mists of pandaria

Official Site: Mists of Pandaria
Relevance: The fourth World of Warcraft expansion.
Launch Date: September 25, 2012

See: World of Warcraft

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World of Warcraft has been post-Pandaria longer than it has been pre-Pandaria (in the EU)

When dealing with a long-running MMO, it's easy to sort its history into eras based on expansions. But it's also good to remember that...
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!

Massively Overthinking: Would you play a housing-only MMO?

Last week, MOP's Justin put up a neat post on his personal blog about the potential for bringing back just the part of...
Whew. All right.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour in review

All right. I've now been on this expansion tour for... well, seven weeks, but it feels like years. Partly because it meant covering...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Legion

Ah, good. This one is more fun than last week. As much as the latter half of World of Warcraft expansions heads into...
Do you really want to hurt me?

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Warlords of Draenor

Oh barf. Yes, folks, it... it had to happen. We had to get to this expansion. I know, none of us really want to. World of Warcraft...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Mists of Pandaria

It's time, people. It's time to remember you should never say no to panda. Yes, we've reached one of World of Warcraft's most...
In homeboy's defense, he really was a harbinger of doom.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Cataclysm

In my mind, Cataclysm still feels kind of recent. I don't know exactly why. It came out closer to World of Warcraft's launch than the...

The Daily Grind: Does an MMO’s economy ever stop you from going back?

I've written before about MMO economies and how badly handled inflation can wreck them because it's one of my pet favorite topics, but the...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

The Daily Grind: Is there a thing you secretly love in an MMO you hate?

Let's give credit where credit is due: Just because we dislike a game doesn't mean we dislike every last thing in it. Most of...
Binding, binding.

WoW Factor: So why did people love WoW’s Wrath of the Lich King so damn much?

Sometimes, when I write something and note it would require an additional column, it is a preview of coming attractions and something I actually...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Speculating on Shadowlands’ release date using math

Gosh, I love doing these math columns. Not just because I enjoy math, although that's definitely a part of it; there's...
we's friemds

Legendary weapons and armor are available for transmog in World of Warcraft’s latest test patch build

Prepare to see a lot of pairs of Thunderfury in World of Warcraft. Seriously, a lot. You might argue that it's rare enough to see one,...
I want a milky way.

WoW Factor: A brief history of flight (in World of Warcraft)

Flight has been a part of World of Warcraft as long as the game has existed. No, not just flying mounts, even though you...
Hey dudes.

WoW Factor: Getting hyped for World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands

That title up there isn't sarcasm, folks. I want to actually get hyped up about the next World of Warcraft expansion and talk...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Battle for Azeroth was a complete waste of time

Well, dear readers, I was totally wrong. All of you predicting that this expansion was a waste of time were right and I was...
Licheridoo.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s Lich King 2, Tides of Lichness?

All right, I guess we're doing this now. Yes, this column isn't just about how Blizzard screws up so badly that a lot...
We all become done.

WoW (Classic) Factor: The journal of Nieve Vinther – final entry

Let me write about the day that the Cataclysm arrived. I wasn't going home. I just happened to be in Elwynn Forest, really, visiting an old trainer and introducing him to my boyfriend at the time. We were sharing a glass of wine, he was laughing about the way that an early exercise had me toppling into the water in the freezing cold of early winter. My laughter was of the shamed sort, but still warm; it was a funny story, one told with love rather than loathing. The sky was bright.

Not So Massively: The Blizzard I loved is dead

This week's Not So Massively column was supposed to be a wishlist of things I want from an announcement of Diablo IV....
Marketing!

World of Warcraft’s new black market auction house goodies are unveiled

Ah, the sinister black market auction house in World of Warcraft. It's not quite like a normal auction house, but instead a place where...

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