There were April Fools pranks all over the internet this year like every year. Many were quite amusing, like EVE Online’s announcement of player mounts being included as part of the Incarana expansion.
But nobody goes over the top the way Blizzard does. Last year they had a number of April Fools jokes and this year they have kept up the tradition.
Last year there were items that only appeared on either the US or EU sites. This time around it seems like it was a unified effort across the two geographic areas. (Though I did not do a thorough search, so if I missed something, speak up!)
And to just rub Crabby in our faces, he is also present on the Tomb of Immortal Darkness page, a preview of the most challenging WoW instance ever.
He also hangs out on the WoW community page as well, and keeps talking while you are trying to read the faux Patch 4.1.11 Release Notes, which includes items like the Random Guild Finder and and appearance tab… for non-combat pets.
Then there was the Horadrapp, a Horadric Cube iPhone app that can be used to transmute your current iPhone apps into new and more powerful apps.
And while all of this is very amusing, it does lead one to wonder what might have been accomplished if the time that went into these things was spent focusing on the actual games involved.