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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 Hakuryu on 10/29/2008 12:28:51 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not sure how much health a Quake player has, but they seemed to go down fast in ETQW.

With that in mind, my Shadow Priest in WoW has about 10,000 health, and can dish out some serious damage, and would melt legions of Quake players if they were able to get in easily. You can't use your shotgun when I turn you into a chicken with my trinket, or perhaps I'd just mind control you and make you kill other Quake players. :)


RE: Someone needs to mod...
By MrBlastman on 10/29/2008 12:43:20 PM , Rating: 2
All those fancy things won't do you a hill of beans good when you are turned into a Zombie! :P

You'll eat rocket launcher/Quake 2 Chaingun(spooled up at its max RPM, it is quite devestating) before you can even click on a fancy icon to take any defensive action. :)

Or, if we were feeling generous, we'd rail you from long range, well outside your spell effect area. The best part of being a quake player is silly tricks like mind control don't work - because our players are an extension of ourselves in the real world, and don't subscribe to gameworld character traits.

My best advice, just stand still while we circle strafe around you hopping like rabbits. ;)

(oh and ETQW doesn't count as Quake/Doom)


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