This week on WoW.com saw World of Warcraft in the news yet again, when a man from Clearwater, Florida was arrested for fraud after he sold his WoW account and failed to hand over the goods. On the gameplay side of things, Lead Systems Designer Greg Street and Lead Producer J. Allen Brack hit Twitter to answer numerous questions about patch 3.3, Icecrown Citadel, and the upcoming expansion, Cataclysm.
For all of this and much more, keep reading to see the best of WoW.com from the last week.
- Man imprisoned on fraud and theft charges over account selling scam
Christopher H. Bouffard accepted $760 in 2008 from at least two people in exchange for WoW accounts. Bouffard then failed to turn over the agreed upon accounts, leading to a police investigation. He has now been charged with two counts of grand theft and one count of scheming to defraud.
- Developer Twitter chat transcript
WoW.com has gathered all of the answers from the aforementioned Twitter developer chat and organized them in an easy to read transcript. A couple of noteworthy tidbits from the chat is an explanation for the strangely empty Crystalsong Forest and the potential for cross-character shared inventory.
- Armory updated with model viewer
The WoW Armory, the official browser-based character database, received a massive overhaul. The Armory now comes with a fully functional model viewer and custom RSS feeds.
- Beware of Armory phishing scams
WoW players be warned, however. Google searching for the Armory might put you on the receiving end of a clever phishing scam.
- 15 Minutes of Fame: Pulverizing the World of Warcraft
WoW.com interviews World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight and dedicated WoW fan Jens "Little Evil" Pulver. The former UFC lightweight champion blows off steam after a hard day of training with a well developed roster of WoW characters, some well known to his fans and others known only to close friends and guildmates.
- The OverAchiever: Straight to the poor house
WoW.com's achievement column tackles the most expensive achievements currently in the game.
- Phat Loot Phriday: Precious's Ribbon
Blizzard's love of injecting pop culture into their games made itself very evident in Icecrown Citadel, the latest raid zone added to WoW. If you can get your hands on this shirt, you'll be best in show for sure.
- WoW, Casually: Guide to leveling in instances
The dungeon finder tool has players running more dungeons/instances than ever before.
- Arcane Brilliance: Mistakes mages make
Do you play a mage? Avoid these common mistakes!
- Know Your Lore: The first war
WoW.com kicks it old school with this look back on the events surrounding the earliest Warcraft games.