Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The9 the publisher of World of Warcraft in Mainland China announced they get the publish right of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.The9 Limited Signs Agreement with Blizzard Entertainment to Rollout World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade in Mainland China
SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 30 -- The9 Limited, a leading online game operator in China, today announced that it has entered into an amendment to the original license agreement with Vivendi Games, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment, to rollout The Burning Crusade, the highly anticipated expansion pack for the World of Warcraft game in mainland China. The9 is the exclusive operator of the World of Warcraft game in mainland China pursuant to the license agreement entered into between Vivendi Games, Inc. and The9 in February 2004.
Monday, January 29, 2007
In the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, Blizzard gave the players so many surprise for the new world. They also set up a NPC to "callback" players? superfluous gold. A guy named "Griftah" selling "Amazing Amulets" in the Lower City of Shattrathfor will let you mad.
An ordinary person, upon seeing a guy named "Griftah" selling "Amazing Amulets" in the Lower City of Shattrathfor very high prices, may think twice before buying the amulets. But Gazzle is no ordinary gnome. He spent 25 gold on the "Polished Pendant of Edible Energy" -- whose tooltip states "Focusing one?s metabolism, this pendant allows the wearer to draw great energy from ordinary food and drink -- even heal wounds!" Upon equipping it and conjuring up some food and water, he discovered that he wasn?t regening health and mana any faster. Disillusioned, he posted a "Shame on you, Blizzard" message on the WoW General forums and went off to try ... the other amulet he purchased.
A round of mocking follows in which a ton of people point out that the amulet does exactly what the tooltip says it does, and it?s not the amulet?s fault if the health and mana would regenerate anyway. It?s kind of like purchasing a "Talisman of Protection from Crocodile Attacks" if you live in Minnesota -- hey, it must be working, because I haven?t been attacked by crocodiles! Along those lines, Griftah also sells an "Infallible Tikbalang Ward," which protects you from Tikbalang attacks.
I agree with Tseric -- let the buyer beware on these items. Or, as another poster states, "I prefer to think of it as a stupid tax."
According to Allakhazam, Griftah also sells:
A Talisman of True Treasure Tracking, which allows you to get loot from mobs, for 35g. A Compassionate Critter?s Friend, which keeps you from being attacked by the bunnies, cats, and other vicious Level 1 critters roaming the world, for 20g. A Stone of Stupendous Springing Strides, which lets you jump, for 35g. A Marvelous Madstone of Immortality, which lets you rez after running back to your corpse, for 40g. A Charm of Potent and Powerful Passions, which says it will let you win your heart?s desire, for 30g. A Shark?s Tooth of Bona Fide Fluidic Mobility, which allows you to swim, for 15g. And finally, Soap on a Rope, which is pretty much just soap on a rope, for the bargain price of 1g. I sort of want to get the Soap on a Rope for my guildmates. Maybe after I get a flying mount. Have you bought any of these items, or laughed at a guildmate who got swindled?
Sunday, January 28, 2007
European players of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade have been asked to fill out a form to redeem their Netherwhelp pet in game. Blizzard discusses the issue on their European web site and offers Lurky The Murloc as a pet option plus two free days of play.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Curse Gaming revealed the first lvl 60 Draenei Shaman in World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade has come into our eyes, Slops is not only the first Draenei to level 60 but also the first alliance side Shaman to level 60.
Congratulations to Disposable Heroes very own Slops on hitting level 60 today. Not only is Slops the very first Draenei to level 60 but he is also the first alliance side Shaman to level 60 as well! With an incredible /played of 3 days and 9 hours Slops reached level 60 only six and a half days after the Burning Crusade was released, we salute you Slops.
Clearly a lot of time and work was put into this accomplishment and it is rumored to not only be a first on Aggramar but also possibly a World of Warcraft first. Additionally it is also said to have shattered the previous record of time to level 60 that was previously held at a little over 4 days.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Blizzard Entertainment® today announced that World of Warcraft®: The Burning Crusade™ has broken the day-one sales record to become the fastest-selling PC game ever in North America and Europe, with a worldwide total of nearly 2.4 million copies sold in the first 24 hours of availability. The Burning Crusade, the first expansion set for World of Warcraft, was simultaneously released in North America, Europe, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia on January 16, and on January 17 in Australia and New Zealand.
Blizzard had supplied more than 4 million game boxes to retailers worldwide, and more than 5,000 stores throughout the world had their doors open at midnight to welcome thousands of expectant players.
Day-one sales totals on both continents were similar, with an estimated total of nearly 1.2 million copies sold on the first day in North America and an estimated total of more than 1.1 million copies sold in Europe within the first 24 hours of launch.* By the end of the first day of availability on both continents, a total of more than 1.7 million players had already logged in and upgraded World of Warcraft to play The Burning Crusade.
"The Burning Crusade has already exceeded even our most ambitious expectations," said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're pleased that so many players are eager to see all of the new content that the expansion has to offer, and we look forward to seeing everyone online as additional players continue to upgrade in the days ahead."
Retailers are continuing to report sustained demand, so if players have not yet purchased their copy of The Burning Crusade, they are advised to call ahead to make sure their store has copies on hand. Additional shipments of the expansion have been routed to retailers to help maintain stock levels.
"The immediate popularity of The Burning Crusade once again shows that Blizzard consistently delivers what gamers want," said Robert McKenzie, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop Corp. "In addition to setting a new day-one PC-game sales record at our GameStop and EB Games stores, the expansion garnered more online pre-orders than any other PC game in our company's history."
Prior to the launch of The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft was played by more than 8 million players around the world -- with more than 2 million on North American realms and more than 1.5 million on European realms -- making it the most successful subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game in PC-gaming history.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Gameindustry released a report that World of Warcraft was the best-selling PC game in North America during 2006 with over 969,000 units sold. they earned US ? 970 million in the last year.
Blizzard?s World of Warcraft was the best-selling PC game in North America during 2006 with over 969,000 units sold.
According to NPD data, the PC games market in the US grew by one per cent compared to 2005, to a total of US ?970 million (EUR 747m).
PC gaming sales bring the combined value of videogame sales, including hardware, software and accessories, to US ?13.5 billion (EUR 10.3bn).
World of Warcraft?s closest competitor was Electronic Arts? The Sims 2, which sold over 598,000 units. However, EA still has reason to celebrate, with four expansion packs for the long-running franchise in the top ten.
The top ten PC title in the US:
1. World of Warcraft (VU Games)
2. The Sims 2 (EA)
3. The Sims 2: Open for Business (EA)
4. Star Wars: Empire at War (LucasArts)
5. The Sims 2: Pets (EA)
6. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Take 2)
7. Age of Empires III (Microsoft)
8. The Sims 2 Family Fun (EA)
9. Civilisation IV (Take 2)
10. The Sims 2 Nightlife (EA)
Sunday, January 21, 2007
It is a dark and glorious day in the world of Azeroth as the Dark Portal finally opens to the long awaiting player population of World of Warcraft. After years of anticipation, the first expansion to epic MMO goes live.
Burning Crusade is the long awaited expansion for the 8 million player strong World of Warcraft. The Burning Crusade itself adds a lot of new content to the WoW experience. Encompassing content of all level ranges, you can have a new game experience regardless of your decision to continue to advance your veteran character through the shattered reaches of the Outland or start a new character with either of Burning Crusade?s two new races. Everything from new high-end instant dungeon zones to expansion of current trade skills have been included in this all encompassing expansion.
Labels: World of Warcraft Activities
Hasani Davis gives MMORPG.com our first peek inside the new World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
The first level 70 dinged at 4:04 am (CET) on Januar 17, 2007. Time played from 60 to 70: 28 hours .
Player name: Gullerbone
Character name: Gawell
Server: Archimonde (EU - PvP)
French Guild: Millenium
Here it the interview from World of Raids.com
[WoR]Teza: Can you introduce yourself quickly in a few words?
Gullerbone: I am french and 24 years old, a member of Millenium (french guild) since 1-2 months and I was the one playing the mage called Gawell for this exp rush, eventually I will reroll shaman to complete my PvP arena team.
[WoR]Teza: Whats your played time from 60 to 70? Which zone were you in when you reached lvl 70?
Gullerbone: It took me 28 hours to get from 60 to 70, and dinged 70 at 4:04 am (CET) on Januar 17. I was in Netherstorm (subzone: Mana forge) when i reached lvl 70.
[WoR]Teza: What was your preparation? How did you make it in such a short time?
Gullerbone: Cau (the 1st european lvl 60) and I planned the exp route step by steps, trying everything to make sure it was the most approriate, the groups organization with the guild Millenium and their members. Each member rotated using a definite order to help me to grind on mobs, mostly with AE, surrounded with several guildmates healers, tanks, pullers etc...
[WoR]Teza: How many people were involved in your leveling project?
Gullerbone: All 40 members were involved; Milleniums member were assigned to specific tasks and planning inorder to keep me leveling and the maximum rate.
[WoR]Teza: Was it 10-20 or more people killing mobs after you tagged them?
Gullerbone: Well at first we had be only 5 (during the first 10 hours or so) so that 10 of the members could get lvl 62. then in the morning we were 15 inorder to kill the mobs at a faster rate. Finally in the evening, everyone was involved and we could gather a 35 man raid to help me in netherstorm with our newly lvl 62 doing most of the job.
[WoR]Teza: Right, were you the only one playing Gawell from 60 to 70 for the whole duration 28 hours?
Gullerbone: I sure did, I slept form 2 to 10pm on monday (waked up 2 hours before TBC launch),so the physical preparation was a part of the plan.
[WoR]Teza: Fine, any last words?
Gullerbone: It has been a pleasure to do this with Millenium, I hope we come across other similar challenges in the futur, I am very gratefull to every Millenium members.
In real world,his name is Yao Ming,with 2.26 meters height,310 pound weight.He is a super centre in Houston Rockets in NBA,and his task is score in basketball court.However,in World of Warcraft,his task is assassination,as his career is rogue.
Yao has played WoW more than one years,which become a indispensable part of his life.In WoW,Yao kills people like flies.Some characters named like "I am Yao Ming" or "Yao Ming lower than me" can't escape death,if they meet Yao Ming.
Now,A lot of people,I believe,wonder which Realms does Yao palys and what's his character name.But no one konws except himself.
Labels: WoW Player Article
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
KeyWord: World of Warcraft,The Burning Crusade,WOW,screenshot
Summary: Here are the screenshots from the CG in World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, you can see a grand show from the classes and the new races.
Labels: WoW Funny Screenshot
There's no mistaking that today is a big day for the people over at Blizzard Entertainment, and for the roughly 8 million people
worldwide who play their game,World of Warcraft. As if the anticipation weren't enough, the WoW website auto-directs to a page that reads "The Crusade has Begun" as they launch their first expansion, The Burning Crusade.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
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