Today we're pleased to introduce the Pet Store for World of Warcraft, a new way for players to obtain in-game pets to join them on their adventures in Azeroth. Two brand-new companions are now available for purchase exclusively at the Pet Store in the online Blizzard Store: Lil' K.T. and the Pandaren Monk.
Make a Difference: Pandaren Monk Charity Pet
Enter the Pandaren Monk, a martial-arts expert who's here to help celebrate the upcoming fifth anniversary of World of Warcraft. He may be cute, but he's proof that even the softest of critters can overcome the hardest of circumstances. For every Pandaren Monk that finds its way to a player's side between now and the end of the year (December 31, 2009 at 11:59 PDT (8:59 CET)), we'll donate 50 percent of the $10 purchasing price to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in an effort to brew up a little hope, strength, and joy in a child's life.
Lil' K.T., the Littlest Lich
Lil' K.T. is a miniature lich who bears a striking resemblance to the legendary lord of Naxxramas, Kel'Thuzad. But don't let his diminutive stature fool you: Lil' K.T. has a diabolical laugh and wields true power at his bony fingertips, randomly wreaking icy havoc on critters who dare to cross his path. You can now buy this new pet for €10 on the Blizzard Store.
In order to receive a purchased pet, you'll need to merge your World of Warcraft account with a Battle.net account. For more information on Battle.net, please visit the FAQ. For more information on the new Pet Store, visit the Pet Store FAQ.
Heroic Prints and Blizzard Entertainment have joined forces to bring you the opportunity to create customized World of Warcraft posters featuring the character you play. PrintWarcraft.com uses specially designed rendering technology and access to character information, along with a variety of backgrounds, logos, borders, and fonts, to create the ultimate custom poster. Head over and check out all the options today.
We're pleased to announce the return of the monthly StarCraft "Vespene Laughs" Comic Contest! From tasty, crunchy banelings to a brighter, more cheerful Kerrigan, we received a ton of funny and creative entries in our previous contest; now we’re inviting you to make the galaxy laugh once more. To participate in each month's contest, simply submit your entries here by the 28th of the following month. The first-place winner each month will win keys to the upcoming StarCraft II beta. Check out the official rules for more information.
Just a reminder: As we mentioned a couple weeks back, on November 12, 2009, all current World of Warcraft players must merge their World of Warcraft accounts with a Battle.net account in order to log in to the game. As our way to say "thanks" for taking a moment to go through the process, all accounts that upgrade to Battle.net will receive a brand-new penguin in-game pet. On November 12, all World of Warcraft players will need to log in to the game using a Battle.net username and password, and anyone who wishes to create a new World of Warcraft account will need to start with a Battle.net account.
Creating a Battle.net account is simple and free. To merge your existing account with a Battle.net account and receive your penguin in-game pet today, visit https://eu.battle.net/account/management/wow-account-conversion.xml. For more info, check out the Battle.net site or read the FAQ.
Igromir arrives next week! We are glad to provide our guests with a handy schedule for easy planning. Please pay special attention to Friday, November 6, when J. Allen Brack and Chris Sigaty will discuss the recently announced World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, and the hotly anticipated strategy title Stacraft II.
Visit our dedicated Igromir webpage for the events schedule, further coverages and pictures... and much more!
Our blazing summer sale is coming to an end, so this is your last chance to capture great savings on epic gear. Blizzard Apparel is available with discounts of up to 20% off for only a few more days. It’s truly now or never if you want to get geared up for the cold weather in exclusive Blizzard gear. Visit the Blizzard Store and don’t get left behind when this sale ends.
Windlass Studios has just introduced a new line of licensed collectibles inspired by World of Warcraft.
The first products of this line are Horde and Alliance-themed tabards and banners, each custom dyed and embroidered with iconic symbols and heraldry from the game. A full-sized latex rubber replica of the runeblade Frostmourne is also coming soon, and other products are in development as well. Check out the new collectibles at the Windlass Studios website.
When: November 5-8 2009
Where: Moscow, Russian Exhibition Centre, Pavilion 57
We're pleased to announce that Blizzard Entertainment will be attending IgroMir 2009, the premier gaming event in Russia, in Moscow this November.
We are delighted to invite everybody to our booth at IgroMir (site in Russian only) when the event is open to the public between the 6th and 8th November. Visitors to our booth will be able to take part in various competitions, and also play two hotly anticipated Blizzard Entertainment games: our real-time strategy title StarCraft II, and the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion.
Our recruiters will be at the booth ready to answer your questions about recruitment and working at Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzard Europe currently has numerous open positions in quality assurance, localization, customer support and other departments in our offices in Velizy, France (near Paris) and Cork, Ireland. We're looking for speakers of various languages including Russian. Bring your CV along and talk to us about our employment opportunities.
We have just released the fourth installment of our StarCraft II Battle Reports, a series of videos created for the official website in order to give you a closer look at the fast-paced, intense, and exciting-to-watch multiplayer matches of StarCraft II. In this latest battle report, you'll see two of Blizzard Entertainment's best players go head-to-head as the protoss and terrans while our commentators, StarCraft II lead designer Dustin Browder and eSports team member Robert Simpson, dissect and analyze the on-screen action for you.
The SteelSeries World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse has served as a high-quality input tool for players since its introduction, but it's about to become even more useful. A new software update will allow users to customize the mouse's functionality directly from within World of Warcraft's interface, making macro programming easier and removing a layer of software translation to offer faster response speeds. This will allow players to bind macros to any of the mouse's 15 buttons without ever leaving the game. The in-game integration is available now, check out the SteelSeries website to learn more about the mouse or find where to get your own.