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WoW Adding All Race Access

Blizzard announces that all races will be available to all World of Warcraft players as of the upcoming version 5.0.4 patch for the MMORPG. The new version is currently planned for release on Tuesday, and here's word on this change it will bring:

With the release of patch 5.0.4, we’re making all the races of Azeroth playable by anyone, no matter which version or expansion of World of Warcraft they own. This includes the enigmatic pandaren, who will become available for play when Mists of Pandaria is released on Tuesday, September 25. We want the entire World of Warcraft community to be able to embrace their inner goblin, blood elf, worgen, draenei, or pandaren from the moment they step foot into the world of Azeroth.

Now, the only hard part will be choosing a name. Who will you be next?

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29. Re: WoW Adding All Race Access Aug 17, 2012, 21:38 wtf_man
 
Pretty sure that they are scared that GW2 is going to make them bleed more subscriptions.

While it obviously won't kill them... the temptation of a FRESH and GOOD "Pay for box only" / F2P business-modeled game, will probably suck quite a few players from WoW... and they are already bleeding subs even without GW2 as competition. (People are finally getting sick of WoW)

So, this is obviously to prevent some of the bleeding, IMO.

The really funny thing is... Arenanet was created by a faction of ex-blizzard devs.
 
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