Twitter enters the World of Warcraft

9 07 2009

Part of me always knew that eventually someone would create a World of Warcraft add-on that allowed people to use Twitter in game. With over 9 million players world-wide it was a matter of when, and not if it happened.

This was a few days old when I picked up on it but I have to admit it looks great for players who use Twitter!

I’d like to introduce “Tweetcraft”!

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TweetCraft can:

  • Send/receive Tweets in-game (Immediate sending reloads your UI)
  • Queue Tweets to send when it’s more convenient for you
  • Upload in-game screenshots using TwitPic
  • AutoTweet when you log in, enter an instance or get an achievement
  • Extensible so that AddOn authors can register messages or events to AutoTweet

TweetCraft is an open source application built for Microsoft’s Coding4Fun, in association with Channel 9.





New Warcraft expansion will steal your soul… FACT!

12 11 2008

As of midnight tonight the new Warcraft expansion “The Wrath of the Lich King” goes live and millions of players all over the globe will embark on playing the latest installment of Blizzards long awaited sequel to their last expansion for the World of Warcraft.

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It may surprise you to know that If you walk through a crowded town centre the statistics predict that you will never be more than 10 feet away from a World of Warcraft (WoW) player…. that’s quite a scary stat too!
I used to play this game regularly and am at a point now where I only dabble for a few hours a week. I have friends who have racked up over A YEAR in time spent in front of their screen playing WoW! While this is not uncommon around the globe I’m surprised that Blizzard Entertainment are not doing anything to tackle the problem of Warcraft addiction…. and it is an addiction.

I still play the game but the fact is I only do it to maintain the social aspect which I like. In truth the game is pointless. The only fun I have in it now is within the conversations with the players. I’m not really having any fun anymore playing the game cos it’s become repetitive, a constant goal of more epics… no real achievements, plenty of purple gear but nothing really gained…. and to make matters worse the new expansion negates all progress you’ve made by raising the bar to level 80 and rendering all your hard earned gear obsolete. I’ll play the new expansion cos it’ll be fun to explore the new aspects of the game they have introduced… but once I’m lvl 80 I can imagine i’ll not play much.

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The real fact is Blizzard need to face up to the issue that they are destroying peoples lives by not setting play limits on the game. There are groups everywhere for people who have lost everything through WoW addiction. Check out a few:

http://www.wowdetox.com/

Yahoo.com WOW Widows

http://gamingsucks.com/

Here’s a vid to help people quit too! – How to Quit Playing WoW!

Remember peeps… everything in moderation!

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Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King Cinematic Trailer

31 08 2008

Anyone who knows anything about the gaming community knows that the masters of cinematic trailers are Blizzard Entertainment. Last week they released the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion’s cinematic trailer and yet again I’m blown away by it. These guys know how to make a good game trailer.

Things look to be on track for “Wrath of the Lich King” to be released by the end of Q4 – 2008……. guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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