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November 23, 2005
One Year Anniversary of World of Warcraft
One year ago today, World of Warcraft was released in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. The traditional thing to do for a one-year anniversary might be to take a look back at the content we've patched into the game over the past year, but for this first anniversary we'd instead like to focus on you -- the main reason that Azeroth is such a vibrant and exciting place to adventure. [Read More]

Job Update 11/22/05
New Position – Associate Software Engineer - Tools
Blizzard is looking to hire a Programmer to help maintain and further develop tools and libraries for internal use. Please refer to our Associate Software Engineer position for more information.

November 21, 2005
In-Depth Preview of World of Warcraft Board Game
Fantasy Flight Games has posted a detailed preview of World of Warcraft: The Board Game. This preview answers a number of questions that World of Warcraft players and board-game aficionados alike might have about the game. If you saw our recent announcement about World of Warcraft: The Board Game and want to learn more, check out the new preview here.

November 18, 2005
World of Warcraft: The War of the Shifting Sands
Since the beginning of recorded history, Azeroth has seen the most terrible conflicts imaginable. The War of the Ancients and the Sundering of the World. The coming of the Tides of Darkness. The return of the Burning Legion, the Scourge of Lordaeron and the rise of the Lich King. Yet all this time, deep beneath the shifting sands of Silithus, an unspeakable horror has been lying in wait, ever patient, ever enduring. Evil is stirring where mortals were never meant to tread...

To learn more about the fate awaiting the inhabitants of Azeroth, delve into the history of The War of the Shifting Sands. The page also includes more screenshots of Ahn'Qiraj and the official "The Gate of Ahn'Qiraj - Patch 1.9" wallpaper.

New World of Warcraft Wallpaper
We have just updated our World of Warcraft Wallpapers section with a new wallpaper featuring Ahn'Qiraj.

New World of Warcraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new pieces of artwork.

World of Warcraft Music Featured in Concert Series
Starting in North America in spring/summer 2006 and then moving to Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and New Zealand, music from World of Warcraft will be among the selections performed in "Play! A Video Game Symphony." This symphony world tour will feature world-class orchestras and choirs in a live concert series performing music from different video games. We’re proud to have World of Warcraft be a part of this special event, and we hope you'll have a chance to attend the show. To learn more about the tour, please visit

New Position – Network Programmer
Blizzard is looking for a talented network programmer to join our team in Irvine. The ideal candidate would be someone who has coded for at least one major video game title and has a variety of programming skills. Prior experience working on a game with a client/server design is a plus. Please check out the Network Programmer post for more information.

November 17, 2005
New StarCraft: Ghost Preview
Shacknews has posted a new preview of StarCraft: Ghost.

Limited Quantities of StarCraft Action Figures in Blizzard Online Store
Wage your own galactic battles between the Zerg, Protoss, and Terrans with these limited-edition ToyCom action figures. Ranging from 5.6" to 8.5" in height, the Firebat, Hydralisk, and Tassadar figures are fully poseable, with an average of 14 points of articulation. This line of action figures is being discontinued, so be sure to visit the Blizzard Online Store to get your collectibles now before they disappear.

November 16, 2005
BlizzCon Movie Contest Winners
We are happy to announce the winners of the official BlizzCon World of Warcraft Movie Competition, sponsored by NVIDIA. We were truly amazed at the skill our winners demonstrated in combining in-game footage, original music and music from our games. Check out these awesome movies here!

November 15, 2005
Season Three Finals Logo Contest
As a way to celebrate the third season of the ladder system, we will be offering players a chance to be a part of Blizzard tournament history. We have created a Season Three Finals Logo Contest that offers players the opportunity to show off their artistic talents and create the logo to be used in the Season Three Finals that are taking place early next year! For full rules and submission information, please visit here.

General Rules

  • The image must be relevant to the third season of the Warcraft III Ladder
  • The image must be an original piece of artwork
  • Maximum file size is set at 15MB
  • No more than 2 entries per person
To submit your image(s), please send an email to with "LOGO CONTEST" in the subject line and be sure to attach the image(s) that you are submitting to that email.

November 14, 2005
Under Development Page Updated - New Gates of Ahn'Qiraj patch!
World of Warcraft's Under Development page has just been updated! It now contains features we are planning for World of Warcraft's next content patch titled, "The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj!" To see some of the many cool additions we're implementing, please visit World of Warcraft's Under Development Page.

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