Battle for Azeroth Developer Interviews, WoW History

Developer Interview - Slootbag
Slootbag had a live interview with lead encounter designer Morgan Day. Here are the highlights:

Wowchakra Interview with Battle for Azeroth Devs
Wowchaka sat down with the WoW devs to discuss Battle for Azeroth. Here are the highlights:

Vanion Interview with Battle for Azeroth Devs
Vanion sat down with the WoW devs to discuss Battle for Azeroth. Here are the highlights:

Buffed Interview with Battle for Azeroth Devs
Buffed sat down with the WoW devs to discuss Battle for Azeroth. Here are the highlights:

Gamereactor Interview with Battle for Azeroth Devs
Gamereactor sat down with the WoW devs to discuss Battle for Azeroth. Here are the highlights:

GamerBraves Interview with Battle for Azeroth Devs
GamerBraves sat down with the WoW devs to discuss Battle for Azeroth. Here are the highlights:

Xorothian Cultists Channel Cast Time
Our good friend Simca recently posted an explanation for the Cultists channeling that has recently been speculated about.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
The duration between the Cultists channel end dates is just the largest value of milliseconds the game can hold, and for exactly half of that time, the game masks the channeling cast from the player because it thinks the channeling time is negative. Blizzard is not directly controlling any of these values intentionally, as such any events "connected" to these casts is entirely coincidental, and the community shouldn't get hyped when they restart casting.

This Week in WoW History
We're taking a look back at old MMO-Champion posts and World of Warcraft news that occurred during this time in previous years.

Crabby: The Dungeon Helper
Besides the yearly April Fools Patch Notes, Blizzard also made a few funny announcements each year. In 2011, Crabby: The Dungeon Helper was announced. This new feature would guide players through dungeons to ensure their success. This would be especially helpful in the new dungeon, the Tomb of Immortal Darkness, where it was always dark, and players could only see a very limited range. As it turns out this Deep Dark technology ended up being used six years later, on Mythic Kil’jaeden.

Hearthstone: The MMO
After the great success Hearthstone had, it was time to announce the new 3D game world based on the card game. Hearthstone The MMO would feature all of our favorite characters, and give players a chance to plunge into a World of War to face all kinds of foes. This announcement was of course the 2016 April Fools joke accompanied by the Frostdoge Clan faction set to be added to Warlords of Draenor. This new faction has new mounts, trinkets, toys, and pets. In return players just need to collect Chunks of Dogestone throughout Draenor.

Remote Guild Chat
A Guild Chat App was announced in 2011, with the promise of an app that gave players a chance to read and write in guild chat from their phones. This app also had a few cool features for its time, such as access to the in-game calendar to view events, and the list of online players. This was the first iteration of the app, leading to the development of the World of Warcraft Armory app, which had many additional features, and is still available for download.

Scholomance Revamp
Last article we mentioned the revamp of the Scarlet Monastery. Scholomance is the second dungeon which was revamped for Mists of Pandaria. The entire zone got updated art and increased texture resolution. Some of the bosses also got a complete revamp to their toolkit, and some got their position in the dungeon changed.

Forging Gorehowl
The Warcraft Youtube channel released a video featuring Tony Swatton and the forging of the Gorehowl axe. With Warlords of Draenor approaching, it was the perfect time to forge the most iconic Orc weapon in the game.

Street Art
In 2016, a few urban artists from ARTtitude took to the streets of London to share some Warcraft art with the world. Four Night Elf themed murals war painted along Great Eastern Street, each with a different style. The artists were also scheduled to travel to Amsterdam and Paris for a murloc and orc themed event.

Overwatch: Alive
The second animated short tells the story of Widowmaker. When playing her on King’s Row, she will say “Ah, the site of one of my finest kills. That day, I felt alive.” This refers to the assassination of Mondatta, the story of which is told in the short. As with the previous short, we get exciting combat and special effects combined with a great story.

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