World of Warcraft: Traveler, Book 3: The Shining Blade

Pre-orders are now open for Scholastic’s World of Warcraft: Traveler, Book 3: The Shining Blade which is slated to ship on December 26, 2019 in both formats: Paperback and Kindle (PC/Mobile download).

World of Warcraft: Traveler, Book 3: The Shining Blade

World of Warcraft: Traveler, Book 3: The Shining BladeDon’t miss the epic conclusion to the World of Warcraft: Traveler trilogy, brought to life by New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux!

Aramar Thorne and Makasa Flintwill have borne their fair share of troubles. Ever since Aram’s father entrusted him with an enchanted compass, Aram and Makasa have traveled the extraordinary lands of Azeroth, seeking out the shards of a legendary weapon: the Diamond Blade. The truth behind the weapon, and the terrible doom it seeks to prevent, seems to have been lost at sea with Captain Greydon Thorne. But not all secrets are meant to stay buried.

As the pair struggles to stay two steps ahead of Malus and the Hidden – dangerous mercenaries and sorcerers who’ll stop at nothing to gain the compass – Aram and Makasa have assembled a powerful band of their own allies. From lively goblins and fantastic creatures to mighty druids and mysterious dryads, people are drawn to the talented young artist and the formidable fighter – a fortunate fact. For in their most desperate hour, Aram and Makasa will need all the help they can get to prevent Azeroth from being plunged into eternal darkness and chaos.

This epic conclusion to the World of Warcraft: Traveler trilogy is penned by New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux and features stunning new artwork throughout.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: World of Warcraft: Traveler (Book 3)
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: December 26, 2019
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1338538942
ISBN-13: 978-1338538946
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.6 inches

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Madeleine Roux is the New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide, and whose first book was named a Teen Indie Next List Pick. She is also the author of the House of Furies series, Allison Hewitt Is Trapped, Sadie Walker Is Stranded, and the upcoming Salvaged. Her short story contributions can be found in collections such as Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, RESIST, and New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Madeleine is a 13-year World of Warcraft veteran, a noncombat pet enthusiast, and was briefly known as the Slayer of Incompetent, Stupid, and Disappointing Minions. She spends all her DKP on treats for her beloved corehound in Seattle, Washington.

 

Co-Founder Frank Pearce Departs Blizzard Entertainment

Co-founder and Chief Development Officer Frank Pearce announced he is stepping down his position and departing Blizzard Entertainment. Frank Pearce was a pillar of the original company Silicon and Synapses, Chaos Studios, and what’s known as Blizzard Entertainment as programmer of the original titles that put the company at the top of the headlines and game awards of the time:

The Lost Vikings (1993)
Blackthorne (1994)
Justice League: Task Force (1995)
WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995)
Diablo (1996)
Norse by Norse West: The Return of the Lost Vikings (1997)
StarCraft (1998)
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002)
WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003)

Alongside the most memorable faces of the company: Mike Morhaime, Chris Metzen, Rob Pardo, Nick Carpenter, Micky Neilson, James Waugh, and many others that fans got used to see in interviews and panels — Frank Pearce will be missed by Blizzard fans. Their combined contributions to our favorite games will be remembered for decades among the legends.

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8.2 Nazjatar Ally Quests

Nazjatar Ally Quests become available after completing the quests Settling In and Save a Friend. The latter also unlocks World Quests in Nazjatar.

After “Save a Friend” you can click the Conch to recruit one of three Ally companions who will fight alongside you each day. These Ally companions may only get experience from the Ally daily quests. There are only 3 of these quests available per day, and reward 100 Experience each. Basically, 1 rank per day.

Ally companions can max up to Rank 30. At that point, each of the three Ally companions that reach level 30 reward a different mount. These are the quests available at different ranks.

NERI SHARPFIN
1. An Unexpected Friend(Rank 2)
2. Anytime You Need A Friend(Rank 5)
3. With A Little Help From My Friends(Rank 7)
4. A Kelfin's Best Friend(Rank 9)
5. Thank You For Being A Friend(Rank 13)

Azshara’s Eternal Palace Finale Cinematic: What It Might Mean

With the Eternal Palace defeated, Blizzard Entertainment has made public the Raid’s Finale Cinematic. Azshara lays on the ground as Lor’Themar and Jaina close in for the kill, but Azshara expires with a I-Can’t-Believe-They-Have-Defeated-Me face.

At that moment, a mechanism falls into place, completing the circle circuit. A blast of light explodes outwards, shaking the ground, and the chains that held N’zoth imprisoned are shattered.

A huge eye is seen at the bottom of the prison, and after a flash of light, shadowy tendrils of “smoke?” dart out of the prison, slithering its way toward the platform to grab Queen Azshara’s corpse.

Azshara suddenly comes to life in horror, with a big surprised eyes. Azshara disappears out of view, engulfed by the shadows.

N’zoth proclaims: “All Eyes Shall Be Opened.” Read some points of views about what might come next for Battle for Azeroth, after the break.

Sylverian Dreamer Mount Video

Just days after World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.2 was released, Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new mount bundle. Purchase a World of Warcraft 6-month subscription, and get the Sylverian Dreamer mount free.

Don’t be fooled by what I just said, however. I paid my 6-month subscription back on May 2019, and out of the blue when I launched the Blizzard Launcher — the gift icon flashed on the top-right to alert me that a new gift was available to claim.

So, if you recently paid a 6-month subscription, you have the Sylverian Dreamer mount awaiting as a gift, most likely.

Those who do not wish to pay for a 6-month subscription, can still obtain the Sylverian Dreamer mount through the World of Warcraft’s in-game Blizzard Shop for $25.

WoW Classic: Is King Varian Wrynn Coming in 1.13?

The last official patch for the original World of Warcraft Vanilla was patch 1.12.1 in North America on September 26, 2006. At least the last one before The Burning Crusade — with the exception of Europe only (which got 1.12.2) and the Traditional Chinese localization only (Patch 1.12.3).

The Burning Crusade expansion was launched in the United States on January 16, 2007.

At that point in time, the Warcraft lore was in flux. Between Vanilla’s end with Drums of War (1.12) and the launch of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion, new lore had been brewed by the Creative Team.

Wildstorm Comics (later under the DC Comics label) launched the World of Warcraft comics series issue #1 on November 2007. Written by Walter Simonson (Known for his Thor, X-Men, X-Factor, Fantastic Four, and other works).

For the lore in the Comics to have been published on November 2007, that means the lore had been in development for at least a year — which coincides, precisely, more or less with Patch 1.12 (Drums of War).

Seven Unused Models in World of WarCraft’s Files

I love to search through the game’s models with WoW Model Viewer to learn more about the pieces that make up World of WarCraft. Over the years I’ve found some interesting discoveries inside. Fully (and in one instance partially) complete models that despite being finished are nowhere to be found in the live game. It’s fascinating to see what could have been, so I’ve picked out seven of these unused models (and one bonus, a cut character customization option) to share today. See them all after the read more button!

Warcraft Movie Props Auction

PCGamer spotted a new Warcraft Movie Props auction by Legendary Entertainment which includes weapons, costumes, and props. Prices are hidden from view, and available to registered members.

This Auction will take place on July 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT; and it will close on July 12, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT. All bids are final and can’t be cancelled. Be mindful.

The following are the set bid increments for the Auction.

• $10 – $50 by $10
• $50 – $500 by $25
• $500 – $2,000 by $100
​• $2,000 – 5,000 by $250
• $5,000 – $10,000 by $500
• $10,000 + by $1,000

The auction includes the following items:

  • Alliance Royal Guard and Knight Steel Blade Sword
  • Lothar’s (Travis Fimmel) Boomstick
  • Alliance Hand Cannon
  • Alliance Knight Shield
  • Color Map of Azeroth
  • Alliance Lion Banner
  • Khadgar’s (Ben Schnetzer) Dark Costume
  • Elf Soldier Costume
  • Lothar’s (Travis Fimmel) Final Battle Costume
  • Alliance Foot Soldier Sword and Shield
  • Green Skin Orc Bust
  • Khadgar’s (Ben Schnetzer) Funeral Costume

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