The best of December 22-29, 2009

There have been widespread reports of earthquakes happening around Azeroth, seemingly at random. People believe that these earthquake are the beginning of a very large world event that will usher in WoW's third expansion, Cataclysm. After a bit of digging, speculates that they might be coming form invisible mobs roaming around the virtual world. Blizzard has since come out and started slyly commenting on the in-game earthquake, neither denying nor supporting the conclusions drawn.

Of course, there's other things going on in the WoW universe as well, and after the cut we'll take a look at the top stories of the week.



  • Holiday giveaways is celebrating the holiday by giving away a ton of swag.
  • 15 Minutes of Fame: The Pi Guy
    Pie is not just for eating, and people seem to like it that way. However, the cake is still a lie.
  • Dungeon Finder bingo
    In order to win, you must group with at least five types of terribad players. The kind that think they're playing Doom when they're really playing WoW.
  • The Wrath you never saw
    Lots of stuff never made it into Wrath, and's Matthew Rossi takes a look at a few of those things.
  • In defense of ignorance
    "Friends, gamers, Earthicans -- lend me your ears," says's Allison Robert.
  • 15 Minutes of Fame: Retirement home
    Where old and experienced players go to enjoy the game in the way they want to.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.