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

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...
Not pictured.

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....
Oh gosh why.

California sues Activision-Blizzard over discrimination and sexist, toxic work culture

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Activision-Blizzard has had an abysmal couple of years, and it's about to get much worse, as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing...

Overwatch launches 2021 Summer Games, the WoW Wrath of the Lich King pandemic boardgame is really happening

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As the first Tokyo Olympics events begin today, Overwatch has opened the gates for its own Summer Games, running this year through August 10th....

Perfect Ten: The 10 stages of returning to an old favorite MMO

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In my illustrious career of sitting on my butt and mashing the 1-4 buttons over and over, I've returned to many MMOs like an...

Casually Classic: Why it’s so good to Zangarmarsh and chill in WoW Classic

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Burning Crusade's Outland shows all the hallmarks of being a playground for developers to flex and try new things. I always was amused at...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 331: The transparency episode

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Chronicles of Elyria, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Swords of Legends Online, Elyon, Warframe, and Path of Exile, with adventures in FFXIV, WoW Classic, LOTRO, and Albion Online, plus mailbag topics on Crowfall's marketing and its roleplay problem.

Blizzard further experiments with WoW Classic’s same-faction battlegrounds

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Implementing same-faction battlegrounds for some of the wildly unbalanced WoW Classic servers seemed to us to be a no-brainer, but Blizzard isn't fully happy...

Amazon’s New World closed beta finally begins today – check out the trailer!

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Happy beta day, New World! Yes, Amazon Games' long-awaited MMORPG is finally rolling into closed beta today as the last leg of testing -...
Mean elf.

Vague Patch Notes: Hating an MMO isn’t the same as having a personality

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There was a friend I had at one point who had a particularly annoying habit. Whenever I would bring up something obnoxious that was...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Massively Overthinking: The curious cycle of MMO refunds, tutorials, and reviews

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MOP reader Steve recently posed us an intriguing question about the state of tutorials in MMOs and other games - and how those tutorials'...

Overwatch seeks an entry-level narrative designer, Hearthstone adjusts cards and fixes bugs

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We have a fresh little list of smaller news snippets from Blizzard games that aren't WoW, so once again we'll be bundling these smaller...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the noisiest fanbases

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In my particular neck of the woods, there are a lot of big fans of the Boston Red Sox. There's also something of a...
Whoops.

WoW Factor: The Blizzard ‘leak’ is probably fake, but it’s still valuable

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So right now it doesn't need to be said that stuff with World of Warcraft is kind of a mess. Shadowlands might have been...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 330: Swords of Crows Online

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Justin and Bree discuss the launches of Crowfall and Swords of Legends Online, Fallout 76, WoW's story mess, and Elite Dangerous, with adventures in Albion Online, LOTRO, SWG Legends, Crowfall, WoW Classic, and FFXIV, plus a quick mailbag topic on Albion crafting.

Casually Classic: WoW Classic’s Burning Crusade entry ditch

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With this year's Burning Crusade Classic, the dynamics of leveling in WoW Classic shifted just as they did originally. Before Burning Crusade came along...

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