warlords of draenor

Official Site: Warlords of Draenor
Relevance: The fifth World of Warcraft expansion.
Launch Date: November 13, 2014

See: World of Warcraft

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First impressions of World of Warcraft Dragonflight, part one: Direction and narrative

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While it's not really what will serve as a foundational component of my evaluation of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight as a whole, I think...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: What works and what doesn’t about Dragonflight’s Primalists (so far)

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The whole plot with the Primalists in World of Warcraft could turn out to be a very interesting overall course... or it could turn...
Meh.

WoW Factor: First impressions of the Dracthyr Evoker

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With the second part of the Dragonflight pre-patch live, I have now been granted an ability I did not particularly want in World of...

Massively Overthinking: Changing ‘mains’ in MMOs

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When I first started MMOs, the idea of mains and alts was bizarre to me. Why would I spend time on a second character...
Curb Your Enthusiasm theme plays

WoW Factor: So Blizzard just lost China

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Sometimes it's not fun to work in this particular industry. Not in the sense that it's horrible, but in the sense that you've written...
Looking closer.

Wow Factor: Welcome the desert of the real Blizzard

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This entire column came about because our team was discussing World of Warcraft at work and I observed something kind of odd: The Dracthyr...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: Breaking down the ‘third era’ of World of Warcraft development

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We are, at the time of this writing, less than a week out from the second part of the Dragonflight pre-patch for World of...
Slightly disappointing context.

WoW Factor: The Dragonflight pre-patch talent trees fix a lot of problems in WoW

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If you don't want to read an entire column in which I talk about the new talent trees in World of Warcraft... good gosh,...
Chancu

WoW Factor: Thoughts on the two-pronged pre-patch rollout for Dragonflight

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So we now know exactly how World of Warcraft is going to handle the Dragonflight pre-patch. We'll be getting the initial launch of systems...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: Was the faction split ever good for World of Warcraft?

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Before I had played World of Warcraft and back in the time when I allowed myself to speculate more freely on what games would...
Chancu

WoW Factor: Is Dragonflight the last chance for World of Warcraft?

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Human beings love narratives. We love stories too, but narratives are like the arch version of that. You don't need an elaborate story about...
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WoW Factor: Updating our World of Warcraft expansion data set with the Dragonflight release date

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Aw yeah, who likes math? I like math. I really like math, and you all know it, and you have to consistently sit there...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: Just be honest about what WoW Classic is now

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So here's something funny to consider: No matter what happens, Blizzard has collectively backed itself into a corner with World of Warcraft expansions over...
Opposition.

WoW Factor: How much does World of Warcraft matter to Blizzard?

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My initial plan this week was to write about whether or not World of Warcraft was successfully creating an echo chamber in which everyone...
True strength is inside. But leveling should really help.

WoW Factor: What makes World of Warcraft in particular appealing?

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I've been covering MMOs professionally for about 13 years now. That's a long while. And it's kind of strange to me that I've been...
Rewind!

WoW Factor: When your MMO design is hooked on a feeling

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To start this off, I want you to summon up a feeling. I want you think back to the first time you can remember...
No, you don't get it, she has no eyes.

WoW Factor: Why trying to draw back former MMO raiders doesn’t work

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World of Warcraft has gone harder on its raiding focus in recent years in a lot of ways, starting with Warlords of Draenor and...
Surprised? Really?

WoW Factor: Optimal choices in MMO talent trees don’t justify removing them

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So there's this funny persistent thing that goes around when it comes to talent trees in World of Warcraft. A certain coalition of players...
Whoops.

WoW Factor: The problem with borrowed power was never new systems

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There's a bit of cognitive disconnect that I notice is still tripping up some particular fans of World of Warcraft even at this point....
Everybody dies.

WoW Factor: Dragonflight, Wrath Classic, and trying to stop the bleeding

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So if you somehow missed it, Activision-Blizzard posted its most recent earnings report this week. It was not good for the company as a...

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