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Blizzard Gamescom 2017 Interviews - Vanion, Mamytwink and Ion Hazzikostas
2017/08/24 at 7:40 AM
With Blizzard at gamescom, various sites and influencers are conducting interviews about
! Next up we're highlighting
with Ion Hazzikostas.
Be sure to check out the earlier interview recap of
TradeChat with Ion Hazzikostas
Blizzplanet and PCGamesN with Ion Hazzikostas
Blizzard Gamescom 2017 Interviews - TradeChat and Ion Hazzikostas
2017/08/22 at 12:25 PM
With Blizzard at gamescom, various sites and influencers are conducting interviews about
! First up is an interview with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas and TradeChat.
Wowhead's BlizzCon Video Interview, Level Design Panel Video, Upcoming Legion Q&A, BlizzCon Roundup
2016/11/09 at 11:35 PM
Wrapping up our BlizzCon 2016 coverage, we have the video up of our Legion interview, as well as videos from Blizzard of cosplayers and the Level Design Panel. It's a good time to brush up on BlizzCon news as there will be a 7.1.5 Q&A on Friday, November 11th.
The Problem With Conquest - RDU Speaks Out
2016/05/16 at 10:06 AM
There are two primary formats in competitive Hearthstone: Conquest and Last Hero Standing. Each has it's own pros and cons, but Blizzard has long been a supporter of Conquest, opting to use it for all Blizzard sanctioned events - effectively making it the official gametype of Hearthstone. But before we dive into Dima "Rdu" Radu's statement, lets take a look at how these formats work for those of you who are unfamiliar.
Updated Demon Hunter Tier 19, Rob Kazinsky Interview, Legion Class Feedback Posts
2016/04/24 at 3:48 PM
Next up for Legion news is a video preview of the new Demon Hunter Tier 19 and a slew of class feedback posts. For movie news, we spoke to Rob Kazinsky about his favorite memories of WoW! You can catch up on our past movie news on our new
Warcraft Movie Hub
Preparing Hearthstone for the Future - Blizzard Addresses Concerns, Shares Excitement
2016/02/18 at 2:43 PM
Almost two years into the existence of Hearthstone, Blizzard has announced
massive format changes
with the future of the game on the line. Thus far the evolution of the title has been relatively predictable. We've seen an adventure, then an expansion, an adventure, and so on - along the way we've been treated to things like the release of Tavern Brawls. And while some were content with where the future looked to be going, others had deeper concerns, Blizzard included.
Ben Brode and Dean Ayala Talk About Creating the Discover Mechanic
2016/01/18 at 12:37 PM
It's always cool to get some perspective on some of the challenges the Blizzard team faces when dealing with creating new content. The League of Explorers focused around the new Discover mechanic which allows players to add one of three randomly selected cards to their hand. As we've...discovered over time, the selection pool is limited to your specific class and those that are neutral with a much higher chance of class cards being displayed as an option. Recently,
posted an interview with Lead Designer Ben Brode and Associate Designer Dean Ayala to discuss the rationale behind the release.
Trump Interview - HWC 2015, Patron Warrior, Secret Paladin, & LoE
2015/11/27 at 3:24 PM
Just prior to the end of BlizzCon, we caught up with
for a quick talk about the convention, the recent changes, and his outlook on League of Explorers. See what the Mayor of Value Town thinks about Secret Paladin, the nerf, and more.
Reynad Interview - Casting Responsibilities and the State of Hearthstone
2015/11/18 at 3:08 PM
Following the conclusion of the Hearthstone World Championship, we briefly caught up with
to talk about casting the tournament and where Hearthstone stands now that League of Explorers is starting to roll out.
How was casting the championship?
It was good. There are definitely aspects of it people don’t see that makes it harder of a job than I expected. We did a ten-hour rehearsal the day before BlizzCon, we did a fourteen hour shift the first day of BlizzCon, and even ended up being maybe about eight hours. It’s just a lot of time that kind of takes away from the event if you’re working it. But still definitely enjoyable and rewarding and I might be back to do it in the future.
It certainly didn’t help that the series went to five games.
*sarcasm* Yeah, pretty unfortunate that games of Hearthstone are enjoyable to watch and close this year. Was hoping for some 3-0 induced blowouts.
BlizzCon 2015 Wowhead Interview with Cory "Mumper" Stockton
2015/11/06 at 9:19 PM
Wowhead had the opportunity to interview Cory "Mumper" Stockton, Game Designer on World of Warcraft Legion. Below is a summary of the interview conducted by Perculia and Panser.
Topics covered include the new transmog system, classes, items, the outdoor zone scaling system, and endgame outdoor objectives.
News Roundup: Gamereactor Interview, Gorefiend Cookies, Ghostcrawler Easter Egg, Archimonde Nerfs
2015/09/10 at 1:20 PM
Interviews are still being published from gamescom and earlier this week,
posted their video interview with Game Director Tom Chilton and Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas.
We also have a fun project our Dungeon and Raid Strategy writer
finished: Gorefiend cookies! Our 3D modelviewer for
was used as a reference for the colors and teeth.
Check out the full post for interview highlights, cookie pictures, a Ghostcrawler Easter Egg, and September 10th hotfixes!
Patch 6.2 Interview with Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas
2015/06/28 at 11:46 AM
Wowhead site manager, Perculia, and host of Downtime Tuesday, Panser, sit down with World of Wacraft lead game designer, Ion Hazzikostas, better known as WatcherDev to talk about the patch, lessons learned in WoD and more!
Topics covered include Hellfire Citadel, Garrisons, the Shipyard, Pepe disguises, 6.2 bugfixes, Tanaan Jungle, and toys! Check out the rest of the post for a full written summary as well.
Wowhead To Interview Ion Hazzikostas, Legendary Naval Mission Guide
2015/06/25 at 11:35 AM
Legendary Naval Missions Guide
Following the success of the
Warlords of Draenor Shipyard Guide
, we've made an in-depth guide to
completing naval missions for the legendary questline
This guide explains how to maximize success on each mission, extra requirements like rep grinding for blueprints, information on which equipment you need, and provides sample ship/ability setups for all missions.
Check out our guide to Legendary Naval Missions
as well as our
Patch 6.2 Survival Guide
for information on other patch content.
Wowhead Interview with Ion Hazzikostas
Wowhead Weekly is interviewing Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas this weekend. Perc and Panser will be asking questions about the latest patch, as well as seeking clarifications on any topics from the
6.2 Developer Q&A
. If you have any questions you'd like to have asked, please leave your suggestions in the comments!
VentureBeat Interview with Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas, Archimonde Transmog Loot
2015/05/15 at 10:32 AM
Archimonde Transmog Gear
drops three pieces of transmog gear that resemble his armor. They are
Demon Prince's Ascendant Crown
Mantle of the Eredar Lord
Demonbuckle Sash of Argus
. Click on the image below to view all three pieces in our 3D modelviewer.
This is in addition to the class-specific trinkets he drops, as well as
Edict of Argus
which are updated versions of iconic weapons! Check out our
6.2 Weapons Preview
for even more 3D models.
Lead Game Designer Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas discussed the surge and wane of subscriptions with Warlords of Draenor with VentureBeat. You can
read the full interview here
and we have the highlights below.
The Angry Chicken #75, The Race for Blackrock Mountain
2015/04/01 at 2:16 PM
This week The Angry Chicken crew reviewed 19 cards in total with the Blackrock Mountain reveals from both
this past Monday
. Also discussed were the Viagame House Cup #2, Warsong Commander's upcoming fix, and Ben Brode's thoughts on the mulligan phase in Hearthstone.
While this is not an April Fool's joke, make sure to check out these
very serious patch notes from Team 5 today
Continue reading for more show details!
The Race for Blackrock Mountain
Twitch is offering a weekly $200 bounty for the first person to beat each of the Blackrock Mountain wings on both normal and heroic mode. The winner will be the first person to create a VOD of the entire run (class challenges not required) and tweet the VOD to
on twitter. With 5 wings, there are 5 chances for you to win! Check out the tweet below for the rules.
The Angry Chicken #73: Interview with Hearthstone's Art Director Ben Thompson
2015/03/24 at 3:28 PM
This week the Angry Chicken crew interviewed
, the Art Director for Hearthstone, on the latest episode of the podcast. Also discussed were the
five revealed Blackrock Mountain cards from the previous week
, The Pinnacle 4, and
Savjz's Hobgoblin Paladin deck
Also make sure to check out the
newly revealed Blackrock Mountain cards
Continue reading for more show details!
The Angry Chicken #68 & #69: Interviews with Amaz and Frodan!
2015/02/24 at 4:26 PM
This week the Angry Chicken crew interviewed Team Archon owner
and Tempo Storm's
in two episodes of the Angry Chicken podcast. If you're interested in the Frodan interview, where he also discusses the recent events involving MagicAmy, make sure to scroll down to
Episode #68: Interview with Amaz
The first episode features popular streamer and Team Archon owner
! Garrett and Dills talk with Amaz about
, the Pinnacle tournaments and some of the things he's learned from seven years of raiding in World of Warcraft.
On 68th episode of The Angry Chicken, Garrett and Dills sit down with Jason "Amaz" Chan! Amaz runs Team Archon one of the most successful professional Hearthstone teams, puts on The Pinnacle tournament, has a massive following on Twitch, and is just an incredibly positive and pleasant guy to talk to. Amaz also opened up about how much he learned from seven years of raiding in World of Warcraft, the joys of teaching, and what it was like designing his game Scribes Arena.
Episode #69: Interview with Frodan
The second episode features Hearthstone caster
in the first half of the show. Garrett, Dills and Jocelyn talked with Frodan about the ESL Legendary Finals, Tempo Storm, the recent MagicAmy drama and more! In the second half of the show, the Angry Chicken crew discuss
upcoming changes to Spectator Mode
, a DemonLock deck and read some emails from their viewers.
On the 69th episode of The Angry Chicken Dan "Frodan" Chou guests for the first half! Frodan came on to talk about the ESL Legendary Series Finals, his career as a caster, Tempo Storm, panicking in line for Transformers, and MagicAmy. Jocelyn, Dills, and Garrett also discussed upcoming changes to Spectator Mode, SilentStorm's DemonLock deck, and emails from listeners Leslie, Rob, and Kris.
Follow us on Twitch.tv/amovetv
and subscribe to the Amove Youtube at
. You can email the show at
The Angry Chicken is podcast about all things Hearthstone. Garrett, Dills, and Jocelyn cover news, strategies, crazy game stories, and take your emails every week. Jobs done!
The Angry Chicken #59: The One with Brian Kibler
2014/12/24 at 11:22 AM
This week The Angry Chicken has special guest Brian Kibler on to talk about Goblins vs Gnomes, the old WoW TCG,
, and more! They also do their review of the
GvG Priest cards
, and talk about the Good Gaming Tournament issues.
Continue Reading for more show details!
Summary of Blizzard's Warlords of Draenor Reddit AMA, 12/4 & 12/5 Hotfixes
2014/12/04 at 6:33 PM
Today on Reddit's
, several of Blizzard's lead developers are doing an AMA -- an Ask Me Anything for those not familiar with Reddit. The devs are covering everything from Garrisons to PvP in Warlords of Draenor. We're highlighting the most interesting questions and answers below.
Answering the community's questions today are:
- Tom Chilton - Game Director
- Ion Hazzikostas - Lead Game Designer
- Cory Stockton - Lead Game Designer
- Brian Holinka - Senior Game Designer
- Jonathan Brown - Community Manager
- Micah Whipple - Community Manager
- Josh Allen - Community Manager
Also don't forget to check out our
--comment on the
with your favorite
Warlords Dungeon or Raid guide
on Wowhead to win a
Magic Rooster Egg
Wowhead Interview with Lead Game Designers Cory Stockton and Ion Hazzikostas, Oct 17th Hotfixes
2014/10/17 at 2:33 PM
We're giving away two BlizzCon ticket-holder exclusive Faerie Dragon Plushies and four BlizzCon Virtual Tickets! All you have to do to win is tell us what
new thing you're enjoying most in patch 6.0.2
in the comments below!
More details after the Video
Olivia Grace and Perculia interviewed Lead Game Designers Cory Stockton and Ion Hazzikostas at 1 pm PDT, the livestream is over but we have the YouTube video below.
The hour-long interview covered the pre-expansion patch, itemization in Warlords of Draenor, Garrisons, Legendary Questline, World Events, and Professions.
We also have some hotfixes for October 17th at the end of the blog, covering hunter buffs, fixes to some old-world encounters, and a fix for raid items that were losing item levels.