BlizzCon 2011! Day 2

So apparently I never got around to finishing this post and putting it up on the interwebz. Since there is going to be quite a commotion around here in the next few days (you should have all the details by next week, if not sooner) I should probably get this post out of the way.

Day 1 was full of announcements and day 2 was more follow up with Q&A.

The morning opened with a live raid challenge in which members of Blood Legion (Horde) and Vodka (Alliance) were pitted against each other in a race to Ragnaros’ death. All the trash was removed from Firelands and a special teleportation NPC was added to allow the 2 25-man teams to move directly from boss to boss in an attempt to kill Rag first. Oh, did I mention it was all on heroic?

Remember when we started in FL with our little 10-man groups and we had 3 healers and were struggling to keep some people alive? And then the gear got a little better (and a nerf happened) and we thought we were hot shit for going to 2 healers? Continue reading

BlizzCon 2011! Day 1

Or… I’m in the Mists of Panderia beta; are you?

More on that in a bit, and as always please head over to either the official Blizzard site for official information or to MMO Champ for more information.

Warning: Long post is long! I’ve tried to highlight keywords, so skim if you like.

The kittens are not helping by sitting on my notes, but these are the WoW highlights that stuck with me:

WoW Annual Pass

The big announcement from the morning ceremony (other than the whole, “oh yeah, the new WoW expansion will be Mists of Panderia”) is the introduction of the WoW Annual Pass. You basically sign up and say that you will continue your WoW sub for a year. You will still be charged monthly, but your sub cannot be cancelled. Any time you currently have in your sub bank counts towards the year.

This feature gives you the following: Continue reading