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  • Preciousssss pictures from Lord of the Rings Online.
    Some new Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar screenshots have been posted on the official site.
    You can view the Lord of the Rings Online Screenshots at The Official Site.

    Images, Media
    Fri, Jun 17, 2005
  • 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."


    Read the entire World of Warcraft Shadowfang Keep Guide at

    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
  • 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."


    Read all about the World of Warcraft XP Theme at The Official Site.

    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
  • 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."


    You can read the entire World of Warcraft - Battlegrounds After- Action Report at GameSpy.

    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
  • 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.""

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft for XBox 360 Article at 1UP.
    Even more World of Warcraft information is available at

    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
  • Dev Logs. Ren and Stimpy rejoice.
    A Pirates of the Burning Sea developer's log has been posted at the official site. It's possible that they wrote this:

    "It’s been a while since we’ve posted a devlog. But now that E3 is over and the dust has settled, we’re finally free to talk!
    And what better place to start than character creation?"

    You can read the entire Pirates of the Burning Sea Developer's Log at The Official Site.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jun 15, 2005
  • 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."

    You can read all about the World of Warcraft Custom User Interface Tool at The Official Site.

    Wed, Jun 15, 2005
  • Battlegrounds movies...Leeroy Jenkins is still teh win.
    Blizzard has posted a Warsong Gultch movie. We think that it's possible they wrote this:

    "This new gameplay trailer features two teams battling it out in Warsong Gulch in a capture-the-flag throwdown. Watch as the blue team powers its way to the all-important flag and brings it home. Is that a Tauren doing a victory dance?"

    You can download the World of Warcraft: Warsong Gultch movie at The Official Site.

    Video, Media
    Tue, Jun 14, 2005
  • 2 million players. 2 more tips.
    RPGVault has posted their World of Warcraft Tips #28. A friend of a friend said that they wrote this:

    "Comments on whether the Undead race is likely to suit you, plus insights on the Ragefire Chasm instanced dungeon."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Tips Article at RPGVault.
    You know you need more tips and we have thousands of them! Get over to

    Tue, Jun 14, 2005
  • Two million players. 1 million rogues.
    Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft has broken the two million paying subscribers mark. We're nearly certain that they wrote this:

    "IRVINE, California – 14 June, 2005 – Blizzard Entertainment® today announced that World of Warcraft&, the company's highly acclaimed subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has surpassed two million paying subscribers worldwide*. As the game's worldwide population continues to grow, so does the game itself: Blizzard recently introduced the highly anticipated player-vs.-player (PvP) Honor System and the game's first two Battlegrounds, Alterac Valley and Warsong Gulch. These new PvP battlefields offer a variety of fast-paced combat and some of the most valuable rewards yet seen in the game.
    "World of Warcraft continues to surpass all expectations as gamers around the world embrace it with overwhelming support," said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We want to thank our players for their incredible response, and we promise to continue supporting World of Warcraft with more updates and content. The new Battlegrounds are just the beginning of greater enhancements to come."
    World of Warcraft recently surpassed the two million mark for paying subscribers. Already the largest MMO in both North America and Europe, Blizzard expects to see even greater growth with the recent commercial launch in China on June 7, 2005. Anticipation for World of Warcraft was already at an all-time high in China, with peak concurrency during the open beta test topping 500,000 players, nearly equal to World of Warcraft's peak concurrency in all three current markets combined. Blizzard expects to see the new mark of two million subscribers shattered quickly with the arrival of players from China in the coming weeks.
    Later in the year, World of Warcraft will also launch in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
    Even as World of Warcraft debuts in new markets, Blizzard continues to develop new content to keep the game relevant and exciting for current and incoming players. The recent deployment of Battlegrounds illustrates Blizzard's commitment to enhancing the World of Warcraft experience for all its players worldwide. Additional Battlegrounds and more content updates are scheduled throughout the year and beyond."

    Are you one of the two million subscribers? Get yourself over to

    Tue, Jun 14, 2005
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