Hey, World of Warcraft players! You know how you’ve been chatting with your guildmates on you iPhone or Android device while cruising down the highway? You remember thinking how amazing technology can be, letting you interact with these people who were currently logged into WoW, while you yourself were obviously NOT in-game, all while speeding toward the intersection hoping to beat the red light?
(Editor’s Note: Seriously, don’t do that people. That shit is reckless and dangerous. Plus, try explaining to the cops that you rear-ended that family of five because you were talking about what class your Panda was going to be. Sodomy via taser is nothing to sneeze at, folks. It does the opposite of tickle.)
Remember feeling minor regret at having to pay a couple of bucks a month for the privilege of being able to waste even more free time in WoW?
Well you can squash that minor regret like the cat you drove over while you were reposting your Peacebloom on the AH! The Mobile AH just went FULLY FREE TO USE baby!
Starting today, all of the features that were previously part of the optional World of Warcraft Remote subscription service are now available for free to all World of Warcraft subscribers. These features include:
- Remote Guild Chat – Stay in touch with your guildmates on the go using your mobile phone.
- Remote Auction House – Bid on items, create auctions, and collect gold via your mobile device or through the official World of Warcraft website.
It just became that much easier for World of Warcraft to devour more of your waking hours! How exciting and wonderful!
EDIT: I just received an email regarding my own mobile armory account. Turns out you get a free pet as well as game time!
Your World of Warcraft Remote subscription has automatically been cancelled, and the recurring payment method associated with this subscription will not be charged again.
In addition, as a current World of Warcraft Remote subscriber, you will receive the following:
– 7 free days of World of Warcraft subscription time for each World of Warcraft account with an active World of Warcraft Remote subscription as of 08/23/2012 (applied to each account automatically).
– One free Lil’ XT pet to call your own or give away to a friend — our way to say “thanks” for being a World of Warcraft Remote subscriber. (Limit one per Battle.net account.)
Boys and girls, springtime is upon us once again! A time when the solstace sun pries back winter’s frosty fingers, cold blankets of snow melt away, flowers emerge from their icy tomb, and Life blooms once again.
It’s also the time of year when Blizzard tries to find ways to suck even more cash out of our pockets.
With games like Rift tearing things up, Star Wars – The Old Republic on the horizon, and Blizz itself hesitant to release new raid content to keep players from fleeing like a witness from a crime scene, it takes wrecking-ball sized testicles to go for the financial jugular one more time.
I can only imagine what their motivation was behind this latest fleecing –
Mike Morhaime: *Lights cigar with the corner of the Mona Lisa* Okay, we’ve hooked the masses with this whole “Guild” thing. Good job team.
Developer: Thank you sir!
Morhaime: *Blows a dollar-sign smoke ring* Now my good friend Bobby Kotick is concerned there might not be enough cocaine money for his meeting with Charlie Sheen that we’ve scheduled for next quarter.
Dev: We’re getting Charlie Sheen?
Morhaime: *Plays wicked air guitar* Damn rights! BK’s hoping to talk The Sheen into doing one of our World of WarCraft celebrity commercials. You know what I’m talking about. The “What’s Your Game” bit that we did with Will Shatner, and that little guy from Austin Powers! I liked that little guy.
Dev: That’s, uh, that’s great sir!
Morhaime: He’s so little… like a GNOME! Am I right!?
Dev: Yes sir. Yes you are. Now I assume Charlie will be a “Warlock” in the commercial?
Morhaime: Better. A “Vatican Assassin Warlock.” It’ll be the new Night Elf Mohawk!
Dev: Uh, is Vatican Assassin going to be a Warlock tree or something? I’m not sure I underst-
Morhaime: I’m sure you’ll figure it out. It’s not like we’re doing rocket science here. Now where was I? Oh yeah, coke money for Sheen. How can we use this “Guild” concept to milk some more money out of the player base?
Dev: How much money are we talking about here?
Morhaime: I don’t have the exact numbers in front of me, but we’re looking at roughly enough to rail lines of coke from whatever planet Charlie’s F-18 is strafing, all the way to Blizzard’s front doors.
For those who are not comfortable with the maths, that’s a lot of coin.
And so we are graced with a quote from Nethaera regarding the upcoming Guild Transfer Service :
We want to give everyone an early heads-up regarding our plan to implement a guild relocation service for World of Warcraft. The idea is for a guild leader to be able to transfer a guild to another realm. The guild structure remains intact, including the guild leader, guild bank, ranks, and guild name (depending on availability).
Guild members who decide to relocate with their guild may initiate their own paid character transfer. Upon a successful transfer they will automatically be part of the guild when they first log into the new realm. Their guild rank and guild reputation will be intact.
Guild leaders who do not want a change of scenery may also choose to pick a new guild name using another new service. These services are in development and we will be providing additional details at a future point in time.
As with all of the features and services we offer, we intend to incorporate the guild relocation service in a way that will not disrupt the game play experience. Please note that this feature will require extensive internal testing, so you may see bits and pieces of the service appear on the public test realms.
Don’t kid yourself. This is going to make serious cash. Entire guilds who are sick of losing to the opposing faction all the time, can now relocate to a more beneficial server without losing their current progression. That’s a big selling point for many guilds looking to swap servers.
Also, since Charlie Sheen may want a Goddess to appear in the commercial with him, prepare to buy your own purple Lionhawk Mount from the Blizzard Store:
This could very well be one expensive WoW summer.
– Approx. 666000 before Ruk will Ding 80.
– First Aid is maxed at 450.
– Need to settle on levelling up 1 cunning pet.
In other news, Ruk was invited to a guild group. There were plenty of things that could have been done differently, like:
– have an adequately levelled pet for DPS.
– scope on the range weapon.
– stat food of some kind.
– group assist macros.
– have Recount, or at least Omen, turned on.
– loot all end bosses for stones.
Ran with Necritis, Rasputen, Imonfranky, & Muerten. Thanks gang!