Talk, Talk :: Voice Chat for the Battle.net Launcher
It’s not likely to be the Battle.net launcher for much longer (expect that relaunch and rebrand at Blizzcon) but today on my version comes the announcement that Blizzard Voice is now available to use across the full range of game platforms. So, presumably whilst I’m playing on the Broken Isles, my mate on Hearthstone can still chat about how awesome that Rogue One trailer was last week, plus other relevant game and lifestyle-related conversations. I’ve not tried this yet, but am quite tempted to do so just to see if it’s any better than the bazillion Discord or other voice-type servers currently available.
It looks quite obvious that ActiBlizz are taking the whole ‘central hub for all your gaming experiences’ thing quite seriously, and one assumes this will be of benefit to those people raiding in a pick up group, who do not have access to ‘conventional’ voice comms. Some may say it’s a continuation of the ‘dumbing down’ of this game, and represents holding the hands of players who should really go and find out how to do this stuff for themselves. I think it’s convenience in an application you already use by default.
Time inevitably will tell if this is successful or not.
Surprise, Surprise :: New 5 Man Boss emerges in,
of all places , Gnomeregan
I saw this first appear late last night with someone asking for assistance on Twitter, but only this morning has that request registered. According to the boffins on Reddit, Gnomeregan now has a new 5 man, Legion difficulty boss:
complete the final encounter in the instance, leave Thermaplugg up and then press a button on the platform in the room [*] and BOOM, Endgineer Omegaplugg appears. He drops the Vial of Green Goo which has been in the game since 6.2.3, and will require a group of decently geared players to take down, by which Reddit are saying 870 iLevel plus. This may well be part of the ‘secret’ content referred to by @Muffinus this last weekend, and should probably prompt a rush of players into old five mans to try and work out if anything else is hiding in plain sight.
Needless to say, if any news in reference to additional bosses or stealth achievements emerge as a result of completion, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Hallows End has started in Azeroth. You may wish to try and fail to win the Mount again this year. I however will be over here, keeping very quiet.
AND THAT’S YOUR NEWS
[*] Thank you to @TobiasTegge for the correction.