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WOTLK to be released on 14th of November (Aus) + Collectors edition info

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Seems like it will be released 1 week before my Chinese SL exam. Regardless, I’m still going to the midnight launch and will probably be playing it outside of my 3 hours study per day.

Pre-ordering my collector’s edition this Thursday at Melbourne Central EB (you score a free poster by pre-ordering, just like for TBC!).

Normal price will be $60 so I’m assuming the CE will be around $80-90.

Quote from Blizzard:

We’re happy to announce that World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King will ship in standard as well as Collector’s Edition packages. The Collector’s Edition will come in a special box that contains many exclusive extras to enhance your adventure into Northrend, including:

  • World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King on DVD-ROM.
  • The Art of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, a 208-page book featuring never-before-seen images from the game.
  • An exclusive in-game pet: Frosty, the baby frost wyrm.
  • A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, the Wrath of the Lich King intro cinematic with director’s commentary, and more.
  • The official soundtrack CD, containing 21 epic tracks from the game, along with exclusive bonus tracks.
  • A mouse pad featuring a map of the newly opened continent of Northrend.
  • Two World of Warcraft Trading Card Game March of the Legion™ starter decks, along with two exclusive cards available only in the Collector’s Edition.


The behind-the-scenes DVD will offer developer interviews and commentary on all aspects of the creation of Wrath of the Lich King, as well as trailers and cinematics from the game, and even footage of panel discussions from BlizzCon 2007.

Collector’s Edition owners will also be able to take their adventures from the computer to the tabletop with two starter packs for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game — one for themselves and one to share with a friend. In addition, Collector’s Edition owners will receive two exclusive tournament-legal World of Warcraft Trading Card Game cards to incorporate in their decks or trade with other World of Warcraft TCG players.

With the Collector’s Edition-exclusive in-game pet, Frosty the baby frost wyrm, you’ll be the envy of your guildmates and other players as you roam the expanses of Northrend.

A soundtrack CD with stirring music from the expansion pack, a beautiful coffee table book with exclusive concept art, and a Northrend-themed mouse pad round out the wealth of bonus items available in the Collector’s Edition of World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King. Head over to our Wrath of the Lich King Pre-Order page now to learn more about pricing and availability of both the Standard and the Collector’s edition.

Sources:

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/wrath/features/collector/index.xml

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/splash-wrathdate.htm

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September 15, 2008 at 8:36 pm

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I Procrastinate, therefore I blog (v.2)

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Since posting lists is just so piss easy, requires almost no effort from my behalf and fills this page up quite nicely; I’ve decided to continue with the popular “LET’S GO MEGA HAPPY FUN FUN YEAR 12 SURPRISE TIME SUPER FUN BONANZA!” theme.

**View the original here**

So, without further ado….

“You know you’re in year 12 when…”

  1. you actually wanted the super-collider to blow up the Earth for one day so that the English SAC would be postponed
  2. you get all excited when the Education section of the Age has something which you can actually benefit from (i.e. the exams guide, or a textual analysis)
  3. you have brought your study notes into the toilet before so as to not waste any precious study time
  4. the younger kids ask why you get to go home so early, you say you get heaps of spares in year 12, and they think year 12 is awesome because of that, and you think they’re idiots because of that etc.
  5. you get that special feeling after an English SAC, which makes you feel like you wrote nothing ‘useful’ at all
  6. you get your English SAC back without a conclusion and still manage to get A+ and think, “what the fuck happened there?”
  7. your English teacher(s) become one of your best friends
  8. you think that putting up (HW) or (study) tags or any other variation in your MSN’s personal message makes you l33t…
  9. …when in fact you aren’t really studying at all and really just camping your computer, fingers ready respond to your friend’s outrageous Youtube link with “OMG Lolz pr0ns!1” or “ZOMFG sif rick roll lolol”
  10. you try and scab any vaguely useful sources of information related to any of your VCE subjects from the internet when the opportunity comes by
  11. you have a designated “study playlist” or something similar in your iTunes
  12. house activities seem even more pointless then they already are
  13. you get that awesome feeling knowing you’ve beaten your friends in a SAC..you horrible person
  14. your friend’s reaction to your smelly fart before the English SAC is “Never came poison from so sweet a place”, and it’s freaking hilarious
  15. you visit ign.com or flick through a gaming magazine, and shed a tear because you know you won’t be able to play those games until the end of the year, you silly geek!
  16. your typical daily routine consists of: sleep, do stuff at school, study – repeat.
  17. you experience so many mixed feelings approaching the end of the year; hope, relief, anxiety – none of which are truly dominant among the rest

I realise there’s a lot about English SACs on there. The reason being because it’s pretty much all that’s been on my mind this whole week, and it was our last English SAC. LAST SAC. I mean, man when’d you expect to hear that?

Yeah…I’m freaking tired as hell at the moment, just like all Thursdays; day starts at 7 in the morning and ends at 10 at night because I’m out all day.

More to come.

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September 11, 2008 at 10:36 pm

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Supercollider is under 9000 – fails to bring about ‘physics-aided apocalypse’

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There was a lot of gossip about this at the start of this week at school. For those who weren’t aware that today could have been their last day on Earth, this is the scoop from the Chicago Tribune.

“Seven times more powerful than Fermilab’s main particle collider in Batavia, the new facility will smash together intense beams of subatomic protons, producing so much energy that some theories predict it could form tiny black holes. That has led to two lawsuits—one filed in Europe, one in Hawaii—seeking to halt the project and save the planet.

The most far-out fear is that the device’s little black holes could blossom into big ones, with gravity so strong that they swallow first the collider, then the Swiss-French countryside, then the Earth as a whole. Burp.”

On a slightly more cynical note, supermassive black-hole = no more exams = no more study ∴ waste of time studying for VCE in the first place. Fucking European scientists playing with our minds!

UPDATE: If you’re reading this, you’re still alive.

Here are some pretty sweet pics of the LHC.

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September 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm

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“Frostmourne Hungers”

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The Wrath of The Lich King cinematic trailer was released today (or very recently).

Awesome stuff.

Click the big scary fella below.

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click me for epic loots

Blizzard never fails to deliver when it comes to the pixels and the delivery of an epic narrative.

The release date should be around November this year, exams finish just in time!

GG life.

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August 28, 2008 at 1:55 pm

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I procrastinate, therefore I blog.

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A small list to which everyone in our cohort can relate to, enjoy.

“You know you’re in year 12 when…”

  1. you get all emotional over anything below an A+ in SACs
  2. you admire rather than ridicule someone who did 4 hours of study
  3. you expect an extraordinary overnight change upon turning 18
  4. you think that wearing your Year 12 jumper out of school is ‘cool’ and gives you ‘sic rep’
  5. you regularly visit http://www.entercalc.us.to or any other ENTER calculator to make yourself “feel good”
  6. you have been using the Beijing Olympics as an excuse for lack of study
  7. you get randoms and mates coming up asking “How’d the SAC go?”, “What’d you get for your …” and “ready for the SAC?” etc. ALL the damn time
  8. you are asked the same two questions from every new person you meet: “What subjects are you doing this year?” and “What course do you want to get into next year?”
  9. you have become somewhat of a perfectionist
  10. having naps after school is normal
  11. …having naps in class is also normal
  12. you’ve jammed the library printer at least once as a result of printing off an insane amount of practice exams
  13. you see at least one person have a mental breakdown each week
  14. you are having one of the best times in your life, but probably don’t realise it
  15. you have only seen less than a quarter of the movies that you wanted to watch this year
  16. you are kept sane by the thought of how fucking good schoolies/after school celebrations will be
  17. you start to choose the alcohol which will be purchased on the first night of schoolies/celebrations
  18. you apply quotes/context concepts learnt in English into everyday life
  19. you’ve used at least one maths or science related joke and received praise for it…because we’re all nerds inside
  20. you’re financially bankrupt
  21. “the pen is mightier than the sword”
  22. you want the school day to go longer, just to get some extra work done
  23. sleeping for less than 6 hours becomes the norm rather than the exception
  24. the VCE co-coordinators lecture about how much work you should do actually sounds reasonable
  25. jealousy becomes a trait amongst almost all your friends
  26. a VTAC guide (or two) makes a comfortable pillow
  27. you ask “when are we getting our SACs back, sir/mrs.” too often
  28. you skip recess/lunch a few times a week to visit your best friend: the library
  29. wagging classes is acceptable, provided you are “prioritising”
  30. it appears that people are speaking to you in binary code
  31. 01100010 01 0011 0110
  32. you are constantly predicting your own and other people’s ENTER scores…
  33. …and feel an uplift in your ego when the ENTER score you have predicted for them is lower than the ENTER score you have predicted for yourself
  34. you find inspiration and motivation to study, in songs and films
  35. you have temporarily relinquished yourself from the days of DoTA
  36. you get annoyed at the younger kids who seem to be having fun all the time
  37. you regularly pull off all nighters to study for SAC’s or get homework done
  38. you plan your social weekend for study
  39. you start to worry about that thing called “the future”
  40. you feel nostalgia on a daily basis “remember when…”
  41. you think: YES! Finally holidays are here!
  42. …until you realise that holidays are really just a study break
  43. you make to do lists that extend to three months in the future
  44. you dropped a subject last year because you were getting B+’s
  45. you do more work on the weekend than in class
  46. you are so tired that the funniest thing you can think of for muck-up day is getting a pizza delivered to your school (which doesn’t work because no local pizza stores do lunchtime deliveries)
  47. you boast and compete with your friends about how many SACs you have during the next week
  48. you calculate absolute value functions in your head before going to sleep
  49. you have, at least pondered once: “what if I stopped studying now…”
  50. you feel like you’re in a very long race to the finish line
  51. you’ve stared directly into the face of adversity
  52. …and managed to pull yourself up from the ground in order to keep your dreams alive

“He who knows himself is enlightened,
He who conquers others is strong;
He who conquers himself is mighty” – Lao Tzu

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August 24, 2008 at 11:42 am

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