Friday, August 01, 2008

August 01, 2008
I'm sure you've heard the tale of the oil baron or whatever who bought the world's first rogue to dual wield Illidan's warglaives for about 7000 euros. (Over 10k$) Sick, and sort of sad since he got banned not long after for ToS violations which prohibit the unauthorized transfer of characters. See here. Then there's the girl who sold "herself" for 5000 in game gold. alternate link. That story had a happy ending though, she met the guy again for a second (non paid) date, and possibly more. And, now there's some rich fool from the UK who bought a WotLK beta key for no less than 652 euros (1022 dollah soldier boy). MMORPGs are big business. It's small wonder that hackers are so eager to leave a trojan on your system. Sadly the euro branch on that key protection device is still sold out. Possible WotLK Release Date It'll be Q4, according to Shacknews and Action Trip. Just don't take my word for it, wait for the blues to actually confirm it. Quote Blizzard Entertainment confirms that the long-awaited expansion pack World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King is going to launch some time between October and December in 2008. "We have said that it will be coming out this year," Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a conference call. "I can tell you it's not coming the July to September quarter." Morhaime also had another interesting little thing to say. He explained how 40% of WoW subscribers who have left to try out Age of Conan have since returned. Yeah, I'll be they have. Again, Funcom's current situation really doesn't look too good. Now, that players are leaving the game to go back to the online sensation that is WoW, things are definitely not improving for the Norwegian developer. As for Blizzard, they are slowly gearing up for their annual BlizzCon event, which is scheduled to kick off on Oct. 10 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, with tickets going on sale August 11. Hunters stable slots Two pet slots too cramped for you? Fear not, in WotLK you'll get two extra slots (post 24).