BlizzCon Opening Ceremony

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The ceremony begins with “Where are all my Warlocks at?” – much yeah and boo.

Mike Morhaime comes on, thanks everyone. Shows a bunch of footage from WWI 3 in South Korea and then the Starcraft 3 trailer. We get to see some Terran designs.

Co-Founder Frank Pierce comes on. We’ll get Voice Chat in WoW 2.2. Now you’ll find out the Hot Night Elf Chick is actually a dude. And Guild Banks. No ninja looting the guild bank please.

That’s all cool, but here’s the “one more thing”. Who’s been posting rumors on the Internet? You’re all banned. Yes, there’s a new expansion called Wrath of the Lich King. He’s a baddie, so we’re raising the level cap to 80.


Customizable hair styles, dances. Cool new talents and skills. A new profession – inscription. Allows inscriber to permanently enhance spells and talents. A new continent – Northrend. And the first Hero Class – Death Knight.


Shows trailer.

Trailer shows a Paladin running away from a mob. Everyone laughs. Paladin gets surrounded, someone screams “Bubblehearth”. Everyone laughs. Paladin transforms into a Death Knight, ooohs and aaaahs, Death Knight kills everyone in his path.

Next up WotLK panel and Class Balance panel.

2 Comments so far

  1. Adriaan (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

    Another expansion… If the 70 expansion didn’t fix much, I doubt an 80 expansion does.

    As for that Death Knight, is it just a pally with a super buff? That’s what the demo sounds like.

  2. Adam (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 7:04 am

    Feels Pally-like, except with Shadow/Necromancy-based powers instead of The Light and a funky new Runes mechanic.

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