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.
Here are some of the most recent blue-posts made on the EU forums:
· Re: [Protection Is mana a real issue?]
Other noteworthy threads:
US Forums (main and beta)
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.
Wrath of the Lich King : Wendigo
We have just updated the Wrath of the Lich King official website with a new creature: the Wendigo.
Though rarely seen, the wendigo's existence is evidenced by the fierce, primal roars that echo across Northrend's mist-shrouded peaks. Many believe these reclusive, cannibalistic creatures are the primordial cousins of the wendigo that populate the mountains of Dun Morogh...
Check out the Bestiary to learn more!
BlizzCon Ticket Drawing Opt-In Period Ends
The opt-in period for the BlizzCon 2008 Ticket Drawing is now over. We will be randomly selecting winners within the next few days and will announce when selections have been made on our websites. If you are chosen, you will receive an email from Blizzard containing information about how to purchase up to two tickets to BlizzCon 2008. If you haven’t done so already, please go to Blizzard Account Management and update your contact information. For more details, see the FAQ.
Games Convention – Day One
We’ve updated our Games Convention site with coverage and photos from the first day of this year’s event, held once again in Leipzig, Germany. To find out what’s happening at the Blizzard booth, read all about it here.
Wrath of the Lich King Opening Cinematic Unveiled!
Five years have passed since Arthas released Ner’zhul from his icy prison and merged with him, claiming the Frozen Throne of Icecrown. Now the heir of Lordaeron has risen again, and soon the world will learn what it means to incur the wrath of its one true king.... The opening cinematic for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King is now available for download or streaming from the official Wrath of the Lich King website. Check it out now!
Games Convention Update
We have even more for you at this year’s Games Convention. As well as playable demos of StarCraft II and Wrath of the Lich King, SK-Gaming will be conducting a Live Raid on the Sunwell Plateau, and we’ll be showing a brand new cinematic trailer for Wrath of the Lich King.
To find out more, you can check out the Games Convention site for more information.
BlizzCon 2008 Ticket Drawing Information
The BlizzCon 2008 Ticket Drawing opt-in is now live. People with eligible Blizzard Accounts who wish to enter the drawing can now do so by logging in to Blizzard Account Management. The opt-in period will last until 08:59 a.m. CET on Monday, August 25. After it ends, we will select 1,500 people from the opt-in pool and offer them a chance to purchase up to two tickets to BlizzCon 2008. This is a random drawing -- everyone with an eligible Blizzard Account who opts in any time during the opt-in period will have the same chance to win. Please make sure your Blizzard Account contact information (email and phone number) is up to date. For more information, read our FAQ.
New Fan Art: Looking for Group!
This week's addition to the Blizzard Europe Fan Art Gallery is a humorous piece from our talented artist Kness. This submission displays the trials and tribulations of a young gnome seeking out the perfect group for her adventures.
We're always interested in 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.
BlizzCon 2008 Ticket Drawing Information
As discussed last week, we’re preparing a drawing to offer 3,000 more BlizzCon 2008 tickets for sale. We’re finalizing the process now, and you’ll be able to enter the drawing soon -- in the meantime, please check the BlizzCon site for more information on how the drawing will work. Please note that a Blizzard Account is an account created for the Blizzard Online Store -- as opposed to an account created for a Blizzard game, such as World of Warcraft. If you have any questions regarding Blizzard Accounts, please read our Blizzard Account FAQ. We will announce when the drawing opt-in period begins on our website soon. For more information, please refer to our BlizzCon 2008 Ticket Drawing FAQ.