A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds of at least 56 km/h (35 mph) and lasting for a prolonged period of time – typically three hours or more. A ground blizzard is a weather condition where snow is not falling but loose snow on the ground is lifted and blown by strong winds.
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    • Insane WoW Player Reaches Max Level With 100 Characters

      If you've played Warlords of Draenor, you might already have a maxed out level 100 character, or even two. Or you might have a few alts gaining levels slowly. But definitely not 100. Well, one player called Watola didn't stop with one, and actually leveled up 100 characters on two accounts in almost 1200 days.

      Gergo Vas/ Kotaku- 6 readers -
    • Ten Years of WoW In Ten Comic Panels

      A decade of not standing in fires. Dark Legacy Comics, who have been around for almost the same amount of time as WoW, and their latest comic strip are a summary of all the guild and community drama we've all witnessed over the years. And if you check below, the co ...

      Gergo Vas/ Kotaku- 3 readers -
    • A Very Sweet Story About Life, Loss And World Of Warcraft

      A Blizzard employee contacted us over the weekend to share the story of one of those rad statues that are going out to ten-year veterans of World of Warcraft. And how not all of them are necessarily going out to the living. Mortisana writes on the game's official boards that back when the game first launched in 2004 (2004!), she was there on day 1 and played it along with tw ...

      Luke Plunkett/ Kotaku- 7 readers -
  • Blizzard Leak Prompts Official Response

    … the censored version. A sly redditor was able to document the original text, which you can find here. The changes are a bit minor, such as deleting that the next Hearthstone expansion is coming out in April, but bears some scrutiny. Rumors and leaks always have to be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism, but prompting a response from Blizzard does…

    The Gamer Headlines- 2 readers -
  • Blizzard Confirms Plans to Finally Nerf Hearthstones Undertaker Card

    …Hearthstones Undertaker is about to become a lot less tanky thanks to an upcoming patch Most Hearthstone players will be happy to hear that Blizzard has announced that they have plans to finally nerf Hearthstones Undertaker. After the patch goes live the Undertaker card will go from saying “Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle gain +1/+1…

    The Gamer Headlines- 1 readers -

  • The Harsh Reality of Questing In RPGs

    … Accepting and completing a quest doesn't always go as smoothly as planned. As DarkLegacyComics' latest points out, it would be different than real life, thanks to quest logs and their limited capabilities. And while everything is accurate here—for example World of Warcraft's quest log can only hold up to 25 quests at a time—that reward of 78…

    Gergo Vas/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
  • WoW Patch 6.1: Selfies, Blood Elves And Twitter

    … the screen as if using a smartphone or digital camera. Blizzard are recreating the specific act of taking one of those pictures – arm and all – even though in a lot of selfies I’ve watched tourists take around central London the photographer will try and manipulate their body to better hide that arm. Here’s a video from German site, MMO Zone…

    Philippa Warr/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 3 readers -
  • Competitive Hearthstone Had Serious DDoS Problems Over The Weekend

    … One of the most accessible esports going, Hearthstone also proved itself one of the most open to denial of service attacks over the weekend, as three online tournaments were interrupted by attacks in two days. The Daily Dot not only reported on the attacks that caused problems with Hearthstats Challenger League, Kinguin Winter and ESL events…

    Mike Fahey/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
  • Soon You Will Be Able To Take Selfies In World Of Warcraft

    … Maybe you love them. Maybe you loathe them. Maybe you're taking one right now. Selfies are everywhere, because we are painfully vain creatures. And now, finally—after you begged, pleaded, groveled, and probably didn't ask for it at all—they're coming to World of Warcraft. People have begun discovering an item called the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera…

    Nathan Grayson/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
  • Sometimes, All Your World Of Warcraft Opponents Are Bots

    … circumstances, farming honor takes a lot of time and effort. Bots, while very much against Blizzard's terms of service, make this process much easier. To make matters even hairier, bot makers are extremely proficient at altering their bots so that, even if Blizzard can temporarily get a bead on them, they have to begin the hunt from square one…

    Nathan Grayson/ Kotaku- 10 readers -
  • Ten Secret Locations in World of Warcraft

    … Some are easy to find, some are well hidden, but Azeroth and the surrounding worlds are big enough to have special places to which no quests direct you and that most players don't know. Nixxiom on Youtube collected 10 of them and their exact location on the map so that we can all find them. Good to see the hidden farmlands near Khaz Modan…

    Gergo Vas/ Kotaku- 3 readers -
  • Warlords Of Draenor: Blackrock Foundry’s Raid Bosses

    … been their most closely-guarded secret. Deep within the Foundry, their furnace contains a primal force as old as Draenor itself, raging within the confines of its prison as it emanates a preternatural heat. The Iron Maidens With little opportunity to exercise her tactical brilliance under the ancient social structure of the orc clans, Gar’an…

    Philippa Warr/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 1 readers -

  • The Best StarCraft II Moments from Last Year

    … Even though we still have to wait for the second expansion, Legacy of the Void, the competitive StarCraft II scene is well and alive and had a great 2014. SC2HL's compilation is proof of that, showing the highlights of some incredible games from last year. Goosebumps/10 edit from beginning to end thanks to the commentary and all the dramatic…

    Gergo Vas/ Kotaku- 5 readers -
  • Beta Buy-In: Heroes Of The Storm Selling Founder’s Pack

    … to remove glitter from carpets. I mean, you could take that 30 quid and buy a Founder’s Pack for Heroes of the Storm, getting instant access to the beta and some wizards and a special mount and jazz, but that won’t help me. As will happen with wizard ‘em ups, Blizzard are now selling beta access to their free-to-play-to-be game. Along…

    Alice O'connor/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 3 readers -
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