BlizzCon Recap: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls; RoS Curse Interview; WoW: Warlords of Draenor; Heroes of the Storm; Hearthstone

BlizzCon Recap
Here's everything announced at this year's BlizzCon 2013. There was tons of information about World of WarCraft's next expansion - Warlords of Draenor, good amounts of information on Diablo III's Reaper of Souls, first look at Blizzard's MOBA Heroes of the Storm and some very interesting information about Hearthstone!

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
Not a lot of new things were announced at this year's BlizzCon, especially for our audience, that has been following the tons of datamining information we've posted over the past few months. With that said, there have been more then a few clarifications and interesting things mentioned. Here are the major links:

​Diablo III BlizzCon Open Q&A
  • Fans had the chance to ask the developers a few questions regarding the game, the expansion and the franchise in general
Diablo III: Gameplay Systems + Crusader, complete with a gallery
  • A huge pile of information and footage was given on the Crusader
  • The vanilla classes' new abilitites have been revealed
  • Loot examples were given, among which a good amount of Legendary items with some of the new affixes
Prepare for Ultimate Evil on PlayStation 4
  • Reaper of Souls has been announced for PlayStation 4!
  • A Sizzle Reel video was posted, which shows the game running at 1080p, 60fps
Reaper of Souls First Look: Adventure Mode
  • This official blog post was released just after the first major panel at BlizzCon
  • The new difficulties were showcased
  • Bounties were talked in detail
  • Nephalem Rifts were talked in detail, including a video showing some Rifts gameplay
BlizzCon Lore and Story Q&A
  • For all the lore fans out there the Q&A might answer quite a lot of questions
  • Much talk was had about angels, demons, nephalem, major lore characters and much more
Reaper of Souls BlizzCon Preview + Gallery
  • The first Diablo III panel at BlizzCon presented some of new features coming with the Reaper of Souls expansion
  • Adventure Mode, Bounties and Nephalem Rifts were showcased with a good amount of detail and gameplay footage
  • New monsters were introduced, with some really awesome abilities - check out the Realm Walker and the Boggits
  • The level design portion of the panel talked a lot about Pandemonium and random generation of levels
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Official FAQ; RoS PlayStation 4 Information and Screenshots
  • Just before BlizzCon the official Reaper of Souls FAQ was posted
  • The official Reaper of Souls Feature trailer and Crusader Gameplay footage were released alongside it
  • Information was also posted about Reaper of Souls on PS4, plus some of its unique features and screenshots

Reaper of Souls Curse Interview
James managed to get a hold of Travis Day and Jason Ragier and asked a few interesting questions. Here are some of the topics discussed:
  • Incentivising team play in the expansion
  • The reason Legendaries will be soulbound
  • A detailed look at Adventure mode
  • The Nephalem Rift-specific buffs
  • What's happening with the Hellfire Ring in Reaper of Souls
  • How the social systems in the game will change

World of WarCraft: Warlords of Draenor
The new expansion for World of WarCraft has been announced and it is called Warlords of Draenor. Here are the main features and the in-game trailer. As always you can check out the full Recap for World of WarCraft at

Warlords of Draenor is announced
  • New continent of Draenor (7 zones, 1 PvP zone)
  • Build and upgrade your Garrison
  • A level 90 character upgrade—play immediately!
  • New Challenge modes
  • New Battlegrounds and World Bosses
  • New Normal and Heroic Scenarios
  • Level cap raised to 100
  • New class talents and permanent ability bonuses
World of Warcraft Raids, Gameplay, Questing, and More
  • Flex becomes Normal, Normal becomes Heroic, and Heroic becomes 20 player fixed size Mythic
  • Each raid difficulty has its own lockout
  • There will be few or no daily quests at level 100
  • Hit, Expertise, Dodge, Parry, Reforging, all gone
  • A lot more on the link above
New Character Models
  • The current races in World of WarCraft will be entirely revamped
  • Dwarf, Gnome and Orc models were showcased in all their high-res glory
  • Dwarf Female, Tauren Male, and Female Troll models are all being worked on right now
WarCraft Movie
  • WarCraft Movie director Duncan Jones was on stage to answer fan questions and talk about the movie. He is an avid MMO and WoW player
  • Will be PG13
  • The majority of the movie takes place in the Eastern Kingdoms
  • Can very well become a trilogy if received well
  • Preview will be out next year

Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm had a detailed announcement at BlizzCon. Its cinematic and gameplay trailer feature many interesting things, including a good amount of confirmed characters. Stay tuned for everything involving Heroes of the Storm's future on

  • Heroes from all Blizzard franchises will battle it out in varied battlegrounds
  • Games last around 20 minutes
  • Heroes will have different skins, from new colors to entirely different models
  • Instead of Heroes leveling the entire team gains levels. Same goes for gold collecting
  • There are mounts in the game, unique for each character
  • Heroic Abilities are gained at level 10 and you have a choice of 2 to make your character more interesting

Hearthstone was also among the highlights of this BlizzCon and has received enormous attention from fans, for a game that is still in it's Beta phase. A lot is going to change soon. You can also check out the full information unload on

Fireside Chat
  • Game is being developed for iPhone and Android
  • Ranking system is getting an overhaul
  • Rewards for participating in a Season have been announced
  • A few Card changes were discussed
  • Expansions and additions are already planned
The Innkeeper's Invitational
  • The first major Hearthstone tournament was a huge success
  • Learn everything about the players in the tournament, their decks and of course the results at


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