World of Warcraft’s 5.3 patch is going to be doing more than just giving spectacles to all the game’s pets, it’s also going to make troubleshooting a whole bunch easier: Blizzard are working on a new in-game web browser that will allow you to search through their bug database, seeking out support threads relevant to your problem.
World of WarCraft’s pets have notoriously bad eyesight, leading to bumped heads and low accuracy in combat. If anything, their indentured servitude to players was doing the pets a favour because now at least they’re being led out of the path of lamp posts, glass doors, and other things that could cause them pain, and all the Azerothians ask in return is that they fight to the death in regular blood sports.
Blizzard are stepping in with patch 5.3 and giving all the wee critters contact lenses, increasing each pet’s accuracy in fights and also giving players more information on the hit chance of each attack.
The skies over Azeroth are soon to be ablaze with lighting, fire, and one massive dragon. Blizzard are releasing Nalak, the storm lord, onto the World of WarCraft's Isle of Thunder. Hatched by that meanie, the emperor Lei Shen, Nalak has been brought up on the taste of all the Azerothian(?) races, so if you want to get your hands some level 522 raid gear and some level 493 Tyrannical PvP gear you're going to have to fight tooth and nail for it.
WoW patch 5.2 hit the Public Test Realm yesterday, so I’d like you to all join me in wishing a very warm welcome to our new guest, The Thunder King. I’m sure you’ll extend him every courtesy over the next few raids.The façade of 5.2 is new raid dungeon Throne of Thunder, which comes with a “multi-faceted" new quest hub to match: an island stronghold. Beyond that, there are assorted pet battle improvements, as well as new pets, mounts and world bosses, class rebalancings and various bug fixes. Full patch scroll to be unfurled below the break.
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Mists of Pandaria was Blizzard's first big push into China, releasing only a week later in the region than the rest of the world. They aren't revealing total sales numbers but Blizzard's CEO Michael Morhaime did say during the Activision Blizzard's third quarter calender 2012 results conference call that their peak usage has seen more than one million concurrent Chinese players.
I almost wrote the headline as "World of Warcraft pacifist player hits level 90" but that seems to undermine player Irenic's achievement. Irenic managed to get all the way to the top level in World of Warcraft without killing a single enemy.
Read on to see how they managed this and the impressive speed they did it in.
It’s not often that we report on mass killings. Doing so necessitates a very particular tone of compassionate severity, so I’ll thank you kindly if you can please read the rest of this post in the voice of Fiona Bruce.
An exploit this morning left every single resident of the cities Stormwind and Orgrimmar dead. The killers reportedly did not discriminate between human and NPC, and scenes of a similar nature unfolded across servers including Argent Dawn, Tarren Mill, Ragnaros, Draenor, and Twisting Nether.
Less than a month old and Blizzard are already talking about the next step for their youthful Mists of Pandaria expansion. It's not the average set of gifts you'd expect for a newborn: instead of a nursery, cot, Moomin hot water bottle cover, they're opening a fight club, improving pet battles, and declaring war on the pandas.
The Republican party are trying to discredit Democrat candidate Colleen Lachowicz because she plays World of Warcraft. Quoting Lachowicz talking about the game, they have made a website and are distributing leaflets saying her comments "raise questions about Lachowicz's maturity and her ability to make serious decisions."
Now you've had a week to dive about the Pandaren's land of bamboo and monasteries Blizzard are cracking open The Vault of Mogu'shan, a new normal level raid. The coming weeks will see the raid expand out into a harder instance, and gain functionality like the Raid Finder.
Whilst there's a large patch in the works for World of Warcraft, Blizzard have been applying many smaller updates to the game since releasing the 5.0.5 update. You may not have spotted them coming into play because these fixes don't require a download and are applied server side.
Blizzard have released information about these changes and they effect every class, as well as select quests, locations, and items.
Mists of Pandaria is just a week away from release and Blizzard are leading WoW players into it with the launch of the game's first scenario, Theramore's Fall. The scenario will leave the world (of Warcraft) forever changed. If you want to get involved you better read on.
By MMO standards, World of Warcraft is becoming quite the elderly game. It's age has been kept at bay by a judicious application of colour and style but even dab hand at the old aesthetics isn't enough to keep its years from showing. So it's welcome news that Blizzard have begun work on updating the games aged character models.
There's a fog of anticipation hanging in the air around fortress Blizzard, it's less than two weeks till the launch of Mists of Pandaria. By way of needing to look busy - by this point the patch has been loaded into its cage and suspended above the world... of warcraft and all it takes is for Michael Morhame to cut the rope securing the cage with his ceremonial knife - so they've released a patch to tweak a couple of spells and fix a number of bugs.
An investigation of World of Warcraft’s print screen function has revealed that the screenshots outputted by World of Warcraft imprints an identifying watermark, which includes the account name, the server name and IP address.
If you've been watching the run up to Mists of Pandaria becoming besotted with the pandas and then looking at your wallet only to realise you can't afford World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Cataclysm, as well as the Mists of Pandaria, then worry no more. With the activation of patch 5.04 all players will be able to create characters of any race they want including the Panda(rian)s.
A recent update to the World of Warcraft beta servers has revealed a slew of new items and alterations, but hidden away amongst the new achievements is the reward for owners of the Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition: a pet Baneling.
I was two years too late with Pokemon. I didn’t have a Gameboy at the time, and it was two years of pleading before my parents finally acquiesced and got me one. But by then it was too late. All my friends already had MewToo, and they just didn’t care when my Squirtle turned into a Blastoid. I was despondent. You can avoid a similar fate, because WoW’s pet battles are now live on the Private Test Realm, which means they’re going to be headed to the actual servers imminently.