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    Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    The Future of World of Warcraft: TCG
    Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
    As some of you may already be aware, we will not be renewing the World of Warcraft: The Trading Card Game license with Upper Deck. We want to assure you that we are committed to supporting the TCG, and players can look forward to new content and strong organized play support in the near future. We will share additional details about the game’s transition to a new partner as soon as possible. For those awaiting tournament prizes, we will ensure you receive them.
    Now, what does it really mean for the future of WoW: TCG? At this point we don't really know what will happen to the current version of the Trading Card Game, we can just assume that your Spectral Tiger card will be worth "the price of a small car on ebay" in a couple of years. However, if you're only interested in the mount, you might want to wait a little before you buy everything you can.

    About two years ago, Slouken slowly left World of Warcraft to start working on an "unnanounced project", at this point I just assumed it was the unannounced MMO. I was wrong: Blizzard created a new development team in 2008 to work on an online conversion of the World of Warcraft: Trading Card game and Slouken seems to lead the project (or at least the recruitment, according to a few offers he posted online). This new game is most likely why the partnership between UDE and Blizzard died.

    It's really hard to get more details on the game but I wouldn't be surprised if all the old cards were revived online to give new players a chance to acquire them. Of course, just like everything else, nothing is official and you shouldn't believe me until someone in blue actually confirms that.

    12/02 Realm Performance
    Originally Posted by Nerimash (Blue Tracker)
    Some highly populated realms, as well as some realms in highly populated Battlegroups, are currently experiencing performance issues during peak playing hours, which, depending on the realm, can occur both inside and outside instances. This is caused primarily by high concurrent Icecrown Citadel activity, the start of Arena Season 8, the release of the new Vault of Archavon boss encounter and the “Love is in the Air” seasonal event.

    To help address some of these issues, we’ve applied a hotfix to optimise certain database requests during the weekly maintenance, in addition to a variety of other related adjustments. We will continue to monitor the affected realms and will be making further adjustments to continually improve performance where possible. We know the performance issues have been a frustrating inconvenience for the players on these realms -- we very much appreciate your patience while we implement additional short- and long-term solutions.
    US - Urgent Maintenance
    Originally Posted by Crygil (Blue Tracker)
    We will be performing urgent maintenance on the realms, listed below, to resolve performance issues beginning at 2:00AM PST on February 13th. We anticipate that these realms should be playable by approximately 7:00AM PST.

    Aegwynn, Agamaggan, Aggramar, Akama, Alexstrasza, Alleria, Aman'Thul, Arathor, Argent Dawn, Arthas, Azgalor, Azjol-Nerub, Azshara, Baelgun, Balnazzar, Barthilas, Blackhand, Blackrock, Bleeding Hollow, Bloodhoof, Bloodscalp, Bonechewer, Boulderfist, Bronzebeard, Burning Blade, Burning Legion, Caelestrasz, Cho'gall, Chromaggus, Crushridge, Daggerspine, Dark Iron, Darkspear, Dath'Remar, Destromath, Dethecus, Detheroc, Draenor, Dragonblight, Dragonmaw, Draka, Drakkari, Drak'thul, Dreadmaul, Dunemaul, Durotan, Earthen Ring, Eitrigg, Eldre'Thalas, Elune, Emerald Dream, Eonar, Eredar, Feathermoon, Firetree, Frostmane, Frostmourne, Frostwolf, Garithos, Garona, Gilneas, Gorefiend, Gorgonnash, Greymane, Gul'dan, Gundrak, Gurubashi, Hakkar, Hellscream, Illidan, Jubei'Thos, Kael'thas, Kalecgos, Kargath, Khaz Modan, Khaz'goroth, Kil'jaeden, Kilrogg, Kirin Tor, Korgath, Kul Tiras, Laughing Skull, Lightninghoof, Lightning's Blade, Llane, Lothar, Madoran, Maelstrom, Magtheridon, Malfurion, Malorne, Malygos, Mannoroth, Medivh, Moonrunner, Mug'thol, Muradin, Nagrand, Nathrezim, Nazjatar, Ner'zhul, Perenolde, Proudmoore, Quel'Thalas, Ragnaros, Ravencrest, Rexxar, Runetotem, Sargeras, Saurfang, Scarlet Crusade, Sen'jin, Shadow Council, Shadowmoon, Shadowsong, Shattered Hand, Silver Hand, Silvermoon, Skullcrusher, Skywall, Smolderthorn, Spinebreaker, Spirestone, Staghelm, Stonemaul, Stormrage, Stormreaver, Stormscale, Suramar, Terenas, Thaurissan, Thorium Brotherhood, Thunderhorn, Thunderlord, Tichondrius, Trollbane, Twisting Nether, Uldum, Ursin, Vek'nilash, Warsong, Whisperwind, Wildhammer, Windrunner, Zul'jin
    Icecrown Citadel Hall of Fame - Updated
    The Hall of Fame has been updated and I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of the last updates before quite some time, the Lich King's heroic mode brings the difficulty to a whole new level and we might have to wait a few weeks before we see a kill ... except if top guilds manage to surprise us once again.

    Hall of Fame

    Heroic Bosses First Kills
    Boss Guild Server Time
    Lord Marrowgar vodka Paragon Alterac Mountains Lightning's Blade Feb. 9 21:59 GMT Feb. 10 10:00 GMT
    Lady Deathwhisper vodka Paragon Alterac Mountains Lightning's Blade Feb. 10 01:13 GMT Feb. 10 11:36 GMT
    Gunship Battle vodka Paragon Alterac Mountains Lightning's Blade Feb. 10 01:28 GMT Feb. 10 11:48 GMT
    Deathbringer Saurfang vodka Paragon Alterac Mountains Lightning's Blade Feb. 10 06:13 GMT Feb. 10 14:13 GMT
    Valithria Dreamwalker vodka Paragon Alterac Mountains Lightning's Blade Feb. 10 07:28 GMT Feb. 10 15:46 GMT
    Festergut vodka Paragon Alterac Mountains Lightning's Blade Feb. 10 09:12 GMT Feb. 10 17:09 GMT
    Rotface vodka Paragon Alterac Mountains Lightning's Blade Feb. 10 10:14 GMT Feb. 10 17:23 GMT
    Professor Putricide Paragon Lightning's Blade Feb. 12 15:44 GMT
    Blood Princes vodka Paragon Alterac Mountains Lightning's Blade Feb. 10 11:14 GMT Feb. 10 18:00 GMT
    Blood Queen Lana'thel Exodus Paragon Ysondre Lightning's Blade Feb. 11 03:00 GMT Feb. 10 23:06 GMT
    Sindragosa Exodus Paragon Ysondre Lightning's Blade Feb. 12 06:15 GMT Feb. 11 15:05 GMT
    The Lich King
    Last edited by Boubouille; 2010-12-01 at 01:55 AM.

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    Loving the return of Hall of Fame :]
    Can't even begin to image how much the Spectral Tiger will be worth.
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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    Oh no my server is going down, guess I should go to bed then

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    Bladefist isn't on that list? Surprising.. probably the most shit server on the US(Server performance and community wise).
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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    This is annoying. 18 hours of maintenance in 4 days during the times I play

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    Anyone out there plays the card game, and if so how fun and/or easy was/is it?

    On a different note, lame my realm went down.

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    my guild discovered that anything that was being created in your bags was causing us to lag, so everyone deleted the charm maker things, and us locks had to make shards sparingly. was a pain in the ass but at least we and the instance we were in weren't lagging while everyone else was.
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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    I would venture a guess that the TCG relationship ending had something to do with Upper Deck being found liable for counterfeiting Yu Gi Oh! cards last month.

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    My server is lagging as hell playing wintergrasp is immpossible , being at dalaran between 20h and 21h is pure madness and a raid evening without some serious lag a miracle :s

    it's really irritating since it doesn't appear to be a situationnal issue every day is the same even midday wintergrasp session is laggy !

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    They could be trying to make the Warcraft TCG into something like MTG online; that format has been growing heavily the past few years.

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    This seems oddly familiar to when Nintendo broke their agreement with Wizards of the Coast for their Pokémon TCG... Let some other company that knows how to do TCG make a version for your product for a while, then take it away from then once you think you can keep doing the same formula they were doing.

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    Maybe they are making it a CCG format.

    Edge is having a very good profit with their change format (A game of thrones, Call of cthulu, warhammer invasion...) from lcg to ccg so I wouldn't be surprised if they adopt this new format or even work with Edge to develop a ccg chapter based card game.

    But then, we can forgot about loot cards in the cardgame

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    An MTGO version of WOW would be an amazing addition to the franchise, and it is something that I have been looking forward to for quite some time. Although, a huge part of me would rather see it in-game where "booster" packs would be lootable off of bosses, just like in Everquest.

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    Quote Originally Posted by Trypticon
    An MTGO version of WOW would be an amazing addition to the franchise, and it is something that I have been looking forward to for quite some time. Although, a huge part of me would rather see it in-game where "booster" packs would be lootable off of bosses, just like in Everquest.
    Yeah, some rpg elements like that would be welcome, also I hope that the prices for boosters aren't as high as in real life, since for one thing, you can go on ebay and find nearly any set or single for significantly cheaper than from blizzard currently and secondly, it only works for MTGO since if you complete one of the newer sets completely, you can trade it in for a real life version of it.

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    TIME TO GET A SPECTRAL TIGER CARD GUISE!

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    would like to know more about online tgc ... will it affect wow ?
    Some prizes are great tough

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    omfg I still have unused loot cards and ube points :s should I use them now before they go away for ever?

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    Quote Originally Posted by lewo_darkfluffy
    omfg I still have unused loot cards and ube points :s should I use them now before they go away for ever?
    as for the UDE points, I think you should use them

    but the loot cards I dunno, because the redemption is on WoW site then in-game

    also sucks, 3 maintenances in 1 week =(
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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    Shortly after I quit EQ, didn't they add a TCG thing that integrated with the game, and even had rare cards drop from mobs? There was a way to play it outside of the game, but still online too. Must have been 5 or 6 years ago.

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    Re: Future of WoW TCG, Realms Lag, ICC Progression

    Hehe I can already imagine, Darkmoon Faire getting in charge of trading for cards to the CCG version and giving quests to collect those cards for the CCG; they could even add it to Battlenet.

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