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Midsummer Fire Festival Guide! (June 21 - July 5)
2010/06/18 at 11:52 PM
Midsummer Fire Festival
is fast approaching, which means it's time once again for one of
The Festival starts in the night between Sunday and Monday this weekend, so you know where to go for all of your daily quest and achievement needs! We have all the quests, achievements, and bonfire locations laid out in our guide.
If you have any questions, comments, or other info, just leave it in the comments on this post and we'll address them as we go. :)
Please note: As far as we know at this time, there have been no significant changes in the event from the previous year (other than the updates to Lord Ahune). But
if there are
, we'll be on top of them as soon as the event goes live, and the guide will be updated. Keep checking back over the weekend for any additional info!
Cataclysm Preview: Grim Batol
2010/06/18 at 6:48 PM
Blizzard has just posted an official preview of one of Cataclysm's new 5 player dungeons...
Grim Batol was once home to the Wildhammer clan of dwarves. Eventually, the Dark Irons led an attack on Grim Batol, and in the process tainted the fortress forever. Now occupied by the Twilight's Hammer, brave players will venture forth into the fortress to stop the nefarious plots of the fortress' new master...
You can view the full preview on Blizzard's website.
E3 Coverage on ZAM!
2010/06/17 at 4:08 AM
If you're interested in following the latest developments in the MMO world—and in games in general—there's no better place to get your E3 coverage than
Mike B aka Fony
has hit the show floor to get coverage and interviews on a ton of new games, including Star Wars: The Old Republic, TERA, LEGO Universe, Final Fantasy XIV, League of Legends, Jumpgate Evolution, LOTRO, and more.
Come check out all the info on the ZAM site!
The Weekly Marmot - Cataclysm Press Event
2010/06/16 at 3:42 PM
So much to talk about! This week I narrowly squeak by inside Youtube's 11-minute limit to bring you my thoughts and speculations on the massive amount of information Blizzard released at the recent Press Event. I hope you're ready for a lot of talkingreallyfastsoicanbesuretogeteverythingin!
If you haven't seen the info I'm talking about in this video yet, it's available
right here on Wowhead
2010/06/16 at 12:39 AM
Obviously we've had some server issues today. This is a Bad Thing™, and our team is busting their butts to make sure it doesn't continue. There may be some intermittent downtime on the site over the next few days while we make changes and tweaks to our server structure.
Please bear with us—we'll get it all sorted out shortly. :)
Thoughts on Battle.net 2.0
2010/06/14 at 5:32 PM
has posted a very interesting story about the new improvements to
There are some very interesting improvements to the Battle.net system coming up with Battle.net 2.0, but there are also some strange—and some would say glaring—omissions. Got some opinions on the subject? Let us know!
The full story is here:
New Job Posting: Web Designer
2010/06/14 at 4:02 PM
Are you interested in working for Wowhead?
If you have more style than a fashion designer who knows CSS, then we've got a job for you!
Come check out our jobs page:
Naxxramas' Thaddius Encounter Remade in Starcraft II
2010/06/14 at 12:24 PM
Move over Cataclysm (at least, for now) -
is on its way! While not all Warcraft fans are Starcraft fans, I think more than a few of you may find this interesting:
encounter remade as a single-player scenario in Starcraft II! Created with the Starcraft II Galaxy Map Editor released a few months ago, this campaign brings a group of noble Terran in to face one of World of Warcraft's least "noob-friendly" encounters, complete with intense
action! Blizzard showed off an incredibly impressive demonstration of the Galaxy Map Editor's power back at last year's BlizzCon, and so far beta participants have created some pretty interesting Starcraft II custom scenarios (like
Supply Depot Tetris
). Check out the video after the break!
Cataclysm Press Event Updates: Start Here!
2010/06/13 at 2:02 AM
Wow! Look at all that new information about
we just released. Confused? I would be too! Let's simplify it for you.
Here's a rundown of what we've got to show you:
A huge list of
about Cataclysm from last week's press event!
showcasing a bunch of the new zones and zone changes in Cataclysm!
from our tour of the Blizzard office in Irvine!
Whew! Now that's a lot to take in!
Go browsing for a while and tell us what you think!
Exclusive Interview With Ghostcrawler!
2010/06/13 at 2:01 AM
"No, you can't have a pony."So last week I had the chance to sit down with everyone's favorite Systems Designer,
, and ask him a few questions.
I collected the questions using
, and presented them to GC in a one-on-one setting. Perhaps his answers will inspire you, perhaps they will infuriate you—Mr. Street is nothing if not controversial. But nonetheless, here are the answers, straight from the crab's mouth!
I have tried to preserve as closely as possible the conversational style of the interview, directly from the transcript. If we sound awkward, well...we're geeks. Cut us some slack.
Join us for the full text after the break!
Blizzard Office Tour Gallery
2010/06/13 at 2:01 AM
Along with the rest of the fansites, I was afforded the opportunity to take a tour of the Blizzard offices. Obviously I wasn't allowed to take any pictures of sensitive documents (despite my best efforts), but I did get a few fun shots of what sets the Blizzard offices apart from most other companies.
There are a lot of shots I didn't include here—most of them pictures of hallways or offices, things that every company would have—but I did try and take special care to get pictures of the things that make the Blizzard offices special. I included explanatory captions wherever possible.
I apologize, as usual, for my lack of a decent camera. All these pictures were taken on a very old iPhone. =/
New Cataclysm Zone Changes Video
2010/06/13 at 2:01 AM
On top of all the other fancy releases we've got tonight, we also have a brand new video for you!
We've got flyover footage of a bunch of different zones in Cataclysm, all laid out for you to see. Check it out:
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