After a long, long damn time of trying to land the right director for Blizzard’s ‘Warcraft’ movie, it looks like they’ve snagged Duncan Jones, director of ‘Source Code’ and ‘Moon’.
As time goes on, there’s never any shortage of new in-game pets in World of Warcraft. But the latest pets, a cute little cinder kitten, will be sold by Blizzard to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. So not only do you get an awesome pet for your Orc or Panda, all the money goes towards a good cause.
The cinder kitten pet is currently not for sale, but will be in the coming weeks.
State senate races don’t often get hot and heated, and almost never make national news, but when Colleen Lachowicz’s opponent tried to use Ms. Lachowicz’s World of Warcraft pastime, it was too stupid to not pay attention to. But perhaps that attention did some good, because Lachowicz won her state senate race yesterday. FOR THE HORDE.
This weekend, a hacker, or small group of hackers, took advantage of an exploit in World of Warcraft that allowed them to take a couple of level 1 characters flying into all the major cities of Azeroth, killing every player and NPC with a single attack. The hack attack left every major city from Stormwind to Silvermoon City as total ghost towns.
There are lots of avenues of attack when you’re running for political office. You can attack your opponent’s social policies, their educational or work background, or just call the other person a dirty Communist. But accusing someone of being unfit for office because they play a rogue in World of Warcraft? That’s a new one.
Going to GameStop or Wal-Mart in the middle of the night to pick up the latest WoW expansion is so three years ago. Since Cataclysm, Blizzard has given players the option of downloading the expansion digitally, so if you’re going to do so with Mists, here’s how you do it, in case you’ve forgotten.
In 2005, many WoW servers were decimated by a blood plague debuff gone crazy, infecting players and pets and leaving nothing but piles of bones all over the main cities of Azeroth. This past weekend, another plague hit, but it wasn’t spread accidentally. A glitch temporarily allowed Death Knights to cast blood plague and frost fever on friendly targets, and true to their nature, DKs used the bug to destroy entire player and NPC populations before the problem was fixed.
In order to comply with US trade sanctions against Iran, Blizzard cut off all access to World of Warcraft and WoW servers to all of Iran some time last week. Iranian players began flooding WoW forums, asking why they couldn’t connect, and Blizzard quickly stepped in and explained the situation. Because of the sanctions, Iranian players aren’t eligible for refunds for subscriptions they’ve previously purchased.