Posts Tagged ‘wrath of the lich king’

In Holy Murloctrimony

Do forgive me yet another World of Warcraft post, but, as tends to be the case with that all-consuming MMO, I haven’t really had the chance to play much else this last week. My thoughts on Lich King so far are appearing as a series of review diaries on IGN UK ahead of the review proper, and they lobbed the first one up today. Here, though, I want to talk about a very specific aspect of WoW. Over the weekend, you see, I attended my first ever in-game wedding. Aw.
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Blizzard’s Next MMO: “New, and different.”


VG247 got a chance to talk to Blizzard COO Paul Sams ahead of last night’s Lich King launch. All standard product-waxing was there, and Sams even made a few mutterings in the direction of their new MMO, which has been in the first stages of production for quite some time now. “We want to create a great game,” he said. “Something that’s cool, and new, and different, and kind of next generation in terms of look and feel and gameplay. That’s a challenging endeavour.”

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Win! Lich King Strategy Guide & Collector’s Wotsit!

The games, they will not end. Just as we thought we’d finally reached the end of Big Release Silly Season, tomorrow brings the second World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. One or two people are probably slightly excited.

To celebrate (I love saying that, as it’s a completely inaccurate way of describing a competition, conjuring images of us all sat around wearing Warcraft party hats and waving ARTHAS ’08 flags. But still, it’s the done thing for compos), we’ve arranged to give away Bradygame’s official Wrath of the Lich King strategy guide and a special edition boxed copy of WOTLK itself to one lovely reader.

I’ve been thumbing through the strategy guide today, and my Lord but it’s got a lot of useful stuff in its 352 pages. Maps’n’stats’n’quest guides, and of course a vast amount of finely-detailed loot locators. So I’m expecting to not need to refer to Thottbot when I venture back onto the WoW servers for the first time in a year tomorrow. Also, pictures. Pretty, pretty pictures. Entry details below the cut.

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WoW: Grump of The Ghoul Regent – Dated

the staring eyes of Prince Arthas

Edit: Blizzard confirm 13th November, full press release and collector’s edition details after the cut.

It’s been in beta for what feels like forever, but finally it seems we might have a release date for the next World of Warhammercraft expansion. 13th of November, apparently.

Which is rather interesting specifically because it’s relatively hot on the heels of WAR. Which means the world will very much have decided if Mythic’s rival is for them by that point. Will WoTLK have its thunder roundly stolen, or will dispossessed WAR early-adopters flee back to Blizzard’s familiar arms en masse? With WAR’s global headstart kicking off today, we’ll know very soon.

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