World of Warcraft players have had quite the adventure with Lead Systems Designer Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street. We wish him the very best as we take a look at how far he has come.
Greg Street, Bachelors of Art in Biology and Philosophy and a PhD in Marine Biology, was once a research assistant professor at the University of South Carolina. But according to an interview on Age of Kings Heaven,
“[it] is a lot of fun for the first several years or so. […] As I moved up the ranks, however, I was spending more and more of my time writing grant proposals, filling out paperwork, and playing departmental politics. […] Science is a lot of doing the same thing over and over again.”(Source)
The beginning of the Time Wars at the end of Warlords of Draenor. Conspiracy Craft goes all wibbly wobbly timey wimey again in World of Warcraft.
Players in World of Warcraft will be focused on hunting down Garrosh Hellscream and stopping the Iron Horde. But Time Travel In Warlords Of Draenor revealed that there is something bigger at work which was hinted at BlizzCon. Meaning that the Orcs are a diversion away from the true villain.
As stated, the real threat to Azeroth will be the fact that the red Dark Portal is connecting the true timeline to a corrupted past. And in light of the upcoming novel, War Crimes, the Bronze Flight will be using their unique powers to show the defendant’s transgressions. Because of that, we know Garrosh’s abettor, Kairozdormu, will be close at hand. What is about to unfold in Warlords of Draenor will be the beginning to a future war.
The Student Art Contest with Blizzard Entertainment starts this December! Ready, set, go!
College students, get ready to pimp yourselves out for Blizzard Entertainment Third Annual Student Art Contest! But don’t just take our word for it, check out the full details below!
This week’s top 50 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft players in Europe and North America!
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft shares the top 50 ranked players from both European and North American closed beta test. These players have set out to be the best players in ranked Play mode. The team is still working hard on implementing a new Ranked Play system that was announced at BlizzCon 2013, so this snapshot of the ladder is their nod of appreciation.
Please note that this list only includes players who have played at least 50 games in Play mode and are currently at the three-star Master ranking. This data is up to date as of yesterday, November 14.
The next World of Warcraft novel by Christie Golden set to release next year!
Award-winning and seven-time New York Times bestselling author, Christie Golden, recently announced another novel to add to her list of World of Warcraft narratives. Christie recently took some time out for an interview where she spoke about the novel.
The brutal siege of Orgrimmar is over. Garrosh Hellscream, the most infamous orc on Azeroth, now sits in chains. His tyrannical leadership of the Horde has been ended by his many enemies, and he must answer for his crimes.
Renowned leaders from across the world gather in Pandaria to witness Garrosh’s trial. Visions of his past atrocities are presented in vivid detail for all to see. But as history is revisited, old grievances and bitter memories come back into the light, and those in attendance begin to wonder if anyone among them is truly innocent. Mounting tensions and rising enmity steer the court to the brink of chaos… as the world waits with bated breath for the verdict on the war crimes of Garrosh Hellscream.
According to the interview, this novel will have several very important characters from both factions present for this trail. All the faction leaders will be present to give witness to injuries dealt by Garrosh Hellscream. And though a courtroom scene for most could seem dull, writing has the benefit of transporting the reader to the very accounted moment. Not to mention having a few Bronze around to really share them.
Be sure to read Anne Stickney’s full interview over on WoW Insider. War Crimes is now available for pre-order on Amazon for the hardcover edition. Or you can pre-order the eBook for the Kindle or Nook edition. War Crimes is set to release June 3, 2014.
A winner has been crowned for the Hearthstone Innkeeper’s Invitational, but check out the Inn-vitee’s Decklists!
With BlizzCon concluded, that means the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Innkeeper’s Invitational has as well. According to Blizzard Entertainment, the event was a huge success. Many fans were able to watch the action at home on Twitch and BlizzCon’s livestream along with convention goers. The Invitational lasted for two days until a a single player won the title of “Grandmaster of the Hearth”.
But now you can check out each Inn-vitee’s decks that were featured in the Innkeeper’s Invitational. If you missed out on the first official tournament of Hearthstone, you can catch all the footage on Twitch.tv/wow or BlizzCon.com. Blizzard Entertainment is planning on having the videos up and available for public viewing soon.
An exclusive wave of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft beta invites went out Wednesday night. Check your email if you meet the requirements!
While the usual wave of beta invites have been going out for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a very special wave went out for those who had participated in the closed beta for the Battle.net desktop application on Wednesday night (November 13, 2013). Community Manager Aratil explained on the forums.
Everyone who participated in the closed beta test phase of the Battle.net desktop app should have received their Hearthstone beta invites last night. If you are one of these participants, then I recommend you double check your spam folders or Promotions tab to find the beta invite. Please note that the closed beta test phase of the Battle.net desktop app is a very specific period of time and does not include everybody that has downloaded the Battle.net desktop app. – Aratil (Source)
Again, please be aware that it does not include everyone who downloaded the Battle.net desktop application during the open beta phase. These invites were strictly during the closed beta for the desktop application.
If you were part of the exclusive group that was allowed to test the application before it went into open beta, now is the time to check your emails for a Hearthstone beta invite. If you use Google mail, you’ll want to look in the promotions folder just in case it was filtered there.