Blizzard Entertainment?, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft?, its subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has reached more than one million paying customers in North America. This brings the total population for Blizzard?s critically acclaimed game, the largest MMORPG in the world, to more than four million paying customers. You can read more by checking out this press release.
Many fans are anticipating Goblins to become a playable race in World of Warcraft Expansion. A comment by Fangthooth, however, suggests that i might not be so:
” Goblins, while being very cool, are in it for the Gold. If they chose either the Horde or Alliance, they would lose out on 50% of their profits. It is better for them to stay neutral and make more money, than choosing a side and slaying potential customers”
Of course, we are listening to this from a Murloc, ahem. If Goblins ever made it to be a playable race, I imagine it would be a new faction that plans to dethrone the Princes of Trade or one of the Prince of Trades seeking to purify Undermine of the evil and black markets threatening his nation. The Goblin Princes of Trade are very powerful, each with their own army and trade outposts. Some delve into black market, and many goblins are known to have joined the Shadow Council and Twilight Hammer Sects.
We have added the Wow in-game lore: Lorekeeper of Norgannon given when you defeat the Norgannon watcher in the instance of Uldaman. At the end, you get access to the Uldaman Discs which tell a lot of lore about the origin of the Dwarves and Troggs, and the bases of the Titans. Besides Uldaman there are two other Titan bases in Azeroth: Ulduar in Northrend and Uldum in Tanaris, Kalimdor. You can find out more about Uldum and Ulduar here.
Special thanks to Varghoss from Pvprp.com
Adam has added the Thunderaan Movie to the XFire Peer-to-Peer Network. Waz from the Fortis Guild in Kel’Thuzad server created a short movie showing one of the few Thunderaan summonings performed in the Test Realm. After the fight, the player loots the Windseeker Sword and duels a player to show the proc animation which engulfs the opponent in a tornado, slowing down his movement and attack rate. Download it now at our Wow Movie section
Caydiem made an explosive statement after a fan ranted about paying $15 a month to have new Wallpapers, Dressing Rooms and Trading Cards invoking Blizzard to Focus on what players need. This was a very important statement that clears up that Blizzard is not made of a single entity. Blizzard is divided in different departments and each focus on different aspects of the game, while other departments aren’t in-game related, like Web Designers, Marketing, etc
Caydiem: “It’s a darn good thing the Web Team (that updates you with important information when there’s information to give, and also happens to work on the wallpapers), Server Team (not developers, but technicians who release new realms based on capacity needs—and yes, we did need them), and Upper Deck (the fine folks developing the CCG) aren’t responsible for new content, then, hm?
The designers have been and continue to work on new content. The Dressing Room feature, while not appealing to you, perhaps, is something that many people asked for. The class designers are hard at work on the classes. The dungeon designers are busy with their latest project. The list goes on. We have separate teams for separate portions of the game, and all are working on their appropriate chunk o’ game.
You are paying $15 a month to access the World of Warcraft game, at the heart of it—and we are working to improve said game, but the class designers are not spending their days working on wallpapers. The dungeon designers didn’t take time out of their day to make the Dressing Room feature. The server technicians are constantly working on improving realm performance”
New Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne Bonus map available from Blizzard: “This land is truly cursed. Rivers of poison, filled with demonic bile, eat away at the earth. Ancient wyrms, terrible and great, slumber quietly within the mire. Perhaps you know of a dragon slayer, jobless, up for hire.”
Blizzard announced the official BlizzCon World of Warcraft Movie Competition, sponsored by NVIDIA! Blizzard is looking for some talented players to create a movie using in-game footage and combined with music from any of Blizzard’s past games. Blizzard is accepting submissions beginning Thursday, September 8. Five winners will receive an NVIDIA? GeForce? 6800 Ultra, two tickets to BlizzCon, and much more.
Blizzard released a new World of Warcraft Wallpaper featuring the Plaguelands and a Undead Ghoul. Nice coloring for your desktop
Computer and Video Games conducted a Q&A with World of Warcraft Producer Shane Dabiri concerning patch 1.7 and upcoming content. It seems Hero Classes are near, finally:
“What’s happening with Hero Classes? What can you tell us about these, what can we expect to see here?
Shane Dabiri: We can tell you that Hero classes are at the top of our priority list and we’ve already begun work on them. However, there really isn’t anything concrete we can say at this time except that they are a priority for us and we’ll reveal more when the time is right.”
Blizzard has released the World of Warcraft Soundtrack CD available now at their online store. With 30 different tracks straight from the game, this soundtrack will make a great gift for World of Warcraft players and music lovers alike.