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World of Warcraft reaches milestone in the lead up to the release of Wrath of the Lich King expansion

In a press release Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the subscribership for World of Warcraft has exceeded 11 million players worldwide. This milestone was reached as Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft's second expansion, nears its worldwide launch date of November 13.

Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment commented on World of Warcraft reaching the milestone stating, "It's been very rewarding to see gamers around the world continue to show such strong support for World of Warcraft.” He also said, “We remain fully committed to responding to that enthusiasm with a high-quality, constantly evolving game experience.”

World of Warcraft debuted in North America on November 23, 2004, and has become the most popular MMORPG around the world. According to the press release World of Warcraft was the bestselling PC game of 2005 and 2006 worldwide, and finished behind only World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, the first expansion pack for the game, in 2007. In addition to being the bestselling PC game of 2007 in both North America and Europe, The Burning Crusade holds the record for fastest-selling PC game of all time, with nearly 2.4 million copies sold in its first 24 hours of availability and approximately 3.5 million in its first month.

World of Warcraft was recently launched in Russia and Latin America, and is currently available in eight languages. In addition to North America and Europe, the game is played in mainland China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Chile, Argentina, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

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RE: Someone needs to mod...
By Proteusza on 10/29/2008 11:18:53 AM , Rating: 2
Well the BFG would certainly become the gift that keeps on giving. Or the chainsaw.

if Blizzard offered a $10 000 a month service that allowed someone to run around in a realm carrying a rocket launcher that could permanently delete characters or precious equipment, it would be so worth it. If they really wanted to be politically correct about it, they could restrict the rockets to only affecting gold farmers. would still be fun though.

RE: Someone needs to mod...
By MrBlastman on 10/29/2008 11:53:11 AM , Rating: 2
Perhaps an option in the hack would be to turn about 5% of players into Cacodemons.

Something about Cacodemons that gives me that extra urge to keep blasting away. Not the Doom 3 Cacodemons, the original ones. The newer ones were only shadows of their former selves.

RE: Someone needs to mod...
By Schrag4 on 10/29/2008 4:22:16 PM , Rating: 2
When I was in high school I played a lot of Doom/D2. I once had a dream that I was being stalked by a giant cyborg-cacodemon that shot rockets instead of, well, whatever they normally shoot at you. I mean this things was huge, like 50 feet in diameter.

I think I played too much Doom...

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