Legion Beta: Potential Hunter Talents

Legion Alpha is now available and a lot of datamining has been happening for the last few days. Both MMO Champion and Wowhead have been posting huge data dumps at great speed, including talent calculators. Today’s blog is a brief overview on what we know about hunter talents so far. These are only my personal highlights, so feel free to go to official websites to see everything in more detail.

Just a little disclaimer: remember, we are still very early in the beta and everything presented is subject to change. Many of the things we’ve been seeing may already have been changed or even removed. Please have this in mind. Datamining is far from being 100% believable.

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Legion Beta: Professions, New Mounts, Class Hall Followers and more

Initial data for the WoW Legion beta is now available! Throughout the day, the community has been bombarded with tons of information and pictures hinting a lot of amazing stuff which might be making their way into the game next expansion. This post is a very brief overview of what we know so far; for all the information, strings and pictures, feel free to check the entire coverages by MMO Champion and Wowhead.

***WARNING* This post may contain SPOILERS regarding questlines, dungeons and side stories such as artifacts. If you’d rather see the new things for yourself, please do not continue. You have been warned.***

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#FriendshipMoose will help you earn your own moose mount

Patch 6.2.3 is now live and with it, the long-wished Grove Warden mount is now attainable for players who kill Archimonde, the last boss of Hellfire Citadel, on Heroic or Mythic difficulty. Many have complained about Blizzard’s decision to gate a mount with so much community history behind Heroic raiding which is still inaccessible to many players, even if the new ilvl upgrades will make it easier for them to improve their gear. Some are not a part of raiding guilds, others simply won’t find the time in their daily life to work for it.

If you do have some time to spare but lacking a group to raid HFC with, #FriendshipMoose may be your solution. This community-driven effort has been started by @thomicks, with the major goal to help hopeful players down Archimonde and get their own Grove Warden! Just check it out:

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Transmog Tuesday – This Hunter is Prepared for Legion!

Are you still aboard the Legion train? Today, we’re taking a break from my Legion Preview & Impressions series, for a different Legion themed post (ha!). It’s been over a week since Blizzcon ended and I’m still so excited for the new expansion. Back in August, right after Legion was unveiled during Gamescom in Germany, I made this speed transmogrification set for my hunter and was pretty happy with how it came out. More recently, I shared the item list on a community spotlight on Eluvia‘s blog. If you play a hunter and are a transmog junkie like me, then you should really have a look at her project because she’s amazingly talented at assembling unique looking sets!

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BlizzCon 2015 – WoW Legion Preview & Impressions [Part 4]: Dungeons

Hey everyone and welcome to part 4 of my WoW Legion Preview & Impressions series. In previous sessions, I have expressed my general thoughts on Hunter class changes, Hunter artifacts and the zones of the Broken Isles. Today, we’ll be looking at the previously announced dungeons, a very important game aspect when it comes to both leveling and end content.

My first observation was the presence of a very healthy number of instances, which is great. There is clearly a focus on 5-mans and small group content here and tying the dungeons so closely to the lore of the zones they’re located in is a big plus. Add that to the new Challenge Modes system and you get an (hopefully efficient) endgame alternative for non-raiders. Challenge dungeons will no longer scale players to a fixed power level, but their environment will instead change to specific difficulty levels and additional modifiers which can get more and more arduous throughout the expansion, thus resembling the gameplay of Diablo 3 rifts. I’m genuinely very curious to see how it all will come out. Also, I love the fact that Blizzard is taking and integrating functional aspects of their other games to create new features in WoW- that’s pretty smart, in my opinion.

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BlizzCon 2015 – WoW Legion Preview & Impressions [Part 3]: The Broken Isles

Last Friday I found myself watching the “WoW Legion: World and Content Overview” panel via Virtual Ticket with the dumbest smile on my face. In this panel we were showed and told about the Broken Isles and the distinct zones to be added to our maps next year. They look simply outstanding.

The world of Azeroth is vast and beautiful, and for the last few months I’ve grown a huge interest in zone exploration (remember the whole #SpookyPlacesInWow thing? That was born from this personal desire). Plus, I love art, and all that concept art for the zones, creatures and even trees really made my chin drop. For the first time in 6 expansions, I’m seriously pondering purchasing the physical Collector’s Edition, just so I can get my hands on that artbook.

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BlizzCon 2015 – WoW Legion Preview & Impressions [Part 2]: Hunter Artifacts

Each Artifact is a symbol of the might of the Hunter that wields it. Names have power—learn those of these mythic weapons well, for they will be your constant companions against the deadliest foe you’ve faced yet.

Hello everybody and welcome to second part of my WoW Legion Preview & Impressions series. In these, I will be talking about my personal impressions on some of the upcoming expansion’s features, namely the ones I am looking forward to the most. These include Hunter related stuff, zones and lore and other miscellaneous features and systems. Yesterday I made a summary of the recently announced Hunter class changes and today I’m moving to something closely related, Hunter artifacts.

One of the things that I’m most excited for in Legion is the focus on class identity. While the mechanical class changes being announced this week do help a lot to achieve this goal, the fact that each artifact and thus each spec will get some lore surrounding their respective fantasy takes it to an even higher level.

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