World of Warcraft
Warcraft series, a series of video games that began in 1994

It just keeps happening.

WoW Factor: Examining the muted reaction to World of Warcraft’s Eternity’s End

If this is what Blizzard listening looks like, folks, now is the time to be concerned for the future of World of Warcraft. All right, that's...

Hearthstone unveils Fractured in Alterac Valley expansion

I've heard the sentiment that Hearthstone these days seems to exude Warcraft better than the scatterbrained World of Warcraft, and I can kind of...

Amid fresh Activision-Blizzard scandal, WoW Classic launches its Season of Mastery

Are you ready to ding like you've never dinged before? WoW Classic hopes so, as the legacy version of the MMO took a temporary break...
Seamless. Very convincing.

World of Warcraft hints at potentially tying Azeroth back into the story of Shadowlands

So time for a storyline recap for people who are not necessarily up on their World of Warcraft lore. Azeroth is the name of the...
Sunset on original ideas.

World of Warcraft: Classic outlines the full set of changes for Season of Mastery

It's time for an entire season proving that you're the real master of WoW Classic. Wait, we misspoke; tomorrow is when this particular event server ruleset goes...
I want a Milky Way.

World of Warcraft will allow flying in Zereth Mortis as players debate anniversary event drop rates

The real question of World of Warcraft tends to be whether or not you can fly in a given zone, with players often frustrated by...
Barf barf barf.

The Daily Grind: Are you bothered by boosting in MMOs?

A few weeks ago, the World of Warcraft playerbase was grumbly over a tweet from the new Blizzard co-president that encouraged boosting, which is...
Bored now.

World of Warcraft prepares to kick off its anniversary celebrations on November 15

It's almost time to celebrate 17 years since World of Warcraft initially launched, so hopefully you're feeling in a celebratory mood at the moment. Or...
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW Factor: WoW Classic’s Season of Mastery is starting to gall me

So here's a column that might be a bit more woolly than recent installments of this particular column. One of the thing that I've...

World of Warcraft has unveiled its 9.2 update: It’s called Eternity’s End

Blizzard abruptly announced yesterday that it would be unveiling the next content update for World of Warcraft Retail's Shadowlands expansion arc today at 1...
Over and over.

Season of Mastery in World of Warcraft: Classic will not have spell batching or same-faction battlegrounds

When WoW Classic first launched, it included spell batching. Not the same way that the original game had it, of course; no, this was a...
Oh look,

World of Warcraft will be revealing the next Shadowlands content update tomorrow

Playing World of Warcraft at the moment has involved a whole lot of staring at the sky and waiting for rain, metaphorically speaking. So it's...
Faces and offs.

World of Warcraft: Classic is planning to allow free character transfers off low-population servers

The direction of free server transfers can tell you a lot about what's coming next for a game's servers. If WoW Classic were offering players...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 346: Endwalker, ArcheAge, Lost Ark, and New World

Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV's Endwalker delay, WoW's financials and player council, ArcheAge's new publisher, Gamigo's new MMORPG, Lost Ark's beta, New World's state, DDO update 51, Elder Scrolls Online's Deadlands, Harry Potter Wizard Unite's sunset, and Crowfall's freemium update, with adventures in LOTRO, Fallen Earth, City of Heroes, and Star Wars Galaxies, plus a mailbag topic on worry about the future of the genre.

WoW Classic defends Season of Mastery choices, preps name reservations

As the beta for WoW Classic's fresh start "Season of Mastery" servers has come to a close, players looking to go through the classic...

The Daily Grind: Would WoW be better off with a full reboot?

A couple of months ago, Justin and I were joking on the podcast about how what World of Warcraft really needed wasn't WoW Classic...

WoW Factor: The player council is not the solution to World of Warcraft’s ills

So World of Warcraft is going to establish a player council to offer feedback to the developers. What a terrible idea with already poor implementation...

The Daily Grind: Do you support MMOs that you don’t like or play?

Last month when Book of Travels launched, I caught a comment from a MOP reader, Kothoses, who said something that really grabbed me. He...
Do you really want to hurt me?

WoW Factor: Blizzard’s investment call was all bad news for World of Warcraft

Tuesday's investor call for Activision-Blizzard was not what I would generally call good news for the company across the board, but the reality is...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2021: Blizzard MAUs hold steady at 26M as Diablo II Resurrected drives revenues

Welcome back to our quarterly coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials, the release day of which has become one of the schadenfreude highlights of each...