Alongside my coverage of the Shadowlands event server, I was able to take part in a group interview with Ion Hazzikostas about the expansion and WoW in general. The interview went, round robin style, from one person to the next until we ran out of time. I ended up being able to ask three questions. While there was some very juicy information revealed from others’ questions, I don’t want to steal anyone’s thunder. I’ll let those parties share those answers on their own time.
Here are the transcripts for the three questions I asked Ion and his answers.
Blizzplanet members Danny Perschononok and Handclaw had the opportunity to interview Robert Bridenbecker (VP of Technology and Strategy Planning) to discuss details of Warcraft III: Reforged. The interview focuses on the engine overhaul and assets, and Battle.net Launcher transition, as well as the World Editor and mapmaking’s capabilities side.
During the GamesCom 2017 press day (Tue, Aug 22), Blizzplanet members Danny Perschonok (Naka) and Arthur Lorenz (Handclaw) had the opportunity to interview game director Ion Hazzikostas about some of the features in Patch 7.3.
NOTE: The video now has English Subtitles (CC). Lower the volume to 25% to avoid the loud background noise and music. The video was edited to boost the three voices nearest to the microphone so they can be heard at 25% volume. GamesCom is the noisiest convention in the world.
I am Danny with Blizzplanet. We also have Arthur here, and Ion Hazzikostas, and we are going to talk about Patch 7.3.
Blizzard Entertainment invited Blizzplanet to the World of Warcraft: Legion Press Summit event held last week at their Irvine campus. Our staff member Dperschonok and stream influencer @SwiftyIRL had the opportunity to interview Jon Hight (production director) and Luis Barriga (senior game designer) to discuss details of the Demon Hunter, Artifacts, and PvP.
During our Legion Summit Interview, Blizzplanet reporter @Dperschonok and colleague influencer @SwiftyiRL had the opportunity to ask game director Tom Chilton and art director Chris Robinson various questions related to the art design of the Broken Isles zones, the Artifact system, Scaling, and Class Halls.
Read our 2016 Legion Summit Interview: Blizzard Entertainment invited Blizzplanet to the 2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Press Summit event to learn more about their plans leading up to the world event prior to the expansion. Reporter Dperschonok had the opportunity to interview both lead game designers: Cory Stockton (@Mumper) and Julian Morris.
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.
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NWBZPWNR at Blizzcon 2013 (Blizzard Entertainment)
It’s been nearly a year since Jarod:NWBZPWNR raided the stage at Blizzcon 2013 stealing not only the audience’s heart, but the internet’s as well. As Blizzcon looms ever closer, we caught up with Jarod to see how time has gone since his cosplay Pwn’d the world.
Before we get into the nitty gritty, why don’t we get to know a little about yourself.
Jarod: I’m a 34 year old former Graphics Designer from Orange County currently living in Bakersfield. I am active in various geek communities and activities which include vintage anime, cosplay, and everything Blizzard– most especially World of Warcraft.
For those out there who might not know, could you give a recap on who NWBZPWNR is?
Jarod: Jenkins the Griefer is the player who controls the character NWBZPWNR in the South Park episode Make Love, Not Warcraft. It’s based off of a Blizzard employee named Joeyray Hall. His name is never revealed in the episode but in the script he was called “NWBZPWNR” or sometimes “Nwbzpwnr” but the distinction is that NWBZPWNR is the name of his world of warcraft character. Most people tend to name him, “That Which Has No Life.”
You were able to walk the stage last year as a walk on, what did you expect then?
Jarod: I expected to be enjoyed, but the reaction was nothing I had anticipated. I felt like the Big Man on Campus.
Blizzplanet had the great opportunity to chat via Skype with both New York Times best selling authors, Christie Golden and Micky Neilson (Blizzard publishing lead) to discuss details of World of Warcraft: War Crimes. This interview might have a few spoilers.