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Guild Events For October

Gaming News 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Warcraft

Blizzard has put up updated level 90 crash course videos for the various classes.

See the latest hotfixes.

There's a new blog up: Beasts of the Savage Lands - Gorgrond.

You can also see Behind the Scenes of Lords of War.

Starcraft

Patch 2.1.6 has been released.

LotRO

Harvestmath is going.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Warcraft

Patch 6.0.2 has been released! The Iron Horde is upon us, and they've crushed our stats underfoot! OK, Blizzard squished the stats, but see that and more of what happened in the patch notes. Then take a look at the hotfixes. Get in on the pre-expansion events!

Hallows End is also here, with new pets, new masks, some costumes, and gear now at item level 540, equivalent to normal(formerly flex) raid gear.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Warcraft

If you were waiting for the last minute to complete anything before Warlords of Draenor, it's here. The pre-expansion patch comes to WoW October 14th.

More on garrisons in Garrison Preview Part 2 - Who Are You Calling Your People?

A new comic, Blackhand, is available for reading and download.

Starcraft

New Terran Tech Schematics were posted.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Warcraft

For those interested in PvP, the current PvP season is coming to an end soon.

See what's going to happen with Brawler's Guild: Season Two.

A series of shory stories have been released called Tales of Pandaria.

A Dungeon Preview blog has also been posted.

Starcraft

Patch 2.1.5 was released this week.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

General

Happy 17th Anniversary!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

General

The Games Site Mass-Update has completed. Please check your gaming info to make sure it's correct. If it's not, or it's not there, e-mail me to correct it!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Warcraft

Patch 6.0.2 is now on the background downloader.

A new preview for garrisons has been put up. See Garrison Preview Part 2 - All Buildings Great and Small.

The fifth Lords of War cinematic has been released: Lords of War: Part 5 - Maraad.

It's last call for Mists of Pandaria-era Challenge Mode, Brawler's Guild, and Siege of Orgrimmar heirlooms! Here's the announcement.

A new feature is coming: Undelete Character.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.1.1 has been released.

Starcraft

Patch 2.1.4 has been released.

Hearthstone

Patch 1.2.0.6485 has been released.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Warcraft

There's alot of WoW news this week.

The PTR patch notes have been updated.

Two new blogs have been released, one on facial customization in Warlords of Draenor and the other on changes to the graphics engine.

The fourth Lords of War cinematic has been released: Lords of War: Part 4 - Kilrogg.

If you're looking to get the legendary cloak from Wrathion's quests, you need to complete it before the expansion goes live.

Finally, Blizzard is planning to free up character names from characters that have no been used in a long time. Read the announcement for more info.

LotRO

Update 14.2 was released. See the patch notes for what changed.

Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is soon entering the final phase of technical alpha.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Warcraft

The 6.0.2 patch is now up on the PTR. You can check out the patch notes as well as a preview of the user interface changes.

More information has been released about the 10th Anniversary events.

The third Lords of War cinematic has been released: Lords of War: Part 3 - Durotan.

LotRO

Update 14.2 will be going live Monday September 15th. Servers will be down from 6am to 1pm Eastern time.

Starcraft

More updates have been made to the Terran unit information pages as mentioend in the blog You Aren't Going In Alone.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Warcraft

The next Lords of War cinematic has been released: Lords of War: Part 2 - Grommash.

Monday, September 01, 2014

General

The Games Site Mass-Update has begun! Send in your most recent gaming info by September 30th!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Warcraft

The beta patch notes have been updated.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.1.0 has been released. The first season began Friday. Check the blog for details.

Blizzard's also updated their site to reflect rankings and the patch 2.1.0 changes.

Starcraft

The public test realm is now up for patch 2.1.4.

Hearthstone

If you want to get the first wing of Naxxramas free, you have until October 8 to do so.

Heroes of the Storm

A Dev Insight blog has been posted: Developer Insights: The Heart of a Queen.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

General

The LotRO Player table has been updated to reflect the new level cap of 100.

Warcraft

See Garrosh's plans to form the Iron Horde begin in the new short story. new short story.

Also see the updated list of connected realms.

Diablo 3

The game guide has been updated to include information from the Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil edition on consoles.

There is now a preview of Greater Rifts.

Hearthstone

The Curse of Naxxramas: Frostwyrm Lair is now open.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Warcraft

A new Artcraft has been released on Dem Trolls, Mon.

A blog has also been posted on Group Finder changes: Premade Groups: Looking for Adventure.

Last, but not least, the release date for Warlords of Draenor was announced: November 13th. Follow the link to see the Cinematic. Check out the goodies in the Collector's Edition too. Also, get an idea of whats coming in the pre-expansion patch in the blog Prepare for Battle: The Pre-Expansion Iron Horde Excursion.

Diablo 3

The 2.0.1 PTR patch notes have been updated.

Two preview blogs have been posted, one on Seasons and The Vault.

Starcraft

See the latest installment of the Science Corner: Intruder Detected.

Hearthstone

The Curse of Naxxramas: Construct Quarter is now open.

Heroes of the Storm

Three new heroes were announced at Gamescon.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Warcraft

There's alot of WoW news for this week. First are the zone previews of the Spires of Arak and Nagrand.

Another update to the Warlords of Draenor Beta patch notes has been posted.

A free comic has been posted for download: Gul'dan and the Stranger.

An overview of another raid has been posted. Follow the link for more on Cracking Karazhan.

Finally, the two biggest pieces of news. For World of Warcraft's 10th Anniversary, Blizzard has big, big plans. See what they're doing to help us revisit the "good ol' days" of Tarren Mill vs Southshore and Molten Core as they're Gearing Up to Celebrate 10 Years of World of Warcraft.

Last is the reveal of the Warlords of Draenor Cinematic and release date coming August 14th. Join them in person or on worldofwarcraft.com and remember to Save the Date! You’re Invited to a Warlords World Premiere.

Diablo 3

The 2.0.1 PTR patch notes have been updated.

Hearthstone

The Curse of Naxxramas: Military Quarter is now open.

Heroes of the Storm

A blog on Matchmaking Design was posted this week.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Warcraft

There's a new Artcraft on facial customization.

Another update to the Warlords of Draenor Beta patch notes has been posted this week.

Starcraft

Some interesting information has been posted about 3 zerg species, as announced in The Science Corner - Zerg Specimen Analysis.

LotRO

Server maintenance will be going on Monday, August 4th from 6am to 10am Eastern.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Warcraft

A new Artcraft featuring the female Tauren model has also been posted, as well as a look at the undead male model.

Another update to the Warlords of Draenor Beta patch notes has been posted.

LotRO

Update 14.1 will be released Monday. Servers will be down from 7a to 11a Eastern time. Patch notes can be found here.

Starcraft 2

There's been a balance update.

It's Starcraft 2's fourth Anniversary! See how Blizzard is celebrating and what goodies you can get!

Hearthstone

The first addition to Hearthstone has been released: Curse of Naxxramas.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

LotRO

Update 14 was released this week. See the patch notes for what's been added.

A new letter from Executive producer Aaron Campbell was posted to the LotRO forums discussing the LotRO team's goals for 2014.

Warcraft

Two zone previews were put up this week, one of Talador and Gorgrond.

A preview of Ashran has also been posted.

A look at the denizens of Shadowmoon Valley has also been released.

Finally, the Warlords of Draenor Beta patch notes have been updated.

Diablo 3

The 2.0.1 PTR patch notes have been updated.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Warcraft

A new Artcraft has been posted. See the changes to the male of Draenei, Son of Draenor.

The Warlords of Draenor beta patch notes have been updated.

Starcraft

Blizzard posted a blog about how cheating is and can be dealt with in Starcraft 2. You can read the blog Play Nice, Play Fair - How We Fight Cheating in Starcraft 2 for more info.

Diablo 3

The 2.0.1 PTR patch notes have been updated.

LotRO

Game Servers and the account website will be down Monday for maintenance and for updating to Update 14 from 6am to 1pm Eastern time.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Warcraft

A preview of Frostfire Ridge has been put up, as well as a blog on the beasts that live there: Beasts of the Savage Land - Frostfire Ridge.

Blizzard has posted a blog about the level 70 raid The Black Temple.

Finally, Blizzard has "found" some more footage following the events of the Mists of Pandaria opening cinematic.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Warcraft

Warlords of Draenor has moved on from Alpha and is now in Beta!

A brief Artcraft has been released on the Human Male model update: Artcraft: Champion of Stormwind.

A preview of another zone in Warlords of Draenor has been release: Tanaan Jungle:Assault on Another World.

The Battle.net Desktop App will be the launcher for WoW soon.

LotRO

The game servers and account servers will be down Monday, June 30th 6:00am to 3:00pm Eastern time.

Starcraft

The launcher for Starcraft 2 will also be moving to the Battle.net Desktop App.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.1.0 is on the PTR. You can check out the PTR patch notes for details.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Warcraft

Midsummer Fire Festival is going.

A preview for Shadowmoon Valley has been posted this week.

An update has been made to the Orc female's character viewer.

Diablo 3

A new blog was posted, giving a preview of the patch 2.1 PTR.

LotRO

The LotRO game servers and account page will be down on Monday, June 23 from 6am to 11am eastern for maintenance.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Diablo 3

Patch 2.0.6 was released this week. See the patch notes for details.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Warcraft

It looks like Warlords of Draenor is now officially in Alpha.

Check out the current status of stats for Warlords of Draenor in the new Dev Watercooler: Stat Updates for Warlords of Draenor.

According to the most recent connected realms update, Lothar is scheduled to be connected to the realm Grizzly Hills on June 19.

LotRO

LotRO game servers and the turbine account page will be offline on Monday, June 09th from 7am to 12pm Eastern for an update to the launcher.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Warcraft

A new blog, Garrisons Preview Part 1 - Your Base on Draenor gives us a look at some of what's coming for garrisons.

The character viewer has also been updated with previews of the gnome female and tauren male.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Warcraft

We've been given a peek at something in the conceptual stages in a new artcraft. Check out Artcraft - Concept: Class Accessories.

Patch 5.4.8 also came out this week, which includes 2 more upgrade levels for the 5.4 gear.

Starcraft

Patch 2.1.2 has been released this week.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Warcraft

A new Artcraft was released this week showcasing the work done on the Night Elf female model. Check out Artcraft - Huntress of Teldrassil.

Patch 5.4.8 is on the PTR.

Diablo

Patch 2.0.5a for Diablo 3 is out, coming out the day after Patch 2.0.5.

Diablo 3's anniversary is going from May 15 to May 22. During this time, the drop rate on legendaries and rift fragments has been increased.

LotRO

LotRO game servers and the turbine account page will be offline on Monday, May 19th from 6am to 10am Eastern.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Warcraft

Two new blogs have been posted by Blizzard. First is an announcement on what will be happpening to Siege of Orgrimmar in 6.0. The second is an Artcraft on the Spires of Arak.

LotRO

Update 13.1 came out Monday.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Warcraft

Blizzard has released 3 blogs detailing the history and current direction of raids in WoW, with a look at Warlords of Draenor. Check out Dev Watercooler: Raiding Azeroth, Part 1, A Look Back, Part 2, From Cataclysm to Today, and Part 3, Warlords of Draenor.

Blizzard also released a blog post on the future of PvP. Check out Warlords of Draenor: Equipping for Battle.

LotRO

Update 13.1 is coming Monday, and with it some server downtime.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

LotRO

Update 13: The Breaking of Isengard launched earlier this week. See the patch notes for more info.

In other news, the next class has been announced: the Beorning! See this and more info to come in LotRO in this letter from Executive Producer Aaron Campbell

Warcraft

Updates have been made to the Warlords of Draenor Alpha Patch Notes.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Warcraft

Artcraft previews have been released for both the Draenei Female and Tauren Male!

Diablo

Patch 2.0.4 has been released.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Warcraft

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is now in Alpha! Interested in the early phase of what's going to change? Check out the Alpha patch notes! Remember this is still alpha and things are subject to change.

A new round of answers have been posted in Ask Creative Development - Round 4.

An update on the End of Challenge Mode Season has been posted.

If you've missed the April Fools jokes Blizzard posted, you can see them here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Diablo

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls is out!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Warcraft

A new dev watercooler has been posted: Building Healthy Gameplay.

Starcraft

Patch 2.1.1 is live. See the patch notes for more info.

Diablo

Patch 2.0.2 is live. See the patch notes for more info.

Heroes of the Storm

A preview of the Warcraft heroes that will be part of Blizzard's upcoming MOBA has been put up on the Heroes of the Storm official site.

There's also previews for the Starcraft heroes and Diablo heroes.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Warcraft

Some more Warcraft updates.

We have a new Dev Watercooler discussing the upcoming skill and stat changes in Warlords of Draenor: Pruning the Garden of War.

We also have some updates on Connected Realms.

Diablo

Diablo 3 has had some updates as well.

Pre-Order loot for the Reaper of Souls expansion has been revealed. See it here.

Patch 2.0.1, the pre-expansion patch, has also been released. Check out the patch notes to see what's changed.

Or, you can check out Blizzard's game guide, which has been updated to reflect the changes.

Should you want an amusing overview of some of the bigger changes, you can also check out the Blizzard article "Are You Prepared For 2.0.1?"

Starcraft

Not to be left out, Starcraft 2 has had a balance update.

LotRO

Sapience has posted to the LotRO forums a letter from executive producer Aaron Campbell.

In Guild News, Varda, our LotRO Kin Leader, is looking to do a kin auction every other week. Read the announcement on the Guild's main news page if for some reason you haven't yet :}

Monday, February 24, 2014

Warcraft

Several pieces of Warcraft news are available this week as well.

First, patch 5.4.7 came out. See the patch notes for more details.

Second, we have some information on the coming pvp updates .

Third, we have an artcraft featuring the Orc Female model as well as an update to the Warlords of Draenor Site showing Dwarf Female model.

Finally, some information on the next set of connected realms.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Warcraft

Several pieces of Warcraft news are available.

First, Blizzard has released a look at the artistic development of Garrisons for Warlords of Draenor.

Second, they have updated the Characters of Warcraft section of the Community Site.

Third, they have announced that the challenge mode season for Mists of Pandaria will be ending with a patch preceding Warlords of Draenor. This means anyone who wants the rewards (titles, mounts, and/or transmog gear) currently available will want to get it before this patch comes. They will make an announcement when this expected to happen, but for now you can get some more info here.

Finally, there have been two New Player Guides posted by Blizzard for Elwynn Forest: one for levels 1-5 and one for levels 5-10.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Warcraft

Blizzard has posted an article discussing their goals for the character model update, along with a first look at the improvements for the human female model. See it here!

LotRO

Patch 12.2 has been released. Check out the patch notes for more info!

Starcraft

Patch 2.1 has been released! Check out the patch notes for more info!

Blizzard has also posted an article about the new art tools now available to modders.

Finally, there is a new arcade website for the Blizzard Arcade.

Diablo

Looks like Blizzard is about ready to make its new desktop app the launcher by which all Blizzard games will be accessed, as with the 2.0.1 patch it will replace the launcher for D3. See the announcement here.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Warcraft

Lunar Festival starts today.

Blizzard shared a little bit of info about what to expect for pre-orders of the Warlords of Draenor expansion for WoW, particularly related to the free level 90 boost and the possibility of purchasing a boost for multiple characters. See more in the scouting report.

Starcraft

Two new previews for the next patch 2.1. The first is on extension mods, and the second on more levels and level rewards.

Diablo

Data for the Reaper of Souls expansion patch as well as the pre-expansion patch is available now on the background downloader. See here for more info.

LotRO

Sapience has invited players on each server to take his Hobbits to Isengard. Follow that link for more info on when and how to participate.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

General

I've made some adjustments to the Games Site, among them removing the submenus that popped up on mousover of items in the main menu on the left, since it doesn't work well for several screen sizes and resolutions. You can still access those menus same as before as pages of the Games Site by clicking on the menu items themselves.

Warcraft

The Feast of Winter Veil is over, but the Darkmoon Faire is going!

LotRO

Yule Festival is going until January 14th!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

General

Happy New Year!

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