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  • Better get a canary.
    GamerGod's
    Jukaar has help for those of you wanting to be miners in World of Warcraft.

    Things you should know before choosing to become a Miner:
    If your primary profession is either Blacksmithing or Engineering, Mining
    is practically a prerequisite. Both professions require materials that can
    only be acquired through Mining. You could choose to not take up Mining as
    your second profession, but consequently you'll have to spend an inpractical
    amount of money on the materials you need to raise your Blacksmithing and
    Engineering.
    Mining is a great way to make money compared to some other professions. Unless
    you intend to take up Leatherworking, Mining is a good profession to consider.
    The only way to make large amounts of money through mining is by selling Arcane
    Crystals and Blood of the Mountain in the Auction House. Both items are extremely
    rare, however, and you shouldn't become a miner solely to farm them.

    There is quite a few handy tips divided into sections for easy reading. Enjoy!

    News
    Fri, Dec 23, 2005
    LadySirse
  • So the moral of this story is that if you cheat you're going to get your butt booted! does the boot all of those wretched pharmers dance

    In keeping with Blizzard's aggressive stance against cheating in World of Warcraft, we have permanently closed more than 18,000 accounts over the past three months for participating in activities that violate the game's Terms of Use.
    A majority of these accounts were found to be using third-party programs to farm gold and items. Such actions can severely impact the economy of a realm and the overall game enjoyment for all players.

    We will continue to actively monitor all World of Warcraft realms in order to protect the service and its players from the negative effects of cheating. Please note that selling World of Warcraft content, such as gold, items, and characters, can result in the permanent removal of the involved accounts from World of Warcraft.

    A portion of the account closures announced today came as the result of tips reported to our GMs in game or emailed to hacks@blizzard.com by legitimate World of Warcraft players. If you suspect that a World of Warcraft character is using an illegal third-party program to farm gold or items, or is otherwise violating our Terms of Use, please report the suspected infraction via one of the means listed above. All reports will be investigated, and those that prove false will not result in corrective action.

    Thank you for your continued support, and good luck with your adventures in Azeroth!

    -Blizzard Entertainment

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    News
    Thu, Dec 22, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Is there a single person out there that doesn't play WoW?
    I guess not- Shacknews
    reports that there are now a total of 5 million subscribers to WoW! Wow!

    For those of you keeping score at home. Blizzard Entertainment has just announced
    that they have now reached 5 million paying subscribers to World of Warcraft
    across the globe. In late July it was 3.5 million and then 4 million in late
    August. So 5 million is like, a lot more.
    IRVINE, Calif. – December 19, 2005 – Blizzard Entertainment,
    Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft®, its
    massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has surpassed five
    million customers worldwide. The subscription-based MMORPG launched approximately
    one year ago in North America, Australia, and New Zealand and has since released
    in multiple countries throughout Europe and Asia.
    So then... 5 million people paying roughly $12 - $15 per month would be $60
    - $75 million each month. Perhaps if they work really hard they get to gross
    over a billion dollars next year.

    News
    Mon, Dec 19, 2005
    LadySirse
  • Blizzard has announced that they have opened the new PVP server Gul'dan! Yay! Maybe I'll get PK'd less! Heh probably not I'm the worst PVP'er ever.

    But more exciting that even that is A New Contest Announcement!

    Are you an aspiring filmmaker? If so, you're in the right place! The World of Warcraft Movie Contest sponsored by Xfire is a great way for up-and-coming directors to show off their moviemaking skills. We're looking for players to create movies, set in Azeroth, in three main categories: Dance, Comedy, and Drama. The content requirements for the movies are open-ended, as long as they're created in game.

    This contest runs from December 14, 2005 to January 21, 2006. Five prizes, such as Xbox 360 Premium game consoles, XFX GeForce 7800 GTX video cards (PCI-Express), and Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum sound cards, will be awarded for each of the three categories listed above. In addition, 10 prizes will be awarded for special categories, including: Best Picture, Best Dialog, Best Editing, and Best Music.

    You'll have to click on that picture below the dialogue for rules and prizes. Good Luck!

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    News
    Thu, Dec 15, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • WoW: The Burning Crusade At CVG
    Are they on fire or something?
    CVG
    got a chance to drill the mind of Shane Dabiri about the upcoming expansion
    for World of Warcraft.
    Who is Shane Dabiri? Find out:

    What are you currently working on at the moment in the expansion?
    Shane Dabiri: As lead producer on the World of Warcraft team, I'm currently
    undertaking the exciting task of dividing and focusing our resources on the
    development of both the expansion set and on the continuing content development
    for the current game. This should help us streamline our efforts for 2006.
    What percentage of the content is geared toward players of all levels, and
    what percentage to only level 60 (and above with the level cap increase) characters?
    Shane Dabiri: As is traditional with MMO expansions, a large portion of the
    content will be geared toward characters in the range between the current
    maximum and new maximum levels, starting at around level 55. However, we do
    also plan to add content to better tie in the new races to the world, so players
    who choose to start as one of the new races will experience a great deal of
    new content up to about level 20.

    News
    Mon, Dec 12, 2005
    LadySirse
  • No Warmth For Blizzard
    The Armchair Empire
    reports on a lawsuit against Blizzard over another World of Warcraft death.

    The parents of a 13-year-old boy in China are suing Blizzard, creators of
    World of Warcraft, claiming that the boy jumped to his death attempting to
    recreate something that he saw in-game.

    News
    Thu, Dec 08, 2005
    LadySirse
  • You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Murloc, and Vixen...
    WoW Insider breaks the news on the first of the WoW holiday accoutrements, a reindeer mount!

    We have no idea what players will have to do to obtain this "pimp ride", but we're sure everybody will want one.

    Sleighing song? or "slaying" song? Click here to see the new reindeer mounts at WoW Insider!
    Other links of interest:

    News
    Wed, Dec 07, 2005
    Ethec
  • Paying $15 a month not to play a game.
    TGDaily has chatted with a World of Warcraft bot programmer. You too, can pay not to play a game.

    " Mercury told us that the primary purpose of WoWglider is to allow busy people to "level up" their characters. When he first started playing WoW, Mercury felt left behind because his friends were already at level 60 and he had little time to catch up. "I also wanted to get to 60 to come along on the instance runs, but I had no time to grind it out between work and social life." Many areas of the game are only available to higher level characters, so Mercury wrote WoWglider to accelerate his game. "

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Holiday cheer gets patched into World of Warcraft.
    Blizzard has their World of Warcraft servers down today to patch in some holiday hootinanny. Oh, and the big-time losers in the battlegrounds (or cheaters) no longer get any rewards.

    "Patch 1.8.4
    Battlegrounds

    • Battles must now last at least ten minutes after the start of the battle in order for the losing team to receive a Mark of Honor.

    World

    • New quests for the Feast of Winter Veil have been added! See your Smokywood Pastures customer service representative in Ironforge and Orgrimmar for more details!
    • The level of many of last year's Feast of Winter Veil quests have been adjusted so that reputation rewards are available in their full amount for players of all levels able to do them.
    • Fixed a bug with both versions of the quest "A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!" that was sending mail out immediately rather than on the intended delay.
    • In a startling discovery, Mistletoe sold on last year's vendors is now named "Fake Mistletoe". A Smokywood Pastures spokesman was quoted as saying, "Sorry, no refunds."
    • Some of the Southsea Dock Workers that were working under the boat should now be much more accessible to players.
    • Andre Firebeard no longer has a chance of dropping a Wastewander Water Pouch.
    • All OOX Distress Beacons are now multi-drop; everyone in a group should be able to receive one if it drops.
    • Fixed a bug with Oglethorpe Obnoticus' gossip where he was being much more familiar with strangers than he should have been.

    General

    • Various preparations added to the client for Patch 1.9. "
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Guidance for Anyone Who Needs It...
    MMORPGDot.com
    has World of Warcraft Guides for all the newbies out there!

    Thanks to WorldofWar.net for pointing out a stack of material they have for
    World of Warcraft - mostly guides but there are a couple of other articles
    at the end. Here's a list:

    A Noob's Guide to Playing Druids (PvP)

    A Noob's Guide to Playing Druids (PvE)

    Hunter\'s Guide to Duelling

    Guide to the Sunken Temple

    Guild Silliness article which looks at the highs and lows of guilds in WoW

    Heroes of WoW Chapter 15 Comic

    News
    Mon, Dec 05, 2005
    LadySirse
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