Warcraft Guide Affiliate Program

May 5, 2007

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The banners are here and the affiliate program starts today!

The Warcraft Guide: Striking it Rich sells for $37.00. For every sale you refer to us, we will pay you 75% or $27.75!

Hop over to http://www.thewarcraftguide.com/affiliates for full details of the program and view the banners at http://www.thewarcraftguide.com/banners

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Blizzard: Job Opening for Mobile Developers

May 5, 2007

World of Warcraft iPhone

Apparently Blizzard is looking for a few good people to work on unspecified projects for mobile platforms. Might this have something to do with a mobile WoW-related app? Of course, it could also be something completely unrelated. Still, pretty much ever since the iPhone was announced, there’s been speculation about a possible “WoW Lite” for it that would let you check the AH, maybe chat with your guildies, and so forth. I know I’d certainly be a bit more tempted to grab an iPhone if I knew it was going to have some WoW capabilities.

I think all I’d want in a WoW Lite client would be AH, chat, tradeskills, and maybe a talent calculator. After all, I still don’t think it’d be possible to do much “real” gameplay on a small screen with no mouse/keyboard, even if the platform could handle it. What would you guys like to see WoW Lite include, if such a thing every got made? The job postings are copied after the cut; see if you can make anything of them.

Mobile Producer
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly organized individual with outstanding communication abilities to manage the process of bringing Blizzard-IP-related functions into the mobile space. The ideal candidate has experience managing resources and seeing projects from inception to completion. Self-direction and follow-up skills are a must, and experience working within the mobile development space is mandatory. For more information please check out the job listing here.

Lead Mobile Software Engineer
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an individual to lead a mobile development programming team. The ideal applicant will possess outstanding communication and coordination skills and be capable of leading a group of programmers in bringing Blizzard-IP-related functions to the mobile space. The candidate would be experienced with web-related technologies, MIDP and CLDC development on the J2ME platform, WAP, and WML. Blizzard offers a fun, creative and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. For more information please check out the job listing here.

Lead Mobile UI Designer
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented, self-motivated individual with experience in UI design and implementation for handheld devices to help lead our efforts into the mobile space. The ideal candidate is a designer with a deep understanding of the unique opportunities and limitations of the platform who can help formulate the strategic design goals of our mobile efforts. The lead mobile UI designer must have the capacity both to create and to direct others to create clean designs that balance the Blizzard art style with the specific needs of the mobile audience. For more information please check out the job listing here.

Prospecting Adamantite Ore can Lead to Big Profits!

May 3, 2007

Prospecting a stack of Adamantite ores (20 ores) gives you 4 chances to find a rare gems. Most rare gems go for 30-50g with Nightseye going selling for the most.

You can easily make profit because a stack of Adamantite ores you can buy for around 20-30g on your servers AH. If your a miner or your alts a miner you can make even more profits.

Even if your having a bad luck, which can happen, you can sell Adamantite Dust (4.5g) and the Uncommon Gems to the vendor for your money back.

If you have time and gold to check the AH and prospect you can easily make a lot of gold doing this and selling the rares.

Blizzcon 2007 Announced

April 23, 2007

IRVINE, Calif. – April 12, 2007 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its second BlizzCon gaming convention. BlizzCon is a celebration of the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises and the players who have helped make them so popular around the world. This year’s event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on August 3 and 4, and will feature various activities for attendees to take part in.

“We were gratified by the response to our first BlizzCon in 2005 and have been looking for an opportunity to hold a follow-up event ever since,” stated Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment®. “With BlizzCon 2007, we plan to deliver another entertaining and informative experience for the attendees, and we look forward to meeting all of them again this year.”

BlizzCon will be open to gamers age 4 and older and will offer a wide variety of activities to help all attendees get the most out of the two–day event. In addition to serving as a gathering place for the different Blizzard gaming communities, attendees will be able to enjoy:

  • Discussion panels with Blizzard developers
  • Artist and developer signings
  • Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
  • World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game tournaments and demos
  • Costume, machinima, and character sound-alike contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise and other products based on the Blizzard franchises
  • A silent auction
  • Live orchestral performances of music from Blizzard games
  • More exciting activities to be announced

Tickets for BlizzCon will go on sale in the next few months at a price of $100 USD per person. As the event draws closer, further details will be announced on the official BlizzCon website: www.blizzcon.com.

New Banners for the Site

April 19, 2007

Contacted Dave from www.guildhelper.com for the design of 5 website banners. Dave has been in the gaming industry for a few years now and also takes care of Guild Hosting.

The price quoted was $70 each, which is actually a little steep. However, looking at their website portfolio which was pretty impressive, I decided to give it a shot. He quoted 2 weeks to finish the job as he claims to have a busy schedule in the coming week.

My application for Clickbank is still being processed so there’s no hurry I guess. I accepted the offer.

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March 15, 2007

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