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August 20, 2009 4:46:11 PM

even though I quit WoW long time ago, i think this is a brilliant idea, of course, i just hope blizzard doens't make this magazine a walk-through of the game, instead focus on the players and the stories of the game
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August 20, 2009 4:46:52 PM

Now the WoW nerds will have something to read while they fly from place to place...this is just kinda sad and a shameless money grab
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August 20, 2009 4:49:08 PM

Now the WoW nerds will have something to read while they fly from place to place, not to mention a shameless money grab by blizzard...so sad
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August 20, 2009 4:49:34 PM

this is a good move, now the wow addicts may actually go outdoors once in a while to buy the magazine
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Anonymous
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August 20, 2009 4:52:21 PM

Who the heck has time to read when there is WoW to be played?!
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August 20, 2009 4:53:42 PM

Why would I buy a magazine for the game. What kind of information are they going to cover that I can not find on any fan site out there. MMO-Champion, World of Raids, etc. Just an attempt to capitalize on their game. (I give them full credit its a smart move) But I really don't see the use for it and no I will not subscribe to it.
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August 20, 2009 4:54:24 PM

I already find it a pain to pay for the monthly subscription to play the game in the first place.
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August 20, 2009 5:12:14 PM

LOL WoW will soon be in the dictionary.
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August 20, 2009 5:28:37 PM

captaincharismathis is a good move, now the wow addicts may actually go outdoors once in a while to buy the magazine


it will get delivered to their door, even blizzard knows they wont leave their house!
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August 20, 2009 5:38:26 PM

Will there be pictures of blood elves for the 30 year old virgins to check out?
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August 20, 2009 5:40:24 PM

That's sound interesting. I hope they dont place sh!t load of ads in their magazine like other magazines do.
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August 20, 2009 5:41:42 PM

This obsession with WoW is just getting out of hand.
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August 20, 2009 5:46:41 PM

For maximum effect, they should make sure the new issue comes out on Tuesdays, so players have something to do on maintenance/update day.
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August 20, 2009 5:47:35 PM

Supposedly it is advertisement free (I wouldn't be surprised to see Warcraft related ads though) and supported only on subscription fees.

Also, for those who don't think it will add any value and they can read all they want online at different websites, just think a little bit how Blizzard can control the flow of information about upcoming changes to the game via their own magazine. Instead of the info showing up on their website first, Blizzard can publish previews for new content, class changes, etc. via the magazie (followed a week later on their website). They can also provide exclusive interviews with the game designers (themselves!). Couple that with some beautiful artwork and an in-game pet (you know they will probably do this like they do for everything else), there will be plenty of reasons people will be interested in subscribing.
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August 20, 2009 5:49:08 PM

Sounds like they're trying to milk WoW suckers for even more of their income.
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August 20, 2009 5:52:58 PM

I'd read it if they put a real girl on the cover in them outfits every issue...
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August 20, 2009 5:59:40 PM

I think this is a great move by Blizzard. Their already involved deeply with the community of players that pay them, and now they'll be able to show them even more love with exclusive reading material. And not to mention... I'm sure they'll have some sort of Starcraft II section when it releases.
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August 20, 2009 6:05:35 PM

andboomerWho the heck has time to read when there is WoW to be played?!


Finally, something to read in the bathroom!
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August 20, 2009 6:09:14 PM

so this is the new WoW Playboy magazine.
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August 20, 2009 6:20:47 PM

jgironso this is the new WoW Playboy magazine.


Really! What they should do is have centerfolds of female Night Elves or female Blood Elves depending on whether the magazine subscriber is predominately Horde or Alliance. :) 
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August 20, 2009 6:28:57 PM

lol

This magazine will be PDF'd from start to end and online for free the day it hits stands.

$39.99 for 4 issues a year? lolz

Yea, and they wonder why people pirate stuff...
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August 20, 2009 7:18:05 PM

andboomerWho the heck has time to read when there is WoW to be played?!

Botters! They don't play so they have time....I HATE BOTS.
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August 20, 2009 7:48:58 PM

From a business perspective I think this is brilliant but on a personal level...do we really need people to be sucked in any more than they already are?
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August 20, 2009 8:12:42 PM

You think they could've made the URL any longer? Seriously, sheesh.
Like worldofwarcraft.com isn't already long enough. They should mirror it to blizzard.com/wow or battle.net/wow
Woah, it is blizzard.com/wow
wicked. :p 
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August 20, 2009 9:01:46 PM

Milk that WoW cow blizzard..... WoW is already like heroin. now you're gonna give us a magazine that puts more heroin in our system?

Milk it dry...
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August 20, 2009 9:13:21 PM

At $10 bucks a pop there BETTER be some Night Elf porn or something... ;) 
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August 20, 2009 10:22:14 PM

Some hawt dranei on the centerfold and i am in !

now serious ... its way to frikkin expensive.
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August 20, 2009 11:50:07 PM

so......... I visit plenty of rumor sites, the forums, and the WOW frontpage and wowwiki for any info to satisfy my curiousity, other than that, the rest comes from playing the game.
What could a quarterly cover that couldn't be found on the front page or forum? OK so i've read the LOST magazines which was pretty much behind the scenes of interviews and what not.
I would be interested in the 5 yr anniversary issue since i'm only 3yrs into the game and to see the cool stuff I missed out on in the early days. Till then the realm forums are a great spot for gossip and news.
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Anonymous
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August 21, 2009 1:48:33 AM

thats so gay
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August 21, 2009 5:43:07 AM

Who has time to read a magazine??? A true WOW addict takes his laptop to the toilet with him/her while they raid.
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August 21, 2009 12:37:32 PM

Major7up said:
From a business perspective I think this is brilliant but on a personal level...do we really need people to be sucked in any more than they already are?


there like a salesman at an electronic store. they see the biggest sucker and then try to milk as much money out of them. can't blame the salesman for trying to make the most money he can because the person is too dumb for there own good

its not right but unfortunately its the way of the world these days
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August 21, 2009 3:33:43 PM

Whatever happened to going paperless? Am I the only one that hears the cries of the carrots?
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August 21, 2009 4:20:05 PM

10$ per magazine? Thats a tad steep don't you think?

Oh right this is Blizzard, they know enough of their customer base will buy this regardless of the price
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