the burning crusade

Official Site: The Burning Crusade
Relevance: The first World of Warcraft expansion.
Launch Date: January 15, 2007

See: World of Warcraft

Massively Overthinking: Does playing MMORPGs ever stress you out?

"Anyone ever feel stressed out about playing MMOs?" MOP's Carlo queried our team this week. "This new Black Desert season is stressing me...

Perfect Ten: The most fun pre-launch MMO runs

You know what's really fun? The build-up to an MMO's release, especially when you're really invested in that particular game. Some of my fondest...
Some elves have no eyes any more. Be sensitive.

WoW Factor: Behind blue (elf) eyes (in World of Warcraft)

Players were very excited when blue eye options were datamined out for Blood Elves in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, then less happy when it...
Lol

Vague Patch Notes: BlizzCon’s cancellation might just be for the best

After a lot of time spent expecting this particular announcement, yesterday it was finally confirmed that there will be no BlizzCon 2020. This is...

The Daily Grind: What elements feel out of place in your MMO?

I'm generally a flexible person when it comes to encountering a variety of fictional worlds, but I do expect the creators to be internally...
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...

The Daily Grind: Are you on board for Burning Crusade Classic?

It seems all but one official announcement short of certainty that Blizzard is going to be rolling out a Burning Crusade Classic server...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 265: Delusions of Elyria

Justin, Bree, MJ, and Mia discuss Chronicles of Elyria, Guild Wars 2, PSO2, Ashes of Creation, Saga of Lucimia, WoW Classic and Burning Crusade, with adventures in LOTRO, Revelation Online, Don't Starve Together, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on player housing and optional sub servers.

Blizzard sends out a Burning Crusade Classic survey, says farewell to Diablo III’s community manager

It's time to throw a whole armful of kindling onto the smoldering fire that is rumors of a WoW Classic Burning Crusade server....
Binding, binding.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Wrath of the Lich King

The downside to a project like this one, where I'm going through each of World of Warcraft's expansions one by one, is...
When it comes.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – The Burning Crusade

So it seems pretty likely at this point that we are going to keep going through the various World of Warcraft expansions with Classic...
Testing 1, 2, 3~ ♪

Blizzard appears to have quietly launched a WoW Classic PTR

We're all very accustomed to the test realm for World of Warcraft usually showing off every facet of a patch well in advance, sometimes...
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...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: A history of itemization in World of Warcraft

Huh. You know, I really thought I'd written about the whole Corruption system in World of Warcraft's upcoming 8.3 before now in a format...

Blizzard’s Joe Magdalena recounts a World of Warcraft bear that could kill players with a look

In most MMOs, bears are low-level foes that are part of some early stage kill 10 quest or perhaps used to harvest lower level...
Be better.

Vague Patch Notes: Sub-optimal play vs. just plain bad play in MMORPGs

Something we need to start reckoning with when it comes to MMOs is the fact that it really is a problem when you're playing...
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...

Remembering the life and work of legendary MMO designer Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid

When the news hit last night, it brought everything to a screeching halt in the Massively OP office: At the age of 51,
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...

The Daily Grind: Should World of Warcraft switch to annual expansions?

During last week's Activision-Blizzard investor call, Blizzard executives dodged hard on one analyst's question about WoW Classic retention - no great surprise...

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