With less than 2 weeks before the much awaited expansion hits our hard drives, Blizzard has again devised a devious plot to extend our timesinks and allow the wait to be a little more bearable. And what better way to deepen timesinks than playing a mini-game with similar reputation, Plants vs. Zombies, but World of Warcraft style!
Plants vs. Zombies, as you may already know is a popular tower-defense mechanic mini-game that has made waves throughout the world with its simple interface and repetitive, yet entertaining objective. The game has a career of enhancing a person’s procrastination skills, and Blizzard wants to bank on this mindless but fun concept (though Blizzard was the first one to implement a Tower-defense game).
World of Warcraft Patch 4.0.3a goes live today, and so far from I've seen ingame, it's definitely NOT the same Azeroth I've become so accustomed to since day 1 of my WoW career. If you've logged out last night outside major cities, you may have noticed you're now in a graveyard. Because of the zone changes, Blizzard was generous enough to steer clear its players from any harm. Flying guards are also visible now around major cities.
Here is the complete patchnote released by Blizzard:
No, servers aren't back online yet. However, it seems Blizzard has already activated the cinematic intro and login screen for World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Cataclysm. Gone are the days where the icy lands of Northrend and the terrifying flight of Sindragosa greet us. Instead, we will now officially witness for the very first time in the game the herald of Deathwing who aims to strike fear upon every denizen of Azeroth.
Servers won't be back up for a few more hours, so enjoy the torture of watching Deathwing screw up Azeroth, particularly Stormwind, without having to play the game.
Troubling times are upon us, and we can't wait!
The Shattering has arrived. Say goodbye to the World of Warcraft we know today, because in a matter of hours patch 4.0.3a will be available for download and play, most likely after the server maintenance. That means that most of the World of Warcraft we’ve played for years will change, all thanks to the destructive efforts of Deathwing’s hunger for revenge.
I’ll certainly miss the place. I’ve not really grown an emotional attachment to most of the things that are going to change 24 hours from now, since I’ve only been playing the game for almost a year (awesome months of my life!), but I’m sure A LOT of people that have been playing since Vanilla WOW will all crumble to tears as several old-school zones and mechanics will be gone.
Infiltrated and maligned by faction champions, sabotaged capsules and ritual circles, no wonder the Twilight Hammer Cult is getting frustrated nowadays, especially with their supreme master, Deathwing knocking on their doorsteps like a boss asking his employee "Where are those damn reports?!". But despite the setbacks that have befallen upon them thanks to the efforts of those meddling soldiers of the Alliance and the Horde, the cult has finally put their plans into work as their weeks of preparation have finally paid off.
The Twilight Hammer just does not know when to stop. After the faction champions' successful infiltration on the doomsday party and destroying the elementals lurking around major cities in Azeroth, the cult isn't phased by these minor setbacks as they are back to raise hell in the lands. Now the faction leaders ask for your help to 'stop' the cult's next move before they inflict permanent damage to our hometowns. Welcome to the third phase of the Twilight Cult's Elemental Invasion before The Shattering occurs that will surely mess up the entire planet (Elemental Invasion 4 write up will be published ASAP, but if you have anything interesting you'd like to share, go ahead and post below!)
Show Me Your Papers
Patch 4.0.1 has certainly redefined the way us Hunters choose our pets these days, specifically in raid instances where abilities and skill can make or break the success of the group. It's no wonder why more and more are starting to become REAL hunters by actually hunting for various types of animals instead of sticking to just 2 or 4.
Lok’tar ogar! For far too long I’ve been featuring too much of the Alliance in Countdown to Cataclysm. The Hordies out there might get worried that they won’t be in the limelight once World of Warcraft Cataclysm kicks in. Well we do assure you that the Horde will have the attention they truly deserve in the expansion. And what better way to herald the strength of awesomeness of the Horde than talking about the pinnacle of the faction’s triumph over the trials it has undergone, the great city of Orgrimmar!
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