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World of Warcraft announces Tides of Vengeance with new content and account-wide rep tweaks

If you're enjoying World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth, you're probably OK with more of the same, as long as it's shiny and new....
Set sail for bees.

World of Warcraft works to improve warfronts and island expeditions while prepping for Patch 8.1

With an awkward rollout of warfronts and underwhelming island expedition rewards, World of Warcraft needs all hands on deck these days to course-correct Battle...

PAX West 2018: World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas shares his game development journey

World of Warcraft's head guru helped to kick off PAX West this weekend with an hour-long keynote address. Ion Hazzikostas entertained the crowd with his...
I'm on a boat.

World of Warcraft will not be changing level scaling or leveling any time soon

So, remember the issues players are noticing with item scaling in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth? Specifically, you kill things faster by not...
Numbers get smaller.

Ion Hazzikostas on World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’s design philosophy

If you felt like World of Warcraft: Legion hit the random chance button too hard (likely as one of the many players who waited...
I'm kind of a contradiction.

World of Warcraft gets its epic ducks in a row for Battle for Azeroth

With the Midsummer Fire Festival roaring through July 5th and artifact weapons on their way out of the game, World of Warcraft is heating...

World of Warcraft ‘not looking to compete’ with Discord but might be breaking your favorite addon

World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas sat down with Forbes this week for a two-part interview about some of the big changes with...
I can stop any time I want.

World of Warcraft Q&A explains why you’re not getting your Mark of the Wild back

Remember when everyone was very excited about how World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth was bringing back class buffs like Mark of the Wild?...

World of Warcraft confirms that Mag’har Orcs and Kul Tiran Humans are joining the allied races

The rumors and speculation are true, according to the most recent World of Warcraft live Q&A. Ion Hazzikostas revealed that both Mag'har and Kul...
Well... it's a box, and one of the people in it is probably a skinner?

World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth preorders are live, launching by September 21

It's official: World of Warcraft's Battle for Azeroth preorders are live on the official store. You're looking at $49.99 for the base package and $69.99 for the...
This has less dramatic impact than hoped.

Rumor: Datamining hints that World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth preorders are close

Reddit and Twitter are buzzing today with another round of World of Warcraft datamining - this one from WoWhead, which has dug up new...
Damn you!

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2017

Think of all the wacky things devs have said in public in front of gamers and journalists this year. Now imagine what gets said behind...

World of Warcraft lead doesn’t want to talk about Classic, but confirms ‘vanilla means vanilla’

Right out of the gate in the recent World of Warcraft Q&A, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas said that WoW Classic wasn't going to be...
Going nowhere, going nowhere

Traditional ‘tier’ sets are not planned for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

If you've never played World of Warcraft, you may be unfamiliar with the concept if not the visuals of tier sets. Tiered armor is...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Is World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth fixing Legion’s many problems?

Back in May, I wrote a whole article about why I was leaving World of Warcraft behind. All of the reasons I had back...
oh for the love of eff

World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas talks randomness and Legendaries

There's been another live community Q&A session with World of Warcraft director Ion Hazzikostas, and if you're in the "highly frustrated" crowd of fans,...
Really studying the heck out of a skull.

World of Warcraft confirms a next expansion reveal at BlizzCon in new video

Let's be fair, World of Warcraft's recap of 2017 doesn't outright say that the game's next expansion will be revealed at BlizzCon. But if...

Blizzard promises account-wide unlocks for World of Warcraft 7.3, is working on ‘multiple’ new IPs

Not to be cowed by the other news and announcements this week, Blizzard stepped up to the microphone to deliver a few doozies. Game...

World of Warcraft’s Argus will transport you around the galaxy

The flood of information concerning World of Warcraft's Patch 7.3 and Argus continues to wash over the community as testing proceeds, starting with a...

World of Warcraft walks back claim that 7.2 is the ‘biggest patch ever’

In a livestream Q&A session, World of Warcraft's Ion Hazzikostas admitted that the studio probably shouldn't have slapped the label of "biggest patch ever" on...