Ed’s days in California for his vacation are slowly coming to an end, so I’m trying to show him as much California-exclusive things as possible before he goes back to Illinois. One of these California-exclusive things is the Blizzard Entertainment campus, so we stopped by Irvine today for another tour. (Mango the Yorkshire Terrier went too.) This is the gigantic Gorehowl, the prop that was used in the marketing event in New York City, where Gorehowl was splitting through a yellow taxi cab to promote the release of Warlords of Draenor. This was a framed graphic in the Overwatch museum – I found it interesting to see the steps that led towards the final product of the iconic Overwatch heroes wallpaper/background, especially how rough of a draft the first photo is, yet you can tell from the distinct characteristics who all the heroes are. Blizzard got a Starbucks relatively recently, so part-way through our tour, we tried out some of the campus-exclusive drinks. I guess, in theory, no drinks are “exclusive,” because you can technically put in a special order and request pretty much any location to mix together specific ingredients to make your customized drink, as long as the location has the ingredients you want. But, these were some of the recipes that Blizzard carried on their menu. As we went into buildings, we came across some sculpture. You may recognize the Nova in the first photo – I posted a picture of myself in front of that statue in the blog post back in 2016 when I got my first Blizzard campus tour, because Nova is my favorite character in Heroes of the Storm. There are some areas that are off-limits to photographs. The rule of thumb that I was told prior to the tour was that any location that has carpet is not okay for photos, while any location that has hard flooring is fine. But, I couldn’t resist taking this photograph of the “off-limits” and “no guests” signs, so I got special permission to photograph the door of the Diablo III area, even though the area leading up to it was carpeted. Our tour was cut massively short because our tour guide had to go to a meeting, and we spent a ton of our tour time sitting around Starbucks chatting with Blizzard employee friends, so the library (which is a short distance past the Diablo III area) was the end of our tour. On my way out, I snapped this photo of one of the buildings, and the 25-year anniversary banners.