The Speaker Listens

World of Warcraft patch 7.3.2 (25497) introduced two new quests in Argus: The Speaker Listens and Visions of Fear — as the prelude to the Antorus raid.

THE SPEAKER LISTENS

High Exarch Turalyon: Magni has sent for you in Krokul Hovel once more. He seems to have made a new breakthrough in trying to reach Argus. I suggest you find him immediately. His last vision foretold Aggramar’s coming, and there is still so much we do not know of Sargeras’ plans.

Objectives

Meet Magni in the Krokul Hovel.

 

Whatever happened to the World of Warcraft: Troll Wars Novel?

It has been six months since Amazon.de (and UK) and various book-finder outlets throughout Europe leaked the novel title and ISBN for World of Warcraft: Troll Wars by Paul S. Kemp.

My original post (published on May 2017), contains the book description about the high elven magi training humans to fight in the Troll Wars. A few days after the leak made headlines, the book title was changed to “A new novel” and the book description was removed.

Ever since, there has been no announcements, and no denial of its existence. I personally contacted the author Paul S. Kemp by email and via Reddit (as well as the Panini publisher) to confirm or deny this novel, but I did never get a response.

It is not a question at this point of whether the novel existed. Six months after it was leaked, it is STILL listed in Amazon UK and Germany, and its ISBN 9783833235375 shows up in search engines by other book websites. So the leak did exist, and it is been picked up by bookstores as “factual.”

The release date placeholder is set nowadays to December 31, 2018.

Why is the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth logo blue and gold?

We have seen the World of Warcraft logo change from expansion to expansion, but we can always count with the theme of the expansion to somewhat affect or influence the design or colors of the logo.

An example of this is the Wrath of the Lich King logo had the icy-frosty elements around the frame. It represented the chilly lands of Icecrown.

 

I’m Worried About Battle for Azeroth…

I’m super-hyped for Battle for Azeroth. Just from the short demo of Nazmir at BlizzCon, I can see that Zandalar is everything I’d ever hoped it would be. Add on finally getting to visit Kul Tiras, the allied races, more story and development for faction leaders like Jaina, Saurfang, Baine, and Genn, and more old world updates (though it sounds like they’ll just be phased scenery like Theramore, but still I like seeing the world change and evolve) and this is looking like a pretty great expansion. So why I am so worried that it won’t be?

Read on to find out.

 

BlizzCon 2017 Opening Ceremony Panel Transcript

Mike Morhaime: BlizzCon is loaded with eSports. The Hearthstone Invitational has 12 of your favorite pros and streamers competing as teams in a set of challenges, the Overwatch World Cup will have the top countries in the world battling for the gold medal. If you are looking for world championship events, we have got those too. The World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Finals, and the StarCraft II WCS Global Finals will all crown world champions who have earned their place after years’ worth of competition.

 

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BlizzCon 2017 World of Warcraft: Gameplay and Systems Panel Transcript

Matt: Welcome to the World of Warcraft Gameplay and Systems Deep Dive panel.

Matt: Hey Everybody. Welcome to the World of Warcraft battle for Azeroth Systems Deep Dive. My name is Matt Goss. I am one of the designers on the World of Warcraft team. Today on stage, I am joined by two of my fellow designers Jeremy Feasel and Russ Petersen.

 

BlizzCon 2017 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Community Interviews Roundup

This article gathers most of the Battle for Azeroth interviews around the community.

 

Updates to Stormwind and Orgrimmar in the Battle for Azeroth Demo

I’m back from BlizzCon, and what a BlizzCon it was. While I have some serious worries about the expansion, worries I detail in a future article, Battle for Azeroth in terms of what content it’s offering is shaping up to be my favorite expansion ever. I’ve wanted Zandalar as a continent for a long time… (far longer than when I wrote that article, even)

However we’re not here to talk about Zandalar or Kul Tiras today. As I’ve mentioned on twitter, the BlizzCon demo for Battle for Azeroth also hid some very surprising updates to Stormwind and Orgrimmar. Each city has had a new district added, with some very surprising lore developments included within. It goes without saying that this post includes heavy spoilers for Battle for Azeroth. So read on at your own risk.