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A side-by-side comparison of World of Warcraft’s graphics in Classic and Battle for Azeroth

Computers get faster and better with time. Graphics that require a decent GPU in 2011 can be displayed at much higher resolution in 2019...
The ice is thin, come on, dive in.

WoW Factor: Guessing at the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement using math

Here's the genesis of this particular article: I saw speculation over on Blizzard Watch that we were about a year too early for...
wuck the fhat

World of Warcraft Classic will allow up to 50 characters, regardless of your existing character count

Imagine for a moment that you have 50 max-level characters in World of Warcraft right now. However, you also need to have 50 alts in 

Perfect Ten: MMOs for puzzle lovers

Ever find yourself complaining that all of the PvE content in your MMO is nothing but shooting something in the face or chopping down...
Today, in Bad Forward Planning Theater.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part 5: Conclusions and peeling the mask

This week, after some 7000 words on this particular topic, I'm starting off by acknowledging what should be a rather obvious fact: My...

Massively Overthinking: Thoughts on the holy trinity in MMOs

One of MOP's bright new columnists, Tyler Edwards, blogs over at Superior Realities, and he recently brought to my attention his pieces...
Another route.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part four: Story

The fun thing about bringing up the story of World of Warcraft is that you inevitably have some folks who will immediately crop up and...
Another route.

WoW Factor: Battle for Azeroth’s alternative story experiment

As part of a WoW Factor column experiment relating to our March 2019 article, we've taken a stab at an alternative version of WoW's plotline.
Obviously it won't be a Blood Elf, though.

World of Warcraft reactivates all lapsed accounts this weekend

With a surprisingly solid patch out the door this month, World of Warcraft no doubt wants to get as many eyeballs on...
And do you have a computer?

World of Warcraft offers discounted race changes, faction changes, and character transfers ahead of tomorrow’s patch

Tomorrow, World of Warcraft's newest allied races -- the Kul Tiran Humans and the Zandalari Trolls -- join the Battle for Azeroth,...
True strength is inside. But leveling should really help.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part three: Leveling and scaling

Remember earlier this week when I was talking about the difference between leveling as a part of the game vs. leveling as a...
Whoops.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part two: The Heart of Azeroth

We're continuing on in our tour of why people are upset about the current World of Warcraft expansion, and I think it's important...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: Ten steps for understanding MMO systems

As I write this, I'm in the middle of putting together my first impressions for Anthem. This takes some doing and would probably be...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part one: Combat

One of the complicated challenges of writing about World of Warcraft is sorting out the stuff that's happening now from the stuff that's been...
I'm on a dinosaur.

World of Warcraft doles out deets on upcoming Kul Tiran and Zandalari allied races

Hey guys, remember when Battle for Azeroth launched and everyone was super excited to get their hands on the new Kul Tiran Human...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...
I don't know why Blizzard gave us the reaction image for this.

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of World of Warcraft’s next expansion?

It's no secret that player engagement with World of Warcraft is down across the board, with even some of its most vocal supporters...

The best Massively OP MMO community polls of 2018

Polls are a quantitative sort of magic that we don’t often get from our other articles - at least when they aren’t being brigaded...

Battle Bards Episode 135: Battle for Azeroth

It’s Battle Bards vs. Battle for Azeroth — and only one victor will come out of this alive! Actually, the podcast trio is delighted...
Kerstab.

Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2018

A not-inconsequential part of me misses the days when every MMO would pump out boxed expansions. I like buying boxes of stuff I like...

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