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)
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As I said recently, Blizzard Entertainment announces their participation in gamescom within 5 days before the event. Today, Blizzard Entertainment announced that the Shadowlands’ Afterlives animated series will debut during the gamescom Opening Night Live stream on August 27 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT.
Join us during the gamescom Opening Night Live stream to watch the first of a new four-part animated series, Afterlives, offering you a window into the ancient and powerful Covenants that rule over the four new zones in Shadowlands.
The Icecrown Rare Elites are level 52 and spawn in a set sequence order every 20 minutes at 00:00, 00:20, and 00:40. For example, if it was 12:35pm right now, the next rare elite would spawn at 12:40pm.
The map below will help you locate the rare elite. The list shows you the sequence order in which they spawn so that you know when the next one spawns.
The Shadowlands Pre-Launch: Death Rising event tells us the story after the Shadowlands Cinematic Trailer. That trailer showed us that Sylvanas defeated Bolvar the Lich King, and split the Helm of Domination in half, triggering the sky to shatter and open a breach into the Shadowlands realm.
In the pre-launch event: Death Rising, players are summoned to Lor’Themar (Horde) or Genn Greymane (Alliance).
The full schedule can be seen below. Right-click the image and open in a new tab for the full size.
You can watch the ChinaJoy Blizzard/NetEase livestream here. There is a caveat. Requires Adobe Flash and a VPN aimed at Hong Kong, or around Asia. Today is the Day 2 schedule.
Note: Keep in mind that Shanghai is 12 hours ahead of New York and 15 hours ahead of Los Angeles. The time seen below is the schedule for Shanghai time zone. Just add 12 hours (EST) or 15 hours (PST) before their time.
Blizzard Entertainment emailed a thank you letter to all Shadowlands Alpha Testers, and I am surprised to say that they have included a personalized overall infographic stats of some of the top activities we participated in.
There is a lot of info here. I submited 168 bug reports, and completed 2908 quests. Well, I did play Exile’s Reach with all the classes, and then a few extra runs. The Shadowlands Intro Questline at least 3 times. Played both Alliance and Horde. Still, geez… that’s a lot of quests.
It feels like a diploma, and I hope those who participated feel appreciated by Blizzard Entertainment. “Tear to my eye. My genius has been recognized!” — Junkrat
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