So, yes, I’ve re-activated my World of Warcraft again after a 4-5 month break, but I haven’t really had time to play. For those of you who did not know, World of Warcraft has more than 10 million subscribers globally. I first started playing this game back in 2006. At one time I had 4 top level characters in the game. Over the years I started focusing more on work and my blog and the awesomeness that was the original gaming experience faded a bit. I would play a lot more if I had the time though. I might get into again if the new expansion (The Mysts of Pandaria) is released in 2012.
Blizzard released this TV Advert featuring Chuck Norris (who needs no introduction) a while ago. I think it’s quite original and kinda what you would expect of an advert like this. According to the video’s description on YouTube: “Chuck Norris didn’t break a sweat filming the newest World of Warcraft television spot. Instead, he made the director cry and then cooled himself with the tears.” I think this is true.
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I’ve always been a huge World of Warcraft fan, but I actually stopped playing a few months ago (simply because I don’t have time to play). I might be lured back into the realm of Azeroth again though. Game developer Blizzard recently announced at Blizzcon 2011 that there will be a 4th expansion for World of Warcraft, entitled Mists of Pandaria.
This expansion should be a substantial addition to the game. Mists of Pandaria will add an array of new features, content, and even a new class to the mix of World of Warcraft (which is turning 7 years old this year). The expansion will introduce the Pandaren (a new playable race), the Monk (a new class), an increased level cap of 90, several new zones on a new continent, PvE Scenarios, new challenge modes for dungeons, a new talent system and a pet battling system. This actually sounds quite exciting.
No release date has been announced for Mists of Pandaria, but I guess it will probably be only in 2012. Blizzard describes Mists of Pandaria as follows: “Shrouded in fog since the world was sundered more than ten thousand years ago, the ancient realm of Pandaria has remained unspoiled by war. Its lush forests and cloud-ringed mountains are home to a complex ecosystem of indigenous races and exotic creatures – including the noble and enigmatic Pandaren. Will the mists of Pandaria part to reveal the world’s salvation… or will the battle to control this new land push the Horde and the Alliance over the brink of war and into total annihilation?”
This is the preview clip for Mists of Pandaria which was released at Blizzcon 2011:
This looks tempting, I must admit. I know of many people who have quit playing World of Warcraft because its just too time consuming. There are actually addiction clinics in the United States for this game. I don’t think I could get into the habit of playing the same game for 3-4 hours a day again (while real life happens around me). Only time will tell if I get into this expansion or not.
For those of you that did not know, World of Warcraft was launched in November 2004. It’s the most most popular MMORPG (Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game) on planet earth. The game’s third expansion, Cataclysm, sold more than 3.3 million copies within the first 24 hours of availability (making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time). Cataclysm went on to sell more than 4.7 million copies in its first month. World of Warcraft is available in 9 different languages at the moment. A tenth (Brazilian Portugues) is slated for release later this year. The game is played in North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, mainland China, Korea, Southeast Asia, the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (and even South Africa too).
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World of Warcraft has been around since 2004. I started playing the game in 2006. I must admit that its one of the most enjoyable computer games that I’ve played of all time. World of Warcraft is one of those games that just keeps on getting more and more players every month. More than 12 million people are playing the game worldwide. Some gamers have described World of Warcraft as waste of time, redundant, too addictive or just plain stupid. I’m not one of those gamers. I think the game is brilliant. The Cataclysm expansion will be released on the 7th of December of this year and even though I’ve been WoW clean for the past 3-4 months or so I will definately be heading back to the game. A lot of new content will be added and I simply can not ignore that. In other words, you could say that I have a disorder called Mild World of Warcraft Addiction. There are plenty of hardcore World of Warcraft addicts out there though. Today’s Motivational could be used as a warning to wanna be World of Warcraft players. It could even be printed on the game box (if you ask me).
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