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Warcraft Movie in China
According to Legendary, the Warcraft movie mall tour is the biggest free movie-themed exhibition ever mounted in China. Visitors get the chance to take a look at some of the character statues and more than 150 props, weapons and costumes from the movie.



This Month in WoW - January 2016
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Happy new year! January rings in with a bang with fireworks over the cities of Azeroth, and ends with the deep of winter. Bundle up and warm yourself by the fire of activities ahead.

In-Game Events

Feast of Winter Veil [Ends January 2]
For the first couple of days of January, you still have an opportunity to enjoy the Feast of Winter Veil. While enjoying a freshly nutmegged cup of nog, and crunching on a crumbly cookie or two, be sure to visit Greatfather Winter in Ironforge if you’re Alliance, or Great-father Winter in Orgrimmar if you’re Horde. While there, you’ll find a few treats, and surely a few tasks to take on as well.


Winter Veil is the only time of the year you can acquire these pets: Clockwork Rocket Bot, Winter Reindeer, Tiny Snowman, Winter's Little Helpers, Lump of Coal.

Crafters of all stripes, rejoice! You can enhance your knowledge with these seasonal recipes: Elixir of Frost PowerEdge of WinterHot Apple CiderGingerbread CookieEgg Nog,Winter's MightSnowmaster 9000Gloves of the GreatfatherWinter BootsGreen Winter ClothesRed Winter Clothes, Green Holiday Shirt. 

Darkmoon Faire Returns [January 3-10]
The wondrous and mystical Darkmoon Faire returns to Azeroth on January 3, and if you haven’t completed all of Silas Darkmoon’s new Darkmoon Races, now’s the time! Test your speed and agility on a variety of racing mounts as you dodge electrifying obstacles and zip all over Darkmoon Island for rewards and achievements. You may also want to take a few moments to be a kid again by going for a ride on the new Darkmoon Seesaw.


The faire continues to be one of the best ways to acquire heirloom gear, and don’t forget all of the toys, mounts, and pets that can only be gotten here. Get in that cannon!

Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza [Every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. realm time]
There can be only three winners each Sunday on each realm, but there are rewards for everyone who participates! There’s also a chance to catch rare fish during the event which Fishbot 5000 in Booty Bay will take in exchange for even more unique loot.


Prove that you’re one of the best anglers in Azeroth for your chance at a Dread Pirate Ring, Hook of the Master Angler, Boots of the Bay, Arcanite Fishing Pole, or High Test Eternium Fishing Line. Other players are also competing for these prizes, so time is definitely not on your side!

Bonus Events
  • December 30 – January 4: Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • January 6 – 11: Northrend Timewalking
  • January 13 – 18: Apexis Crystals Bonus Event
  • January 20 – 25: Arena Skirmishes
  • January 27 – February 1: Cataclysm Timewalking

Happy New Year!
What was your World of Warcraft resolution? If you missed the poll, feel free to answer in the comments below.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Why is so much utility being pruned from classes anyways? I get ability bloat.. but Utility is not bloat.
Check out the class blogs. It's unlikely that whatever you're referring to is related to 'bloat' or 'pruning'. (Celestalon)
It's more likely that it's related to delivering a strong class fantasy, distinct from the others'. (Celestalon)
Sometimes, we've spread something around to so many classes, it no longer feels special. Trying to solve that. (Celestalon)

Activision Blizzard Acquires MLG Assets
While nothing has been officially announced yet, eSportsObserver is reporting that Activision Blizzard has acquired substantially all of Major League Gaming's assets for $46 million. MLG will be renamed to MLG Legacy Holdings, Inc.

You may remember that earlier this year, Activision Blizzard announced the new eSports Division, headed up by Mike Sepso, a co-founder and president of MLG.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Warcraft Movie in China, This Month in WoW, Blue Tweets, Activision Blizzard and MLG started by chaud View original post
Comments 58 Comments
  1. sociald1077's Avatar
    I'm not big into progaming, but it seems fishy for a major publisher to own the MLG.
  1. Teaon's Avatar
    huge warcraft movie marketing in china, a very very very wise decision, i can say now that the movie will do very good gross wise
  1. Shinraninja's Avatar
    so blizzard taking over the gaming world
    soon we will all be blizzards loyal followers
  1. kornek21's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinraninja View Post
    so blizzard taking over the gaming world
    soon we will all be blizzards loyal followers
    atleast it's not EA...
  1. CthulhuFhtagn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinraninja View Post
    so blizzard taking over the gaming world
    soon we will all be blizzards loyal followers
    Resistance is futile.
  1. Schmilblick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kornek21 View Post
    atleast it's not EA...
    Blizzard is becoming the new EA.
  1. CthulhuFhtagn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schmilblick View Post
    Blizzard is becoming the new EA.
    If that was true, we'd be paying extra for every raid tier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaon View Post
    huge warcraft movie marketing in china, a very very very wise decision, i can say now that the movie will do very good gross wise
    China is the market for everything fantasy and sci-fi, they go bonkers over that stuff.
  1. Goradan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinraninja View Post
    so blizzard taking over the gaming world
    soon we will all be blizzards loyal followers
    More like activision. Kotick must be reeling in a greed fueled orgasm.
  1. Executer's Avatar
    Amazing marketing movie
  1. thorvath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schmilblick View Post
    Blizzard is becoming the new EA.
    Activision-Blizzard has been the new EA for years.. everybody just gives them a pass because the Blizzard games were always Battle.net exclusives and they still release CoD on Steam.
  1. CheeseSandwich's Avatar
    "This month in WoW....uh...this...old stuff....'
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinraninja View Post
    soon we will all be blizzards loyal followers
    Aren't we all already?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schmilblick View Post
    Blizzard is becoming the new EA.
    They have been for a while.
  1. Shinraninja's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    Aren't we all already?
    that is very true!
  1. Toppy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thorvath View Post
    Activision-Blizzard has been the new EA for years.. everybody just gives them a pass because the Blizzard games were always Battle.net exclusives and they still release CoD on Steam.
    Blizzard doesnt buy out entire developers, fire off half the company, put in their own people, then expect them to make games unrelated to what they're known for/kill the company off on purpose.

    If you think blizzard is anywhere NEAR as bad as EA, then you dont know shit about EA.
  1. Mazaxist's Avatar
    seems like almost every company that gets massive success and makes a ton of cash becomes a corporation, and we all know what corporations are best at
  1. Taiiger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sociald1077 View Post
    I'm not big into progaming, but it seems fishy for a major publisher to own the MLG.
    They don't own the MLG, they've bought MLG assets. I would explain what the difference is but I don't have the patience right now, I encourage you to look it up if you're curious though.
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazaxist View Post
    seems like almost every company that gets massive success and makes a ton of cash becomes a corporation, and we all know what corporations are best at
    Any company that issues stock is a corporation - it's a legal distinction to protect the shareholders from liability from the actions of the entity. It's not a conspiracy that once a company incorporates, they become evil. Incorporating does not automatically make a company a bunch of money hungry villains.

    And yes - almost every business that's not a non-profit wants to make money. That is not a conspiracy, either. Who told you that profit from business is bad? Do you even know where you picked up that faulty thinking from?

    The anti-business and anti-corporate paranoia here is always entertaining, considering most of the people who are against them don't even know anything about what they're talking about.
  1. Solonar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CthulhuFhtagn View Post
    Resistance is futile.
    You will be assimilated.
  1. hypermode's Avatar
    I am guessing Blizzard intends to make LCS-like leagues for its online games (most notably, HOTS, SC II, Hearthstone, possibly wow & the upcomming Overwatch
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hypermode View Post
    I am guessing Blizzard intends to make LCS-like leagues for its online games (most notably, HOTS, SC II, Hearthstone, possibly wow & the upcomming Overwatch
    I think it is more for Activision (CoD & Destiny), but wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard has SC2, Hearthstone, Overwatch & Heroes in it.

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