WoW adds Twitter integration, racing minigame

    
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Are you doing big things in World of Warcraft that the whole world urgently needs to know about? Maybe not. Do you want to let everyone know about it anyway? Of course! That’s why the new Twitter integration feature (with a preview video just past the break) will allow you to tweet about whatever’s going on for you in the game. The integration is account-wide and allows support to immediately tweet achievements, drops, and screenshots, but you can also just tweet out from the game whenever you feel like it.

But maybe you’re not the tweeting sort and would rather have more stuff to do in-game to theoretically tweet about. In that case, you’ll be happy to take a gander at the new racing minigame being rolled out to the Darkmoon Faire event. The race is currently on the test realm and involves special racing mounts along a course filled with hazards, speed boosts, and the like. You can trot along in style! And maybe tweet about winning afterward.

In other Blizzard news today, the studio announced that through its Argi minipet campaign, it’s raised almost two million buckaroos in support of the Red Cross’ ebola relief efforts.

[Source: Tweetin’ While WoWin’, Kotaku, Official Site]
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DPandaren
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DPandaren

KythasWraith You forgot about the whole raising and training the Chocobo for the racing too!

playerxx
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playerxx

I want my  instagram integration now. So I can selfie  next to the boss I’m going to take down.

LucianoAntonio1
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LucianoAntonio1

Funny to see WoW with Twitter integration now… something that RIFT, a.k.a. wow-clone, has it since launch day.

Caec
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Caec

Eliot_Lefebvre Caec The difference being that Mario Kart, imo, is immensely more fun than chocobo racing. :) But, different strokes and all that.

Drelkag
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Drelkag

Eh, I just use Facebook to keep in touch with people. I have a Twitter, Google plus and all the other social accounts but I haven’t used them since I’ve signed up really.

This patch pretty much tells the target audience Blizzard is going for.

KythasWraith
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KythasWraith

They are adding the whole damned Gold Saucer with Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII in two weeks. So far it appears that both the racing and Triad are fully realized and fleshed out games within XIV, with multiple game modes and planned tournaments for Triad, and multiple tracks and powerups within the races. There will also be chocobo breeding.
So yeah, in my humble opinion, the WoW races look fun, but may hold no candle to what XIV os offering. I may, or may not, be excited. Still, more Darkmoon fare is never a bad thing!

ArbsX
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ArbsX

Eliot_Lefebvre Caec What FF14 is adding Chocobo Racing? I may resub to FF14 just for that :D.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

I struggle with understanding the point of twitter in real life. I can’t even imagine why someone would want it for a character in a game.

lallafan
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lallafan

This is acually Blizzard covertly introducing a new level of raid difficulty – resulting in multiple wipes when the lead tank takes time out mid-boss to update their twitter status and post a SELFIE.

EO_Lonegun
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EO_Lonegun

MatthewRiddle You might want to patent that idea before Blizzard steals it.