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Blizzard Celebrates 7 Years of WoW With Gifts

By - Source: Blizzard PR | B 24 comments

It's a birthday party and you're invited if you've paid $14.95 at the door.

Still sporting its front teeth but clearly riding without training wheels, Blizzard's monster MMORPG World of Warcraft officially turns 7-years-old on Wednesday, November 23.

"It’s been a truly incredible seven years, and we’d like to thank you all for joining us for yet another fantastic year," Blizzard said on Friday.

To celebrate this event with the community, Blizzard will hand out a "Feat of Strength" and a celebration package item to any player who logs in between Sunday, November 20 and Saturday, December 3. Blizzard said that the package item will shoot off fireworks and temporarily grant both a special tabard and a 7-percent experience point and reputation bonus. So far there doesn't seem to be any plans for birthday balloons, goblin clowns or "special cupcakes."

On Friday Blizzard also noted that an all-new World of Warcraft television commercial will debut on CBS during the Chargers-Bears NFL game (kickoff time: 1:15 p.m. PST/4:15 p.m. EST) this Sunday, November 20. The ad is set to air sometime during the first half.

"And when the star of this spot asks, 'what’s your game?' you’d best have an answer ready," Blizzard taunted.

Say "Rift." We dare you.

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    wildkitten , November 19, 2011 9:31 AM
    It is amazing how much success World of Warcraft has had. It just seems a shame that they seem to be pushing away the dedicated Warcraft fans and have gone into such a rapid decline when they have never had a decline before.
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    NuclearShadow , November 19, 2011 7:29 AM
    The star of the next ad will be Steve... Jobs... whaaaa!? Steve your alive!? Nope! Chuck Testa!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJP1DphOWPs
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    wildkitten , November 19, 2011 9:31 AM
    It is amazing how much success World of Warcraft has had. It just seems a shame that they seem to be pushing away the dedicated Warcraft fans and have gone into such a rapid decline when they have never had a decline before.
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    Engima , November 19, 2011 10:09 AM
    7 years..... of destroying people's lives, relationships, marriages, and households.
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    memadmax , November 19, 2011 10:47 AM
    Engima must've had the privilege of "letting himself go" and experienced all 4 of the things he mentions in his post >_>
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    Anonymous , November 19, 2011 11:27 AM
    I've given the game 6 years of my life and last time we only received a feat of strength to. Come on Blizzard. We supported you guys since Lost Vikings, Black Thorn, Rock n Roll Racing and all the Warcrafts, Diablo's and Starcraft. Why not give a pet like the previous years? Or what about a Panda Bear mount? Celebrating both Mists of Pandaria and the long time that they have been absent from the warcraft universe?

    While I won't be getting a feat of strength in WoW I wouldn't mind getting a new portrait for StarCraft 2. And with Diablo 3 around the corner I wouldn't mind getting even more cross IP goodies.
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    Anonymous , November 19, 2011 12:14 PM
    I don't think it is Rift they should be worried about.
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    bin1127 , November 19, 2011 2:31 PM
    Wow, is what they said looking back at all the money made in those 7 years.
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    Anonymous , November 19, 2011 7:55 PM
    An ad for a computer game during a sports game? Great idea Blizzard. You think people who find amusing in watching other people kick a ball back and forth would be interested in WoW? rofl.
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    Anonymous , November 19, 2011 8:15 PM
    If an ad during an NFL game doesn't have women, cars, or beer, then the viewer isn't going to be interested. Waste of money Blizzard :D 
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    JonnyDough , November 19, 2011 8:45 PM
    That ChuckTesta thing was hilarious. I never got this guy I play with sometimes on TF2's name until now. Anyway, the clown pic reminds me of "Killer Clowns", a bad horror flick from what I believe is the 80's.
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    JonnyDough , November 19, 2011 8:46 PM
    So...I clicked on the pic and it IS a "Killer Klown". Doh!
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    JonnyDough , November 19, 2011 8:47 PM
    And with that "Doh!" now I'm thinking about the episode where Homer Simpson goes to Clown College and becomes Krusty.
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    olaf , November 19, 2011 10:08 PM
    best choice i made this year: selling my account :D 
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    vexun11 , November 20, 2011 2:48 AM
    I played wow for 3 years and quitting was one of the best life choices I ever made! I missed out on a lot lol.
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    batkinson001 , November 20, 2011 2:57 AM
    I quit after this past may, last expansion didn't do much for me, and the guys I was playing with stopped... In my opinion wow started going downhill when Blizzard merged with Activision.
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    batkinson001 , November 20, 2011 2:58 AM
    oh yeah, and the game they should be afraid of is Star Wars: The Old Republic.
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    Anonymous , November 20, 2011 8:44 AM
    I will gladely say Rift every time even though I am not currently playing it!! They have pushed more content in the first 6 months than Blizzard did in 2 years...
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    olaf , November 20, 2011 9:31 AM
    batkinson001oh yeah, and the game they should be afraid of is Star Wars: The Old Republic.


    yep
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    wildkitten , November 20, 2011 5:04 PM
    batkinson001oh yeah, and the game they should be afraid of is Star Wars: The Old Republic.

    I never played Star Wars Galaxies, but a lot of people say it was decisions by Lucas that ruined the game. I know star Wars is a popular titles, but if that's true, isn't that a concern for Old Repulic too even if it is a different publisher?
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