Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everybody! As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time to usher in 2014 Azeroth-style. Beginning at 6 a.m. realm time on December 31, the skies above all the major cities will begin to dance with fireworks!

Every hour on the hour, you can ooh and ahh at the dazzling display of colors while sipping brew and tasting some delicious food from all around Azeroth. Join the festivities, and say hello to the new year! One word of caution, though—if you’re planning to enjoy the fireworks in Booty Bay, word has it the guards there have been celebrating a bit too hard and aren’t likely to enforce the town rules.

Major Payne’s Pet Menagerie: Not On Vacation!

Crithto: Greetings, tamers! I just received a missive from Major Payne regarding this week’s training. Here’s what he had to say:

Pug, I want you to keep an eye on our trainees. It’s imperative that they remain focused on maintaining their regimen of daily exercises (including their swim laps around Pandaria and 1000 push-ups), Pet Battles, and strengthening their focus via back-to-back-to-back nigh-impossible encounters. At 0600 Monday morning, I will be back from my . . . bivouac on Jaguero Isle. This is not, I repeat, not a vacation or attempt to enjoy the holidays. Muscly masses of manliness like me have no time to rest and relax!

--Major Payne

P.S. The mystery gift you received was not from me!

P.P.S. Keep up the great work.


Crithto: Happy Holidays, everybody! Like Payne said, be sure to continue your training. Just between us, though—and don’t tell him I said this—do be sure to have a fun time with your family and friends. Also, I hope you got something really cool under the Winter Veil tree this year!

New Year’s Alter Ego Extravaganza Coming Soon !

Prepare yourself for more fun, adventurers, as the 11th Vana'versary specials are set to continue into the new year!

On December 31, the New Year's Alter Ego Extravaganza will commence, bringing along with it four new alter egos to summon through the Trust initiative!

From the Far East, the enigmatic Tenzen!
The Springserpent General herself, Mihli Aliapoh!
Valaineral R Davilles, master of the Uriel Blade!
Coming to you straight from Abyssea, Joachim!

But there are also whispers of another personage set to make her debut in the January login campaign...the one and only Lion!

Campaign Period :
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 7 :00 a.m. (PST) to Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6 :00 a.m.

Information on these alter egos and how to obtain them will be available on this page once the event commences.

Happy Holidays!

From everyone at Blizzard to you and yours, have a safe and happy holiday season!

To help celebrate, we prepared a Holiday Card Gallery, and we’ve also made this year’s holiday card and five images from the children's book, Snow Fight A Warcraft Tale, available as new wallpapers. Enjoy!