MMORPG Info Logo The Lich King Takes Over the Web

The excitement surrounding the second World of Warcraft expansion has reached critical mass. To save you spending your weekend searching for the news, here’s a collection of some better-than-the-rest links and comics from the past two days.

Broken Toys analyzes the pre-launch cock-ups:
When World Of Warcraft Fails, It Fails HARD

Did I miss anything? Because when an MMO failure is so large even Prokofy Neva notices from deep within the SL bunker, you know it’s kinda a big deal.

Wow-Insider posts details of a serious power leveler:
Nymh of EU Drek’thar first to level 80

Nymh’s Armory displays her (him?) as an SL/SL Warlock, which I’ve been told is an exceptionally good grinding spec, especially when coupled with a healer. Judging by her buffs in the full screenshot, it looks like she just may have had a pocket healer on the journey to 80.

Massive Gamer interview J. Allen Brack:
Wrath of the Lich King: Exclusive Launch Interview

Only hours removed from the largest scale MMOG expansion launch in history, Wrath of the Lich King Production Director J. Allen Brack spoke to Massive Gamer about the latest addition to the World of Warcraft family, how it’s been received, their preparation for it and the issues they’ve run into along the way.

PvPOnline considers the nightmare of losing computer access:

MTV Multiplayer step in to help out the n00bs:
13 ‘Lich King’ Tips For ‘World of Warcraft’ Newcomers

You’re not that far behind. The game has been adjusted to allow new players to level faster. Quests now give more experience points, and the experience points needed to go from level to level has been reduced. To boot, characters can now obtain mounts at level 30 instead of level 40, making questing easier and faster.

Word of Warcraft start updating their documentation:
WoW -> Info -> Basics -> Public Transportation

Fly the skies of Azeroth! World of Warcraft features an advanced flying transportation network. Players can unlock flying routes, then buy tickets to ride flying mounts over long distances to reduce walking time. Players can travel on four types of air mounts and in Goblin Zeppelins (more on that later).

Ctrl+Alt+Del shows the expansion from a different perspective:
End Guy Blues

Now stop reading and get playing!


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