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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.

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<font color="rgb(13, 13, 13)"><font size="10pt">Here are some of the most recent blue-posts made on the forums:</font></font>

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  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">03/09 Finalizing Russian migration - FCM</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Blizzard Authenticator</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol">· </font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)">No plans to remove rating requirements</font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol">· </font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)">Bear mounts gone with content patch</font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol">· </font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)">Beta code from WWI</font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Changes to Debuffs, Buffs, and Raid Stacking</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">BlizzCast, episode 5!</font></font><font size="10pt">
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  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Warrior Update</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Rogue Update (Part 2)</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Mind Flay to be buffed and made able to crit</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Future of the Riding Crop</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Cat form energy regeneration</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Achievements Update</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Ongoing Wintergrasp Changes</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Error Messages in Beta</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Flying Mounts in Dalaran</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Realm Firsts achievements</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Reporting bugs</font></font>

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<font color="rgb(13, 13, 13)"><font size="10pt">Other noteworthy threads:</font></font>

  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">Pimp My UI - Episode Seventy One</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">The Northrend Times - Episode Nine</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">The Northrend Times - Episode Ten</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">The Friday Thread</font></font>
  • <font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font face="Symbol"><font size="10pt">· </font></font></font><font color="rgb(31, 73, 125)"><font size="10pt">03/09 Recommended realms</font></font>

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<font size="10pt">New TCG Wallpaper: Undead Warlock!
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<font size="10pt">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.</font>

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<font size="10pt">More Russian Migration and Realm News
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<font size="10pt">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. </font>

<font size="10pt">In addition a new Russian language realm will be opened today for character creation - Lich King (Король-лич). </font>

<font size="10pt">More information can be found on the Russian forums. </font>

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<font size="10pt">Russian Migration Update and Realm Closures
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<font size="10pt">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. </font>

<font size="10pt">More information can be found on the forums. </font>

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<font size="10pt">BlizzCon Ticket Drawing Winners Selected
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<font size="10pt">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.</font>

<font size="10pt">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. </font>

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<font size="10pt">World of Warcraft Downloads for Your Phone
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<font size="10pt">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. </font>

<font size="10pt">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. </font>

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<font size="10pt">BlizzCast Episode 5: Special WWI Edition Now Available
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<font size="10pt">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.</font>

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<font size="10pt">New Fan Art: Study in Blue
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<font size="10pt">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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