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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WoW Factor: The five paths forward for WoW Classic

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Throughout its lifespan, WoW Classic has had an interesting relationship with the future. Not just because it is and always was an explicitly back-looking piece...
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First Impressions of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, part one: Story and leveling

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In a lot of ways, the problem with talking about World of Warcraft is the same problem when you try to talk about The...

The Soapbox: How Pathfinder killed World of Warcraft for me

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches today. I will not be playing. Once upon a time, a new WoW expansion would be a major event...
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WoW Factor: A wild theory for World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands

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I don't have quite as much as I would have expected to say about Shadowlands so close to its launch. Part of that is, of...
Oh boy, not ready.

WoW Factor: Does Blizzard even know what it wants World of Warcraft to be now?

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Let's start by pre-empting someone who feels very clever. Yes, I hear you muttering "profitable" as an answer. That isn't accurate; that's answering what...

Why I Play: Exploring World of Warcraft as a free-to-play game

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A few weeks back, the Massively OP staff discussed, among other things, whether World of Warcraft's leveling revamp coupled with its continued endless free...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Ego, philosophy, and learning the right lessons in MMOs

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Picture the scene, if you will. The year is 2006, and I am working in a library with a number of people whom I...
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WoW Factor: Shadowlands has a release date… again

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I really thought I had written a column when World of Warcraft properly announced the launch date for Shadowlands. Alas, I apparently did not. But I...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft leveling experiences ranked, part two

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And we're back! Last time, we went through the four lower expansions in terms of ranking World of Warcraft's leveling experiences. This time, we're...
Today, in Bad Forward Planning Theater.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft leveling experiences ranked, part one

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Now that the pre-patch is here, you can level through any World of Warcraft expansion you'd like in the order your heart desires! But that,...
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pre-patch check-in: Hotfixes, customization insight, and quest skips

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Now that the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pre-patch is live, you might want to start your leveling experience in Warlords of Draenor but not want to...

Not So Massively: Reflections on Blizzard, one year after the Hong Kong fiasco

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Almost exactly a year ago, I declared that the Blizzard I loved is dead, in reaction to the Blitzchung/Hearthstone/Hong Kong fiasco. Twelve months later, that...
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WoW Factor: Shadowlands’ delay is a genuinely good thing – for everyone

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Well, this was a big old shocker for a Thursday night that's going to screw with a bunch of data! Also, it's a majorly...
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World of Warcraft is wiping Shadowlands characters and pulls back its release candidate of the pre-patch

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Well, this is slightly less than heartening for World of Warcraft players. There's less than a month until the stated launch date for Shadowlands, but...
All over again.

WoW Factor: The stuff I’m genuinely excited for in World of Warcraft Shadowlands

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For the first time in the past three expansions, I am not in the beta for World of Warcraft's next expansion. This is fine. It's...

Yikes… WoW’s Khadgar server accidentally sent characters back to Mists of Pandaria levels

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Time travel isn't unknown in World of Warcraft, but usually when players experience it there, it's a thrilling adventure to other eras. However, some...
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WoW Factor: No, Shadowlands is probably not going to be terrible

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I've noted many times at this point that World of Warcraft does not seem to have done a great job with Shadowlands, at least from what we've...

Perfect Ten: 10 amazing hidden quests in World of Warcraft

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Finding quests in World of Warcraft is not exactly what you would call "difficult," as the game famously stuck giant floating exclamation marks over...
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WoW Factor: Covenants have become a Shadowlands prison of Blizzard’s own making

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If there was any remaining question about what stage of the expansion development we were at with World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, this week marked the...
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WoW Factor: World of Warcraft has no good excuses for not having housing

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We are past 15 years on now, and World of Warcraft still lacks housing. This is, frankly, really dumb. And it comes up a...

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