Talk Azeroth Episode 26: I Like to Move It Move It

Talk Azeroth Episode 26 is live! Join Olivia D. Grace as she takes on a big topic: casting while moving. Examining the issues we currently face with ranged and melee raiding balance, as well as touching briefly on PvP issues, Olivia discusses what should happen with ranged mobility, encounter design, and carrots vs sticks.

Talk Azeroth Episode 25: Dead Giveaway

Talk Azeroth Episode 25 is here! This week join the lovely Olivia D. Grace as she covers the latest Blizzard investor call, the announced World Of Warcraft patch 5.4.7 and goes over all of your PvE and PvP questions straight from Azeroth. For one lucky winner she also has the Alterac Brew Pup to give away towards the end of the show, so stay tuned!

Blizzard Reveals Reaper of Souls Collector's Items

Blizzard Entertainment gave us a look at the Collector's Edition items for the upcoming Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls. Inside this epic CE box comes enough treasure to give even the loot-filled monsters of the Diablo universe a run for their money.

Talk Azeroth Episode 23

Talk Azeroth Episode 23 is live! Join Olivia D. Grace as she discusses the best way for Blizzard to implement 5-mans in Warlords. Is it Cata-style catch-up? Mists-mannered absence? Or something in between? She also addresses a question a lot of viewers sent in from Episode 22--should level 90 boosts include professions?

Hearthstone Open Beta Begins


UPDATE: It's official, the Hearthstone open beta has begun!

Multiple users on Reddit (including two of our writers) are reporting access to the Hearthstone beta without a much sought-after key or invite through Blizzard’s desktop application.

The news comes on the heels of what was purported to be the final patch before the open beta for the wildly popular card game, which would open the floodgates for anyone wishing to play. The official site now acknowledges the open beta launch and many users are reporting access as of today through the desktop application.

Remember to check out our sister site, Hearthhead, for all your Hearthstone needs!

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Warlords of Draenor - Scouting Report

Blizzard has published an official blog sharing its plans for Warlords of Draenor. It covers details surrounding pre-purchasing the next World of Warcraft expansion, as well as the controversial decision to go ahead with offering not only a free character boost to level 90, but also paid boosts. Players who pre-purchase the Digital Deluxe edition, which comes with a free mount and pet, will be rewarded with these goodies along with the free boost at the time of pre-purchase.

Judging by the content of this blog, Warlords of Draenor is set to move into open beta very soon, with Blizzard getting ready to test the functionality of the boosts to level 90 on the PTR. Their reasoning behind this new microtransaction is they'd like to avoid players going through "roundabout methods (such as purchasing multiple boxes and performing multiple character transfers)" in order to get more than one boost. It's important to note that a brand new level 90 character may be created too, but Blizzard promise to share more information on that later.

World of Warcraft Introduces the Iron Skyreaver

UPDATE: The mount should now be available for purchase in all regions!

A new mount is available via the in-game store for World of Warcraft players. The Iron Skyreaver is an armored Chimera with dual thrusters and bad attitude. It is account-bound, meaning all present and future characters on your account will have access to it once purchased.

"Bred for war by brutal Iron Horde beastmasters and girded for battle in black steel and smoldering flame, the monstrous Iron Skyreaver suffers only the most fearsome of masters to ride it."