are present currently in the Nexus. He also mentions that right now there are tons of new Halloween skins and that the new horse mount looks amazing.
Ryan mentions that a rumor has been going around that there might be a Halloween event going on but the guys come to the conclusion that there is not.…….sad news.
For once, Dusty talks about Starcraft in regards to the recent announcement that the WCS finals will be Oct 27th – Nov 4th.
Ryan finishes off the show with some Destiny 2 talk. Players can expect to see a new Nightfall strike, Exodus Crash.
Ryan also mentions that recently Bungee removed the High kick emote due to players being able to glitch themselves into areas that players aren’t supposed to be able to access with it.
The guys also express some hype for the Oct 24th PC release
PC Min Spec Requirements: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/destiny-2s-pc-release-date-spec-requirements-serve/1100-6450248/
Ryan fails with an impromptu quiz for Dusty. He asked Dusty how many raids were in Wrath. He told Dusty 6 only to change to 7 but in fact after recording Ryan realized there was in fact 9. BIG FAIL!
Fun was had though.
Where to Find us:
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