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 MMO will change its business model dramatically in 2020?

It used to be our tradition around the end of the year to speculate on which MMORPG that hadn't yet gone free-to-play would be...
Here we come again.

WoW Factor: A history of itemization in World of Warcraft

Huh. You know, I really thought I'd written about the whole Corruption system in World of Warcraft's upcoming 8.3 before now in a format...

WoW’s alpaca adoption promo, Hearthstone’s Winter Veil, and Heroes of the Storm’s Deathwing update

Diablo IV isn't the only thing getting big news from Blizzard this week - the studio's busy in most of its other big...

The MOP Up: Settlers of Catan goes alternate reality

If you are anything like my family and friends, then you probably have a copy or three of Settlers of Catan in play on...
I want a milky way.

WoW Factor: A brief history of allied races (and when a grind is not a grind)

All right, calm down, this is not actually going to be done in the same format as a brief history of flight, if...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the MMO genre

Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.
Full of sound and fury. Sadly.

Global Chat: Remembering the MMO fallen

A discussion chain has been rippling across the MMO blogosphere as of late, with writers reminiscing about online games that have lived and died...

Massively OP’s guide to MMO Thanksgiving 2019

Pass the cranberry sauce, we're having mashed potatoes! Oh the turkey looks great! Thank you for loving me, thank you for being there, thank you...

One Shots: If it doesn’t have a tail, it’s not a monkey

No lie, when I had pulled up this screenshot from reader Vincent, I happened to be listening to "Big Ape City" from Donkey...

Blizzard’s Joe Magdalena recounts a World of Warcraft bear that could kill players with a look

In most MMOs, bears are low-level foes that are part of some early stage kill 10 quest or perhaps used to harvest lower level...

Book of Travels talks roleplaying, meaning, and being an ‘oasis’ in a world of frenetic Steam games

A glossy spread in Killscreen may not be what anyone was expecting out of Might and Delight, the Swedish studio whose adorable little...
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...
we's friemds

Legendary weapons and armor are available for transmog in World of Warcraft’s latest test patch build

Prepare to see a lot of pairs of Thunderfury in World of Warcraft. Seriously, a lot. You might argue that it's rare enough to see one,...

WoW Classic prepares for old-school battlegrounds next month

When it comes to PvP in WoW Classic, the honor system and battlegrounds are meant to go hand-in-hand. But while the honor...

Remembering the life and work of legendary MMO designer Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid

When the news hit last night, it brought everything to a screeching halt in the Massively OP office: At the age of 51,
Blorf

The Covenant abilities for Death Knights in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands have been revealed

When World of Warcraft: Shadowlands arrives, every individual class will be choosing between four different class-specific abilities via the Covenants. Of course, enterprising fans...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 247: Shopping for MMO guilds

Justin and Bree discuss Dark Age of Camelot, Path of Exile, DDO, WoW Classic, FFXIV on Xbox One, and Anthem, with a sponsored segment on Kingdom Under Fire 2, and mailbag topics on the feel of old MMOs and shopping for guilds.

Leaderboard: Are you still playing WoW Classic?

On today's MassivelyOP podcast, Justin and I briefly discuss WoW Classic and how quiet the buzz around it's gotten lately. It actually irks me...
Return from nothing.

World of Warcraft adds in catch-up gear tokens in the latest 8.3 test server patch build

So now you're level 120 in World of Warcraft and you want to start doing stuff. If you want to start doing stuff on...

Global Chat: EverQuest II’s 15 years of being in WoW’s shadow

For just a few short weeks of its now 15-year lifespan, EverQuest II existed apart from a launched World of Warcraft. Then late November...

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