the burning crusade

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

See: World of Warcraft

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...
Here, there, wherever.

WoW Factor: Why are we going back to factional squabbles after the end of Antorus?

Antorus is out now, and if you want to see the cinematic that ends the very long-running story about the Burning Legion and Sargeras,...

Global Chat: World of Warcraft BlizzCon reactions

Whether you play it now or not, chances are that your paths have crossed with World of Warcraft in the past. This is...
I hear and obey.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth has a weak conflict for a strong focus

The last time I saw this many people asking "why?" about a new World of Warcraft expansion was at the announcement of
Folks.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s allied races, the knockoff factor, and future hopes

Every so often, when I can think of no better introduction, I put some genuine musing into the opening of What Are You...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: Speculating about World of Warcraft’s next expansion

It's really, really weird to me to think that we're getting an announcement about a new World of Warcraft expansion next week. Admittedly,...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: Why no one should recommend World of Warcraft ever

Last week, MOP's Justin (friend to man and beast alike) posted his list of MMOs he would recommend people play. It was a...

World of Warcraft’s Burning Crusade emulator shut down by Blizzard cease-and-desist

Well, what did you think was going to happen? As they have no legal legs on which to stand, MMORPG emulator projects operate on the...
Stepping back across time.

How I got married through World of Warcraft

I've mentioned a lot of times, in passing, how my wife and I connected in part through World of Warcraft. But I've never...
Memento mori.

Datamining generates World of Warcraft expansion rumors

Players have datamined a bit out of World of Warcraft's most recent test realm patch that hints at the destination of the next expansion,...
Remember.

New World of Warcraft emulator project takes players back to The Burning Crusade era

The muddy waters of emulators and the contentious conversation around World of Warcraft legacy servers is getting a whole lot more crazy this summer,...

Massively Overthinking: Disentangling MMO classes and races

Last week, a guildie of mine mentioned that he'd been interested in Crowfall until he realized he couldn't be a gerbil (Guineacean) of...

Jukebox Heroes: Your favorite MMO themes, #24-19

What are the best and most popular MMO theme songs of all time? A couple of weeks ago I posed this question to the...
There's a lot of death here.

WoW Factor: Looking forward to World of Warcraft 7.2

It's been a little while, friends, but that happens. Last time I was making bets about what we'd see for World of...
WHY IS STUFF SO HARD?!

Perfect Ten: The worst patch naming in MMORPGs

Patches should, in all honesty, be the easiest thing in the world for online games to handle. You have a word that means patch,...

Nostalrius releases WoW emu source code to community, Elysium plans Nostalrius shards

Back before BlizzCon, the admins of the now-sunsetted illegal World of Warcraft emulator Nostalrius issued a vague threat. "If Blizzard doesn’t...

World of Warcraft is revamping its Blade’s Edge Arena PvP map

Blizzard is wrapping up a gift for its World of Warcraft PvP community: a revamped arena map that's ready to be sullied...

MMO publisher gPotato suffered a major account data breach in 2007

Think back to 2007: Statistically, you were probably playing World of Warcraft's The Burning Crusade, or maybe even Lord of the Rings, Vanguard, or...

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