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Welcome back to the World of Warcraft Weekly report here at Ten Ton Hammer. It's been awhile since the last one since - let's face it, there hasn't been much to report on. We're back now that Wrath of the Lich King is powering up and we'll be coming at you each week with the latest WoW news and content here at Ten Ton Hammer.
As a special "gift" to those of you who have subscribed we'll be attempting to get you a newsletter only screenshot gallery. You can email me ([email protected]) to give reconmendations on what you'll like to see and I'll deliver. To kick things off this week is a screenshot gallery of New Agamand, a Forsaken city. I'll try to get every screenshot you demand into a new gallery each week or if no one speaks up come with something of my own.
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This week and the week before have mostly seen the relentless pursuit of the golden tickets. Everyone is scrambling to buy as many choclate bars as they can for the chance to enter Willie Wonkas Chocolate Factory. Errr, wrong story folks but what Im going on about is something similar. BlizzCon tickets went on sale and sold out at a lightning fast speed and people are still clambering to get into the lottery in order to get a second chance at buying some. Were talking a convention that Ive personally seen and can estimate that there are at least ten to fifteen thousand in attendance.
Those of you who do want to attend are probably already forever banned from this prestigious event. The lottery is just that, a rare chance at winning a trip to be part of something. Youve got to have a Blizzard Account which is different than a World of Warcraft account. The blizzard account is the account you use to purchase things from the Blizzard store. So if you registered an account with the Blizzard shop before 9 P.M. PDT on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 then you can opt-in. Theyve got 1,500 tickets to give out and no telling how many people want to go.
If you missed registering an account in time or arent lucky enough to be chosen in the lottery then there are a few things you can do. DirecTV is offering a pay-per-view event that will be offered live (with reruns I imagine) for a fee. You also get the awesome mount that involves bears and murlocs. What more could you ask for?
That a no-go for you? Want to see it live? Well you can stay tuned to Ten Ton Hammer and we might have a contest in the future. I have no authority to say if we will or wont, but if I were to guess I would say that there would be a good chance of it. Even if we dont host a contest for BlizzCon tickets then well be there covering the event and bringing back all of the details that you want.
Remember that BlizzCon this year is going to be big and its going to be full of information and games. Those of you who are avid World of Warcraft gamers are probably already ready to hear more about Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 and lets not even mention the rumor about the unannounced MMORPG that Blizzard may or may not be announcing.
Those of you who enjoyed Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy may want to look out for Warcraft: Legends. I enjoyed the three sunwell trilogy books and am looking forward to picking up a copy of legends in the near future. If youre interested in manga then its something to look out for.
In a little bit of off-beat news, Blizzard has pretty much dominated the PC sales market. We all know that PC gaming is a staggering industry that is only being kept alive with console ports and steam but right now Blizzard holds five of the top ten best selling games for the first week of August. Topping the charts is the World of Warcraft Battlechest and the other four are WoW: The Burning Crusade, Diablo Battle Chest, World of Warcraft, and the Warcraft III Battlechest. Special thanks to WorldofWar.net for telling the Internet about this.
We will see you next week. Be sure to get any of your beta questions and screenshot requests off to me at [email protected].