Images can win you some free WoW playtime.
WoWGuru is running a World of Warcraft image contest. The rogue who ganked you was writing this, maybe:
"WoWGuru is happy to present you with our very first contest. We will be giving away 11 60-day gametime card, absolutely free. All you have to do to enter is submit a screenshot or drawing (made or taken by you) to our newly created Image Gallery.
We will be giving away one (1) 60-day gametime card for each cateogry. The winners will be chosen by the highest score. Score will be calculated based on number of votes and the ratings received."
Darkmoon Faire, with our without the carnies.
Blizzard has unveiled information on Darkmoon Faires, which appears to be a sort of travelling vendor system for World of WarCraft. Fundamentalist leaders were quick to denounce everything, including the
"A gathering of the exotic from around the world and beyond, Silas Darkmoon has brought together the Darkmoon Faire as a celebration of the wondrous and mysterious found in Azeroth. While the Faire spends most of their time in parts unknown, they do stop from time to time in Mulgore and Elwynn forest. When the faire is on its way, barkers will stop by Orgrimmar and Ironforge to announce its arrival."
It's a battle and we've got a plan. Let's call it a Battle Plan.
Shane Dabiri, the lead producer of World of Warcraft has posted a Battle Plan. We crawled through the trenches on our bellies to discover that he maybe, just maybe wrote this:
"It has been over six months since World of Warcraft launched in North America, and we have seen much growth during that time. Just prior to launching in China last week, World of Warcraft had achieved a subscriber base of more than 2 million players worldwide. Thousands of new players around the world are joining the adventures in Azeroth each day, and the early signs from China are showing that World of Warcraft is proving to be very popular with players there as well."
Two million subscribers and one interview.
WorldofWar.net has an interview with the Blizzard development and it's all about, you guessed it, World of Warcraft. They may have written this:
"Are there any plans at Blizzard to create more individual avatar styles than there are available now? Could changes like new hairstyles, tattoos, scarring or equipment dye be worked into the current art and code?"
Shadowfang Keep Unplugged.
Our very own World of Warcraft team has produced a guide to Shadowfang Keep. They mentioned that they wrote this:
"Being a low level and small instance tactics are fairly easy to master in Shadowfang Keep.
At the beginning of the instance, go in to the room on the right of the entrance as there is no way to raise the gates, don’t bother trying. The monsters here are a low level and should be fairly easy to pull and kill. Continue up the stairs and down the passage to a locked door. If there’s a rogue in your party he can pick it, if not you’ll have to let out the prisoners that are down the stars to the left of the room you are in. Not sure why they are locked up if the have keys, but there you go. To release the prisoners pull the levers by their cell. Through the door is the courtyard."
The theme you have all been waiting for.
A World of Warcreaft XP theme has been created by Stardock. We think that they wrote this:
"Now you can enjoy the look and feel of World of Warcraft even when log out of the game, thanks to the specially designed World of Warcraft Windows XP desktop theme pack created by Stardock. Using Stardock's Object Desktop technology, the Worldof Warcraft theme pack changes your title bars, Start menu, icons, push buttons, borders, and much more to mirror the user interface from the game."
How many Night Elf rogues does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
World of Warcraft Battlegrounds has been given the once, twice, three times the charm treatment at GameSpy. They might have even written this:
"We've been to Warsong and Alterac and lived to tell the tale, now two of GameSpy's WoW PvP veterans relate their war stories."
WoW, another title for XBox 360?
Blizzard has been in contact with Microsoft to talk about putting World of Warcraft on XBox 360. 1UP has the scoop. We're nearly positive that they wrote this:
""We've been in contact with Microsoft...," said Paul Sams, vice president of business operations at Blizzard. "World of Warcraft was really built with a focus on PC, and while I think it certainly could get to Xbox, it's not something that at this moment we've decided to do.""
The WoW UI may someday be as good as the game. CUI arrives.
Blizzard has released their Custom User Interface (CUI) tool for your custom user interface pleasure. If you are technically inclined this may make your day. We're almost confident that they maybe wrote this:
"The World of Warcraft User Interface Customization tool allows users to tweak and customize the User Interface. We welcome our advanced users to download this free tool and explore the possibilies."