Blizzard Celebrates 7 Years of WoW With Gifts

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.

  • NuclearShadow
    The star of the next ad will be Steve... Jobs... whaaaa!? Steve your alive!? Nope! Chuck Testa!
  • wildkitten
    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.
  • Engima
    7 years..... of destroying people's lives, relationships, marriages, and households.
  • memadmax
    Engima must've had the privilege of "letting himself go" and experienced all 4 of the things he mentions in his post >_>
  • 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.
  • I don't think it is Rift they should be worried about.
  • SmileyTPB1
    Celebrating 7 years of getting people to stop believing in the outside world.

    It's so nice of Blizzard to exploit the fact that people in general are just sheep on 2 legs.
  • bin1127
    Wow, is what they said looking back at all the money made in those 7 years.
  • 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.
  • 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