The Queue: A year ago …


So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the past on WoW Insider (and my time working here). Let’s take a practical trip down memory lane, looking at what was going on a year ago today, July 12, 2010:

We all were in the midst of the [hide]real names on the forums scandal[/hide], including the accidental leakage of the emails of [hide]everyone who complained to the ESRB[/hide]. There’s only been a few other posts in my time that have had more impact on such a large scale as the ones concerning that scandal.

Another round of [hide]Cataclysm beta invites[/hide] were due out soon.

Mike Gray looked at the [hide]engineering profession in Cataclysm[/hide].

The [hide]Cataclysm screenshot of the day[/hide] was of Gilneas (I think, maybe T.B.).

Ghostcrawler [hide]was still posting[/hide].

The Breakfast Topic asked [hide]what constituted canon in WoW lore[/hide].

On July 12, 2009 (two years ago):

Preminition got the [hide]first U.S. Alone in the Darkness achievement[/hide].

Allie talked about [hide]how to get your blog crashed by WoW.com[/hide] (our identity at the time).

On July 12, 2008 (three years ago):

Wowhead added [hide]some hunter features[/hide].

We published a [hide]strategy guide for Mother Shahraz[/hide].

Daniel Whitcomb asked if the [hide]World of Warcraft really is World of Diablo[/hide].

On July 12, 2007 (four years ago):

[hide]Patch 2.2 hit the PTRs[/hide].

Tigole had some [hide]comments on the original ZA[/hide].

New loot cards [hide]came out for WoW TCG[/hide].

[hide]MazzleUI’s was examined[/hide], but by a different Matt than today’s Mat.

On July 12, 2006 (five years ago):

The [hide]servers went down for emergency maintenance[/hide] …

… and [hide]two new realms sprung up[/hide]!

WoW Insider started [hide]our existence on November 23, 2005[/hide], so we weren’t around six years ago. Man… it’s been a long time.

Chris asked:

I know there are ways to determine ‘total time played’ on a character, but is there any means of finding out when a character was created?[hide]Continue reading The Queue: A year ago ..[/hide].Filed under: [hide]The Queue[/hide][hide]The Queue: A year ago ..[/hide]. originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]
So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the past on WoW Insider (and my time working here). Let’s take a practical trip down memory lane, looking at what was going on a year ago today, July 12, 2010:

We all were in the midst of the [hide]real names on the forums scandal[/hide], including the accidental leakage of the emails of [hide]everyone who complained to the ESRB[/hide]. There’s only been a few other posts in my time that have had more impact on such a large scale as the ones concerning that scandal.

Another round of [hide]Cataclysm beta invites[/hide] were due out soon.

Mike Gray looked at the [hide]engineering profession in Cataclysm[/hide].

The [hide]Cataclysm screenshot of the day[/hide] was of Gilneas (I think, maybe T.B.).

Ghostcrawler [hide]was still posting[/hide].

The Breakfast Topic asked [hide]what constituted canon in WoW lore[/hide].

On July 12, 2009 (two years ago):

Preminition got the [hide]first U.S. Alone in the Darkness achievement[/hide].

Allie talked about [hide]how to get your blog crashed by WoW.com[/hide] (our identity at the time).

On July 12, 2008 (three years ago):

Wowhead added [hide]some hunter features[/hide].

We published a [hide]strategy guide for Mother Shahraz[/hide].

Daniel Whitcomb asked if the [hide]World of Warcraft really is World of Diablo[/hide].

On July 12, 2007 (four years ago):

[hide]Patch 2.2 hit the PTRs[/hide].

Tigole had some [hide]comments on the original ZA[/hide].

New loot cards [hide]came out for WoW TCG[/hide].

[hide]MazzleUI’s was examined[/hide], but by a different Matt than today’s Mat.

On July 12, 2006 (five years ago):

The [hide]servers went down for emergency maintenance[/hide] …

… and [hide]two new realms sprung up[/hide]!

WoW Insider started [hide]our existence on November 23, 2005[/hide], so we weren’t around six years ago. Man… it’s been a long time.

Chris asked:

I know there are ways to determine ‘total time played’ on a character, but is there any means of finding out when a character was created?[hide]Continue reading The Queue: A year ago ..[/hide].Filed under: [hide]The Queue[/hide][hide]The Queue: A year ago ..[/hide]. originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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