Big News Of The WeekEdit
The Global Crackdown on WoWEdit
Wherein we travel around the world talking about the strange political developments afoot, with regard to WoW. Have some links!
First it was China. Then, China. Then Germany. And again in Germany. And really, we shouldn’t forget Sweden.
Where is this all going? We wonder.
Rumors And ScuttlebuttEdit
Big Addon Rules ChangeEdit
As we prepped to record the show, Blizzard poster “Frost” just released what seems like, well, a response to our last two episodes. We’re not saying that’s what it is, it’s just a coincidence, but regardless, we discussed the profit viability of mods these last two episodes of The Instance, and just now, Blizzard has said the following: “We’ve been continually impressed by the creativity and expertise on display among World of Warcraft user interface add-ons, and have formalized design and distribution guidelines for them to help ensure their integrity, safety, and quality for the community. Please visit the new guidelines page for more information.” And what does that guidelines page say? It says that you can’t charge any money for any aspect of a mod, period.
Why Are We Suddenly So Thirsty?Edit
In the near future, you’ll be able to see World of Warcraft characters in a new place — the beverage aisle. This summer, Mountain Dew will launch Game Fuel in two World of Warcraft-inspired flavors — Alliance Blue (wild fruit flavor) and Horde Red (citrus cherry flavor) — available for a limited time only. We’ll be announcing further details in the coming months, so stay tuned.
Jim Bob writes:
I play a UD death knight tank on the Maiev surver. I’ve seen one of my friends automatically mark his targets with skulls as he attacked them when he tanked. Unfortunately he quit wow before I got a chance to ask him. I was wondering if you knew more about.
Jim Bob, we like Adam’s Mark. You can find it here.
Drop Of The WeekEdit
The iPhone Is Finally Worth HavingEdit
That’s right, Blizzard is going for the ultimate synergy of WoW security and iPhone functionality – the Authenticator is now an app. For your iPhone. And there was great rejoicing.
Currently, the new application is available in Korean only, but the site says US/EU coming soon.