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We're pleased to announce that registration for the 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass is now open!
Now is the time to get your teammates together and register for the most thrilling Arena competition World of Warcraft has to offer.
Participants will be fighting their way through the ladder ranks, testing their mettle against the best Arena players in World of Warcraft. Players that register for the Arena Pass will also be eligible to earn Murkimus, the Armored Murloc in-game pet, as a reward for participating. The top 1000 teams will also earn the exclusive "Vanquisher”" title for their live characters, proclaiming their puissant skill in battle for all the realm to see.
Don't forget, players that participate in this year's World of Warcraft Arena Pass will also gain exclusive access to a level-90 Arena Pass realm after the account is upgraded to the Mists of Pandaria expansion.
If you have any questions or would like more details, please read the FAQ, and remember to check back here for more updates.
2012 Arena Pass: Phases
The 2012 Arena Pass is split into several different phases. To help you gain a better understanding of how this year’s Arena Pass will unfold, you can find an explanation of the different phases in this article.
April 10 –May 22
During this period you can register for the North American 2012 Arena Pass Service. Registration will be closed outside of these dates.
April 24 – May 8
During this period you will be able to enjoy the Arena Pass Realm and practice your setup with your friends. Matches played during this phase will not count towards the pet and title prizes.
Ranked Ladder Phase 1
May 8 – May 22
All Arena Rating points will be set to zero when this phase begins. Ranked 3v3 matches played during this phase will count towards the pet and title prizes. If a player switches from one Arena Team to another, the Arena Team that the player joins will have their Arena Rating reduced by 150 points.
Ranked Ladder Phase 2
May 22 – June 5
Ranked 3v3 matches played during this phase will count towards the pet and title prizes. During the Ranked Ladder Phase 2 of the Arena Pass Service, players cannot switch Arena Teams.
Ranked 3v3 matches that count toward the pet and title prizes will start on May 8, 2012 (once the weekly maintenance has ended), and end June 5, 2012.
Please note that phases begin once weekly maintenance has finished on the dates specified, and end at the beginning of maintenance on the dates specified (unless stated otherwise).
By perculia on 2012/04/02 at 7:40 PM Pacific
By Ashelia on 2012/03/16 at 3:06 PM Pacific
We recently re-launched the World of Warcraft Scroll of Resurrection with new mounts, instant character boosts to level 80, free upgrades to Cataclysm for players who don’t own all the expansions, and much more. Today, we’d like to take a look at some of the finer points of this powerful new way to reconnect with your friends in Azeroth.
If your friend hasn’t played since December 2009 (or earlier), he or she will first need to upgrade to a free Battle.net account before you can send a Scroll. Just have your friend log in to Battle.net and follow the instructions to merge a World of Warcraft account to a free Battle.net account. Returning players may want to add an authenticator to their Battle.net accounts while they’re at it. Attaching an authenticator isn’t required for the Scroll of Resurrection promotion, but it’s always a good idea.
To be eligible to receive a Scroll, your friend must have previously subscribed to World of Warcraft for at least 30 days, and your friend’s account must have been inactive since March 4, 2012 or earlier. You can send a maximum of two Scrolls of Resurrection per day (one from within game, and one from within Battle.net), so choose your recipients carefully. Aside from this daily limit, there is no limit to the total number of Scrolls you can send, but all Scroll invitations expire if not claimed within 30 days.
The Scroll of Resurrection is for previous World of Warcraft subscribers. If you’re looking to recruit someone who has never played before, check out our Recruit a Friend program.
A little patience at first
Scrolls of Resurrection are sent out once a day in large batches, so it can take some time for your friend to receive it. Be patient!
How the rewards work
The Scroll of Resurrection provides your returning friends with an upgrade to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, a single character immediately boosted all the way to level 80, and seven days of free play time. Your friend also gains access to a free realm/faction transfer so the two of you can play together.
As a reward for inviting your friend back to the game, we are offering a free Spectral Gryphon for Alliance characters or a Spectral Wind Rider for Horde characters, which you’ll receive once your resurrected friend purchases at least 30 days of game time. You’ll find your beautifully translucent reward mount(s) waiting for you in the Battle.net Account Management site, under “Referrals & Rewards -- History/Status.”
Get ‘em while they’re hot
The Scroll of Resurrection is a limited promotion. We’ll let you know well in advance of its expiration, but don’t wait to take advantage of this opportunity. Click here to start sending Scrolls of Resurrection and bring your friends back to Azeroth!
We were simply blown away when we saw the final painted prototype of Sideshow Collectibles’ Arthas Menethil statue on our recent trip to their Thousand Oaks facility.
Blizzard Entertainment and Sideshow Collectibles are proud to announce this incredible new polystone statue that perfectly captures the former paladin’s icy terror. Meticulously sculpted by fine artist Brian Fay (whose body of work includes the Headless Horseman and Arthas deluxe figures from DC Direct) this museum-quality maquette realizes the Lich King as never before at a massive 19 inches (482 mm) high, atop a glacier-blue base. Hand-painted, frosted, and finished with unique edition numbers, Arthas represents just the first in an as-of-yet undisclosed new series of collectible offerings for 2012 and beyond.
To see more images of the final piece or to pre-order the limited edition collectible (shipping Winter 2012 at a suggested retail price of $349.99), head on over to Sideshow's website.
By Ashelia on 2012/03/06 at 6:24 PM Pacific
By perculia on 2012/03/06 at 4:56 PM Pacific