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Blizzard explains paid World of Warcraft character customization (upcoming new feature)


World of WarCraft Character Customization

It wasn’t that long ago (only days, really) that the WoW world was set aflame (or a-ice) with World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. And already Blizzard is discussing some new features.

In an interview with Eurogamer, chief operating officer Paul Sams discussed a new feature that will allow subscribers to pay a small fee in order to make changes to their characters. Allowing them to reverse any decisions they made previously that they may regret . . . or just want to change for the heck of it.

Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack for PC“When you create your character, often times you wish you’d done things differently. You wish you were on a different realm, you wish you’d had a different name or you wish you’d chosen a different look and feel to your character,” Sams said. “This is a way for players to be able to do that, but it’s something that’s taking a lot of time and energy for us to be able to put in place. We also think that it’s important to have some consistency in the game, we don’t want people changing their look and feel every day.”

This goes on top of the new additions made to character customization in Wrath of the Lich King, which includes the ability to change your character’s hairstyle, jewelery and other details for a small fee. This new feature however will apparently go way further than that, allowing you to change your gender, race and even facial appearance.

In terms of cost, Sams says that he thinks “it is good value for customers, it’s not like we’re going to go about pricing it in such a way that it’s unfair or inappropriate.”

WarCraft Retrospective Part 3 - The Shaping of the World


Wrath of the Lich KingThe Warcraft Retrospective Part 3: The Shaping of the World continues by delving into the history and shaping of one of video games most extensive and complex universes and builds all the way up to the modern day World of Warcraft.

This of course, on the eve of the release of the latest WoW expansion pack, World of WarCraft: Wratch of the Lich King, which will be on sale midnight, November 13th, 2008.

And in the latest retrospective, the universe will trade away its small band of troops, only to receive a world militia in return…

If you missed the previous two, be sure to check out the WarCraft Retrospective Part 1: The Drums of War, and the WarCraft Retrospective Part 2: A Call to Arms to get the full picture.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King launches with midnight store openings worldwide


Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack for PCBlizzard Entertainment today announced plans for special midnight signing events at retail locations around the world to commemorate the launch of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King on November 13. Each location will open its doors at 12:00 a.m. local time, allowing attendees to be among the first to get their copies of the highly anticipated World of Warcraft expansion. Blizzard Entertainment developers and executives will be in attendance to meet players and sign copies of the game, and increased quantities of the Collector’s Edition will be on hand for purchase. Official launch events will be held in the following locations: A New York Best Buy, Anaheim’s Fry’s Electronics, San Francisco’s GameStop, Austin’s GameStop and in addition to these four US locations, similar events will be held internationally in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Taipei, and Seoul. Full details on the specific locations and plans for each of these events can be found at

The January 2007 launch events for the first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade, drew thousands of attendees around the world. The Burning Crusade went on to sell nearly 2.4 million copies within its first 24 hours of availability, and approximately 3.5 million within its first month. Indicating that anticipation is equally high for the new expansion, has stated that Wrath of the Lich King has ever sold on their site.

World of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King manual on your computer already


Wrath of the Lich King ExpansionThe World of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King expansion pack’s manual already came included with the latest World of Warcraft patch. Albeit it’s just in black and white and slightly outdated with the text still saying in the Death Knight description that runes can be customized, which has long since been removed from the class. Still, there are some good (spoiler free) lore writeups in there.

Here’s how to access the WoW: WotLK manual:
* On your computer, go to your World of Warcraft folder (usually “C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft”).
* Go to the following folder: “\Data\enUS\Documentation”.
* Then open the Wrath Of The Lich King manual by opening this file: “Manual_WLK.pdf”.

Via WoWforums, thanks to Joseph for the tip.

Published on October 22nd, 2008 under , , , , , , , ,

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King release date is November 4, 2008


Wrath of the Lich King for PC / MacThe World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack has been given a tentative release date on Tuesday November 4th, 2008, at a price of $39.99. This according to 7-Eleven stores; Amazon and Play online stores say the game will ship the day before hitting retail.

The wildly popular MMORPG for Windows Vista / XP and Macintosh computers recently opened up to Wrath of the Lich King Beta signups and it seems a by developer Blizzard promised release this year isn’t far off, unless — of course — they delay it to January next year again as they did with the previous expansion pack the Burning Crusade.

Since this news wasn’t made official by Blizzard, but by Kotaku tip, there’s been no word on the release of a Wrath of the Lich King - Collector’s Edition either.

Wrath of the Lich King features include:
* Master the necromantic powers of the Death Knight — World of Warcraft’s first Hero class.
* Learn craft of spell augmentation with new Inscription profession.
* Explore vast new continent and perilous dungeons filled with deadly creatures.
* Engage in epic siege warfare.
* Transform hero’s look with new character-customization options.

Published on September 5th, 2008 under , , , ,