No More Naruto Updates
Hey folks Jonathan Here. Our anime server has been found to be corrupt and broken - hence a lot of our personal anime files have been erased or no longer work, making any updates impossible for us. Also, we received a letter from our host at Lycos.com letting us know that our webhosting for SeattleOtakuTime.com is ending. We don't have the funding, etc etc to keep the main host going any longer. Were sorry about this. This club is now officially off-beat anime news and World Of Warcraft News. If anyone would like to take this club over for "Naruto Updates Only" send me a message and we'll work something out.
Wrath Of The Lich King News:
Blizzard To Have Players Keep Honor?
In a bold statement released by Blizzard this week, officials are now stating that players will be able to keep their Honor Points for Wrath, but expect that many of the honor goods will be going up in honor points. Basically you could look at it like the American dollar versus the Japanese Yen. You'd need a crap load of extra honor to get that goody you've had your eye on for a while.
World Of Warcraft Scavenger Hunt
The Instance and DogHouse Systems are running a WoW scavenger hunt for players on all realms! The details and hints of which will be sent to you via email through a sign up system @ theinstance.net/hunt They will mail you the details as soon as they are complete.
* 1st Place: $100.00 Jinx Certificate
* 2nd Place: Logitech G15 keyboard and G5 lazer mounse
* 3rd Place: 1 year of FREE WoW play time.
Anyone can enter. You might need a lvl 65 to 70 character to compete well in this contest. Start date and deadline will be sent to you soon.
It's Finally Official as of today folks. Blizzard Entertainment has finally announced that Wrath Of The Lich King (WOTLK), the next expansion to the ever popular 'World Of Warcraft' series, is due to launch November 13th. Your local gamestop stores have and will continue to take your reserves for game, but here's a new piece of news that arrived today from GameStop.Com as well. Blizzard will be releasing a 'Collectors Edition' of Wrath Of The Lich King (WOTLK) as well for just 69.99 The Collector's Edition will come in a special box that contains many exclusive extras to enhance your adventure into Northrend, including:
* World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King on DVD-ROM.
* The Art of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, a 208-page book featuring never-before-seen images from the game.
* An exclusive in-game pet: Frosty, the baby frost wyrm.
* A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, the Wrath of the Lich King intro cinematic with directors commentary, and more.
* The official soundtrack CD, containing 21 epic tracks from the game, along with exclusive bonus tracks.
* A mouse pad featuring a map of the newly opened continent of Northrend.
* Two World of Warcraft Trading Card Game March of the Legion starter decks, along with two exclusive cards available only in the Collectors Edition.
The behind-the-scenes DVD will offer developer interviews and commentary on all aspects of the creation of Wrath of the Lich King, as well as trailers and cinematics from the game, and even footage of panel discussions from BlizzCon 2007.
Collector's Edition owners will also be able to take their adventures from the computer to the tabletop with two starter packs for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game -- one for themselves and one to share with a friend. In addition, Collector's Edition owners will receive two exclusive tournament-legal World of Warcraft Trading Card Game cards to incorporate in their decks or trade with other World of Warcraft TCG players.
With the Collector's Edition-exclusive in-game pet, Frosty the baby frost wyrm, you'll be the envy of your guildmates and other players as you roam the expanses of Northrend.
A soundtrack CD with stirring music from the expansion pack, a beautiful coffee table book with exclusive concept art, and a Northrend-themed mouse pad round out the wealth of bonus items available in the Collector's Edition of World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King. The Strategy guide for the new expansion set will also launch on November 13th and will set you only 39.99 Indeed it's one of the more expensive Brady Game-guides out there for the world Of Warcraft Series, but we can only hope that it'll cover a lot of information on the new Death-Knight class.
Death Knight Class: You can only obtain Death-Knight status with a level 55 character. From what were being told from Blizzard, you can only do this with one of your characters per server. So for example: If you have a level 55 on HaoMarush, and a level 55 on Cenarius - you can essentially have two Death-Knight's all-together but you'll have 1 death-Knight for each of those two servers. Like standard server rules - you cannot transfer a Horde character you have to another server your playing as an Alliance Character. (Yes Folks - Horde are still against Alliance, don't expect a friendly pact any time soon. LOL)
The Story Of The Lich King
So what's the story with Arthas becoming the Lich King? Jonathan's been doing some reading up on the history of the World Of Warcraft, and will be sharing with you the Back-Story of how Azeroth was created, How the original Sunwell split the lands apart, and how the wars began leading up to the Re-Birth of The Lich King. He'll be sharing these tales over a series of weeks - leading up to the launch of the Wrath Of Lich King Expansion - set for November 13th.
Story Of Sylvanas Windrunner
Once the Ranger-General of Silvermoon, Sylvanas Windrunner was murdered by the death knight Arthas and brought back as a creature of undeath. After regaining her free will she rebelled against the Lich King and the Scourge and became the founder of the Forsaken faction of undead, who are currently allied with the Horde. She has styled herself the Dark Lady, Queen of the Forsaken, an expansion of her original title, the Banshee Queen.
As leader of the Forsaken and the Horde on the Eastern Kingdoms, Sylvanas is a military genius. The middle sister of Alleria and Vereesa Windrunner, she was Ranger General of the high elf kingdom of Quel'Thalas. She fought valiantly against Arthas when he invaded Quel'thalas, but during the fall of Silvermoon, Arthas raised her as an undead minion as a form of petty revenge. When the Lich King's hold on his minions weakened, Sylvanas, among other undead, regained her free will, and she led her forces against the dreadlords who had taken hold over Lordaeron, ultimately affirming her sovereignty by killing off two of the nathrazim and bending the third, Varimathras, to her will. She renamed her force of self-aware undead the Forsaken and declared herself their queen.
Under her leadership the Forsaken have managed to not only fend off the Scourge, but also the Scarlet Crusade. She has a certain mastery of leadership, military strategy, and the bow. She is also adept at demon magic having the ability to drain life, create skeletons, and use mind control. Sylvanas is the best archer on Azeroth she claimed she could hit a flying bird in the eye. She wields Sunstrider's Longbow once owned by Dath'Remar Sunstrider, it was passed on to Sylvanas when she became Ranger-General.
-New To Wrath Of The Lich King-
Sylvanas Windrunner's appearance has been updated for Wrath of the Lich King. In beta build 220.127.116.1182 her appearance was updated a second time.
One of the new Forsaken camps in Northrend will be New Agamand. It is here that the plague the Royal Apothecary Society has been developing to combat the Scourge will be tested, as indicated from this section of the Howling Fjord background on the official site:
On the eastern shore, the Forsaken have arrived, carrying a plague of their own to unleash upon the Lich King. Queen Sylvanas has been methodically and patiently overseeing the formulation of this contagion for several years, and the time has come at last to test its effectiveness against the Scourge.
Offbeat News: New Pennies in 09'
Abraham Lincoln, perhaps one of the greatest of the founding fathers of our great country, The United States Of America. His honor and legend stays with us to this day in 2008, whether we notice it or not. How? In pennies. How often have you looked at a penny, or valued a penny, let alone used a penny for money? Answers are, probably not too often. The U.S. Mint is looking to change things to Honor the great legendary President, by placing new images of Lincoln's upbringing on the back of the Penny starting February 12th next year, which happens to be Abe's Birthday.
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