Tagged: WoW


I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
I think I’m losing my mind now

Don’t Let Me Down, Chainsmokers & Daya

We came prepared (yup we heeded Illidan’s warning). We donned our WoW gear and we’re off to the moviehouse on the first weekend of PH screening. If you are curious about our iLvl 6xx gears, here is a sample pic 🙂

That's me in Only Noobs Play Alliance Chestguard, wifey in Only Noobs Play Horde Robe

That’s me in Only Noobs Play Alliance Chestguard, wifey in Only Noobs Play Horde Robe. Thanks Jinx.com!

Yeahhh men! We are WoW fanatics so we were really excited about the movie!

The Good
The movie, content, graphics, and all was great. I can rave and rave about the movie on this blog but the post might be terribly long. So in the tradition of my free six series let me highlight some six rave points about the movie Warcraft: The Beginning

  • The details of the orc structures (the orc upgraded buildings in the eagles eye view scene is so neat)
  • Boomsticks!!! (Cool invention from our Ironforge friends)
  • Fight gryphons fight! (see how Lothar’s gryphon fend off orcs)
  • Wolves are fiercely cool and I want one (Remember: “You’re annoying my dog“)
  • Humans and their meetings with other races (Fun! most of the time nothing is accomplished hehehe)
  • The free stuff courtesy of warcraft.com/movie

The Bad
I understand that the film is set in an alternate timeline. But I will post three main personal rants about the movie:

  • Mak’gora concept was screwed (In Durotan vs Gul’dan, fel magic was used. Maybe I’m old fashioned and into the official lore too much but this Mak’gora is tainted imho. But hey maybe its only me)
  • The Garona love affair angle (Sorry I really don’t like the Miss Halforcen character in-game and so this will definitely affect how I felt about her in the film)
  • Khadgar did not age at all. Duh! (Seriously, for all the powers of Medivh and Sargeras unleashed upon him, it did do much impact on Young Trust’s appearance)

The Ugly
Not necessarily the movie’s fault. But the 3D cinema we were watching was so so. FYI, Blizzard partnered with one of the major malls in the Philippines and if you watch it in 3D you get some freebies in-game.

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But the “good” PH partner put Warcraft: The Beginning in fewer cinemas, and some cases like ours in older ones that resulted to the not so good experience. Honestly I would be happy if they put Warcraft movie in the cinemas in The Block in North Edsa but no they screened it in the older cinemas. Boo!

But enough of the ugly part. The important thing is that Warcraft the Beginning is now a reality now after some xx numbers of planning, shooting and CGI-ing.

Watch the trailer below courtesy of Blizzard and Legendary Pictures

Overall, great movie. I highly recommend the movie to all Warcraft fans and non-fans out there especially to all my readers who have played any Warcraft game in their life! Just like the Chainsmoker feat. Daya song, this movie is full of anticipation and I’m happy it did not let us down!!!

WoW Thanksgiving Sale 2015: 75% Off on World of Warcraft and Warlords of Draenor Expansion

Some good World of Warcraft news to WoW MMORPG fans out there. Blizzard is having a World of Warcraft sale at the Blizzard Store this week for Thanksgiving!

World of Warcraft Digital Download and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is at 75% off for a very limited time.

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World of Warcraft is now only USD 4.99. This Digital Download is needed for characters levels 1–90, includes 1 month of free game time

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, the most recent online expansion is now only USD 12.49. This Digital Download package is needed for characters levels 91-100 and it includes a Level 90 Character Boost.

So if you are stuck with the World of Warcraft Starter (up to level 20), or if you are stranded in Mist of Pandaria and needed the WoD expansion these are really some great deal for Thanksgiving.

Hope you like my World of Warcraft post here at menardconnect.com

Warcraft Movie Trailer

Wow! Blizzard and Legendary released the first movie trailer for Warcraft the Movie over the weekend at Blizzcon 2015. With the tagline Two Worlds, One Home, the Warcraft movie is set around the timeline of the First War between the Orcs and Humans and will feature Anduin Lothar and Durotan as the two main characters.

Watch the Warcraft: Movie trailer below courtesy of YouTube

This is really exciting and honestly for me, the trailer raised more questions than answers. I understand that the movie was in the works since 2009 (to be directed by Sam Raimi) and I am just happy that after all the setbacks, this movie will be soon be a reality.

For the Alliance side, we are expected to see Medivh (Ben Foster), King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper), Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer), Taria Wrynn (Ruth Negga), Varian Wrynn and Moroes (Callum Keith Rennie) in addition to Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel). For the Horde side, the movie will cast Toby Kebbell as Durotan, Robert Kazinsky as Orgrim Doomhammer, Daniel Wu as Gul’dan, Anna Galvin as Draka, Clancy Brown as Blackhand, and Terry Notary as Grommash Hellscream. Truly an EPIC line of characters for both Alliance and the Horde.

The movie is set to be released on June 10, 2016. As an avid warcraft fan, I will post more updates here at menardconnect.com soon.

World of Warcraft: Legion is the next WoW Expansion

Blizzard announced the next World of Warcraft expansion at Gamescom 2015 in Germany over the weekend!!!

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Image Credits: Blizzard

World of Warcraft: Legion is the sixth expansion and it feature the Burning Legion as main nemesis!!! Watch the announcement trailer below courtesy of Youtube

World of Warcraft: Legion features a new hero class Demon Hunter and level cap to 110 among other notable features. Sticking to the Warcraft lore, only elven (night elves and blood elves) are the races qualified to be Demon Hunter, so good job Blizz! Also I believe Gamescom, Europe’s biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment is a perfect place to announce Legion, as it shows that the WoW MMORPG is really a global game.

Here is another video of Legion, this time the teaser!

Yeah! I’m excited about this expansion and I hope I can return to the Warcraft world before the World of Warcraft: Legion rolls out.

For more details please visit Legion’s official site:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/legion/

Hope all you WoW Fanatics are excited too!!!

Blizzard Sale: World of Warcraft, Starcraft II and Diablo III on Sale

Blizzard, creator of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo game franchises is having some Thanksgiving holiday sale now!

World of Warcraft® Digital download is now USD 4.99 (75% of orig price of USD 19.99)

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This download contains the 30 days of free game time and players can adventure up to level 90 (vanilla to Mist of Pandaria expansion)

StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty® Digital download and StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm expansion Digital download are now both USD 9.99 each (50% off, orig price of USD 19.99)
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Diablo® III Digital download is now USD 19.99 (50% off the usual USD 39.99 price) and Reaper of Souls expansion is now USD 19.99.
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If you are a WoW, SC2 or D3 gamer this is definitely a good deal so grab one now as this may last until December 2, 2014 only!!!

Last week I posted that about my WoW hiatus, and today Blizzard posted this video live in Gamescom.

Yup this this the World of Warcraft‘s upcoming expansion, the Warlords of Draenor Cinematic. What can I say? Wow!

The cinematic video features Gul’dan, Hellscream, Mannoroth and lots of orcs of old from the Rise of the Horde book timeline. The warlock is offering the Cup of Unity, the Chalice of Rebirth to the Warsong Chieftain. Warcraft lore fanatics know that the cup contains the blood of Mannoroth, that one that will make all those who drink it forever slave to the demonic powers of the Legion. A definite alternate story because I did not see the other noteworthy characters from the Rise of the Horde (where was Ner’zhul, Blackhand, and Durotan, yup i’ve checked RoH chapter 19, pages 301 to 311 in the paperback). Curiosity will really kill the (drood) cat hehehe! And with the date of release: 11.13.14! Wow! Just wow!

With the description in Youtube

Return to a savage world. Garrosh Hellscream has escaped through the Dark Portal and forged the orc clans of old into a terrifying war machine known as the Iron Horde. Take your place on the front lines of the battle for Draenor 11.13.14.

I’ll delay my Hearthstone post for tomorrow or Sunday! This video needs to be blogged at menardconnect.com.

For now… the end of hiatus is under planning stage na 😀

Hope you liked the Warlords of Draenor Cinematic video too…

It’s been eleven months (and counting). Yup I’ve been away from World of Warcraft for almost a year now and this is the reason why my account was warlocked

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Today, Raven bought me a paperback copy of the Shadows of the Horde and I got reminded to finish my PPNBDL post on WoW so I’m posting this WoW themed update pending in the blog post drafts for so long 😀

The last time I remember my huntard

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and Priestess

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was online, they were messing around in Azeroth (and Pandaria) and that both the Alliance and the Horde were trying to storm Orgrimmar to oust the {insert adjective here} Warchief!

But a lot of things have passed in-game since then.  Some highlights include: the Horde got a new Warchief and the game will have the next expansion set in Draenor. I’ll be back in WoW but no definite time on when the hiatus will end…

In the meantime, I’m good with posting some occassional pictures of my WoW Calendar.

Here is March

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April

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May

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June and July

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To keep the Warcraft love alive I’m closely interacting with my WoW Tweeps on twitter and will be re-reading the the Voljin book: Shadows of the Horde (Thanks Raven!)

And of course do some Hearthstone on the side…

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Wow! Good idea, maybe that game is worth some beginner tips and cheats posts here in menardconnect.com 🙂

 

 

 

 

World of Warcraft Account Warlocked

Another Post Pictures Now Blog Details Later post but I plan to do it with a twist of free six.

I’m really excited about this post because it will be some sort of a preview of my other planned post for the future. It is also related to one of my favorite topics here which is gaming let’s try this with World of Warcraft Account Warlocked.

World of Warcraft Patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar

Blizzard posted the official trailer of WoW Patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar this week. Yes Orgrimmar will be under siege by both The Alliance and The Horde (see my previous post related to this topic)

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Image: screencap from Youtube video

It’s really exciting so I am sharing it here at menardconnect.com. Watch it:

Here is the transcript of the Siege of Orgrimmar video (courtesy of Feronar from US-Lightbringer Server with some minor edits c/o me)

Garrosh Hellscream (G.H.): Hmmm… it thirsts. Bring it to the pools!
Taran Zhu (T.Z.): Enough!!! You have run rampant for far too long, Hellscream. But that stops now.
G.H.: Hahahahaha… Step aside, Pandaren. You confront a force beyond reckoning.
T.Z.: Your father dabbled in powers beyond reckoning. Where is he now?
G.H.: Rrrryyaaaaahhhh!
T.Z.: I have fought beside the Tauren, Trolls, and others. You are nothing like them!
G.H.: They are no longer a part of my Horde!
T.Z.: The world will hear of this. *cough* They will come for you.
G.H.: Yes. I’m counting on it. The armies of the world will come for me, and within my fortress, they will face all the terrible creatures I have wrought, the boundless power I have mastered, and one by one, they will fall at my feet. Anyone who would rise against my new horde will be impaled upon the spires of Orgrimmar! You, Pandaren, tried to bury your hate and your anger, but such power can not be contained. It must be unleashed!
T.Z.: A time will come when you will answer for your crimes!
G.H.: I answer to no one!
G.H.: All who challenge me will burn in the fires of my hatred!!!

Some video highlights for me:

1:20: I love how Taran Zhu taunts.

1:43: Gorehowl up for grabs!

1:55: In your face! Take that Garrosh!!!

Lowlights at 2:16 and 3:06 🙁

The youtube video was published on August 15, 2013. Quoting the description in youtube:

The official trailer for World of Warcraft Patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar.

Garrosh Hellscream’s treacherous excavation of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms has finished with sinister results — not just for Pandaria, but for all Azeroth.

In a compound beneath Ragefire Chasm, Garrosh has infused his followers — the ‘true Horde’ — with the pilfered essence of the Old God Y’shaarj. With the power of a primordial world-twisting force at his command, Garrosh can rebuild the Horde in his image: strong, obedient, and, most importantly, ‘pure’.

Vol’jin’s attempts to lead Horde rebels into the capital of Orgrimmar haven’t gone unnoticed — and the mightiest heroes of the Alliance have stepped in to siege one of their enemies’ most prized cities. Will the Alliance be content with overthrowing a despot, or will they crush the Horde at one of the most vulnerable points in its history?

New Raid: The Siege of Orgrimmar
– The Siege of Orgrimmar is a 3-wing, 14-boss raid for max-level players, which will call you to take down Warchief Garrosh Hellscream at the head of a host of Azeroth’s finest.

New Raid Mode: Flexible
– Raid with a group of friends and guild mates regardless of server, and with any group size from 10 to 25, and the difficulty will automatically adjust to provide an appropriately challenging experience.

New Feature: Proving Grounds
– Undertake solo trials to practice or learn a new class role (Tank, Healer, or Damage). Each trial is available in multiple difficulties — Bronze through Gold and the challenging ‘Endless’ mode.

New Zone: The Timeless Isle
– Giant outdoor zone promoting open-world adventuring with tons of hidden treasures, giant creatures to defeat, five world bosses, a pet battle tournament, and much more!

Legendary Quest: Judgment of the Black Prince
– The epic conclusion to the Legendary quest line will see players rewarded with unique cloaks imbued with powerful new abilities.

New Feature: Connected Realms
– Lower population realms will be permanently and seamlessly “linked.” Players on the same Connected Realm will be able to trade, send and receive mail, join the same guilds, access a single Auction House, run the same Raids and Dungeons, and join other adventurers to complete quests.

PvP: Redesigned Arena System
– Arenas are no longer tied to specific Battlegroups, and players no longer need to create or join an Arena team to compete. Similar to the Rated Battleground system, players in a party of the appropriate size can queue.

I have watched related videos and it got very interesting storyline. Will do a follow up post on this patch over the weekend 🙂 For now I need to do some training and preps!!!

For more details on the World of Warcraft Patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar kindly visit

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/10158897

To end this post: let me leave some one-liner to Garrosh: “We will come for you and you will answer for your crimes!!!”

Blizzard Launches The Characters of Warcraft

Blizzard highlighted major World of Warcraft characters in the website this week by launching The Characters of Warcraft. I got alerted on this via the WoW game launcher

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And after some clicking around the website, I felt happy that they are featuring the great characters from the Warcraft lore. I’m an avid fan of the lore as I collect (and read) most of their World of Warcraft books. Blizz introduced the Warcraft heroes with the caption:

The heroes and villains of Warcraft stand larger than life, even in a world engulfed by constant conflict. Below, we’ve collected the personal histories and war stories of Azeroth’s paragons. Will you fight beside them, follow them…or topple them?

And then you will have Varian, Garrosh, Vol’jin, Lei Shin and others highlighted on the cover page. Clicking on the Warcraft heroes, the website will usually show 2 paragraph shorties, one describing the history of the character and the last paragraph their recent role, activities, highlights after the opening of the Mist in Pandaria. Screenshots, artworks and other links related the Warcraft lore characters are also featured in each page.

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If you are not into the Warcraft lore that much, I guess this is a good introduction to the characters and heroes. But if you are a Warcraft lore geek, maybe it’s not that much new information. But overall we should be glad that Blizzard is promoting the Warcraft lore more now
You can view the The Characters of Warcraft by visiting:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/lore/characters/

So who is your favorite Characters of Warcraft?