BlizzCon 2013 Round-Up!

Here are some of the highlights from Blizzard's game announcements.

BlizzCon 2013 is over and this year’s event will be remembered for many reasons. Not only did Blizzard announce details of the next World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, but information was also released on future plans for the immensely popular Hearthstone, due to go into open beta next month. 

Blizzard’s long-anticipated MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, finally heads for closed beta with an exciting selection of engaging battlegrounds and an array of characters taken from multiple Blizzard games. Let’s take a look at the highlights:

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

  • Level cap raised to 100
  • New continent with 7 zones
  • 6 new dungeons and 2 new raids
  • Boost a character to 90
  • Garrisons
  • New ‘Mythic’ raid difficulty for groups of 20 players
  • New inventory system and UI

Heroes of the Storm

  • Team levelling
  • Lots of hero skins representing Blizzard’s favourite characters
  • Engaging battlegrounds as well as PvE maps

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

  • Future card expansions
  • New adventure mode
  • New ranked gameplay with month-long seasons
  • Golden heroes and new spells
  • New collectible card backs

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

  • New Adventure mode
  • New Crusader class
  • ‘Bounties’ to work like daily quests
  • Nephalem Rifts

Starcraft II

  • Groups and clans feature
  • Level cap raised to 35
  • Extension Mods added

What’s your favourite announcement from BlizzCon this year?

Penny for your thoughts,

Qelric 

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Blizzcon Roundup
# Nov 14 2013 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Another quality article as usual.

I'm not going to lie. Wow announcement for me was the one that had me a little bit hyper lol. I've already posted on why, so I'll keep it short-tonnes to do lol. Plus, will get to see what Outlands looked like before it became how it is now, and get to pick up some interesting stories and lore. So can't wait for that.

I am also very, very intrigued by Hero's aswell. I think personally, it's going to be a resounding success. As expected, the LoL fanboi's are like "IT AIN'T GOING TO BE AS GOOD AS LEAGUE OF LEGENDS". Well, it's not even out yet. And from what I'm hearing-it's going to be giving LoL massive competition. And I think it'll be better tbh. After all, blizzard produce games that are very smooth and polished. And the thing that applies most to it-fun fun fun. LoL is waaaayyyy to serious to enjoy and has the reputation for it's dubious community. And more importantly-you HAVE to work as a team to win.

Diablo 3 not sure yet as I have only recently downloaded the trial version-which I've meant to try, but there's the small issue of Hearthstone lol. Starcraft is just meh for me, but that's only my opinion-couldn't get into it.

And of course the most significant thing of all-the Tauren Chieftain card for Blizzconners Smiley: grin lol. I cannot wait to play that card!

Hurry up with that HS patch Blizz please lol
AMAZING
# Nov 14 2013 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
Awesome! Great work
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