Free WoW Calendar: March 2012, the Council of Three Hammers

Finally, I got one of my new year’s wishes, a spanking World of Warcraft Calendar 2012 Edition.

March is nearing its end, so I will feature the March 2012 WoW Calendar here at menardconnect.com before it’s too late.

I don’t have an alliance toon now, but looking at the March 2012 artwork by Chris Rahn, the 3 characters seem to be the dwarven rulers from The Council of Three Hammers.

The Council of Three Hammers is the current regent rulers of Ironforge. After the Magni Bronzebeard was turned into stone/diamond after the events of Cataclysm they took over the reins of the dwarven kingdom of Azeroth.

On the left side is Muradin Bronzebeard, Magni’s brother and he represents the Bronzebeard clan. At the middle is Moira Thaurissan from the Dark Iron clan. She is Magni’s daughter, the widow of Emperor Dagran Thaurissan, and queen-regent to Fenran Thaurissan. On the left side is Falstad Wildhammer representing the Wildhammer clan. Moira and Magni rides the Ram racial mount while Falstad rides his Gryphon mount.

Will feature the previous months of this WoW Calendar (January and February 2012) soon…

World of Warcraft in the Philippines

I have written a lot of World of Warcraft posts here in Menardconnect.com ever since WoW Cataclysm was announced but I noticed that none of those posts directly relates to the World of Warcraft Philippines setting.

I have played both in the World of Warcraft retail server and the World of Warcraft private server so I guess I can post something informative here about playing World of Warcraft in the Philippines.

For this post I will focus on World of Warcraft retail servers.

If you have a good and stable Internet connection and a PC or Mac that meets the minimum requirement then you are good to go. Playing World of Warcraft up to Level 20 is FREE. Blizzard has released the World of Warcraft Starter Edition that will enable players to try out the game for free.


Image Credit: us.battle.net and Blizzard

Quoting the Blizzard Website

What is the World of Warcraft Starter Edition?

The World of Warcraft Starter Edition allows players to access World of Warcraft for free — all you need is a Battle.net account and an Internet connection. Starter Edition players can play up to a maximum character level of 20 and are able to upgrade to a full, paid account at any time, allowing them to continue their adventures where they left off. The Starter Kit gives gamers who are interested in trying out World of Warcraft a chance to experience the game before purchasing a copy

Here are the steps:

1. Just visit

www.warcraft.com

2. Register there and create your Battle.net account

3. Download the game

And you are ready to play World of Warcraft in the Philippines or wherever you are.

Choose your realm and get ready to choose between the Horde and Alliance races.

Personally, I believe level 20 is a good level cap for the free World of Warcraft Starter Edition because if you reach this level, you have a good grasp of the World of Warcraft Race and Class that you have chosen.

If you don’t like you race and class, you can create another character and try it out again.

If you like your World of Warcraft character and will like to continue, this is the time that you need to buy the game (and buy some game time too). You can buy World of Warcraft online if you have credit card, or if you want to have a boxed copy of the game, try to buy from local electronics and game stores in the Philippines like Datablitz.

The World of Warcraft vanilla and its first expansion Burning Crusade is now bundled and it come with a 30-day game time. After that you can either buy game time from local electronics/game stores or pay subscription using your credit card. And you progress in the game, you need to buy the expansion packs, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm.

Hope the post will be helpful to those who want to try out WoW.
Before I end this post, let me share some cool video about World of Warcraft



Video Credit: Youtube.com and worldofwarcraft.com

For now I’m still undecided if I will post something about World of Warcraft Philippines private servers next 🙂

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For more details on the WoW Starter Edition kindly visit

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/wow/

New Year’s Wish List: WoW Calendar 2012

At menarconnect.com I featured the World of Warcraft Calendar 2011 Edition last August, September, October, November and December. So to complete the free six series, I am featuring the World of Warcraft Calendar 2011 cover page

And the World of Warcraft Calendar 2011 back page


Aside from the $99 tablet computer that’s on my Christmas and New Year’s Wish Lists, I also want to wish for a World of Warcraft Calendar 2012 so that I can remember all the holidays in the Philippines 2012 as well as the other countries’ holidays 😀

Christmas and New Year is over but there is still Chinese New Year (and Valentines near too btw) so the season of giving is still not over and I am keeping my hopes alive 🙂 .

Free WoW Calendar: December 2011 is Blood Elves Month

It’s December already and I need to update my free wow calendar series post for the last and busiest month the year. For the month of December I am featuring the Blood Elves as they are the star of the season this month.

The December 2011 WoW calendar features the Blood Elves or Sin’dorei (“Children of the Blood” in their native Thalassian language) that first saw action in WoW during the Burning Crusade expansion. It also contains a view of their Capital: Silvermoon City, and the main artwork of a blood elf female fighter (sorry I cannot distinguish the exact class maybe she is a BE hunter or a warrior but definitely she is one hot fighter).

Like the Night Elves in September and the Tauren in August, the December WoW calendar does feature the blood elves banner and their racial hawkstrider free wow mount.

Important dates to remember:

  • December 7 – Pearl Harbor Day
  • December 10 – Full Moon
  • December 21 – Hanukkah Begins
  • December 22 – Winter Solstice
  • December 24 – New Moon
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 26 – Boxing Day (for Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand)
  • December 26 – Kwanzaa Begins
  • December 27 – Bank Holiday for UK, Australia and New Zealand
  • December 31 – Day before New Year
  • Whole Month of December – Menardconnect.com Anniversary Month (hehe shameless plug addition)


Hope you like my free wow calendar post for December!

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Happy Holidays y’all!!!

Free WoW Calendar: November 2011 is Draenei Month

It’s the first week of November 2011 so its time for my free wow calendar series. For the Month of November 2011, I am featuring the Draenei.

The calendar features the Draenei leader Velen as the main art, with the view of Exodar their capital, their racial Draenei wow mount, the Elekk, and a female Draenei warrior as additional art for the calendar.

Dates to remember as per the November 2011 calendar:

November 1 – All Saints Day
November 6 – Daylight Savings Ends
November 8 – Election Day
November 10 – Full Moon
November 11 – Veterans Day, Remembrance Day (Canada, Australia and New Zealand)
November 13 – Remembrance Day (UK)
November 23 – World of Warcraft Launch Anniversary (Yey!)
November 24 – Thanksgiving
November 25 – New Moon

Hope you like my free wow calendar post. If you missed the other months, kindly visit the August, September and October wow calendar posts.

For other World of Warcraft post kindly visit my free wow mount, my Mist of Pandaria and other Wow posts.

If you are into DotA, why not visit my Blizzard Dota Cheats post too 🙂

Its Official: Mist of Pandaria is the next World of Warcraft (WoW) Expansion


Two months ago, I blogged about the rumor going around in WoW communities that there is a WoW Expansion in the works and it will be named as Mist of Pandaria. And today its official, Mist of Pandaria is the next World of Warcraft expansion. So what can I say?

Wow! Pandaren! Pure awesomeness! Exciting!!!


Image Credit: Blizzard.com/us.battle.net

Blizzard confirmed the news at BlizzCon 2011 being held today and tomorrow at the Anaheim Convention Center at Anaheim, California.

Image Credit: Blizzard.com

So what do we expect from Mist of Pandaria. According to the news releases here are some highlights:

  • Pandaren, a New Playable Race, can be Horde or Alliance
  • Monk, a New Playable Class whose adept in martial arts. Can be DPS, healer, or tank.
  • Level Cap Increased to 90
  • New Zones: Jade Forest, Kun-Lai Summit, Wandering Isle and other exotic areas
  • Dungeon “Challenge” Modes
  • Pet Battles: Challenge other players’ companion pets with your own collection in a new tactical mini-game (Pokemon-mode as Spiderham explained it to me)
  • New Talent System

And a lot more of course 😀


Image Credit: Blizzard.com/us.battle.net

Want to see more???
Here is a video of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Preview

To know more visit batangastoday.com and blizzard press release.

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Free WoW Calendar: October 2011 is Goblin Month


It’s October already so I need to update my free wow calendar series. For the month of Oktoberfest I am featuring the Goblin as they are the star for the Month of October 2011.

The October 2011 WoW calendar features the Goblins of Bilgewater Cartel who joined the Horde in the Cataclysm Expansion. I also contains a view of the Kezan island, three fully armored goblins standing on a beach (most probably this is near Bilgewater Harbor), and a lot of artworks for the goblin race (includes their classic and pointy look for male goblins as well artworks emphasizing on the ears, nose and chin features of the goblins.

Unlike the Night Elves in September and the Tauren in August, the October calendar does not feature the Goblin Banner and the goblin Turbo-Trike racial mount.

Important dates to remember:
October 3 – Labour Day (for S. Australia), Queen’s Birthday (for W. Australia)
October 8 – Yom Kippur
October 10 – Columbus Day and Thanksgiving (for Canada)
October 11 – Full Moon
October 24 – Labour Day (for New Zealand)
October 26 – New Moon
October 31 – Halloween


Hope you like my free wow calendar post for October.

For other World of Warcraft post kindly visit my free wow mount post and other Wow posts.

Free WoW Calendar: September 2011 is Night Elves Month

In the tradition of my free wow calendar series, I am featuring the Night Elves for the Month of September 2011.

The calendar features the Night Elves Saber Mount, the Night Elves Banner and a panoramic view of Darnassus, the Night Elven Capital.

Important dates to remember according to the calendar:

  • September 5 – Labor Day (for US and Canada)
  • September 12 – Full Moon
  • September 21 – International Day of Peace
  • September 23 – Autumnal Equinox
  • September 27 – New Moon
  • September 29 – Rosh Hashanah

Hope you like my free wow calendar post.

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Free WoW Cheats: Pandaren, Mist of Pandaria and the next WoW Expansion


Update: 2011.10.22 4PM (GMT+8)
Blizzard confirmed that Mist of Pandaria is next WoW Expansion.

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I mentioned that August is Tauren month, but it seems I’m wrong and it may be even The Pandaren month. Why? Read on…

Blizzard filed for a trademark for “Mists of Pandaria” at the US Trademark and Patent Office. The trademark filing has the following coverage:

Computer game software; computer game discs; computer game software and related instruction manuals and guides sold together as a unit; downloadable computer game software; computer game software downloadable from a global computer network; downloadable electronic games via the internet and wireless devices; interactive multimedia computer game program; mousepads

and

Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line computer games; providing computer games that may be accessed via a global computer network; providing online news and information in the field of computer games; entertainment services, namely, conducting contests online and providing a website for organizing, planning and executing events between computer game players and interest groups

This is very exciting news and most of the WoW communities are abuzz with the rumor that the Mists of Pandaria will be the next World of Warcraft (WoW) Expansion.

Pandaria is the home of the Pandaren race that was introduced in Warcraft 3. Pandaren are humanoid panda-looking fighters and they love nature and good ales (drinks)


Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment and WoWWiki.com

WoWWiki.com describes the Pandarian Empire below:

The Pandaren Empire was founded before the Great Sundering of the world, and is believed to be just as old as the kaldorei civilization. It shared and traded resources, goods, ideas and mystic knowledge with the haughty night elves of central Kalimdor in the years before the War of the Ancients. As the night elves’ obsession with the forces of magic drove them to the brink of madness, the gentle pandaren severed ties, withdrew and closed their borders

Hmm… as old as the Night Elves… interesting. I’ve got many questions than answers but first and foremost: Will the Pandarens stay neutral?

Below is a video of a Pandaren Brewmaster and their Warcraft 3 quotes.



Video Credit: Youtube and MagneticMicro

For now nobody can confirm if Mists of Pandaria will really be the next World of Warcraft expansion. But who knows, maybe the upcoming Blizzcon on October 2011 will shed some light on this matter.

There are very interesting discussions at WoW Forums (especially in mmo-champion.com) so I suggest you check it out if you are interested to know.

For more details of the trademark filing, kindly visit BatangasToday.com or view the US Trademark and Patent site link below

http://tdr.uspto.gov/search.action?sn=85384110#


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