Pranks are always fun. Even better if the prank doesn’t hurt anyone physically or emotionally. More better if the prank is on a obsessed World of Warcraft geek, video recorded, and uploaded to the internets.
While roaring down the internet highway on my moped I ran into this map detailing the size of the actual game worlds in several prominent open world games, including Grand Theft Auto, World of Warcraft. Pretty neat. Also I want to continue this whole, “what are you playing thing”. Personally I am getting my butt whooped on the regular in Super Street Fighter 4 and in the Halo:Reach beta. Plus I am still ridiculously puppy kickingly excited about Red Dead Redemption. I’m going to have a posse. Boom Shakalaka baby.
Last week, I asked for you readers to vote on what MMO you wanted to hear about. And unanimously leading the pact, is….
Cataclysm by definition, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary; means a momentous and violent event marked by overwhelming upheaval and demolition; In short: an event that brings great changes. Fairly soon the worlds we know from lvl’s 1-60 will change before our eyes. Where events will begin to jump start the Armageddon of Azeroth.
Let’s be honest: everyone here at pixelatedgeek has either a) played World of Warcraft incessantly; or b) thought about playing WoW incessantly. It is the most expansive and creatively engaging (with its massive history and stories) MMORPG that has ever existed. Recently, during one of my hourly constitutionals through the internet, I stumbled upon (seriously, I literally used Stumple Upon) some fascinating statistics. I think my favorite is that the annual revenue generated by WoW players for Blizzard is greater than the GDP of Samoa. Furthermore, my disused Foresaken Death Knight of the Horde is upset that humans are the favored race across the board. Check out the other details after the break.
We posted last week that Blizzard had planned to release two new in-game pets along with matching plush toys. The World of Warcraft pet store has now added the two new pets for players to purchase. The Wind Rider Cub and the Gryphon Hatchling are available today at the Blizzard Store for $24.99. This price is $15 more than the previous two pets the store launched with. The reason being is the added bonus of receiving a plush toy of the pet you purchase. As another added bonus, you also receive a bag that has been printed with the symbol for the faction the pet is associated with. If the sales numbers for the previous pets are any indication of how much people love buying WoW related pets, there are going to be a lot of people cuddling up to WoW plushies really soon.
Have you wanted an actual World of Warcraft pet that wasn’t digital? One that you can hold in your hands? Well now you can…sort of. Though actual, real-life WoW pets are out of the question, unfortunately due to the fact that something like that is a complete impossibility, for now at least, Blizzard is doing the next best thing: releasing plushies of their upcoming WoW pets, a Wind Rider Cub and a Griffon Hatchling.
The plushies, being released on February 22nd, come bundled with a virtual pet code, which grants players an in-game code for that particular pet. The two plushies themselves look, dare I say it, adorable and I think many WoW fans are gonna be happy to get their hands on them, at least those that are willing to spend the money for them. There’s doesn’t appear to be a set price, though Blizzard’s last two pets, the Lil’ K.T. and the Pandaren Monk were priced at $10, so one can assume that pet codes bundled with plushies are going to be a bit more expensive than that. But only time will tell. For those WoW players that love cute things, you may want to start saving up some money if you haven’t already.
If there is one thing consistent with teenage boys throughout the ages, its that most like to show off how cool their “ride” or “whip” is by customizing the hell out of them. Some boys actually know what they are doing and spend a lot of cash on parts that will definitely make any person turn their heads and say, “that’s damn cool.” Then there are some boys that like to use colored duct tape and a Horde insignia decal from J!NX. I just hope this kid doesn’t draw anymore attention to himself by making it sound like a farting rice rocket.
Yes, I’m looking at you Fast and the Furious wannabes.
Congratulations and GG to the U.S. Horde World of Warcraft guild for truly defeating Arthas Menethil. After watching the below video, I felt a familiar feeling I had before leaving the game cold turkey. Now, finally we can say goodbye to our old Lich King and close the chapter to this 7 year old story.
R.I.P Arthas Menethil (July 3, 2003 – February 3, 2010)
[via Blood Legion]
Since the launch day of World of Warcraft, people have been wondering if Blizzard would ever finish the story of Arthas Menethil. After many years of waiting, people will now see the end of his story in the video below. That is, unless you don’t want to spoil it for yourself. But then you’d have to get the newest patch, get into a guild or raid group, then gear up for many trash and boss fights in several dungeon wings, then wipe multiple times to understand the boss fights, then finally getting to see a non-cinematic in-game sequence of the video below. It’s your choice.