ArenaNet Temporarily Pauses GW2 Sales, WoW Patch 5.0.4 is Live

GW2 Sales Stopped

They actually did it. In response to overwhelming demand, ArenaNet has stopped selling GW2 on their website.

Here’s the official announcement:

“Ensuring the best possible play experience for our fans is our highest priority. We’ve said before that we would be willing to temporarily disable first-party digital sales if we felt our high player concurrency may compromise player experiences. We have now reached that point.

Effective immediately we have disabled sales via To be clear, box and digital sales are still available via our retail partners. We are tracking our concurrency closely while expanding our infrastructure. We’ll re-enable first-party digital sales as soon as we feel that we can do so safely.”

Player reaction has been extremely supportive of this unprecedented move, with gamers expressing admiration and commending the company for its sense of responsibility.

Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated on all the breaking Guild Wars 2 news. GW2 gold continues to be available on

WoW patch 5.0.4 is now live!

On the same day GW2 launched, pre-Pandaria WoW patch 5.0.4 was released. Here are the patch notes for the general features that have been implemented (or will be, in the case of the new World Event):

Account-wide Achievements, pets, and mounts

In Patch 5.0.4 and beyond, the majority of your character’s Achievements, pets, and mounts will be shared with your other characters.

World Event: Theramore’s Fall

Warchief Garrosh, obsessed with assuring the Horde’s supremacy over Kalimdor, launches an all-out attack against Jaina’s island home of Theramore. Though valiant Alliance defenders rush to repel the sudden onslaught, they’ll soon find themselves unprepared for the terrible scope of Garrosh’s true plans…

This Scenario will become available for level-85 characters during the week of September 17, and will then be available to level-90 characters after the launch of Mists of Pandaria on September 25.

AOE Looting

Area of effect looting comes to World of Warcraft with this patch. After killing a group of enemies in close proximity, when you loot one of their corpses, the loot window will include items from all of the nearby corpses for which you have loot rights.

BattleTag support in World of Warcraft

Players who have enabled their BattleTag will now be able to:

  • See BattleTag friends in your friends list.
  • Add and remove BattleTag friends.
  • Send BattleTag invites to other players via right-click.

Cross-Realm Zones 

  • In some zones, players are now able to form a group with other players from a select pool of realms.
  • When a player is in a zone that is set as a “cross-realm zone”, in addition to seeing other players from their native realm, they’ll also seamlessly see (and be able to play with) players from other realms.
  • Players will always be able to group and quest as they normally would with players from their native realm.
  • This functionality will be enabled for a limited number of realms at first, and will be granted to additional realms as we near the release of Mists of Pandaria.


Dungeon Preview

Also now live on the official Mists of Pandaria preview site – the new (and newly-improved) dungeons coming to Pandaria! Here’s our CliffsNotes version of the dungeons:

Level 85

Temple of the Jade Serpent

The Sha of Doubt has been released – 10,000 years after its defeat at the hands of Emperor Shaohao. Gear up with the best armor and weapons Warcraft gold can buy and venture deep in the heart of the Jade Forest to defeat the Sha once and for all.

Stormstout Brewery

Chen Stormstout’s ancestral domain has been overrun by pesky hozen and destructive virmen. Take on this dungeon’s three bosses and help whip the brewery back in shape. Bring extra WoW gold for a taste of the brewery’s legendary beer.

Level 87

Mogu’shan Palace

The mogu are planning a comeback, a return to power engineered by Xin the Weaponmaster. Stop their evil plans to conquer Pandaria and bring the mighty king Xin and his cohorts to their knees.

Shado-Pan Monastery

Help the defenders of the Shado-Pan Monastery fend off attacks from the Sha of Violence and the Sha of Hatred.

Level 90

Gate of the Setting Sun

Take a stand on the the Great Wall of Pandaria, the Serpent’s Spine, and protect and defend the land from a rampaging army of mantids!

Siege of Niuzao Temple

The horrid mantid army has breached Niuzao’s defenses and taken one of the temple’s two islands. Rally the troops and help protect the remaining island from invaders.


Venture into this school of necromantic arts in the dank underbelly of Caer Darrow, and prepare for an encounter with a more powerful Darkmaster Gandling.