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    Events that have happened during WoW's lifetime

    Its been over eight years nearly coming on 10 years (we are not far off) since WoW was released. I brought WoW day of release here in the UK, In video game terms that's a long time for a game to be going. while the game itself shows no sign of dying it shocks me to know all the things that have happened in the real world during WoW's reign as an MMO.

    I would like your help to tell me all the things that have happened around the world since WoW has been released. I have come up with a few events but I am sure you guys and girls can help me come up with more. I'd thought we'd start from the US release date of November 23, 2004 to broaden the timeline a bit.


    Since WoW's release we have had...

    The London Bombings
    The release of the iPhone
    Justin Bieber debuts
    The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV
    Michael Jacksons Trial/Michael Jacksons death
    The iPod Mini is released
    Indian Ocean tsunami that struck Sri Lanka

    Possible discovery of the Higgs Boson
    Hurricane Katrina
    First African-American President is elected in the US.
    The end of the Iraq War.
    Survival of the Mayan Apocalypse.
    North Korea nuclear test
    Japan tsunami
    Connecticut school shooting
    Aurora cinema shooting
    Surviving the apocalypse foretold by the mayans
    Hurricane Katrina
    Nintendo DS was released


    Help me think of more so I can add to the list
    Last edited by Orby; 2012-12-31 at 09:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
    Its been over eight years nearly coming on 10 years (we are not far off) since WoW was released. I brought WoW day of release here in the UK, In video game terms that's a long time for a game to be going. while the game itself shows no sign of dying it shocks me to know all the things that have happened in the real world during WoW's reign as an MMO.

    I would like your help to tell me all the things that have happened around the world since WoW has been released. I have come up with a few events but I am sure you guys and girls can help me come up with more. I'd thought we'd start from the US release date of November 23, 2004 to broaden the timeline a bit.


    Since WoW's release we have had...

    The London Bombings
    The release of the iPhone
    Justin Bieber debuts
    The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV
    Michael Jacksons Trial/Michael Jacksons death
    The iPod Mini is released
    Indian Ocean tsunami that struck Sri Lanka



    Help me think of more so I can add to the list
    First African-American President is elected in the US.
    The end of the Iraq War.
    Survival of the Mayan Apocalypse.
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    North Korea did it's nuclear test and Japan also got tsunamied, causing nuclear meltdown in one of their reactors. Some call it the Chernobyl II

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    Forgot about a dozen or so American shootings mate.

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    Nintendo DS was released.

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    Major natural disasters - Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA. (2011/2011/2011/2012)
    WoW survived onto 2013 (Currently 3:50AM 1/1/13)

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackleslap View Post
    Major natural disasters - Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA. (2011/2011/2011/2012)
    WoW survived onto 2013 (Currently 3:50AM 1/1/13)
    Happy New Year Oz

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    Hundreds upon hundreds of hours that would probably have been better spent somewhere else :P

    Possible discovery of the Higgs Boson
    Hurricane Katrina

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    2005
    Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him.
    The first 13th root calculation of a 200-digit number is computed by Frenchman Alexis Lemaire.
    YouTube was launched
    Hurricane Katrina
    Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper
    The second manned Chinese spacecraft, Shenzhou 6, is launched, carrying Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng for 5 days in orbit.
    Rosa Parks dies
    Andrew Stimpson, a 25-year-old British man, is reported as the first person proven to have been 'cured' of HIV.
    Surgeons in France carry out the first human face transplant.
    Scientists announce that they have created mice with small amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of neurological disorders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatketchup View Post
    Nintendo DS was released.
    Actually the DS predates WoW's retail release by two days

    So in the lifespan of the DS, we've seen the release of WoW

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