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Tomas Hernandez is owner of 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 (formerly ***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).

Gaming Monitors: Once you play 144Hz you won’t go back

For many years, I had played Blizzard video games and FPS video games with 60Hz monitors. Until a couple of years ago, when I decided that to maximize productivity between writing for a website, processing images and video in Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro, watching Netflix and Hulu, reading comic books and news online, checking Twitter, YouTube or Twitch, or simply playing a video game — all of that was too much to handle with a single monitor.

Instead of retiring my older ACER 60Hz monitor, I complimented it by adding an ASUS 144Hz monitor. And, oh boy, did I get the surprise of my life.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Available. Best Choice for Streamers.

If you watched the CES 2019 NVIDIA livestream, and you were interested in their new GeForce RTX 2060 cards, the wait is over.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 introduces the new Turing architecture, real-time raytracing with deep learning AI found in the 2070 and 2080 models to the more-affordable price in the $349 – 400 range.

The RTX 2060 comes with 6GB 192-bit GDDR6 memory (14 Gbps memory speed), 336 GB/s memory bandwidth; 4K ready; 1680 MHz Boost Clock; 1920 CUDA cores; DirectX® 12 API, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4/5; and only consumes 160W.

Portal Rooms | Patch 8.1.5

World of Warcraft Patch 8.1.5 introduced the new Portal Rooms in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

February 5 update: The portals have been redesigned in the latest 8.1.5 build 29281. The portals are 3 times bigger to make the city destination portrait more detailed. No swirl. Sound has been updated and it is less annoying and less loud.

PvP Daily Quest | Patch 8.1.5

There is a new PvP Daily Quest introduced in patch 8.1.5 by Garona Halforcen at the Banshee’s Wail. The quest asks you to kill 25 level 120 players anywhere in Kul Tiras or Zandalar.

The quest is titled: Against Overwhelming Odds. The reward is a Horde Champion’s Cache with a random iLevel 370 gear and 1000 Artifact Power for your Heart of Azeroth.

Battle for Azeroth 8.1.5 coming to PTR

Blizzard Entertainment announced plans for the PTR 8.1.5 to test the unlock of the Kul Tiran and Zandalari allied races, Naga assault world quests, and more.

Follow @Blizzplanetcom or the YouTube channel for updates. I’ll have videos of some of these features (except Pet Battles) listed shortly after PTR 8.1.5 becomes available.

This is what the developers said about Patch 8.1.5 at BlizzCon 2018 (read our panel transcript)

Spirits Be With You | 8.0 Vol’jin Storyline

The Vol’jin Questline starts with Rokhan at Dazar’alor by the Scouting Map. Zalazane has escaped Bwonsamdi and returned to the Echo Isles to enact his vengeance.

Shortly after his defeat, you are entrusted with the ashes of Vol’jin to honor him by bringing the Urn to Atal’Dazar. Princess Talanji offered to have Vol’jin join the Kings and Queens resting place.

However, Bwonsamdi refuses to have Vol’jin’s ashes rest in Atal’Dazar, and shortly after discovers that his spirit isn’t within the Urn. Something is afoot.

Through a ritual, Princess Talanji summons Vol’jin’s spirit to learn why his spirit is lost. G’huun is behind the unrest of many spirits. Vol’jin requests you to drive his glaive through G’huun’s corpse to show the bloodied glaive before the people of Zuldazar. Thus, exalting Princess Talanji as the true leader of the Zandalari.

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