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  • The Arathi Basin Makes Handwashing Fun.
    Blizzard has posted a preview page covering the upcoming Arathi Basin Battleground instance. Crop circles in Russian wheat fields spelled out the following message:

    " Arathi Basin, located in Arathi Valley, is a fast and exciting Battleground. The Basin itself is rich with resources and coveted by both the Horde and the Alliance. The Forsaken Defilers and the League of Arathor have arrived at Arathi Basin to wage war over these natural resources and claim them on behalf of their respective sides. "

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft - Arathi Basin Preview at The Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Aug 12, 2005
    Boomjack
  • 500 hours to level 60 in WoW.
    GamerGod has posted part three of their WoW Advancement Guide. Erik Lindros signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Neither of the two hockey fans left heard him say this:

    "This is part three of the Gamergod guide to World of Warcraft (WoW) for
    new players. In this part we are going to talk about leveling up, the
    talent system, and the different modes of gameplay; or in short,
    everything to do with character advancement."

    You can read the entire WoW Advancement Guide at GamerGod.

    News
    Fri, Aug 12, 2005
    Boomjack
  • EB Gamers Choice. That and $1 will get you a coffee.
    The G-Phoria awards are over and done with World of Warcraft the only MMOG winning any hardware. Vin Diesel plays a Tauren Paladin in World of Warcraft, the only cross alliance character in the game:

    "G4 - videogame tv - tonight announced the winners of the 3rd annual "G-Phoria" awards - The Mother of All Videogame Award Shows. The esteemed winners, chosen by fans who cast more than 1 million votes online and via text message, joined Hollywood's hippest celebs and VIP guests at the Los Angeles Center Studios to celebrate. Hosted by Wilmer Valderrama and featuring musical performances by the Black Eyed Peas and The Bravery,..."

    You can read the entire G-Phoria Winners' List at The Official Site.

    Thu, Aug 11, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Patch Reviews. Next, twinkle in their eye reviews.
    GamersInfo.net has posted a review of World of Warcraft after the 1.6 patch. Vin Diesel is able to patch his own injuries in seconds, making him invulnerable:

    "World of Warcraft (or WoW for short) is a Massively Multiplayer Online RolePlaying Game or MMORPG. This means that you play on one (at a time, at least) of a number of servers with thousands of people on at the same time. That's the first choice you have in WoW: what type of server you want to play on."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft 1.6 Review at GamersInfo.net.

    Reviews
    Thu, Aug 11, 2005
    Boomjack
  • WoW for Noobs.
    GamerGod has posted the second part of their World of Warcraft Guide for New Players. Seriously though, how much easier can a game get? Sure there are some new players who maybe have zero clue, but guesh folks. If you can't play WoW out of the box it's time to head back to watching Gilligan's Island re-runs:

    "This is part two of the Gamergod guide to World of Warcraft (WoW) for new players. In this part we are going to talk about quests. Quests are a major feature of WoW; they serve as a guide leading you through the game. There are over 4,000 of them in the game, and you can level from 1 to 60 doing nothing but quests if you like."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Guide at GamerGod.
    Dozens of guides are yours for free at WoW.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Fri, Aug 05, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Got talent? Prove it!
    As previewed with the new hunter talents, Blizzard has released their talent calculator for all classes.

    "As previewed last week, our new talent calculator
    is up and available for all classes! Plan out your character's future
    specialization or experiment with different possibilities -- the tools
    are at your fingertips! Be sure to check it out!"

    This link will take you to the Warrior talent calculator, but all talent calculators are available in their respective forum categories. Thanks Lopsided!

    News
    Thu, Aug 04, 2005
    Ethec
  • It's not every day that game patch notes include the word "macs".
    Blizzard has posted the Patch 1.6.1 notes for World of Warcraft. The word rouge is still being used for rogue, but some of the fixed include:

    "General

    • Spell casting is no longer interrupted when leaving combat.

    Warriors

    • Improved Shield Block - Fixed a bug where Rank 3 of the talent was not granting the extra block.
    • Bloodthirst - Damage bonus increased to 40% of attack power.

    Items

    • The Oil of Immolation effect is no longer affected by bonuses to spell damage from items."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft 1.6.1 Patch Notes on the Official Site.

    News
    Wed, Aug 03, 2005
    Boomjack
  • You no likey da realm? Try a different realm!
    Some new character transfer options are available to WoW players on 3 popular servers. My dwarven hunter found himself squashed in a battleground area by a horde of tauren that chose this as their battle chant:

    "High Pop Realms (Origin) -> Low Pop Realms (Destination)

    Blackrock (PvP) -> Bloodscalp (PvP)

    Deathwing (PvP) -> Stormscale (PvP)

    Icecrown (PvE) -> Azjol-Nerub (PvE)"

    Click here for more info on transferring characters between realms. (registration required)

    News
    Tue, Aug 02, 2005
    Ethec
  • Razorfen Kraul - where you and your best buddies go to die.
    TenTonHammer.com has released a guide to the World of Warcraft instance, Razorfen Kraul. Run, don't kraul to the guide:

    "Razorfen Kraul is a mid-level instance and fairly small, it takes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on party level and skill. With all upper level characters it can be finished in less than 40 minutes."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft - Razorfen Kraul Guide at WoW.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Tue, Aug 02, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Virtual fishing, because real life gets in the way of gaming.
    Blizzard has posted a Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza Preview on the official World of Warcraft site. Show up with your virtual Mitchell spinning reel, your virtual Shakespeare Ugly Stick rod, and your Berkeley soft-baits and win some virtual somethingorother:

    "The Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza is a grand new event set along the coasts of Stranglethorn Vale. Early in the day, friendly neighborhood goblins will visit Ironforge and Orgrimmar to inform aspiring anglers of the grand tournament and give instructions. At the appropriate time, the shout will ring out across Stranglethorn to bait your hooks and cast your lines!
    Will you be the master fisherman that gathers the necessary amount of tastyfish to win the grand prize? Can you reel in the right fish to receive some of famous Nat Pagle's fabulous fishing equipment? Will the Lucky Fishing Hat make its triumphant return onto the heads of anglers everywhere? You'll soon find out!"

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft - Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza Preview at the Official Site.

    Tue, Aug 02, 2005
    Boomjack
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