We have to admit, Tobold's April Fools' joke is easily one of the better
ones coming out today. Upon first glance his reasoning for the $5 dollar subscription bump seems somewhat plausible, citing rising power costs and the weakening dollar. However the real treat is beyond the joke, in the comments where 'Mike Morhaime' -- co-founder and current president of Blizzard
-- makes a comment about the joke being a good idea and to wait for official announcement on the World of Warcraft website.
If that weren't enough
, the director of Activision Blizzard Jean-René Fourtou mysteriously pops up in the comments afterwards and publicly fires Morhaime! Oh no, what will happen next? Ah, well then things take a truly inspired twist as the CEO of Electronic Arts John Riccitiello triumphantly appears to announce that Warhammer Online
is actually coming out May 1st and then promptly thanks Actiblizzvision for allowing EA to scoop up their lost customers.
We thoroughly enjoyed the joke, as it's fairly surreal to see even fake versions of these people posting comments on a blog.