BlizzCon 2011: Diablo III, StarCraft III and World of Warcraft

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BlizzCon 2011

BlizzCon 2011: A Dynamic Economy From Diablo III's Auction House

At a panel during the event on Friday, Blizzard paid particular attention to showing off the recently-announced "auction house" as well as all the many ways that players can gain, trade, enhance and acquire rare loot.

This past summer, Blizzard revealed the Diablo III auction house, an eBay-like service where players can exchange real money for virtual items, with Blizzard taking a cut.

Many simply accused Blizzard of being greedy.

But Blizzard is hoping that players give the company the benefit of the doubt. Blizzard explained that players can not only sell loot, but can salvage armor and weapons and sell the various components to other players in the auction house. Along with using salvaged goods to create unique weapons and armor, players can also enhance weapons and armor via the Mystic NPC. Continuing the series tradition, Diablo III will feature random environments where players will experience random scripted events and encounters throughout the game (in addition to the scripted events and campaign).

BlizzCon 2011: Heart Of The Swarm Tweaks StarCraft II Formula

Heart of the Swarm -- the first expansion for StarCraft II -- has players taking control of fan favorite Sarah Kerrigan as she slowly reclaims control of the Zerg Swarm and rises back to prominence.

Along with brand new maps and locales, Blizzard revealed that Heart of the Swarm will also introduce a number of new unit types and (for the first time ever) allow players to level and evolve their units.

Just announced today are new units for each of the three races, as well as modifications to existing units.

Zerg players will gain access to the new Viper aerial unit with three unique abilities, and the Swarm Host, a slow-moving ground unit that has no standard attack but when burrowed spawns a continuous stream of slow-moving melee units called Locusts that can be used to lay siege and pressure entrenched enemy positions.

Blizzcon 2011: Mists Of Pandaria Expansion Confirmed For WoW

Blizzard SVP of creative development Chris Metzen revealed that Mists of Pandaria, which stars the new playable anthropomorphic panda class, the Pandaren, will up the level cap to 90, introduce a new monk class, the new Pandaria continent, dungeons challenge mode, PVE scenarios, a pet battle system and a new talent system.

The martial-arts practicing Pandaren race originally appeared in Blizzard's 2002 real-time strategy game, Warcraft III.