I have done the Argent Tournament daily quests almost since day one it was introduced. Probably missed the first two or three days. So far I have 125 Champion Seals, which means players who started from day one must have nearly 150 Champion Seals by now. If I were you, I would hold on to those Champion Seals. Blizzard has just confirmed that in the next minor patch they will reduce the cost of the Argent Hyppogryph to 150 Champion Seals (down from 250). That’s definitely a good move.
The Argent Tournament is not yet over, there are plans for patch 3.2 in the near future, and the Argent Pavillion won’t be built yet by then, so there is still more room for growth and more daily quests. At the current rate, 250 champion seals at a rate of only 5 seals a day is a very harsh task. That’s 50 days worth of seals. Nearly seven weeks. I am really satisfied with the reduction to 150 champion seals. Specially because it allows you to concentrate on collecting the faction pets, and later to go after the mounts. Rather than concentrating on just one item, and forget about the other ones because it is just plain not worth the effort. The more you get the more you invest time in it I say. These pets are like Pokemon. Gotta have them all.
|In order to better balance the cost of new rewards that we would like to add to the Argent Tournament, we will be changing the cost of the Argent Hippogryph flying mount in the next minor patch. These mounts will be reduced in cost from 250 Champion
Blizzard has removed Ultra-Spectropic Detection Googles from Arenas and reduced the stealth detection of various items that offer a unfair advantage to PvP players due to its lower level quality. This has been an issue Blizzard has addressed in the past when Burning Crusade was introduced and with Wrath of the Lich King. PvP and PvE players always attempt to use level 60 or lower items in level 70 or 80 scenarios. Thus was the case with the Luffa, a level 45 item from the Searing Gorge quest Incendosaurs? Whateverosaur is More Like It. It is a trinket with the following ability … Use: Removes one Bleed effect.
Players would use this level 45 item to remove Moroes’ bleed effect in Karazhan, a level 70 dungeon. Blizzard immediately fixed this by adding this requirement: Will not work on bleeds cast by enemies over level 60. (3 Min Cooldown). Now we see a similar solution to curb players from using low level items to detect stealthed players. The question remains whether Blizzard will introduce at a later time level 80 items to detect stealthed players.
Blizzard is preparing to announce a new contest that starts on May 20. The winners of this contest will get free trip for two to BlizzCon 2009 and some phat lootz. The catch? You better be good at sewing costumes … or a blacksmith or leatherworker in real life.
World of Warcraft: Night of the Dragon has gone to its fourth printing due to its popularity. This is a sequel to Day of the Dragon and one of the major reasons it continues to be read by fans is because it answers the questions of many raiding players … why are we killing Sartharion in the Obsidian Sanctuary (beneath the Wyrmrest Temple)? Where did this Twilight Dragonflight come from? Why is Sartharion protecting these eggs? The story came to be in the book Night of the Dragon where the Blizzard Creative Team and the book author fleshed out the backstory behind the Obsidian Sanctuary.
Remember Lady Sinestra … the black dragon that flies down into the Netherwing Ledge and seals a pact with the Dragonmaw? This book and the Obsidian Sanctuary dungeon are tied-in with that scene from the Burning Crusade expansion. More important … where is Deathwing? The book will open your eyes to a threat looming the horizon of the world of Azeroth. Whether you have or not read the book, your chance to get all these questions floating around your mind can be answered by no other than the World of Warcraft: Night of the Dragon writer—New York Times Bestselling Author Richard A. Knaak.
Attend to the live public chat with Richard A. Knaak this very Thursday, May 14 at 8pm EST to talk about Night of the Dragon.
I had a few words with Sideshow Collectibles President and CEO Greg Anzalone and Production Manager Brant Bridges tonight and there are good news for those hardcore Diablo III fans that are into collectibles. The Diablo III OVERTHROWN diorama is nearing its final stages. We will show you the photos once the painted version is ready. New products based on the Blizzard games are not out of the question, but nothing as soon as we wish.
Below is an image of the unpainted Diablo III diorama.
The Blizzcon website now displays details of the panels to be held in the Anaheim Convention Center. Not all panels seem to be available at this time. Nethaera said some panels might be added as Blizzcon nears in reference to the lack of a World of Warcraft Lore Panel. Speculation-mode on: Sounds like we have a new Expansion in the horizon.