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’s the best way to boost MMO populations?

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An anonymous Kickstarter donor pinged us with this question for this morning's Daily Grind: With the breadth of niche MMOs available, how will companies resort...

WoW gets a 6.2 patch survival guide and feature preview

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World of Warcraft's 6.2 patch drops tomorrow. Apparently it's a big deal, because Blizzard has taken the time to put together a patch preview...
You can't really go back again.

Character name reclamation is coming to World of Warcraft

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With a decade of popularity and lots of people playing, World of Warcraft does not have a surfeit of names available for players. As...

One Shots: Primitive GPS

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There's no shame in being lost, especially if your MMO doesn't include an on-screen map. Anyone remember the olden days of using graph paper...

E3 2015: Blizzard on Heroes of the Storm’s Eternal Conflict

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While Heroes of the Storm just released, Blizzard is not resting on its laurels. The Eternal Conflict is coming, first on the public test...

The Daily Grind: What was the MMO highlight of E3?

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The last few years around convention time, I took a moment in The Daily Grind to ponder whether E3 had become irrelevant for MMO...

Massively Overthinking: The value of MMO voice chat

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This week's Massively Overthinking question was shot over to us from Kickstarter donor Celestial, and it's all about voice chat in MMOs. Do you use a...

Take a walk to the past with World of Warcraft’s Mana-Tombs

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Set your alarm for June 23rd and remember to charge up your flux capacitor, because World of Warcraft is about to take you back...

Why Guild Wars 2’s prepurchase deal has the internet raging

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On the surface, ArenaNet killed it at E3, kicking ass with a much-wanted and huge expansion for Guild Wars 2, one of the biggest MMORPGs in...
It's coincidence that the last three expansions have spoken to the exact same vanishingly small portion of the playerbase.

World of Warcraft details the end of the legendary ring questline

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The launch of World of Warcraft's next major patch brings with it the end of the quest to earn a legendary ring for your...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: MMO terms that have overstayed their welcome

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My original plan for this week - during the few moments that I was capable of coherent speech rather than just babbling about the...

Jukebox Heroes: An exclusive journey through Aion’s Upheaval soundtrack

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Aion is a game that's well-renowned for both its visual and audio beauty. Among my fellow MMO soundtrack enthusiasts, the title's many soundtracks stand out...

World of Warcraft 6.2 coming on June 23 with Hellfire Citadel raid

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World of Warcraft's Patch 6.2: Fury of Hellfire is coming on June 23rd, we found out today. When it lands, the patch will be...
Not gignatic: the remaining workforce.

E3 2015: Hands-on with Motiga’s ‘shooter MOBA’ Gigantic

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As some of you recall, Gigantic is one of those games that looks like a MOBA and smells like a MOBA but -- for a...

Blizzard highlights WoW’s Black Morass for timewalking

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World of Warcraft's 6.2 patch features a series of seven different weekend events, two of which will make timewalking dungeons available to characters at...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 18

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Justin and Bree discuss Marvel Heroes, WildStar, Elder Scrolls Online's console launch, SWTOR's new expansion, WoW's flight fiasco, Cabal II, failed Kickstarters, plus mailbag questions on gratuitous complexity and Turbine's future.

World of Warcraft acknowledges ’emotional response’ to flying controversy

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The full story on Blizzard's decision and subsequent reappraisal of grounding flying mounts in World of Warcraft is still being revealed. In a new...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

World of Warcraft demos its first timewalking dungeon, The Arcatraz

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The next patch for World of Warcraft is sending players back in time, just a little bit. With an expansion based on nostalgia, that...
Would you like to see something unsettling?

WoW Factor: What the flight changes portend for WoW’s future

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Did anyone else get flashbacks to the Xbox One launch with World of Warcraft's flying announcement? I pictured a lot of arm-folding and sulking...

The Daily Grind: Is there MMO busywork you enjoy?

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Down in the comments beneath the Marvel Heroes column we first published this week, a Massively OP reader expressed annoyance with online action RPGs and...

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