Blizzard has made an announcement regarding Fireside Gatherings and the Ashes of Outland Expansion. All Public gatherings have been cancelled and cannot be created.
- This is a temporary measure. Public Fireside Gatherings will return in the future.
- You will still be able to create your own Private Fireside Gathering to open your Ashes of Outland packs early.
- Playing in a Private Fireside Gathering also allows you to play Demon Hunter vs the AI.
Opinion: Although this isn't everything I wanted to see out of Fireside Gatherings for the pre-release, this is the right thing to do.
Quote From Kurt Ocher
In light of the ongoing global health risks associated with in-person gatherings, we are cancelling official Fireside Gatherings for the near future and disabling the ability to create public events. Additionally, any existing public events will be converted to private events.
We do however want individuals at home to have an opportunity to partake in the upcoming Pre-Release weekend, so we’ll be keeping private event functionality intact. Players can register their own one-person event, which still allows the early opening of Ashes of Outland Card Packs the weekend of April 3 – 6, along with a first taste of Demon Hunter gameplay versus AI.
Over the next week we’ll be implementing this transition of currently scheduled events to private status. Thank you all, innkeepers and patrons, for understanding. We’ll see you in the virtual tavern!
Does anybody know if we will be able to purchase packs during a private prerelease fireside gathering? I know this hasn't been the case in the past, but you never know.
The likelihood of this happening is very low. =(
I am sorry but when is the date the No Duplicate protection is arriving?
Maybe it is not worth it to open early this time.
Though I will totally try Demon hunter vs AI
Thank you so much!
Hey Fluxfashor. Is there any info if the new duplicate protection will be retroactive? What I mean is if I get some packs now until that patch goes live and save them, will I benefit from the protection when I open them then? Thank you
I've heard that the rarity of each card in the pack is locked when you buy them but the specific card isn't picked until you open, so if that's true you should benefit from waiting.
Well played, Blizzard. Well played.
Do we get preorder bonus golden legendaries when we open the first pack during prerelease or only on the day of release ?
what is the procedure to create a private gathering to be able to open the pack during pre-release?
Here ya go: https://firesidegatherings.com/en-us/create
I'ts easy, go to the following page, follow the instructions and select "unlisted event" a.k.a private ;)
We'll go more in-depth on this next week, but the tl;dr on it is to https://firesidegatherings.com/en-us/ and select Host a Gathering. You fill in the form, the time your private gathering takes place, and then you're good to go!
Can we get nemsy in this way too?
Can we use this to get the fireside back?
Yeah, just gotta play with someone :D
curses! ll my IRL friends quit this game!
Consider a second account and/or GPS spoofing ; who said you needed 2 people to play a multiplayer game? ^^