world of warcraft

Official Site: World of Warcraft
Studio: Blizzard Entertainment
Launch Date: November 23, 2014
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Subscription (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

The Daily Grind: What part of your MMO’s endgame do you participate in?

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In the comments of our recent piece on the Guild Wars 2 legendary armory, several of our regular readers got into a discussion on...

Former ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strain calls for game dev unionization

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Jeff Strain, a former employee of Blizzard, former co-founder of ArenaNet, and current founder of Undead Labs, is joining the cavalcade of voices condemning...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 features that would make LOTRO even more fun

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For me, it's been a great month of easing back into Lord of the Rings Online after taking a sabbatical from Middle-earth. With the...
We represent the short-term planning guild!

An Activision-Blizzard worker was arrested for bathroom peeping in 2018

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We're on day 10 of the Activision-Blizzard scandal - 10 days since we first learned California had filed a massive sexual discrimination and sexual...

Massively Overthinking: Has Blizzard’s sexism lawsuit changed your gaming plans?

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Following last week's disturbing revelation that Blizzard has been covering up more than a decade of abuse and that the state of California is...

Massively on the Go: The Witcher Monster Slayer shows why Pokemon Go is still the best

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Nearly a year ago, Niantic employees did a GDC presentation on Augmented Reality design practices, though it seemed a bit more like best practices...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Why does this latest Blizzard scandal feel so different?

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I think anyone who has been a fan of World of Warcraft over the past two decades has been trying to parse out some...

Guild Wars 2’s Flashpoint is free as players welcome WoW refugees and debate End of Dragons

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If you need a lil break from the latest Blizzard fiasco, Guild Wars 2 is one of the MMOs that stands ready to welcome...

Activision-Blizzard walkout organizers respond to Kotick, Kotaku exposes ‘Cosby suite’ attendees

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In response to Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's letter to staff last night, organizers of today's walkout have issued a response arguing that his letter...

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick: ‘The leadership team has heard you loud and clear’

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As ATVI stock dips and Blizzard employees plan a walkout tomorrow, Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has finally publicly addressed the company's workers in regard...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 332: Does every voice really matter at Blizzard?

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Justin and Bree discuss the Blizzard sexism lawsuit, with brief stops in New World, Lineage II, and Ship of Heroes.

Casually Classic: Making the call to quit WoW or not

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A week ago I didn't think I'd be sitting here and writing this, but I'm done with WoW Classic -- and with this column. As...

The Daily Grind: Do you reroll old familiar classes on MMO progression servers?

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When Aion Classic opened its doors last month, I saw an intriguing thread on the game's subreddit about what class they were going to...
You think you're so smart.

Blizzard’s sexism scandal continues, 2500 devs sign letter condemning Acti-Blizz response

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It's now been a week since California filed a brutal discrimination and harassment lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard following a two-year investigation. Last week and over...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...

J Allen Brack addresses Blizzard staff over sexism scandal, Activision doubles down on deflection

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Faced with a massive sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit, Blizzard addressed the studio workers in a memo leaked last night. President J. Allen Brack doesn't admit fault or comment on the specifics of the case, but he vows no retaliation for victims, namedrops Gloria Steinem, and blasts "bro culture."

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best weapon animations?

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I remember back when World of Warcraft was just plain vanilla and there was plenty of time to observe things during the countless fights....

‘We do not serve Activision Blizzard’: Furious WoW players stage protest against Blizzard

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Following yesterday's revelation that the state of California is suing Activision-Blizzard in a 29-page complaint that alleges a serious pattern of sexual harassment and...

GDC 2021: How smarter AI could build characters and decks to help new MMO players

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There's a bit of a theme at GDC 2021 concerning online card games, especially TCGs, and smart tech/deep learning AI. At a panel this...
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Players sound the alarm over faction balance in World of Warcraft: Classic

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Well, World of Warcraft might be struggling right now, but at least everything's going peachy over on WoW Classic, right? Not so much, really....

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