There's So Much Beauty in the World of Warcraft

We’re in World of Warcraft’s 15th anniversary. World of Warcraft Classic release date is Tuesday, August 27, 2019, and players who quit WoW are coming back just for Classic WoW. People who have played WoW since Vanilla are on the World of Warcraft forums reminiscing about the good ‘ol days of being brutally murdered by Murlocs in Elwynn Forest, among other things.

Those Murlocs, at the lake… That have like a 2 sec respawn and aggro with a mob of like 5-6 at a time…Died so many times to them…

Old school Azeroth can be a pretty scary and intimidating place. But There are so many beautiful places in Azeroth. All it takes is some exploring.

Just be careful. Unlike later expansions, there is no flying in Classic WoW. The best tip for surviving Classic Azeroth is to do your best to stick to the roads when traveling. This is especially helpful if you will be playing a Night Elf and decide to make the journey from Teldrasil on Kalimdor to Stormwind City in Eastern Kingdoms. For some reason, many, if not most Alliance players who choose Night Elf characters, prefer to quest in Eastern Kingdoms. So, keep in mind that there are there are no portals and there is no boat that goes directly from Darkshore to Stormwind. The Darkshore boat takes you to Wetlands in Eastern Kingdoms. Then, you have to walk on foot, to Ironforge. Be sure to learn the flight paths of each town you visit on your way. Once you get to Ironforge, you’ll take the tram to Stormwind. Yes, this is how you get from the Night Elf starting area to the Stormwind.

But yes, there are so many beautifully scenic places to explore in World of Warcraft. With each of the World of Warcraft expansions, Blizzard Entertainment’s talented team created some of the eeriest, creepiest and beautiful places in all of gaming.

The latest WoW expansion, Battle for Azeroth, also boasts some gorgeous scenery. Whether you have warmode on or not, exploring some of these places is an absolute must. From the Zandalari troll home of Zulduzar to Queen Azshara’s underwater domain of Nazjatar, these places are stunning. There are very few games like World of Warcraft that would be able to compare visually.

Whether you will be playing World of Warcraft Classic, sticking to Battle for Azeroth, or will be playing both, don’t forget to appreciate the scenery. Do you have a favorite place to chill in Azeroth? Tell us your favorite places in the comments or on Facebook.

Activision Blizzard CFO, Spencer Neumann Terminated

Activision Blizzard CFO, Spencer Neumann Terminated

What does this mean for Blizzard’s falling numbers?

On December 31, 2018, Activision Blizzard announced that Chief Financial Officer, Spencer Neumann had been placed on paid leave and intended to terminate his contract if he could not demonstrate why he should keep his job. Although Activision Blizzard says Neumann’s termination had nothing to do with falling declining share value, he was replaced with Activision Blizzard veteran Dennis Durkin.

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Overwatch Patch Released New Map: Rialto

Blizzard released a new playable map, Rialto, from April's event, Overwatch Archives: Retribution.

Rialto is an escort map that takes place at the Rialto in Venice, Italy. Released with the May 3rd patch, "Rialto was home to Talon agent Antonio Bartalotti’s sprawling estate and the backdrop to the infamous 'Venice Incident,' which has recently been declassified."

From Gamespot

The Rialto is beautiful. And unlike other maps, Rialto is quite expansive and wide open. Widowmaker and Hanzo will have a field day with all of the balconies, rooms and alcoves to hide in. 

Other highlights from the patch:

• Tracer’s Pulse Bomb damage was decreased from 400 to 300.
• Hanzo gets two new abilities, sort of—Lunge and Storm Arrows, which replaces Scatter Arrow. He can also now rapidly fire up to 6 arrows that deal reduced damage but are always fired at full power.
• Genji’s hitbox was reduce.
• Brigette’s Shield Bash’s cone area was reduced from 90 to 60.
• Junkrat’s Frag Launcher’s projectile size was decreased from 0.3 to 0.2. RIP-Tire movement speed decreased from 13 to 12.
• Lúcio’s Wall Ride will be less likely to be interrupted along a single surface. He can go around corners without having to leave the wall. Lúcio can land back on the same wall after leaping away. And Wall ride can now be used while reloading.
— PlayOverwatch

You can go to playoverwatch.com for more patch details.

Tell us what you think about the new map and patch notes in the comments. And don't forget to check out our store.

Overwatch Archives: Retribution Event Will Run From April 10-30

Overwatch's April event is Overwatch Archives: Retribution. Players will embark on two PVE missions based on the lore. Players will play through King's Row Uprising to battle Null Sector omnics (robots) have invaded. Blizzard also added a new game mode called Retribution where players get to play as Moira, Genji or McCree to square up against Talon on the new Rialto map.

Retribution was a failed Blackwatch mission in Venice, Italy. The Blackwatch team was sent to eliminate a high ranking Talon official, but the mission went south. The file is now declassified, hence the archives. This event will give us 100 new items, including more original skins.

Overwatch has been one of the most popular shooters since its release May 2016. Each season, Blizzard Entertainment hooks players even more with events that give heroes new skins, biographies, digital comics and more. April 2017 gave us Overwatch: Uprising, an event that took us deeper into Overwatch's covert and turbulent organization, Blackwatch. Uprising centered on the events that led to the Omnic Crisis and the fall of Overwatch.

Whose skin are you most looking forward to unlocking?