Today, Blizzard will be releasing World of Warcraft
patch 3.0.2, also known as "Echoes of Doom," the first major update since March's "Fury of the Sunwell"
patch. "Echoes" marks the introduction of the Achievements System, sure to push the game into an even higher
echelon of addiction. Expect also new locations, arenas, spells, talents, abilities, a barbershop, an in-game calendar and a new profession, Inscription.
Our MMO-obsessed (or "MMObsessed") friends at WoW Insider
have the full patch notes
and an archive
of extensive coverage. The "Echoes of Doom"
patch should be returning your calls around 2:00PM PT (or 5:00PM ET). In case you missed it (and then, of course, we must ask how?
), check out Joystiq
and WoW Insider's
coverage of this past weekend's BlizzCon.