the burning crusade

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

See: World of Warcraft

Leaderboard: Where does Legion fit in the ranking of WoW’s expansions?

Poll after poll has shown that World of Warcraft players generally consider Wrath of the Lich King to be the very best WoW expansion....
He really isn't I know, but work with me here.

First impressions of World of Warcraft: Legion, part three

One of the things that bothered me about Warlords of Draenor was how bad it felt to play. It was unexpected. I don't inherently...
Just whenever you get around to us, it's cool.

First impressions of World of Warcraft: Legion, part one

It was around the time that I was burning my way through drakes that I found myself nodding in appreciation. This was it, I...

Jukebox Heroes: World of Warcraft’s main music themes

Inspired by a news post that a dashing Massively OP writer penned a few weeks back, I thought that it might be an interesting...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMORPG trailers of all time

This week's Massively Overthinking should be a fun one -- and hopefully it'll contrast nicely with the Game Archaeologist column we ran last week, which...

WoW Factor: The hope I have for Legion

Every week, in Final Fantasy XI, the three main player nations are competing in a form of passive PvP known as conquest. The nation...

The Daily Grind: Have you revisited an old MMO character lately?

The Gnome Warlock you see in the above header is the original Syp, created pre-Burning Crusade in October 2006. She's probably one of my...
I don't miss the days without blood elves, not at all.

WoW Factor: Nostalrius, copyright, and player demand

If you haven't been following the latest Legion testing - which, at the end of the day, is just a series of iterative updates...
Bet on it.

WoW Factor: The problem with Garrisons isn’t Garrisons

When World of Warcraft rolls away from the inexplicable inclusion of alternate Draenor for good, it will also mean bidding farewell to the elements...
Do you really want to hurt me?

WoW Factor: Is this the time Blizzard’s changes stick?

Well, folks, I promised you that this week I would talk about my further impressions playing through the Legion alpha. But then I spied...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMORPG boss fight?

World of Warcraft's Burning Crusade was very definitely not my favorite WoW expansion, but it had some fantastic dungeons. Karazhan leaps to mind as...

WoW Legion aims to flatten the PvP gear curve

Last night, Blizzard posted a dev blog to explain just how World of Warcraft Legion plans to drive a wrecking ball into the game's...
Do I look like a patient cow?

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the World of Warcraft fan

Look, I know what you're thinking, and I'm sorry to say there's not much to be done. As great a gift as it would...
When it comes.

WoW Factor: What WoW Legion needs from BlizzCon

It's go time tomorrow: BlizzCon is almost here, and I'm going to be liveblogging my way through most of the event. And boy, it's coming at...
Sometimes, less can indeed be more.

World of Warcraft patch 6.2.3 is bringing Valor back

Between the Timewalking token system and Apexis Crystals, World of Warcraft has been providing players with a variety of currencies to purchase rewards after...
In homeboy's defense, he really was a harbinger of doom.

WoW Factor: Cataclysm was bad, but revamping the world isn’t

For about four years, Cataclysm handily defended its title of Worst World of Warcraft Expansion, coming in behind all of the actual expansions as...
Because this hadn't already been kind of boring years ago?

World of Warcraft details the timewalking mechanics of the Shattered Halls

Let's assume you're playing World of Warcraft's latest big patch, but raiding Hellfire Citadel isn't in the cards for you for whatever reason. What...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a World of Warcraft progression server?

Classic servers and progression servers are on my mind lately. EverQuest just got yet another progression server; it had launch issues, but it's up...

WoW Factor: A three million loss lesson

It's been a little while, hasn't it, friends? In the time since I last penned WoW Factor (which missed an installment purely due to...

World of Warcraft preps bonus events and adventure guide for 6.2

What would it be like to play an MMO where every day presented a new event to enjoy? This will be the reality for...