The offer was spotted by WoW Insider, who took took a screengrab of what clearly looks like the ability to buy a Level 90 character for a shocking $60. The offer has since been removed.
Based on new information disclosed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, a joint report by The New York Times, ProPublica and The Guardian alleges that U.S. and British spies have conducted surveillance and gathered data in online games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life.
Blizzard Entertainment has issued a warning to World of Warcraft players, noting that the number of unauthorized logins has been on the rise recently, a sign that hackers are targeting player accounts and stealing their in-game gold.
Shooting on the feature is set to begin next year, which would keep it on track for its planned summer 2015 release.
He was too busy playing World of Warcraft.
That discouragement has turned to optimism once again, though, as Duncan Jones — whose directorial work on films such as “Source Code” and “Moon” has earned him heaps of critical praise — has signed on to shepherd Azeroth to the big screen.
Mike Morhaime, president of the company behind titles such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III, announced the breach of the company’s Battle.net servers in a note to users late Thursday afternoon, urging them to change their passwords.
Blizzard Entertainment has acknowledged that the December launch of EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic is a notable part of the reason subscriptions to World of Warcraft have been on the decline lately.
“World of Warcraft” creator Blizzard Entertainment, which had been immune from broad staff cuts throughout its 20-plus-year existence, announced plans Wednesday to slash 600 positions from its payroll.
Roughly 60 of those jobs will be game developers, with the rest coming from other divisions. While the company did not specify precisely where it will trim the extra workers, industry observers expect the majority to come from the customer-service unit.
Or at least World of Warcraft.
A new study out of North Carolina State University finds that the massively-multiplayer behemoth can have a beneficial impact on the brains of elderly players.