Here is episode 51 in case you prefer watching the video feed instead of audio. We cover everything from the 5.3 patch to various articles from BlizzPro! Feel free to follow us on Twitch.tv so you get notified when we go LIVE on Thursday nights!
BlizzPro is celebrating for a few reasons! First, the proud announcement of their newest affiliate SteelSeries! SteelSeries is a gaming standard when it comes to professional gaming gear such as gaming mice, keyboards, headsets, mousepads etc. So in order to celebrate this as well as the one year anniversary of Diablo 3, they're giving away a different SteelSeries Dibalo 3 prize every day for 3 days! Wednesday May 15th BlizzPro giving away a SteelSeries D3 Gaming Headset! The 16th and 17th of May they'll be giving out a D3 Gaming Mouse and Mousepad! The mouse and mousepad for the 16th will be given away on Episode 50 of Twizzcast. So be sure to be in the chat room for a chance to win!
Below is the Tweet for todays giveaway! You can click HERE to enter! Good luck and be sure you're following @Blizz_Pro and @SteelSeries on Twitter!
With the conflict heating up between the Horde and Alliance in Pandaria, both sides continue to seek the upper hand in this seemingly endless conflict. While the Alliance grows stronger amid the pressures of war, the Horde, under the weight of Garrosh’s command, continues to fracture. The Darkspear Trolls are rebelling, Orgrimmar is on lock down, and the Warchief has sent crews into the Vale of Eternal Blossoms and into the Northern Barrens in search of resources to push his war machine forward.
In patch 5.3, we’re turning up the heat between the Horde and Alliance with a new chain of level 90 quests that will take you further into this ever evolving story. Beginning with a letter and quest (War is Coming) from Lorewalker Cho, you’ll be asked to seek him out in the Seat of Knowledge within the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
He’s been keeping a close eye on the action between the Horde and Alliance and has a tale or two to share, though incomplete. Using the Dream Brew (or queuing through the Dungeon Finder) you’ll experience the Blood in the Snow and Dark Heart of Pandaria scenario before being sent on to Durotar to continue your journey.
This is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself of the lore of the game and simple enough for those of us that are dipping our toe in the lore pool for the first time.
You can find the full official blog post right here!
The "Guild" of Twizzcast in now the "GuildS" of Twizzcast!
We are VERY happy to announce that if you have been missing out on the Twisted Empire experience because you favor the Alliance, the wait is over. Twisted Empire now has an Alliance guild! We have created it on the same server as Twisted Empire (to be heirloom friendly) and the focus of it all is to be in mumble, having fun, tearing up BG's, helping each other and being awesome as usual.
So if you would like to be a part of the evolution of our new Alliance guild, stop by Kul Tiras US and send someone in the new guild a whisper. Anyone is able to invite. We look forward to seeing you in....
If you haven't already acquired a brawlers guild invite, don't worry! In 5.3 rare spawns in Pandaria (Except those on Isle of Thunder) will now have a chance o drop a bind-on-pickup invitation to the Brawler's Guild.
In fact 5.3 brings a whole plethora of of new Titles, Pet and mount rewards! 50 of them to be exact.
There is also a new reward for completing Mount Parade. All of you dedicated Mount collectors can rejoice as the latest mount collectors achievement sees you push for 200 mounts in your barn! Depending on you're faction you will receive an Armored Blue Dragonhawk (Ally) or Armored Red Dragonhawk (Horde)
The idea behind this is great. If (like me) you leveled all the way to 90 and professions where an afterthought, This allows you to pick herbs or mine nodes, with very little skill, to make your flasks, gear or even just some gold. Don't look at this as a way to level Herbing and Mining faster though because even though you're getting the herbs and nodes... you won't be getting any skill points.
Have you ever sat there wishing you could take on a Blizzard Employee in a PvP situation? You have?! Well this may interest you friend.
Blizzard employees have issued a challenge!
TONIGHT 4pm-6pm PDT they will be logging onto the PTR relams and queing for 5.3's new Battleground Deepwind Gorge.
They will have two guilds Blizzard Horde & Blizzard Alliance.
So get on the PTR, que for Deepwind Gorge and prepare for what looks to be A LOT of fun! Perhaps I shall see you there... Ohhhh yes. This cannot be missed i'll be hitting up my Disc Priest (Denna) and i hope to see a bunch of you accepting the challenge.
Another new Scenario has been added to the 5.3 PTR.
Battle of the High Seas is, as you would expect, a a naval battle that requires you to jump between Alliance and Horde ships, go hand to hand with pirates and blow things up! There a few variations on how the scenario plays out for each faction but objectives remain the same. Defeat enemy pirates, blow up an enemy ship and defeat the enemy Admiral.
There are fruit juice barrels on different boats to regain your health using Vitamin C as well as Travel Cannons to use for jumping between ships. You can use the rope ladders to get down into the water to swim across but it isn't recommended as you will aggro some deadly NCP's!
You can also gain buffs from objects around the ships. During the final stage you can click a nearby rapier and gain a 10% stamina buff and also a pirate hat disguise when you click on the Pirate Hats laying around the ships.
Do you like to gamble? Good! There is an item located in the bottom on the main central ship and you can roll it to get some great buffs or some less so. If you roll and 8 you will get a nice constant heal but rolling a 6 will set off loads of cannons that could quite easily kill you AND your party. Its likely you will get a buff called A Pirates Life. Any attacks that would otherwise kill you will instead restore 100% maximum health.