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

Blizzard ordered to pay costs in stymied lawsuit against gold seller

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It's not always a foregone conclusion that Blizzard will emerge triumphant from its many court cases. Recently, it chalked one up in the "loss"...

Week in Review: NCsoft’s wild week (May 17, 2015)

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Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in Review! NCsoft...

World of Warcraft dev attributes subscriber drop to ‘cyclical’ play patterns

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Losing three million subscribers? That might be a big thing to some people, but for World of Warcraft Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas, it...
lol

WoW Factor: A three million loss lesson

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It's been a little while, hasn't it, friends? In the time since I last penned WoW Factor (which missed an installment purely due to...

World of Warcraft goes on the offensive against bots

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World of Warcraft botters, beware: Blizzard is coming after you hard. The studio said yesterday that it has leveled the banhammer against several accounts...

Heroes of the Storm devs talk Kael’Thas and character design

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Wondering how Blizzard's developers choose from the studio's incredible roster of characters and then crafted those selections into Heroes of the Storm's champions? Then...

Ask Mo: The trouble with roleplaying in MMORPGs

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Long ago on Massively-that-was, a reader named Avaera sent in a long list of fabulous questions worth addressing. I'm tackling another in today's edition...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 13

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW's sub decline, EQ Next, GW2's Dragonhunter, EQ progression servers, SWTOR harassment, and adventures in Marvel Heroes, Secret World, and Guild Wars, plus mailbag questions on SWG's PvP and pay-to-win.

Elder Scrolls Online loses two key devs, WoW picks up Moorgard from EQ Next

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The MMO industry is a vibrant market that's always shifting as developers move between projects. So who has gone where lately? For starters, former EverQuest...
Oh, yeah, we sort of see it now.

Did you know Diablo III was once planned as an MMO?

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It's indisputable that World of Warcraft took a lot of nods from online Diablo II when it first launched. Sometimes, it almost seems as...
Barf barf barf.

An all-Death Knight party downs the current apex of World of Warcraft raiding

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So, what's the best group composition for endgame raiding in World of Warcraft? It looks like it's Death Knights. Just a bunch of Blood-spec...

Week in Review: WoW slips to 7.1M subs [May 10, 2015]

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Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in Review! World...

MMO Mechanics: Three favourite action combat systems

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Virtually every MMO contains dangerous places that are filled with other players or NPCs that will attack characters on site, and many also feature...

The Daily Grind: Does WoW’s dramatic sub dip worry you?

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So World of Warcraft lost three million subs in the wake of Warlords of Draenor, bringing it back down to right about where it...

Massively Overthinking: The return of ‘consequences’ to MMOs

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes to us from Kickstarter donor Antonia "Toni" Phillips aka ToniLyran, who's hit on a sore point with our writers, it...

World of Warcraft preps bonus events and adventure guide for 6.2

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What would it be like to play an MMO where every day presented a new event to enjoy? This will be the reality for...

Blizzard still succeeding despite World of Warcraft slide

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There's no doubt that Blizzard took a mighty hit this past quarter as it lost three million World of Warcraft subscribers in the post-expansion,...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

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It struck me, very recently, that a decade is a long time for MMOs. If we're going to count Ultima Online as the first proper...

Mo’s Egg Hunt: Deals for May 7, 2015

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It's time for another exciting roundup of Newegg's best deals here on Massively Overpowered. These deals are available through the links provided below. Just remember they're...
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WoW lost nearly three million subs in three months

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Stop me if you've heard this one before: Blizzard behemoth World of Warcraft loses a bunch of subscribers, the internet loses its mind, and we...

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