Blizzard gearing up for WoW expansion release

Extra tech support added in anticipation

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Blizzard Entertainment

Just a reminder that Blizzard Entertainment will be releasing "World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade" on January 16 in North America and Europe. The expansion pack for WoW will be available for about $40, with a special collector's edition for $70. Auctions of the collector's editions on eBay have already began to solicit bids of up to $200 at last look.

Blizzard will be extending its technical support hours and staying open for two consecutive Saturdays in order to accommodate possible issues or questions that may arise from installation of "The Burning Crusade," the company announced Tuesday. From its January 16 release day through January 26 WoW technical support will be open 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM PST Monday through Saturday.

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