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Interview With Lead Game Designer Tom "Kalgan" Chilton
2009/12/15 at 12:36 AM
, an official German fansite, they had a chance to have a chat with Tom "Kalgan" Chilton who is the Lead Game Designer for World of Warcraft. They touch on a lot of things including everything from player housing (no it's not in the plans) to Cataclysm and the the future.
There is even mention that there may be a
content patch before Cataclysm
but it won't be like a major content patch and could contain class balance fixes, bug fixes, implementation of new Battle.net features, and maybe even a new raid boss? A new Wyrmrest Temple boss? Who knows.
Read the whole interview using the link below!
Fourth Tile Unlocked In The Warcraft Battlecry Mosiac
2009/12/14 at 7:05 PM
As most of you have undoubtedly seen us report on (
, and even
Warcraft Battlecry Mosiac
has once again reached a new milestone of
pictures for the project. Since this reaches another 1,000 images since the last update they've unlocked another tile and some new artwork has also been unlock-this time, it's is more concept art but of Ironforge!
We still have
pictures to go out of the
goal, so why don't you go out and take a picture with your factions emblem and post it on the official
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
Shadowmourne Shards Not That Rare?
2009/12/12 at 12:15 AM
to have the dismal drop rates of
Fragment of Val'anyr
(about 5%) will be pleasantly surprised by the drop rates discovered on the official World of Warcraft Armory.
The shards themselves are required for
The Splintered Throne
which requires you to gather 60 of them to create
. The good news is that the drop rate is
in Normal (25-man) and
in Heroic (25-man).
This information was pulled from the Armory page on
New Information About the Magazine
2009/12/11 at 5:53 PM
Some of you may remember a while back a
I had posted about the new
World of Warcraft Magazine
that Blizzard was producing. When I and the other customers ordered the magazine, Blizzard had given an estimate of 8 - 10 weeks for delivery. Unfortunately, it has been overdue.
Just a few minutes ago though, I received an email regarding the magazine. If you purchased your magazine but failed to receive an email, then this information is relevant to you! Even if you didn't purchase a magazine there is a surprise!
Thank you for subscribing to the World of Warcraft Official Magazine! We're hard at work putting the finishing touches on our debut issue, and we're excited that we'll soon be able to share all of the cool features and community-centric stories we've put together. In the meantime, we'd like to give you a sneak peek at the wrap-around cover of the first issue, featuring a confrontation in Icecrown Citadel that's been a long time coming — and as a "thank you" for subscribing and for your patience while we wrap things up, you can download this
Joystiq Interview With Blizzard Co-Founder Frank Pearce
2009/12/10 at 4:37 PM
Joystiq has an interview running with
, who is the Senior Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment, about milestones in Warcraft. They go on to talk about how the company name was chosen to the biggest obstacles they faced with the game and even to questions about a Blizzard Theme Park (kidding)!
It's a really interesting read which you can find here:
3rd Tile In the Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic Unlocked!
2009/12/09 at 2:05 PM
in the last few weeks, the
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
picture submissions have once again increased in number, to 3,128 out of the 20,000 image goal to complete the mosaic. Since we've gotten another 1,000 submissions, Blizzard has unlocked another tile and a piece of art on the site to drool over—this time, it's concept art of the ruins of Dalaran in Alterac Mountains!
We've still got
pictures left to gather, so why don't you take a picture with your faction's emblem and send it in over on the official
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
BlizzCast Episode 12 Released -- Anniversary Edition
2009/12/08 at 9:21 PM
BlizzCast Episode #12 has been released for streaming or downloading on the official site -- 1 hour of interesting discussion for you to enjoy!
Welcome to BlizzCast 12! In this special edition of BlizzCast we'll be celebrating the 5-year anniversary of World of Warcraft's retail release, as well as the 15-year anniversary of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans by reflecting upon the past, discussing the present, and looking toward the future with some of the masterminds behind the Warcraft franchise. We also take time to focus on World of Warcraft's history, development, and continual evolution.
Official Patch 3.3 Trailer
2009/12/08 at 5:17 PM
Blizzard has just posted the
for Patch 3.3: Fall of the Lich King!
Watch the trailer for Fall of the Lich King now,
or check out our Fall of the Lich King page.
Add an Authenticator, Adopt a Core Hound
2009/12/08 at 4:08 PM
A nice treat for players able to login after 3.3 launched—some of them just might find, sitting in their mailbox a vicious little
Core Hound Pup
to call their very own. According to Nethaera on the official forums it is a reward for any player who has an
(mobile or physical) attached to their Battle.Net account.
Blizzard has posted an official FAQ on their site! Come read it after the break.
Realms Are Slowly Coming Up?
2009/12/08 at 2:50 PM
Looks like Blizzard is slowly turning on most realms after the release of Patch 3.3, as of right now 63 out of the 241 North American realms have come up (including my own.) Hopefully the rest will begin to come up rather Soon™.
You can check out the realm status page
or view the actual login alert screen
(only when there is an alert will this page show anything.)
Or not? Still a lot of people getting locked out of their realms. We'll see.
Patch 3.3: Fall of the Lich King Being Deployed On US Realms
2009/12/08 at 3:16 AM
Update (1 PM PST)
We have resolved the issues that came up during maintenance. We are in the process of making all realms playable and we expect this to be complete within the next hour.
The final Wrath of the Lich King patch is upon us. Blizzard has just started deploying
Patch 3.3: Fall of the Lich King
. Realms will be back up after the 10-hour long (or more) maintenance.
While you're waiting for the realms to be back up, please use the links below to learn more about the patch. Enjoy the new instanced content and the plethora of new features!
-- We need your dataz!
Patch 3.3 Guide
Tier 10 Armor Sets
The Ashen Verdict
WoW Anniversary Interview: Former Lead Producer Shane Dabiri
2009/12/07 at 11:15 PM
World of Warcraft Anniversary Mini-Site
has just released the first of several exclusive interviews with prominent Blizzard employees.
The first of which is with the former World of Warcraft Lead Producer
. He talks about the conception, creation, and early reception of World of Warcraft, and how building a successful MMORPG has shaped Blizzard Entertainment.
You can read the
interesting interview after the jump.
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