Good Morning everyone. On this Tuesday morning, most of us can rest easy: Just a quick restart at 5 AM PDT, and we'll be good to get back in the game. There a few servers, however, that will have to deal with an extended maintenance period, lasting until 11 AM PDT. You can see the full list of those servers here.

For players on those servers, and those of us who can't sneak in some WoW time at school or work, I bring you the perfect solution: A roundup of some of the best news and analysis from the past week here at WoW Insider. Dig in, and keep it here throughout the day for more breaking news, guides, and analysis.

If that's not enough for you, we have fresh Wrath of the Lich King and Worldwide Invitational news waiting after the break.

The Worldwide Invitational is fading into memory, but there's still plenty of leftover analysis and discussion to be had. Here's a few stray pieces of news and analysis to keep you going until the next big set of news.

  • Our WoW Insider Paris team got a chance to sit down with Xfire and shoot the breeze about everything from Death Knights to the innate sexiness of Gnomes.
  • If you haven't had a chance to listen yet, check out the WoW Insider Show's WWI episode, live from Paris. Well, sort of from Paris. Turpster was there, at least.
  • In case you were wondering about the in-game pet that WWI attendees are getting: It's Tyrael, and I'm jealous.
  • Casual? Not sure why you should be excited about any of the WWI news? Let Robin Torres enlighten you.

WotLK's probably still at least a few months away, but there was some pretty exciting news about it this week anyway:

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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