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


World of Warcraft arrives on GeForce NOW’s cloud service, as Blizzard confirms support on the forums

Do you like yourself some cloud gaming? If so, there's a good chance you've investigated or used GeForce NOW's cloud platform, where a single...
Because you've got nowhere to go.

The Daily Grind: Ships, mounts, or vehicles – do you have a preferred mount type in MMOs?

MOP's own Chris inspired today's Daily Grind as last week he was drooling all over the newly revealed Elite Dangerous spaceship. "Seeing this new...
I'm cranky. This is a cranky day.

Betawatch: Tencent’s Tarisland eyes its June release

Have you come for adventures in yonder land of Taris? Wait, I haven't actually been involved in the various tests; does Tarisland actually feature...

Vague Patch Notes: Why do so many MMOs fail?

We talk a lot about MMOs that fail here on Massively Overpowered. I wrote a whole column about how our standards of success are...

Massively Overthinking: Is tab targeting a problem in MMORPGs?

This past weekend, MMO designer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street lobbed another bomb rather cavalierly into the MMORPG discourse, this one about tab targeting. And maybe...

World of Warcraft starts The War Within beta next week while softening power scaling in Mists Remix

Starting on June 5th, World of Warcraft players who pre-ordered the most expensive version of The War Within and a select number of people...

Casually Classic: Three questions I have for WoW Classic’s probable Pandaria

Oh hey, Cataclysm Classic is here. You can absolutely sense the palpable excitement and community buzz over it, much the same way you can...

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of MMO guides you find in the wild

Look, folks. I'm a simple man, but I figure out how to handle my own things. I put my pants on one leg at...

Blizzard says adding raid finder to WoW Cataclysm Classic is a matter of player feedback

LFR. Three little letters that can apparently spell intense psychic damage to a certain class of player in World of Warcraft Classic. With the...

Global Chat: V Rising isn’t the Diablo clone you might expect

In An Age tucked into the bloody meal that is V Rising following the vampiric survival game's launch and found it a mixed bag...

WoW Classic’s Taiwan team stages a fake Cataclysm festival with a doofy dragon

World of Warcraft's Cataclysm Classic expansion went live this past week, and Blizzard is doing some really odd things to keep this decade-old expansion...

The Game Archaeologist: Runes of Magic, an MMO that made millions disappear

In more ways than one, the year 2004 was a pivotal one for the MMORPG community. Even as games like City of Heroes, EverQuest...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Story Difficulty is a bad idea and a good idea all rolled into one

Back during Wrath of the Lich King, I remember people asking for a story difficulty for raids in World of Warcraft because if the...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 favorite MMOs across two decades

Normally in these Perfect Ten lists, I'm very outward-facing. I like to create lists that are as helpful or amusing as possible for others...

Vague Patch Notes: Why I am no longer anticipating Blue Protocol

Last year, I was pretty jazzed about Blue Protocol. I've actually been pretty jazzed about it for a while, but last year it looked...

World of Warcraft will finally implement story mode raids starting with The War Within

It's taken a mighty long time to get here and years upon years of players begging for it, but come this fall, World of...
Grats, I guess.

The Daily Grind: Is there a popular MMORPG you’ve still never played?

I've been playing MMORPGs so long that it's a rare title that I've never tried at all. There are tons of MMOs I've at...

Overwatch 2 is once again crowdfunding its OWCS esports prize pool with a skin bundle

Blizzard appears to be making another attempt at crowdfunding an esports competition as it's selling a skin bundle to Overwatch 2 players in order...

Second Wind: The problem with World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight’s class design

It's time for part two of this four part Second Wind series on revisiting World of Warcraft after many years away. In the first...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 470: Pandaria re-re-remix!

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Pandaria Remix, Diablo IV Loot Reborn, Wayfinder Echoes, Nightingale, Wagadu Chronicles' sunset, and MMO studio Q1 financials from around the industry, with adventures in LOTRO, SWTOR, and Farm Together 2, plus a mailbag topic on MMO intro music.