World of Warcraft patch 5.0.4 has been available for a few days now and it adds quite a few good new features to Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG.
The other day Blizzard Entertainment announced that with the release of patch 5.0.4, all the races of Azeroth will be playable by everyone “no matter which version or expansion of World of Warcraft they own” This means that the pandaren who will available in the upcoming expansion World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria will become available to everyone to play regardless whether you own that particular expansion or any of the others.
Blizzard Entertainment have finally sorted out their Diablo III systems enough that people can now try out the Starter Edition for free. It is basically a demo and is available through Battle.net. With the Starter Edition you can fight up to the Skeleton King boss in Act I and get to level 13 all without having to purchase Diablo III.
Blizzard entertainment have released the opening cinematic for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria the other day during Gamescom. The video shows the Alliance and Horde becoming shipwrecked and what happens next. The cinematic is similar to what happens when you first play as one of the Pandaren in their starter zone.
Blizzard Entertainment will be releasing the World of Warcraft 5.0.4 patch on the 28th August. Which also happens to be the release date for Guild Wars 2 and a day to mark down on your calendars if you’re a fan of either one of these games.
Mega Bloks (sort of like LEGO) and Blizzard Entertainment have announced that various figures based on the World of Warcraft have arrived in shops. The Mega Bloks World of Warcraft figures includes figures such as Goblin Zeppelin Ambush, Swift Gryphon, Deathwing’s Stormwind Assault and ten more.
No one can say that World of Warcraft isn’t the master of subscription based MMORPGs but the games number to fluctuate and this is one of those times again. The most recent subscriptions numbers for World of Warcraft were released yesterday in the Activision Blizzard earnings report for the second quarter of 2012.
Blizzard has today revealed the release date for the new expansion for World of Warcraft, Mists of Pandaria. Details on the various collector’s edition have been made available which will be available with the regular versions. Mists of Pandaria will be released on the 25th September for the PC and Mac, and will cost around £29.99 whether from shops or via digital download.
Diablo III‘s real money auction house was made available on America servers yesterday and is now heading to EU servers on Friday. It was originally meant to be released on 13th June.
Diablo III‘s real money auction house is here and of course optional. Europe and other territories, meanwhile, will gain access in “the near future”. Also to use it you will need to use Blizzards Authenticator.