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The Expansion Agenda—Where To Begin?
2010/08/19 at 6:36 PM
In 2006, when the release of the Burning Crusade was not too far away, I remember feeling rushed to level my paladin to the level cap before it was raised. I didn't think I'd manage to make it in time, but luckily for me I did, and with very little time to spare. In retrospect, this was also a bad thing, too, because by that time almost everyone had very little need or interest to go to instances like
, which I needed to do for the quest chain to get the
. Despite the setback, I was ready for the Burning Crusade expansion like most other people, and couldn't wait to start leveling my paladin again.
And then came the day of the expansion's release. As soon as I picked up my preordered copy of the Burning Crusade, I remembered thinking, "Forget my paladin, I want to play the new races!" That's right, the level 60 paladin into which I had put countless hours of work was abandoned because of a brand new Draenei Shaman on my character list. I spent a month or so leveling my shaman before I finally realized that all the time that I had put into my new shaman should have been used on my paladin instead.
WTB Time to Play WoW!
2010/02/16 at 12:28 PM
There is some unexplainable satisfaction I get from having a productive and meaningful day, even on those really long, dreadful days. But, for me, once all my work is done, all I want to do is go home and relax without having to worry about any work other than the typical daily housework. That would be so nice if every day was like that, but in reality, what is supposed to be my "free time" after a long day will, more often than not, delayed by more work that needs to be done.
I don't remember the last time I was able to devote
of my free time to World of Warcraft. In fact, the last time I've played the game was over six months ago. I probably haven't made any real progress, like leveling my 77 paladin to 80, since before then. Maybe it's because I've had less and less free time over the last several months, but it's not like the amount of free time I have now is scarce.
Looking Back at 2009 and Forward to 2010
2010/01/02 at 1:36 AM
Here we are, folks, right before the start of not only a new year but also a new decade. Hopefully, next year will provide us with new opportunities, new inventions, maybe even new resolutions—although, on second thought, I've really yet to meet someone dedicated to carrying out a New Year's resolution—and hopefully more happiness to everyone around the world.
Today we should take some brief time to look back on the year 2009, and take a moment to remember all the changes in our lives. It could be something as simple as getting a car. Or maybe you have a memory from something WoW-related, be it inside or outside the game itself.
What is your best memory of 2009?
Remember, you can include something WoW-related! And
what are you looking forward to when 2010 comes?
I've included a reflection of my own here, as well as one of
's. If you're interested in seeing the reflections, they are immediately after the break. :)
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.
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!
Blizzard Authenticators: Are They Worth It?
2009/11/13 at 1:39 AM
The Authenticator is an excellent tool that keeps unwanted hackers out of your account through a nearly infallible method. However, this device also has the potential to cause a
of inconvenience for the account holder, oftentimes more trouble than it would cause for a hacker. I can say from this personal experience because I’ve gone through it twice already. After the second incident, it really made me reconsider whether or not the Authenticator was worth the hassle.
The first time happened was when I went on a trip to Northern California.
Battle.net Mandatory Starting Nov. 11 (US) / Nov. 12 (EU)
2009/10/11 at 1:55 AM
UPDATE – 12 Oct:
It looks like Blizzard employees have no doubt made it clear the merges will be mandatory starting next month. Players on North American servers will need to merge their accounts before
, and players on EU servers will need to merge their accounts before
if they have not done so already. The threads are located
We all know this day was coming, but we didn't know exactly
it would happen until now: You will need to merge your WoW account in order to access it before November 11th/12th, or else your account will be inaccessible. This report came directly from Boubouille on
, and the source came directly from
EU Blizzard's Battle.net FAQ
The quoted FAQ and article come right after the break!
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.
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Addiction King!
2009/09/02 at 2:58 PM
Once upon a time, there was a Wowhead user who had a hard time managing his schoolwork because of World of Warcraft. But, as he had been playing WoW for over three years, he was reluctant to cancel his subscription. After a week of contemplation, he finally found enough strength to cancel. He even e-mailed Malgayne to have his Wowhead account banned too, hoping it would help his attempt to quit WoW.
The account’s next billing payment had been due in a week, so he figured that it would be a good time to cancel the recurring subscription. After that week had passed it was official: his WoW account was no longer active and his Wowhead account was banned until his return. Unfortunately, this did not stop him from continuing to read both the official forums and Wowhead’s forums. The urge to resubscribe was growing bigger by the day, but this user was determined to quit anything WoW-affiliated altogether until he could get his life back under control.
Fast forward to sixteen days after his WoW account became frozen. He was home sick and had nothing to do, and he was starting to feel better that day. With just WoW on his min
New Expansion Info on MMO-Champion!
2009/08/14 at 7:53 PM
has just posted an announcement with all of the currently known information about the upcoming expansion:
World of Warcraft - Cataclysm!
considered speculation, as it has not been officially confirmed by Blizzard, but Boubouille at MMO-Champion doesn't usually post something unless he's pretty sure and so far he's rarely been wrong. Some of the recently-gathered information includes: the new
(you'll be surprised!), as well as new
You can read the entire thread
Do you think this is going to be the big announcement Blizzard plans on releasing at Blizzcon 2009?
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
Wowhead Weekly Review (August 2 - August 8)
2009/08/11 at 8:23 PM
The twenty-second Wowhead Weekly Review is hot off the press. Get it while it lasts!
Please do not hesitate to share your feedback about the WWR here as well. :)
Opinions presented in the Wowhead Weekly Review are not necessarily those of Wowhead.com or its staff members.
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