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Choose My Adventure Live: Roblinator vs. zombies

Choose the adventures of Robin Torres as Roblinator the goblin shamanator or join in with <It came from the Blog> on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H).

Yo! I still have hopes of becoming trade princess, but first I got a turtle god to destroy with my leet level 10 elemental skills. Watch the stream above and join us in the chat room after the break if you want to boss me around. Also after the break are poll results, new polls and a recap from last week.

Update: The stream is now over. Click on the image above for the video replay.

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Filed under: It Came from the Blog, Choose My Adventure

Choose My Adventure: Live Cataclysm stream


Choose the adventures of the WoW.com staff as we level our characters in <It came from the Blog> on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H).

I will be streaming my exploits on one of my beta characters live on WoW.com's Justin.tv channel tonight at 11 p.m. EDT. I will be taking requests from the chat channel for various activities as they come up. I'll also be narrating, as usual, so prepare to be babbled at.

Tune in now and choose my adventure live!

Filed under: Choose My Adventure

BlizzCon 2009: Entering a brave new world

Chris Metzen, speaking during the World of Warcraft preview panel, revealed that Cataclysm will introduce seven new zones, on top of revamping the old world. This revamp changes both the game mechanics (adding the ability to fly anywhere) and the lore, as old zones are forever changed, both geographically and territorially. These new zones are:
  • Gilneas
  • Twilight Highlands
  • Deepholm
  • The Lost Isles
  • Sunken City of Vashj'ir
  • Mount Hyjal
  • Uldum

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Filed under: Blizzard, News items, Lore, BlizzCon, Cataclysm

BlizzCon 2009: The short version


For all those of you out there who don't have the time to slog through the 100+ articles we published on BlizzCon 2009, we've condensed the events of the past few days into the most important things you need to know:
If you'd like a more thorough look at how BlizzCon 2009 went, visit our round-ups on Day One and Day Two of the con for a more complete guide to our articles, galleries, and videos.

Filed under: Patches, Events, Fan stuff, WoW Social Conventions, Blizzard, News items, Expansions, Features, BlizzCon, Cataclysm, Worgen, Goblin

BlizzCon 2009: Goblin backstory and zone info


The DirecTV stream cut out for me after the opening ceremony, so it's possible there are a few things I'm missing; drop a comment if it looks like I've omitted anything. Anyway, here's what we know about the Goblins (the new Horde race) so far:

BACKSTORY


The playable race is a group of Goblins based on the Isle of Kezan, a new zone between the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor. While Goblins and the neutral Goblin trade organizations as a whole originate here, the official site and trailer both hint that the playable group has had (or is that, will have?) a recent and deeply unpleasant encounter with the Alliance that makes the Horde a logical choice when the time comes to pick sides. From the trailer, it would appear that much of the Goblins' starting zone is taken up by the eponymous cataclysm, the need to get away from the destruction, and their induction into the Horde, but we don't have too many details on it yet.

The playable Goblins won't be formally associated with any of the neutral Goblin trading organizations we already know and love (figuratively speaking, of course; the Steamwheedle Cartel's been bilking us for years). There's also no mention so far of the other Goblins going anywhere, so I'm assuming that the game's preexisting Goblins will remain in the game in whatever capacity they can post-cataclysm, and the Horde Goblins are a faction unto themselves named the Bilgewater Cartel.

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Filed under: Horde, Analysis / Opinion, Events, WoW Social Conventions, Expansions, Factions, Classes, BlizzCon, Cataclysm, Goblin

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