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medievaldragon

Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

Forums

They’re back, I have the back-up of the old forum data and I will be converting them to this new forum setup.  https://www.blizzplanet.com/yabbse/.

Please be aware that this is not the same system we’ve been using previously, this system is more stable.

Also, I’ve updated the news system, it now displays only 10 articles per page, and you can use the page navigation to quickly go from one page to another.  The page navigation only appears when the message block is hiden or you are viewing the News from the news module.

Content System

The Content system is back online, I’ve also updated the Message site programmer feature, once again I would like to remind people that I do read the messages given to me on the message site programmer feature.  Should at anytime the system fail you can email me at [email protected].  You can also catch me on AIM (Nemesis2Darkness) or MSN ([email protected]).

Thank you all who are patient for these updates, I hope you continue to visit us.

Edit: Sorry for the erreta on the post, it’s fixed now and the email should work.

Project Revolution

Still a work in progress and they won’t release betas. However they update and show pics and such. It converts WC3 units, data, maps into Starcraft.  The mod seems to be promissing, lets just hope this doen’t end up like Infroceptor’s StarCraft to WarCraft conversion.

Homepage Here

On a side note: email [email protected] to have your mod added to our upcomming mod Database.

WCRadio: Richard A. Knaak interview

Athalus from WCRadio.com invites you to listen to the community radio show this saturday at 7pm est. Richard A. Knaak was interviewed on the phone by Athalus, and you may listen to the interview today Saturday.  The interview is about his latest Blizzard book War of the Ancients: Demon Soul, available at bookstores.  Visit the site here and launch your Winamp or iTunes to listen to the interview.

Blizzplanet Fan Art Contest winners

The winners of the Wow/Starcraft: Ghost Fan Art contest has been chosen:

2D Category 3D Category

Jason Chan
Wow Collector’s Edition

AlphonseCapone
Wow Regular Edition

Demolishman
Wow Collector’s Edition

Tachyaera
Wow Regular Edition

Thanks to all participants for submitting their artwork.  All the Fan Art submissions may be viewed here

World of Warcraft starts on November 23, hope to see you online.  Good luck!

Open Beta ends today

Blizzard released a new patch which removes reagents for Mark of the Wild, Fortitude and Arcane Intellect.  Using spirit healer now deals 25% loss of your armor instead of 100%.  You may read the patch notes Here.  Blizzard also announced that all Closed and Open Beta characters will be regretably wiped.  Everyone will start with a clean tab, creating a fresh new character.  Open Beta ends today Wednesday, November 18th.  Congratulations to all beta testers that helped Blizzard developers iron out and polish the game.  We had a lot of fun, and thank Blizzard for their long dedication to develop this awesome game.  See ya in Retail on November 23 in the World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft Open Beta

All Blizzard fans are invited to sign-up to World of Warcraft Open Beta on November 8th.  We will keep you updated.  Additionally, the official release date was announced.  The game will be on sale on November 23 at your favorite Game Store.  The official Press Release by Blizzard President Morhaime can be read Here.  Additionally, the Blizzard Insider# 20 is available Here.  The Insider talks about Open Beta and the interview to Jeff Kaplan about Raiding.  Find out more about Deathwing’s offspring Onyxia the dragon.

Wow/Ghost Fan Art Contest Closes today

We gave fans an extended time to submit their submissions for the Wow/Ghost Fan Art Contest. We want to thank all participants for their submissions and patience.  Due to security breaches, the site was inactive from August-October.  Additionally, the email account had reached its limit and many fans weren’t able to submit.  We extended the deadline to October 31st, and today it reaches its last day of submissions.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and invite you to stay tuned in the upcoming days for the 2 winners.  The winner will get a pre-ordered game of choice:  World of Warcraft Collector’s Edition w/ pocketbook War of the Ancients: Well of Eternity—written by Richard A. Knaak.  Or a pre-ordered Starcraft: Ghost game.

Good luck to the contest participants.  You can view the submissions here.  10 judges will be hand-picked and invited to choose the best fan arts.  We want to invite you to read our Richard A. Knaak Q&A transcript.  This interview was published at the Official WOW Website worldofwarcraft.com on October 26th.

Starcraft 2 on the Horizon?

Dustin Browder, game design director for EA’s Battle for Middle-earth announced his leave in a few days from EA, and his new position as a Blizzard Employee to be effective on March 14th.  Browder will be under the direct work with Rob Pardo on an unveiled game.  Browder doesn’t know at this point what game he will be working on, but his great expertise in RTS games, rises few eyebrows in the community.  Speculations are starting to arise since the only RTS people can think of is Starcraft 2 or Warcraft IV—which is unlikely.  Another speculation heard from fans in many forums is that Blizzard could get Diablo series into an RTS.  Browder will be a Senior Designer in Irvine, not in San Francisco.

Blizzard North was known to be working on 2 games until the executives resigned back in June 31, 2003 and later the new vice-president announced that one of the games were shelved after 30 employees resigned a month later.  Most of the remaining team was merged with the second game project which is kept in secrecy.  Although seeing a Diablo RTS is improbable, we have also to consider that Starcraft—a traditional RTS is now being developed as a Console Shooter gamer and Warcraft RTS game is now a MMORPG—terrain that Blizzard is stepping into for first time.  Therefore, with Blizzard you can never know.  They are innovative and have no fear to explore new grounds.  We will find out soon enough.  Dustin Browder was credited for:

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Battle For Middle-Earth (2004)
  • Command & Conquer: Generals (2003)
  • Command & Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour (2003)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars (2001)
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (2000)
  • Battlezone (1998)
  • Vigilante 8 (1998)
  • Heavy Gear (1997)
  • MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries (1996)
  • MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear’s Legacy (1995)

Read the full article at Gamespy.  We submitted this news to SCLegacy as we consider this is a big news of interest to the Starcraft fans.  We will try to dig more details after Browder starts his duties at Blizzard.  Stay tuned!

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