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Nexon exec Jon Jelinek reminisces about WildStar and World of Warcraft

Previous web designer on World of Warcraft and executive producer on WildStar (and now Nexon OC general manager) Jon Jelinek recently sat...

YouTuber examines why vanilla World of Warcraft dungeons were so long

For the old and grizzled World of Warcraft vets, dungeon delves were a longer process than they are nowadays. Why was that, exactly?...
We all become done.

WoW Factor: Where WoW Vanilla’s and WoW Classic’s communities diverge

I want to talk about the community in WoW Classic because I think it's interesting and it's been on my mind ever since the

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO emulator or rogue server in 2019?

So 2019 turned out to be a pretty damn interesting year for fans of old MMORPGs. Not only did WoW Classic launch and...
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...

Wurm Online teases new content and Steam as devs scale back content support for Wurm Unlimited

Wurm Online dished out a new patch to players this past week, with changes for the Jackal server, updates crafter signatures, new...
Bored now.

WoW Classic activates PvP honor and world bosses

You better savor these content updates, WoW Classic players, because there are only a finite number of them left. Out of all of...

Hyperspace Beacon: How SWTOR added two Onslaught stories (but wrote only one)

Star Wars: The Old Republic prides itself on being a game with choices that matter. Fundamentally, one of...
among the fields of barley

BlizzCon 2019: Here’s how World of Warcraft is streamlining its leveling process

At BlizzCon today, the World of Warcraft team beat loud and often on the drum of choice during the Shadowlands panel, promising...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR’s Onslaught and Update 6.0

Like all other Star Wars: The Old Republic fans, I have been waiting for another expansion from

Mark Kern didn’t just quit WoW Classic: He accused his old Firefall studio of Chinese corruption

Earlier this week, we reported that former World of Warcraft Team Lead Mark Kern had very publicly posted that he was quitting WoW...

Global Chat: One MMO gamer is trying to finish Fallen Earth before it’s gone

When you know that your beloved MMORPG is about to be shut down, what do you do? If you're the blog 24 Hours...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO roleplay servers

An MOP reader named Thierry recently pointed us to a brewing storm in the World of Warcraft Classic community: In a nutshell, the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Minas Morgul is off to a better start than Mordor

While we have known for a long while that this was coming, the official announcement of Lord of the Rings Online's 2019 expansion...
how did this happen, jazz hands

WoW Factor: No, Battle for Azeroth’s story hasn’t paid off by the end of the war campaign

You know, I honestly had expected to do something else for WoW Factor this week, and then I was reminded that the war campaign...

The Daily Grind: How would you make a special MMO ruleset server?

Lately there's been some friction over in Lord of the Rings Online due to what players see as mishandling and miscommunication over...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 238: Ten years of free-to-play

Justin and Bree discuss DDO, Bless, Book of Travels, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, WoW Classic & Retail, Guild Wars 2, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on static endgames and genre labels.

Blizzard’s Pat Nagle on the first quests he designed for World of Warcraft

The fjord pining that is WoW Classic certainly drums up lots of nostalgia for folks, whether they're players of the game itself or...
SHOUT!

World of Warcraft: Classic is nerfing threat generation on Demoralizing Shout

Demoralizing Shout has numerous effects in WoW Classic; it reduces the attack power of nearby enemies, gives you a nice shouting animation, and...
The vista

World of Warcraft’s private servers are emptying in the wake of WoW Classic, but they aren’t empty yet

So, who figured that the people playing World of Warcraft emulators would all jump ship in order to play on the official version of 

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