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

Choose My Adventure: Comparing the cash shops of Black Desert Mobile and Villagers & Heroes

I had originally intended this piece to focus on playtime in Villagers & Heroes, but I didn't get in enough to do it...
Same old story.

World of Warcraft brings back the Lunar Festival for another year

When a World of Warcraft holiday rolls around, it's usually the little things that get expanded or changed rather than big ones. Case in...

MMO Business Roundup: Tencent, Ubisoft, Rockstar, energy, Creativerse, and Cold Iron Studios

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Tencent: Just before Funcom and Tencent announced the Chinese gaming giant was angling...
how did this happen, jazz hands

WoW Factor: Oh no, Visions of N’zoth is real bad

Based on a wholly informal poll based on what's going around the community right now, I've compiled most of the agreed-upon positives for the...

WoW Classic’s Alterac Valley is getting camping, premade, and honor changes

Ah, Alterac Valley. You were so much fun in World of Warcraft back in the day! And yet it seemed as if Blizzard...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...
Cuddly.

World of Warcraft took a tumble in SuperData’s December 2019 revenue rankings

SuperData's December 2019 report on the global games industry's monthly revenue is up, and it's a head-scratcher indeed. On the PC side, there hasn't...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...
Going nowhere, going nowhere

Catch up on World of Warcraft’s overall story arc in just one and a half minutes

Yes, you read that title right: This one and a half minute video will get you fully up to speed on World of...
Just marking time after all.

World of Warcraft kicks off the last season of Battle for Azeroth item level increases

We're all still up to date on the fact that World of Warcraft's Visions of N'zoth patch is a bit of a mess, right?...

Nexon exec Jon Jelinek reminisces about WildStar and World of Warcraft

Previous web designer on World of Warcraft and executive producer on WildStar (and now Nexon OC general manager) Jon Jelinek recently sat...

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

One Shots: Abusing emote spam

Emotes: They're a privilege, not a right. Well, they actually come pretty standard in most online games, so I guess they're more or less...
Multi-digit division.

Global Chat: Why player representation in games matters

The recent flap over Escape from Tarkov's public pronouncement of "no icky girls" (my paraphrase) as playable characters in its game elicited...
We're fine.

World of Warcraft’s Visions of N’Zoth is kind of a ‘horrific’ mess – where’s the old ‘Blizzard Polish’?

One popular World of Warcraft YouTuber is calling this past week's Visions of N'Zoth Blizzard's "buggiest patch ever" as a result...

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...
Do this differently.

WoW Factor: There is (not) much to do in World of Warcraft

Here's a fun question for you: How do you count discrete activities in World of Warcraft? It's a more complex concept than you...
The only reason John Williams isn't rolling over in his grave is because he's still very much alive.

World of Warcraft bundles its new Year of the Rat mount, Squeakers, in with a six-month subscription

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an effort to distract you from what will no doubt be at...

Hearthstone previews Galakrond’s Awakening adventures, Overwatch brings on the Year of the Rat event

It's time for Blizzard game news that doesn't involve WoW! No, I'm not writing about anything new from Diablo III. That'd just be silly....

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