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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
No appointment May 29 rush to purchase limited edition World of WarCraft Mahjong Set
Mahjong is one of China’s oldest tabletop games around. The emergence of the current form of Chinese mahjong dates back to XIX century. Chinese Mahjong remains today a popular game in China and other countries.
So you really wanted a limited edition WoW? Don’t worry welfare is coming .NetEase, World of WarCraft’s China operator has just started pre-order sale. NetEase Blizzard around the mall will be at 19:00 and 21:00 on May 29 two open time .Limited Quantities Available.
According to NetEase’s homepage, there will only be 1000 of these special Mahjong sets available world-wide. No clue what that means for western players, but so far, the set’s only appeared to be for China. Each set will cost 1288 RMB, or about $209.
The set is a fully playable Mahjong set, tiles, table mats, dividers, chips and all. Everything is decorated with WoW-esque decals, and a table mat that features in game maps. The whole set comes in a nifty wooden case.
So far, many online commenters have questioned the pricing of the set, saying it’s too expensive. Other comments were more about its availability; they were concerned that if the set was truly a limited edition for the whole world, there would be too few to go around. One Chinese gamer asked if “foreigners play mahjong at all.”
The game can be played either for sport or for money. Despite the ban on gambling in China, Mahjong is still played for money in various locations across the country. It’d be interesting to see if anyone actually uses the WoW set to play Mahjong.If you are looking for a full guide on all professions and a complete leveling guide for WOW then check out