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  • Burning Crusade Interview

    Pro-G has posted an interview Jonathan LeCraft. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn about the Burning Crusades.

    It's been a momentous week for US developer Blizzard. On Monday the studio announced it had surpassed the eight million subscription mark for its insanely popular MMO World of Warcraft in an attempt to drum up interest in the release of what is probably the biggest game expansion ever: The Burning Crusade.

    And now, after thousands queued long into the cold winter night to get their mitts on the game at midnight openings across the world, millions of Warcraft players are enjoying the new continent of Outland and embarking on the long journey to level 70.

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    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jan 18, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Blizzard's Jon LeCraft and Itzik Ben Bassat talk WoW, expansions, console MMORPGs and what's in store next.

    IGN has posted an interview with Jon LeCraft and Itzik Ben Bassat. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn.

    Tucked away in a hotel basement, somewhere deep in Central London, we probed Itzik Ben Bassat, Blizzard's vice president of business development, and The Burning Crusade game designer Jon LeCraft on the success of WoW so far, the challenges of catering to a massively diverse user base, plus the compatibility of consoles and MMORPGs. Of course, we also tried to eke out what's in store for both Blizzard and World of Warcraft. Eyes down for more.

    The full interview is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jan 17, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Interview with Jeff Kaplan

    FiringSquad recently had a chance to sit down with Jeff Kaplan. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn.

    It's the biggest MMORPG in terms of worldwide subscribers ever made and tomorrow (or late tonight if you got to the midnight launches) Blizzard releases their first commercial expansion pack to World of Warcraft, titled Burning Crusade. Could this be the biggest PC game of the year? FiringSquad got a chance to ask questions to one of the game designers at Blizzard, Jeff Kaplan, to get the last work on Burning Crusade before its launch.

    The full interview is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jan 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • The Burning Crusade Updated Hands-On - A Tour of the New Outland Region

    Gamespot has updated their hands on tour of the Burning Crusades. Don't miss a thing, keep reading to learn more.

    Release day for The Burning Crusade, the much-anticipated add-on to the blockbuster massively multiplayer role-playing game World of Warcraft, is drawing near, and Blizzard has now finished fine-tuning the expansion's various new factions, zones, and instances. Following on from our last hands-on preview, we take one final look over what could be another momentous event for online games.

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    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jan 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New Preview

    Atomicgamer took some time to give us their thoughts on the upcoming Burning Crusades expansion to World of Warcraft.

    And the real-life atmosphere surrounding this expansion is a little different than what we saw two years ago when WoW was only just released. Gamers are rabidly anticipating the chance to go out, explore this new world of Outland, and level up their characters to the new maximum level: 70. But TBC isn't only made for the people who "raid" every single night, getting newer and more powerful gear. They've added two new races to the game: the Alliance gets the beefy Draenai race who have crash-landed on the planet of Azeroth due to the Burning Legion's arrival, and the Blood Elves are a new Horde race that used to once be the High Elves.

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    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jan 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Burning Crusade Preview #2

    FiringSquad has posted their second look at the upcoming Burning Crusade expansion for World of Warcraft.

    First off, the entry to the new areas of the game is through the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands. Now, instead of having the whole area infested with demons, there's a base camp for the Alliance and Horde. Of course, the other side of that gate is where all the new content lays waiting. Once you go through that gate, the new adventure begins.

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    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jan 11, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Maestro of 'Warcraft' on 'directing' players

    The Hollywood Reporter posted an interview with Blizzard's VP of Game Design, Rob Pardo.

    In the two years since "WoW" was released in November, 2004, the game has managed to nab a 53% world market share, which translates to well over $1 billion in revenue. As Blizzard's vp of game design, Rob Pardo is the man ultimately responsible for making it happen. Which is why, this year, "Time" magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the interview.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Interview with Aaron Cohen

    MMORPG.com had a chance to sit and talk to Aaron Cohen, a producer of Ultima Online recently. Keep reading to find out what they were able to learn.

    MMORPG.com: The 9th Anniversary Edition of Ultima Online can be found in stores. Can you talk a bit about what you were trying to accomplish with it and how it has been received on your servers?

    Aaron Cohen: Our anniversary products are meant to do two things: 1) Keep UO on store shelves so new players can easily get into the game, and 2) Give existing UO fans a commemorative edition with lots of in-game value, but which isn't a "mandatory to play" purchase like an expansion pack.

    So far, the response has been great. We've seen trial subs go up and players who bought the pack seem very happy with the more than 50 gift items they could choose from.

    Read the rest of the interview and then let us know your thoughts in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Dec 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Hit or Miss?

    GamerZines has posted their preview of the Burning Crusades. You'll want to see what they have to say about the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion.

    World of Warcraft is quite popular, apparently. So the developers have this expansion pack that a few people will probably be interested in.

    OK, we can't type any more with a straight face. The Burning Crusade is of course the most hotly anticipated expansion to the unbelievably huge World of Warcraft. Raising the level cap to 70, introducing new races, new quests, new areas and so much more, The Burning Crusade is so close and yet so achingly far away still.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the preview.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Dec 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Burning Crusade Uncovered

    IGN has posted a preview of Wow's upcoming expansion, Burning Crusades.

    With the level cap being raised from 60 to 70, you can forget you have to eat actual food all over again. With the grind to 70 likely to take at least a couple weeks for even the most hardcore players, it's quite exceptional that Blizzard has managed to keep it feeling fresh. This is in no small part thanks to many creative new talents, special abilities and spells that you gain as you progress.

    Read the rest of the preview and then head over to our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site to read our take on this expansion.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Nov 30, 2006
    LadySirse
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