World of Warcraft Turns Seven
Remember when we datamined
? Well, it's time to celebrate WoW's seven years--starting this Sunday, you will be able to login to get a feat of strength as well as get reputation gains.
World of Warcraft turns seven on November 23, 2011! It’s been a truly incredible seven years, and we’d like to thank you all for joining us for yet another fantastic year. To celebrate, players who log into the game between November 20 and December 3 will earn a feat of strength added to their Achievements and a “Celebration Package” item. Using your item will get the celebrations rolling by shooting off fireworks*, applying a (visual only) tabard to your character, and granting a 7% bonus to experience and reputation gains while active.
We look forward to another year of adventures ahead and many more to come!
*Please observe all goblin and gnome fire hazard warnings and celebrate responsibly.
Diablo III Beta Key Giveaway--Comment to Win!
Drawing closed. Winners are
It's been several weeks since our last giveaway here at Wowhead, so I figured we should hold an impromptu one to break up the monotony. And if there's one thing I've learned lately, it's that a whole lot of you are really itching for some dungeon crawling and looting...
...So how about some Diablo III beta keys?
Comment on this post with what your favorite Diablo III class is to be entered to win your very own beta key
Don't delay, though--we only have five keys to give away and we'll choose winners tomorrow, October 4th, at 6PM PST from the comments at random. Special thanks go to both
for providing us the keys.
BlizzCon 2011: Wowhead and WoW Insider Party
BlizzCon 2011 is going to be even
memorable this year--if you like to /dance, that is!
We're teaming up with our friends at
to host the ultimate party Thursday night at the Anabella hotel. Along with Wowhead and WoW Insider crews, you can expect other ZAM Network familiar faces such as
members to show up as well.
And hey, if you can't make it, don't worry! We're not leaving you out in the cold. You'll be able to watch the entire party from your computer--
is stopping by to broadcast the whole shindig. Mike Sacco and Anne Stickney will be your epic hosts, along with the crew from Gamebreaker including Josh Allen (Lore), Gary Gannon, and Mike B (Fony). Meanwhile, Mat McCurley and Fox Van Allen will be serving as the MCs for the night while passing out awesome swag.
We have a long list of VIP guests, special giveaways, and a lot more we can't wait to tell you about. Those details will follow in the next few weeks. Come join us and kick off BlizzCon with your friends at Wowhead and WoW Insider. Don't forget to bring your D
Wowhead is Looking for Volunteers
: We have, more or less, chosen our new recruits. Demand for localizers will always be present, but the other positions are filled. Exceptional applicants will always be considered, but unless you are one, chances are that we won't have a spot for you.
Thanks to all who applied!
We have a very talented volunteer team at Wowhead and they do a lot behind the scenes such as editing database articles, moderating our forums, and even blogging time to time. However, we're always looking for new blood so we've decided to advertise the positions and seek out some volunteers!
So here's the deal: we're currently looking for all positions, from talented bloggers to forum overlords to localization folk. That said, we are especially looking for someone to help us with
the Wowhead client
, both in testing and tinkering. If you have any previous experience with add-ons or have understanding of LUA, we'd love to talk to you about our client--it could use some serious love. Really serious love, even.
To apply, all you have to do is email
explaining your interest, talents, and availability after reading [url=
Goodbye "Wowhead," Hello "Rifthead"
Unbeknownst to the general public, there have been some talks about changing our site's name in the past months. Frankly, as a name brand, "Wowhead" isn't as memorable as we'd like—the word doesn't convey solid imagery and it isn't very marketable. For a while now we've been hunting through the thesaurus, trying to find a word that really got what both World of Warcraft and our unique fansite are really all about.
Recently, it hit us: conflict. WoW is a game that's rife with conflict and its resolution, a game enveloped in rifts and their closures.
This is an especially relevant observation now. Since the advent of Cataclysm, tensions have been rising. Factions and their leaders fight not only against each other but within themselves. Rifts are forming—political rifts amongst leaders and physical rifts as Deathwing tears our world apart. Rifts are everywhere in Azeroth.
Thus, officially as of today, we've rebranded our esteemed website to incorporate that very memorable and menacing word into our new site title. No longer are we Wowhead. Today we become "Rifthead"; a website where we strive to bring the community the latest upd
New Winged Lion Flying Mount "Coming Soon" To Blizzard Store
Too cool now for your
? You're in luck! Blizzard have just posted a teaser screenshot on
of what appears to be a finished version of the
winged lion mount
which was discovered in the Patch 4.1 files! This mount is apparently "coming soon" to the
! No word yet on price, date of availability, or whether proceeds will benefit any organizations (perhaps maybe for Japan relief?) but we'll definitely keep you guys posted.
Blizz Blues - Ep 8 - 'Exclusive' Charlie Sheen Interview
For those that don't know,
is a good friend of mine, and the newest addition to the
family. He does a little show called "
" where he covers some of the general WoW related nonsense, but occasionally goes off on a.. tangent?
This week Charlie Sheen himself has taken some time to sit down with Darnell and... well, read on to watch and find out.
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