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Major gaming studio, responsible for World of Warcraft and the Warcraft franchise, Diablo III and the Diablo franchise, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

Hearthstone applies balance adjustments to Battlegrounds, Duels, and several of its latest cards

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With Hearthstone's March of the Lich King expansion now almost two months old, the devs of the online CCG have had time to take...
But what awaits...

Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...

Diablo IV takes you behind-the-scenes of its launch date trailer

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If the grim setting and bloody characters of Diablo IV's January release trailer were too obtuse for you, then be grateful that Blizzard threw...

Massively Overthinking: What will be your three most-played MMOs in 2023?

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Last week in Massively Overthinking, we discussed our three most-played MMOs of 2022 - and whether we'd guessed right at the top of that...
Game for sale!

World of Warcraft posts a hype trailer for the Trading Post opening on February 1st

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Are you sufficiently hype for getting new cosmetic rewards in World of Warcraft via the upcoming Trading Post? It might seem a little odd...
Darn it.

The Soapbox: Comparing the monetization of physical and digital card games

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Earlier this week, we reported on the recent Blizzard survey about a possible Hearthstone sub. When I read the news, I almost choked on...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: Brian Birmingham’s ousting and the ever-deepening rot at Blizzard

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Talking about this company is always so exhausting, but let's do a quick recap: Brian Birmingham was, up until recently, one of the top...

Diablo II Resurrected introduces eight new rune words to its PTR

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Speak the words and earn the power. That's what rune words are all about in Diablo II: Resurrected, and now there are eight new...

World of Warcraft 10.0.7 returns players to the Forbidden Reach, proliferates the Monk class to more races

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Yesterday, we speculated that with Activision-Blizzard's Q4 financials looming and bad news for Blizzard happening pretty much every day now, we'd likely start seeing...
All things go, all things go.

World of Warcraft Classic now lets Oceanic PvP players queue with the Americas

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There's nothing worse than sitting in a long queue for an activity, and Oceanic PvP players of World of Warcraft Classic have had to...
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: Tutorial topics every MMO really needs to cover

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Tutorials are important in MMOs. No MMO has a great one, unfortunately. I don't just mean in the cases where returning players could use...

Blizzard polls players about a Hearthstone sub as it scales back esports

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We begin this article by noting right up front that Blizzard is terribly fond of floating bad ideas in surveys and then saying, Ha...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 406: Ulduar and Umbar

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Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard vs. NetEase and the demise of WoW China, Wrath Classic, FFXIV 6.3, and LOTRO's 2023 roadmap, with adventures in LOTRO and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on the future of Blizzard.
Cool out.

World of Warcraft preps the Trading Post, begins the Storm’s Fury event, and tweaks classes in latest patch

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Today marks the day when World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is getting its first post-launch patching, and while it might not be teeming with top-flight...

Blizzard’s Proletariat ends bid to unionize after unionbusting tactics succeed

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Activision-Blizzard's latest efforts to head off worker unions were apparently successful: Union group Communication Workers of America has ended its bid to launch a...
Fine, whatever.

WoW Classic just lost its team lead Brian Birmingham over Blizzard’s toxic evaluation system

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Blizzard has apparently opted to pick yet another pointless fight that makes it look absolutely terrible, this time with well-liked World of Warcraft Classic...

Diablo Immortal maps out new class, narrative quests, fishing, and new competitive mode for 2023

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If you're invested (hopefully not too monetarily) in Diablo Immortal enough that you're looking forward to more content to the mobile ARPG, then you'll...

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO’s launch ever made you turn ’round and play something else?

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When Diablo Immortal launched last year, MOP's Carlo was... not a fan. He actually recommended that folks just go buy six sourdough jacks from...

One Shots: Make sure you sign a waiver before jumping

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If MMORPG worlds were anything like our own, you have to imagine that there'd be all sorts of waivers and legal restrictions before allowing...

Diablo Immortal plans to expand stash space and add an in-game events calendar

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It may not be a full-featured roadmap of the year ahead, but Diablo Immortal's latest missive does give its fans an idea of what's...

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