Read our review of the novel Warcraft: Day of the Dragon, highlighting the Warcraft lore set during the Second War of the Orcs. On this time-frame, Queen dragon Alexstrasza was kidnapped by the orcs and forced with the Demon Soul to procreate eggs that would supply the horde with dragon mounts to terrorize the Alliance. Meanwhile, Deathwing increased his political advance to become King of Alterac under the human disguise of Lord Prestor. Read the Lore summary Here
New Position – Senior Game Recruiter
Blizzard is looking for an experienced and talented Senior Game Recruiter to help find and hire fantastically talented developers. If you know the game industry inside and out, and want to be a part of building some of the best development teams in the business, then please read the Senior Game Recruiter posting for more information.
New Position – Macintosh Programmer
Blizzard is looking for a talented and experienced software engineer with exceptional Macintosh programming skills to help us continue to bring our games to both the PC and Macintosh worlds simultaneously. If you have excellent C/C++ skills and a detailed understanding of the MacOS X APIs then please refer to the Macintosh Programmer posting for more information.
Frozen Throne—Blizzard announced the launch of Ladder Season Two. The top solo and 2v2 players on all Battle.net gateways will be invited to participate in a season-ending tournament based on their ladder standings as of May 2, 2005 at 12 p.m. PST. In this tournament, invitees will attempt to dethrone Season One reigning Battle.net champions PhoeNix_ReMinD, Rival.Showtime, and RendeyQ. Players will have the chance to compete for their share of a purse of cash and prizes worth over $25,000, and claim their places as the new Gateway and Overall Battle.net champions! Season Two is being generously sponsored by top hardware and software companies: Microsoft, Alienware?, Creative Labs, Razer, D-Link, and Ideazon. Read more on the Season Two webpage
Blizzard released a new Warcraft song named Lordaeron Fall—from the Warcraft Soundtracks. You can listen to the song Here
We have a review of the next patch’s features seen so far in the Public Test Servers, and a few bugs noticed. Read more below . . .
The World of Warcraft public test realms are now live. These test realms allows Blizzard to test new content and features before they are patched to the public realms. They also allow players to get a sneak peek at the content going into the game next patch! One of the features in this patch is the highly anticipated Honor System. The test realms are open to anyone who has a valid World of Warcraft account, so if you want to be one of the first players to try the Honor System, click here to copy one of your characters over to the test realm. Keep in mind remember that experience earned, items obtained, or any changes to your test character will in no way affect your original character on our retail realms, as your test realm character is just a copy of the original. Also, the experience, items, and gold your character gains on the test realm will not be transferred to your character on the retail realms.
Read the test-realm patch notes.
Blizzard has announced six new Job Openings for any who fills the requirements. The new openings are:
GFraizer let us know of a new Sneak Peek at new Patch Content for World of Warcraft to be expected soon includes a preview of new mounts, new armor sets and new weapons!
Blizzplanet is hosted by WC3Campaigns, the Warcraft Modding Community. Blizzplanet is an independent website, invited by Stonedstoopid—Leader of WC3Campaigns—to be hosted by their servers. Last night, Draco—from WC3Campaigns—let us know that the server was undergoing Major Server updates. PHP.net announced the release of PHP 5.0.4 and 4.3.11. These are maintenance releases that in addition to non-critical bug fixes address several security issues. All Users of PHP are strongly encouraged to upgrade to one of these releases as soon as possible. It was routine maintenance, but took few more days than expected. All websites hosted by the servers, including IRC server were down, not just Blizzplanet. Our apologies for the downtime. We will resume our daily news. Thanks.
Grimwell forsees a temporary success of World of Warcraft followed by a decline based on the lifespan of fun the game offers. Hardcore players reach level 60 under two months, and content is released slowly. Read the whole article
” World of Warcraft is a tremendously successful game. Its subscriber numbers are reaching peaks that threaten even the lofty Korean Internet Caf? centered Lineage series. Those of you who are stuck behind overloaded servers, don’t despair: I can see WoW’s success as being a very temporary thing.”