GamesCom 2015 World of Warcraft: Legion Artifacts Transcript

**This is a transcript of the World of Warcraft: Legion Artifacts segment**

Hazzikostas: I want to talk a bit about Artifacts and Class Orders that you saw in the intro video, and then we will move on to talk about Dungeons & Raids.

So, Artifacts. Weapons obviously, but what are they? What’s the deal with them? So as I had mentioned, the Legion represents the greatest single threat to our world that we have ever faced, and in order to fight this ultimate enemy we need the ultimate weapons.

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GamesCom 2015 World of Warcraft: Legion Dev Talk Transcript

This is a transcript of the Gamescom Live Stream’s World of Warcraft: Legion Dev Talk held on Sunday, Aug 9 by Soe and Frodan with the game developers. This was transcribed by one of our visitors, DrOfLore (Thanks).

Moderated by:

Soe “@Soembie” Gschwind-Penski
Dan “@Frodan” Chou

Guests

Tom Chilton – @thekalgan (Vice President & Game Director)
Alex Afrasiabi – @Abrosiabi (Creative Director)
Ion Hazzikostas – @WatcherDev (Lead Game Designer).

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Gamescom 2015 World of Warcraft : Legion interview with Tom Chilton & Ion Hazzikostas

On Friday 7th, our reporter Handclaw was at Gamescom 2015 and had the honor to have a World of Warcraft : Legion interview with both Tom Chilton (Game Director, Vice President) and Ion Hazzikostas (Lead Game Designer) about the content for the incoming expansion.

Be sure to follow our team on Twitter and on Facebook for more details on the next World of Warcraft expansion and other Blizzard games. Furthermore, If you liked our interview and would like to have more in the near future (during conventions like BlizzCon or at press events), we might need your help on Patreon so we can continue to share our passion with you.

Gamescom 2015 World of Warcraft : Legion interview with Tom Chilton & Ion Hazzikostas

GamesCom 2015 World of Warcraft: Legion Story and Setting Transcript

GamesCom 2015 World of Warcraft: Legion Story and Setting Transcript

Afrasiabi: Well, well. Hello GamesCom. I am honored to be standing before you today to be talking about our newest expansion.

So LEGION takes place on The Broken Isles. This is the land at the heart of Azeroth that is long-forgotten. Ten thousand years ago (before the Great Sundering) this whole area was a vast, bustling night elf civilization; and what we have now after the world was destroyed is the bones of that civilization.

Five Predictions for World of WarCraft: Legion

wow-legion-box-art-2Yesterday, World of WarCraft: Legion was announced at Gamescom, and I am hyped! I’m much more cautious than I’ve been with any other expansion announcement, after what happened with Warlords of Draenor. Yet I still can’t help but be really excited. With only two announcement trailers and a single panel, we don’t have too much to go on about Legion‘s storyline and overall path so far. In this absence of information, I’ve taken what we do know to make five predictions on what will happen in the expansion, and where it will lead us to in the future. Find out what these predictions are behind the read-more!

GamesCom 2015 World of Warcraft: Legion Announcement Transcript

In this World of Warcraft: Legion Announcement Transcript you will find the video of Gul’dan finding Illidan, “the Story so far” video, and the panel roundup.

The panel host was Soe Gschwind-Penski, and the panelists: Tom Chilton (game director), Alex Afrasiabi (creative director) and Ion Hazzikostas (lead game designer).

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Legion, the next World of Warcraft expansion Announced

It is now fully official, the name of the 6th expansion for World of Warcraft will be Legion.

Hellfire Rains on Azeroth in World of Warcraft(R): Legion(TM)

Turn the infernal power of the Burning Legion against them as the dexterous and deadly new Demon Hunter hero class

Master mighty Artifacts—legendary weapons that transform and grow in power as you battle across the accursed Broken Isles

COLOGNE, Germany –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Doom comes for the Alliance and the Horde as a great burning shadow falls over Azeroth. During an event streamed live around the world from GamesCom 2015, Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled World of Warcraft®: Legion™,the sixth expansion to its acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

In this dire new chapter of the Warcraft® saga, the demonic Burning Legion has returned, seeking to call forth their fallen leader—the dark titan Sargeras, Ravager of Worlds. As destruction rains across Azeroth, its heroes must seek salvation among the ruins of the Broken Isles, doomed center of ancient night elf civilization and birthplace of myths dating back to the world’s creation. In the face of hopeless odds, they must learn to master mighty Artifacts—legendary weapons that hold the potential to bring down the corrupted armies of the Legion—and strike an infernal pact with the dread Demon Hunters of the Illidari . . . accursed followers of the infamous Illidan the Betrayer.

World of Warcraft: Legion ushers in an era of unprecedented conflict for the Alliance and the Horde as the Burning Legion’s crusade against creation enters a terrifying new stage. The expansion is loaded with features and content that will transform players into Azeroth’s elite vanguard against the shadow, including:

  • New Hero Class: Demon Hunter—Unleash the demon within as an all-new melee hero class gifted with preternatural mobility—and the ability to metamorphose into hellish new forms.
  • New Feature: Artifact Weapons—Smite the Legion with legendary weapons of lore. Earn Artifact power to unlock abilities and traits, and customize your weapon to suit your needs.
  • New Continent: The Broken Isles—Discover the fate of a lost night elf civilization, confront twisted fragments of the Emerald Nightmare, and hunt agents of the Legion in all-new zones.
  • New Feature: Order Hall—Whether you’re paladin or warlock, unite fellow NPC members of your class’s order to carry out missions at your command.
  • New PvP Honor System—Fight for fame, glory, and a range of new PvP-specific powers as you face the opposing faction in Arenas and Battlegrounds.
  • Boost to Level 100—Come fully prepared to battle the Legion with a level-100 character boost, and fight alongside your friends in this epic new chapter of World of Warcraft.

“In World of Warcraft: Legion, the stakes for the Alliance and the Horde are higher than ever, so we’re putting some of Azeroth’s deadliest forces directly in players’ hands,” said Mike Morhaime , CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment . “Whether they’re wreaking havoc as a Demon Hunter or unlocking awesome new abilities for their Artifact, players will develop their characters’ power in ways they never have before.”

Stalk Your Prey as a Demon Hunter

Dexterous and deadly, World of Warcraft: Legion‘s new Demon Hunter hero class turns the twisted power of the Burning Legion against them. Drawing on fel forces to fuel their attacks, Demon Hunters pursue their prey with uncanny agility, dodging away from danger and closing on enemies in the blink of an eye. Demon Hunters sacrifice their natural vision for Spectral Sight—preternatural perception that allows them to detect targets that regular mortals could not normally see. Whether avatars of Havoc (damage-dealing) or Vengeance (tank), these melee-focused assassins unleash pent-up fury in the form of devastating attacks—even metamorphosing into terrifying demonic forms in moments of great need.

As a World of Warcraft hero class, Demon Hunters have honed their skills over millennia—and much like Wrath of the Lich King®‘s Death Knight, Demon Hunters appropriately begin their journey prepared to battle the Legion at a higher level than most other World of Warcraft classes. Demon Hunters also have a unique starting experience that reflects their background and the terrible source of their power.

Wield Legendary Artifacts Against the Legion

To face the seemingly unstoppable might of the Legion, the heroes of Azeroth will need a legendary arsenal worthy of the task. World of Warcraft: Legion equips every champion with their own Artifact—a class-specific, highly customizable weapon forged in the fires of Warcraft mythology. Each character’s Artifact grows in power with its owner, and players can personalize their Artifact with perks, abilities, and appearance-altering characteristics that reflect the hero wielding it, transforming the Artifact into an instrument of order . . . or twisting it into an implement of devastation.

The Broken Isles and Beyond

World of Warcraft: Legion sends players on a forbidden journey to the ruins of the Broken Isles in search of the mythic Pillars of Creation—powerful titan relics said to have shaped Azeroth, and last hope for the world’s salvation. Once the magnificent seat of an ancient night elf civilization, the Broken Isles are now haunted by twisted elven aberrations, horrors from the Emerald Nightmare, and other grim remnants of legends long forgotten. Among the Isles, players will face the armies of the Legion and other dark forces across an array of all-new zones, dungeons, raids, and more on the way to the new level cap of 110.

With the Horde and the Alliance in disarray, players must seek out and bring together other like-minded champions to stand against the demonic hordes. In Legion, each player will take charge of an Order Hall—a site of great power linked closely to a character’s class and cause. The Order Hall will serve as each hero’s base of operations—and a bastion of hope—during their journey to the Broken Isles. From there, players will send NPC followers on missions to help defend Azeroth from the demonic incursion . . . and forge their Artifact into a Legion-felling force to be reckoned with.

For those seeking glory in Arenas and Battlegrounds, Legion also features a new Honor system that provides an entirely new PvP progression path. As players dominate the enemy faction, they’ll unlock PvP-specific spells and abilities that open up a range of new tactical possibilities, and earn prestigious new titles and rewards.

To help the heroes of Azeroth prepare for the coming invasion, World of Warcraft: Legion will allow players to boost one character to level 100, including a newly created character, quickly getting them primed and ready to battle the Burning Legion alongside their friends.

 

On the way to Cologne – Gamescom Expectations

Right now I’m heading off to Cologne, a few days early, but full with excitement for what’s to come.

We’ve been speculating for a while what Blizzard will show this year at GamesCom, and just a few day ago they revealed that they will announce the next expansion for World of Warcraft.

But what will it be? There were a lot of suggestions, theories & “leaks”, showing the possibilities are vast. From Azshara, to alternate Azeroths. And in the end, Blizzard still might come out with something no one expected.

And what will the big features be? Will we get a new class? What about races? Will the Garrison in some form make it to the next expansion?

Personally, I hope we might finally set sails to the South Seas, exploring the Broken Isles and fighting the forces of Azshara. And who knows, maybe Demon Hunters or Tinkers will join the fray of the WoW Classes.

I’m looking forward to meet some of the devs, and perhaps share a word or two with them. There are some questions that I will have for them!

Also, I look forward to finally try out Overwatch. I’ve seen a lot, but didn’t have the chance to try it out.

Either way, a few more days and we will know! So what else can I say besides:

See you at Gamescom 2015

The next World of Warcraft expansion to be revealed at Gamescom 2015

A “little” surprise just showed up on twitter. The official World of Warcraft account just annonced that the next World of Warcraft expansion will be revealed next week at 9 AM PDT during a live stream event on the blizzgc.com website.

Are you ready for what the future holds?

Win a trip to Gamescom 2015 by using Social Media

Starting on June 22th until August 2nd, you will have the chance to participate to an unique Social Media Contest. By using the #BlizzGC2015 hasthag and another one depending of the week in question you will have the chance to receive one of many prizes including a free trip to one of the most gaming event of the year, Gamescom in Cologne, Germany!

So prepare your social media accounts!

Blizzard has an amazing show planned for you at gamescom 2015. With just over two months to go, we’re really looking forward to this year’s epic event, and we want to share our excitement with you. So we’re giving you the chance to win some awesome prizes* in the weeks leading up to the show —including a free trip to gamescom in Cologne, Germany!

We’d love  you to take to social media and show us your geeky passion for Blizzard games. Each week starting Monday, June 22, we’ll be giving you a special hashtag to inspire your creativity. Find a way to show us what the theme means to you: get drawing, filming, baking, writing, stitching, sculpting, painting, dancing, posing, acting… When it’s ready, share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine, using the hashtag of the week along with #BlizzGC2015. We’ll draw 45 winners at random each week to receive some fantastic digital rewards. So the more you participate, the more chances you have to win!

To help you plan ahead, check out the full list of themes below:

June 22-28: #Friends

Share a great memory from our games or show us how you enjoy Blizzard’s worlds with your buddies!

June 29-July 5: #Epic

Show us the most epic moments you’ve experienced in game or as a Blizzard gamer!

July 6-12: #Fun

How do you embrace your fun side?

July 13-19: #Battle

The toughest battles don’t always occur in the arena… or do they?

July 20-26: #Cute

Blizzard’s worlds are full of snarling Orcs, vicious Zerglings, and fire-spewing demons… can you show us the cute side?

July 27-August 2: #BlizzardIRL

Sometimes universes collide and we bring gaming culture to the real world. When have you experienced Blizzard IRL?

In addition, we’ll select the top 10 submissions from all the entries, and then give you the chance to vote for your favorite during gamescom. The winners will each receive some awesome physical loot. Head over to http://www.blizzgc.com/ for more details!

*Certain digital prizes not redeemable in all regions.