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WoW: Slaying Arthas, Paid Character Customization
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

The WarCry Network has posted an overview of a press conference at Blizzard Entertainment's BlizzCon 2008 event. Among other things the discussion covered the possibility for players to kill Arthas in the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King expansion for World of Warcraft, and confirmed that the company will be allowing some sort of paid customization for WoW characters.

Arthas Kill Confirmed?
In response to a question about whether or not players would be able to kill Northrend's Big Bad - Arthas the Lich King - Brack similarly responded that since they had not yet designed the specifics of the encounter, he couldn't say for certain either way. He did suggest that it would be unlikely for Arthas to survive his encounter with players, pointing out that not only had Blizzard not been afraid to kill off major lore characters in Burning Crusade like Lady Vashj or Illidan, bosses rarely outlived their battles anyway as a general rule of thumb.
Since the specifics of the Arthas encounter were still up in the air, so was the fate of Arthas' legendary rune-sword, Frostmourne. Brack acknowledged with a chuckle that there were a "few problems" with having every player on the server carrying their own Frostmourne around, but said that the development team hadn't quite settled on a solution. They had looked at options such as making Frostmourne a once-per-server legendary drop, or letting players only loot a "Shard of Frostmourne," itself a legendary weapon in its own right ... but not the full blade.

WoW Will Have "Paid Character Customization"
When asked to expand upon a button found by sifting through the Lich King beta's data files named "Paid Character Customization," Brack initially hesitated to give any answer at all. Several questions later, he went back to the matter, saying that he could, in fact, confirm that World of Warcraft would eventually have some form of paid character customization, though they themselves hadn't yet worked out any details.
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WarCry Network: BlizzCon 08 Press Conference
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King


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