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World of Warcraft will allow players to swap in-game gold for play time

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Blizzard is adding a new option to World of Warcraft that will allow players to exchange their hard-earned in-game gold for extra game time.

You'll be able to buy 'WoW Tokens' through the World of Warcraft in-game shop for cash, then sell it in the auction house for gold at a non-negotiable price. When a player buys your Token, it becomes Soulbound and they can redeem it for 30 days game time.

World of Warcraft's Patch 6.1 launches February 24th

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Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft's Patch 6.1 will be leaving the Public Test Realms next week as it officially launches for the MMO, and with it comes whole new systems to improve the lives of Azeroth's denizens.

There'll be the new heirloom system, we'll be able to flood Twitter with text and images, new character models for Blood Elves, fancy new anti-aliasing and lighting, plus help for colourblind folk.

World of Warcraft to add support for colourblind players in 6.1 patch

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World of Warcraft's big 6.1 patch will add some support for colourblind gamers, namely by adding three special filters designed to assist players who have one of three types of the condition.

In addition to that, there will be a special UI designed for colourblind players, adding helpful words and phrases to tooltips throughout the game that typically use colours to signify information.

New "graphical features" coming to World of Warcraft in Patch 6.1, to include Nvidia's HBAO+

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The 'Engineer's Workshop' over at Blizzard has just blogged their latest technical update for World of Warcraft, letting us know some of the new shiny visual options coming in Patch 6.1. We get HBAO+, CMAA, MSAA and SSAA+CMAA.

That all totally made sense to you I can tell, but for the knuckle-dragging 'what's a RAM?' types out there, the World of Warcraft engineers break it down and give some teasing in-game sample shots.

World of Warcraft community's "overwhelming generosity" raises $1.9 million for Ebola relief

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Argi the blue goat pet for World of Warcraft has accumulated over $1.9 million to help Ebola relief efforts in Africa by the Red Cross. Blizzard announced back in December that all the 'adoption fee' for Argi would be donated.

They're proud the community "embraced this cute little intergalactic nibbler," and for collectively making a big difference to the relief efforts. The Internet has one weakness; cute blue space goats.

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