TweetCraft: Twitter meets the World of Warcraft

Twitter serves as a communication platform in our day to day lives, but with a new addon for the World of Warcraft called TweetCraft, it does the same for your character.

TweetCraft can:

    Send and recieve Tweets in-game
    Upload in-game screenshots
    AutoTweet when you log on, or reach important goals

The messages are handled via an in-game window:

Twitter, since launch, has permeated several different areas of our lives and emerged as a social networking giant. This functionality now extends to a virtual world of over 11 million players.

To many, such an extension will seem laughable as Twitter has not been met without harsh criticisms. Criticism arises when Twitter is used to relay information in the 'real' world, so one can only imagine the criticism that TweetCraft will receive.

At any rate, TweetCraft will certainly minimize the amount of time spent alt-tabbing out of WoW to gloat to your friends.

Below is a video, explaining in further depth the functionality of TweetCraft:

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yeah it's against the wow eula or terms or whatever for a addon to have access to the 'RL' haha.. that's why it refreshes to tweet.. that blog explains it quite well i'm sure... i should prolly read it, eh? twitter.com/thizzlefizz

nmeu said,
yeah it's against the wow eula or terms or whatever for a addon to have access to the 'RL' haha.. that's why it refreshes to tweet.. that blog explains it quite well i'm sure... i should prolly read it, eh? twitter.com/thizzlefizz

Given the amount of time it takes for my addon-loaded WoW install to reload the UI ... ugh

Note: no information can actively pass in or out of WoW - it's sandboxed - you can't browse the net, or anything like that. I can't imagine this is a simple addon - it will need an accompanying addon which still requires you to switch in/out of game.

Wouldn't this potentially be a vehicle to receive in-game advertisements? If so, I don't see Blizzard allowing this.

All you need to build into World of Warcraft now is YouTube support and a browser for porn, and people will never have to leave (I am so glad I do not play that cursed game :p)