the burning crusade

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

See: World of Warcraft

Here we come again.

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...
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...

Global Chat: Fallen Earth, Asheron’s Call, Albion Online, and Project Gorgon

Is it ever too late to take a look back at old MMORPGs -- even ones that have passed away? Not when there are...
Very mature.

Global Chat: WoW Classic impressions mega-compilation

When World of Warcraft launches, the world stops to pay attention. The recent release of WoW Classic didn't just pull in hundreds of...
Oh, this... keeps my feelings where they were before, really.

Global Chat: MMO roleplaying explained for the rest of us

Game designer Brian Green has been on a writing streak as of late with a whole series of blog posts about roleplaying in...

First impressions: WoW Classic is fun but anachronistic

I'm not really one to follow trends or scamper along the zergeist (a combination of zerg and zeitgiest that I've decided perfectly encapsulates the...

Massively Overthinking: The future of WoW and WoW Classic

With WoW Classic finally launched, perfectly capping off the summer with jokes about queueing like it's 2004, we can't help but look to...
AHHHH

WoW Factor: Forecasting the future of WoW Classic

It's probably chiefly due to my professional life that I find myself kind of looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft:...

Last night’s WoW Classic AMA touched on moving into Burning Crusade and Wrath

One of the, ahem, burning questions regarding World of Warcraft Classic is what Blizzard plans to do with and for those players past...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: WoW’s anniversary editions and event speculation

Blizzard has really been pushing the whole anniversary thing for World of Warcraft hard and early this year. On the one hand, I...

LOTRO Legendarium: The first year of LOTRO’s operation

It was April 24th, 2007. World of Warcraft players were deep into The Burning Crusade, SOE had just launched Vanguard, and the...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG zones of all time

I once heard it said that a popular studio - I think it was Blizzard - made it a point of asking prospective developers...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a potential WoW sequel?

It's a rare MMO player who's never played World of Warcraft, which makes this particular summer an interesting one for the whole genre....
cow

Perfect Ten: How WoW Classic could advance beyond its phased content rollout

It's far too early to say that World of Warcraft: Classic will get more updates beyond the planned phases of vanilla content. It could...

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