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Just fight the thing.

World of Warcraft’s Steve Danuser promises that big sword in Silithus is still something to keep an eye on

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So, uh... hey, remember when Azeroth got stabbed with a sword? It was the end of the last World of Warcraft everyone mostly agreed was...
Excuse me, what?

ABK shareholders approve Microsoft buyout, World of Warcraft gets new executive producer

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We've got some hefty Activision Blizzard news for you today, so buckle up and let's go for a ride. Shareholders approve Microsoft buyout: On our...
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW Factor: Blizzard’s excuse for not adding housing to World of Warcraft convinces no one

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One of the things I noted in my initial reactions to the World of Warcraft: Dragonflight announcement was that I had not expected to get...
Come on, vogue!

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight will not have a mission table but will have traditional flying

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World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is coming. When? Well, Blizzard isn't going to tell you, but one of the points raised during a Twitter roundtable...
Just absolute galaxy brain

WoW Factor: Good job torching Wrath of the Lich King Classic, my dudes!

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All right, this is... actually just hilarious to me. Like, seriously, I caught this particular detail after I'd already finished writing my initial reaction...
SO YA START NOW, COME ON!

World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas discusses theoretical player housing in new interview

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Player housing in World of Warcraft is a topic that's come up pretty ceaselessly since the game launched, and it's even more present in people's...
Birb?

World of Warcraft devs address Dragonflight’s dragon flying limitations, Classic Wrath’s missing LFD

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Yesterday's World of Warcraft reveal stream was kind of a big deal, announcing the next expansion for the retail game in the form of Dragonflight as...

World of Warcraft’s game director defends cross-faction team-ups: ‘It’s time’

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Yesterday's announcement that World of Warcraft will, for the first time in its storied history, allow cross-faction raids, dungeons, and rated PvP sent shockwaves...

World of Warcraft is finally getting cross-faction dungeons, raids, and rated PvP

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So hey, if you're one of the bajillions of World of Warcraft players who've been agitating for Blizzard to nuke the faction divide for...
Factured.

Vague Patch Notes: Skewed perspectives of the MMO industry

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So there were some surprises when Fractured announced that it had secured a publishing deal with Gamigo, or rather that Gamigo announced that Fractured was...
Opposition.

WoW Factor: The player council is not the solution to World of Warcraft’s ills

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So World of Warcraft is going to establish a player council to offer feedback to the developers. What a terrible idea with already poor implementation...

World of Warcraft patch 9.1.5 arrives today as Ion Hazzikostas finally pipes up

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As Patch 9.1.5 pulls into World of Warcraft's port today, it encounters an MMO that is battered and a studio that is heavily bruised....
Get back.

WoW Factor: What’s behind the turning of the tide in World of Warcraft’s patch 9.1.5?

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There's some interesting stuff going on right now when it comes to World of Warcraft's next major patch, due in no small part to the...
Don't care, bored.

Blizzard’s Mike Ybarra clarifies that Ion Hazzikostas is still running World of Warcraft

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Ever since Bobby Kotick removed J. Allen Brack from his post atop Blizzard and replaced him with Mike Ybarra and Jen Oneal in the...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: What do changes in Blizzard management mean for World of Warcraft?

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Blizzard is going through some changes at the moment. This is a good thing, as Blizzard has made it clear that it is a...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Why Blizzard’s line about story beats is so frustrating

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So the most recent roundup of interviews with World of Warcraft's staff deeply hurt me on a fundamental level. Like, this was the sort...
Very satisfying.

A new slew of World of Warcraft interviews touches on the future of Sylvanas and lack of story planning

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Good news, World of Warcraft fans! If you thought you were going to be done with Sylvanas after the next patch arriving tomorrow, well......
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: What would it take for big changes in World of Warcraft?

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The last time I wrote an installment of this column, it was in specific response to an interview that contained no small number of...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: What we really learned from the World of Warcraft Hazzikostas interview

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The problem with writing about World of Warcraft right now is that there's actually less to write about than you might think. Sure, we've got...
Oh snaps.

World of Warcraft’s director Ion Hazzikostas has no plans for Legendary refunds but does promise catch-up systems in 9.1

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Apparently, you should have an entire collection of Legendary items in World of Warcraft. That's one of the takeaways from an excerpt from a recent...

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