Wednesday, November 23 marks the seven-year anniversary of World of Warcraft's release. To commemorate the occasion, Blizzard is giving players some in-game bonuses, plus the chance to watch a commercial.

A commercial is a pretty lame birthday present (it airs on Sunday during the Chargers-Bears game), but the in-game perks are pretty neat. An email from Blizzard states, "all players who log in between Sunday, November 20 and Saturday, December 3 will receive a Feat of Strength and a celebration package item. When used, the package shoots off fireworks and temporarily grants both a special tabard and a 7% experience point and reputation bonus."

I admire the dedication of gamers who have been with WoW since the beginning, and Blizzard deserves tons of credit for creating and supporting such a massive project. Of course, Blizzard doesn't really need the credit, considering it has, like, billions of dollars. Anyway, happy 7th birthday, WoW!

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Update: The commercial has been posted below.