Blizzard Entertainment released a new Warcraft III: Reforged beta patch that introduces the toogle between Classic Mode and Reforged Mode assets. As a reminder, BlizzCon Virtual Ticket owners have access to Warcraft III Beta.
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
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.
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
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.
Before writing my review, I want to describe my background in the Star Wars franchise. I am age 47, and of course, I watched the original trilogy as a kid. Not in the theater, but at home on TV probably around 1980-1982, and a very few times thereafter whenever it was shown on TV.
Thereafter, my entry into Star Wars came back in the shape of video games. I played Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast (which I loved), Star Wars: Dark Forces; Jedi Knight: Dark Force, and Jedi Academy.
Blizzard Entertainment has officially announced the release date of Warcraft III: Reforged. The game will launch on January 28, 2020.
Probably in compliance with some consumer laws, Blizzard issued an email to those who pre-purchased Warcraft III: Reforged months ago:
” Though we’ve been working hard to get Reforged in your hands before the end of the year, as we started approaching the finish line, we felt we’d need a little extra development time for finishing touches. As always, our goal is to honor the high standards you hold us to, but we also understand if you’re disappointed by the wait—if you’d prefer a refund*, please visit our Customer Support site.”
WARCRAFT III: REFORGED RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED
Mark your calendar—Warcraft® III: Reforged™, the full-scale reimagining of Blizzard’s groundbreaking real-time strategy game, is set for release on January 28! Including the original Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos® and its award-winning expansion The Frozen Throne®, Warcraft III: Reforged features seven single-player campaigns spanning over 60 missions, a top-to-bottom graphics and audio overhaul, and a full suite of contemporary matchmaking features via Blizzard’s Battle.net® online-gaming service.
The drums of war sound once again, and champions of the Horde and Alliance eager to take the fight to players of the enemy faction now have two Battlegrounds—Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley—upon which to face their foes in World of Warcraft Classic!
While players on PvP realms have been progressing through the Honor System ranks clashing at key points of conflict around Azeroth, these instanced Battlegrounds will provide players on any type of realm with structured opportunities to earn meaningful amounts of Honor and help them climb the PvP ranks.
This totally falls in the speculation, and big-stretch category; but here we are. A new job opening appeared in Linkedin asking for a Technical Artist, Rigging for the World of Warcraft team.
It caught my attention that in the job requirements, exactly where it says: Day to Day Tasks, the fourth requirement is Game engine experience (Unreal, Unity, etc.) — Let me say it again: “Day to Day Tasks.”
Many years ago, when the Patch 1.9 event that led to the Opening of The Gates of Ahn’Qiraj became available, a legend about a Fallen Titan in Silithus showed up briefly by Geologist Larksbane: “In the time before time, when the world was still in its infancy, a battle between a Titan and a being of unimaginable evil and power raged on this very soil. The prophecy is unclear about whether or not the Titan was vanquished in this battle but it illustrates that a Titan fell. An Old God had also fallen – or so it was thought.”
Paul: Hello, BlizzCon. Thank you for coming to the WoW Deep Dive panel. My name is Paul Kubit. Today we are going to dig a little bit deeper into some of the systems that define what goes into World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. A quick outline of what we are going to talk about. First, I am going to talk about Covenants: what they are, what they do; next I am going to talk about some of the changes that are coming to Leveling; next after that, Classes and the changes to your classes and the philosophies about what we are thinking about, and making those changes; and lastly, I am going to talk about Torghast and the Maw that surrounds it.
So without further ado, Covenants.
BlizzCon 2019 featured revelations and details about World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, and Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons. This page collects some of the BlizzCon 2019 panel transcripts.
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Narrator: Welcome to the World of Warcraft: What’s Next.
Hazzikostas: BlizzCon! Hello, once again. It has been so long. I love you all, too. This is the best. Shadowlands. Like Diablo IV, we can finally say it outloud; and this is the time to tell you a bit more about where we are going, and what is next in World of Warcraft.
So, last time in World of Warcraft, this happened. The sky shattered, and we are left staring across the veil between life and death, into a small piece of the Shadowlands; but what does that mean for us exactly?