" Mercury told us that the primary purpose of WoWglider is to allow busy people to "level up" their characters. When he first started playing WoW, Mercury felt left behind because his friends were already at level 60 and he had little time to catch up. "I also wanted to get to 60 to come along on the instance runs, but I had no time to grind it out between work and social life." Many areas of the game are only available to higher level characters, so Mercury wrote WoWglider to accelerate his game. "
Holiday cheer gets patched into World of Warcraft.
Blizzard has their World of Warcraft servers down today to patch in some holiday hootinanny. Oh, and the big-time losers in the battlegrounds (or cheaters) no longer get any rewards.
"Patch 1.8.4 Battlegrounds
Battles must now last at least ten minutes after the start of the battle in order for the losing team to receive a Mark of Honor.
New quests for the Feast of Winter Veil have been added! See your Smokywood Pastures customer service representative in Ironforge and Orgrimmar for more details!
The level of many of last year's Feast of Winter Veil quests have been adjusted so that reputation rewards are available in their full amount for players of all levels able to do them.
Fixed a bug with both versions of the quest "A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!" that was sending mail out immediately rather than on the intended delay.
In a startling discovery, Mistletoe sold on last year's vendors is now named "Fake Mistletoe". A Smokywood Pastures spokesman was quoted as saying, "Sorry, no refunds."
Some of the Southsea Dock Workers that were working under the boat should now be much more accessible to players.
Andre Firebeard no longer has a chance of dropping a Wastewander Water Pouch.
All OOX Distress Beacons are now multi-drop; everyone in a group should be able to receive one if it drops.
Fixed a bug with Oglethorpe Obnoticus' gossip where he was being much more familiar with strangers than he should have been.
Various preparations added to the client for Patch 1.9. "
Toasting To a One Year Anniversary.
In celebration of World of Warcraft's first successful year, Blizzard
has decided to give a little something back to the people:
To help celebrate World of Warcraft's first-year anniversary, Blizzard is
giving away one ASUS PCI-E GeForce 7800 GTX 256mb video card to a random World
of Warcraft account holder each day during the month of December! That's 31
top-of-the-line video cards for 31 lucky players.
Something Need Doing?
Sci-Fi novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido (Star Trek, Andromeda) is bringing a little
more than upgrades to Warcraft players. He is writing a series of novels devoted
to the World of Warcraft series. The first book will be called "World of
Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred." A very fitting title given the books contents:
The Burning Legion has been defeated, and eastern regions of Kalimdor
are now shared by two nations: the orcs of Durotar, led by their noble Warchief,
Thrall; and the humans of Theramore, led by one of the most powerful mages alive
-- Lady Jaina Proudmoore. But the tentative peace between orcs and humans is
suddenly crumbling. Random attacks against Durotar's holdings suggest that the
humans have renewed their aggression toward the orcs. Now Jaina and Thrall must
avert disaster before old hatreds are rekindled -- and Kalimdor is plunged into
another devastating war. Jaina's search to uncover the truth behind the attacks
leads her to a shocking revelation. Her encounter with a legendary, long-lost
wizard will challenge everything that she believes and illuminate the secret
history of the world of...
More "wow" for WoW.
Blizzard announced that more realm-to-realm transfers will be available starting
November 30 at 3 a.m. PST. MMORPG
reports with a complete list from Blizzard.
Blizzard has announced that another set of Realm-to-Realm transfers
are now available. The transfers opened at 3AM PST this morning and will be
available at the normal time, 3:00AM-3:00PM PST, until December 7, at 3:00PM.
Are you a heretic or a believer? Will the Burning Crusade be hot or just luke-warm?
Those crazy bananas at our World of Warcraft site have posted a great article that takes a look at the upcoming Burning Crusade expansion. How will this expansion affect you, or will it? Find out in, "Thoughts on the Burning Crusade: How Will It Affect You?".
" But as the future of the Game shifts before us, I realised that by raising the level cap an extra 10 levels, it will change the face of the (medium-end) game as we have come to know it. It will seriously affect many in-game aspects that few have considered. "