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2009-04-21 à 20:42
A little while ago, as some of you may know, I was at
San Francisco (Game Developers Conference), and while there, I learned a lot about gamer culture.
Now, E3 is and always has been a press event—an event where game companies get to show off the new cool stuff that they're doing to the public and to each other. GDC, though, is an industry event—where it's mostly about meeting other people in the industry, awarding innovation in games, and the new middleware type stuff that's out there. Being someone who works in the game industry, and only a short drive away from San Francisco, I just had to be there.
We Made The List!
2009-04-20 à 20:41
I Heart Chaos
has named us one of the
100 Best Websites of the Past 100 Years!
I don't know how stiff the competition was, since I can't think of too many websites that were around 100 years ago, but it's still flattering to be named. :)
Here's what they had to say about us:
With over 10 million World of Warcraft players, there's a huge need for tips, maps, articles and information on items and abilities. Thottbot used to be the standard, but Wowhead appeared and suddenly made searching for anything any everything WoW-related easy and intuitive.
Crossover Circus! With Prizes to Boot!
2009-04-20 à 19:30
Many of you are familiar with many, many MMOs. From EverQuest to Dark Age of Camelot to The Matrix Online and everything else in between. Oh, and Warcraft! Others of us, however, are only familiar with a few, if even just one.
is hosting an Age of Conan
called the "Venture into Hyboria." To enter, you visit their forum thread and write a short back story explaining how your MMO avatar made it to Hyboria. It can be serious, funny, or silly - some of you who are more inclined to back stories and RP might get a kick out of it! One lucky grand prize winner will get a GameRigs
custom desktop gaming PC system
in an Age of Conan case!
"Age of Conan", what?! Well, sort of. The idea of the contest is that your character from your favorite MMO (WoW, DAoC, whatever!) ventures into Hyboria, a setting for Age of Conan. Think of it as a cameo appearance by your character in another game!
to the Zam.com forums. You want more
Wowhead Comic #18
2009-04-19 à 13:00
Ding ding, me again.
This week's script was written by and stars Koren (the BE priest lady). She's been hunting that darn
Time-Lost Proto Drake
for gosh knows how long, (so have I /sadface) and is frustrated how quickly it is snapped up by other people in the hunt for it.
So, good luck to her, and I hope she bags herself this prize mount soon. <3 (and me too)
Note: Please, for the sake of her sanity and mine, pretty please don't reply to this blog post saying, OH I HAVE ONE, I FOUND IT SO-SO EASILY, etc etc. Or blood vessels will burst. And she might stab me in the head with a pen. And, uh, ignore the fact she can't actually use a crossbow ingame, for comic purposes it's nifty and cute.
2009-04-17 à 15:28
So! It appears that
Yogg-Saron is already down
Now this makes me wonder. Does this mean that Ulduar, like the rest of Naxx's raiding scene, is too easy? 2 days is very fast to bring down Ol' Yoggy, after all (although Algalon is still undefeated).
And yet, this is how it was supposed to go, wasn't it? The regular content is supposed to be easy for the hardcore player, to be accessible for people who are still casual places. Should we be measuring based on the hard mode achievements?
I'm honestly not sure. What do you guys think, hm?
WoW Quiz in Parade Magazine
2009-04-16 à 23:18
So I was approached by
a few days ago, asking me to create a World of Warcraft themed quiz for their magazine!
The quiz is now live on their website, under the
section (I'm a celebrity! Who knew?). Feel free to head on over to the
World of Warcraft
quiz and give it a shot! I tried to create some questions that non WoW players could try, leading up to a few slightly more challenging ones.
Go try it here:
Then post your score!
Ulduar Bosses (Part I)
2009-04-14 à 18:53
Hello, there, eager and not-so-eager raiders and readers!
Patch 3.1 is upon us! And with it, I feel confident enough to present to you something new. For the first time in Wowhead's history, we have boss information and strategies, fresh from the PTR, as soon as the patch hits the Live realms!
Without further ado, I give you
, updated with articles for three quarters of the bosses we have
Wowhead: Talent and Pet Calculators Upgraded!
2009-04-14 à 16:30
So in the process of building the code to support the upcoming profiling tool, we discovered that a few upgrades needed to be made to our trusty old
. In honor of the release of
, we've decided to release a few of our upgrades a little early. :)
Introducing our shiny new upgraded
Calculators! You'll notice a number of fancy new changes, but here are the ones we're most excited about:
Our talent calculator now supports glyphs! Of special note: we used the glyph calculator for a while in beta and discovered that, while pretty, the normal glyph icons are frequently hard to identify at a glance—so we tweaked the glyphs to actually use the icon of the
, rather than the glyph icon itself. Much easier to use!
No more "link" button! The URL of the Talent and Pet Calculators now automatically updates whenever you add or remove a point—all you have to do is copy/paste the URL, and you're there!
It's Big Patch Day!
2009-04-14 à 13:39
So today is the big day! Patch 3.1 is upon us, and it's time to plumb the depths of Ulduar!
So while you're waiting for the servers to come back up, be sure to check our coverage of the new patch:
Release Patch Notes
on the subject
And check back on the blog—we might have an update of our
to announce today...just a little one. :)
Wowhead Comic #17
2009-04-13 à 00:30
Happy Chocolate-and-Egg-day everybody!
We have to suffer without our bunnies and eggies for a little longer this year, but at least we get them for more than a day!
For 2009, Noblegarden will be hitting the servers soonly after Patch 3.1 is released, and will last for a week! So we'll all have plenty of time to get our pretty dresses and tuxes.
Happy Easter—er, Noblegarden
2009-04-12 à 12:09
I'm off celebrating with the family this weekend, but I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a happy Easter, regardless of your religious persuasion (or lack thereof). Hope everyone has a wonderful day. :)
If you're off hunting for Easter Eggs today, I'll be joining you—my dad hides them every year, and every year they get harder and harder to find. Hopefully I'll be able to come back and post a reply with the most challenging find of the year...there's always one.
What about you guys? Where was your best-hidden egg? :)
Rest In Peace, Dave Arneson
2009-04-10 à 00:23
Dave Arneson, one of the co-creators of Dungeons and Dragons (with
, who died in March of last year),
died of cancer
last night in his home in St. Paul Minnesota. He passed away in his sleep, surrounded by his loved ones.
It's a strange feeling, now—it's like moving out of your parents' home. The great-grandfathers of Role-Playing Games have passed on. The future of Role-Playing Games is now in our hands. Take good care of their gift, dear readers. Dave and Gary would have wanted it that way.
Rest in Peace, Dave.
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