Monday wasn't only the fifth anniversary of World of Warcraft
, it also kicked off the 15th anniversary of the Warcraft
property at large (which makes sense -- you might remember that the original WoW intro
started off with "Ten Years of Warcraft
"). And so Blizzard has created a brand new minisite
to commemorate the occasion -- they've got a full video interview
with many of the staff members (no women, though, Blizzard -- what's the deal there?), and there are other Blizzard and community interviews coming as well. They've also got a feature called the "Battlecry Mosaic,"
in which they're inviting fans to take pictures of themselves showing Horde or Alliance pride with printable logos, which will then be assembled into a mosaic of up to 20,000 pictures. That should be a sight to see -- it'll eventually all be posted online, but I wouldn't be surprised to see something like it at the next BlizzCon also. Neth also says that whoever reaches set limits on pictures will get a faction exclusive piece of art revealed
. Sounds fun.
I thought for a moment that this was what the Warcraft twitter account was referring to
the other day, but they specifically said whatever they were talking about would be revealed on 11/25, and obviously that's still in the future. So we'll have to see what else appears this week. Still, the minisite is an excellent homepage for Blizzard's look back at their first and biggest franchise. Especially if you're a Warcraft
fan, it's a must-see.