When the Wrath of the Lich King expansion beta started, those who wandered through Sholazar Basin found a mysterious hatch near the western lake’s shore. Hovering the cursor over the hatch showed a popup with the numbers 5, 9, 16, 17, 24, and 43.
Back then, I heard it was a reference from the Lost (TV Series). I never had the pleasure of watching that show. I have been catching up on 1995-2014 TV series I missed. I started playing Blizzard games for entertainment since 2001, and have barely had the need to watch TV series. I had my hands full playing StarCraft, then Warcraft III, some Diablo II, then World of Warcraft beta, StarCraft II, Diablo III, then Hearthstone and finally Heroes of the Storm.
I have watched several sci-fi TV series on Netflix the past couple of months. After finishing Outcasts, I decided to watch Lost — considered the most viewed TV series of this century. It is in Season 1, Episode 11 where the hatch is first introduced.
Beneath the hatch, is a bunker created by the DHARMA Initiative back in 1970. The numbers: “4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42,” are first introduced in Season 1, Episode 18: “Numbers.”
The real usefulness of the numbers are revealed in Season 2, Episode 3: “Orientation” as the code that must be executed into a computer terminal every 108 minutes to save the world from a massive electromagnetic pulse. Back in the 70s, an experiment went awry, and after that two individuals must take turns to enter the code and press the execute button to prevent the incident from happening again.
In World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and above expansions, you can find the hatch in Sholazar Basin at coordinates: [38,37] at the Bittertide Lake.
It would be cool if Blizzard Entertainment added new content with these hatches in mind, adding more of them in Un’Goro and other areas. A series of quests leading to opening the hatches and uncovering a bunker with portals leading players through time/space? (dungeons) to find items that help us unlock something rewarding. Think Burning Crusade Attunement questline.
Obviously, these hatches would unearth ancient Titan bunkers where they might have experimented with timeways and maybe the Emerald Dream long before empowering Nozdormu and Ysera. Just throwing an idea out there to visiting developers.
Greetings everyone. With BlizzCon getting closer each day, we wanted to give you some World of Warcraft content while waiting for Legion’s beta. So I decided to start my little brain to search for some ideas on which Artifacts would be the more appropriate for each class.
Of course, during the Legion’s presentation at GamesCom a few of them have been already announced but not all of them. So starting today and every Friday I’ll give you my thoughts on which Artifacts players could get during their adventure on the Broken Shores.
Before that, I would like to thanks Nobbel (if you love Warcraft lore, you should check his videos. They are great!), for his suggestions about some of them, especially the warlocks which I’ll reveal in a few weeks. So enjoy and tell us what do you think about those theories!
WARNING, you are about to enter in the SPOILER ZONE. In this area, the events of the expansion will be put forward, a huge part of this article is based on quotes from developers during the presentation of Legion and with also some personal speculation. If you want to have the full surprise when the time comes, please wait outside 😀
As revealed recently, Blizzard Entertainment and Random House Publishing united forces to develop new novels based on various video game franchises. The first novel on the spotlight is a World of Warcraft: Legion tie-in giving readers a glimpse into Illidan.
For fantasy readers and fans of World of Warcraft, the highest-grossing game of all time, comes an official tie-in novel featuring one of its most notorious characters: Illidan.
Hardcover: 208 pages Publisher: Del Rey (March 15, 2016) ISBN-10: 0399177566 ISBN-13: 978-0399177569
About the Author
William King lives in Prague, Czech Republic with his lovely wife Radka and his sons Dan and William Karel. He has been a professional author and games developer for almost a quarter of a century. He is the creator of the bestselling Gotrek and Felix series for Black Library and the author of the bestselling Space Wolf books which between them have sold over three quarters of a million copies in English and been translated into 8 languages.
He has been nominated for the David Gemmell Legend Award. His short fiction had appeared in Year’s Best SF and Best of Interzone. He has twice won the Origins Awards For Game Design. His hobbies include role-playing games and MMOs as well as travel.
World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.
This beautiful hardcover book features over twenty full-page illustrations by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe; from the distant past to the modern era.
Publisher: Dark Horse Books (March 15, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 1616558458 ISBN-13: 978-1616558451
Hello, WoW-fans! This Month in WoW, Welcome to September, (MARK YOUR CALENDARS)
In September, Blizzard gives us two of the most popular events in Azeroth back to life, and as no stranger every year, Darkmoon Faire and Brewfest.
We are now back stronger than ever, to give you a heads-up of the new events happening in Azeroth this month. As every year, of Blizzard formal traditions of the World of Warcraft Calendar, every month new events appear, and this month is no exception! Welcome to September, a new month of surprises!
Blizzard Entertainment is no longer using WETA’s services to develop the 20th anniversary Crown reward given to Blizzard employees — according to Jewelry Prop Shop, the new partner.
The partner revealed there are plans for a 25th Anniversary Reward weighing around 30 pounds. More details will be revealed in the future.
It seems official since the crown is sitting on my desk, after 3.5 months of negotiation, I am happy to announce, Jewelry Prop Shop is taking over the production of the Blizzard Entertainment 20 yr service crown from WETA Workshop.
The design will remain exactly the same but we have been asked to add a bit of “jewelers magic” to it and make it look more like a piece of jewelry made by High Elves than a helm forged in Mordor by Orcs. In conjunction with the Helm we have begun working on the top secret 25 yr service award for Blizzard employees which we can’t talk about, except to say it has to weigh less than 30lbs, and it is really really cool.
We have picked American Fine Art Foundry to do the casting and finishing,. Made by Adriane …for the leather on the helms interior and Colored Stones International for the gem in the center.
We are very excited for this opportunity to work with Blizzard Entertainment and the talented team of crafts people we have assembled on these two and several other projects this year. – source
New York Times Best Selling Author Richard A. Knaak wrote many of your favorite Warcraft and Diablo novels since 2001. Many of these inspired storylines, quests, and NPCs to be brought to life in World of Warcraft and Diablo III, many years after the novels were published.
The list goes on and on. I know you have enjoyed his work in the past, and continue to enjoy his legacy in the video games lore. If you can muster $1 $5 $10 you can send them to Richard A. Knaak at the following PayPal account: email@example.com
Richard will appreciate it, and do his best to reward you eventually at some point in the future. While he has no immediate plans for Blizzard themed novels, he has some other-themed projects in the pipeline.
Wild Bangarang has officially launched the World of Warcraft Licensed Leggings series which includes versions for the Horde and Alliance, and the Elementium Infernal, Felfire Infernal and Nether Infernal ones.
The leggings are made of 80% Polyester and 20% Elastane. These Leggings are manufactured in the UK. Pre-orders are now available and ship on August 24th.
Blizzard Entertainment is now sending the BlizzCon 2015 Digital Bonuses Code to all fans who purchased a BlizzCon 2015 ticket a few months ago. Check your email now or throughout the week as they are sent in batches.
Update: Some of the livestreamers and top-influencers have gotten the goodie bag shipped to them. Below you may watch Michele Morrow‘s unboxing video.