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Thu, Nov 20, 2008 | 15:21 GMT
Blizzard’s confirmed that Wrath of the Lich King has sold 2.8 million copies in 24 hours to become the fastest selling PC game ever.
The WoW expansion beat the 2.4 million units sold by previous add-on The Burning Crusade in 2007.
“We’re grateful for the incredible support that players around the world have continued to show for World of Warcraft,” said Blzizard boss Mike Morhaime.
“Wrath of the Lich King contains some of the best content we’ve created for the game so far, and we look forward to seeing even more players log in to experience it in the days ahead.”
Press release after the link.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 | 21:05 GMT
Speaking to MTV at the Wrath of the Lich King launch this week, Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime said that the American subs rate for World of Warcraft won’t be changing in the US any time soon.
“The monthly rate for WoW in the United States has not changed, and we’re not planning any changes to it,” said the exec.
Note the “United States” bit. just to compound the point he was talking specifically about America, Morhaime added:
“I think we’re pretty happy with our pricing in the United States. I think it feels right to us and our players.”
No mention of Europe or Asia there, is there?
There’s a full interview through the link.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 | 20:48 GMT
Like, dur. Swedish paper the Kvällsposten’s reporting that a 15 year-old boy collapsed and started convulsing after playing Wrath of the Lich King for 24 hours without a break this week.
His father’s now warning other parents of the dangers of not eating, sleeping and working hard at a computer for unnatural lengths of time.
Message to world: stop being so fucking stupid, please.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 | 20:42 GMT
All the Wrath of the Lich King raiding content has been cleared by a European guild less than three days after the expansion released.
“We are proud to declare that all WOTLK PVE raid content has now been cleared,” said the TwentyFifthNovember guild in a note on its site.
“This is both a moment of triumph and a cause for concern. The question in all our minds right now is if we could do this, how soon until the rest of the top guilds in the world clear all the raid content that WOTLK has to offer? Did Blizzard miscalculate in the tuning of these encounters? Or is this Blizzard folding under the weight of a large casual player base that demands to be on equal footing with end-game raiders?”
What are they going to do now, Blizzard? You’d best hurry up with some new content, innit.
Thu, Oct 30, 2008 | 16:05 GMT
Blizzard’s going large for the launch of Wrath of the Lich King, with its central UK event to take place at midnight on November 12 at HMV on London’s Oxford Street.
“We’ve been looking forward to these launch events all year,” said Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime.
“This is one of the few opportunities we get to meet with players in person, and we can’t wait to celebrate the release of Wrath of the Lich King with them.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the standard edition of the game as well as the limited Collector’s Edition, which contains The Art of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King hardback book; Frosty, an exclusive in-game frost wyrm pet; a behind-the-scenes DVD; the official soundtrack containing 21 tracks; an exclusive mouse pad displaying a map of the newly opened continent of Northrend; and two World of Warcraft Trading Card Game starter decks with two exclusive cards available only in the Collector’s Edition.
Be warned: the launch of The Burning Crusade was the biggest game’s release we’ve ever seen in London. Get there early. And expect chaos.
Press release after the link.
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According to this Death Knight post, an Achievement system in the World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Alpha test can be accessed by typing in “/achievement”.
There are some screens of it over there, showing awards for things like “total death”, general PvP and exploration.
The WoW update is planned to release at the end of this year and will be shown at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational at the end of this month.