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Patch 3.3 download mirror

Our sister site Big Download has hosted the patch 3.3 files for easily accessible and speedy downloads. Right now they only have the North American PC and Mac patches available, but they will be getting the international versions of the patch up later today.

Head over there and grab the patch if you haven't been using the background downloader the past month. Enjoy!
We'll update this post with international versions when they become available.

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Filed under: Patches, News items

Patch 3.2.2 Download mirror


Our sister site Big Download has the patch 3.2.2 files up for download on their site now. The patch file will work for game clients patched to version 3.2.0a (the latest patch before 3.2.2). The file is only 40 megs, so it should go quickly for you.

This patch mirror is only for the English-US PC version of WoW. We currently do not have the Mac version or other localizations, however we'll update this post when we get them in.

Enjoy your patch download!

Update: The Mac version of the patch is now available for download.

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2n - 1 go left, 2n go right. I don't see enough DoTs! More DoTs now!

Are you ready for the return of Onyxia? With the Brood Mother being revitalized as a 10 and 25 person raid, you'll need to be sure you know everything that's coming at you. WoW.com's Guide to Patch 3.2.2 will make sure your set for the patch!

Filed under: Patches, News items

All about our BlizzCon coverage

BlizzCon is upon us today. WoW.com and the Joystiq network are pulling out the stops unlike any year before. There's a total of 15 staffers on the ground during the convention this year, representing the entire Joystiq Network (WoW.com, Joystiq, Massively, and Big Download). We're going to be brining you non-stop coverage throughout the day. And while there could very well be 20 or so posts on WoW.com alone in the next 24 hours, there's only a few places where you need to look to find it all.
  • WoW.com's BlizzCon Guide – Everything that happens about the World of Warcraft at BlizzCon will be listed there. I'll be updating this everytime we get something new in.
  • The Joystiq Network BlizzCon Page – Coverage of everything that's not posted directly on WoW.com: Diablo III, StarCraft II, and any unannounced games that might just be announced.
  • WoW.com's Twitter – Expect to hear lots from myself, Mike, Alex, and the rest of the team. Let us know your questions about the con and we'll try to find you answers!
  • WoW.com's Side Bar – See that nifty "BlizzCon Live Blog Schedule" on WoW.com? That's when our writers will be blogging live the various panels. When the live blogs are happening they'll be the top post on our site, and when they're done you can access them by links that will appear there.
Good times had by all! And don't forget to say hello to anyone wearing a WoW.com shirt. We might just have a surprise for you!

Filed under: WoW Insider Business, BlizzCon

World of Warcraft Patch 3.2 mirrors

If you live in some crazy alternate dimension where we haven't been posting about Patch 3.2 today and you're completely unaware that the patch dropped... hey, it dropped! Hooray!

On patch days, there are inevitably hordes of people that can't get the Blizzard downloader working. Good news! One of our sister sites, Big Download, has posted a patch mirror for your convenience. Following that link will bring you to mirrors for both PC and Mac versions of the patch, so go ahead and pick your poison.

Keep an eye on the site, because we plan to continue our Patch 3.2 coverage throughout the day.

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WoW's Patch 3.2 ushers in the Crusaders' Coliseum, the Isle of Conquest, flying mounts at 60, and much more. WoW.com has all the patch information your Worgen obsessed mind can handle in WoW.com's Guide to Patch 3.2!

Filed under: Patches, News items

WoW Rookie: Keeping your account safe and sound


New around here? WoW Rookie points WoW's newest players to the resources they need to get acclimated. Send us a note to suggest a WoW Rookie topic.

It doesn't take keyboard gymnastics to prevent your account from getting hacked. As a new player, you're bound to be concerned – and if you do any digging at all, you're also bound to uncover a tangle of acerbic, rather arcane-sounding comments (many of them on posts right here at WoW Insider) about what operating systems, browsers and browser add-ons are most secure.

You really don't have to change your entire computer system simply to keep your WoW account safe. This week, WoW Rookie rounds up a selection of WoW Insider posts that show you how (and why) to keep your WoW account from being hacked and prevent your computer from spilling its beans to the world at large.

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Filed under: Features, WoW Rookie, Account Security

Patch 3.1.1a download mirror

What's that you say? Download to slow? Your internet hates torrent traffic? Well don't fear!

I'm Al Harington, president and CEO of Al Harington's wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tubeman emporium and warehouse. Thanks to a shipping error, I am now currently overstocked on wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tubeman patch 3.1.1a downloads and I'm passing the saving onto you!!!

Look over here to download patch 3.1.1a for the PC, and look over here to download patch 3.1.1a for the Mac.

And as always, for the wackiest waving inflatable arm-flailing tubeman (and patch downloads), choose Al Harington's wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tubeman emporium and warehouse and WoW Insider's sister site Big Download.

Download today!

Filed under: Patches, News items, Humor

Patch 3.0.9 Mirror [Updated]

Mirror, mirror on the wall... who has the bestist mirrors of them all?

Big Download has mirrored patch 3.0.9 for everyone. We've got localizations up for the EU WoW as well (English, German, Spanish, French, and Russian). Remember that you need to have WoW updated to patch 3.0.8a in order to install patch 3.0.9. Big Download also has those files available.

Patch 3.0.9 contains a few changes, and is a postscript to patch 3.0.8 and patch 3.0.8a.

We're expecting the patch 3.1 PTR to drop anytime.

Updated 2:24 p.m. EST: You can also now get the Mac client (enUS only).

As usual, please do not post links to other mirror sites in the comments. We cannot verify their integrity. We do this for your safety!

Filed under: Patches, News items

Patch 3.0.8.9506 mirrored at Big Download

Big Download has mirrored today's patch for us all. You can head over there and grab both the Mac and PC versions. While the download is small, just under seven megs, the Blizzard downloader has been known to lag out and not work correctly at times. And these times usually occur right on patch day, so we've got you covered.

This patch fixes some bug that have been around since 3.0.8 went live last Tuesday. We know at least three confirmed bugs it fixes, but we're not sure about the rest. This patch is being called 3.0.8.9506 or 3.0.8a.

Happy patch day!

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Filed under: Patches, News items

Patch 3.0.8 download mirror [Updated]

Out sister site Big Download has hosted the patch files to bring WoW up from its previous version, 3.0.3, to the current version of 3.0.8. The patch itself is 56megs, and the Blizzard downloader has been known to lag out when everyone gets home from work / school in the evening.

Head over to Big D and grab the download. The servers are ran by AOL folks, our parent company, and promise to have super-fast speeds. And best of all? There are no annoying nerd coasters CDs in the mail!

Take a look after the break for Non-US/NA patch files.

We have all the latest information from the patch, from the notes to bugs (and more bugs), to a comprehensive overview of everything 3.0.8.

Happy patch day!

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EU patches up at Big Download

When we posted links to the recent patches mirrored on our sister site Big Download yesterday, several of you bemoaned the fact that the European patches were not up yet. Rejoice! Now you can directly download the European 3.0.1 and 3.0.2 patches, without having to muck with the Blizzard downloader.

Currently the German, English, French, and Russian patches are up (the 3.0.2 patch is langugae-specific, while the 3.0.1 patch is not). They promise to have the Spanish patch up within the hour. The Spanish patch is up now too. Also currently only the Windows version of the 3.0.2 patch is available; I'm sure they'll get the Mac version up if and when they can. Remember to apply the patches in order, 3.0.1 first then 3.0.2. Oh, and don't delete your patch files when you're done patching (more on this soon).

Filed under: Patches

Patch 3.0.2 mirrored at Big Download

Many readers are still reporting problems downloading patch 3.0.2, possibly the largest patch WoW has ever received (in terms of both file size and number of changes). The Blizzard Downloader is a clever adaptation of BitTorrent, and while it does a good job of lightening the load on Blizz's servers and distributing the patch files to those of us who are able to forward ports and open firewalls, not everyone is in that position. Some people really just want a straight HTTP download of the patch files.

Fortunately, our sister site Big Download is here to help. They're hosting all the patch files, for both Mac and Windows, BC players and classic. Part of the confusion here is that there were actually two patches yesterday, 3.0.1 and 3.0.2. They must be applied in that order, and then you'll be ready to play. All the instructions are over at Big Download; they'll have you up and running in short order.

Filed under: Patches

Wrath is one of BigD's most anticipated games


Our sister site Big Download, purveyor of all things PC games, have released their list of the most anticipated PC titles for the rest of the year, and as you might imagine, Wrath of the Lich King is posted in there, nestled in among other sure-to-be-giants like Spore and Left 4 Dead. The game that's expected to be WoW's big MMO competition this fall, Warhammer Online, is in there as well, so for those of you who are PC gamers, the Fall and Winter future looks particularly bright (even if it does seem a little slow lately).

Of course, we have no idea how WoW's second expansion will fare on retail shelves this Fall, but all of the ingredients are there -- WoW is experiencing a resurgence lately (thanks in part to Blizzard's Recuit-a-friend promotion), and the news out of the beta has been nothing but encouraging for most everybody. Burning Crusade was gigantic, and that was back when 8 million were playing the game. All indications are that Blizzard stands to rake in the cash when their expansion goes on sale later this year.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, News items, Expansions, The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King

WoW Insider Show Episode 45: Turpster every four minutes

Last Saturday, as always, we sat down and spent about an hour discussing the latest and greatest in the World of Warcraft, and the results are now online for your listening enjoyment. Turpster and I were both on, as well as John "BigBearButt" Patricelli, and Kyle Horner, a blogger on our sister sites Massively and Big Download.
  • Turpster talked with us about WWI, what he thought of the big event in Paris, what it was like to play a Death Knight, and why he thought it was even better than last year's BlizzCon (including why this year's BlizzCon might be even better).
  • Kyle spoke with us about being a player who's just now getting back into WoW, and what he's excited for in the next expansion.
  • We talked a little bit about TCG cards, and whether it's fair for Upper Deck to give away the TCG loot.
  • Mages didn't get a lot of news during WWI, so we chatted about what they might get before Wrath of the Lich King.
  • We talked about the timing of the beta, and what the plan is for the rest of the Wrath release.
Definitely a fun show (and it features the only time I've ever gotten really angry at Turpster, though it turned out to be no big deal, and he's probably not fired from the show. Probably.). Give it a listen over on the WoW Radio page, and if you have a question comment, or insight about something we said, don't hesitate to email the show itself -- theshow@wow.com is the address.

Thanks for listening as always, we'll see you next week.

Filed under: Mage, WoW Insider Business, Virtual selves, Humor, Death Knight, Wrath of the Lich King, WoW Insider Show, Worldwide Invitational

WoW Insider Show goes live tomorrow


Our weekly podcast is back on the air tomorrow afternoon, and Turpster should be back at home in England, ready to tell us all about the rest of his WWI trip. I'll be on, along with John "BBB" Patricelli, and we'll also welcome Kyle Horner from our sister sites Massively and Big Download -- he's just recently gotten back into WoW, so we'll chat with him about what's changed since he left and why he's coming back. We'll also read your email (since we missed it last week, we'll have a lot to go through, I'm sure) as well as other tidbits from WWI, what's up with the Wrath world event, and when all of these beta registrations might actually start meaning something.

So join us, won't you? Just tune in to WoW Radio live tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 Eastern, and you'll be able to hear the show live on the virtual airwaves. And you can join us in IRC if you'd like as well -- either chat on the site, or send your IRC client of choice to irc.mmoirc.com and the #wowradio channel. And if you'd rather email the show, you can do that, too -- theshow@wow.com is the address for all your complaints, queries, and general Turpster praise.

We'll see you tomorrow afternoon as always.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Podcasting, WoW Insider Business, Odds and ends, Blizzard, WoW Insider Show

Activision-Blizzard merger may be complete on July 9th

WoW Insider sister site Big Download is reporting that the Activision-Blizzard merger is getting closer and closer to reality. They recently won another victory in court today, as a Delaware court struck down an attempt by the Wayne County Employees' Retirement System to gain a preliminary injunction against the deal.

We're now coming up fast the July 8th Activision shareholders' meeting, where they will vote to approve the merger. Activision has already said that they expect the merger to be official on or about July 9th, according to Big Download.

This, of course, squeaks in just under the wire for the E3 expo. Activision-Blizzard has already said they don't plan to participate, but that they will hold a press conference on or near the dates of the expo. It seems likely now that they will be officially announcing the completion of their merger.

Of course, we here at WoW Insider are hoping the merger isn't the only thing they reveal. A WoTLK cinematic and official release date or another L70ETC song on Guitar Hero would be nice, I'd say.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, News items

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