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World of Warcraft players take to the streets of Orgrimmar over Sylvanas

It's been a bit of a weird month as the two big factions of World of Warcraft - no, not the Horde and Alliance...

SuperData August 2019: WoW Classic drives a massive subscription surge

Alright, all you armchair business analysts, it's time to look over SuperData's sales research report for August 2019. Get your best arguments ready and...

WoW Classic: Free character boosts, Onyxia down, and another dev video

Get a lot done in World of Warcraft Classic over the weekend? Probably not as much as the world first level 60 -- or...

Perfect Ten: Ten weird things I’m relearning with WoW Classic

It's been a strange week. No - it's been a strange year in MMO gaming, all things considered. As I'm going through old Lord...
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Blizzard’s lawyers are busy again, this time suing yet another overseas company for ripping off WoW

Another day, another Blizzard lawsuit - this one lodged against the Chinese purveyor of Glorious Saga, a mobile/browser title from Joyfun/Sina Games that pretty...

WoW Classic’s first night smashes Twitch, sees lines form inside and outside the game

Heading into World of Warcraft Classic on its first night was a lot like going to Disneyworld at peak season: No matter whether you...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: WoW’s anniversary editions and event speculation

Blizzard has really been pushing the whole anniversary thing for World of Warcraft hard and early this year. On the one hand, I get...
Surprised? Really?

WoW Factor: Content rollouts and relevance in WoW Classic and live

Part of me was tempted to write this column chiefly about the rather baffling idea that Blizzard was surprised by the number of people...

One Shots: How to lose a staring contest

I suppose we all need to accept the new reality, which is that we're only starting to see the tsunami of Final Fantasy XIV...
Hang on, what were we doing here again?

The new item level season in World of Warcraft starts today

The musical Rent suggests measuring a year in seasons of love, which doesn't seem particularly easy to quantify. World of Warcraft, meanwhile, measures a...

Massively Overthinking: Do you even *like* MMO expansions?

This seems like an absurd question on its face, right? MMO players are supposed to like MMO expansions. They're progress. They're content. They're fresh...
Surprised? Really?

WoW Factor: Three thoughts on the latest WoW Classic stress test

It's hard to find a whole lot to say about World of Warcraft: Classic at this point. Not in a bad sense, mind you;...
Blood flight.

World of Warcraft clarifies Battle for Azeroth season timeline, still no date for Rise of Azshara

I don't know why since I'm not even going to play it, but not knowing when Rise of Azshara is launching for World of...

World of Warcraft: Classic dragon griefing, Argus redux, and BFA end boss

Fun fact: Did you know that Blizzard had originally been considering Argus -- the late Legion content update -- as its own full-fledged expansion?...

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...
Binding, binding.

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 a World...
It only became real very recently.

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 World of...

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 series...

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 on the...