[MUD-Dev] NEWS: Blizzard Entertainment announces World of Warcraft
kylotan at kylotan.eidosnet.co.uk
Tue Sep 4 03:42:09 New Zealand Standard Time 2001
I just heard about this, and I couldn't see anyone else posting a
link or summary in recent posts, so here goes:
Full text of press release:
Here's my edited summary of the key parts of that press release:
"Blizzard Entertainment announces World of Warcraft"
"Blizzard prepares to redefine massively multiplayer gaming"
"World of Warcraft takes place four years following the aftermath
of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, where a great tension has settled
over the ravaged world of Azeroth. As the various races begin to
rebuild their shattered kingdoms, new threats, both ancient and
terrifying, have arisen to plague the world once again. Players
must explore the lands of Azeroth, forge fellowships with other
players, and build their strength in order to prevail. "
"An action-packed combat system delivers fast, furious combat
against multiple opponents, while minimizing delays between
battles to keep players on the move. A rich, evolving story and
questing system will keep players engrossed as the world is
regularly updated with new content. "
"Fully customizable character classes, innovative races, and
thousands of weapons allow for a truly diverse gameplay experience
that will appeal to both hard-core and novice gamers alike. A
simple, intuitive user interface will allow players of various
skill levels to easily join the adventure. World of Warcraft also
features support for advanced graphics hardware, giving the player
superlative graphical enhancements, as well as a sophisticated,
massively multiplayer network architecture capable of supporting
thousands of players in a world simultaneously."
To be honest, it just sounds like the same stuff that everyone else
has promised (and subsequently failed) to deliver, so I'm not overly
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