Watch Cox n’ Crendor: Nerdlords of Draenor

Written by Blizzard Entertainment on . Posted in World of Warcraft

Self-proclaimed videogame nerds Jesse Cox and Wowcrendor have gathered a few of their friends to storm the frontlines of Draenor in an extension of their popular Cox n’ Crendor podcast and animated short series. You can catch their display of skill, comic agility, and utter madness in new episodes each week leading up to the November 13 launch of Warlords of Draenor.

Nerdlords of Draenor finds Cox and Crendor jumping onto the beta realms and exploring various aspects of the new expansion with a different guest each episode. The duo will also be releasing animated shorts capturing some of the best moments from their escapades—with a few artistic liberties taken.

This week, Cox and Crendor are joined by Warcraft explorer extraordinaire Hobbs. Watch these three gentlemen take to the dungeons of Draenor to test their mettle (and whether Jesse can recall where on his action bars he placed Healing Rain).

Stay tuned for an all-new episode next week!

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The Elder Scrolls OnlineLoremaster’s Archive: Y’ffre’s BeckoningESO Live’s Next Episode: 10/24New Wallpaper and AvatarsTwo New Elder Scrolls Book Series by Titan BooksThe Tamriel Chronicle, Issue #72The Road Ahead - October 16Guild Spotlight – The Art of WarfareBattlemaster’s Corner – Radiant BastionLoremaster’s Archive: Thwarting the DaedraTales of the Dead Winners 10/10

http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/rss http://files.elderscrollsonline.com/img/2/logo.png http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/rss en-us Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/24/loremasters-archive-yffres-beckoning http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/24/loremasters-archive-yffres-beckoning What is it like to be the Green Lady? Our new lore book explores the topic. The Elder Scrolls Online Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/23/eso-lives-next-episode-1024 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/23/eso-lives-next-episode-1024 We’re planning another fun livestream featuring a Q&A with Creative Director Paul Sage! The Elder Scrolls Online Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:45:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/22/new-wallpaper-and-avatars http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/22/new-wallpaper-and-avatars Make your return to the City of Ash to confront the forces of Oblivion. The Elder Scrolls Online Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:45:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/21/two-new-elder-scrolls-book-series-by-titan-books http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/21/two-new-elder-scrolls-book-series-by-titan-books In a press release today we announced that we've partnered once again with Titan Books to create two new series of books: The Elder Scrolls Online: Tales of Tamriel & The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library! The Elder Scrolls Online Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/21/the-tamriel-chronicle-issue-72 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/21/the-tamriel-chronicle-issue-72 We’ve rounded up more wonderful fan creations for your enjoyment. The Elder Scrolls Online Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:30:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/16/the-road-ahead----october-16 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/16/the-road-ahead----october-16 Find out what’s on the horizon for ESO in this update from Game Director Matt Firor. The Elder Scrolls Online Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/15/guild-spotlight--the-art-of-warfare http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/15/guild-spotlight--the-art-of-warfare We continue our series of guild interviews with another great group of players. The Elder Scrolls Online Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/13/battlemasters-corner--radiant-bastion http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/13/battlemasters-corner--radiant-bastion Protect and inspire your allies with today’s player-created Templar build. The Elder Scrolls Online Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:30:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/13/loremasters-archive-thwarting-the-daedra http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/13/loremasters-archive-thwarting-the-daedra What can you do to protect yourself from the dangerous cults of Mehrunes Dagon? The Elder Scrolls Online Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:25:00 +0000 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/10/tales-of-the-dead-winners-1010 http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2014/10/10/tales-of-the-dead-winners-1010 Enjoy reading the winning entries from our second Tales of the Dead contest. The Elder Scrolls Online Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +0000

Behind the Scenes of Lords of War

Written by Blizzard Entertainment on . Posted in World of Warcraft

As we completed our Lords of War video series, Blizzard creative developers sat down to discuss the project and document the process of bringing the epic stories of Draenor’s most savage warlords to light. We hope you enjoy these behind-the-scenes extras:

To watch the entire series again, visit our complete Lords of War page, and learn more about what – and whom – you’re up against in Warlords of Draenor.

TERA’s Expansion Is Coming!

Written by EnMasse Entertainment on . Posted in Tera Online

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Announcing TERA's upcoming expansion Fate of Arun

TERA fans!

We’re excited today to officially announce TERA’s upcoming expansion—Fate of Arun. In this expansion, you will experience a brand new storyline and explore the mysterious continent of Northern Arun as you level to the new cap of 65. So be prepared for new quests, new zones, new skills, new gear, and a completely new PvP battleground experience in TERA's biggest content update yet!

Like TERA, Fate of Arun will be a free expansion. We’ll reveal more over the next few weeks! Stay tuned for more details and check out our teaser trailer below.

Warcraft Wallpaper, Cosplay, and Art Updates

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New Wallpaper
We’ve just released a new wallpaper image featuring fan art from Juyoung Oh

New Costumes
We've updated our costume gallery with Warcraft-themed costumes.




New Blizzard Art
We've added more pieces to our World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Art gallery. Have a look at assorted pieces of stunning artwork that reveal an all-new look at the wonders of the Warcraft universe.

New World of Warcraft Comic
Last but not least, we've added a new community comic to our gallery submitted by Shannon Thomson (Junjun).

Send us your comics by the end of each month to be considered. Don’t tarry; eternal fame for your art are only a few panels away!

Elite Status Gifts for November

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November gift for TERA Elite Status Users

October is almost over, so it's time for TERA's elite players to receive their November gift!

Each and every month, En Masse gives TERA's elite players a free gift. This November, the Elite Status Gift of the Month is not one but two elite gem bags.

Each elite gem bag is guaranteed to contain 5 emeralds when you open it. You also have the chance to win another emerald, or up to two extra diamonds per each gem bag!

Emeralds and diamonds can be sold directly back to in-game merchants for gold. Emeralds are worth 1,000 gold each, and diamonds are worth 10,000 gold each.

What's that? You haven't signed up for elite status quite yet? There's no time to lose! Join the elite and get your free gear right now.

The fine print:

  • Gift delivery starts Sunday, October 26, at 7 a.m. Pacific. All users who sign up or renew elite status between then and Tuesday, November 25, at 7 a.m. Pacific receive this gift.
  • Users who signed up or renewed elite status before Sunday, October 26 at 7 a.m. Pacific receive October’s Gift of the Month.

World of Warcraft Arena Championship Opening Weekend

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One week from today, on October 31, the top eight 3v3 Arena teams in the world will converge in ESL’s studios in Burbank, CA to commence the BlizzCon 2014 World of Warcraft Arena Championship, and you’re invited to watch the action free in HD.

Brackets and Matchups

In this first round, two groups of four teams will compete to advance to Anaheim. The two randomly-drawn groups are:

Group A
EU – Skill-Capped EU
NA – Penny for Your Thought
CN – Popped CD No Skill
NA – 3 Amigos

Group B
EU – Playing with Fire
KR – Push Push
EU – Bleached Bones
NA – Death Innovators

Six matches will be played on October 31:

Skill-Capped EU vs. 3 Amigos
Penny for Your Thought vs. Popped CD No Skill
Playing with Fire vs. Death Innovators
Push Push vs. Bleached Bones
Group A: Winner vs. Winner
Group B: Winner vs. Winner

All eight teams will still be in the game heading to Anaheim the following week, with the group winners sitting pretty in possession of two of the final four spots in the semi-finals.

Schedule

The action kicks off at 12:00 noon PDT on October 31, with each match set to start at the top of the hour following the previous match.

Casters

Join us next Friday and watch live in HD for free at Twitch.TV/blizzard. For team breakdowns and additional information and updates throughout the event, check out our BlizzCon 2014 website.

Join Us in Celebrating the World Tournament Series Invitational Qualifier Tournament this Weekend!

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Join Us in Celebrating the World Tournament Series Invitational Qualifier Tournament this Weekend!

Only this weekend’s World Tournament Series Invitational Qualifier stands between the top PvP teams in Guild Wars 2 and the Finals event in Beijing, China, where players from all over the world will clash in the ultimate showdown. The victors will take home the lion’s share of the $50,000 prize pool and the privilege to call themselves World Tournament Series Champions. Hundreds of teams have been eliminated from the running over the past two months, and the remaining teams will only have one shot to prove that they have the skill and tenacity required to play on behalf of their region. No longer is this tournament about the individual players behind the teams, but rather the countries, the cultures, and people they represent.

North America, Europe, or China – who do you stand behind? Ultimate bragging rights for your entire region are on the line.

Schedule and Livestream Information

European World Tournament Series Invitational Qualifier: October 25, 9:00 a.m. PDT (12:00 p.m. EDT, 18:00 CEST)

North American World Tournament Series Invitational Qualifier: October 26, 12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT, 21:00 CEST)

English livestream: www.twitch.tv/guildwars2
German livestream: www.twitch.tv/guildnews
French livestream: www.twitch.tv/fureurwebtv

Call of the Mists and livestream giveaways!

In celebration of the Invitational Qualifier, this weekend all players will benefit from +10% increased PvP rank point gain, +15% reward track progress, and an additional +100% magic find while in Heart of the Mists (and yes, this works on all reward track boxes)! Feeling festive? Make sure to work on your Halloween reward track, featuring festival rewards and a 20-slot bag as the final prize!

Fans who tune into the tournament livestream on Saturday and Sunday can also be entered into one of the many giveaways we’ll be running all weekend, where, if you’re lucky enough, you can take home a Mini Llama or a precursor of your choosing – just make sure to follow our official Twitch channel and participate in chat! We’ll also be supporting the tournament with German and French livestreams, each with giveaways of its own, so make sure to support your favorite shoutcasters!

We’ll see you on Twitch and in the Mists!

Extra Life Details & Rewards – Prepare for Oct. 25!

Written by Trion Worlds on . Posted in Rift

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Ascended, are you ready for this Saturday’s Extra Life charity gaming marathon? Each year, Extra Life raises millions of dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and we hope you’ll help us make a bigger difference in kids’ lives this year than ever before!

Join us on October 25at 8am PDT as we celebrate Extra Life for a full 24 hours by plunging together into Nightmare Tide™! Prepare today by signing up for the Trion Team  and checking out our Extra Life page : Friends and family members can sponsor your day of marathon gaming, and you’ll earn a huge range of rewards for hitting donation goals.

Extra Life 2014 Rewards

  • Raise $25 in donations for a Night Owl Pet!
  • Raise $75 in donations for an Ice Strider Mount & Extra Life Portrait Frame!
  • Raise $150 in donations for a new Extra Life Cape.
  • Everyone who raises an incredible $500 in donations will be entered into our RIFT Hero Drawing, and 25 Heroes (selected at random) will receive a Nightmare Tide: Ultimate Nightmare Edition  OR 1 Year of Patron Time – your choice! In addition, everyone who reaches this tier will get a special Extra Life Portrait Frame. (Yes, it’s different from the $75 tier portrait!)*

*Plus rewards in ArcheAge, Trove, and Defiance, too, as you hit each milestone! Learn more.

*And everyone who plays Trion games for a total of 24 hours on the weekend of the 25th will earn a new title: The Benefactor. The count starts at 8am PDT on 10/25 and ends at 8am PDT on 10/27!

Event Goodness

Archonix and the team are up to it again, offering an array of custom in-game content rewards for top contributors to RIFT Extra Life team members (and a host of players selected at random). Read here for more details!

A special RIFT Starter Pack is also available in the Extra Life Humble Bundle. You’ll get a Collector’s Satchel, Mount, Pet, and Patron Pass (plus other games and goodies including Trove® Closed Beta access and a month of reddit gold) when you scoop up the Bundle for $6 or more.

And don’t forget: We’ll be broadcasting live giveaways, too, throughout the event. Join us on the team  and have a fantastic time playing for a great cause!

The Trion Extra Lifers

Australian Servers Down Under!

Written by Blizzard Entertainment on . Posted in World of Warcraft

We are pleased to announce that the upcoming deployment of Australian World of Warcraft game servers ahead of the games next expansion, Warlords of Draenor. This new infrastructure will support Australia and New Zealand and should provide a significant smoother gameplay experience for players in the region.

Players currently on an Oceanic realm—Barthilas, Frostmourne, Thaurissan, Saurfang, Caelestrasz, Jubei'Thos, Khaz'goroth, Aman'Thul, Nagrand, Dath'Remar, Dreadmaul, and Gundrak—should automatically experience improved latency once the new game servers go live. To help those currently adventuring on North American realms, such as Blackrock and Proudmoore, optional free character and guild master realm transfers will be offered for a limited time. Learn more in our FAQ.