mists of pandaria

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

See: World of Warcraft

The Soapbox: WoW’s talent trees don’t deserve your nostalgia

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As World of Warcraft's Dragonflight expansion marches into alpha testing, we're getting more glimpses at its new/old talent system, which harkens back to the...
Unseen.

WoW Factor: Looking at Dragonflight’s release schedule with math

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It's been a really long time since we've gotten to have some math up ins. You know by this point that I really like...
Unseen.

WoW Factor: The shrinking landmass of World of Warcraft’s ‘Azeroth’

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Last week in this column, I told y'all a bit of a bluff. Well, all right, that's not true. Last week's column was about what...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: Excitement and trepidation about World of Warcraft bringing back talent trees

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So you probably don't need me to tell you at this point that I'm looking forward to having talent trees back in World of...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: So let’s talk about World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight leak

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Sometimes you just get handed a column, you know? No, you probably don't; you probably don't work in this insane profession. The point is that...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: Flights Rising, a speculative WoW expansion exercise

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The Dragon Isles are quite the storied location in World of Warcraft in that it's easy to pull them out and dust them off whenever...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: Pulling the trigger on cross-faction play (in the weakest way possible)

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At long last, World of Warcraft is finally pulling the plug on one of the dumbest system decisions that was ever made for the game...

Massively Overthinking: What class is missing from your favorite MMO?

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I've been obsessed with Albion Online the last few weeks - it really feels so much like Ultima Online to me. Ultima Online but...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Why aren’t we getting more customization options in Shadowlands?

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You might be surprised that I haven't written a piece in WoW Factor yet about the BlizzConline announcement that we would get no new...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: Does Blizzard have a messaging problem or a message problem?

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A recent post over at Kaylriene's blog got me originally thinking about this one. The original posting here is actually about a different issue...

The best Massively OP community leaderboard polls, 2020 edition

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We didn't do quite as many Leaderboard polls this year as in previous years, largely because... well, we've already asked a lot of the...

Blizzard claims World of Warcraft Shadowlands is the fastest-selling PC game of all time

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Blizzard is breathlessly proclaiming this morning that World of Warcraft Shadowlands is the fastest-selling PC game of all time, by virtue of its having...

The Soapbox: Pet battles are one of the best things WoW ever did (which is why I’ve never played one)

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Pokemon first burst onto the scene when I was in elementary school. I've always been lukewarm at best toward anime and "cute" things, so...
Point.

First Impressions of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, part three: Influences and summation

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One of the things that I generally like to avoid doing is comparing World of Warcraft to other MMOs on the market. Even as we've...

Why I Play: Exploring World of Warcraft as a free-to-play game

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A few weeks back, the Massively OP staff discussed, among other things, whether World of Warcraft's leveling revamp coupled with its continued endless free...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Ego, philosophy, and learning the right lessons in MMOs

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Picture the scene, if you will. The year is 2006, and I am working in a library with a number of people whom I...

Inactive World of Warcraft players can return for free starting today through the weekend

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I dunno how your circle of friends is handling the World of Warcraft patch and Shadowlands expansion plan, but over here at Massively OP,...

One Shots: Rock out in your hideout

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I don't have a full-blown lair, unless my work office counts, but if I did, I would aspire to put it someplace really cool....
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft leveling experiences ranked, part two

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And we're back! Last time, we went through the four lower expansions in terms of ranking World of Warcraft's leveling experiences. This time, we're...
Those are people who died, died.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft leveling experiences ranked, part one

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Now that the pre-patch is here, you can level through any World of Warcraft expansion you'd like in the order your heart desires! But that,...

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