World of Warcraft News

  • Frap it and strap it.
    Blizzard has announced the BlizzCon Movie Contest, sponsored by NVIDIA and doling out NVIDIA 6800 graphics card to the winners. Steven Spielberg refused to comment on whether he would be entering the movie contest, but he did say this:

    " We're proud to announce our official BlizzCon World of Warcraft Movie Competition, sponsored by NVIDIA! To enter, all you need to do is create a movie using in-game footage and combine it with music from any of our past games. We're accepting submissions beginning Thursday, September 8, which means you have plenty of time to create movie-magic! Five winners will receive an NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 Ultra, two tickets to BlizzCon, and much more. Details on how to submit your World of Warcraft movie will be announced when we begin accepting submissions. Good luck! "

    You can read all about the BlizzCon Movie Contest at the Official Site.
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    Fri, Sep 09, 2005
  • World of Warcraft Servers Trouble Europe.
    The continued problems with the European World of Warcraft servers have prompted Blizzard to compensate the players. European players were unavailable for comment, apparently all playing on the servers that work, but we did track down one troubled Frenchman who told us:

    " As European World of Warcraft players grow increasingly frustrated with the lagging issues that continue to plague many servers, developer Blizzard has pledged to compensate players for their trouble.
    "Two days' compensation will be offered to everyone, even those who remain unaffected by the problems," a Blizzard spokesperson told Eurogamer.
    "In addition, everyone will receive level one and a half extra rest so they level up quicker." "

    You can read about the European World of Warcraft Server Problems at Eurogamer.
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    Thu, Sep 08, 2005
  • Blizzard Boasts Battleplan
    Shane Dabiri, the Lead Producer on World of Warcraft has posted the World of Warcraft Battleplan Vol. 2 on the official forums. 2,579 undead rogues immediately ganked the battleplan and announced:

    " Since the last World of Warcraft Battle Plan, much has happened in the Warcraft universe. We’ve launched Blackwing Lair, the highest level dungeon in the game, we launched World of Warcraft in China and Singapore with great success, and work continues on adding even more content for our players.

    BlizzCon is quickly approaching, and we're preparing the lineup of programs, dev chats, and the concert to be held at our inaugural event. I’m very happy to announce that we'll have the first public showing of the expansion for World of Warcraft at BlizzCon. Attendees will be able to view the work that is going into the project and hear some of the eagerly awaited details. To those of you who won’t be able to make it to the show, please keep an eye out for the game magazines that will be hitting newsstands right around BlizzCon, because some of them will feature in-depth articles on the expansion with plenty of information about how World of Warcraft will be evolving.

    For this Battle Plan, we want to take the opportunity to look ahead to what our players can expect in the coming months leading up to BlizzCon and the expansion announcement.

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Battleplan Volume 2 at The Official Site.
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    Thu, Sep 08, 2005
  • World of Warcraft, the 800 pound gorilla of games.
    The N.Y. Times has posted an article discussing whether the huge success of World of Warcraft has helped or hurt the overall industry. LIVE from New York, it's an article we like:

    " The online game World of Warcraft has become such a success that it is now prompting a debate about whether it is helping or hurting the overall industry. "

    You can read the entire Conquerer in a War of Virtual Worlds article at the N.Y. Times. [Registration Required]

    Tue, Sep 06, 2005
  • WoW's new honors ranking page is simply gank-o-tastic!

    Yep, now you can check on your pwn-age and show it off to your friends on other servers. Like you really needed any encouragement!

    We're pleased to bring you a new dynamic web section titled Player vs. Player rankings. You can now look up the rankings for your realm and your faction (Horde or Alliance) on the web site. These listings are updated weekly. We hope this new feature makes your player vs. player experience more enjoyable. Look for more upcoming dynamic web features in the future.

    Check out the new World of Warcraft PvP Ranking page.

    Thu, Sep 01, 2005
  • Our Alterac Valley tip is don't die.
    Blizzard has posted a page of World of Warcraft tips for Alterac Valley. Our calls to Vin Diesel were sent to voice-mail. Strangely, the voice-mail message was this:

    " Here are some tips that we hope will give you a better experience in Alterac Valley. This is a very involved Battleground and it can take time to learn how everything works. If you have any questions, be sure to read the various Aterac Valley information pages we have created. "

    You can read entire World of Warcraft Tips For Alterac Valley at The Official Site.
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    Tue, Aug 30, 2005
  • Succubus Spanks WoW Kiddie. Film at 11:00.
    Kid busted by WoW Playing Mommy is an article up on Joystiq. MAWP, Mothers Against WoW Players has delivered a press release that goes something like this:

    "Blizzard’s World of Warcraft is the biggest MMORPG ever. So big, in fact, that everyone and his mother is playing it… literally. "

    You can read the entire Kid busted by WoW Playing Mommy article at Joystiq.

    Wed, Aug 17, 2005
  • Now the twist on Big Brother 6. Blizzard will be entering the house.
    ZDNet is reporting on the current hub-bub over Blizzard deploying system scanning software with World of Warcraft. Tom Cruise arrived at HQ this morning wearing his Mission Impossible gear and a wide grin. He may or may not have had this to say:

    " A number of "World of Warcraft" players are up in arms over software being used by the game's publisher to scan users' computers for hacks prohibited under its terms of service. "

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Hacking Article at ZDNet.
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    Mon, Aug 15, 2005
  • 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.

    Fri, Aug 12, 2005
  • 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.
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    Fri, Aug 05, 2005
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