World of Warcraft patched

Version 1.3.0 adds chat bubbles, quest trackers, and a new dungeon, Dire Maul.

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Blizzard today released the latest patch for its immensely popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft. Having obliterated MMO sales records domestically and abroad, Blizzard's game is keeping pace with its onslaught of new subscribers by adding new features, areas, and events.

The 62MB download adds several changes. Chat bubbles, like in EverQuest II, and new action bars are now infused into the game's interface.

A new area, Dire Maul, is now available for characters at levels 56 to 60. The new dungeon is located in the western region of Feralas and is full of ogres.

Two new giant beasts now lead outdoor raids. Azuregos, a giant blue dragon, is causing havoc in Azshara. Lord Kazzak, a giant red demon, has been seen in the Tainted Scar of the Blasted Lands.

Meeting stones have now been set up outside of each dungeon to help adventurers find fellow players to quest with. The stones will attempt to match players of different strengths together, such as burly tanks with powerful healers.

To download the patch and check out the rest of the game's many additions, head over to GameSpot DLX.

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