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Community Update 03/09

The World of Warcraft Community Team sent us their Community Update today. Including recent news and forum posts that serves as a great recap of what's been going on the last couple of days.

EU Forums:

Here are some of the most recent blue-posts made on the forums:

EU main

EU Beta

Other noteworthy threads:

'US Forums' (main and beta)':'


New TCG Wallpaper: Undead Warlock!
We have just added a new wallpaper to our World of Warcraft wallpapers section. This wallpaper features some amazing artwork from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. Head over to the Upper Deck Entertainment website now to learn more about the game, see more art, or even download some demo decks.

This week's wallpaper features an undead warlock roaring in defiance as she prepares to hurl fel powers on her enemies.


More Russian Migration and Realm News
Additional free migration has been opened for the Booty Bay and Thermoplugg realms to Deathguard. The free migration from Ashenvale and Soulflayer to Deathguard will remain open for the time being.

In addition a new Russian language realm will be opened today for character creation - Lich King (Король-лич).

More information can be found on the Russian forums.


Russian Migration Update and Realm Closures
Following the very successful launch of the Russian localization, the vast majority of Russian-speaking players have migrated over to the new Russian-language realms. Four English-language PvP realms in particular were largely populated by Russian-speaking players, so these realms now have low remaining populations. As such, we've decided to offer free character migration off these realms to join larger English-language communities. Once the migrations are complete, these realms will be brought down and prepped for the Wrath of the Lich King launch.

More information can be found on the forums.


BlizzCon Ticket Drawing Winners Selected
The winners of the BlizzCon 2008 Ticket Drawing have been chosen. We’ve sent emails to 1,500 randomly selected eligible Blizzard Account holders containing instructions for purchasing up to two tickets to the show. For your security, please note that in this email we are not asking winners to email us credit card information directly, nor are we asking winners to call Blizzard for any reason.

If we still have tickets remaining after this initial round, we will select more winners from the original opt-in pool. We will make an announcement on our websites once all tickets available have been sold. For more information, refer to the BlizzCon Ticket Drawing FAQ.


World of Warcraft Downloads for Your Phone
Carry a little piece of Azeroth wherever your real-world travels take you with our new World of Warcraft-themed wallpapers and ringtones for your phone. They’re part of a new service that lets you download content related to your favorite Blizzard Entertainment games to supported mobile phones.

Over 50 pieces of content are currently available, including ringtones of World of Warcraft’s capital city themes and the distinctive murloc gurgle, as well as wallpapers featuring character artwork, class and faction emblems, and more. Visit the new Mobile Ringtones and Wallpapers page for more information -- and while you’re there, be sure to check out our StarCraft and Diablo mobile content, too.


BlizzCast Episode 5: Special WWI Edition Now Available
This special Worldwide Invitational wrap-up edition of BlizzCast begins with a brief chat between RTS Community Manager Karune, World of Warcraft Community Manager Nethaera, and Diablo III Community Manager Bashiok about their WWI experiences. Bashiok then takes you into the mind of Diablo III Lead Designer Jay Wilson, and the two discuss some recent hot issues surrounding the game. Listen to the show now or check out the transcript to see all the featured artwork.


New Fan Art: Study in Blue
We've added Dênakê's portrait "Lena" to the Blizzard Fan Art gallery to share this moody piece with you.

We're always looking for new fan art and if you're an artist, you can submit your work to us here. We update the Gallery regularly and encourage you to check regularly to see what new and talented submissions are on display.


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