Cross server battlegrounds, when death-coiling the locals just isn't enough any more.
Blizzard has thrown up their look ahead to Patch 1.12 for World of Warcraft. Also in the works are a rogue revamp, hopefully changing the many typos of rouge to rogue automatically and World PvP.
" For the first time in the history of World of Warcraft, you will be able to face off against players from other realms in the Battlegrounds. Coming in patch 1.12 are cross-realm PvP Battlegrounds, linking Alterac Valley, Warsong Gulch, and Arathi Basin so that players from several realms will be combined into one huge matchmaking pool. Replenish your mana, sharpen your blades, and get ready for some brand-new challengers! "
You can read the World of Warcraft patch notes for 1.12 at the official site.
Patch 1.11 now available for download here at Ten Ton Hammer!
The scourge are invading and the patcher is giving you a fit! Worry not, we have patch 1.11 now available from download here on our speedy servers. Getting you to fighting the evil undead invaders even faster!
Stormwind, known by many as 'the last bastion of humanity", is a
noble and proud city that's the current captial for the Human race.
Known for its scenic beauty and marvellous citadel, Stormwind provides
all the comforts any member of the Alliance could ask for. Get to know
this city more in Ten Ton Hammer's latest guide, which gives quest
info, a map, and a little bit of history behind this valiant city.
"Standing proud in the grassy hills of Elywnn Forest, Stormwind towers
over the area as a beacon of hope and prosperity for the Human race.
Many consider Stormwind as the last bastion of Human power within the
eastern kingdoms since it's the last major Human city still standing."
In a bi-monthly series, the team at Stratics has posted the results of their Q and A with the develiopers of World of Warcraft.
Q. When designing quests do you use usability testing to see how different cultures would interpret them? - Douglas Meinhardt from the Uldum realm.
A. Localization and usability are one of our top priorities when we design quests.We have dedicated localization teams who translate game content for each region. When something is found to be off color or unidentifiable, they make changes to insure that the text works in that particular region.
We have a brand new guide out today detailing the battleground,
Alterac Valley. Ever wondered how this battleground worked but found
few details? Well wonder no more! Our guide goes over, in detail, all
of the aspects of Alterac Valley and various strategies and tactics to
help you save the day for your team!
"Alterac Valley (or AV) is a sprawling 40 Alliance vs. 40 Horde
instanced battleground for levels 51 through 60. The battleground
hosts a battle between the Horde's Frostwolf Clan and the Alliance's
Stormpike Expedition. Players fight over various graveyards, towers,
and other resources while attempting to assault the enemy General whom
is deeply entrenched in the enemy keep. AV hosts a variety of PvP and
PvE objectives to supply ample ways for any player to get into the
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Blizzard developers on the World of Warcraft forums are saying that there are no "announced" plans to do additional Blizzard MMORPGs based on the Diablo and Starcraft franchises, and rumors are blatantly untrue.
"I believe this [rumour] was a misquote," said Drysc. "We haven't announced any specific development plans beyond the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft,
and we don't have any intentions to focus on only one genre or platform with our future games."
"Nothing in that rumour is true in regards to Blizzard," added EnoYls. "If I had to guess, there was some confusion between what Vivendi has planned for its its game division versus what Blizzard has planned. While Blizzard is owned by Vivendi, their game division operates separately from Blizzard."
So Vivendi owns Blizzard, Blizzard is the number one cash cow, yet Vivendi takes nothing more than a philosophical interest in Blizzard's plans. Yea, ok.
It looks like WoW is the MMO for Blizzard. However, one can never tell can they?
I believe this was a misquote. We haven't announced any specific development plans beyond the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft, and we don't have any intentions to focus on only one genre or platform with our future games.
In the biggest gaming news to hit since, well, the Burning Crusade expansion was announced...
During a presentation to Wall Street today, a company representative from Vivendi reportedly said, "All Blizzard franchises will become MMOGs." The rep said they have a model in place to produce an MMOG for $50 million over the next three years.