WoW Reaches 11.5 Million Subscribers Milestone

Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft has reached a new milestone of 11.5 million players worldwide. Wrath of the Lich King made a new world record of sales upon launch, and nigh month and a half from its launch we see subscribers growing more. Of course, the new World of Warcraft TV ads may be responsible for the new subscribers.

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World of Warcraft Character Re-Customization Available

Blizzard is monetizing World of Warcraft in interesting ways that do not affect gameplay or offer an advantage over other players. This time around you can change your character’s face, skin color and special markings. What’s next? Gender customization? Very likely.

Ready for a new look in World of Warcraft, but the barbershop’s just not cutting it? You can now change a character

Alert: WoW: Emerald Dream Alpha Test Invite Hoax Email

A widespread alert has been issued to prevent fans from falling to a hoax email that impersonates a normal Blizzard email. This email invites you to join the World of Warcraft: Emerald Dream expansion Alpha Test. Be very cautious and do not click any links in that email to prevent keyloggers, trojan horses or malware. The purpose of these emails is to hi-jack your account by providing your account name and password.

Vaneras: We currently have no beta(or alpha) tests running for future expansion packs, so emails claiming to invite you to such a beta(or alpha) is a scam!

Blizzard email or scam email? Not sure? Then please take a moment to read this thread:

I will repeat that we will never ask for your password!

However, you will of course need to enter your login information if you need to log into our sites. Scam mails are designed to fool you by imitating the official emails we sometimes send out, like the ones we sent out when we were running the TBC and WotLK beta tests, but those scam mails never link to our sites. If you receive an email that is supposedly an invite to a beta test, be sure to check if it links to our administration pages or beta invite and upgrade pages:

If you are still not sure that an email is authentic, then please contact us through our webform to ask for confirmation:

Dungeons Designed To Be Accessible To Everyone

Ghostcrawler acknowledged normal and heroic difficulty dungeons were designed to be easier than what players are used to from their experience in World of Warcraft classic and Burning Crusade. Blizzard wants everyone to experience the dungeons—and that’s something the majority of non-hardcore players have wanted for years. This allows everyone to see the content and the lore. Heroics technically should be harder and more aimed to the hardcore raiding guilds (in my opinion).

Ulduar is going to be another story. Ghostcrawler said it will be hard. Nothing about the dungeon has been revealed yet. However, rumors are abound that the final boss might be Yogg-Saron, since that was Loken’s master. Time will tell if the rumors are true. There was a hint that more dungeons will be coming out via content patches.

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