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28-Oct-2010 New World of Warcraft Community Site Coming Soon!
Azeroth isn't the only landscape that's changing. In preparation for the upcoming launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, we'll soon be releasing our new World of Warcraft community site which will provide players with a host of new features including blog posts, a robust game guide, and brand-new forums! If you want an idea of how this new site will look and operate, head on over to our StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty community site.

We currently plan to launch a live preview of the new World of Warcraft community site in early November, and will begin to transition over to the new forum system at that time. To make this transition as smooth as possible, we want to provide a tentative timeline for how we'll be phasing posting access from these forums (the ones on which you're currently posting) to the new forums.
  • For approximately two weeks after the preview site is released, both sets of forums will be open for posting. The requirements for posting on the new forums will be the same as posting here: you will need an active World of Warcraft account that's in good standing and a compatible browser.
  • Following the initial testing phase of the new community site, all forums located at will be marked as Read Only. While you will still be able to access these forums, you will no longer be able to create new posts or edit existing ones. (The World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta forums will remain available for posting until further notice. In order to post on the beta forums, you will need to possess a World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta account.)
  • The current forum system will be completely removed sometime next month to complete the transition to the new community site. All forum communication at that time, excluding that conducted on the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta forums, will move to the new forums.
As we get closer to the release of the new community site, we'll be sure to provide you with more information. In the meantime, we're making preparations to ensure that important announcements posted by Blizzard Entertainment will be available in the new forums, and we encourage you to do the same. If there are any beloved discussions or guides that you want to take with to you, be sure to start saving them now!
28-Oct-2010 Join us at Lucca Comics and Games!
Blizzard Entertainment is pleased to announce that we will be attending Lucca Comics and Games this week from October 29 until November 1, where we will showcase World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. In addition to giving visitors the opportunity to play both games, we will also host pro-gamer and amateur tournaments on the main stage, at stand B1010 in the Carducci Hall, with prizes from Cryptozoic Entertainment, NVIDIA, Razer and SteelSeries.

We look forward to seeing you at our booth, located at B1010 in the Carducci Hall, for these and many other exciting activities. Find out more about Lucca Comics and Games and how to get there at
27-Oct-2010 New Fan Art: Amaramth!
Today we feature some of klo's artwork with a piece entitled: Amaramth! This courageous draenei fighter has not escaped battle unscathed!

We're always looking for new fan art and if you're an artist, you can submit your work to us here. We update the Gallery regularly and encourage you to check regularly to see what new and talented submissions are on display.
27-Oct-2010 BlizzCon 2010 Highlight Reel
Did you miss out on the BlizzCon festivities this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center? We've put together a highlight video featuring some of the show's most epic moments, from the opening ceremony on Friday morning to Tenacious D rocking people's socks off Saturday night. Enjoy!
27-Oct-2010 Blizzard Is Recruiting!
In preparation for the launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Blizzard Entertainment is recruiting talented people to join our growing team of Customer Service Representatives in our offices in Cork, Ireland and Vélizy, France. We offer help to players in various languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian and Polish. The right candidates will receive a competitive salary, a range of benefits, career growth opportunities and assistance with relocation. Check out our job vacancies and see if you’ve got what it takes to join Blizzard Entertainment.

To see available positions in Vélizy, France click here.
To see available positions in Cork, Ireland click here.
26-Oct-2010 Now Available: World of Warcraft Faction Towels!
We have just released the ultimate in gamer gear: new World of Warcraft faction towels! Emblazoned with the crests of the Horde or the Alliance, these 100% cotton beach-sized towels provide excellent defense against sand and water. These epic towels have been Thrall-tested and Varian-approved so head on over to the Online Store and get yours today!
23-Oct-2010 Diablo III: Enter the Demon Hunter
During the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2010, players got a first look at the fifth and final character class for Diablo III: the lithe and deadly demon hunter! Armed with twin crossbows, an arsenal of deadly contraptions, and an unquenchable thirst for vengeance against the legions of the Burning Hells, the demon hunter strikes quickly and excels at hit-and-run tactics.

Head to our new demon hunter page to watch the intro cinematic, see some of her moves in action, and read about her quest to purge evil from Sanctuary.
23-Oct-2010 Diablo III: PvP Details Revealed
After you’ve slaked your thirst for demon-slaying, it’s always good to unwind with some good ol’ fashioned player-vs.-player combat. In Diablo III, heroes will be able to enter the arenas of Sanctuary to engage in team battles, earn points in matches on, and otherwise prove their PvP prowess. Learn more about the plans unveiled at this year’s BlizzCon on our new Diablo III PvP page.
22-Oct-2010 BlizzCon - Free Live Streams
Hey, have you heard? BlizzCon 2010 begins tomorrow! You’ll be able to watch the opening ceremony and the action on the World of Warcraft and RTS tournament stages streaming for free at The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin on Friday at 11 a.m. Pacific, and tournaments run throughout both days of the show -- check out the BlizzCon schedule for details.

If you’re interested in watching these in high def and accessing over 50 hours of BlizzCon coverage, including developer panels, the costume contest, the closing concert with Tenacious D, and more, you can still purchase a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which also includes this year’s World of Warcraft pet and StarCraft II in-game items. We’ll also be updating, our Twitter feeds, and our Facebook pages with news, photos, and more from the show, so we’ve got you covered pretty much anywhere you go. See you at BlizzCon!
21-Oct-2010 Cataclysm Licensed Peripherals Revealed
As we gear up for BlizzCon's doors to open tomorrow, SteelSeries has unveiled a new line of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm licensed gaming peripherals that will be on display in their booth on the show floor. The set starts with the Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse, which features a 14-button layout, custom macro functionality, character-specific profiles, and more. Three new designs for the popular QcK line of mouse pads will also be available, showing Deathwing the Destroyer and the new worgen and goblin races. Finally, a Cataclysm-specific keyset for the SteelSeries Shift gaming keyboard rounds out the line of peripherals, and will be available on its own or in a bundle with the Shift base and standard QWERTY keyset. For more information on all of these products, head over to