Dark Lord Potter Forums
Go Back   Dark Lord Potter Forums > Common Room > Gaming and PC Discussion
Donate Register Rules Library List IRC Chat FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Notices

Donate to DLP PatronusCharm Banner

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
KenderCleric
Minister of Magic
Lord of Plot Bunnies
 
KenderCleric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Terra Atlantus
Gender: Male
Posts: 652
Send a message via AIM to KenderCleric Send a message via MSN to KenderCleric
Blizzard Announces the next WoW Expansion

BlizzCon occured this past week and one of the first announcements made was about the next WoW Expansion. Here's the press release that followed:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizzard Press Release

WORLD OF WARCRAFT®: WRATH OF THE LICH KING™ UNVEILED

Blizzard Entertainment® reveals new expansion for its popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game at BlizzCon™ gaming festival


ANAHEIM, Calif. -- August 3, 2007 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for the second expansion to World of Warcraft®, its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Unveiled at the company's BlizzCon™ gaming festival before an audience of more than 8,000 gamers, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King™ will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game's first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King.

"This expansion will add some of the most infamous characters and settings from the Warcraft® universe to World of Warcraft," said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment®. "In addition to new story content, Wrath of the Lich King will introduce a number of features specifically requested by players over the past couple of years. We're looking forward to sharing further details with everyone as development progresses."

Players last visited Northrend in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne™, when Arthas Menethil fused with the spirit of Ner'zhul to become the Lich King, one of the most powerful beings in the Warcraft universe. He now broods atop the Frozen Throne deep in Icecrown Citadel, clutching the rune blade Frostmourne and marshaling the undead armies of the Scourge. In Wrath of the Lich King, the forces of the Alliance and the Horde will venture into battle against the Scourge amid Northrend's howling winds and fields of jagged ice.

Building on the foundation established in World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King will add a rich variety of content to an already massive game. New features coming with the game's second expansion include:
  • Death Knight Hero Class: Create a high-level Death Knight character -- the game's first hero class -- once certain challenges have been met.
  • Increased Level Cap: Advance to level 80 and gain potent new talents and abilities along the way.
  • Northrend: Explore the harsh new continent of Northrend, packed with new zones, quests, dungeons, monsters, and items -- and do battle with the undead armies of the Lich King.
  • "Inscription" Profession: Learn this exciting new profession and gain unique ways to permanently enhance spells and abilities in the game.
  • Siege Weapons and Destructible Buildings: Take the battle to another level with new player-vs.-player game mechanics and new battlefields to wage war on.
  • New Character Customization: Change how characters look and express themselves, with different hairstyles and dance animations.
Since launching in November 2004, World of Warcraft has become the world's most popular MMORPG, with a subscriber base of more than 9 million players. The game's first expansion, The Burning Crusade, broke PC-game sales records in North America and Europe by selling nearly 2.4 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability and approximately 3.5 million copies in its first month. World of Warcraft is available in seven different languages and, in addition to North America and Europe, is played in mainland China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

For more information on World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, please visit Blizzard's official website at www.WorldofWarcraft.com. To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions -- more information on available career opportunities at Blizzard can be found at http://jobs.blizzard.com.

World of Warcraft's Subscriber Definition
World of Warcraft subscribers include individuals who have paid a subscription fee or have an active prepaid card to play World of Warcraft, as well as those who have purchased the game and are within their free month of access. Internet Game Room players who have accessed the game over the last thirty days are also counted as subscribers. The above definition excludes all players under free promotional subscriptions, expired or cancelled subscriptions, and expired prepaid cards. Subscribers in licensees' territories are defined along the same rules.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft and the Warcraft, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Vivendi Games, is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard's track record includes ten #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.
__________________
Evil Kender Cleric
Pureblood Capitalist Opressor
"There is NO excuse for Snape as anything other than dead."
KenderCleric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 10:17 AM   #2
Lord Ravenclaw
Administrator
System God
 
Lord Ravenclaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lakewood, CO
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,836
Wow. Now it sounds even more thoroughly mind-numbing.
Lord Ravenclaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 10:24 AM   #3
Rawrixmoo
First Year
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New York City
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
Send a message via AIM to Rawrixmoo
I wonder how many people will go through another expansion, where you level 10 times and then raid for a few months/years.
Rawrixmoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 12:47 PM   #4
Glernaj
Stab Executive
 
Glernaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Round Rock, Tx
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 360
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Hero class? My soul is crushed. The sad thing is, I'll buy and play it anyways.
__________________
Glernaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 12:52 PM   #5
Snarf
God of Magic
Thunder! Thunder! Thundercunts! Hoooo!
 
Snarf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Forty-Six & 2
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,818
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Thank god my brother and I got over WoW earlier in the year. This doesn't bring even a twitch of want to play it again, which surprises me. CoD2 ftw.
__________________
Snarf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 09:53 PM   #6
MrMucus
Professor
 
MrMucus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Australia
Gender: Male
Posts: 337
New hairstyles and dances are supposed to be a selling point LOL.

I'm still disappointed on how Paladins turned out at in TBC. Healbot I choose you! Bah. Why the fuck should the Paladin outheal the damn holy priest is beyond me.

http://arenacombat.ytmnd.com/ They really need to fix the afk Alterac Valley Horde problem at 70. That used to be my favourite battleground at 60

The death knight does sound cool enough however. Probably the most useful undead hero in Wc3 with the deathcoil and the speed aura.

Last edited by MrMucus; 08-09-2007 at 01:43 AM.
MrMucus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 11:59 PM   #7
Mage
Dark Lord
 
Mage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,122
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Send a message via Skype™ to Mage
Yet another $50 down the drain for all the WoW addicts. Doesnt seem like they are actually adding anything that you cant get in WC3 tft, and thats free.
Mage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 10:46 AM   #8
KenderCleric
Minister of Magic
Lord of Plot Bunnies
 
KenderCleric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Terra Atlantus
Gender: Male
Posts: 652
Send a message via AIM to KenderCleric Send a message via MSN to KenderCleric
Quote:
Originally Posted by elvin) View Post
Yet another $50 down the drain for all the WoW addicts. Doesnt seem like they are actually adding anything that you cant get in WC3 tft, and thats free.
That's just about an as assinine of a statement as you can make. Congrats.
__________________
Evil Kender Cleric
Pureblood Capitalist Opressor
"There is NO excuse for Snape as anything other than dead."
KenderCleric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 11:35 AM   #9
Dark Syaoran
Once and Future King
 
Dark Syaoran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The Holy Grail
Posts: 5,805
Yeah, saw this. I thought there would have been more additional levels. Perhaps up to 90, at least. But yeah. I'm guessing after the Lich King, all there is left are the Titans and Old Gods, unless they create something new.

Death Knight sounds alright. Was my favorite hero in WC3.
__________________
Dark Syaoran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 02:48 PM   #10
The Dark Lord Squash
Denarii Host
 
The Dark Lord Squash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cardbord Box inside your closet
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 440
Send a message via AIM to The Dark Lord Squash
Hell if you fight Arthras it won't really be for real I bet. At 70 Blizzard has said Illidan was just playing with you, and Arthras kicked his ass before the fuse. Innless Arthas is like a 80 man raid I can not see it being a "real fight"
__________________
.:.:. Where the Light is cruel and callous, Where it takes freedom and pride, There surge we Blackened Denarii with our Wings from Hell and our Dark Embrace. .:.:.

Proud sheeptrooper of the Galactic Sheep Empire.

Free Porn.... need I say more
The Dark Lord Squash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 10:23 PM   #11
Dark Syaoran
Once and Future King
 
Dark Syaoran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The Holy Grail
Posts: 5,805
Yeah, true. Just toying with them bitches.
__________________
Dark Syaoran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 10:25 PM   #12
Glernaj
Stab Executive
 
Glernaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Round Rock, Tx
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 360
DLP Supporter Donor Star
I remember hearing somewhere that Blizzard decided Arthas was gonna be around lvl 90 to challenge him with a full 40 man raid.
__________________
Glernaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 10:30 PM   #13
KenderCleric
Minister of Magic
Lord of Plot Bunnies
 
KenderCleric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Terra Atlantus
Gender: Male
Posts: 652
Send a message via AIM to KenderCleric Send a message via MSN to KenderCleric
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glernaj View Post
I remember hearing somewhere that Blizzard decided Arthas was gonna be around lvl 90 to challenge him with a full 40 man raid.
There are no more 40 man raids. Blizzard fucked that one up good.

As the Arthas they really haven't said anything other than he'll be one of the Raid encounters.
__________________
Evil Kender Cleric
Pureblood Capitalist Opressor
"There is NO excuse for Snape as anything other than dead."
KenderCleric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 10:33 PM   #14
Glernaj
Stab Executive
 
Glernaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Round Rock, Tx
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 360
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Eh, you can 40 man Doomwalker and Kazzak and still fail. I've seen it happen. It makes me smile inside to run in and fear the healers on both fights.
__________________
Glernaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2007, 12:35 AM   #15
KenderCleric
Minister of Magic
Lord of Plot Bunnies
 
KenderCleric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Terra Atlantus
Gender: Male
Posts: 652
Send a message via AIM to KenderCleric Send a message via MSN to KenderCleric
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glernaj View Post
Eh, you can 40 man Doomwalker and Kazzak and still fail. I've seen it happen. It makes me smile inside to run in and fear the healers on both fights.
Yeah, that make you cool alright.
__________________
Evil Kender Cleric
Pureblood Capitalist Opressor
"There is NO excuse for Snape as anything other than dead."
KenderCleric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2007, 06:39 AM   #16
Nobody
Danced the Hempen Jig
 
Nobody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Age: 25
Posts: 430
Send a message via AIM to Nobody Send a message via MSN to Nobody Send a message via Yahoo to Nobody
Eh. It's lost its magic for me, but I'll likely come across another game card (my last six months have all been gotten by chance) and buy the expansion later on. This is a huge opportunity for Blizzard to put in some interesting stuff (Undead ----> Shadow Ascendant hero class, for one). So... of course, they won't.
Nobody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2007, 05:07 PM   #17
Antivash
Until we meet again...
...Stay gold. Bang.
 
Antivash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ghost Planet
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,924
Send a message via AIM to Antivash
Lol Wow Sucks!
__________________


Find out how to use a steam sig like this here!
PS: If you PM and ask how to do it, I will ban you. Srsly.
Antivash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 01:54 PM   #18
DemonDream
Order Member
 
DemonDream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Your closet. Please clean it, I can't move.
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 401
Send a message via Yahoo to DemonDream
What is odd is that I really tried to get into this game. But I never really did, the monotony was too much for me. I never leveled past 36. So the only reason I have any interest in this is because Arthas is going to be kicking ass and taking names of 20-40 people at once.
__________________

Be the Ultimate Ninja! Play Billy Vs. SNAKEMAN today!
DemonDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 02:10 PM   #19
LogrusMage
Avatar
 
LogrusMage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Huntington Sta., NY
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,673
Send a message via AIM to LogrusMage
I had a level 40 Priest once... but then I remembered how nice it was to have a life.

"Make love, not Warcraft."
__________________

Thanks to Sir_Xiph0 for the Sig
LogrusMage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 05:33 PM   #20
Nobody
Danced the Hempen Jig
 
Nobody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Age: 25
Posts: 430
Send a message via AIM to Nobody Send a message via MSN to Nobody Send a message via Yahoo to Nobody
Hah. Having a life is overrated. I'd rather have shiny 1s and 0s.
Nobody is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blizzard to announce new game KenderCleric Gaming and PC Discussion 46 06-23-2007 03:17 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2005 - 2011 Darklordpotter.net. All rights reserved.
No personal intellectual property on this site may be used without the credit and express permission of the respective authors.