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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) ***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).

Warcraft III: Remastered Requirements

Blizzard Entertainment released today the Warcraft III: Remastered Spec Requirements to run the game. Once the server maintenance is over, the game will go Live. Beta ended earlier in the morning.

WINDOWS

Minimum Requirements Recommended Specifications
Operating System Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest version) Windows® 10 64-bit (latest version)
Processor Intel® Core® i3-530 or AMD™ Athlon™ Phenom™ II X4 910 or better Intel® Core™ i5-6400 or AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X or better
Video NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 or AMD Radeon™ HD 5750 or better NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960 or AMD Radeon™ R9 280X or better
Memory 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Storage 30 GB HD space
Internet Broadband Internet connection
Input Keyboard and mouse
Resolution 800 x 600 minimum display resolution

MAC

Minimum Requirements Recommended Specifications
Operating System macOS® 10.13 (latest version) macOS® 10.15 (latest version)
Processor Intel® Core™ i5 or better Intel® Core™ i7 or better
Video NVIDIA® GeForce® 750M or AMD™ Radeon™ R9 M290X AMD Radeon™ R9 M395X
Memory 8 GB RAM
Storage 30 GB HD space
Internet Broadband Internet connection
Input Keyboard and mouse
Resolution 800 x 600 minimum display resolution

Star Trek: Picard (Season 1, Ep. 1) Review

Other than Blizzard games, another passion of mine since I was a kid (in the early 80s) was to watch Sci-Fi TV series and cartoons.

Back then, I watched the Star Trek (1966-1969) original series re-runs in spanish — when I lived in Puerto Rico. I was probably around 5-8 years old.

Then in 1987, I was greeted with Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) and I fell in love with the show. I didn’t miss an episode, and watched it several times throughout the years. Then again in Netflix.

I have watched every single reincarnation of Star Trek ever since, including Voyager, Deep Space 9, Enterprise, and (cringe) Discovery. My favorites were TNG and Voyager — but of course, Kirk and Mr. Spock always had a spot in my trekkie heart.

World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms

Update (January 23) — The book description for World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms is now available, but my previous gut feeling is starting to take shape with a new bit of information: the book author. Gentlemen and Ladies… this book is written by New York Times best seller author; and current Blizzard Entertainment Senior writer Christie Golden.

Now that’s major eye-popping news. It is much easier to take a guess at its content and structure from the point of view of Blizzard’s two-decade book writer.


January 16, 2020

I am going by gut feeling here as the pre-order page doesn’t have a book description. So hold my assumption with a grain of salt.

Eastern KingdomsBlizzard Entertainment is publishing a brand-new book under the Blizzard Legends label that might probably be a mix of concept art and in-depth history about each of the zones of the Eastern Kingdoms.

Pre-orders are now open. The title of this new book is: World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms.

If true, this is a very different way of doing concept art books. Past Blizzard Games’ Art Books have been themed around a specific expansion, or around encompassing the history of Warcraft as a whole (spanning several expansions).

But publishing an exploration art book focused on the Eastern Kingdoms?

Warcraft III: Reforged Beta 1.32.0.14391 Patch Notes

A 2GB patch was issued for the Warcraft III: Reforged Beta. One of the features introduced is the Collections Tab with georgeous avatars. Read the patch notes after the gallery.


The video I recorded shows the options settings and the Collections Tab — including hovering over each avatar to learn how to obtain it as a reward. Press the SPACE bar to pause the video if you wish to read the text. Click the YouTube Title to watch fullscreen mode. Click the gear icon (at YouTube) to select 1080HD.

15th Anniversary World of Warcraft Server Blade Auctions.

At least 27 of the 15th Anniversary World of Warcraft Server Blades have made their way to eBay in the past few days. These are listed as “New condition.”

These were not the ones sold from 2010-2012 batch. These were originally sold for the Blizzard Charity Auction Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® through Thursday, October 31 through Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Some have a “Buy Now” set price, and others have an open bid. Regardless of the deal, always read and make sure the items are listed as new and nowhere in the text specifies the item is damaged in any way. At least 3 of the 27 that I inspected specify a damage to the holding pieces or the acrylic cover itself.

World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria | Blizzard Legends

Blizzard Entertainment will re-publish the DC Comics World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria graphic novel under the Blizzard Legends publishing label.

The graphic novel was originally written by Micky Neilson and illustrated by Sean Galloway . The story featured Chen Stormstout and his niece Li Li.

The graphic novel was published on September 2012 as a prelude to the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion that shipped the same month.


World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria

In this enthralling original graphic novel published in a landscape format, you will meet the PANDAREN, one of the most beloved (and mysterious) races in World of Warcraft!

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

The final book in the Scholastic World of Warcraft: Traveler Series — World of Warcraft: Traveler, The Shining Blade — launched a couple weeks ago, on December 26, 2019.

Now the audible/audiobook version — narrated by Ramón de Ocampo — is available for purchase. A brief audio sample was provided.


Originally published on July 23, 2019

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.

 

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