Why the Title? I logged out today from my new RocketMail Account, (Yes, Yahoo gives you the option to call your new e-mail RocketMail, and not the boring firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com sounds more manly… lol!). Anyways, when you logout you are brought to the Yahoo Main page, and I especially liked Yahoo AJAX style feature box and saw an excerpt from the Entertainment section regarding WarCraft, which was my favorite game since the college years, and still is, but had to stop playing it since it consumes 100% of my time… all the time.
WOW: Wrath of the Lich King
Well they will have a new Expansion out for the WOW (World of Warcraft) Franchise and it’s called, WOW: Wrath of the Lich King . New games always employs test gamers first to test out their games before release, but in WOW’s case, since it is up for a launch later this year has launched in the last few weeks its “beta testing” stage. Only accessible to a small group of specially-selected subscribers of WOW using an online key code system. Usually the beta testers are often composed of professional, paid game testers. Blizzard however isn’t short of volunteers who’ll do it for free and now some players would even fork out a large amount of cash for the privilege.
From Yahoo Games:
Demand is so high that keycodes for the beta test are currently selling for between $400 and $500 on Ebay and, according to Eurogamer, fetching the equivalent of about $1,000 in the UK.
Lich King is expected to be released before the end of the year. Once it’s on the streets, it’ll be accessible to anyone for a mere $40 purchase — and all the characters, gold, and experience of the testers will have vanished.
Would you pay me a 1000 dollars to get access to these key-codes? I guess not…