10th September 2008 – World of Warcraft is "actually still growing", no new milestones yet

In January of this year Blizzard's subscription count for World of Warcraft hit the 10 million mark, and despite the emergence of rival MMOs it's still swelling. Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton reckons the release of the upcoming expansion will certainly bump the numbers again, when ever that eventually is. Head to Strategy Informer for more.

29th August 2008 –WoW Stratics announces a new WoW webcomic: Emissary!

WoW Stratics ( is proud to announce and launch a new webcomic titled "Emissary" written and drawn by webcomic artist Barry T. Smith of Inktank and Angst Technology fame ( You can check out the Emissary every Monday at

25th August 2008 – Pre-Wrath content patch announced!

Just like Patch 2.0.1, Blizz will be pushing a pre-Wrath content patch including: new spells, abilities and talents, Inscription, barbershops, two new arena maps, the in-game Guild Calendar, the hunter pet talent revamp, Stormwind Harbor and the new zeppelin towers! For more info, see the US & EU forum post announcements!

21st August 2008 – Wrath of the Lich King opening cinematic released!

The opening cinematic for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King was unveiled at the Games Convention in Leipzig, and is also available for viewing on both the US and EU websites.

11th August 2008 – BlizzCon 2008 tickets on sale now sold out!

BlizzCon tickets are now sold out! For the lucky few of you who bought them, enjoy! Go meet other WoW players and fans of Blizzard games in Anaheim, CA on October 10th-11th, 2008! Be there for the big Blizz announcement! Watch the dance competition! Play Wrath and SC2 (and maybe even Diablo 3!) See Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain play live! Maybe even run into a WoWWiki admin or three!

22nd July 2008 – Beta access for BlizzCon attendees, Blizz urges quick registration

For those who attended the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in '07 or this year and were given a serial number, you've been entered into the beta test for WoW's second expansion. Check Strategy Informer for more information.

17th July 2008 – Achievements unveiled!

Have you ever wanted a tangible announcement for jumping off Teldrassil? Getting a haircut? Throwing someone off the cliff at the Lumber Mill in Arathi Basin? Now you can with the Achievement system in Wrath of the Lich King!

4th July 2008 – Opt-ins available for Wrath of the Lich King beta

Blizzard has announced that opt-ins for the beta test for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King are now available in the US and Europe. To enter, click here for US accounts or here for EU accounts.
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