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WRUP: And now, our feature presentation

This week saw a release date announcement for Curse of Naxxramas, the first adventure pack for Hearthstone. Release dates are fine and all that, but in more relevant WoW news, this week also saw the launch of a brand new beta build that opened up four new levels to obtain, two new PvE zones worth of quests, two model revamps, one PvP island, a mysterious portal, and a whole mess of new places to explore.

Sure, we already have a list of things to expect from Warlords, and a list of features we'll be seeing in the new expansion. But this week, in addition to asking everyone what they are playing this weekend, we decided to ask what one feature they'd like to see added to Warlords. How about you guys -- and what are you playing?

Alex Ziebart (@AlexZiebart) This weekend I'm taking it easy for the most part and spending time outside. When I am playing something, I'll be on the Warlords beta checking out Talador. As for new features? Real player housing is still something I really want after seeing it in action in Wildstar -- the amount of creativity some players pour into their lots is incredible. Though I'd accept a Karabor comeback as an alternative.

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WRUP: A lonely time of playing

This week was a complex mix of big news and no news. Weeks like this are weird. Your intrepid WoW Insider staff assembles itself, ready to lay down the big news smackdown... and then nothing else comes to light. It's a weird mix of hurry-up-and-wait and "Oh, please, let something happen."

But the reality is that WoD approaches closer with every day. While there's obviously no release date yet, we're getting lots of information from the beta. So when we asked the WoW Insider staff what they're playing this weekend, we also asked them to opine on the state of the beta. Are we looking forward to the expansion as a whole new playground, or are we feeling like the not-time-travel expansion is perhaps a bit lackluster?

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Last Week in WoW: Nor any drop to drink

This past week has been big on news, but maybe not the news you want. Hearthstone officially launched. Heroes of the Storm opened its technical alpha. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is on the horizon. Warlords of Draenor is available for pre-order, the purchase of which includes an immediate level 90 character boost. However, there's no sign of a beta. Perhaps it's like a watched pot. If we keep waiting for it to boil over, it won't even simmer.

We have no server maintenance today, only rolling restarts, but let's get caught up on everything that happened last week anyway.

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WRUP: Good news everybody!

When you say news around here, you frequently get a wide variety of results. After all, we're a WoW news site, and it's easy to assume were talking about in-game news. But, sometimes, recent world events are so troubling that we might be talking about those affairs. Or we might be talking about some personal news. After all, "news" is a big word. So when we asked your intrepid WoW Insider staff what they thought of the news this week, we got some surprising answers.

Kick back with a bottle of your favorite legal beverage, and join us in the freshest installment of WRUP: What R U Playing? Leave a comment below and let us know as well; we love hearing what our fellow players plan to do with their weekends.

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WRUP: Weekend of news

shaman in flight over crystalsong
This has been a week of news. Changes to casting on the move, nerfs to Garrosh, and Heroes of the Storm leaks. These news-filled weeks feel few and far between these days, so it's nice to feel like our beloved Blizzard is picking up steam. What do you feel about the news of the weeks, and what are you hoping to hear next week?

Adam Koebel (@bendakwow) It's going to be a lazy weekend consisting of a lot of Olympics watching and a bit of raiding. As for this week's news, I think its nice they are taking challenge modes seriously. Remember, you've got several months to get around to them if you've been putting them off. Next week, I want to hear something new about Warlords. I enjoyed the artcraft post about garrisons and now I want more! Maybe it's too early to talk about class changes, but some zone previews or something along those lines would be cool.

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WRUP: Game we can't talk about

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Some weeks, there's so much going on that it's hard to easily pick an opinion question. Given that, we asked your intrepid WoW Insider staff what they thought the biggest news of the week might be. Now that I have the answer, I kind of feel the big news is that a lot of people are playing some game they can't talk about. I'm assuming it's Fight Club.

Adam Koebel (@bendakwow) Apparently I can't talk about what I'll be playing this weekend. Something about a NDA. Another slow week for news except for the 2 week warning for the end of the PVP season. I understand the PvPers are quite happy about the item level boost, but I'm more interested in the implications it has on the Warlords release date. Typically PvP seasons last about 20 weeks, give or take. If this one follows the same pattern,, it would mean an expansion release around mid-July at the earliest. The wait is killing me.

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Weekly news roundup with Panser of TradeChat

TradeChat's Panser returns with this week's WoW Insider news recap, where we look back at the hottest news from the past week and whatever other kickin' rad things may have come our way. This week's topics include: If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to TradeChat, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode!

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WRUP: The hot, big news

WRUP The hot, big news
Not every week is packed with exciting news. But this week, our intrepid WoW Insider staff will take you through the week's biggest hits. It's kind of like a weekly news recap, but with Twitter headers. Don't forget to hit the comments and tell what you're playing this weekend! Anything from GTA to Pac-Man counts, and we want to see it all!

Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) I may see if I can work on farming Shaohao reputation this weekend -- I have nearly enough Timeless Coins for the mount, I just don't have the reputation to get it yet! That, and I'm kind of tempted by the Steam sale for The Secret World that Mike Sacco mentioned on Twitter -- it's 50% off, and I might just have to check it out. Biggest news this week would probably have to be that the book I worked on is out now -- I'm terribly pleased about that one!

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WRUP: There's always something new around the corner

WRUP There's always something new around the corner
The nice thing about the PTR is that there's always something new around the corner. You have the excitement of each new build, deciphering that data, and generally getting excited about what's to come. It's like getting ready for Christmas every single time. So, of course, our bonus question this week was to ask our intrepid WoW Insider staff about their feelings on the PTR.

Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) I'll be guesting on the Justice Points podcast this weekend - it's not a live show, but I'll be mentioning the podcast on Twitter once it's up for downloading and all that jazz. Other than that, I may try to get some more valor points farmed this weekend. I really can't wait for 5.4 to go live - the Timeless Isle is AMAZING. I like fiddling around with it on the PTR, but I'd rather be playing it on live!

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WRUP: BRB, raid flexing

WRUP BRB, raid flexing
It's been a little over a week since we discovered flex raids. Since then, Blizzard has supplied more information, talking heads have hypothesized, and we've all had time to search our feelings and know it to be true.

So while we were polling your inimitable WoW Insider staff about what they're playing this weekend, we decided to take a dipstick of the team opinion on flex raids. So jump in and join us for the conversation, and tell us what you think of this new feature.

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Weekly news roundup with Panser of TradeChat

TradeChat's Panser returns with this week's WoW Insider news recap, where we look back at the hottest news from the past week and whatever other kickin' rad things may have come our way. And if you didn't notice, this recap is coming on a Tuesday! Is this a new thing? Why yes, yes it is.

This week's topics include: If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to TradeChat, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode!

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WRUP: In the Arms of a Bat

Bats are clearly the superior totem animal, as proven by the absolute dominance of Batman over every other superhero ever. So while we were canvassing your intrepid WoW Insider staff to find out what thye're doing with our weekend, we had to ask about bats. Is the Armored Bloodwing the coolest mount ever, or just the coolest mount to exist so far? Also, if you somehow believe the Armored Bloodwing isn't the final word in best mounts ever, what mount tickles your fancy?

What about you folks? When you feel that gripping need for speed, which mount is your go-to choice? No matter what you choose; no buzzing the tower.

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Weekly news roundup with Panser of TradeChat

TradeChat's Panser returns with this week's WoW Insider news recap, where we look back at the hottest news from the past week and whatever other kickin' rad things may have come our way. This week's topics include: If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to TradeChat, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode!

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, News items

Weekly news roundup with Panser of TradeChat

TradeChat's Panser returns with this week's WoW Insider news recap, where we look back at the hottest news from the past week and whatever other kickin' rad things may have come our way. This week's topics include: If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to TradeChat, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode!

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, News items

WRUP: Our hipster WoW

WRUP Our hipster WoW
Well, WoW's in the crosswords. We've gone mainstream. Time to pack it all in, trade out our fixie bikes and obsessions with animation and nerd stuff, put on a real suit, and get a real job.

Or... it's time to really get obscure. Our bonus question of the week: Now that WoW has been co-opted by the mainstream media, what truly hipster activity do you embrace to stay unique?

Brewing beer, writing novels, and arguing on the internet doesn't count.

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