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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WoW Factor: Crazy speculation on turning back the clock for World of Warcraft

There's a game I like to play - wait, no, that's a lie. There's a game I do play called "Oh, I Made Myself Sad."...

Massively Overthinking: What are your favorite MMO ‘chores’?

A few months ago, The Outline ran a piece on Red Dead Redemption 2 titled I don't wanna do my video...

Massively Overthinking: Unpopular MMORPG opinions

Unpopular opinions: We all have them. In fact we have so many that it's a straight up meme. This week's Massively Overthinking is...
The ice is thin, come on, dive in.

WoW Factor: Guessing at the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement using math

Here's the genesis of this particular article: I saw speculation over on Blizzard Watch that we were about a year too early for...
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

WoW Factor: The level squish isn’t the whole solution for World of Warcraft

To be entirely honest, you might have expected this column a little bit earlier because it's been a hot minute since Ion Hazzikostas
Another route.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part four: Story

The fun thing about bringing up the story of World of Warcraft is that you inevitably have some folks who will immediately crop up and...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

WoW Factor: No, Activision is not the reason you’re unhappy with World of Warcraft

There's a narrative that's been making the rounds for a little while now among the World of Warcraft community, buoyed a lot by the...

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a World of Warcraft 2?

Let's pretend for a moment that the reason Blizzard appears to be dropping the ball with World of Warcraft right now is that...
Gosh, I hope so.

WoW Factor: The zones that changed the most from Classic, Kalimdor edition

Yeah, so Kalimdor has changed a bit in World of Warcraft. I'm going to be honest and say that I've never actually liked Kalimdor very...

World of Warcraft factionless player Doubleagent hits 120 after years of picking herbs

World of Warcraft "celebrity" player Doubleagent has done it again: leveled to 120 solely on harvesting without ever picking a faction in the...

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...
Stormy weather.

First impressions of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, part 4: Conclusions

Part four covers expansion odds and ends plus the conclusion to our series: the problem with Azerite, progression, and why the expansion isn't bad, just weakly executed.

The Daily Grind: Did you go back to World of Warcraft for Battle for Azeroth?

Did they getcha? Did they suck you in again for another go-round? I have a flurry of guildies in World of Warcraft right now...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s market saturation and the pull of vague memories

Here's something a little different: Usually, before I write a World of Warcraft column (or any column), my assumptions and data are pretty...

One Shots: How to go blind in one easy step

As someone who only has one functioning eye, I find that my vision is paramount to my quality of life and personal enjoyment. Plus,...
Flash! Ahh.

WoW Factor: Updating data in the wake of Battle for Azeroth’s release announcement

Hooray, we have a release date for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth instead of just a release window! And contrary to...

World of Warcraft player knocks out every achievement over six years

For most of us, achievement systems in MMORPGs are either ignorable annoyances, occasional goals, or amusing distractions. For World of Warcraft player Xirev,...

Jukebox Heroes: World of Warcraft’s best music, part 2

Probably the most challenging aspect of creating a "top 32" list of the best World of Warcraft music isn't coming up with a...
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Perfect Ten: Ten more World of Warcraft races fans would like to play

Sometimes, you write a column more or less as a mental exercise, and then World of Warcraft drops an expansion pre-purchase that makes...

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