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It is finally here! What is it exactly? The
BlizzCon 2013 schedule of events of course! We have been picking up juicy
tidbits of information here and there as BlizzCon draws closer, but now we
have a firm idea of what exactly lies in store for us in those two days
packed full of satisfying gaming goodness.
Of course, as we all know, BlizzCon will not
just focus on World of Warcraft, but will focus on all of Blizzard's other
games as well. This includes Starcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, and the brand
spanking new Heroes of the Storm. Don't get discouraged World of Warcraft
lovers! Even with the attention of this gaming lover's extravaganza
focused on all of these awesome games, there is still plenty for World of
Warcraft fans to look forward to this year.
Check out the list below to see the exciting
events pertaining to World of Warcraft that have been announced via the
BlizzCon's official two-day schedule.
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World of Warcraft Contests
Contests are some of the most popular events
at BlizzCon, with the fan favorite probably being the costume contest.
BlizzCon 2013 is packed full of contests, some of them directly aimed at
World of Warcraft:
World of Warcraft Arena Global Invitational
The finest Arena teams in the world have been
summoned to BlizzCon where they will have the chance to battle it out
during the World of Warcraft Arena Global Invitational. Eight Arena teams
will be invited from the following three regions; North America and
Europe, Korea and Taiwan, and China. Only the best will ultimately make it
to BlizzCon where they will compete for international bragging rights and
a prize pool worth over $180,000. The competition here is sure to be
fierce and not something you will want to miss. The Arena Global
Invitational will start on Friday, November 8th at 12:00 PM
PST. This contest will run throughout the BlizzCon event.
World of Warcraft Live Raid
Scheduled to take place on the main stage at
BlizzCon, the World of Warcraft Live Raid will be an event any player who
loves to raid won't want to miss. Two high-ranking PvE guilds are pitted
against each other in an epic race to complete the brand new
Siege of Orgrimmar raid instance. With competitors like these,
any small mistake could cost either team the win and with a crowd full of
pumped up fans, both teams will be faced with a backdrop that is more than
a little distracting.
Which two guilds will compete against each
other in this mighty battle? Who will take home the win? Be sure to watch
to find out! The Live Raid will take place on Saturday, November 9th
on the Main Stage from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST.
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World of Warcraft Panels
Panels take a small group of developers and
some fans and put them together to get us into the nitty gritty of a game.
BlizzCon 2013 is hosting a ton of panels this year with some pretty
exciting ones that are sure to reveal some spectacular details about World
World of Warcraft: What's Next
This is the panel I am most excited for, just
by the title. This panel is set to tell us where the game will be heading
in the future. What content and features will we see? Will there be new
races? Big game updates and changes? All of this and more will likely be
answered in this particular panel. So hold your bladder, skip the snacks,
and take that picture later, because this is one World of Warcraft panel
you won't want to miss. The future of Azeroth depends on it. This panel is
scheduled to take place on Friday, Novemeber 8th on the Main
Stage from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM PST.
World of Warcraft: The Adventure Continues
The World of Warcraft: The Adventure Continues
may sound a bit like the previous panel, but it will take us in a whole
other direction. This panel will give us an in-dept look at the setting
and lore behind World of Warcraft. Want to know why this character did
this or that or where the Pandarian fit into the story? This is the place
to find out. Also, this could be where it is revealed where the developers
plan to take the storyline in (dare we say it) future expansions! This
panel is set to take place on Friday, November 8th on the Panel
Stage from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM PST.
Art of World of Warcraft
Take a look into the art of World of Warcraft
with the people who know it best; the World of Warcraft art team. Here
fans will get a loot at the detailed process behind creating the crazy,
beautiful, and sometimes strange art found inside the game. This includes
environments, enemies, and other art that makes Azeroth the world we know
and hold so dear. This panel is set to take place on Friday, November 8th
on the panel stage from 3:45 PM 4:45 PM PST.
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The Evolving Sound of Warcraft
Are you a fan of the fantastical music behind
World of Warcraft? Do the often haunting melodies touch your soul? Then
this panel will be right up your alley. Here the music, sound effects, and
voice acting of World of Warcraft will be revealed in detail. As a two for
one deal, Hearthstone will also be covered during this panel. Still not
exciting enough? This panel premises some, as of yet, unrevealed special
musical guests and sound designers that you won't want to miss! This panel
is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Novemeber 9th on the
Panel Stage from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST.
World of Warcraft Raids, Gameplay, Questing
Looking for some insight into World of
Warcraft gameplay? Want to know why a particular quest was designed the
way it was? This is the panel where all those questions and more can be
answered. The WoW team gathers to give us a glimpse into a wide array of
game content that goes from raids, dungeons, quests, and any other
gameplay feature you can come up with. This panel is set to take place on
Saturday, November 9th on the Main Stage from 11:30 AM to 12:30
Warcraft Movie Presentation
On again, off again about sums up the World of
Warcraft movie thus far. However, it seems things are finally in full
swing with no stalling in sight. During this panel we will get our first
look at the process behind the creation of the World of Warcraft movie
directly from the mouth of movie director Duncan Jones, along with other
key Blizzard developers. How exactly did they manage to transform
Azeroth's game world to the big screen? Find out on Saturday, Novemeber 9th
on the Main Stage from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM PST.
World of Warcraft Q + A About Almost
Something not covered in all the other World
of Warcraft panels you want to know? This is is place to ask it or see it
answered. Members of the WoW development team will take fan questions
about the game's lore, zones, dungeons, raids, and more. Almost nothing is
off limits in this particular panel, except for class questions. The
questions here could be interesting indeed, making this panel one
definitely worth watching. This panel is set to take place on Saturday,
November 9th on the Main Stage from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM PST.
That wraps up the World of Warcraft section of
the schedule at BlizzCon. As previously mentioned, there is a ton to look
forward here for WoW fans and I know that I personally will be watching
everything. Will you be joining in? Which WoW related panel or contest are
you most looking forward to and what questions would you like to have
answered? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below! Also
be sure to check out the full
BlizzCon Schedule before the big event!
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