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Monday, February 9, 2004

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World of Warcraft Developer Chat Log Posted
7:59 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Worldofwar.net, dubbed the unofficial World Of Warcraft website, hosted an online chat session last Thursday with several Blizzard staff members, answering quetions from the assembled fans regarding the content of their upcoming multiplayer online game.

The chat log, which has since been posted on the website, covers a large range of gameplay details. The information provided is sure to please players eager to find out more nitty gritty details on the upcoming title. From the chat -

Q: Can you give any comparisons, or lack of, between the drop system in WoW and Diablo II?

A: Like Diablo II, WoW supports a form of random item generation.  Unique items can be created by the system such as "Sword of Life Stealing" or " Breast Plate of Stamina".  We take the base item like the sword and the system randomly combines it with a modifier such as Life Stealing.

Q: Will items crafted in WoW be more useful to other players than crafted items typically are in other RPGs?

A: Throughout your career as a crafter, there will (always) be items which you can create that will be the best items a player can use at that level.  For example, at level 40 the best bracer might come from a blacksmith while at level 45, the best bracer might be from a quest. There are also a number of consumable items that can be crafted such as armor patches and sharpening stones.  Trader Skillers can sell these consumable items to players who use them to improve their existing armor and items.

World of Warcraft is Blizzard Entertainment's attempt at bringing their award-winning real time strategy games to the massively multiplayer environment. The game, which is expected to be released simultaneously for Mac and PC near the end of the year, has just entered a closed beta period. A second beta test, this time open to the public, is expected closer to the completion of the project.

Click on the link below to check out the full chat log, and stay tuned to IMG as more news on this long-awaited title develops.

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