Blizzcon 2014 Ticket Incentives Feature Legendary Weapons in Diablo 3

Blizzcon 2014 is just around the corner and Blizzard Entertainment wants to make sure you're paying attention. If you've ordered either a physical or virtual ticket already, you'll be gifted with a number of different in game goodies across all of Blizzard's games. Considering the value placed on exclusivity and collectibility in Blizzard's titles, we think it's of some importance to get your hands on these offerings in order to set yourself apart from the pack. Back in my World of Warcraft playing days,  I know I got a pang or two of jealousy whenever I saw someone ride across the screen with a Blizzcon exclusive mount.

At any rate, Diablo 3 will be offering up some real cool goodies this year. Specifically, you'll get access to the new legendary weapon transmogrification patterns. Here's a quick look at them:

The weapons in the picture below are:

  • Bow of the Lost Warlord
  • Fist Weapon of the Shattered Hand
  • Deadeye's Mace (1-Hand Mace)
  • The Blackrock Destroyer (2-Hand Barbarian Mighty Weapon)
  • Gul'dan's Secret (Wizard Source)
  • Ner'Zhul's Staff of Shadowmoon

These are listed in order, so you can relate the name to the picture. We're not really sure how that fist weapon functions as a fist weapon, but I guess we'll leave that up to players to figure out. They look like swords – I don't want to run around Diablo 3 as Edward Scissorhands, thank you very much. All of the weapons aside from the gaudy fist weapons look pretty cool and feature a name that harkens back to World of Warcraft. They are a nice addition to your wardrobe, if nothing else.

There are a number of panels available to attendees:

Diablo III – What's Next?:

    What: Get a first look at some of the features and concepts we're working on for future Diablo III patches, including a taste of new loot, upcoming balance changes, and a few . . . mischievous surprises. Led by game director Josh Mosqueira, lead designer Kevin Martens, senior technical designer Wyatt Cheng, and senior game designer Jonny Ebbert, this is a panel Diablo III fans won't want to miss it!

  •     When: Friday, November 7 from 2:15 p.m. PST to 3:15 p.m. PST
  •     Where: Panel Stage, Hall A

Evolving Reaper of Souls:

    What: If items are your passion, this will definitely pique your interest! In Evolving Reaper of Souls, we're taking a retrospective look at the past and how it has impacted the future of item design in Diablo III. Kevin Martens and Josh Mosqueira will be joined by game designer Travis Day to discuss how our philosophies have changed and all the lessons we've learned throughout the development and launch of both Diablo III and Reaper of Souls. Not to mention, we'll also be revealing some upcoming Legendary and Set items!

  •     When: Saturday, November 8 from 12:45 p.m. PST to 1:45 p.m. PST
  •     Where: Panel Stage, Hall

Diablo III Developer Meet & Greet:

Following the "Diablo III – What's Next?" panel in Hall A on Friday, game designers Wyatt Cheng and Travis Day will be swinging by the Community Corner to answer player questions, talk shop, and discuss your ideas for the Legendary Workshop. Join us and say hello!

There are a host of other events happening as well, so check out Blizzard's official post on Blizzcon 2014.