Blizzard continue the maintenance of the official World of Warcraft website. They also mention they are making updates to it to further enhance the user experience and security, not to mention the performance. As a result of the maintenance some features might become unavailable. This is also the reason for some of the issues players have reported with the official forums, among other things. Blizzard state that they will post an update when they are done.
We're currently undergoing an extensive maintenance on our web infrastructure in order to provide new features along with increased performance and security to our customers. As the maintenance continues, some website features will be intermittently unavailable such as account creation, password recovery, Paid Character Transfer, and/or adding payment. We will provide an update when everything is complete, thank you for your patience.
Worldwide Invitational Contests Begin Next Week
Starting on Monday the 9th June you can register for the Worldwide Invitational contests that will take place in Paris end of this month.
So you want to show off your skills to the world by participating in one of the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational contests? From Monday 9th June and onwards, you will be able to submit your creations via our contest registration web forms for the Machinima (movie and TV ad) and Fan Art contests. Registration is only open until 16th of June, so be sure to submit your entry in time!
For the dance and costume contests, registration will be open from June 16th until June 20th. If you would like to get advice or opinions on your costume, of if you simply want to show off your work in progress, don't hesitate to share your creation with the community in this thread.
When will Season 4 begin?
There's several rumors floating around that Arena Season 4 will begin June the 17th. Blizzard shot down this rumor and confirmed it is not scheduled to start at that date. They also provide some more insight as to why it's taken such a long time to get Season 4 ready.
That is interesting, I wonder why that's a rumored date.
Well first off, no, there's been no announcement, and second June 17 doesn't give us our two-week warning we've more or less tried to guarantee before the end of a season. So, yeah, they're wrong and someone is spreading a bad date it seems.
The seasons match PvE progression.
The final door in Sunwell Plateau just opened up on May 20th. We want that gear to begin circulating a bit before the next season starts. That's how every season works, we wait until a reasonable number of people are able to grab gear from the highest raid before kicking off a season.
How much and when, we're not saying yet.
Two new comics submitted for the comic contest
Blizzard have published two new comics submitted for the comic contest. These two comics are honorable mentions.