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New Warcraft Anniversary Mini Site!
2009/11/24 at 12:08 AM
I think it became pretty evident that World of Warcraft is turning 5 about now - we had publications, blue posts, blogs, ingame letters, non-combat pet, and even a feat of strength to tell us all that! What many of us didn't see was the other Blizzard's birthday - good old Warcraft is turning 15!
To celebrate those two events, Blizzard is launching a new
5-15 Year Anniversary Mini Site
, which features interviews with key Blizzard people, as well as a new Battlecry mosaic project where you can show off your faction pride -- unlocking content in the process!
Over the past five years, a lot has changed in Azeroth. Valiant heroes have travelled the length and breadth of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, taken wing in Outland to free the Black Temple from Illidan's clutches, and set sail for Northrend to battle the mighty Lich King. Whether you've been part of the adventure from the beginning or are just getting started now, we're glad to have you with us for the five-year anniversary of Wor
It's Coming - 11/25?
2009/11/23 at 3:13 PM
Today Blizzard posted an interesting tweet on the
Twitter page. It was just a simple message with an image saying something is coming 11/25 with a picture (shown on the right).
- It’s Coming - 11/25
What could this all mean? It's just a few days away and we'll see but it won't hurt to speculate a little. Let's hear your thoughts, hm?
Mr. T Commercial #2 - Mohawk Scan
2009/11/22 at 8:35 PM
, the second commercial features Mr. T again!
I'm not sure to what extent people are still even interested in these—we are just blogging their COMMERCIALS, after all—but for those of you who want to watch it, you can see the
here after the jump. :)
WoW's Fifth Anniversary Celebration Has Started!
2009/11/21 at 10:12 PM
That's right, folks. We're now up to
of World of Warcraft, and the long-awaited
has finally arrived!
Now is your chance to get the pet and earn the
WoW's 5th Anniversary
achievement as soon as you log in.
You should be able to claim the pet and achievement throughout this week, though, so those of you who may not be able to log in during November 22nd shouldn't worry!
New Icecrown Citadel Bosstiary for 5-Man Dungeons
2009/11/20 at 5:38 PM
Blizzard has also posted a brand new
It's a handy set of maps, with interesting little lore tidbits with each boss. No screenshots yet, though, and nothing for the raid instance. Hopefully that stuff is coming soon, eh?
They say that knowledge can be a greater boon than even the most powerful spells, or armor, or weapons. The battles that lie ahead beyond the gates of Icecrown will test your mettle like none before, and you will need all the help you can get. So arm yourself with knowledge, and discover the truth about the dangers that await you within the Frozen Halls in our new Icecrown Dungeon Bosstiary:
Official Interview About Icecrown Citadel
2009/11/20 at 3:48 PM
Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street and Cory Stockton decided to take some time to sit down and speak about Icecrown Citadel and their design process behind the raid and dungeon encounters. They talk about the lessons they have learned from past tiers of content and how they are looking forward.
Read on after the break for the whole interview.
Blizzard Shop Talk
2009/11/19 at 3:28 PM
Blizzard has posted the latest edition of their "Shop Talk" feature on the forums, and included in it is some information on the upcoming 5 year anniversary celebration. Apparently the
pet will actually be available to anyone who logs in the entire week of the anniversary—but only to the characters you actually log in on.
Read this info, as well as a number of other interesting links, after the jump!
Icecrown Raid Access Progression Revealed!
2009/11/18 at 1:24 PM
Lead Encounter Designer Daelo has published a lengthy post on the official forums that outlines Blizzard's plans for
in the Icecrown Citadel raid. The citadel will be broken up into four sections, and all of them won't immediately be available when
We believe a staggered release of the content will allow players to experience Icecrown Citadel at a sustainable, measured, and ultimately more enjoyable pace.
Here's a list of the noteworthy points Daelo mentions in his post:
The Lower Spire will be the only section that is available initially.
Plagueworks will open several weeks later, followed by the Crimson Hall and Frostwing Halls.
Players may not attempt the Heroic 10/25-player encounters until they defeat the Lich King in the Normal 10/25-player encounters.
The Lich King may not be attempted until Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana'thel, and Sindragosa are defeated
Official Shadowmourne Preview!
2009/11/17 at 1:37 PM
Blizzard has posted a preview of
on the official website! It's got some awesome screenshots and some interesting lore info.
You may also be interested in checking out Shadowmourne's
The official Shadowmourne preview is right after the break!
Blue Pugs Round 3!
2009/11/16 at 10:14 PM
That's right, you get a third opportunity to go PUGging with a blue poster!
This one is
Wednesday, November 18th, at 4:00PM PST.
Since our first two tests went so well, we’d like to invite everyone out again for round 3! Come join the fun on the PTR and instead of getting the PUG blues, you could end up grouped with a blue. Members of the Development Team (including the encounter designers themselves), the QA team, and the Community Team will be on the PTR to test out the new dungeon system and want you to come join in the fun.
To have a chance to group up with one of us, just queue up for a random heroic through the Dungeon tool. We will be playing both Alliance and Horde and since the Dungeon tool allows players to group cross-server, it doesn’t matter which of the two PTR realms you join from.
Join us Wednesday 11/18/09 at 4:00pm PST.
A Hint At Even More Mr. T Commercials?
2009/11/16 at 6:01 PM
After poking around the
new advertising campaign
, we have found hints that the next 2 commercials released might be involving most excellent Mr. T.
Below are what might be the images for the next 2 commercials. You might be able to gleam an idea of what they might be about!
Nov 22 (speculated)
Nov 29 (speculated)
Mr. T Commercial #1 - Mohawk Grenade
2009/11/16 at 1:30 PM
The Night Elf Mohawk himself has infiltrated the game to hand out
to anyone who wants to pity a fool. Along with this comes a new ad campaign with new commercials featuring Mr. T himself.
Get Your Own Mohawk Grenade!
Night Elf Mohawks can be found outside of every starter zone, such as the Northshire Abbey in
and Deathknell in
. Each Mohawk Grenade lasts 1 day and when used on an unexpecting player grants them the
buff which lasts for 60 minutes and gives the player the face of a Night Elf Mohawk. Even after using them all up the Night Elf Mohawks will gladly give you more! An official F.A.Q. on the grenades has also been setup
You can watch the
and read the original post about this after the jump!
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