Blizzard Forces “Pirate” Classic WoW Server to Close

The largest “pirate” server hosting an early version of World of Warcraft that is no longer available via conventional means is being forced to close after WoW developer Blizzard Entertainment threatened the team responsible with legal action.

The server in question, Nostalrius, is running version 1.12 of World of Warcraft from 2006, before the “Burning Crusade” expansion was released. Nostalrius has 800,000 registered accounts and 150,000 active players, according to its administrators.

The existence of the private server was in violation of Blizzard’s Terms of Use for WoW, with the company adding (via Ars Technica) that it “isn’t an issue because of ‘lost’ subscription fees from players choosing these illegitimate servers over the real WoW servers—it simply boils down to the fact that private servers are illegal, and that’s that.”

The team behind the Nostalrius server has launched a petition, appealing to Blizzard to protect the ‘Vanilla’ version of WoW as a “legacy” server:

“We never saw our community as a threat for Blizzard. It sounds more like a transverse place where players can continue to enjoy old World of Warcraft’s games no longer available, maybe until a new expansion appears; a huge and powerful community of fans that remains attached to future Blizzard games, as we have in no other gaming company.

We don’t have the pretention to come up with a complete solution regarding legacy servers that you and your company didn’t already think about, but we’d be glad and honored to share it with you if you’re interested, still on a volunteer basis.”

The Nostalrius server is due to close at midnight on 10th April.

How to Reach Level 100 In WOW With Just Two Dance Mats

Remember when you start that new game and with every level you unlock new abilities and gifts with every level up? With some games reaching the level cap is both exciting and also upsetting, knowing that your character will never quite be able to advance anymore? Imagine if you wanted to reach level 100 on WOW, though? Well, Rudeism has proven you can reach level 100 in wow with just two dance mats.

Taking just 5 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes and 38 seconds, Rudeism has finally completed the achievement of dancing his way to level 100. The finishing move came after a 7-hour stream, the video of which you can find below (check out from 7:70:00 to find the moment of triumph).

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Dubbed “Dancecraft”, Rudeism has been working on this achievement for around a month now. With his moves being showed off both on the dance mats and in-game, reaching the staggering level in a rather impressive form.

With people doing everything from dancing their way through the World of Warcraft landscape to beating Dark souls with nothing but a pair of Donkey Konga’s Bongo’s, the world is a weird and wonderful place.

With the new movie coming out later this year this was the perfect time for Rudeism to show off his moves and we hope that he doesn’t stop there when it comes to dancing to victory.

World of Warcraft: Legion Now Available for Pre-Order

 


This week at BlizzCon 2015, Blizzard revealed that the sixth expansion to the massively popular MMO World of Warcraft is now available for pre-order. The latest expansion, Legion, comes with cool pre-order bonuses too, allowing players to boost one character of their choosing to level 100. You’ll also get early access to the brand-new hero class coming with Legion, the Demon Hunter, prior to the expansion’s release.

World of Warcraft: Legion is filled with features and content that will transform Azeroth’s heroes into Legion-slaying avatars of vengeance, including:

  • New Hero Class: Demon Hunter— Unleash the demon within as an all-new melee hero class gifted with preternatural mobility—and the ability to metamorphose into hellish new forms.
  • New Feature: Artifact Weapons— Smite the Legion with class-specific weapons of lore. Unlock awesome abilities and traits, and customize your weapon to suit your needs.
  • New Continent: The Broken Isles— Discover the fate of a lost night elf civilization, confront twisted fragments of the Emerald Nightmare, and hunt agents of the Legion in all-new zones.
  • Boost to Level 100— Come fully prepared to battle the Legion with a level-100 character boost, and fight alongside your friends in this epic new chapter of World of Warcraft—available immediately upon preorder†.
  • New Feature: Order Hall— Unite fellow NPC members of your class’s order to carry out missions at your command.
  • New PvP Honor System— Fight for fame, glory, and a range of new PvP-specific powers as you face the opposing faction in Arenas and Battlegrounds.

To celebrate, Blizzard also released the opening cinematic trailer, which you can view below. This follows on from the Announcement trailer which was released last August, which you can also view below.

“Setting the stage for the demonic Burning Legion’s devastating return. As the Horde and the Alliance battle against hopeless odds, heroes of both factions must seek salvation among the Broken Isles—ancient center of a doomed night elf civilization. There, they’ll take up mighty Artifact weapons and make a forbidden pact with the dread Demon Hunters of the Illidari—a final, desperate bid to save their world from falling under the Great Burning Shadow.”

“World of Warcraft: Legion is one of the most intense chapters in the Warcraft saga yet, filled with features and content that will push new and veteran heroes to their limits,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Whether players want to boost a new character or get a head start on mastering a Demon Hunter, they’ll be primed and ready to battle the Burning Legion when the expansion launches next summer.”

Legion will be available in Standard Edition (physical and digital with an RRP of £34.99. There’s also the Digital Deluxe Edition at £49.99 which contains bonuses for World of Warcraft and other Blizzard games.

You can pre-order Legion at the official site.

World of Warcraft Subscriptions Falling at Record Speed

World of Warcraft has been exceptionally popular over the years and instantly recognisable, even to people without any MMO experience. However, reports from the latest quarter indicates a sharp decline in the game’s popularity and now only has 5.6 million subscribers, the lowest figure such 2006. This comes after a recent surge surrounding the release of Warlords of Draenor which increased the player base to 10 million. More specifically, the latest results signify a 44% drop within a 6 month period. Since 2011, World of Warcraft has struggled to retain its fairly large community and that was to be expected.

Players have either become bored with the experience or moved onto other alternatives. There’s so much choice nowadays when it comes to MMOs including The Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, TERA, Wildstar, Final Fantasy XIV and lots more! Realistically, Blizzard expected this and their current subscription base still accounts for a significant revenue stream. Obviously, a 44% decline in 6 months is rather drastic, but with future content updates, this could easily be reversed.

Another reason why Blizzard isn’t panicking, is the success of other products like Hearthstone and Starcraft II. Perhaps, they see World of Warcraft as a niche outlet but with people prepared to spend much more than the average consumer. As time progresses, it’s a cogent strategy to alter their business model to reflect the times. Will it ever become free-to-play? Only time will tell.

Thank you Forbes for providing us with this information.

No Plans for Flying Mounts in Warlords of Draenor or Beyond

For everyone eagerly waiting to get to the patch that will allow flying mounts in Warlods of your hopes were just dashed! In an interview with Polygon lead designer Ion Hazzikostas made it clear that Blizzard is done with flying mounts, and they will not be in Warlords of Draenor or future expansions or patches.

Polygon was doing an interview that was to be about the upcoming 6.2 patch when Ion Hazzikostas made it clear that I won’t get to use my glider parachute.

Hazzikostas said,”At this point, we feel that outdoor gameplay in World of Warcraft is ultimately better without flying. We’re not going to be reintroducing the ability to fly in Draenor, and that’s kind of where we’re at going forward.” He went on further, “Having looked at how flying has played out in the old world in the last couple of expansions, we realized that while we were doing it out of this ingrained habit after we introduced flying in The Burning Crusade, it actually detracted from gameplay in a whole lot of ways. While there was certainly convenience in being able to completely explore the world in three dimensions, that also came at the expense of gameplay like targeted exploration, like trying to figure out what’s in that cave on top of a hill and how do I get up there.”

So now I no longer need to look at the flying mounts from the Blizzard store.

Thank you pcgamesn.com for providing us with this information

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The Best Selfie in World of Warcraft Will Get You to Blizzcon

If you are a World of Warcraft fan, chances are that you have been at Blizzcon at least once by now. If not, then there might be a chance for Blizzard to send you there this year. What you have to do is get your best World of Warcraft selfie face on.

I know it sounds a bit odd for a selfie in World of Warcraft, but hey, Blizzard are known for cropping up weird competitions and getting you involved in the process. It looks like this competition will follow how players can work on making the best selfie in a lot of spots Blizzard picks for you.

So what Blizzard does is pick a spot for you each week. Then, you can go when you want during that week to the latter spot and try to do the best selfie you can imagine. The grand prize will be two tickets to Blizzcon this November, but that’s not the only thing you can win.

Blizzard says that each submission is eligible for weekly prizes and goodies, such as Blizzard branded gear, Battle.net codes and even an iPhone 6 to help you with your selfie problem in real life. Just kidding. In order to take part, head on over to the WoW Selfiel Scavenger Hunt website where you can find more details.

Thank you PCGamesN for providing us with this information
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World of Warcraft Moving Closer to Free-to-Play Model

Blizzard is introducing “WoW tokens” to its MMORPG World of Warcraft that can be bought from other players using in-game gold or from Blizzard directly for real money. The tokens can be exchanged for 30 days of game time. A token will cost £9.99 from the Battle.net store, or £8.69 each if purchased in bulk.

Since WoW tokens can be bought using in-game currency, it is conceivable that hardcore players who raise a lot of gold can now play the game for free, using in-game earnings to sustain their monthly subscriptions.

“The WoW Token was created to give players with lots of extra gold the option to use it to help cover their subscription cost, and give those who want to purchase gold a way to do so from fellow players through a secure, easy-to-use system. The Token will be making its début in an upcoming patch.” Reads the Blizzard website.

Blizzard hopes that the move will encourage new players who don’t want to part with money to play the game to sign up, and even to attract previous players back. Though still massively popular, World of Warcraft subscriptions have been on the decline for a number of years. The game hit highs of 12 million subscribers back in 2010, but in five years that number has nearly halved to 6.8 million.

Source: The Guardian

World of Warcraft 6.1 Update Features Racing Minigame

The upcoming World of Warcraft 6.1 patch will introduce a host of frivolous additional content – the best kind of additional content – to the world’s favourite MMORPG. Amongst the additions is a WoW S.E.L.F.I.E. camera for level 100 players and a race event on Darkmoon Faire Island.

The race is a timed event, asking the player to steer through checkpoints in a special racing mount as fast as they can. Obstacles include electrical wires that can slow racers, but pick-ups such as sprint boots, landing gear, and ‘jump to banner’ keys give players unique advantages.

Source: PC Games N

World of Warcraft Community Helps Dad Mourn his Gamer Son

Yesterday, a father who lost his son posted to reddit, asking readers to help him understand his deceased son’s favourite game, Blizzard’s MMORPG, World of Warcraft.

total noob. no clue what i’m doing.

So im older (late 50’s) and my son used to play lots of WOW while he was recovering after getting hit by a mortar in iraq. Recently he passed away and I decided that I wanted to connect with areas of my sons life I never understood. WOW is one of those areas. I am totally overwhelmed right now. I watched a youtube video and decided instances looked like a lot of fun. I “ran” 2 dungeons this weekend. Whatever druid kept resurrecting me – thanks. I had a lot of fun. I know what clicked with son and it clicked with me. I want to keep playing but right now I feel like a drain on any groups unfortunate enough to get stuck with me. Are there any guides on how not to suck? I’m playing a destruction warlock. I’ve poked around on google but ABP goes nuts whenever I click on a link so I am a bit gun shy. Where the hell do I even start?

Cue condolences, compassion, and help from an engaged WoW community:

The emotional father was understandably overwhelmed:

I got back from work last night and logged into reddit to see if any more responses had come in. I am in shock. The outpouring of support and condolences boggles my mind. I would like to thank all you individually for your support and kindness. That total strangers would extend their sympathies to me and that a game was the catalyst is something amazing. Since my son passed I have struggled tremendously coming to terms with the new reality I am part of. I am humbled at the collective love and kindness shown to me – a total stranger – by the members of this community. It’s been challenging to respond because I am overwhelmed.

The father left with a greater understanding of why his son loved World of Warcraft so much. “One of the biggest regrets I have was not doing more to meet my son in his world,” he wrote in a follow-up reddit post. “I can clearly see what was so engrossing about the game. Thank you so very much. This means so much to me I can’t accurately describe it.”

Source: Kotaku

World of Warcraft UK Subscription Prices Increasing

World of Warcraft has been around for a long time now, and despite the fact that the game has had a lot of long-term and loyal fans and is still making Blizzard a lot of money, they’re hiking up the prices in the UK. The 30, 90 and 180 day recurring subscription plans will be changing.

Current subscribers on recurring plans will not see any pricing changes for two years, but as usual Blizzard is giving everyone else two months advance notice of the changes to their subscription plan. Those who sign up to World of Warcraft after the changes take effect will no be paying the following rates:

  • 30 Days – £9.99 (up from £8.99)
  • 90 Days – £28.17 (up from £25.17)
  • 180 Days – £52.14 (up from £46.14)

The changes will take effect at the launch of Warlords of Draenor, which is currently penned for November 13th. Blizzard are blaming local and regional market conditions for the price increase, but it wouldn’t be such a bad thing to sign up early, prior to Draenors release and get locking in for two years at the current rate.

Thank you IncGamers for providing us with this information.

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SteelSeries Siberia Elite WoW Edition Revealed

SteelSeries are back once again with their ever popular Siberia headset range, this time with their once limited edition Elite model, their current flagship PC gaming headset. Steelseries are no stranger to re-releasing hardware with new clothes, and the Elite is no exception, this time coming draped in World of Warcraft colours for fans of the long lasting Blizzard MMORPG. Personally I think it feels a little late to the party to launch a WoW headset these days, but despite the games age our recent report shows that it is still far from dead, despite lowering player numbers.

“Our partnership with Blizzard Entertainment to create unique gear for the World of Warcraft community has culminated in this bold new version of our premium and award-winning headset-a perfect complement to Blizzard’s upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion,” said Tino Soelberg, SteelSeries CTO. “Players deserve the best quality audio to experience the music and sounds of Draenor; this exclusive edition of the Siberia Elite headset delivers epic audio quality in a beautiful World of Warcraft-themed design.”

The SteelSeries Siberia Elite World of Warcraft Edition will be available to pre-order right now from the official SteelSeries Web Ship for $219.99 / €219,99. Not cheap, but if you want the quality of a their flagship headset in the style of your favourite game, expect to pay a premium for it.

Thank you SteelSeries for providing us with this information.

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World of Warcraft, Still Worth $1b A Year, Despite Decline In Subscribers

There have been many attempts to throw World of Warcraft from the #1 spot over the years, in fact, WoW has been out for so long now that I haven’t even heard about it in almost two years, having done my best to avoid it after my own little attempt at the massively popular MMORPG, which only lasted about ten hours playtime. I knew the game had always been big, but I honestly believed it had declined greatly over the last couple of years, falling into obscurity… I was wrong.

A new set of figures from SuperData Research shows that while subscriptions to online MMOs has declined over the years, WoW is still king with a 36% share of the market. Its closest competitor, Lineage 1, only has a 9% market share. WoW is still pulling in over $1 billion a year, an impressive figure compared to Lineage 1 which only draws in around $253 million.

Numbers may be dropping periodically, but steady updates and content packages have proven to keep people flocking back and while rumours of the games demise over the years have been plentiful, with many gamers that I know having long left the series, it’s clearly far from dead from a profit point of view. It’s certainly unlikely that the developers will be turning off the servers any time soon.

It seems this $1 billion is why we are yet to see anything of Blizzards Project Titan, their new subscription based MMO that was a potential replacement for World of Warcraft. Why on earth would they want to replace their own game when they’re raking in so much money… it would be financial suicide and until WoW becomes a waste of money for Blizzard, we’ll likely never see anything new from them.

Thank you Forbes for providing us with this information.

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Blizzard’s Rob Pardo, Chief Creative Officer, Leaves the Company After 17 Years


Blizzard Entertainment will have a new executive position to fill, with Rob Pardo, Chief Creative Officer, announcing he is leaving the company after 17 years.

Pardo’s resume includes design credits with the following game titles over the years: World of Warcraft,  StarCraft, StarCraft: Brood War, Warcraft 3 and Diablo 3.

Here is what Pardo said in his good-bye post on the Battle.net forums:

“I’m looking forward to new challenges in my career, but I will always cherish the time I spent with you all and the amazing and collaborative teams at Blizzard.  It was both satisfying and humbling, and it made me a better developer and a better person.  I look forward to playing Blizzard games as a player for many years to come.  Most important, now I have plenty of time to learn how to build a competitive Hearthstone deck.”

Pardo didn’t publicly disclose what is happening next, except he plans to spend the summer with his family and finally catch his breath.  He also thanked the gamers for motivating himself and the Blizzard team to continue developing video games.

It will be curious to see where he ends up next, as game studios would greatly benefit from having a seasoned veteran available to oversee future game projects.

Thank you to Battle.net for providing us with this information

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Dogevault Goes Offline – Millions of Dogecoins Appear Stolen

As far as cryptocurrencies go, Dogecoin has by far got to be the most popular one of recent times and it’s not surprising really considering it went viral after it was created in the spirit of the popular internet Doge meme.

News has come to light however that some people may have taken a liking to the currency a bit too much after the online wallet Dogevault reportedly went offline without any warning and some users are realising that large quantities of Doge were transferred out of their accounts just before the service went down.

Whether or not the Dogevault servers were hacked or whether the owners have shut up shop and made for the hills is still under investigations, but after some investigation in to where the coins have been transferred to, it seems like we could be looking at the biggest Dogecoin thefts in history. One user posted a shot of his wallet, showing that 950k coins were removed and after following the transaction path, they appear to have landed in this wallet, along with nearly 120 million more coins. Another wallet has been found as well that suggests the Dogevault owners are also responsible, with a balance of over 2.6 million coins itself.

What is certain though is that the coins sadly are not likely to be returned which turn may cost their rightful owners a lot of real hard cash. My suggestion though is that if you use an online wallet, get a desktop wallet that I personally feel is more secure, transfer all your coins there and make sure you keep it safe. A flash drive in a safe would be better suggestion even still.

Source: The Cryptocurrency Times

New Malware Is Reported To Be Affecting World Of Warcraft Gamers

World of Warcraft gamers and other MMORPG players are subject to hacks and exploits that attempt to steal their user names and passwords, after which the hackers will either rob the character of all their gold, or maybe even sell it off. For those of you out there who are still playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard has recently identified a new malware that poses as a client for a popular World of Warcraft add-on site.

It has been classified as a trojan horse and it looks and functions exactly the same as the Curse Client, in which gamers use to download World of Warcraft add-ons and tweaks. Furthermore, when attempting to search for “curse client”, a listing of the fake website pops up and will look exactly the same as the official one, so for those who weren’t paying attention, you might have inadvertently downloaded a malware onto your computer.

Blizzard suggests that those who have downloaded the client to delete it and perform a scan on their computer to ensure that there are no traces of it left, using programs such as Malwarebytes. Blizzard has also provided instructions to those who might have been infected as well. Either way, Blizzard advices those who are downloading the Curse Client for the first time to double check and make sure it is from the official site based on its URL.

Thank you Ubergizmo for providing us with this information

Steelseries WoW MMO Gaming Mouse Legendary Edition Review

If you’ve been a PC gamer within the last 10 years, or even just had a passing interest in PC gaming, then it’s highly likely that your family with two names, Steelseries and World of Warcraft. Both brands have been going for around 10 years now and both have been feeding PC gamers with products ever since. Of course Steelseries also have some rather big successes in the console gaming market, but we’ll keep our focus on PC for today.

World of Warcraft is big business, love it or hate it one has to admit that ever since it began it has been nothing short of a sales sensation, turning many millions of dollars for Blizzard and providing a gaming experience that can sap the life out of hardcore fans as they plow literally hundred or even thousands of hours into its world. It makes sense then that one of the biggest names in the peripheral business would want in on the action and Steelseries chose to launch several products specifically for World of Warcraft, or at least ones that are branded with WoW colours.

Priced at around £50 this mouse isn’t about to take down the big dogs of the MMO gaming mouse world, but it should at least offer something unique that will please World of Warcraft fans, or MMO players alike, otherwise what’s the point! Yet for a £50 investment, as with any investment, you’re still going to want decent build quality, a good size feature set and of course performance that is at least on par with other mid-budget gaming mice, so lets move on and see what the WoW mouse has to offer.

The packaging is really well designed and its on par with what we’ve come to expect from Steelseries in terms of design, it gives us a great image of the mouse, as well as some marketing badges that let us know its compatible with mac/pc, as well as it being the official gaming mouse for Mists of Pandaria.

Around the back we have a more detailed breakdown of the specifications, such as 11 fully customisable buttons that can be bound using the WoW interface, customisable LED lighting, ergonomic shape and easy to use software.

In the box I found the mouse, which comes hard wired with a fairly standard USB cable, a quick start user guide and a funky little Steelseries sticker.

The front of the mouse is well equipped, the LMB and RMB features a slight lip on the outer edge that provides a nice resting position for your fingers, on the inner edge of the LMB and RMB are two more buttons, and there is yet another button at the top centre, making five buttons in total (not including the scroll wheel). The scroll wheel is coated in a gripped rubber with a “notched” turn that provides a subtle click feedback when rotated, the wheel is also clickable.

The left side features four buttons, two horizontal at the top and two vertical below those. They’re well enough place that you can easily operate them with your thumb but the left side of the mouse is swollen out also, and this provides a good resting position for the palm of your hand.

The right side features an even more pronounced side pane and this again will help your hand find a good resting position, this mouse is great if you have larger, or wider hands than most as many mice tend to be quite slim towards the back.

The top shell of the mouse features a printed graphic that adds a nice touch of style to the mouse. This top panel is really smooth compared to the lightly textures base and this makes it easy for your fingers to navigate the buttons while keeping a firm grip on the mouse.

The underside of the mouse is pretty straight forwards with the sensor in the middle and little else. One thing that does stand out however is the huge Teflon surfaces that should provide a great amount of glide.

Setup & Installation

The mouse is fully plug and play compatible but you’re not really going to see any benefit from doing so as the software (downloadable) opens up extensive customisation options. The first of these is on the back of the WoW mouse, a back lit logo that can be customised using a full RGB colour pallet, change intensity and enable various pulse and breath effects to the lights to your liking.

The software is styled like that of an old school RPG interface, something that will go down with WoW fans and it features a staggering 10 profiles! Each of which can be extensively customised with macros, illumination settings and DPI settings. There is a large labeled image of the mouse too which makes navigating the custom macro settings a lot easier. It will take you a while to set this up, but that’s something you should be expecting if  you are buying a customisable WoW craft MMO mouse.

Performance & Calibration

The mouse moves with ease on both hand and soft surfaces, partly due to the large slipmats on the underside but also because the mouse is fairly light weight thanks to its plastic chassis.

Unfortunately the mouse sensor really didn’t like softer surfaces and failed my acceleration tests quite badly if the mouse wasn’t placed on a hard cloth or wooden surface. moving the mouse quickly from one side of the mouse mat to the other at both high and low speed should have the crosshair land in the same location, but at higher speeds the mouse pointer actually landed short of its target, meaning the sensor just wasn’t getting the feedback it needed from softer surfaces (tested on all major DPI settings) I highly recommend you use this mouse on a harder mouse mat.

Liftoff distance is quite high too at around 2mm and maybe a little more, this isn’t customisable either but the mouse ergonomics aren’t really tailored towards life-off play and the mouse is definitely happier if kept firmly on the gaming surface.

There were no signs of angle snapping / prediction on this mouse and when you get the right surface paired up, it does feel very responsive and accurate across a full range of DPI settings.

Gaming & General Performance

Being able to setup an extensive array of macros to this mouse has big advantages in MMO gaming and given the huge pre-set library of settings for World of Warcraft the advantages of using this mouse with WoW are extensive. It took a little while to figure out test best layout for my shortcuts and macros, not to mention a sweet spot for the DPI settings, but once dialed in right I was quite happy to get stuck into some serious gameplay.

After a couple of hours on WoW I do like the layout of this mouse and the ergonomics are good, but its not without its faults. Having to play on a harder surface to get good accuracy was a nag for me, so I switched back to my softer surface. In a real gaming environment I couldn’t even notice the acceleration issue and this is more something that would be more obvious in a FPS game. The mouse buttons are all quite heavy to click and feel like they need to be worn in over time, leaving my fingers a little fatigued from using more force to depress the switches.

Final Thoughts

I’m not won over with this mouse, it does offer some great features and some not so great features that do offer a fairly reasonable balance of value and performance, which is acceptable on certain levels given that this mouse isn’t incredibly expensive. Priced at around £50 this is on par with many other gaming mice but significantly cheaper than similar spec MMO gaming mice in terms of number of buttons and macro options.

Yet while it may cost less, it does feel “less” in some ways too. The sensor really isn’t fantastic and while your average gamer might not even notice, any truly serious gamer is going to want more accuracy in the form of a laser sensor, of course you can expect to pay an extra £20-£30 for a mouse that offers such a thing along side this many buttons.

The build quality isn’t too bad, but it is fairly basic and its essentially just moulded plastic, there is no flair here or polish that really makes it stand out. There is however a nice design on the top panel and it does feature some LED back lighting, but style is a subjective thing and lights and paintwork does little to change the overall build quality, which is on par with competing brands in this price range.

The WoW branding on the mouse limits its market potential too, as someone who isn’t a WoW fan isn’t likely to buy this product, but that’s ok because it is tailored heavily towards WoW in many ways and when it comes to the actual gameplay side of things, it performs really well, but for day to day tasks, or other games I would suggest you look for something a more versatility.

ZilianOP Miraculously Walks

There are tons of internet personalities streaming live shows of them playing their favorite video games. Today I will tell you about Angel Hamilton AKA ZilianOP. Angel has been streaming for over a year now, playing World of Warcraft and Diablo 3 primarily, but also showing off other games. The issue with Angel isn’t that he was streaming, it is that he was lying to his viewer base. Last week he miraculously stood up and walked away from his wheelchair, shocking everyone watching.

Angel has been claiming for the past couple years to be disabled, and wheelchair bound. He told his viewers that he was paralyzed from the waist down, this could be for a few different reasons. He could have been trying to swindle money from softhearted people who were willing to give into his lies and donate money to him, or it could have been how he was wanting to portray his internet personality. Either way he has raked in over $20,000 in donations over the past couple of years. That is not counting the in-game items, in-game currencies that his viewers gave him. He received donations from fans to get a wheelchair valued at over $2,000 and $5,000 to move closer to his girlfriend. He also raised funds to purchase electronics.

I do not know the statistics on how much other personalities make from their shows, having their own websites, and blogging about their favorite games. But I do know that you can make a fair amount when you get big enough. On top of that with many accepting donations from their fan base, and even being sponsored by large companies, Angel could have started raking in some big bucks if he hadn’t burned himself by making this huge goof. He lost his twitch account which was banned, where he had over 26,000 fans which is small compared to other personalities.

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