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New Blizzard Website!
2009/09/29 at 7:00 PM
Been to the
website lately? It has just been overhauled!
Here's the official announcement:
Welcome to the newly redesigned Blizzard.com! Featuring a brand-new design, this website is the focal point for all official Blizzard Entertainment news, press releases, and much, much more.
: The updated
includes links to our current projects as well as detailed information for all of our previously released games, including
, screenshots, concept art, wallpapers, and more.
: This section is all about Blizzard Entertainment as a company – it features our company profile,
, event information, and updated
: This is your first stop for all community
Tankard O' Terror Contest!
2009/09/25 at 6:40 PM
So Nethaera has dropped us a note to ask us to kindly inform you about a screenshot contest they're having!
Tankard O’ Terror Screenshot Contest
Brewfest is in full swing: the oompah band is playing, the pink elekks are running loose, and wolpertingers abound. To keep the celebration going long after the breweries close up shop and the tents come down, we’re giving away five genuine Tankard O’ Terror mug replicas from Taverncraft as prizes in our screenshot contest. Send us your best, funniest, and most amazing Brewfest screenshots and you could win.
For more information and contest rules please visit our
And the URL:
I'm pretty sure I'LL be entering this one, don't know about you. :P Good luck!
New Details on Cataclysm Dungeon
2009/09/15 at 11:20 AM
I realize I'm a
bit late on this, but I suppose it's better late than never, right?
Last night, Zarhym posted an
about an upcoming expansion whose details have been added to the
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
website. The dungeon will be known as
The Abyssal Maw
and is expected to have an ocean-like setting. The updated page has been linked below.
You can also find the announcement in its full entirety after the break.
Faction Changes Now Live!
2009/09/02 at 7:11 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally come!
For a mere $30, you two can tear down the walls between Alliance and Horde, and contribute to a more wholesome, unified Azeroth. Now is the time to reach across the aisle, and move towards a more perfect union!
The Splash Page on the Main Site
The Faction Change Page
So strange that we ever saw this day. Those of you have read certain
of mine may understand my dilemma...
Introducing World of Warcraft: The Magazine!
2009/08/22 at 7:52 PM
Looks like there will now be a new piece of Warcraft memorabilia for us to spend our money on --- a Warcraft magazine!
World of Warcraft is now coming soon to a mailbox near you! Each issue of the just-announced World of Warcraft: The Magazine will feature 148 pages of entertaining and insightful content about the game, including in-depth interviews, expert analysis, and player points of view. One year subscriptions are available for $39.95 USD, 34.95 Euros, or 29.95 Pounds. Check out the
for more information, or head over to the
to place an order.
Apparently a few things that we will see in the first issue are:
World of Warcraft's Fifth Anniversary -
An in-depth look at how the game has evolved over five years.
The lore behind the legendary weapon.
New Content Preview -
Exciting new challenges are coming!
And lots more!
Game Systems Panel
2009/08/22 at 3:26 PM
One of the panels many of us have been expecting today was the Game Systems one - panel about Guild Advancement (leveling & achievements), Path of the Titans, Mastery System, and rated battlegrounds. I am not going to waste your time with introductions - on with the show!
Fansite Summit Recap!
2009/08/20 at 6:57 PM
So now that I've gotten to sit back down at my computer and actually do some typing, I'm going to elaborate a little on some of the thoughts I mentioned in the previous
, and on
. I wasn't made for
—I talk too much. :(
I'm also posting the (admittedly meager) gallery of photos I managed to take, though the majority of the time we were restricted from using cameras.
The Return of Onyxia—Patch 3.2.2
2009/08/12 at 11:14 PM
will be making her return in Patch 3.2.2, scheduled to be released in honor of World of Warcraft's fifth anniversary!
To give you a basic rundown, Blizzard's plans are
into a level 80 raid, with both 10 and 25 man modes.
Changing the current loot to par with its level 60 version to a level 80 version. Presumably, there will be a loot table for both 10 and 25 man modes.
Adding a flying mount with 310% flying speed named
Reins of the Onyxian Drake
to the loot table. Modeled after Onyxia itself, the mount is expected to have a low drop rate.
Changing to the level of difficulty so that it scales from its difficulty at level 60 to level 80. This means those who enjoyed Onyxia's challenge should not see a change in difficulty—essentially, it just scales up to level 80!
But that's not all! Once the fifth anniversary of WoW begins, players who log on during this time will receive a limited edition pet named , similar to how players who logged on during the fourth anniversary received a
Baby Blizzard Bear
Ozzy Osbourne Rocks Blizzcon
2009/08/11 at 12:18 PM
Hail, brothers and sisters! If you are reading this, you are either just curious about what's going on (which is fine), or you have the fiery blood of one who listens to rock and metal. Which is even better for this announcement, for you are about to receive a grand facemelt.
Remember the Tauren Chieftains? Also known as Level 60 Elite Tauren Chieftains and L70ETC? The guys that show up at Blizzcon every now and then and perform a WoW-themed rock song like
I am Murloc!
? Well, if you liked them, chances you are going to like this - Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness, one who
challenged the Lich King
himself for that title... This very man is going to perform live on Blizzcon 2009! Links below, full announcement - after the break, as usual.
Blizzard Official Announcement
Q&A Crusaders' Coliseum + Isle of Conquest
2009/07/31 at 1:08 PM
Looks like the class Q&A were popular enough to make Blizzard create non-class Q&A as well :) I don't know about you, but I feel better seeing that all those questions we ask on the forums are being read, and some of them - even answered. Publicly.
This time it's a combined Q&A about the
(the new 5-, 10-, and 25-man dungeons) and the
Isle of Conquest
(the new Battleground).
I myself didn't find a terrible lot of new information in this Q&A, but it helps to see all those thing put together by somebody from Blizzard. Follow the link to the WoW-Europe forums, or read on to find out what
has to tell us:
Blizzard Responds to Extended Maintenance and Instance Problems
2009/07/27 at 4:44 PM
We all know the drill. Wake up late on Tuesday morning. Shower. Eat a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats. Go to work/school. And then whenever you get the time, log onto some site devoted to WoW and gripe about maintenance. And what's worse than maintenance? Extra-maintenance!
Well it looks like Blizzard has had a very good reason for it all—all that extended maintenance you've been experiencing is going to pay off! Basically, Blizzard has been looking into the problems that players have been experiencing with servers and instances and they are trying to fix these problems. The extended maintenance has been caused by this. Read the official Blizzard post
or check it out after the break!
Sam Raimi to Direct Warcraft Movie
2009/07/22 at 1:56 AM
So it looks like
was wrong, in his tongue-in-cheek prediction—it looks as though the Warcraft movie has a director—and it's
Here's the press release:
Especially interesting is the fact that
Ain't It Cool
picked up the story first, after which it was picked up by
, and only THEN did the
official press release
come out—and you may notice there's a typo in the title. Looks like the leak caught Blizzard a little off guard. ;)
o what do you guys think?
Good decision? Bad decision? Hopefully we'll have the chance to post an opinion piece on the subject this week.
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