April Fools' Archive - 2008 - 1999
April Fools' Archive - 2008 - 1999


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2008

    World of Warcraft: New Class: Bard
    The deeds of every great hero inspire countless songs of triumph, virtue, and epic adventure. The bards of Azeroth are finally stepping into the stoplight on their own terms, proving once and for all that while just anyone can pick up a sword or cast a spell, only a true hero can vanquish evil with the power of ROCK!

    New Console Game: World of Warcraft®: The Molten Core™
    The long-awaited return to console gaming with World of Warcraft: The Molten Core, a spinoff of the 40-person raid dungeon from its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), World of Warcraft.
    Diablo III: Piñata
    The Diablo Loot Piñata provides the same fun and excitement as traditional piñatas while also letting longtime Diablo players relive their epic battles with the Prime Evil.

    No party is complete without this adorable Lord of Terror. Look for the Diablo Piñata on sale this holiday season.
    StarCraft II: Tauren Marine
    In the old Confederacy, terran marines were mostly criminals or rebels who had undergone mandatory neural resocialization. Freed from any previous allegiances or ideologies, these fearless soldiers stood ready to defend Confederate interests with their lives but exhibited an annoying tendency toward petty larceny, vandalism, and occasional cannibalism. Confederate authorities were unable to requisition enough reliable troopers in this way, and eventually recruiters turned to a new source of fresh meat for the grinder.
    World of Warcraft Forums
    Players received Blizzard Bears and Buckets and Walruses icons.


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2007

    World of Warcraft: Tinfoil Hat
    The Tinfoil Hat is the logical result of this profound insight, combining tinfoil's powerful mental shielding properties with the excellent counter-hexing effect of troll tears and the outstanding mind-focus powers of one of Azeroth's most precious gems.
    Warcraft: Heroes of Azeroth
    It is six years before the beginning of the current struggle between the Alliance and the Horde. Since the brutal Second War between the orcs and humans ended nearly fifteen years prior, Azeroth had been enjoying a time of relative calm unusual throughout its volatile history.
    World of Warcraft: Black Temple Attunement Chart
    In an epic adventure surpassing the War of the Shifting Sands and the opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, players will be able to participate in an all-encompassing race to unlock the secrets of the Black Temple.
    World of Warcraft Forums
    Players received Blizzard icons and text color in the forums.


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2006

    World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade - New Alliance Race: Wisps
    Blizzard is proud to officially announce the second new race of the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion set, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade - the mysterious wisps!
    BurgerCraft
    Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled BurgerCraft™, introducing the company's latest business venture and revealing many details about the plans for its company-owned restaurant chain.

    World of Warcraft: Evil Patch Notes
    While we make every effort to include all upcoming changes in our patch notes, please be aware that occasionally some changes are unintentionally omitted.

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2005

    World of Warcraft: Blizzard Announces Pandaren XPress
    Blizzard Entertainment, in conjunction with the Pandaren Xpress® chain of quality restaurants, is proud to announce the /panda program!
    World of Warcraft: Enhanced Player vs. Player Experience
    We're now taking Battlegrounds in an entirely new direction. Many players noted that the Battlegrounds resemble some aspects of Warcraft 3. Then it hit us; Why reinvent the wheel? Why waste resources on a project we've already developed and perfected?
    World of Warcraft Forums
    Avatars changed to Murlocs, and the Murloc attack sound from the game was played in the background.


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2004

    World of Warcraft: Playable Two-headed Ogre Race!
    Choose the Two-headed Player Race. By selecting the Two-headed Ogre race, you're selflessly choosing to share your existence in World of Warcraft with another player. That is, you are staking claim to one half of the Ogre whole.
    Warcraft III: New Goblin Tinker Neutral Hero
    Goblins are known for their mechanical expertise and clever, though sometimes peculiar, inventions, and the Tinker is certainly no exception. With his Claw-Pack/Hammer-Tank combo, the Tinker's ingenuity is undeniable. Note: This turned out to be a real unit in the game and not a joke.
    Press Release: Blizzard Entertainment® Announces .999~ (Repeating) = 1
    At a press conference earlier today, Blizzard Entertainment® announced that .999~ does in fact equal 1. For seven and a half years, enthusiastic forum-goers have fervently debated the issue on the Battle.net® forums.

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2003

    Warcraft III Forums
    Battle.net Icons changed to Lost Vikings

2002

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1999

    StarCraft: Biggest Game Hunters Map
    Big Game Hunters was a popular map at the time with extra minerals. Biggest Game Hunters added minerals over the entire map.

    Diablo II Secret Cow Level
    The Amazon battles brimstone Bovines in the Screenshot of the Week.
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