Posted by Kaelten Sep 15, 2008 at 21:26 UTC
We've begun a short public beta phase for the new WowAce.
All users can log in now, not just a select few alpha testers that we had previously.
Projects have been imported to test and play with. Note: these will all be deleted and a fresh slate will be provided.
You may notice that most projects belong to the wowaceSVN user. This is because our importer can't figure out whose projects are whose in the general case. If you want to claim your project easily, make sure that your X-Email in your TOC file matches your Curse account. Alternatively, you can wait until after the transition and have a moderator assign properly.
Hey guys, sorry for doing this, but we need a few more days to run all the data import scripts, so we're expecting the transition to happen either Tuesday(23rd) or Wednesday(24th) at this point.
Posted by Kaelten Oct 15, 2008 at 04:19 UTC
For those of you who haven't seen me lurking around trying to catch up to things and manage the site today I'm glad to be back from Blizzcon.
I'm also sorry I couldn't get more done before the ready check came.
While there I got some nice loot, participated in some great encounters, and all in all had a hell of a time. I wish I had met more of you guys there, and maybe next year more of us can meet together at the Hilton for A.M.F.s and make random jokes and bad gaming puns.
First though, let's get through this week so we can move on to bigger and better things.
Posted by ckknight Aug 21, 2009 at 02:08 UTC
Hey beautiful people, ckknight here.
Got into Anaheim this morning. This'll be my first year going to BlizzCon and I'm hoping for a good time.
Kaelten's also here, though he's been here a few times before.
I'm gonna try to keep you all posted if there are any UI-based changes on the horizon that come out of the con. For general speculation and non-UI info, I'm sure World of Raids, Arena Junkies, or Curse.com will have info.
Also, if anyone else is here at BlizzCon, feel free to make a comment. It's kind of hard telling who everyone is without names floating above their heads.
Went to the UI Dinner at Bubba Gump's, jointly sponsored by Curse and WoWInterface, and had a good time. My birthday's on Saturday, so someone had the nerve to get all the waitstaff to sing a birthday song. I was very confused during it, which I blame partially on the lack of clarity by the main waiter, and also due to the Bacardi 151 I had downed a few minutes prior. A lot of authors came out to it, which was definitely cool.
Saw the opening ceremony and the WoW Cataclysm discussion, here's some various UI-related points:
From the SC2 + Battle.net panel:
Some more points, after seeing the class panel:
Posted by funkydude Jan 09, 2010 at 13:46 UTC
A big deal lately with the security of wow accounts seems to be phishing. Fake whispers in-game are stating to show up nearly as much as gold advertising.
With the admitted leak of email addresses on the WarcraftRealms website earlier in December due to a security hole, you need to be more cautious as ever, as phishing email is now back on the rise. The email read:
These people will stop at nothing to get your wow details, here is a perfect example of a classic phishing email:
At first glance, this looks extremely authentic. Note that even the email originates from "blizzard.com" which goes against the in-game loading screen "tip" of trusting emails with such extensions. Infact the only give away that this is a phishing email is when you hover over the link, you can see it forwards to a non-blizzard website, an attempt to steal your account details.
I see people frequently say things like "My computer is secure". That may be fine and dandy, but did you ever stop to think about the security of websites out of your control? The truth is, you just can't guarantee this security. So here's a few tips:
Posted by Ackis Mar 25, 2010 at 16:17 UTC
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fifth BlizzCon® gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2010. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes.
"BlizzCon offers us a great opportunity to meet with our players and share our enthusiasm for gaming with one of the most passionate communities in the world," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're looking forward to providing another great show filled with entertainment, competition, and the latest information about Blizzard Entertainment games."
In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:
The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in August 2009. Tickets to the event sold out in minutes, and some of the highlights included the announcement of World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™, the unveiling of a new playable class in Diablo® III, the first public hands-on with the single-player campaign of StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™, and a closing concert featuring rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.
For more information visit Blizzcon.com!