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A Look at WotLK Progression Statistics
2010/05/20 at 5:52 PM
from the Rawrcast tipped me off to an article they had up on their
that takes a look at progression statistics for WotLK.
I thought this was really interesting to look at—it tracks how quickly people progressed through the starting content in WotLK versus how quickly they progressed through ICC, and what percentage of players are actually completing the content, and draws some interesting conclusions about what we can expect to see in Cataclysm.
The article is here:
Some Celestial Steed Numbers
2010/04/15 at 6:07 PM
So I was speaking with
, who has been doing some math about the release of the
mount pictured to the right.
His friend entered the queue for a mount, and at the time the queue was at almost exactly 100k, and the stock ticked from 91% to 90% as he watched. When it ticked down to 89%, there were 46k in the queue. That's around 54,000 mounts for every 1% of the total stock—or, I would guess, about 5 million total mounts.
So this means that every 1% of the stock, they've sold 50k mounts at $25 a piece. That's $1,250,000. At the time of this writing the queue was at 88%—making that $15,000,000 so far—
and that's just in the United States.
Icecrown Citadel Raid Buff Increased to 10%
2010/03/30 at 1:54 PM
The raid buffs that
at the beginning of the month for
have been increased in this morning's maintenance. Originally set to increase damage, healing, absorption effects and health by 5%,
Strength of Wrynn
have now been increased to
Now that the first increase in the buff is now active we have an idea of how often the buff will increase. Expect the next increase (15%) on
, which is four weeks from today.
Tom Chilton Interview: Possible Raid Boss Before Cataclysm
2010/02/18 at 7:01 PM
published yesterday an interview with Tom Chilton, game director for World of Warcraft, looking back on the Wrath of the Lich King expansion.
They talk about how what classes we might have seen instead of Death Knights, graphical improvements, PvP, why Ulduar was chosen and even a brief discussion of the content patch between now and and Cataclysm.
Hint: It just might be a
single-boss encounter in the Ruby Sanctum
, inside Wyrmrest Temple!
For the final question, there’s been some rumors going around and I wanted to clear them up. You guys have wrapped up the main Lich King storyline. Icecrown is out there, which you guys have said is the final major raid for this expansion. But there are some rumors that there might be another content patch of some
Blizzard and Upper Deck Parting Ways
2010/02/12 at 8:10 PM
As some of you may have heard on other sites, such as
are not renewing the contract for Upper Deck to produce the trading card game cards. This is a big change as Upper Deck is one the biggest distributors of TCG that I can think of. Blizzard has said they will continue forward with the TCG and are continuing to look forward.
Now onto a little speculation! From what I noticed and have heard about around the water cooler (You didn't know we had a water cooler?) is that Blizzard likes to do things in-house. Compared to when Blizzard and Upper Deck first launched the WoW TCG, Blizzard has received a lot of experience in the TCG arena and they may have decided it's time to bring the project under their own umbrella. This would mean Blizzard would begin printing the cards and distributing it themselves and would have more freedom in how to handle things.
You can read the post by Blizzard regarding this after the break.
BlizzCon 2010 Tentatively Scheduled for October
2010/02/03 at 3:40 PM
that one of their readers has stumbled upon dates at the Anaheim Convention Center's
that are listed as
. The dates are listed as October 22nd and 23rd, 2010.
These dates have not officially been announced yet by Blizzard so don't go making plans just yet.
Update: The dates have been removed from the calendar's website.
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