MMO Reporter Episode 238 – Post Blizzcon Pontification

MMO Reporter show

Summary: <br> <br> Chris and Bill are joined by the travel weary Josh Augustine to discuss the latest and greatest news to come from Blizzcon 2015. We drill deep into the League of Explorer’s adventure for Hearthstone, the news that Legions of World of Warcraft fans have been waiting for, Overwatch gameplay experiences, and of course, the Warcraft movie.<br> Audio Version:<br> <br> <br>  <br> News:<br>  <br> Hearthstone<br>  <br> <br> What’s truly new in the League of Explorers?<br> <br>  <br> <br> <br> Emphasis on characters and story<br> <br> New game modes: escape from dungeon<br> Some pretty crazy cards too – Golden Monkey<br> <br> <br> <br>  <br>  <br> <br> What’s the new card mechanic?<br> <br>  <br> <br> Discover<br> Examples<br> <br>  <br>  <br> <br> How did the big tournament go?<br> <br>  <br> <br> So fun<br> Exciting new decks: Oil Rogue<br> Canadian made it to finals, but Ostkaka won<br> Ostkaka was so good. Could tell he plays several turns ahead and even seemed to know what was in opponent’s hand.<br> Had similar decks but Ostkaka was just the best. Not even close.<br> <br>  <br>  <br> <br> Hearthstone Tavern<br> <br>  <br> <br> Decor<br> Playing tournaments<br> Playing dev<br> Live band<br> Annoy-o-tron costume<br> <br>  <br> World of Warcraft<br>  <br> <br> What were the most exciting changes announced?<br> <br>  <br> <br> Combat rogue becoming Outlaw rogue!<br> Full list of all the weapons for each spec<br> <br> Shaking up the endgame a bit<br> <br> It’s okay to not log in every day<br> Trying to bring in a lot more options of what you can do<br> Multiple routes + sense of purpose are 2 big goals<br> <br> <br> <br>  <br> <br> How does zone scaling work?<br> <br>  <br> <br> This could be the biggest change in WoW since… well, ever.<br> But the details are still a little murky, so it’s hard to say for sure.<br> Can do zones in a group of different level players<br> World scales, not players<br> Rewards scale<br> <br>  <br> <br> Are you excited about the emphasis on classes?<br> <br>  <br> <br> So cool. Learned lots of new tidbits<br> Like each class hall will have some unique functionality. Druids have portals, Warriors have dueling arena, hunters have a flight network.<br> Class identity has always been the most important part of my character<br> Class-specific quests are so fun, really feed into roleplaying and really unique challenges<br> <br>  <br> <br> Is Transmog 2.0 worth the wait?<br> <br>  <br> <br> So excited. DCUO always had my favorite costume system and this sounds like that.<br> I think every game should have something like this. Sounds like Blizzard is really putting the time in to do it right.<br> <br>  <br> Warcraft Movie<br>  <br> <br> Can we finally get our hopes up?<br> <br>  <br> <br> Yes! I was skeptical before seeing the trailer<br> Not goofy or cartoony<br> Closest comparison is to LotR in tone and style<br> <br>  <br> <br> What’s the story?<br> <br>  <br> <br> Orcs + Humans<br> Garona is the heart of the story<br> <br>  <br> <br> What impression did you get of the cast?<br> <br>  <br> <br> Really like each other<br> funny – jokes – horse poop, neck snapping<br> Know + love Warcraft lore (mostly)<br> <br>  <br> Sponsors:<br> Audible<br> Go to<br> Doghouse<br> Use the coupon code mmoreporter for a free 120GB SSD with your purchase!<br>  <br> Heroes of the Storm<br>  <br> <br> What do you think of Cho’Gall?<br> <br>  <br> <br> Love that they’re experimenting and doing things “they aren’t supposed to”<br> Playing with Nik<br> You have to swap mid-game for the TRUE experience<br> <br>  <br> <br> Is Arena mode going to be as crazy as it looks?<br> <br>