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Apparently Blizzard either was or has been considering the Naga as an addition to the playable races, though their lack of legs is a big hurdle to overcome for things like armor design. In terms of future plot, the interview seems to imply that following Mists of Pandaria we will be headed back into mainland Azeroth, and that further story lines involving the trolls, the Burning Legion, and the Emerald Dream are slated to "gradually develop". Now, we know that an Emerald Dream expansion is something that many fans have been hankering after for a good long time, so this kind of news would be very much welcome to hear. Here I feel compelled to state that again, there is no official confirmation for any of this. However, there is one bit about the lore that I feel relatively confident is accurate, and that's Ghostcrawler's assertion that the relationship and conflict between the mogu, the Old Gods, and the Titans will be revealed in patch 5.4.
Happy speculations, everyone!
Update 10:42 p.m. EDT: 2P, the Chinese gaming site, has updated their English translation of the article noting that Naga will not be the next playable race. They also modified the way in which the next areas of WoW's content were talked about; however the three big areas (Trolls, Burning Legion, and Emerald Dream) are still areas in which Ghostcrawler noted content can expand into.
- New J!nx swag
- Mobile Armory security breach
- Qiraji Guardling now available
- Guide to Midsummer Fire Festival 2013
- Registration for the 2013 Arena Pass now open
- Gamon's day comes in patch 5.4
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- The latest patch 5.4 PTR patch note updates
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- Ghostcrawler has appeared on Twitter
- Mentor guilds have been announced
- The battleground call to arms now runs all week
- Fishing no longer needs a pole
- Blizzard announces Mists of Pandaria launch events
- New models are being worked on for humans and orcs
- Battleground blacklisting
- Mists of Pandaria's core abilities tab
- The removal of head enchants
- Flight via flatulence
- What's your favorite Battleground?
- Ladder Phase 1 for the 2012 Arena Pass
- Account-wide mounts
- Awesome Avengers transmogrification
- WoW's next borrowed game mechanic
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- Subscribers down to 10.3 million
- PvP Season 10 ending Nov. 29
- Patch 4.3 valor and conquest conversion policy
- WoW designer Q&A
- Darkmoon Faire on the PTR
- Rumors of mass layoffs at Blizzard are 100% false
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As we've covered here before, private servers are a violation of license limitations of the EULA. Blizzard considers any violation of those license limitations to be copyright infringement and sues people for such. Furthermore, Blizzard established in the "Bnetd" case that crafting software to set up a private server is a copyright infringement all on its own.
The total reward of $88,594,589 comes from $3,053,339 of inappropriate profits, $63,600 of attorney's fees, and $85,478,600 of statutory damages. Statutory damages are damages required by law that are increased for willful and commercially based infringement. Scapegaming may appeal the amount.
Obviously it would be somewhat insane to expect that this is an entirely new browser built from the ground up. At its core, the browser is Opera 9. So if you've got a strong aversion to that browser, you're not going to find anything here to redeem it. However, if you're ambivalent towards Opera, or if you've never even tried it, the Elitist Jerks browser is definitely worth checking out. It's got all the features we as consumers have come to expect from a browser over the last few years, along with the polish that Opera is known for.
With these notes we know that 3.0.3 will be dropping tomorrow. The patch will fix many bugs in the game currently, and hopefully bring more stability to the servers. Paladins are getting nerfed, Warriors are getting buffed, and there are more changes across the board.
And best of all? We can all now earn the "Hallowed Be thy Name" achievement much, much easier.
Full patch notes after the break. And don't forget to check out the 3.0.2 patch notes if you have more questions about what some of these changes mean.
AFK Gamer reviews post-2.3 Alterac Valley
The popular gaming blog takes a look at the latest changes to AV.
The Digital Continuum: Activision Blizzard vs Electronic Arts, battle of the MMO titans
Kyle Horner looks at the merger and explores how the industry is shaping up to be a battle between the two giants.
Behind the Curtain: Moral & Ethical choices
Carl Whithers steers his weekly column into the murky waters of the consequences of our online actions.
Building a better MMOusetrap: Why we fight!
Dave Moss tells us why he indulges in a battle-driven game.
MMO subscriptions report -- who is beating whom?
The latest guesses are out on MMO subscription numbers. We all know WoW is the king, but who's nipping at his heels?
Gamer Interrupted: Playing together with different playstyles
Picking up on her topic from last week, Robin Torres continues to explore gaming as a couple, this time dealing with in-game goals that are at odds with each other.
Herndandez vs IGE - IGE withdraws motion to stay/dismiss
The latest in the lawsuit against gold sellers.
Scott Jennings on how to make PvP not suck
The Broken Toys blogger gives his 13 rules of PvP and why current MMOs aren't living up to them.
MMOGology: World of why bother
Marc Knottke talks about sharding your purples for greens.
On with the show!
First official confirmation of new Blizzard MMO
CM Drysc confirmed that Blizzard is working on a "Next Gen MMO", but which one? Is "World of Starcraft" on the horizon?
Cinemassively: Machiniplex to hold Q & A for "Among Fables and Men"
Warcraft Movies' 1st place Drama winner in their recent Fabled Few contest was the awesome Among Fables and Men. Machiniplex is holding an online screening with remastered audio and an interview with the director over Skype.
The most influential MMOG moments
WoW's Toyota commercial made the list for showing that MMO's have gone mainstream. Check out the other watershed moments, but I don't know if any of them equal four wheels of FURY!!
Analyst talks World of Warcraft's churn rate
A Gamasutra article analyzes WoW's revenue gain in the last year as well as its ability to retain customers.
As the Worlds Turn: Neverending Stories
Adam Schumacher continues to explore the intersection of lore and MMOs, this time looking at how Warcraft's backstory affects gameplay.
Behind the Curtain: Making your own lore with Fan Fiction
Craig Whithers continues his weekly column, this time talking about using Fan Fiction to engage in roleplaying of the WoW universe (and others.)
WoW 3v3 tournament ended, videos from the finals
Team Pandemic won the $45,000 grandprize in the 3v3 tournament at Dreamhack in Sweden. Check out the details.
Building a Better MMOusetrap: Buildings, barrens and beyond (Part 4)
Dave Moss completes his 4 part series on MMO environments. Having covered architecture, cities and landscapes, he jumps into dungeons in his latest column.
Gamer Interrupted: Duos are good for relationships
Robin Torres talks about those who play together, stay together. But it isn't as easy as it looks.
Social currency and giving in MMOs
Is giving a gift in-game the same as giving it to a person in RL?
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Blizzard was only expecting 1 million WoW subscribers
Spotlight on an interview with former Blizzard producer reveals early plans of WoW's infancy.
Behind the Curtain: Evolving the World of Warcraft
Carl Whithers proposes a way to make the lore of WoW more meaningful.
Bioware likes WoW, but thinks it can do better
WoW did a lot of things right, but the time sink to progress in the game is still very large. Bioware thinks they can fix that.