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

We'll defend against whoever in the world we're at war with. Probably ourselves.

World of Warcraft 6.2 adds new dungeon difficulty, zone

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If you thought the first major patch of Warlords of Draenor seemed a bit thin on content, you'll be happier with World of Warcraft's...

BlizzCon tickets go on sale this week

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For many gamers, the hardest ticket to get this year is to November's BlizzCon 2015, as you have to be fast and a little...

MMO Mechanics: How strong communities are barriers-to-exit

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MMOs occupy a unique position in our game libraries because they include a wide range of clever mechanics that keep us logging in day...

The Game Archaeologist: Roleplaying dreams in Underlight

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After years of digging into the field of classic MMOs, I know there aren't too many undiscovered titles that haven't been brought to my attention...

The Daily Grind: What promised yet undelivered feature sticks in your craw?

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There are few things more annoying than a developer promoting an upcoming feature or change and then never delivering on it. Four expansions later,...

Massively Overthinking: The death of the MMO guild

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This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor JakeDunnegan, who is worried about the future of MMORPG guilds. When EverQuest came along, I was...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that let you turn real money into MMO money

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Two days ago, World of Warcraft launched the WoW Token service, which will kill the game forever. It thus joins the list of every...
Something to (shadow) crow about.

WoW Token prices fall on the first day of operation

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Have you been holding on to your hat during the first day of WoW Token sales? Did you think that 30,000 gold was a...

Sanctions force World of Warcraft, Diablo III ban in Crimea

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When gamers are caught in the crossfire of international politics, bad things can happen. Due to US sanctions against Russia, World of Warcraft and Diablo...

Are ‘me-too’ MOBAs a development trap?

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There's no doubt that the MOBA genre is a behemoth in the industry right now, with titles like League of Legends and DOTA 2...
No more gates.

World of Warcraft tokens go on sale April 7th

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Looking forward to paying for your World of Warcraft subscription with in-game gold? You don't have long to wait at all; the WoW Token...

World of Warcraft throws a 10-day sale that includes Warlords of Draenor

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Good Blizzard sales don't come around too often, so if you've been holding off on buying World of Warcraft or its most recent expansion,...

The Soapbox: The misguided quest for MMO stickiness

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This guest Soapbox was originally commissioned in 2015 through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by Tyler F.M. Edwards, who blogs at www.superior-realities.com....

Massively Overthinking: Crowd control in MMORPGs

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Today's Kickstarter-begotten Massively Overthinking question arrives from donor Ravenwynd, who writes, I love control type characters in mmos. City of Heroes' Mind Controller could lock down...

Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain opens for business

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Blackrock Mountain, the second solo adventure pack for Hearthstone, is now live in the game. Well, we should say that the first wing is...
AHHHH

WoW Factor: Flying ruined everything and shouldn’t be removed

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Allowing flying mounts in World of Warcraft was a terrible mistake that should never have been corrected. For those not up on their history, here's...

Massively OP’s MMO April Fools’ Day roundup

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It's April 1st, and in the MMO space that means that studios morph into merry tricksters and devious liars. But how will you keep...
And it burns, burns, burns.

Five players clear most of WoW’s current high-end raid

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How many players does it take to clear a high-end raid in World of Warcraft? If you said "20," you would be correct for...

Guild Chat: The top five ingredients in every great guild

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Welcome to Guild Chat, my comfortable little corner of Massively Overpowered in which I dissect the inner workings and tricky politics associated with MMO...
We're actual size, but it seems much bigger to see.

WoW Factor: In praise of Warlords of Draenor

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I've made no secret of the fact that I consider Warlords of Draenor to be a sub-par expansion. My opinion on that has not...

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