WoW 5th Anniversary

BY Andrew Miesner / November 23, 2009

Today marks the fifth year anniversary for Blizzard’s  first and only massively multiplayer, World of Warcraft.  A game that Blizzard only conceptualized at launch to have only a few hundred thousand players is now tipping the scales at 10 million! To mark their fifth year anniversary, Blizzard will be giving players who log on this week a cute little Onyxian Whelpling pet. After logging in, players will receive an achievement titled “WoW’s 5th Anniversary”. Many have already gotten theirs along with mail including the adorable looking cross-eyed Whelpling.

If you’re a casual WoW player, hopefully you’ve seen the blue post on the forums saying they will be holding a sweepstakes for five weeks consecutively, in which winners will be chosen to receive prizes. For week one, folks won the infamous World of Warcraft Charge of the Great Dragonflights stein; during week two, winners won a pair of gaming glasses (which do look pretty sexy, I must say); and this week a bunch of lucky individuals got their hands on an NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 graphics card by ASUS. Winners are randomly selected from a different group of accounts based on how long they’ve been playing the game. So, for the next two weeks, there might be a chance that you win something from the folks over at Blizzard. Don’t you just love when these guys do events? I can only imagine their parties…

Congrats to Blizzard Entertainment on their five year anniversary!