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Blizzard has released an interactive map of Paris, done in the style of World of Warcraft. Paris is the location for the World Wide Invitational 2008, and the map is a real gem. If you click on any of the locations, a tooltip will popup with two facts about it. One fact is real, and one is an in-joke tied to the World of Warcraft.

When I found this, myself and several other writers were laughing out loud at them. While it's not as good as a Wrath of the Lich King map (to quote fellow writer Alex Ziebart, "Holy cow, is that a map for Wrath?" *looks closer* "Oh... it's just Paris. Lame."), it's still pretty darn funny and cool.

For instance, when you click on the La Defense up in the left hand corner of the map, the quip at the bottom reads "If you put Tempest Keep in the middle of Stormwind it might look something like this – but with less dragonhawks." Just hilarious, especially if you've ever had to deal with the annoying dragonhawks in Tempest Keep: The Eye.

The tooltip for the Eiffel Tower reads: "Like Karazhan you will need to brave many stairs in order to ascend to the top of this magnificent piece of architecture. A Tour will improve your stamina by +25. 26th century graffiti: 'You must construct additional pylons.' "

Clicking on The Louvre reveals: "If you liked Ironforge museum you'll be astonished by this one. The picture of the smiling gnome is a sure win."

The Cemetary Pere Lachaise tells us it has "Absolutely no doom weed, or gloom weed. Guaranteed."

If you have a moment check it out, you won't be disappointed. And remember to stay tuned to WoW Insider for complete coverage of the World Wide Invitational 2008!

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