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Wrath of the Lich King breaks day one sales records

When it comes to the world of video games on the PC, some of the most popular games available are MMORPG titles. These same titles also offer the most profitability for the game studios thanks to monthly subscriptions and intense fan bases for the titles.

Blizzard recently launched the second expansion pack for the wildly popular World of Warcraft MMO called Wrath of the Lich King. Blizzard officially acknowledged this week that Lich King has broken the sales record to become the top selling PC game ever in its first 24 hours of release.

Lich King sold a whopping 2.8 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability. Interestingly, the previous first place for day one sales was the first expansion pack for World of Warcraft called The Burning Crusade.

The subscriber base for World of Warcraft is massive at 11 million players globally making the title the crown jewel in the Blizzard games catalog. Blizzard says that over 15,000 stores opened at midnight globally to participate in the launch of Wrath of the Lich King.

Unlike some popular midnight launch events, there are no reports of anyone being shot waiting to get a copy of the game. However, one boy in Europe did collapse after playing the expansion for 24 hours straight without taking a break or eating. Some UK officials and parents fear that the game is too addictive for young players to handle.

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By callmeroy on 11/25/2008 10:53:00 AM , Rating: 2
1) You can play PVE (Player Versus Environment) or PVP (Player Versus Player). On PVE servers you can't just attack or be attacked by other faction players unless you are in certain PVP only areas. On PVP servers only your starting areas are safe, other wise anywhere you roam in the game you can be attacked by the other faction. And yes killed for no reason. You can form groups to hunt down folks on PVP servers (its done all the time actually) but you can't take another players gold or equipment when you kill them -- on either PVE or PVP servers.

2) When you die you don't make a new character, you turn into a ghost/spirit and you have to find your corpse then you simply resurrect with some durability damage to your gear (the more damage your gear gets the closer to being inneffective that gear gets , until you have it repaired -- which costs gold).

Hope that answers your questions.

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