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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.

Blizzard include S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera in latest World of Warcraft patch

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The vanity virus known as 'selfie' has just been confirmed for World of Warcraft as Blizzard has included the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera in the latest Patch 6.1, currently on the Public Test Realms.

There is no known cure for the 'selfie' - it continues to ravage humanity. A level 100 quest called Field Photography will unlock the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera, which can be upgraded to Mk. II with another quest.

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