Blizzard Umbrella #20 : Looking back at the Legionfall Campaign, Hammond to Overwatch, and the Lich King Returns?!
This week Blizzard Umbrella is back for the twentieth recording. The guys have both been hard at work on the show, off the show, in game, and out of game. This week Dusty makes his triumphant return after a much-needed vacation and the guys talk about some exciting Blizzard things that are on the horizon. 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:
Ryan this past week has been putting the pedal to the floor with guild raid prep as Tomb of Sargeras is knocking on the door. Outside of guild raid prep Ryan has been gearing up his Destruction Warlock to be his main raid toon for Tomb. Ryan has also been playing some HotS with Dusty and doing the typical real life stuff. He has also been working hard on his other podcast The Raider's Confessional.
Dusty this past week was on vacation. For the most part, he disconnected from the internet and only played a few games of Hearthstone when he had some down time. Over the last few days leading up to this show's recording, Dusty did manage to hit grindstone in Overwatch with his placement matches and some more HotS for the Diablo event. In WoW, Dusty managed to get his Hunter mount and absolutely loves it. Dusty also talks about how he is not super happy about not being able to use his class mounts on all of his characters. That being said he likes most of the class mounts and thinks they are pretty cool.
Looking back at 7.2 to 7.2.5:
As the guys take a look back at 7.2 one thing comes through loud and clear. With what was originally intended for the Broken Shore and the accompanying quests to what we see now on live, Ryan talks to the fact that he feels like Blizzard really missed the mark on this one. The quests were lackluster, tedious, nothing new, and in general not fun. Dusty also feels like a better solution to the Broken Shore content would have been a quest line that takes you all over Azeroth revisiting when we began and gone through with the Legion conflict.
The guys quick touch on the Kerrigan wings that are coming to D3 via the HotS crossover event. They both think they are super cool and are excited to play some Necro and get in D3 when some more new content drops.
Hammond to Overwatch?!:
It was mentioned in the last episode that there is a pretty credible source leaking newsthat the new hero to join the ranks of Overwatch is a Chimpanzee name Hammond. Hammond, like Winston, was result of the moon experiments except he comes from the other side of the fence from Winston. Hammond is angry, there is a rivalry between him and Winston, and he is supposedly a new support hero. He has a barrier and a stun that he can place. The guys go on to talk about how the dynamics that are entertained between all the characters make the game super cool and fun to play all the different characters.
Return of the Lich King Hearthstone Expansion?!:
There was a recent leak via a domain purchase by Blizzard, returnofhelichking.com, that the next expansion in Hearthstone could very well be a Lich King-themed one. A lot of the speculation and talk has been that it will not be a WoW related piece of content but rather a Hearthstone one. There have been some Lich King cardbacks which also leads the community to believe it is indeed a Hearthstone expansion. The guys talk some more about the time line and how the story is fleshed out inside of the game. As the guys wrap of the Hearthstone talk, the chat ends up on a brief discussion about how hilarious the recent shorts the Hearthstone team has been putting out have been.
Getting ready for Tomb:
Dusty asks Ryan what he would suggest to the listeners who are interested in raiding what they should be doing to get ready for Tomb. He suggests that everyone be making sure they are getting their gear, artifact traits, artifact knowledge, and 3rd relic unlocked and all up to snuff. Make sure you are doing world quests and whatever other gear outlets are available to ensure your gear, stats, and item level are up to speed. On top of that wowhead has a Tomb prep guide out that Ryan suggests to everyone as a good source of this type of information.
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