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: Are MMOs too optimistic?

I don't mean optimistic in terms of their existential nature, as to whether they have a future, that sort of thing. I mean in...

Blizzard is apparently taking measures to foster diversity and inclusion at BlizzCon 2018

Diversity and inclusion have been hot topics in the gaming industry for some time now, and it's one that Blizzard plans to put...

Leaderboard: Are you buying a BlizzCon virtual ticket this year, and is WoW Classic the reason?

Oof, some people really, really do not like jokes about BlizzCon, as I found out Sunday when my throwaway headline about paying Blizzard...

World of Warcraft outlines big azerite armor improvements

It's the given truth that just about nobody -- including World of Warcraft's development team -- is happy with the state of
Oh gosh why.

Mike Morhaime steps down as Blizzard president; J Allen Brack takes over

Looks like there's a changing of the guard over at Activision Blizzard: The company just announced that World of Warcraft Executive Producer...

BlizzCon 2018: Blizzard reveals key panels for Diablo, WoW Classic

We're just a month away from BlizzCon now, and as it's the biggest last gaming con of the year that we focus on,...

Massively OP Podcast episode 189: Time traveling to 2004

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Maplestory 2, Age of Conan, Fallout 76, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Galaxies, and Trove, with mailbag questions on SWTOR, starting as a true newbie in WoW, and power imbalances in MMOs.
Goes boom and stuff.

The Daily Grind: What MMO still needs legacy servers?

2018 has seemed like the year of the legacy/vanilla MMO server, thanks to not just World of Warcraft but RIFT and

The Daily Grind: What abandoned content in your favortite MMO do you want to see return?

I miss Guild Wars 2's dungeons. I was trawling Reddit the other day when I saw someone raise a half-hearted complaint about the fact...
Welcome to Sucksville, population 25,000.

Mark Kern’s crowdfunded MMO shooter Em-8ER has ‘nearly’ finished its demo characters

It's been a while since we checked in on Em-8ER, Mark Kern's frustratingly named "massive planetary wargame," so we're rectifying that today. MMO players...
Get thee hence.

Vague Patch Notes: World of Warcraft, math, and making choices ‘interesting’ in MMOs

So if you somehow managed to miss it, let me recap: World of Warcraft's community manager Lore recently gave some feedback on the many...
We don't understand much.

World of Warcraft hotfixes out AFK Warfront players and dismisses Azerite armor complaints

Don't you hate when people show up for content in World of Warcraft but then promptly pop AFK and expect everyone else to...
The oldest conceivable school.

The Daily Grind: Are you excited with the World of Warcraft Classic playable demo announcement?

There's a lot of interesting stuff to unpack about the World of Warcraft Classic announcement from yesterday. It's been a project that...

WoW Classic will be playable at BlizzCon – and also with a virtual ticket

Hey remember how on yesterday's podcast we were speculating on what big news World of Warcraft might have for BlizzCon, now that...
We're not counting your game dying as death here.

Perfect Ten: The big book of MMORPG death mechanics

Video games will kill your characters. It's inevitable. I still faintly remember my younger brother's first video game death, when he ran full-tilt into...
I guess it's like a win when the community is better than the developers.

World of Warcraft unlocks a new Raid Finder wing, the community rallies for a book and a mod creator

The second Raid Finder wing of Uldir is open now for players who have no interest in assembling a standard raid group in...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 188: Classic-flavored Lineage II

Tina, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Red Dead Online, Lineage II Classic, Secret World Legends, Bless Online, World of Warcraft, and LOTRO, with a mailbag discussion on feeling unwelcome in MMORPGs and a rundown on site bugs we've smooshed.
Get thee hence.

World of Warcraft made more money than League of Legends last month, SuperData reports

"League of Legends heads towards its worst performing year since 2014." So begins SuperData's August 2018 global revenue report today for the...

World of Warcraft CM Lore clarifies Blizzard’s planned threat changes

Some World of Warcraft tanks were somewhat alarmed to discover that some taunt ability tooltips had changed on the PTR to remove mention...

The Daily Grind: What if World of Warcraft had never happened?

Yesterday, in the comments of our Daily Grind about nice things we can say about games we don't like, MOP commenter Squid posted...