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Blizzard trademark 'Council of Glades' in New Zealand
Trademark trawlsters have found Blizzard Entertainment has filed for 'Council of Glades' in New Zealand - that bit next to Australia - the bit on the right. It certainly sounds all Druid-like and World of Warcrafty. Perhaps we'll find out at this year's BlizzCon which is scheduled November 6-7 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the mecca for Blizzardites. The trademark covers everything 'computer video game' imaginable.
Blizzard to 'lift flight ban' in World of Warcraft's Draenor, "appreciate the spirited discussion"
The mob can put away their pitchforks and torches because Blizzard will in the future allow players to take to the skies on their mounts in World of Warcraft's Draenor. Why was it restricted airspace anyway? The studio says it was a design decision for the "best moment-to-moment gameplay" with the thrill of discovery 'only possible by ground'. They also "recognize that breaking free" is just as fun and exciting.
World of Warcraft's Patch 6.2 raid preview details Hellfire Citadel
Blizzard has posted a lengthy preview on the Hellfire Citadel raid, accessible through the Tanaan Jungle. It's a "fel-twisted bastion" with power items levels ranging 675 to 685, and up to 735 in Mythic difficulty. There's a new rare pet too called the Corrupted Nest Guardian. World of Warcraft heroes will initially fight off waves of enemies and salvage ammunition to use in Hellfire Cannons ready to blast the Citadel open.
Director reveals World of Warcraft film pushed to June 2016
The upcoming film for Blizzard's World of Warcraft has some "good news and bad news" from director Duncan Jones. It will no longer be coming in March 2016, but instead will take an extra 3 months and release in June 2016. It just wouldn't really be an authentic Blizzard release if there weren't some kind of delay. Obviously this extra time will be spent on the Murloc musical number in the second act. It will change lives.
US sanctions halt Blizzard's Battle.net services in Crimea region
World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and other Blizzard Entertainment titles dependent on the studio's Battle.net service are now 'offline' in Crimea following the United States' trade sanctions on the region. Blizzard have been forced into switching off their services and informed affected gamers through an email. All subscriptions have been terminated, though they hope to "restore access" in the future.