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Ally and Sam sit down to talk about the changes made to the presentation of WoW as an esport, the future of arenas on the road to BlizzCon in 2017. Several format changes were introduced for PvP to have a strong presence on par with Blizzard’s other competitive titles. The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. You can listen here or find us on Stitcher,  iTunes, or Google Play. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow....

This week Sam and Ally talk about their personal experiences with burnout. From content droughts in expansions past to the current unfamiliar dilemma of burning out from too much to do and learning how to pick your battles and when it’s time to walk away, which can be anything from the amount of time devoted each week to raiding or rolling a new character for a fresh perspective. The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. You can listen here or find us on Stitcher,  iTunes, or Google Play. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow....

In preparation for the impending release of Patch 7.2 Blizzard announced a sale on World of Warcraft: Legion, as well as discounts available for Character Services within the game. The Standard or Digital Deluxe editions of Legion can be obtained through the Battle.net Shop for $39.99 or $59.99 respectively. These editions still include the level 100 character boost so if you’re looking to return to the game and haven’t purchased the expansion now is the time to do so. Character service discounts of 25% are available as well for players who wish to change their appearance, race, name, or change their character to a new race or faction. The same discounts apply for guild services (name changes, transfers, or faction changes) with the same 25% discount applied. Level 100 character boosts are not included in this sale. The sale ends Tuesday April 4th....

 

Patch 7.2 Arrives March 28th!

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Blizzard Community Manager Josh ‘Lore’ Allen and Senior Game Designer Ryan Shwayder announced during the Live Q&A session on Twitch today that patch 7.2, The Tomb of Sargeras, would be released to live realms on Tuesday March 28th in the NA region and Wednesday March 29th in the EU region. With this patch comes the ability for players to unlock flying in the Broken Isles similar to how flight was unlocked during Warlords of Draenor. Separately, players are also able to complete a lengthy questline which will award them with a new class-specific mount. This questline will be similar to the Insurrection questline leading to the opening of the Nighthold raid which awarded the Manasaber mount. Finally, this patch will also introduce the Tomb of Sargeras raid. However, the opening of the raid is not tied to the release of the patch or any questline currently being added so there ...

Volume 2 of the World of Warcraft lore bible has released today. Blizzard Entertainment in partnership with Dark Horse books has released the second installment of the World of Warcraft Chronicle series. The book is 184 pages long and the hardback weighs in at 2.8 lbs. It’s not a small book by any means and will match roughly the size and weight of what Volume 1 was. Like Volume 1 it has lots of full page art work and some of the artists featured Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley. You can buy Volume 2 on the Blizzard Gear Store for $40. However, you’ll likely want to go the cheaper route on Amazon for $27.49 for the physical copy or $21.99 to buy it for the Kindle and comiXology....

A controversial Order Hall research bonus, due to be added to the game in patch 7.2, has been changed. Originally, this bonus enabled relics to roll a random second trait. However, players on the PTR argued that this added another layer of randomness to the loot system, and was too much of a power spike for alts to compete with against mains. Instead, players will be able to unlock the ability to double the AP gains from World Quests. The second trait bonus is likely to make a comeback later in Legion, however. CM Lore posted Blizzard’s reasoning on the matter on both the US and EU forums:...

This week Ally, Katie, and Sam reflect on the first six months of Legion. How some changes to gameplay have differed from previous expansions, and the impact it has made to their investment, from pet battles to professions and elite level raiding. The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. You can listen here or find us on Stitcher,  iTunes, or Google Play. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow....

 

For Azeroth Challenge Guide

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Calling all Warcraft mount collectors! Beginning February 14th at 10am PST through March 14 10am PST you can participate in a cross-franchise challenge by completing 15 games in Heroes of the Storm with a friend as any hero from the Warcraft universe and you will be handsomely rewarded with a Primal Flamesaber in WoW and Flames of Judgement Charger in Heroes. Here are some tips and tricks to make it through the event as quickly, and hopefully painlessly, as possible. Complete the tutorial: If you’ve never logged into Heroes of the Storm before, go ahead and complete the initial tutorial in order to learn how to move around in the game and using/selecting talents. Find a friend: if you’re finding it difficult to track down buddies complete the challenge with, /join FORAZEROTH from the in-game chat in Heroes. There will be plenty of folks looking for others to team up with. Get started: ...

 

This week Ally, Katie, and Sam dip in to dungeons. From leveling to end-game, bridging gear gaps to the experiences before and after the introduction of group finder. The gals discuss the evolution of the role of dungeon loot being a stepping stone to raiding to providing their own unique challenges and rewards becoming comparable or superior to raid gear. The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. You can listen here or find us on Stitcher,  iTunes, or Google Play. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow....

Today Blizzard announced that sales of the Mischief in-game companion pet and gear store plush reached over 2.5 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This is the first year a physical item was part of the December promotion. Last year offered Brightpaw which raised 1.7 Million for Make-A-Wish and brings up the total donated to the Foundation over 7.1 million dollars. Mischief surpasses the previous fundraising record held by the Cinder Kitten for relief effort from Superstorm Sandy in 2012 which raised 2.3 million dollars. Previous charity and relief efforts include: 2015: Brightpaw – $1,700,000 – Make-a-Wish 2014: Argi – $1,900,000 – American Red Cross/Ebola 2013: Alterac Brew Pup – $1,000,000 – Make-a-Wish 2012: Cinder Kitten: $2,300,000 – Superstorm Sandy 2011: Cenarion Hatchling – $1,900,000 – Tsunami Relief in Japan 2010: Moonkin Hatchling: $800,000 – Make-a-Wish 2009: Pandaren Monk – $1,100,000 – Make-a-Wish This brings charity and relief effort donations through ...

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