the burning crusade

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

See: World of Warcraft

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WoW Factor: Thoughts on the impending arrival of WoW Classic

So now we have a date at the end of August for World of Warcraft: Classic. That's actually a lot later than I had expected,...

Blizzard releases Safe Haven cinematic, addresses World of Warcraft’s potential beyond WoW Classic

Blizzard's keeping the pressure up this week with another new World of Warcraft release, though this one's about the live game, not
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...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five lessons I’ve learned from replaying Shadows of Angmar

Over the past three months, I've been exclusively playing on the Anor progression server in Lord of the Rings Online. During that time,...

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...
This is duuuuumb

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...
Fences!

Vague Patch Notes: Understanding systems before you talk about them

Here's a fun question to consider. What were Emblems of Valor and Emblems of Heroism designed to do in World of Warcraft? Yes, they...
I know when I'm not wanted.

Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

I spent a bunch of time post-BlizzCon thinking about why World of Warcraft personally bothered me. Not why its design pitfalls bothered me;...
And here, we see yet another thing thrown away for no damn reason.

WoW Factor: We’re all farming Nature Resistance gear now

First and foremost, I'd like to note that I am writing these columns consecutively and immediately, so all I can do is hope that...

Perfect Ten: The best expansions for specific MMOs

Looking over the past two decades or so, MMORPGs have grown by leaps and bounds with regular releases, events, and (of course) expansion...
Not that classic!

World of Warcraft Classic is still under development, will begin with patch 1.12

If it seems like World of Warcraft Classic would be an easy project, you may not have spent as much time thinking about...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO story you like to tell?

MMORPGs are story machines. I don't just mean that they're games in which the writers tell you a bunch of tales, although that is...
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...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: Allied races and a dearth of class choices

Last week, we got confirmation that Kul Tiran Humans and Mag'har Orcs are coming to the Allied Race roster for World of Warcraft:...
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

WoW Factor: Why can’t Blizzard stop messing with everything?

It's funny to me that people had such an aggressive reaction to the changes coming to Hunter pets and damage formulas in Battle...

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...
Sit back and enjoy the show.

WoW Factor: First impressions of allied race leveling in World of Warcraft

Last week, I wrote about the addition of allied races without having actually gotten to play around with them much. You have to understand...

Jukebox Heroes: World of Warcraft’s best music, part 1

A week ago, I started to engage in an interesting thought experiment. I started jotting down what I thought were the best World...
This is not hard to do.

WoW Factor: Guessing at Battle for Azeroth’s release date using math

The "when will Battle for Azeroth" speculation train is rolling once again because it looks like patch 7.3.5 is just around the corner....

The Game Archaeologist: Vanguard Saga of Heroes

The significance of Vanguard's development, release, long-running drama, second chance, and eventual closure should be of great interest not just to game historians...

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