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03-Nov-2010 Warm Up the Winter At the Fire Sale!
The days are growing shorter, the temperature outside is falling, which means it's time to head over to the Blizzard Store to get warmed up by the heat of our fire sale! From today until November 8th, you can get up to 40% off on selected board games and miniatures at the Blizzard Store.

Head on over to the Blizzard Store now and get yours while the getting's still hot!
03-Nov-2010 Direct Debit Comes to the Online Store!
Starting today, customers in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Spain can purchase digital items from the Blizzard Online Store using direct debit for their region. This new payment method will allow customers from those countries to purchase digital pets without the need for credit cards So, head on over to the store if you've been waiting and get your loot!
30-Oct-2010 Cataclysm Digital Pre-Sale Now Available on Battle.net!
The Cataclysm looms near, and you can be ready to play the minute the realms go live by pre-purchasing the expansion digitally on Battle.net now. Simply log into Battle.net Account management to upgrade your World of Warcraft account to Cataclysm and your account will be flagged for automatic access to Cataclysm content when it launches at 00:01 a.m. CET on December 7. For more information, check our FAQ or our forums.

Once you’ve completed the digital upgrade, be sure to log in to World of Warcraft at least once prior to December 7 to begin the background-downloading process and prepare for Deathwing’s return. Until then, keep watching the skies....
30-Oct-2010 Revolution Overdrive: Songs of Liberty Now on iTunes
Carry the terrans' greatest rock 'n' roll classics with you everywhere you go -- without having to haul around the jukebox from Joeyray's Bar. The new Revolution Overdrive: Songs of Liberty album features 14 songs from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, including "Zerg, Shotgun, and You," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Terran Up the Night," and other interstellar hits you've hummed along with while hanging in the Hyperion cantina. It's available now as an iTunes LP from the iTunes Store.
29-Oct-2010 Blizzard Comic Contest
The comic contest is back! If you've ever read the Sunday morning funny pages, then you already know what to do. Make a comic that will split our sides (a little artistic skill doesn't hurt either...) and you may be among one of three winners chosen every other month. We'll display the winners proudly on our websites and send their creators a good-as-cash gift card. We're opening the contest up to all Blizzard Entertainment franchises, so you can now create a fun, silly, or interesting comic based on the themes and characters from the Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft universes to enter. For details, or to submit your entry, hit up the official Blizzard Comic Contest page.
29-Oct-2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 6 pieces representing the Warcraft universe. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.
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 http://forums.wow-europe.com 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 http://lucca2010.luccacomicsandgames.com/.
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 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.