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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donations will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round to bring you the latest interview with the developers, photos, and panel videos (where allowed).

Patch 7.3 – The Return of the Validated Doomsayers

Years ago, Blizzard Entertainment introduced a pre-Cataclysm world event featuring Doomsayers from the Twilight’s Hammer Clan who had infiltrated Orgrimmar and Stormwind with tales of impending doom, as Deathwing and elementals sought to end the world. You can watch the Alliance and Horde versions in our 2010 articles.

There was a second arrival of Doomsayers in July 2016 for the pre-Legion world event which granted the Feat of Strength: “It All Makes Sense Now.”

 

In the Legion version, a random doomsayer would transform into a demon, with a chance to drop Pocket Fel Sprayer.

 

With Sargeras’ return looming in the horizon, Patch 7.3 brings the Validated Doomsayers once more, but this time exclusively in the streets of Dalaran (tested). They will provide you with 12 pamphlets.

Validated Doomsayers

 

Whispers of a Frightened World | Patch 7.3

Magni Bronzebeard: “Champion! Azeroth needs our help.”

(Magni Bronzebeard’s words echo in your mind, as if rising from somewhere deep and ancient. Azeroth’s world soul seeks to deliver a warning to the Speaker, but some force is interfering with the message.)

(Magni has urged you to travel to Sholazar Basin, the vibrant heart of frozen Northrend, to aid him.)

 

Objectives

Meet Magni in Sholazar Basin and hear the warning.

Whispers of a Frightened World

 

Patch 7.3: Vindicaar Soulbound Item Vendor

The new Soulbound Item vendor Thaumaturge Vashreen sells iLevel 775 gear upgrades for Alt characters. These can be purchased for 650 Veiled Argunite. A currency that drops from elite rare bosses throughout Krokuun, Mac’Aree, and Antoran Wastes in Argus. The bosses usually drop 3-6 Veiled Argunite and 5-10 from treasure chests. **Hope the iLevel is increased before the patch goes Live. You can get better ilevel 845 from normal dungeons.

Turalyon offers a quest titled “Fuel of a Doomed World” which grants 500 Veiled Argunite as reward.

 

SONGHAMMER announces roster joining Music Video scheduled this Summer

The BlizzCon-acclaimed Hard Rock band, SONGHAMMER, is gearing up to start production of their next Music Video “Eat Us Alive” to be released this summer, and they have announced today three additions to the cast… and let me tell you… these are BIG names:

  • Greg Grunberg (IMDB) — better known as Matt Parkman in NBC TV’s HEROES, Wexley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Commander Finnegan in Star Trek: Beyond.

  • Clare Kramer (IMDB) — executive producer of three TV series: Film Pigs, Tweet Out, and Take Five

  • Sam Jones (IMDB) — known as Flash Gordon (1980), also seen in the role of support character in Stargate SG-1, Baywatch, A-Team and more.

 

You can download their Warcraft-inspired music over at Songhammer.com

Follow Songhammer in Facebook, and Twitter for future updates! If you wish to sponsor Songhammer to support the production of their next music video send a private message to Songhammer.

 

World of Warcraft: Traveler Book 2 The Spiral Path Coming February 2018

World of Warcraft: Traveler # 2The next chapter in Greg Weisman’s Scholastic children series, World of Warcraft: Traveler, Book 2: The Spiral Path, is coming on February 27, 2018. You can pre-order it now.

“An epic action-adventure series set in Blizzard’s popular World of Warcraft® game franchise. Features a young cast of characters discovering the mysteries and majesty of the world around them. Includes twenty illustrations throughout drawn from the point of view of Aram, the main character.”

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: World of Warcraft (Book 2)
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (February 27, 2018)
ISBN-10: 1338029371
ISBN-13: 978-1338029376

Update 7/24

 

SDCC 2017: Christie Golden Writing a New World of Warcraft Novel

Christie Golden surprised via Twitter announcing that she is currently writing a new World of Warcraft novel. Her last novel was technically World of Warcraft: War Crimes (2014) set at the end of Mists of Pandaria. Feels so long ago, right? Her most recent projects have been focused on the Warcraft film: Warcraft: Durotan and the Warcraft Official Movie Novelization. Christie has also being busy with novels based on other franchises.

The question is whether her 6-month work at the Blizzard Headquarters is specifically for this new novel, or if it also includes game story development.

 

Warning: WoW PTR 7.3 Antoran Wastes Graveyard Bug

This is a recurring bug among PTR testers venturing into the Antoran Wastes in build 24633. First, don’t go near the bridge marked in the map below with an orange circle. That bridge leads to the Antorus raid zone, and it is crystal clear Blizzard doesn’t want you in that area. There is no giant Infernal gazing upon you as a fair warning that you will be instantly killed.

Instead, fel balls will be hurled from the lake at your character until you are killed. Divine shield won’t protect you. Even if you make it past the bridge after several deaths, I was told past the bridge has invisible walls that will also kill you.

The bug is that because this area is off-limits, you will be sent to a graveyard at the Shaper’s Rise (by the Spirit Crucible) which is not operational at the moment. Your ghost will fall through the sky beneath the ground, and you will be disconnected from the game. No work around here. You will load the game, the character ghost will start falling from the sky beneath the graveyard, and you will get disconnected. Rinse and repeat to no avail.

So learn from this, and steer away from this bridge or avoid dying in the area of the bridge or in the north. The southern graveyard works fine if you die in that area.

I have been a technical alpha, beta, and PTR tester since 2004. If you are wondering, this issue will be resolved at some point. Either in the next build or any time soon. In past experiences where my ghost falls through the world, all characters have been resurrected and moved by the developers to another location. It will just take some time. Try again everyday to find out if it’s been fixed.

 

SDCC 2017 Dark Horse World of Warcraft: Chronicle Book Signing

Dark Horse Comics announced their SDCC 2017 schedule, which shows Matt Burns and Robert Brooks will be signing copies of World of Wacraft: Chronicle and the Overwatch Anthology at booth 2615.

This book signing requires a wristband for entry. Come Friday and early Saturday opening (I assume around 9-10am or when the doors open) to the Dark Horse booth for drawings to get a wristband to be able to attend the signing.

The signing will take place at Booth 2615 on Saturday, July 22 at 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

HB OVERWATCH ANTHOLOGY: Matt Burns, Robert Brooks, Arnold Tsang, Michael Chu, Andrew Robinson

WORLD OF WARCRAFT CHRONICLE: Matt Burns, Robert Brooks (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

 

Speculation: The Next WoW Expansion and Christie Golden

There has been a lack of Warcraft novels lately with only World of Warcraft: Illidan (released on November 1, 2016) being the last novel thus far.

As of today, there is no novels in the horizon, and these are usually in pre-order many months in advance (8-10 months before publish date). Which means there won’t be a novel out by November 2017 (a year after Illidan).

It is hard to figure out if the slow-mo is due to the departure of Micky Neilson, Chris Metzen, and James Waugh (the core triumvirate of the Creative Team). Dave Kosak moved on to the Hearthstone team, Tom Chilton moved on to an unannounced game, Craig Amai is gone too, and the only Create Team members that I can remember are still in the team are Matt Burns and Robert Brooks.

Matt’s most recent digital comic is titled World of Warcraft: Legion #1 — Magni, Fault Lines (June 30). By the way, Magni is a central character in Patch 7.3 (Argus). So go read Fault Lines as a prelude. Matt is a long-time established writer with various short stories, but if you love the World of Warcraft: Chronicle series, you have heavily read Matt Burns and Robert Brooks storytelling.

Seat of the Triumvirate: The Crest of Knowledge | Patch 7.3

Prophet Velen: We have all that we need now, (name).

Alleria Windrunner awaits your arrival at the Seat of the Triumvirate. I have enabled a pod for you below. It will take you close enough to begin your assault on the ethereals standing in your way.

Do not go alone, my friend. You will need allies to overcome what L’ura has become and recover the Crest of Knowledge.

I will prepare the Vindicaar and await your return.

 

Objectives

Slay L’ura and retrieve the Crest of Knowledge.